What our staff has to say: “An excellent RSD release this year. This record is of her last live concert before she passed away in 1978, never before released on LP, and it’s a fantastic performance. The tracklist is a great mix of her solo material and work with Fairport Convention and Fotheringay. Her vocals are as emotive as ever, and the record also preserves her speaking between songs. Super special and bittersweet.” – Hannah
Gold Dust: Live At The Royalty, featuring highlights from Sandy Denny’s final concert, is making it’s debut on vinyl. Recorded just months before her untimely death in 1978, this special release attempts to present the record that Sandy might have released had she lived. The concert features a career-spanning set that includes songs taken from her band Fotheringay, Sandy’s solo albums (The North Star Grassman and the Ravens, Sandy, and Rendezvous), as well as her work with Fairport Convention on the albums Unhalfbricking and Rising for the Moon. This final performance perfectly captures the folk-rock sound with a stellar group of musicians including Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Pat Donaldson, Dave Mattacks, among others. It showcases the quality of Sandy’s songwriting throughout her career and includes her signature composition, “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” – which was the first song she ever wrote – and “No More Sad Refrains” which closed her final album. Remastered from the restored tapes, this release features Sandy’s spoken introductions to each song, comprehensive sleeve notes, and brand-new artwork designed specifically for this release.