Today, just time for a little more from David Suff’s January 2005 notes in the insert in the expanded CD:
“Sandy’s brief (first) tenure in Fairport Convention lasted barely eighteen months. Just long enough, for the group to create the blueprint for British folk-rock on the three classic albums – “What We Did On Our Holidays”, “Unhalfbricking” and “Liege & Lief”. Sandy left the group at the end of 1969 to form a new band with her future husband- Trevor Lucas. Much was expected of Fotheringay and they quickly established an enviable reputation, headlining the Royal Albert Hall with Elton John as the opening act. Despite their poise Fotheringay foundered towards the end of 1970, leaving just one powerful, highly regarded album. Sandy immediately began preparing material for her first solo album.
“The words are the most important things to me: the whole structure of a song is important.” ”