Just discovered this gem of a cover by Sandy Denny’s friend Linda Thompson (Linda’s ex-husband Richard Thompson was in the band Fairport Convention with Sandy). Linda’s lovely voice does this terrific Denny song justice. If I’m not mistaken, I think the guitar player on this track is Richard. If it’s not, it’s one of the best Richard Thompson imitations I’ve ever heard.
My favorite Sandy Denny song, released before her tragic death in 1978. Denny is probably most famous for her duet with Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin’s “The Battle for Evermore.” But she was also the lead singer for English folk-rock legends The Fairport Convention during their most acclaimed period between 1968 and 1971. Her best-known song, “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” has been covered by everyone from Judy Collins to Eva Cassidy.
If a biopic of Denny’s life had ever been made, Emily Watson would’ve been the definitive choice to play Denny.