A Boxful of Treasures

A Boxful of Treasures

This 5CD set was compiled by David Suff and music historian Tim Chacksfield. The first four CDs trace Sandy’s career including rare and previously unreleased songs. A fifth bonus CD contains mainly demos recorded at home in Byfield for Rendezvous.

The 56 page full colour booklet has a foreword by Richard Thompson (which was the original foreward to Pamela Murray Winter’s unpublished Sandy Denny biography), a biographical essay by Jim Irvin adapted from his article in MOJO June 1998, and brief quotes including favourite tracks from many of Sandy’s friends, colleagues and admirers. The box also contains rare and previously unpublished photographs, drawings and lyrics from Sandy’s notebooks.

Artists: Sandy Denny
Released: 11 October 2004 (UK)
Recorded: 1967 / 1968 / 1969 / 1970 / 1971 / 1972 / 1973 / 1974 / 1976 / 1977
Recorded at: A&M Studios, Los Angeles
BBC, London
Basing Street Studios, London
Eros Records Studio, London
Home recording, London
Home recording, Byfield
Island Studios, London
LA Troubadour, Los Angeles
Morgan Studios, London
Olympic Studios, London
Paris Theatre, London
Sound Techniques, London
The Manor, Oxfordshire
Vanlose Bio, Copenhagen
Walthamstow Town Hall, London

Length: 340:26
Label: Fledg’ling
Producer: Trevor Lucas
Joe Boyd
Sandy Denny
Richard Thompson
John Wood
Iain Matthews
Glyn Johns
Gustav Winkler
Fairport Convention

Arranger: Trevor Lucas
Sandy Denny
Martin Lamble
Ashley Hutchings
Richard Thompson
Don Fraser
Dave Swarbrick
A. Johnson
Fairport Convention

String Arrangement: Harry Robinson
Mike Heron

Brass Arrangement: Steve Gregory
Bob Leaper

Conductor: Don Fraser
Engineer: John Wood
Trevor Lucas
Tod Lloyd
Jerry Boys
Glyn Johns
Ivar Rosenberg

Assistant Engineer: Dave Jordan
Benny King

All songs written by Sandy Denny except where noted.
Disc 1

  1. 3:10 to Yuma (George Dunning, Ned Washington) – 3:25
  2. She Moves Through the Fair (home demo) (Padraic Colum) – 4:03
  3. Boxful of Treasure (home demo) – 1:41
  4. They Don’t Seem to Know You (home demo) – 2:23
  5. Go Your Own Way My Love (home demo) (Anne Briggs) – 4:09
  6. Geordie (home demo) (Traditional) – 3:42
  7. Been on the Road So Long (Alex Campbell) – 5:04
  8. You Never Wanted Me (Jackson C. Frank) – 3:21
  9. This Train (Traditional) – 2:05
  10. Sail Away to the Sea (Dave Cousins) – 3:23
  11. Tell Me What You See in Me (Dave Cousins) – 3:38
  12. Who Knows Where the Times Goes? – 4:00
  13. Autopsy (demo) – 4:25
  14. Now and Then (demo) – 3:48
  15. I Don’t Know Where I Stand (live) (Joni Mitchell) – 3:22
  16. Bird on a Wire (live) (Leonard Cohen) – 3:17
  17. Fotheringay – 3:06
  18. Nottamun Town (Traditional) – 3:07
  19. Meet on the Ledge (Richard Thompson) – 2:49

Disc 2

  1. Si Tu Dois Partir (Bob Dylan) – 3:18
  2. Cajun Woman (Richard Thompson) – 2:42
  3. The Ballad of Easy Rider (Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn) – 4:55
  4. A Sailor’s Life (Traditional) – 11:08
  5. Reynardine (Traditional) – 4:33
  6. Farewell, Farewell (Richard Thompson) – 2:37
  7. Tam Lin (Traditional) – 7:20
  8. Sir Patrick Spens (live) (Traditional) – 3:26
  9. The Pond and the Stream – 3:18
  10. The Sea – 5:32
  11. Banks of the Nile (Traditional) – 8:09
  12. Silver Threads and Golden Needles (Dick Reynolds, Jack Rhodes) – 4:19
  13. The Lowlands of Holland (live) (Traditional) – 4:01
  14. Nothing More – 4:35
  15. Gypsy Davey (Joe Boyd mix) (Traditional) – 3:32
  16. Late November (Joe Boyd mix) – 4:20

