The Music Weaver: Sandy Denny Remembered

The Music Weaver: Sandy Denny Remembered

Released to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Sandy’s death, the compilation is the first to include Sandys duet with Robert Plant on Led Zepplin’s ‘Battle of Evermore’.

Research and project co-ordination by David Suff and Tim Chacksfield. Sleeve notes by David Suff.

Artists: Sandy Denny
Released: 28 April 2008 (UK)
Recorded: 1971 / 1970 / 1976 / 1973 / 1975 / 1972 / 1974 / 1977 / 1966 / 1969 / 1968 / 1967
Recorded at: A&M Studios, Los Angeles
BBC, London
Basing Street Studios, London
Eros Records Studio, London
Island Studios, London
Olympic Studios, London
Paris Theatre, London
Sound Techniques, London
The Manor, Oxfordshire
Walthamstow Town Hall, London

Length: 152:15
Label: Universal Island Records Ltd.
Producer: Trevor Lucas
John Wood
Sandy Denny
Richard Thompson
Joe Boyd
Glyn Johns
Jimmy Page
Fairport Convention

Arranger: Sandy Denny
Trevor Lucas
Fairport Convention

String Arrangement: Harry Robinson
Brass Arrangement: Bob Leaper
Engineer: Trevor Lucas
John Wood
Tod Lloyd
Jerry Boys
Glyn Johns

Assistant Engineer: Dave Jordan
Benny King

Artwork: Gered Mankowitz (photographer)
Phil Smee (design)

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

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens – 3:27
  2. Banks of the Nile (Traditional) – 8:09
  3. I’m a Dreamer – 4:45
  4. Solo (live) – 4:28
  5. She Moves Through the Fair (Traditional) – 4:09
  6. My Ramblin’ Boy (Tom Paxton) – 3:26
  7. Stranger to Himself – 2:53
  8. The Pond and the Stream – 3:18
  9. At the End of the Day – 4:48
  10. The Deserter (Traditional) – 4:22
  11. Sweet Rosemary (demo 2) – 2:34
  12. Blackwaterside (Traditional) – 4:07
  13. One More Chance – 7:30
  14. White Dress (Dave Swarbrick) – 3:44
  15. Moments (Bryn Haworth) – 3:25
  16. Fhir a’ Bhata (The Boatmen) (live) (Traditional) – 4:17
  17. Who Knows Where the Times Goes? – 5:08

Side B

  1. Nothing More – 4:35
  2. Farewell, Farewell (Richard Thompson) – 2:37
  3. Late November – 4:28
  4. No End (solo piano version) – 7:35
  5. Fotheringay – 3:06
  6. Next Time Around – 4:26
  7. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (Richard FariƱa, Traditional) – 4:28
  8. The Battle of Evermore (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:32
  9. Full Moon – 4:30
  10. Autopsy (demo) – 4:25
  11. You Never Wanted Me (Jackson C. Frank) – 3:21
  12. Bushes and Briars (live) – 2:35
  13. Whispering Grass (live) (Doris Fisher, Fred Fisher) – 3:27
  14. John the Gun – 4:38
  15. Genesis Hall (Richard Thompson) – 3:35
  16. I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) (Richard Thompson) – 4:25
  17. After Halloween (demo) – 2:58
  18. The Lady (live) – 3:45
  19. The Music Weaver – 3:19

Acker Bilk: clarinet
Ashley Hutchings: bass
Barry Dransfield: backing vocals, violin
Bruce Rowland: drums
Clare Torry: backing vocals
Danny Thompson: bass
Dave Mattacks: drums, percussion
Dave Pegg: bass
Dave Swarbrick: violin, dulcimer, mandolin, autoharp, viola
Diz Disley: acoustic guitar
Gerry Conway: drums
Hughie Burns: electric guitar
Ian Armit: piano
Ian Whiteman: piano, flute organ
Jerry Donahue: electric guitar, guitar
Jimmy Page: mandolin, vocals
John Bonham: drums
John Bundrick: organ
John Paul Jones: acoustic guitar
Kay Garner: backing vocals
Martin Lamble: drums
Pat Donaldson: bass
Phil Palmer: electric guitar
Ralph McTell: acoustic guitar
Richard Thompson: accordion, electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Robin Dransfield: backing vocals
Royston Wood: backing vocals
Sandy Denny: acoustic guitar, vocals, piano
Simon Nicol: dulcimer, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Tony Reeves: bass
Trevor Lucas: acoustic guitar, backing vocals, electric guitar
Willie Murray: drums