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Sandy Denny: A Boxful of Treasures

Sandy Denny: A Boxful of Treasures (Fledg'ling NEST 5002)

A Boxful of Treasures
Sandy Denny

Fledg'ling Records NEST 5002 (4+1 CD, UK, October 11, 2004)

This 5 CD set was compiled by David Suff and music historian Tim Chacksfield. Four CDs trace Sandy's career with many rare and previously unreleased songs including

A fifth bonus CD with mainly demo versions is supposed to be only included with the first pressing.

The 56 page full colour booklet has a foreword by Richard Thompson (which was to be the foreword to Pamela Murray winter's unpublished Sandy Denny biography), a biographical essay by Jim Irvin (remember his Sandy Denny article in MOJO June 1998?) and a coda by Dick Gaughan. It contains many rare and previously unpublished photographs, drawings and lyrics from Sandy's notebooks and full discographical track details.

Fledg'ling's web page for this compilation

Tracks

All songs written by Sandy Denny unless stated otherwise; * = previously unreleased

CD 1

  1. 3:10 to Yuma [George Dunning, Ned Washington] (3.37)
    from Sandy and Johnny
  2. * She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861) (4.01)
  3. * Boxful of Treasure (1.41)
  4. * They Don't Seem to Know You (2.23)
    all three demos recorded at home during 1967
  5. Go Your Way My Love [Anne Briggs] (4.09)
    demo recorded at home during 1968; from The Attic Tracks Vol. 3
  6. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209) (3.42)
    demo recorded at home during 1967; from The Attic Tracks Vol. 3
  7. Been on the Road So Long [Alex Campbell] (5.01)
    from Sandy and Johnny
  8. Alex Campbell & Friends: You Never Wanted Me [Jackson C. Frank] (3.21)
  9. —: This Train (Roud 6702) (2.04)
    both from Alex Campbell and His Friends
  10. Sandy Denny & the Strawbs: Sail Away to the Sea [Dave Cousins] (3.22)
  11. —: Tell Me What You See In Me [Dave Cousins] (3.36)
  12. —: Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (4.12)
    all three from All Our Own Work
  13. * Autopsy (4.25)
    demo recorded at Sound Techniques in December 1968
  14. Now and Then (3.48)
    demo recorded at Sound Techniques in December 1968; from Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  15. Fairport Convention: I Don't Know Where I Stand [Joni Mitchell] (3.37)
    BBC radio session on May 28, 1968; from Heyday
  16. —: Bird on a Wire [Leonard Cohen] (3.27)
    BBC radio session on December 2, 1968; from Heyday
  17. —: Fotheringay (3.03)
  18. —: Nottamun Town (Roud 1044) (3.09)
  19. —: Meet on the Ledge [Richard Thomson] (2.53)
    all three from What We Did on Our Holidays

CD 2

  1. Fairport Convention: Si Tu Dois Partir [Bob Dylan] (2.19)
  2. —: Cajun Woman [Richard Thompson] (2.42)
    both from Unhalfbricking
  3. —: The Ballad of Easy Rider [Roger McGuinn] (4.54)
    from the Liege & Lief recording sessions
  4. —: A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12) (11.08)
    from Unhalfbricking
  5. —: Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15) (4.31)
  6. —: Farewell Farewell [Richard Thompson] (2.37)
  7. —: Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39) (7.11)
    all three from Liege & Lief
  8. —: Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58) (3.37)
    BBC radio session on September 23, 1969; from From Past Archives
  9. Fotheringay: The Pond and the Stream (3.16)
  10. —: The Sea (5.29)
  11. —: The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9) (8.02)
    all three from Fotheringay
  12. * —: Silver Threads and Golden Needles (4.29)
    from the Fotheringay recording sessions
  13. The Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484) (3.18)
    BBC radio session on August 24, 1971; from The BBC Sessions 1971-73
  14. Fotheringay: Nothing More (4.52)
    live in Rotterdam on June 28, 1970; from Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  15. —: Gypsy Davey (Roud 1; Child 200) (3.51)
  16. —: Late November (4.33)
    both from Who Knows Where the Time Goes

