Sandy Denny left Fairport Convention in 1969, shortly after the release of the acclaimed Liege & Lief, with the intention of explore alone her own song-writing capacities. She was, however, used to work on a Group and thus she started recruiting Musicians to form her own Band, where she would be the leader. From Ecletion came Trevor Lucas (Denny's partner and later husband and father of her child) and Gerry Conway who were joined by two Folk Musicians Jerry Donahue and Pat Donaldson. The name Fotheringay comes from a composition by Denny, based on the story of Mary, Queen of Scots and the time she spent imprisoned in Fotheringay Castle. The Album features 5 Original Denny's Songs, Two Covers, One Lucas Composition and one Traditional. It achieved average notoriety, only getting to 18# in the UK Charts, although getting some very good reviews, this led to the disband of the group while they were recording the follow-up, not only because of that, but also because Denny was regarded as one of the Best Singers in the UK (chosen as the Best by MelodyMaker's Readers).
Best Tracks - "Nothing More", "The Sea", "The Ballad Of Ned Kelly", "The Way I Feel", "Too Much Of Nothing" and "Banks Of The Nile". A Fantastic Folk-Rock Album that maybe should have focused more on the Rock Side, even though the more Folkier Songs are extremely good and allows a good, clear listen to Denny's Voice, which is, as always absolutely marvelous. Maybe not as good as Unhalfbriking or Liege & Lief, but a landmark in Folk-Rock history.
- Sandy Denny - Guitar, Piano, Vocals.
- Trevor Lucas - Guitar, Vocals.
- Jerry Donahue - Guitar, Vocals.
- Pat Donaldson - Bass, Vocals.
- Gerry Conway - Drums.
- Linda Thompson - Vocals.
- Todd Lloyd - Vocals.
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