Uncut - p.1164 stars out of 5
- "[B]alanced between trad-folk and impassioned Denny originals..."
Includes liner notes by John Tobler.
Personnel: Sandy Denny (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano); Sandy Denny; Pat Donaldson (vocals, bass guitar); Linda Thompson (vocals); Sneaky Pete Kleinow (pedal steel guitar); Linda Peters (background vocals); Richard Thompson (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Dave Swarbrick (violin); John "Rabbit" Bundrick (piano, organ, keyboards); Timi Donald (drums); Linda Peter (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: David Suff.
Recording information: Basing Street, London, England (02/1974); Sound Techniques, Boston, MA (02/1974); The Manor, Oxfordshire, England (02/1974); The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA (02/1974).
Arranger: Sandy Denny.
One of singer Sandy Denny's finest post-Fairport Convention outings, 1972's SANDY finds the beloved U.K. folk singer backed by top-tier musicians, including Fairport peers Richard Thompson and Dave Swarbrick, as well as renowned pedal-steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow. "It'll Take a Long Time" opens the album in a beautifully sleepy manner, allowing Denny's emotive voice to shine, while her cover of Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" veers down a country road, with Kleinow's plaintive guitar lines setting the mood. Although Denny remains best known for her work with Fairport Convention (and, of course, her vocals on Led Zep's "The Battle of Evermore"), this disc is on par with many of her best moments with any ensemble.