Well, well, well. It is, remember, 1972, a couple of years before the first Richard and Linda Thompson LP; and here, in the middle of the middle line of group members on the back cover, are Richard Thompson (see previous post), and immediately to his right:
Sandy and Trevor say Linda is the most under-rated girl singer in the country. City folk haven’t caught up with her yet, either. From folk circuits she comes, a long time friend of Trevor and Sandy, which is why she was asked to sing on this LP.”
Um. Seems to me to be loaded with significance, all this. Sandy and Trevor are here uniquely referred to as a unit, even though they would not be married for over a year. Moreover, Richard and Linda are put together, even though they too would not be married for over a year. Was the anonymous composer of these notes privy to a thing or two not commonly known?
With a view to completing the picture, the fourth and last band member on this second line is:
is the man responsible for getting all of this organised [well done Sir! But sadly he died a few years ago, so this commendation is inevitably posthumous]. From Australia he came, a few years back, with a fine reputation as a folk singer. A period with the very fine Eclection [q.v. above] was followed by work with Sandy, Gerry, Pat Donaldson and Jerry Donahue in Fotheringay [q.v. above]. A spell with Island as a studio sound engineer, and now producer of The Bunch.”