April 9, 2014 – 2:26 pm

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BBC Sessions 1970 [no label, 2CD]

Good to very good radio broadcasts.

Sandy Denny (1947-1978) was an English singer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described as “the pre-eminent British folk rock singer”. She formed the short-lived band Fotheringay in 1970, releasing one album with them (another unreleased album surfaced over 30 years later), before focusing on a solo career. - wikipedia

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Very rare BBC Radio Sessions off air recordings of varying quality April-November 1970. A mixture of AM/FM they are mostly perfectly listenable. No noise reduction applied. Quality of Peace In The End is poor but I know of no better version. Includes interviews with Sandy and those who knew her. Some song titles appear more than once, all are differing versions or broadcasts. These tracks are an invaluable resource to Sandy Denny fans. Some tracks also appear on the boots, Wild Mountain Thyme; Poems From Alexandra; and Sandy At The BBC.

Thanks to hluedeke2004 for the artwork.

Original Fujifilm glitsch free CDR Discs received in trade > EAC rip (no errors) direct to flac. No noise reduction.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro to First broadcast by Fotheringay 0:05 (129k)
Track 102. The way I feel (1970-04-02) 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 103. Nothing More (1970-04-02) 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 104. The Sea (1970-04-02) 5:39 (9.5MB)
Track 105. The Ballad of Ned Kelly (1970-04-02) 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 106. The Banks of the Nile (1970-04-02) 7:24 (12.4MB)
Track 107. Too Much of Nothing (1970-04-02) 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 108. The Ballad of Ned Kelly (High Male Harmony)(1970-04-13) 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 109. Outro John Peel DJ on Ballad of Ned Kelly 0:06 (177k)
Track 110. The Sea (1970-04-13) 5:36 (9.4MB)
Track 111. Intro Banks of the Nile 0:08 (218k)
Track 112. Banks of the Nile (1970-04-13) 8:10 (13.7MB)
Track 113. Nothing More (1970-04-13) 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 114. Outro Nothing More (1970-04-13) 0:05 (152k)
Track 115. The Way I Feel 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 116. Interview 1:27 (2.4MB)
Track 117. The Sea 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 118. Silver Threads and Golden Needles (1970-05-05) 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 119. Intro Peace in the End 0:06 (182k)
Track 120. Peace in the End (1970-05-05) 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 121. Too Much of Nothing (Beat Club Bremen) 3:27 (5.8MB)
75 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Intro Farewell Fotheringay broadcast Folk on One (1970-11-12) 0:18 (510k)
Track 202. Eppy Moray 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 203. Sandy on Eppy Moray 0:12 (350k)
Track 204. Trevor on Fotheringay 1:44 (2.9MB)
Track 205. Intro Gyspy Davey 0:17 (475k)
Track 206. Gypsy Davey 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 207. Intro Bold Jack Donahue 0:27 (765k)
Track 208. Bold Jack Donahue 6:23 (10.7MB)
Track 209. Reasons for breakup of Fotheringay 1:02 (1.7MB)
Track 210. The Ballad of Ned Kelly 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 211. Interview Robin Denslow 1:04 (1.8MB)
Track 212. Intro Lowlands of Holland 0:04 (116k)
Track 213. Lowlands of Holland 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 214. Interview Karl Dallas 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 215. Banks of the Nile 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 216. Gypsy Davey (1970-11-15) 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 217. Bold Jack Donahue 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 218. John the Gun 4:53 (8.2MB)
Track 219. Wild Mountain Thyme (Will you go Lassie go) 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 220. Eppy Moray (different Source with Intro voiceover) 3:34 (6.0MB)
56 mins

Tracks 201-215 Broadcast as Farewell Fotheringay
Tracks 216-220 ? Broadcast Sounds of the Seventies

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  1. 29 Responses to “FOTHERINGAY (SANDY DENNY) - BBC SESSIONS 1970”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Apr 9, 2014

  3. You can never get enough Sandy Denny simply because there isn’t enough.
    Thank you!

    By tajackson on Apr 9, 2014

  4. Thanks! It’s great to see that so many 1970 BBC recordings survived. The missing Denny link between Heyday BBC 1968-69 with Fairport and Denny’s BBC sessions 1971-73 which are highly recommended.

