Today, just time for a few more words from David Suff’s January 2005 notes in the insert that came with the expanded CD. One more after this should take us to the end of them.
“Sandy’s songwriting style at the time was very personal, with many allusions to her own life and those of her friends. Next Time Around, usually referred to in the studio tape logs by the cryptic working title “Only Just Impossible”, is said to be based on her relationship with American singer-songwriter Jackson C Frank. The lyric also mentions “Theo the sailor”, probably a reference to Theo Johnston an early mentor at Kingston’s Folk Barge. Whilst Crazy Lady Blues is a thinly disguised portrait of her close friend and colleague, Linda Thompson [or more correctly, Linda Peters as she then still was] [sic[. The album’s centrepiece is a magnificently other-wordly reading of the title track; Sandy’s beautiful double-tracked vocal floats above a wash of hesitant guitar, flute-organ and sea sounds. The somewhat introspective mood is lightened by a spirited rockabilly romp through Brenda Lee’s Let’s Jump The Broomstick and a staccato driven take of Bob Dylan’s Down In The Flood. Throughout the album maintains a powerful internal cohesion, as the songs and arrangements reflect upon the traumas of loss and breaking up.”