Pass of Arms

Pass Of Arms

This 7″ single was the soundtrack to the award winning short film Pass of Arms (written, produced and directed by Peter Elford). The soundtrack was written by Don Fraser and featured two songs performed by Sandy and a recitation by Christopher Logue of the poem ‘Strange Meeting’ by Wilfred Owen. Both of Sandy’s tracks are now available on the 2 CD Sandy Denny anthology No More Sad Refrains and on the 2005 CD reissue of Sandy.

The reverse sleeve states: “Pass of Arms: In chivalry, a place which the ancient knights undertook to defend, e.g. a bridge, road, or ford etc, which was not to be passed without fighting the person who kept it. [Oxford English Dictionary]”

Artists: Sandy Denny
Released: 1972 (UK)
Recorded: 1972
Recorded at: Basing Street Studios, London
Sound Techniques, London

Length: 15:36
Label: Island Records Ltd.
Arranger: Don Fraser
String Arrangement: Mike Heron
Conductor: Don Fraser

Side A

    Strange Meeting (Wilfred Owen) – 4:07
    2. Here in Silence (Don Fraser, Peter Elford) – 3:51

Side B

  1. Next Time Around – 4:26
  2. The Optimist – 3:24
  3. Let’s Jump the Broomstick (Charles Robins) – 2:42
  4. Wretched Wilbur – 2:38
  5. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens – 3:27
  6. Crazy Lady Blues – 3:22

Vocals: Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny
Backing Vocals: Barry Dransfield, Robin Dransfield, Royston Wood, Trevor Lucas
Electric Guitar: Jerry Donahue, Richard Thompson
Acoustic Guitar: Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas
Bass: Pat Donaldson, Richard Thompson, Tony Reeves
Drums: Gerry Conway, Roger Powell
Piano: Ian Whiteman, Sandy Denny
Violin: Barry Dransfield
Pedal Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons
Flute: Ian Whiteman
Organ: Ian Whiteman
Accordion: Richard Thompson
12-String: Richard Thompson