The Things We Do For Cash
Folk-rock goddess, voice of an angel, best female songwriter the UK has ever produced, bla bla bla. We all know she was fab, we all know she died too young. We were all in love with her when we were adolescents (well I was anyway). But some time between 'North Sea Gasman' and 'Sandy' she clearly needed to earn some *dosh* and did a bit of session work.
We all know 'Battle Of Evermore', and many of us also know the two songs from 'Pass Of Arms' - but how many of us have heard of 'Swedish Fly Girls'?
Now I've never seen the film and I may be doing it a disservice, but a Swedish film from 1972 about the antics of a group of young air hostesses? Sounds decidedly dodgy.
Most of the music was written by Manfred Mann, and most of the tracks on the album are dire. But there are four tracks sung by Sandy Denny that are kinda OK in a rather naff pop way.
And, for completists, I've also included the poem 'Strange Meeting' read by Christopher Logue that was on the original 7" single of the Pass Of Arms soundtrack. I haven't included Sandys tracks because they are available on CDs.
SWEDISH FLY GIRLS - four tracks featuring Sandy Denny.
1) Water Mother
2) What Will I Do With Tomorrow
3) I Need You
4) Are The Judges Sane?