The late Sandy Denny remains the pre-eminent British folk-rock singer. In addition to recording several albums of her own, she was an integral force behind the most respected British folk-rock band of all, Fairport Convention, and also contributed mightily to recordings by the Strawbs and Fotheringay. Words cannot fully evoke the haunting, spectral presence of her powerful and penetrating alto voice, which seemed to bring the mythology of English moors and folktales to life in contemporary, 20th century settings. These first sessions, originally recorded in 1967, are her most traditional effort. Backed only by her own acoustic guitar, Denny's voice is assured, pure, and powerful on her debut. It is an impressive collection that shows her voice in as haunting and commanding form as her more renowned recordings. Castle. 2005.