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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2018, 09:18:35 AM »


Sally Barker, when not a zebra, sings a mean Sandy as well!

True......but she may have been put off by people not liking her version of WKWTTG a few years back.
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2018, 09:24:09 AM »



Sally Barker, when not a zebra, sings a mean Sandy as well!

True......but she may have been put off by people not liking her version of WKWTTG a few tears back.


Her chum in IOTA / Trad Arrr etc Marion Fleetwood has a cracking voice and deserves a shot IMHO
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2018, 09:29:13 AM »




Sally Barker, when not a zebra, sings a mean Sandy as well!

True......but she may have been put off by people not liking her version of WKWTTG a few tears back.


Her chum in IOTA / Trad Arrr etc Marion Fleetwood has a cracking voice and deserves a shot IMHO


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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2018, 09:30:40 AM »

I was listening to the "Sandy" segment last night and only Simon and Ian Matthews were able to carry a tune while Peggy, PJ and Fish were terrible.
 
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2018, 09:34:05 AM »

Winter Wilson did a good job on "Tomorrow", in my view.
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2018, 09:35:19 AM »


Winter Wilson did a good job on "Tomorrow", in my view.

Yes they did, sorry I forgot them. It was " It'll take a long time"
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2018, 10:09:48 AM »

Here's one to stir up the waters a bit...

"is it truly that FC themselves want to continually honour her memory or do they feel obliged to do so by their perception of what the fans "want" ?"

While they may feel "obliged" to honour Sandy's massive contribution to Fairport ,  there's no such obligation to honour her solo work outside of Fairport, any more than they should have honoured Swarb by presenting Smiddyburn and Flittin'.

Discuss...
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2018, 12:11:27 PM »



Winter Wilson did a good job on "Tomorrow", in my view.

Yes they did, sorry I forgot them. It was " It'll take a long time"


I thought that was the high point of the Sandy section. I didn't mind Fish's attempt at Solo either, at least it was heartfelt or appeared to be. Iain Matthews singing Rising For The Moon was unexpected, in a good way. I was expecting a 'big name' female singer though, or at least the likes of Chris or Kellie While, or maybe Thea Gilmore.
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2018, 01:50:55 PM »



Sally Barker, when not a zebra, sings a mean Sandy as well!

True......but she may have been put off by people not liking her version of WKWTTG a few years back.


Yet her singing on Rising For The Moon from last year as heard on What We Did On Our Saturdays absolutely nailed it. So I don't think that is a fair point
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2018, 02:32:05 PM »


I didn't mind Fish's attempt at Solo either, at least it was heartfelt or appeared to be.


Heartfelt goes a long way with me.

But not that far.

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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2018, 04:40:21 PM »

Saturday's Fairport playlist for the curious, or those who can't remember!

Ye Mariners All
Shuffle and Go
Crazy Man Michael
Summer By The Cherwell
Bankruptured
Song For Sandy (with PJ Wright)
Bushes and Briars  (with PJ Wright & Anna Ryder)
Fotheringay
Solo  (with Fish)
Rising for the Moon (with Iain Matthews)
It'll Take a Long Time  (with Kip Wilson)
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
The Gallivant
Bring Me Back My Feathers (with Anna Ryder)
Rosemary's Sister (Simon Nicol & Chris Leslie )
Sir Patrick Spens
The Wood and the Wire
John Gaudie
Walk Awhile
Eleanor's Dream
A Surfeit of Lampreys (with Maartin Allcock)
Jewel in the Crown (with Maartin Allcock)
Matty Groves (with “Metal Matty” intro by Maartin Allcock)
Meet On The Ledge (with everyone)

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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2018, 01:43:51 AM »


Saturday's Fairport playlist for the curious, or those who can't remember!

Ye Mariners All
Shuffle and Go
Crazy Man Michael
Summer By The Cherwell
Bankruptured
Song For Sandy (with PJ Wright)
Bushes and Briars  (with PJ Wright & Anna Ryder)
Fotheringay
Solo  (with Fish)
Rising for the Moon (with Iain Matthews)
It'll Take a Long Time  (with Kip Wilson)
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
The Gallivant
Bring Me Back My Feathers (with Anna Ryder)
Rosemary's Sister (Simon Nicol & Chris Leslie )
Sir Patrick Spens
The Wood and the Wire
John Gaudie
Walk Awhile
Eleanor's Dream
A Surfeit of Lampreys (with Maartin Allcock)
Jewel in the Crown (with Maartin Allcock)
Matty Groves (with “Metal Matty” intro by Maartin Allcock)
Meet On The Ledge (with everyone)



You can look on that set list 2 ways. You can praise them for doing material by the latest incarnation of the band or you can say it has some very weak Fairport material on it .......and I have to agree as to why they didn't have female voices for the Sandy Tribute......
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« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2018, 02:29:55 AM »

Some lovely, heartfelt stuff here, about renditions of Sandy's songs at this year's Cropredy. I can't possibly comment, not been back for near 10 years, but the memory of her voice has been a dilemma for the Curator of the closing performance, and the whole bill of fayre, for many years, IMHO.
Sandy is Dead, though. Ask Paul Rodgers to sing with Queen, people say 'he's not Freddie Mercury, though, is he ?'
Of course he's not, Freddie Mercury is Dead.
Kate Rusby has recorded WKWTTG, but didn't sing it at Wickham a week earlier. It is for the Curator to judge just who gets to sing those songs, amongst those that were closest, not for us, who were afar, IMHO. If Fish made a hash of one, I hope someone youtube'd it. It's respect. G
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« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2018, 08:52:58 AM »

Quick question

What electric instrument was Chris playing during the Sandy set, there is a vid on line but i cant work out if it is a straight electric guitar of maybe a return for the batocaster?

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« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2018, 09:05:45 AM »


Quick question

What electric instrument was Chris playing during the Sandy set, there is a vid on line but i cant work out if it is a straight electric guitar of maybe a return for the batocaster?

DW


On Song For Sandy Peggy was playing electric and Chris was on bass.
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« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2018, 09:36:36 AM »

Just listening to the set, downloaded from BBC Radio Oxford. "Jewel In The Crown" is currently playing. I am getting moist-eyed again.
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« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2018, 09:42:26 AM »



Quick question

What electric instrument was Chris playing during the Sandy set, there is a vid on line but i cant work out if it is a straight electric guitar of maybe a return for the batocaster?

DW


On Song For Sandy Peggy was playing electric and Chris was on bass.


Aha - is there no end to his talents.

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« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2018, 09:46:13 AM »

Just reached "Metal Matty" - bloody great!
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« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2018, 09:54:43 AM »



Quick question
What electric instrument was Chris playing during the Sandy set, there is a vid on line but i cant work out if it is a straight electric guitar of maybe a return for the batocaster?
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On Song For Sandy Peggy was playing electric and Chris was on bass.



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« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2018, 01:01:10 PM »


≥snip<. Ask Paul Rodgers to sing with Queen, people say 'he's not Freddie Mercury, though, is he ?'
Of course he's not, Freddie Mercury is Dead.
 


I recall Roger Taylor saying at the time: "He doesn't have to be Freddie, because he IS Paul Rodgers." You could say the same about Fish and Sandy Denny. He did it his way, whatever the crowd may have wanted.
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