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Thread #117101   Message #2523678
Posted By: Colin Randall
24-Dec-08 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: Sandy Denny/Fotheringay 2 article
Subject: RE: Sandy Denny/Fotheringay 2 article
Thanks Bonnie. I love the album for what it is, a great piece of history made better still by Jerry's obvious production skills and his access to new technology (and two fellow survivors of the band's line-up).

I found Sandy's Wild Mountain Thyme slightly jarring at first, but only because I was unfamiliar with the melodic nuances of her version. Once I became accustomed to these, I came to the view that it was - with Silver Threads - the best thing on the album.

I'd be honest and say one or two of the tracks are skippable, but perhaps that is because there is not enough to distinguish them from the other versions that have been issued over the years. But I disagree with critics of Trevor Lucas; yes, the balance of Trevor/Sandy vocals should probably not have been loaded in his favour. But he did have a terrific folk-rock voice of the time.

Thanks to a private message from Philip, I have corrected the article at Salut! Live with regard to Martin Carthy's withdrawal from the concert, and I will correct The National's online version as soon as possible.