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Thread #139602   Message #3345130
Posted By: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
30-Apr-12 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: Info: Sandy Denny's brother - David Denny
Subject: RE: Sandy Denny's brother - David Denny
I remember reading Heylin's book about 10 years ago. There was a lot of information and detail about her that I was unaware of when she was alive and I was listening to her but I wasn't sold on Heylin't analysis. Apart from his take on Trevor Lucas' role in her life, I felt he gave too much prominence to interviews with people who knew her without synthesising their views and what he'd known into a coherent analysis of his own.

Some of the quotes were very revealing, though - especially some of those from Pete Townsend which I was reminded of a couple of years later.

Ultimately, though, biographies are interesting but what stays with me was the effect her voice and music had on me as a teenager and a young man. One thing that strikes me about Fairport at that time was how young they all were. 'Liege and Lief', particularly, was an extraordinarily dark and sombre album to come from a group of mostly well-bred young people who were, for the most part, barely in their twenties.