Disc 3

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens – 3:27
  2. Next Time Around (alternate take without strings) – 4:45
  3. Blackwaterside (Traditional) – 4:07
  4. The Sea Captain – 3:09
  5. If You Saw Thro’ My Eyes (Iain Matthews) – 2:22
  6. Learning the Game (Buddy Holly) – 2:07
  7. Here in Silence (Don Fraser, Peter Elford) – 3:51
  8. Bruton Town (live) (Traditional) – 4:45
  9. Sweet Rosemary (demo 2) – 2:34
  10. After Halloween (demo) – 2:58
  11. The Lady (demo 1) – 3:24
  12. The Music Weaver – 3:19
  13. Ecoute, Ecoute – 3:59
  14. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (Richard FariƱa, Traditional) – 4:28
  15. It’ll Take a Long Time – 5:13
  16. No End (solo piano version) – 7:35
  17. Bushes and Briars (live) – 2:35
  18. Walking the Floor over You (Ernest Tubb) – 4:18

Disc 4

  1. Whispering Grass (live) (Doris Fisher, Fred Fisher) – 3:27
  2. Solo – 4:24
  3. At the End of the Day (alternate take without strings) – 6:28
  4. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz – 4:09
  5. Until the Real Thing Comes Along (live) (L.E. Freeman, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) – 4:05
  6. John the Gun (alternate performance) (live) – 5:23
  7. She Moves Through the Fair (live) (Padraic Colum) – 4:11
  8. One More Chance (home demo) – 3:46
  9. The King and Queen of England (home demo 1) – 3:52
  10. Rising for the Moon – 4:09
  11. White Dress (Dave Swarbrick) – 3:44
  12. I’m a Dreamer – 4:45
  13. By the Time It Gets Dark – 4:07
  14. No More Sad Refrains – 2:48
  15. Losing Game (feat. Jess Roden) – 3:10
  16. Easy to Slip (Fred Martin, Lowell George) – 3:15
  17. Full Moon – 4:30
  18. Moments (Bryn Haworth) – 3:25

Disc 5

  1. One Way Donkey Ride (home demo) – 4:08
  2. I’m a Dreamer (home demo 1) – 4:08
  3. Take Me Away (home demo) – 4:00
  4. Rising for the Moon (home demo) – 3:05
  5. Still Waters Run Deep (home demo) – 3:06
  6. All Our Days (home demo) – 3:24
  7. No More Sad Refrains (home demo) – 3:04
  8. By the Time It Gets Dark (home demo) – 3:14
  9. What Is True? (home demo) – 3:28
  10. Stranger to Himself (home demo) – 2:17
  11. Take Away the Load (home demo) – 1:26
  12. By the Time It Gets Dark (band demo) – 3:25
  13. Full Moon (home demo 1) – 5:01
  14. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (alternate performance) (live) (Bob Dylan) – 0:00
  15. It’ll Take a Long Time (alternate performance) (live) – 5:13
  16. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (alternate performance) (live) – 6:20

Acker Bilk: clarinet
Alan Skidmore: saxophone
Ashley Hutchings: bass, backing vocals, double bass
Brother James: congas
Clare Torry: backing vocals
Cy Nicklin: sitar
Danny Thompson: bass
Dave Cousins: backing vocals, guitar
Dave Mattacks: drums, congas, brushes, tambourine, percussion
Dave Pegg: bass, backing vocals
Dave Swarbrick: fiddle, violin, backing vocals, mandolin, autoharp, viola
Dick Cuthell: trumpet
Diz Disley: acoustic guitar
Gerry Conway: drums
Iain Matthews: vocals, backing vocals
Ian Armit: piano
Ian Whiteman: piano, flute organ
Jean Roussel: organ
Jerry Donahue: electric guitar, guitar
Jess Roden: backing vocals
John Bundrick: keyboards, organ
Junior Murvin: electric guitar
Kay Garner: backing vocals
Ken Gudmand: drums
Martin Lamble: drums, bottles
Mike Rosen: trumpet
Pat Donaldson: bass
Pete Kleinow: pedal steel guitar
Phil Palmer: electric guitar
Ralph McTell: acoustic guitar
Richard Thompson: electric guitar, accordion, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar, mandolin
Roger Bell: saxophone
Ron Chesterman: bass
Sandy Denny: acoustic guitar, vocals, piano, 12-string, guitar
Simon Nicol: acoustic guitar, backing vocals, electric guitar
Steve Winwood: organ
The Ladybirds: backing vocals
Tim Renwick: electric guitar
Timi Donald: drums
Tony Hooper: backing vocals, guitar
Tony Reeves: bass
Trevor Lucas: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, triangle, backing vocals, rhythm guitar