Song of the Day, January 8: The Lady by Sandy Denny

SandyDennySandyToday’s song is The Lady by Sandy Denny. It appears on her second solo album, Sandy. After the occasionally brilliant but uneven The North Star Grassman and the Ravens, this disc was a powerful musical statement. Denny was in fine voice and assembled a strong set of songs mixing traditional, covers, and her lovely originals.

One of her finest songs, The Lady is a moving tribute to music. It has an autobiographical feel, with Denny easily standing in for the lady of the lyrics. She plays a subtle, moving piano under a clear vocal, delivering the kind of clean emotional honesty that marks her best work.

Enjoy this beautiful song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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