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Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny
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England
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Alexandra Elene Maclean "Sandy" Denny (6 January 1947 - 21 April 1978) was an English singer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described by Allmusic's Richie Unterberger as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer." After briefly working with British folk band the Strawbs, Denny joined Fairport Convention in 1968, remaining with that band until the end of 1969. She formed the short-lived band Fotheringay in 1970, releasing one album with them (another unreleased album surfaced over thirty years later), before focusing on a solo career. Between 1971 and 1977, Denny released four solo albums: The North Star Grassman and the Ravens, Sandy, Like an Old Fashioned Waltz, and Rendezvous. She is also noted as the only guest vocalist on a Led Zeppelin studio album, when she shared a duet with Robert Plant for "The Battle of Evermore" on Led Zeppelin IV (1971). Music publications Sunday Express, Uncut and Mojo have each called Denny Britain's finest female singer-songwriter. Her composition "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" has been recorded by many artists as diverse as Judy Collins, Nina Simone, 10,000 Maniacs and Cat Power.
Website
http://sandydenny.org.uk
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Releases on file (21)
Us & Them — Fading within the Dwindling Sun Us & Them — Fading within the Dwindling Sun
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 75, 2016, 10")
Sandy Denny — Gold Dust - Live at The Royalty Sandy Denny — Gold Dust - Live at The Royalty
(Island Records IMCD 252, 1977/1998, CD)
Sandy Denny — Rendezvous Sandy Denny — Rendezvous
(Island Records IMCD 316, 1977/2005, CD)
Richard Thompson — (guitar, vocal) Richard Thompson — (guitar, vocal)
(Hannibal HNCD 4413, 1976/1995, 2CD)
Fairport Convention — Rising for the Moon Fairport Convention — Rising for the Moon
(Island Records IMCD 312, 1975/2005, CD)
Fairport Convention — The Airing Cupboard Tapes '71 - '74 Fairport Convention — The Airing Cupboard Tapes '71 - '74
(Talking Elephant TECD046, 1974/2002, CD)
Fairport Convention — Before the Moon Fairport Convention — Before the Moon
(Burning Airlines Pilot 33, 1974/2002, 2CD)
Sandy Denny — Like an Old Fashioned Waltz Sandy Denny — Like an Old Fashioned Waltz
(Island Records IMCD 315, 1973/2005, CD)
Fairport Convention — Rosie Fairport Convention — Rosie
(Island Records IMCD 309, 1973/2004, CD)
Sandy Denny — Sandy Sandy Denny — Sandy
(Island Records IMCD 314, 1972/2005, CD)
Led Zeppelin — Untitled (AKA Led Zeppelin IV) Led Zeppelin — Untitled (AKA Led Zeppelin IV)
(Atlantic 2401012, 1971, LP)
Sandy Denny — The North Star Grassman and the Ravens Sandy Denny — The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
(Island Records IMCD 133, 1971/2004, CD)
Fotheringay — 2 Fotheringay — 2
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3066, 1970/2008, CD)
Fotheringay — Essen 1970 Fotheringay — Essen 1970
(Thors Hammer THCD 006, 1970/2011, CD)
Fotheringay — Fotheringay Fotheringay — Fotheringay
(Island Records ILPS 9125, 1970, LP)
Fairport Convention — Heyday - The BBC Sessions 1968-1969 Fairport Convention — Heyday - The BBC Sessions 1968-1969
(Hannibal HNCD 1329, 1969/1987, CD)
Fairport Convention — Liege and Lief Fairport Convention — Liege and Lief
(Island Records 530 111-1, 1969/2007, 2CD)
Fairport Convention — Unhalfbricking Fairport Convention — Unhalfbricking
(Island Records 063 596-2, 1969/2003, CD)
Fairport Convention — What We Did On Our Holidays Fairport Convention — What We Did On Our Holidays
(Hannibal HNCD 4430, 1969/1991, CD)
Sandy Denny and the Strawbs — All Our Own Work Sandy Denny and the Strawbs — All Our Own Work
(Hannibal HNCD 1361, 1968/1991, CD)
Sandy Denny — 19 Rupert St Sandy Denny — 19 Rupert St
(Witchwoood Media WMCD 2053, 1967/2011, CD)

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