The Notes and The Words : A Collection of Demos and Rarities

The Notes and The Words : A Collection of Demos and Rarities

Artists: Sandy Denny
Released: 29 October 2012 (UK)
Recorded: 1966 / 1968 / 1967 / 1969 / 1970 / 1971 / 1972 / 1973 / 1974 / 1976 / 1975 / 1977 / 1979
Recorded at: A&M Studios, Los Angeles
BBC, London
Basing Street Studios, London
Eros Records Studio, London
Grampian (STV), Glasgow
Home recording, London
Home recording, Byfield
Island Studios, London
LA Troubadour, Los Angeles
Maximum Sound, London
Olympic Studios, London
Sound Techniques, London
The Troubadour, Los Angeles
Walthamstow Town Hall, London

Length: 290:15
Label: Universal Island Records Ltd.
Compiler: Andrew Batt
Producer: Joe Boyd
Manfred Mann
Sandy Denny
Richard Thompson
John Wood
Trevor Lucas
Glyn Johns
Jerry Donahue
Andy Johns

Arranger: Derek Wadsworth
Sandy Denny

String Arrangement: Harry Robinson
Brass Arrangement: Allen Toussaint
Engineer: John Wood
Andy Johns
Jerry Boys

Mixer:Andrew Batt
Artwork:Phil Smee (design)

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

  1. Blues Run the Game (home demo) (Jackson C. Frank) – 3:26
  2. Soho (home demo) (Bert Jansch) – 3:08
  3. It Ain’t Me Babe (home demo) (Bob Dylan) – 3:44
  4. East Virginia (home demo) (Traditional) – 3:23
  5. Geordie (home demo) (Traditional) – 3:42
  6. In Memory (The Tender Years) (home demo) – 2:31
  7. I Love My True Love (home demo) – 2:25
  8. Ethusel (home demo) – 4:51
  9. Carnival (home demo) – 3:15
  10. They Don’t Seem to Know You (home demo) – 2:23
  11. Gerrard Street (home demo) – 1:49
  12. Seven Virgins (home demo) (Traditional) – 2:54
  13. A Little Bit of Rain (home demo) (Fred Neil) – 2:30
  14. Go Your Own Way My Love (home demo) (Anne Briggs) – 4:09
  15. Cradle Song (home demo) (James Wedderburn, John Wedderburn, Robert Wedderburn) – 2:28
  16. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (home demo 2) – 3:36
  17. Motherless Children (home demo) – 2:31
  18. You Never Wanted Me (Jackson C. Frank) – 3:21
  19. Milk and Honey (re-recorded version) (Jackson C. Frank) – 4:26
  20. She Moves Through the Fair (acoustic version) (Padraic Colum) – 4:11
  21. Fotheringay (acoustic version) – 0:00
  22. Now and Then (demo) – 3:48
  23. Autopsy (demo) – 4:25

Disc 2

  1. Are the Judges Sane? (Jack O’Connell, Mose Henry) – 3:09
  2. Mr. Lacey (Sandy Denny lead vocal version) (Ashley Hutchings) – 2:57
  3. The Ballad of Easy Rider (Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn) – 4:55
  4. A Sailor’s Life (original version) – 11:13
  5. Come All Ye (take 1) – 5:00
  6. Matty Groves (take 1) (Traditional) – 10:19
  7. The Way I Feel (original version) (Gordon Lightfoot) – 4:02
  8. The Sea (demo) – 5:20
  9. Winter Winds (demo) – 2:14
  10. The Pond and the Stream (demo) – 3:06
  11. John the Gun (feat. Sam Donahue) – 5:07
  12. Late November (Joe Boyd mix) – 4:20
  13. Next Time Around (demo) – 5:04
  14. Lord Bateman (demo) (Traditional) – 6:14

Disc 3

  1. The Optimist (demo) – 4:31
  2. Wretched Wilbur (demo) – 2:23
  3. Crazy Lady Blues (demo) – 3:23
  4. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (live) – 2:31
  5. Blackwaterside (alternate take) (Traditional) – 4:12
  6. It’ll Take a Long Time (demo) – 5:13
  7. For Nobody to Hear (original version) – 4:24
  8. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (demo) (Richard FariƱa, Traditional) – 2:35
  9. The Lady (demo 2) – 3:01
  10. Bushes and Briars (demo) – 3:33
  11. The Music Weaver (demo) – 3:04
  12. No End (piano version, alternate take) – 14:14
  13. Solo (alternate version) – 4:30
  14. Whispering Grass (demo) (Doris Fisher, Fred Fisher) – 4:08
  15. Friends (alternate take without strings) – 3:31
  16. Dark the Night (alternate take) – 5:34
  17. Until the Real Thing Comes Along (demo) (L.E. Freeman, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) – 3:13

Disc 4

  1. The King and Queen of England (home demo 2) – 3:52
  2. After Halloween (home demo) – 3:02
  3. Take Away the Load (home demo) – 1:26
  4. Stranger to Himself (home demo) – 2:17
  5. By the Time It Gets Dark (home demo) – 3:14
  6. Down in the Flood (live) (Bob Dylan) – 3:14
  7. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live) (Bob Dylan) – 4:16
  8. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (live) – 4:11
  9. Dawn (alternate version) (Jerry Donahue, Sandy Denny) – 3:25
  10. One More Chance (take 1) – 3:29
  11. What Is True? (studio demo) – 3:12
  12. No More Sad Refrains (live) – 3:13
  13. I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) (original version) (Richard Thompson) – 4:19
  14. Gold Dust (alternate version) – 4:18
  15. Candle in the Wind (acoustic version) (Bernie Taupin, Elton John) – 4:18
  16. One Way Donkey Ride (acoustic version) – 3:23
  17. I’m a Dreamer (alternate take without strings) – 4:24
  18. Still Waters Run Deep (acoustic version) – 2:34
  19. Full Moon (alternate version feat. Swarb) – 4:18
  20. Moments (acoustic version) (Bryn Haworth) – 3:27
  21. Makes Me Think of You (home demo) – 2:47

Ashley Hutchings: bass
Brother James: congas
Dave Mattacks: drums, tambourine, cymbals
Dave Pegg: electric guitar, backing vocals, bass
Dave Swarbrick: viola, backing vocals, violin
David Moses: double bass
Diz Disley: acoustic guitar
Gerry Conway: drums
Ian Armit: piano
Ian Whiteman: piano
Jerry Donahue: acoustic guitar, electric guitar
John Bundrick: clavinet, electric piano, organ
Junior Murvin: electric guitar
Martin Lamble: drums
Pat Donaldson: bass
Phil Palmer: acoustic guitar
Ralph McTell: acoustic guitar
Richard Thompson: electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Sam Donahue: saxophone
Sandy Denny: vocals, 12-string, acoustic guitar, piano, electric guitar, guitar
Simon Nicol: guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Steve Winwood: organ
Timi Donald: drums
Tony Reeves: bass
Trevor Lucas: backing vocals, acoustic guitar, vocals