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.