This is a brilliant LP, of amazing joy and beauty, from the opening acoustic guitar notes of “Fotheringay” to the closing acoustic guitar notes of “End of a holiday”. Every track is a Class I winner, and the album is well up in the bliss/classic tables.
One unique feature of this short-lived line up was the combination of the voices of Sandy Denny and Ian Matthews, both of which at this time were just lovely. This perhaps works best on “Book Song”, which has Clare Lowther on cello.
Bruce Lacey had appeared in the second Beatles film “Help!” in 1965, and here was honoured in a rock’n’roll piece masterfully performed, and including the sounds of his robots.
Did anyone else ever do Dylan’s “I’ll keep it with mine”? I don’t know, but I’m certain no other version could match the song which ends Side 1.