Saturday 1 June 2013
EVENSONG. ..............I REALISED I WAS LOOKING AT SANDY DENNY'S GRAVE, mrs n.
Sandy Denny died young and her work, therefore, is locked in her time with The Strawbs and mainly with Richard Thompson and Fairport Convention.
This frail little husk of a song survives and flourishes, although it is just something and nothing; it is much covered, my own preference being for Nina Simone's shimmering version. This, though, demonstrates Denny's writing, singing and picking, like nothing else before or since.