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Sandy Denny — Listen, Listen
Album: Sandy
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6.2

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Total ratings: 843









Released: 1972
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The young man rose his pretty face,
All for to feel the salty spray.
When storms are mustering, they say
I'll come and take you all away.

I am a traveller by trade,
I only have what I have made.
A fortune teller too they say,
And I can take you all away.

Listen Listen to him do.
He is the one who is for you.
Listen, they say
He'll come and take us all away.

And over there the young man stayed,
Upon on the rocks so rough and grey.
Watching the boy, watching the day
Thinking of how he came to be.

A young man he, he is so real,
And never more to go astray.
He is of value now they say,
And he can take himself away.

Listen Listen to him do.
He is the one who is for you.
Listen, they say
He'll come and take us all away.
Comments (92)add comment
If only we could reincarnate Sandy Denny and Nicolette Larson.
Still in love after all these years!!!
Otis Redding, Sandy Denny -- gee whiz, Bill what's the theme of this set? Who's next? The Doors? Hendrix? Janice?
Too bad she died early what a talent
A meaningful follow up might be a cut from Jackson C. Frank. He was Sandy’s companion and lover during the early days of the London folk scene.
Years since I last heard her.
Great voicce, a sort of British Joan Baez sound it always seemed to me...
The minute I hear that voice....I know who it is!!
 Larry_Rosenow wrote:
I remember other songs that she recorded when she was with Pentangle and they were pretty good.
 Are you thinking of Fairport Convention?  They were bloody great. (The woman singing with Pentangle was Jaqui McShee (sp?), and she had a terrific but very different voice)
 hschlossberg wrote:

Agreed. It's a solid 2.
 
Don't be such a turd!

I get it though. This sort of bombastic folk style from the early 70s used to grate on my nerves too, but even so, Denny had one hell of a voice.
 number7 wrote:
Very surprised to see 42 votes for Level 1.
 
Agreed. It's a solid 2.
I am finding more and more great singers and songs, can never put this down
 number7 wrote:
Very surprised to see 42 votes for Level 1.
Got to be something special to still get an 8.

Love ya Sandy!
 
A solid 8 from Rocky Hill, on the banks of the Connecticut.
 number7 wrote:
Very surprised to see 42 votes for Level 1.
Got to be something special to still get an 8.

Love ya Sandy!
  Gets an 8 from me.  
Very surprised to see 42 votes for Level 1.
Got to be something special to still get an 8.

Love ya Sandy!
gorgeous song {#Daisy}
 bseib wrote:

This is why RP is brilliant. :-)  And you RP listeners are pretty sharp too.

 
It's fun to try figure out the connections. What Bill and Rebecca do is really becoming a lost art. Time to send more support. . . 
The syrupy strings are unnecessary. Just give us Sandy. That's well enough.
A treasure, to soon gone!
Love just about anything Sandy Denny. 
 musikluvr wrote:
I see what you did there, Bill. Following Zep with Sandy Denny. Very clever. Too bad the song wasn't Battle of Evermore.

 
This is why RP is brilliant. :-)  And you RP listeners are pretty sharp too.
I see what you did there, Bill. Following Zep with Sandy Denny. Very clever. Too bad the song wasn't Battle of Evermore.
ugh.
I love Sandy Denny with FC or Fotheringay, but this is pretty dreadful.
 finoufk wrote:
terrible.
please God, help that poor woman find a way in life, she has to quit singing it's so painfull to the ears !  {#Headache}


 ch83575 wrote:

Surprisingly insensitive comment given that she died tragically young at age 31. 

 
It's apparent that the person who posted the comment to which you were responding didn't know anything about Sandy Denny or her 'tragic' death, so their comment may not really be "surprisingly insensitive", maybe "surprisingly uninformed".    Anyhow, good song.
I cannot Listen, Listen.
 jagdriver wrote:


 
("She sings with the beautiful richness of an Elf Queen, she strikes aspects of my white wizard power yet unused... Yes I shall make use of her"   Saruman in The Lord of the Rings)
 fingerpin wrote:
Sandy Denny has her own symbol on the inner sleeve of Led Zeppelin IV; it's next to the song title Battle of Evermore. {#War}

 
She was a Viking (or Tolkien character) back then. 


{#Cool}
One of my favorite songs - by anyone. Sandy was a genuine talent.
Listen, listen, said lissen.  A beautiful Oregon morning with some fog and stillness in the woods.  Great music coming from the garden of Paradise.  Keep it coming Bill and Rebecca!
 finoufk wrote:
terrible.
please God, help that poor woman find a way in life, she has to quit singing it's so painfull to the ears !  {#Headache}

 
Take a Tylenol and call us in the morning. 

