Part of the Union
I remember in my Hippy days solong ago, noticing a wonderfully Cosmic picture on my friend Paddy's wall - a Cosmic Gypsy standing on top of a rock pinnacle high above the stars and Galaxies,looks down onto the world below. This image impressed me so deeply that i had to have one, and immediately set out on a search for it. I then found out that it is the inner sleeve of the album "Grave New World" by the Strawbs. The music is as evocative as the album sleeve.
Here is your chance now to Turn on to the Strawbs, with some of my favourite songs below.
Ghost - The Strawbs
Heroines Theme, Deep Summer Sleep, The Winter Long.
Download Heroines Theme deep Summer Sleep, The Winter Long as an Mp3 file (full song and free!)
So Close and Yet so Far Away
The Strawbs and Sandy Denny
Sandy Denny was the sweetest angels voice i ever heard - she also featured with the Strawbs, which was a totally compatible mix - Sandy Denny left us too early, which is something her wonderful voice reminds me of every time i hear her sing. She should have had more time to record much more than she did. The songs she left us however, are all absolutely priceless works of songmanship, which will stand as testimony to her amazing talent for future generations to enjoy and marvel at her sweet angelic voice.
Sandy Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978), born Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, was an English singer and songwriter who has been described by Allmusic's Richie Unterberger as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer".
Denny is considered a founder of the British folk rock movement and perhaps its most important female singer, songwriter and personality. Over a ten year career Sandy Denny left an extensive legacy and remains influential. She is remembered for her pivotal involvement with the British folk rock scene, where, as a member of Fairport Convention, she moved the band away from west coast American cover versions and into performing traditional material and original compositions.
Denny is also remembered as a composer most notably on her solo albums which represent her claim to be Britain's finest female singer-songwriter, as asserted by the Sunday Express, Uncut and Mojo. Her composition, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?", has been covered by numerous artists as diverse as Judy Collins, Nina Simone and Cat Power and is now regarded as a classic. Famous also for her exceptional voice, it has been suggested that her effortless and smooth vocal delivery still sets the standard for many of today's female folk-based singers.
wikipedia -Sandy Denny)
My Favourite song of all from Sandy Denny is of course, "Who Knows where the Time Goes?" (with Fairport Convention) - and i would like to include it here for you to listen to - prepare for goosebumps when you listen if you haven't heard this before, as i guarantee you that you are going to get some.
Who knows where the Time goes - Fairport Convention
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