Sunday, December 2, 2012


Artist: Sandy Denny

Album: Sandy
Label: A&M

Catalog: SP-4371
Year: 1972
Designer: not applicable
Design artist: not applicable
Photographer: Davd Bailey
Grade: **** stars

For the most part, when it comes to picking album art for the blog, I've shied away from selecting anything that's blatantly violent, sexist, or offensive (yeah, there goes a sizable portion of the album cover population).  Anyhow, I'll make an exception for this album ...  

The late Sandy Denny isn't particularly well known in the States.  That's a crime since the woman had an amazing voice and recorded some of the world's best English folk-rock as a solo artist and as a member of Fairport Convention.

The cleverly-titled "Sandy" was her second solo album. The cover art wasn't particularly original, or inventive, but at least to my eyes David Bailey's photo was stunning.  He literally captured the prettiest photo of Denny I've ever seen.  No idea how he did it, but for a woman who frequently looked like her hair was made of straw, he somehow managed to capture her true beauty and that determined inner strength.  Those eyes are amazing ...

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