Friday, May 30, 2008

Perhaps This Afternoon (rotten title!)

I had a request for this.

There's been a lot of movement on the Sandy Denny front over the past year or two, with compilations, reissues and a radio documentary. So when someone emailed me to ask if I could post 'Sandy And The Strawbs' I thought "in your dweeems, busta" - but then I checked Amazon and was amazed to find it's not available.

I have the 'All Our Own Work' album on vinyl, and ripped it to MP3 several years ago. Since then I have replaced some of those MP3s with others that I have got from ripping anthologies & box sets, so I don't know which of these tracks are my vinyl rips and which are digital from CD. I suspect that all the tracks that *don't* have Sandy on them are my originals.

I also believe that there are two different versions of this album ('All Our Own Work' and 'Sandy And The Strawbs'), one is as it was recorded and one has some overdubs. I don't know which is which, and I don't know which tracks here are from which. And I don't really care, this is hardly Sandy's finest hour and I don't really need two versions of any of these songs.

Apart from WKWTTG, that is - both stringless and stringfull versions are here. (BTW this was the first time this song appeared anywhere on record - it's pre-Unhalfbricking - although an earlier demo version exists)

O - and the last 3 or 4 songs don't belong on this album but I'd already uploaded the zip before I realised & couldn't be *rsed to do it again. Think of them as a bonus.

If anyone knows where you *can* buy this album, let me know and I'll remove the share pronto.

Sandy Denny and The Strawbs - All Our Own Work (1967)

01 - On My Way
02 - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
03 - Tell Me What You See In Me
04 - Always On My Mind
05 - Stay Awhile
06 - Wild Strawberries
07 - All I Need Is You
08 - How Everyone But Sam Was A Hypocrite
09 - Sail Away To The Sea
10 - Sweetling
11 - Nothing Else Will Do
12 - And You Need Me
13 - Poor Jimmy Wilson
14 - I've Been My Own Worst Friend
15 - Two Weeks Last Summer
16 - Who Knows Where The Time Goes (With Strings)

Download 'All Our Own Work' aka 'Sandy And The Strawbs'


Blogger Private Beach said...

There's an explanation of the differences between the two versions of the album at if you're interested.

2:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

many thanks

8:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

help! I haven't downloaded for a while and I can't get past the security codes on the free downloads! It says to only enter symbols that are "attached to a cat"--yet it looks like all symbols are attached to something, but it's impossible to see what. But there is only room to enter four symbols. I'm not a techie, so can anyone help me out with this? I really want to download Sandy Denny! Thanks!

7:32 pm  
Blogger whiteray said...

Wow, a great album. Thanks so much. One of the great voices in rock history, to be sure.

2:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi ..I haven't downloaded this yet, but I'm going to ... Just have a request perhaps you may be able to help with ...I'm looking to replace my scratched(ruined) LP of "Arrival" I think seLf titled from about 1970, anyway it has a picture of the band on the front of it in front of a helicopter . I really would like to replace this but have never seen it anywhere ...can you help Thanks ?

4:55 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Witchseason,

Been leeching from your blog for a while now, and got lots of fine stuff, but I've never been *rsed (as you put it) so far to express my gratitude, but Shirley Collins & Sandy Denny on the same page told me that it was high time I tried to tell you how grateful I am for this excellent blog, and long may you continue & prosper!

As a very small gesture of gratitude for all the goodies, here's a recent BBC Radio 2 Feature which was broadcast recently to mark the 30th anniversary of her death.

Who Knows Where The Time Goes...Sandy Denny

Bob Harris spotlights the life and music of Sandy Denny, in a new documentary marking the thirtieth anniversary of her death.
It explores her early years, the two periods spent as a member of Fairport Convention, her solo work, the circumstances surrounding her death and the legacy of both her songs and recorded material. D/L Link:

57 min. @ 64 kbps.

Broadcast BBC Radio 2, 22 April,'08.


6:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post - hard to believe this music is isn't available as a full album at the moment. Criminal, really. The odd thing, listening to this, is that the smoothness of some of the arrangements has more in common with Sandy's much later solo work, although the voice is a lot less lived in - making for a strange prescient listening experience. Thanks again!

7:06 pm  
Anonymous Peter J. King said...

This is now available legitimately in expanded form:

6:19 pm  

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