Monday, July 16, 2012

Sandy Denny: Easy To Slip

On my YouTube channel, I have a version of Little Feat’s “Easy to Slip” as performed by the Talbott (Terry and John) Brothers who had been the key personnel in the legendary band Mason-Profitt. Recently, someone posted a message that I needed to check out Sandy Denny’s version. Being a fan of the song and Sandy Denny, it didn’t take long for me to find it.

The song is one of the bonus tracks from the reissue of Sandy’s last album to be released prior to her untimely death in 1978. While the cast of characters who contributed to the album was a veritable “Who’s Who” of rock and folk-rock, the album did not fare well among the critics.

“Easy to Slip” did not make the cut for the original release – you know – vinyl albums could only contain 40 minutes without slipping into sound degradation. The advent of the CD allowed 80 minutes of music and provided a vehicle for numerous great tunes to finally be heard. The Island Records’ remastered and reissued CD added five tracks to the existing nine giving us the final 16 studio cuts that Sandy recorded.

It’s a great rendition of this classic rock song from the queen of folk-rock.

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