Track 1 is “Down In The Flood” (3.57 minutes), which is heavier than any other version ever recorded, and distinctly rock-based. On this one, everyone is on top form, and the drumming is simply amazing.
Track 2 is “Rising For The Moon” (4.49 minutes) and is done with a sort of cajun feel, largely due to the way Dave Swarbrick plays his violin here, and the synchopated beat which is used. The whole thing slaps along beautifully, and is is a very pleasing variation of the studio version.
Track 3 is “Solo”, and Sandy Denny does it faultlessly, with all the confidence she shows on her studio LP. The accompaniment is simply excellent, and this is by far the best live recorded take of this song.
Track 4 is “Dirty Linen”, an instrumental which first appeared on the 1970 album “Full House” (see above). Of the 5 members of the 1970 group, only 2 remained here, albeit Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg! This is therefore a cracking straight performance, and great fun to listen to.
More tracks next time.