This time, we continue with a look at the music on this CD, where we come to Track 6, which is a 7.15 minutes long version of “Who Knows Where The Time Goes” [sic; no “?” at the end here]. This is a song which Sandy Denny wrote before she ever recorded anything, and actually of itself is not particularly good. However, the astonishing version of it which appears on “Unhalfbricking” [see above] is probably my favourite track of all time. The rendition of the song on this CD is perfectly competent, but inevitably shows up the problems with the piece, which sounds like a painful dirge when accompanied by a violin, even one as good as that of Dave Swarbrick.
Track 8 (sorry I missed 7, which I’ll do next time) is another Sandy Denny song, this one from her second “proper” solo LP “Sandy” [see above], “It’ll Take A Long Time” (6.18). This is a super song, and brilliantly suited to the splendid talents of the 1974 band. This is certainly one of the top songs on the CD, and is undeniably excellent. Moreover, it is noticeably distinct from the “Sandy” version, because of the absence of any slide guitar. A very worthwhile track, this one.
We should finish with the music next time.