Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fotheringay - Fotheringay 2 (2008)
Been a long time since I posted any British folk!

38 years after the band had broken up and decades after Sandy Denny and Trevor Lucas had passed away, guitarist Jerry Donahue was given access to tapes that had been recorded for a second album. Donahue did a brilliant job of remastering the tapes, and he and the other surviving members of the band, rhythm section members Pat Donaldson & Jerry Conway, did a little discreet overdubbing. Only complaint - the use of a wildly inappropriate saxophone solo on one of the tracks. All these tracks are infinitely superior to the later versions of the songs that appeared on compilations or on Sandy Denny's solo albums. I have always loved that Fotheringay album and have to say that this is probably better. Except for that damn saxophone.

1. John The Gun
2. Eppie Moray
3. Wild Mountain Thyme
4. Knights Of The Road
5. Late November
6. Restless
7. Gypsy Davey
8. I Don't Believe You
9. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
10. Bold Jack Donahue
11. Two Weeks Last Summer

Sandy Denny - guitar, piano, vocals
Trevor Lucas - guitar, vocals
Jerry Donahue - guitar, vocals
Pat Donaldson - bass, vocals
Gerry Conway - drums



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fans of this band had to wait 38 years for this release. It was worth the wait! Projects like this fascinate me. I suspect that these recordings were shelved in order for denny to work on her first solo lp.

8:27 AM, September 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for that’s song which sing Sandy Denny.That’s grate for her memory. (Mat)

10:17 AM, September 26, 2010  
Anonymous Jaime said...

Beautiful. Thank you very much for this album.

10:20 AM, September 26, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello anon, Mat & Jaime! Thanks for the comments.

11:52 AM, September 26, 2010  

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