Anyway, how is this different in style, sound, substance than many others of her time: Buffy St. Marie, Joan Baez, Melanie, and others. 
And I like her voice. Lovely tune. Bill said so.
 
Agreed. Sandy can hold her own amongst those who got more attention (Joni, Joan, etc., all of whom I love as well.) I would love to know what she'd be doing musically if she had been on this earth a bit longer.
 

  ScottN wrote:
Songs, like this one,  pulled from deep and old archive are among the reasons why I love RP. This, about 40 years old.
She had the pipes but left us waaay too early.
This song is better than 5.8.

 


 finoufk wrote:
terrible.
please God, help that poor woman find a way in life, she has to quit singing it's so painfull to the ears !  {#Headache}

 
Surprisingly insensitive comment given that she died tragically young at age 31. 
{#Music}         Thanks,
 RParadise wrote:
Sandy Denny's early death was a great loss to music. Fairport Convention was the group that brought early English and Irish music into the popular culture. A lot of bands we know today would not be possible without them. And Denny's voice rang clear and timeless in the best of their work. I miss her.
 

Bumped. Because...yes.  {#Meditate}
Beautiful song.

I know that it's 11 minutes or so, but "A Sailors Life" from Unhalfbricking is equally good - and has the added bonus of an extended Richard Thompson guitar as well.
I remember other songs that she recorded when she was with Pentangle and they were pretty good.
 jhollandtx wrote:
For the love of all things Holy, delete this song from your library.
 
Ah, delete yerself. 
Songs, like this one,  pulled from deep and old archive are among the reasons why I love RP. This, about 40 years old.
She had the pipes but left us waaay too early.
This song is better than 5.8.

At first glance, I thought the album cover was Paul McCartney.


For the love of all things Holy, delete this song from your library.
 tonypf wrote:


Here, hear!
 

Make up your mind.
 Mari wrote:
... 6.3 = We're gettin' there, keep pluggin' keep uploadin' her, we'll get at least an 8 eventually and out of 30,000 Rpeeps's that'll do nicely, Yea! More! More! More!...
 
Ha, 5.8 three years later.
 vandal wrote:
mute
 
mute x 2
 merobreno wrote:
Slould love this. Don't. No need to explain.
 
bump
terrible.
please God, help that poor woman find a way in life, she has to quit singing it's so painfull to the ears ! 
{#Headache}
 fingerpin wrote:
Sandy Denny has her own symbol on the inner sleeve of Led Zeppelin IV; it's next to the song title Battle of Evermore. {#War}
 
How cool is THAT?  Gotta go dig out my vinyl now.  I'd rated this song a 9, but in light of a lot of weirdness in my life (and, it seems, most other folks' lives), I bumped it to 10.  RIP, Ms. Denny. You are still alive at RP, and most of us love your voice and your legacy. {#Notworthy}
 gatorade wrote:
Everything Sandy did was a 10 or better. She blew me away when I was 17, and she still blows me away at 57.
 

Here, hear!
I have always considered this a beautiful composition and performance. As far as I can recall, this is the only place other than my record collection where I have heard the song. Makes this a pretty cool station.
Slould love this. Don't. No need to explain.
Everything Sandy did was a 10 or better. She blew me away when I was 17, and she still blows me away at 57.
 pannaramma wrote:
Nice except for the "dooo doooo doooo doooo" chorous
 
Exactly my thoughts here at the moment...

Sandy Denny has her own symbol on the inner sleeve of Led Zeppelin IV; it's next to the song title Battle of Evermore. {#War}
Thanks for keeping Sandy Denny among us....
Nice except for the "dooo doooo doooo doooo" chorous
mute

