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Fotheringay - Fotheringay (1996) Retail CD
When Sandy Denny departed Fairport Convention, insisting that she wanted to concentrate upon her own songwriting rather than pursue the band's exploration of traditional English music, she never meant she also intended abandoning the folk idiom itself. Although all but two of the songs on this, her first post-Fairport project, are indeed original compositions, it is readily apparent that, like former bandmate Richard Thompson, her greatest talents lay distinctly within the same traditions as the poets and balladeers of earlier centuries, while the fact that fully one-half of Fotheringay itselfmore… would eventually join Fairport illustrates the care that went into the band's formation. Even the group's name resonates — "Fotheringay" was also one of Denny's best-loved Fairport songs. Listening to the album, too, one can see and hear the mothership all over the show, from the tight dynamics of "The Sea" to the simple beauty of "Winter Winds" and on to the showpiece "Banks of the Nile," a Napoleonic Wars-era ballad set firmly in the storytelling mold of "A Sailor's Life," "Tam Linn," and the post-Denny Fairport's own "Bonnie Bunch of Roses." The presence of producer Joe Boyd and guest vocalist Linda Peters complete the sense of a family affair.... Read More...
|3||The Ballad of Ned Kelly|
|5||Peace in the End|
|6||The Way I Feel|
|7||The Pond and the Stream|
|8||Too Much of Nothing|
|9||Banks of the Nile|
- Fotheringay - Fotheringay (1996) Retail CD
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