Following the last Bach instalment, here are three more versions of She Moves Through the Fair.
The first is the “official” Fairport Convention release, with Sandy Denny on vocals. Much more polished than the demo version posted last time, but it doesn’t capture the same ghostly feel, to my mind.
The second is a live performance from Richard Thompson in 1990 (who would also have been playing lead guitar on the Fairport version), and finally an instrumental version from a very Young Jimmy Page (probably recorded around 1969), with a dash of Blackwater Side, thrown in for good measure.
If you catch a glimpse of the ghosts of Davy Graham or Bert Jansch flitting through the background in the last one, it wouldn’t be at all surprising.
Excel AND Sandy Denny! What a great find!
theresa – you might like to select “Bach” in the categories drop-down box for more from Sandy and others of her era, and even a little bit from JSB himself. 🙂
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