{#Sick}

Sandy Denny - Listen, Listen
Groove Armada - Remember

Brilliant twofer!  I love it!{#Clap}



remembering Ms. Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny

 ** 9 **




meloman wrote:
Harsh, but I agree with you! To diss someone like Sandy Denny is to display a complete lack of musical culture. You don't have to like her music, but decency demands that you respect it.
?? I didn't know that music DEMANDED anything of us.... :stupid: I can appreciate her voice, but I don't think that the source of my appreciation is "decency" or that the appreciation was as a result of her or your "demand."
I love Sandy Denny's voice, the harmonies...and especially the use of mandolin in this lovely song! :bounce:
:grumpy: Damn! Just read her bio. Another fave dying young, perhaps at her own hand. (Falling down the stairs drunk?) :sad:
xkolibuul wrote:
Y'all sourheads got no idea how important this voice was. GREAT to hear Sandy here.
relax - this is really a great voice...
Y'all sourheads got no idea how important this voice was. GREAT to hear Sandy here.
Wasn't this the song that was about Richard Thompson? I was lucky enough to score the box set (on vinyl!) at a recent record show. Cody
this is pure comedy! i love it!
Ouch.
I love this song. We had it years ago on a demonstration record put out by a stereo company, and I had forgotten who had done it, but the song stuck in my mind. Then a few years ago, there was a Rite Aid commercial that had a guitar intro a lot like this one, and I was reminded of the tune. I finally tracked it down and bought a cd with the song on it.
Wow! :clap:
highwindows wrote:
A ravishingly beautiful voice - full of majesty! "Banks of the Nile", "Joys of Brotherhood, "Solo" also among my personal favourites.
absolutely not...this is close to nails on chalkboard for me. To each his own, but my ears are bleeding.
:wall: :wall: :wall:
Wowbad :fire:
A ravishingly beautiful voice - full of majesty! "Banks of the Nile", "Joys of Brotherhood, "Solo" also among my personal favourites.
Ah Sandy, the voice that launched so many celtic immitations. Her earliest group, Fotheringay, was also a forerunner of Clannad and on. Nice to touch base with her again. Thanks, RP
Nice to hear.
Beth Orton - Central Reservation Sandy Denny - Listen, Listen Cat Power - The Greatest What a great set for a Sunday morning!!!!
... 6.3 = We're gettin' there, keep pluggin' keep uploadin' her, we'll get at least an 8 eventually and out of 30,000 Rpeeps's that'll do nicely, Yea! More! More! More! ...... More!
MugwumpGeo wrote:
This is the chick on Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore"? :eek:
Yes.
Only one Sandy Denny tune in RP's library. This must be rectified!
This is the chick on Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore"? :eek:
Pretty freakin' happy I found this station... Eye opening... Love it. Thanks.!
meloman wrote:
Harsh, but I agree with you! To diss someone like Sandy Denny is to display a complete lack of musical culture. You don't have to like her music, but decency demands that you respect it.
Aaah civilisation! Sandy, in my view has one of THE most ravishingly beautiful & magisterial female voices. Sadly though folks, seems we're firmly outnumbered on RP. I've already had "Shame of doing wrong" & "Quiet joys of brotherhood" rejected on the LRC. I've currently got "Solo" doing the LRC circuit but it has now dipped below 60% so ........ :cry:
Coppertop wrote:
Five of twentysix rated this a ONE. Who invited the damn trolls?! All they do is drink the beer and trash the place. They are nothing!!! Nothing!!!!!!
Harsh, but I agree with you! To diss someone like Sandy Denny is to display a complete lack of musical culture. You don't have to like her music, but decency demands that you respect it.
Coppertop wrote:
Five of twentysix rated this a ONE. Who invited the damn trolls?! All they do is drink the beer and trash the place. They are nothing!!! Nothing!!!!!!
Precisely!!
Five of twentysix rated this a ONE. Who invited the damn trolls?! All they do is drink the beer and trash the place. They are nothing!!! Nothing!!!!!!
highwindows wrote:
A ravishingly beautiful voice - full of majesty - perhaps my absolute favourite female vocalist (sorry Joni) - even if the quality of many of those 60/70's analogue recordings is slightly "muddy" by today's standards. I've uploaded 2 of her songs in last 2 months - but neither made it past the LRC!! Outrageous that this song hasn't been played since 2002!
I totally agree. What a nice surprise to hear her on RP.
Listen to the howl of the wolff
Bliss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A ravishingly beautiful voice - full of majesty - perhaps my absolute favourite female vocalist (sorry Joni) - even if the quality of many of those 60/70's analogue recordings is slightly "muddy" by today's standards. I've uploaded 2 of her songs in last 2 months - but neither made it past the LRC!! Outrageous that this song hasn't been played since 2002!
Love this woman\'s work. Another one taken away too soon...
Sandy Denny\'s early death was a great loss to music. Fairport Convention was the group that brought early English and Irish music into the popular culture. A lot of bands we know today would not be possible without them. And Denny\'s voice rang clear and timeless in the best of their work. I miss her.