    By F maj7 on Apr 9, 2014

  5. ” Too Much of Nothing ” cover From The Band and Bob Dylan ’s Basement Tapes

    By Phil on Apr 9, 2014

  6. I like a lot the version of “silver threads and
    golden needles”.
    These people are very good musicians and can
    play the pedal steel guitar too,i’m sure they
    can play everything and do studio sessions for
    many others…What a joy! thank you bigo :)

    By easy on Apr 9, 2014

  7. Nice treat!! Thanks BigO

    By DanC on Apr 9, 2014

  8. Ahhhh dearest Sandy… backed by Fotheringay. It really was such a fine band. Their 1970 debut was brilliant. It is a record I return to again and again.. it is stylistically timeless. Great songs, great performances. Folk-Rock at its finest.
    It is a shame it didn’t last, but a second album was finally released just a few short years ago- thanks to survivors Gerry Conway and Jerry Donahue. They sweetened the raw tracks with some new overdubs and showed what great potential Fotheringay had.

    By peter Grainger on Apr 10, 2014

  9. was fotheringay just a name or a place ..??

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 10, 2014

  10. sarge- it could be the british version of diddy wah diddy.

    By barth on Apr 10, 2014

  11. did yall see cat stevens on the tonite show last nite? this is how i labeled my copy -

    cat stevens (yusuf islam) - the first cut is the deepest-wild world & the wind (unaired) (jimmy fallon ny 4-8-14).mp3

    fabulous appearance.

    coming up of course is -
    nirvana left over members and stevie nicks on fallons tonite show tonite wed
    and for susan boyle fans on the station called ovation theres a special for an hour about her life. pretty incredible program also on wed.
    sting is on colbert on thurs the 10th.
    david crosby is on tavis smiley on fri. stewart copeland was on that show on tues and i think u can find it if u missed it on his site.
    kiss is on fallon on friday of course.
    that dave clark 5 special is on pbs that ite too. dont miss it.
    john oates was on fallon on monday but i didnt catch it. i dont know if it was the singer that sings with daryl hall or the politician. haha.

    as for this fotheringay.. wow. im gonna jump on this. maybe its even better than the one i have had for about a dozen or so years. thank u for it. it certainly looks longer. i do so love sandy.
    u know she sings on battle of evermore. the only singer other than robert plant to sing on any zep song. rumors are that zep may reunite for glastonbury in a couple of months. guess we’ll see.

    By darth on Apr 10, 2014

  12. wonder whats on t v tonite.
    oh, looks like darths favourite susan boyle is on..really? susan boyle darth ? got her beside your monkees records?

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 10, 2014

  13. no susan boyle is under b monkees is under m. alphabet a new things for u? tsk tsk. i happen to like her but the program isnt a performance per se. its a sort of documentary of sorts about what happened. she has aspergers. she is an enormously talented woman. it doesnt have to be stones clapton zep or the beatles u know. there is room for 1000s of artists out there. and i dont need your acceptance for who i like. imagine that. do u worry if i agree with your tastes? wtf is wrong with u??

    By darth on Apr 10, 2014

  14. A little late, Sarge, but both. The place is Fotheringhay village and/or castle.

    By Smess on Apr 10, 2014

  15. #

    “was fotheringay just a name or a place ..??”

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 10, 2014

    sarge- “it could be the british version of diddy wah diddy.”

    By barth on Apr 10, 2014

    No, that’s ‘Firkytoodling’!


    By swappers on Apr 10, 2014

  16. darth, for god’s sake, shut the hell up.

    By Mort on Apr 10, 2014

  17. Thanks, BIGO! Classic British folk rock is always welcome!

    By YogaforCynics on Apr 10, 2014

  18. thanks for the fotheringay info guys!

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 10, 2014

  19. darth, for god’s sake, shut the hell up.

