Now to the music on this gem of an album.
It opens with “It’ll take a long time” (5.14), a near perfect Sandy Denny song, brilliant tune, magic words, and the first experience of the amazing pedal steel guitar.
Next comes “Sweet Rosemary” (2.27), a very different but equally good Sandy Denny composition, here primarily set to acoustic guitar and Swarbrick violin.
Track 3 is “For Nobody to Hear” (4.12), a lively offering with some classic Thompson guitar work, not quie as good as the first two, but very nearly so. Although credited to Sandy Denny, I can’t help thinking that Thompson had a hand in the composition here.