Saturday, June 16, 2012

What Do You Want?

Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention

Two songs with Sandy Denny here. The first is a version of "Si Tu Dois Partir" with Fairport Convention in which Denny jeers "What do you want?" at the beginning of the track. I don't know why she does that, but it's fun. This is definitely an excellent version of the song - a Dylan cover in French, no less!

"The Lowlands of Holland" is from BBC Sessions 1971-1973. This song highlights how Denny carries a mournful tune a cappella.
The link...

Download here (no password):

YouTube also has many other good tracks, including this one:

Outstanding is a better word. As one commenter put it, "There are very few singers who can sound delicate and emotionally defiant at one and the same time." That fits this performance perfectly.

Denny's albums with Fairport Convention, What We Did On Our Holidays, Unhalfbricking, Liege & Lief, and the posthumously released Heyday, are all excellent. Another album well worth finding is Sandy Denny & The Strawbs. Beyond that, there are many other good tracks on various albums - Fotheringay, The North Star Grassmen and the Ravens etc. If you're a fan, you'll find them all eventually.



Paul said...

"Si Tu Dois Partir" is always a great track to hear, bursting with energy!

Angus said...

"Cajun Woman" rocks too -