Sandy Denny Rendezvous [Japan Bonus Tracks]
- Released: July 18, 2005
- Label: Universal Japan
Uncut - p.1163 stars out of 5 - "A singer and songwriter of heart-piercing genius."
- 1.Wish I Was a Fool For You
- 2.Gold Dust
- 3.Candle in the Wind
- 4.Take Me Away
- 5.One Way Donkey Ride
- 6.I'm a Dreamer
- 7.All Our Days
- 8.Silver Threads & Golden Needles
- 9.No More Sad Refrains
- 10.Still Waters Run Deep (Bonus Track)
- 11.Full Moon (Bonus Track)
- 12.I'm a Dreamer (Demo Version) (Bonus Track)
- 13.Easy to Slip Away (Bonus Track)
- 14.Moments (Bonus Track)
Remastered Japanese limited version featuring five extra songs and a miniature LP sleeve.
CD contains 5 bonus tracks.
CD comes in Jpn LP Sleeve.
This 1973 album is stylistically broad and varied. Denny's husband, Trevor Lucas, produced RENDEZVOUS and brought a wide range of musicians, backing singers, and even studios into the mix. Clearly done with an eye toward airplay in the pop marketplace, the album stands well on its own terms several decades after its release.
The album opens with Richard Thompson's "I Wish I Was a Fool For You" (Thompson also plays on the album), a song that is a natural for Denny. From there it switches easily into the brass-bolstered combo sound of "Gold Dust," which mixes fat guitar sounds with a funky organ and backup vocals. Though Denny came to be associated with folk music and the traditional music of the British Isles after earlier releases, she proves equally comfortable in this setting. Her voice convincingly fills sweeping orchestral settings and country pop with grace and passion. This is perhaps her most produced album, but the characteristic spiritual core of her singing is never obscured, and indeed well bolstered throughout.
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