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Thread #145045 Message #3434222
Posted By: Edthefolkie
10-Nov-12 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny
Subject: RE: The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny
Just shows how varied opinions can be. I wasn't at the concert, but I imagine the biggest problem was the artists' nerves. I thought Pat Arnold was one of the highlights. What's a couple of false starts? - Sandy was the cockup queen! "Take Me Away" was a revelation. I also thought that the backing band, mostly consisting as it did of Bellowhead and Seth Lakeman cohorts, wasn't in the least dated or cliched.
Their brief wasn't at all to stay with the old plot (whatever that is). As Jerry D said, Sandy wasn't there, so it would have been silly to do this. Open minds by performers and audience were indicated, and I think it worked pretty well.
Swarb stole the show IMHO, not for the first time (or the last I hope). Sam Carter and Swarbie's "It Suits me well" was excellent.
On balance, lots of good things, and not many clunkers. And now I must go downstairs and delve into the 19 CD set!