The BBC Sessions 1971-73

The BBC Sessions 1971-1973

This CD was withdrawn on the day of release due to a legal dispute but 3,500 copies were already in the shops; the available copies were quickly snapped up, and for many years the CD was a highly desirable collectable amongst Sandy fans until 2007, when an expanded 3 CD/DVD box, Live at the BBC, superseded this album.

Artists: Sandy Denny
Released: 1997 (UK)
Recorded: 1972 / 1971 / 1973
Recorded at: BBC, London
Paris Theatre, London

Length: 75:24
Label: Strange Fruit
Arranger: Sandy Denny
Brass Arrangement: Bob Leaper

All songs written by Sandy Denny except where noted.
Side A

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens – 3:47
  2. Sweet Rosemary – 3:15
  3. The Lady – 3:45
  4. Next Time Around – 4:46
  5. Blackwaterside (Traditional) – 3:26
  6. John the Gun – 3:13
  7. Late November – 5:08
  8. The Optimist – 3:27
  9. Crazy Lady Blues – 2:17
  10. The Lowlands of Holland (Traditional) – 3:09
  11. It Suits Me Well – 4:13
  12. Bushes and Briars – 2:35
  13. The Music Weaver – 3:08
  14. It’ll Take a Long Time – 4:02
  15. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? – 5:35
  16. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz – 3:31
  17. Until the Real Thing Comes Along (L.E. Freeman, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) – 4:05
  18. Whispering Grass (Doris Fisher, Fred Fisher) – 3:27
  19. Dark the Night – 4:07
  20. Solo – 4:28

Danny Thompson: bass
Dave Mattacks: brushes, drums
Diz Disley: acoustic guitar
Hughie Burns: electric guitar
Ian Armit: piano
Pat Donaldson: bass
Sandy Denny: vocals, acoustic guitar, 12-string, piano
Willie Murray: drums