    By pablopeephole on Apr 11, 2014

  20. glub….channel 3 at 11 glub

    By a fish called darth on Apr 11, 2014

  21. pablo and mort -
    in your honor i thought i would mention that stevie nicks did do her own song as well as the duet with fallon ’stop draggin my heart around’. she also did ‘edge of 17′.

    sting on colbert tonite did several songs. ill talk about them tomorrow.
    reo speedwagon did 2 songs on queen latifahs show today (thurs). keep on lovin you and roll with the changes. they sounded fantastic. im not even a huge fan of theirs.
    kiss’ 12 minute acceptance speech into the rnr hall of fame last nite in bklyn was pretty awkward. gene went first. then peter criss then.. well u can see here -

    By darth on Apr 11, 2014

  22. Thanks for sharing this, Big O. I haven’t heard much of Denny’s work from this era, so this will be a huge treat.

    She truly had a magical voice.

    By mackdaddyg on Apr 11, 2014

  23. by his own admission darth has no friends to go to concerts with, no vehicle to drive to pick up prizes, no job, and obviusly spends an inordinate amount of time either watching television or downloading music.
    I really think you ought to try a find work darth and get out a bit it`ll improve your very awkward outlook on life.

    By doctor jellyfinger on Apr 12, 2014

  24. i do have people to go to shows with but they too dont drive and have their own issues. no i dont drive or have a car. i dont work cuz im retired. what i do with my time isnt really your business and i dont know why u are so obsessed with me or my world. kinda strange. guess u dont have much of your own life that u are so preoccupied with mine. proof is in the pudding.
    what u think i should do isnt that important since u dont run my life. i didnt ask for your suggestions or advice. did u ask for mine about how u should run yours? does what i think u should do with your life matter to u? if not.. why would u think that i would be interested in what u think i should do with mine? does this make sense? i am not looking for work. i have enough income to live. i can get out and do what i need to do. i dont have an awkward outlook on life. and nothing i said suggests otherwise. i havent expressed anything about my outlook on life. youre assuming a lot here. dont u have anything else to do with yourself or your time? i guess thats rhetorical. ive seen enough concerts in my life.. far more than u and any 100 people added together that u could know. not very likely u know that many ppl of course. not only that but from 96 to now i have only seen 5 performances. so im talking about 65-95.
    the prize u may be referring to.. is 500 miles away from me. fucking idiot.

    By darth on Apr 12, 2014

  25. yeah youre retired to the mental institution thats why no car no friends no work no shows…

    you & your friends have to hop on the bus ala “cuckoo’s nest” to go anywhere…!!!

    how about it Darthy huh?…

    By Jerry's Finger on Apr 12, 2014

  26. no car because i am from nyc and i never needed one and i was with ppl who drove and i had one with my ex wife. when i left ny i lived with people for the next 7 years who drove so i didnt need to.
    i have never been in any mental institution. i dont work anymore but i did for many years. what do u mean no shows? ive been to many shows. how do we know u go to shows or drive or have a car etc? cuz u say so? i just happen to offer these things about myself.
    i dont go by bus anywhere. i dont know what youre talking about. how about what? whats wrong with u?

    By darth on Apr 12, 2014

  27. darthy… youre talking gibberish like a person that belongs up on the 5th floor…

    thanks for that TV guide cancellation…maybe now i can afford to pay for your next shock treatment this time…ok?

    By Jerry's Finger on Apr 12, 2014

  28. This is a treasure. I am in the minority of people who think Fotheringay was better than Fairport so I’m very happy to have this!

    By Jeremy Shatan on Apr 17, 2014

  29. My Dear Friend,

    Thank you sooooo much for the original version of Wild Mountain Thyme. The remake is awkward and did no justice to the delicacy & clarity of her vocals. It was on youtube for a while and they yanked years ago. Ever since I would search for it and tonight, you brought tears to my eyes. True Soul Food!! I would pay for the song if I could find it.


    By Abra on Jul 24, 2014

  30. Thanks for this!!

    By Grant on Oct 31, 2014

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