No More Sad Refrains: The Anthology

No More Sad Refrains: The Anthology

When first released this compilation had some rare and interesting tracks: ‘The Ballad of Easy Rider’ from the Liege and Lief recording sessions, ‘Learning the Game’ and ‘When Will I Be Loved’ from the Bunch album Rock On (which was finally reissued on CD in 2003), ‘Here in Silence’ and ‘Man of Iron’ from the Pass of Arms soundtrack, and a demo of ‘Stranger to Himself’ that was previously unissued.

Artists: Sandy Denny
Released: August 2000 (UK)
Recorded: 1969 / 1970 / 1971 / 1972 / 1973 / 1974 / 1976
Recorded at: A&M Studios, Los Angeles
Basing Street Studios, London
CBS Studios, London
Home recording, Byfield
Island Studios, London
Sound Techniques, London
The Manor, Oxfordshire

Length: 151:39
Label: Universal Island Records Ltd.
Producer: Trevor Lucas
John Wood
Joe Boyd
Richard Thompson
Sandy Denny
Fairport Convention

Arranger: Don Fraser
Sandy Denny
Trevor Lucas

String Arrangement: Harry Robinson
Mike Heron

Conductor: Don Fraser
Engineer: John Wood
Trevor Lucas
Tod Lloyd
Jerry Boys

Assistant Engineer:Dave Jordan
Artwork: Eric Hayes (photographer)
David Bailey (photographer)
Annie Leibovitz (photographer)

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

  1. Fotheringay – 3:06
  2. Who Knows Where the Times Goes? – 5:08
  3. Crazy Man Michael (Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson) – 4:35
  4. Farewell, Farewell (Richard Thompson) – 2:37
  5. The Ballad of Easy Rider (Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn) – 4:55
  6. Nothing More – 4:35
  7. The Sea – 5:32
  8. The Pond and the Stream – 3:18
  9. Banks of the Nile (Traditional) – 8:09
  10. Late November – 4:28
  11. John the Gun – 4:38
  12. Next Time Around – 4:26
  13. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens – 3:27
  14. When Will I Be Loved? (Phil Everly) – 3:09
  15. Learning the Game (Buddy Holly) – 2:07
  16. Here in Silence (Don Fraser, Peter Elford) – 3:51
  17. Man of Iron (Don Fraser, Peter Elford) – 7:38

Disc 2

  1. It’ll Take a Long Time – 5:13
  2. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (Richard FariƱa, Traditional) – 4:28
  3. Listen, Listen – 3:58
  4. The Lady – 4:01
  5. It Suits Me Well – 5:05
  6. Solo – 4:24
  7. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz – 4:09
  8. Friends – 3:31
  9. Carnival – 5:44
  10. No End – 6:36
  11. Stranger to Himself (home demo) – 2:17
  12. One More Chance (home demo) – 3:46
  13. I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) (Richard Thompson) – 4:25
  14. One Way Donkey Ride – 3:34
  15. I’m a Dreamer – 4:45
  16. All Our Days – 7:16
  17. No More Sad Refrains – 2:48

Ashley Hutchings: bass
Barry Dransfield: backing vocals, violin
Clare Torry: backing vocals
Dave Mattacks: drums, congas, brushes
Dave Pegg: bass
Dave Swarbrick: violin
Gerry Conway: drums
Ian Whiteman: piano, flute organ
Jean Roussel: organ
Jerry Donahue: lead guitar, electric guitar, wah-wah pedal
John Bundrick: piano, organ
John Kirkpatrick : concertina
Kay Garner: backing vocals
Linda Thompson: vocals
Martin Lamble: drums
Pat Donaldson: bass
Pete Kleinow : pedal steel guitar
Richard Thompson: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, guitar, mandolin
Robin Dransfield: backing vocals
Royston Wood: backing vocals
Sandy Denny: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, flute organ, electric piano, guitar
Simon Nicol: acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Steve Winwood: organ, electric piano
Sue Glover: backing vocals
Sunny Leslie: backing vocals
Timi Donald: drums
Tony Reeves: bass
Trevor Lucas: acoustic guitar, harmonica, backing vocals, electric guitar, 12-string