Weekend Listening

After being reminded of the existence of Andy White on Friday I had a look for some more of his albums in Virgin that evening. They were all a bit pricy (well, standard price and who pays standard price for CDs these days?) so I found a couple I was missing on Ebay when I got home.

Of course, it would be rude to go into Virgin and come out empty-handed. And luckily I found that Eliza Carthy has just released a new album called Rough Music so I picked that up instead.

Also, I’d been interested by the article about Sandy Denny in last Friday’s Guardian. I’ve known about her for years but the only music I have by her is on early Fairport Convention records, so as Virgin were selling a CD called The Collection for four quid I picked that up too.

So it’s been a bit of a folk-tinged weekend. Then today I remembered that I had another CD with Andy White on it. About ten years ago he recorded an album with Tim Finn and Hothouse Flowers’ Liam O Maonlai. They called themselves ALT (Andy, Liam and Tim – ALT, geddit!) It’s a fine album, but it was deleted years ago. I’ve got a copy and I spent a lot of today enjoying listening to it for the first time for several years.


  1. Gah. That’s one of a very small number of spellings that I have a complete mental block on. I can never get it right. But I’ve fixed it now. Thanks for your proofreading services.

    I didn’t beyond the sixth word.

    Is that a joke?

  2. Nicole is a big fan of Sandy Denny, though she was surprised to discover her featuring on “The Battle of Evermore” from Led Zeppelin’s 4th album. She regular features ‘Listen Listen’ in sets at the local folk club.

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