CD 3

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (3.25)
    from The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
  2. * Next Time Around (4.44)
    alternate take to the one on The North Star Grassman and the Ravens without strings
  3. Blackwaterside (Roud 312; Laws O1) (4.09)
  4. The Sea Captain (3.07)
    both from The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
  5. Ian Matthews: If You Saw Thro' My Eyes [Ian Matthews] (2.35)
    from If You Saw Thro' My Eyes
  6. The Bunch: Learning the Game [Buddy Holly] (2.06)
    from Rock On
  7. Here in Silence [Peter Elford, Don Fraser] (3.50)
    from the soundtrack to the film Pass of Arms
  8. Bruton Town (Roud 18; Laws M32) (3.37)
    BBC radio session on March 16, 1972; from Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  9. Sweet Rosemary (2.57)
  10. After Halloween (2.55)
    both demos recorded in Spring 1972; from Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  11. * The Lady (2.55)
    demo recorded in Spring 1972
  12. The Music Weaver (3.18)
    from Sandy
  13. Ecoute Ecoute (3.56)
    from The Attic Tracks Vol. 4
  14. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [Richard FariƱa] (4.25)
  15. It'll Take a Long Time (5.12)
    both from Sandy
  16. No End (4.09)
    live solo version recorded December 3, 1972; from The Attic Tracks Vol. 1
  17. Bushes and Briars (2.35)
    BBC radio session on October 25, 1972; from The BBC Sessions 1971-73
  18. Walking the Floor Over You [Ernest Tubb] (4.20)
    from Who Knows Where the Time Goes

CD 4

  1. Whispering Grass [Fred & Doris Fisher] (3.43)
    BBC radio session on November 14, 1973; from The BBC Sessions 1971-73
  2. Solo (4.25)
    from Like an Old Fashioned Waltz
  3. * At the End of the Day (6.28)
    alternate take without strings
  4. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (4.11)
    from Like an Old Fashioned Waltz
  5. Until the Real Thing Comes Along [Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman] (4.07)
    BBC radio session on November 14, 1973; from The BBC Sessions 1971-73
  6. * Fairport Convention: John the Gun (5.39)
  7. * —: She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861) (3.27)
    both live at the L.A. Troubadour on February 1, 1974
  8. * One More Chance (3.53)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in December 1974; from The Attic Tracks Vol. 4
  9. King and Queen of England (3.52)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in December 1974; from Island Life
  10. Fairport Convention: Rising for the Moon (4.06)
  11. —: White Dress (3.42)
    both from Rising for the Moon
  12. I'm a Dreamer (4.45)
    from Rendezvous
  13. * By the Time It Gets Dark (4.06)
    from the Rendezvous recording sessions
  14. No More Sad Refrains (2.48)
    from Rendezvous
  15. * Losing Game [James Carr, Denny Weaver] (3.14)
    from the Rendezvous recording sessions
  16. Easy to Slip [Lowell George, Fred Martin] (3.25)
    from The Attic Tracks Vol. 1
  17. Full Moon (4.28)
    from Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  18. Moments [Bryn Haworth] (3.43)
    Sandy's last studio recording; from The Attic Tracks Vol. 1

CD 5 (Bonus CD)

  1. * One Way Donkey Ride (4.11)
  2. * I'm a Dreamer (4.14)
    both demos recorded at home in Byfield in March 1976
  3. * Take Me Away (3.57)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in December 1975
  4. Rising for the Moon (3.06)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in Summer 1974; from The Attic Tracks Vol. 4
  5. * Still Waters Run Deep (3.57)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in December 1975
  6. * All Our Days (3.37)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield
  7. * No More Sad Refrains (3.05)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in December 1975
  8. * By the Time It Gets Dark (3.30)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in March 1976
  9. * The Music Weaver (3.14)
    demo recorded at The Manor in March 1972
  10. What Is True? (3.43)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in December 1974; from Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  11. Stranger to Himself (3.43)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in December 1974; from No More Sad Refrains
  12. Take Away the Load (1.40)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in March 1976; from Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  13. * By the Time It Gets Dark (3.38)
    alternate take from the Rendezvous recording sessions
  14. * Full Moon (3.30)
    demo recorded at home in Byfield in December 1975
  15. * Fairport Convention: Knockin' on Heaven's Door [Bob Dylan] (5.25)
    live at the L.A. Troubadour in February 1974
  16. —: It'll Take a Long Time (5.43)
    live at the L.A. Troubadour in February 1974; from The Airing Cupboard Tapes
  17. —: Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (6.35)
    live at the L.A. Troubadour in February 1974; from Who Knows Where the Time Goes