I've Always Kept A Unicorn - The acoustic Sandy Denny

536-735 0 (CD, UK, 24 April 2016)

Track Listing

All songs written by Sandy Denny except where noted

Disc 1

  1. 1. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? - 4:00
  2. 2. You Never Wanted Me (Jackson C. Frank) - 3:21
  3. 3. Milk and Honey (re-recorded version) (Jackson C. Frank) - 4:26
  4. 4. Autopsy (demo) - 4:25
  5. 5. Now and Then (demo) - 3:48
  6. 6. She Moves Through the Fair (acoustic version) (Padraic Colum) - 4:11
  7. 7. Fotheringay (acoustic version) - 3:04
  8. 8. The Pond and the Stream (demo) - 3:06
  9. 9. Winter Winds (demo) - 2:14
  10. 10. Wild Mountain Thyme (live) (Francis McPeake) - 3:18
  11. 11. The Lowlands of Holland (live) (Traditional) - 4:01
  12. 12. Wretched Wilbur (demo) - 2:23
  13. 13. The Optimist (demo) - 4:31
  14. 14. Late November (live) - 3:26
  15. 15. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (live) - 3:47
  16. 16. Next Time Around (live) - 4:46
  17. 17. John the Gun (live) - 3:13
  18. 18. Love's made a Fool of You (demo) (Bob Montgomery, Buddy Holly) - 3:06
  19. 19. When Will I Be Loved (demo) (Phil Everly) - 3:10
  20. 20. Learning the Game (demo) (Buddy Holly) - 2:05

Disc 2

  1. 1. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (demo) (Richard Fariña, Traditional) - 2:35
  2. 2. After Halloween (demo) - 2:58
  3. 3. The Lady (demo 2) - 3:01
  4. 4. Bushes and Briars (live) - 2:35
  5. 5. The Music Weaver (demo) - 3:04
  6. 6. No End (solo piano version) - 7:35
  7. 7. Solo (live) - 4:22
  8. 8. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (live) - 3:31
  9. 9. The King and Queen of England (home demo 1) - 3:52
  10. 10. Rising for the Moon (home demo) - 3:05
  11. 11. One More Chance (home demo) - 3:46
  12. 12. Take Away the Load (home demo) - 1:26
  13. 13. What Is True? (home demo) - 3:28
  14. 14. Blackwaterside (live) (Traditional) - 3:24
  15. 15. No More Sad Refrains (live) - 3:13
  16. 16. Full Moon (home demo 1) - 5:01
  17. 17. I'm a Dreamer (home demo 2) - 4:31
  18. 18. By the Time It Gets Dark (acoustic demo) - 3:22
  19. 19. One Way Donkey Ride (acoustic version) - 3:23
  20. 20. Moments (acoustic version) (Bryn Haworth) - 3:27

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Release Information

I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn is the best album that the late Sandy Denny never made. This 40-track/2CD set, comprised of demos, live, radio and TV recordings, captures the sublimely gifted British singer songwriter at her most intimate as she runs through stripped down arrangements of songs she performed with the Strawbs, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and The Bunch, along with material from her four solo albums.

Exclusive to this masterful set are three demos recorded at Richard Branson’s Manor studios in December 1971 for the 1972 rock and roll covers album, The Bunch Rock On; alongside 'Love Made A Fool Of You' and 'Learning The Game' by one of her teenage heroes, Buddy Holly, she sings a charming duet with Linda Thompson on Phil Everly’s 'When Will I Be Loved'.

The set is complied by Sandy expert Andrew Batt, and comes complete with sleeve notes by Mick Houghton, the author of the critically lauded 2015 Sandy Denny biography, I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn, as well as many rare and unpublished photographs.

“Sandy was, as are our most brilliant performers, much better solo; I so wish she had recorded a solo album, and told her so.” (Linda Thompson)


Artists:
Sandy Denny
Released:
24 April 2016 (UK)
Length:
142:00
Label:
Universal Island Records Ltd.
Compiler:
Artwork:
  • Phil Smee (design)

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