Sandy Denny Gold Dust Live At The Royalty 1977

Gold Dust Live At The Royalty is a live album by Sandy Denny.

It was recorded at the Royalty Theatre, London (now renamed as the Peacock Theatre) on 27 November 1977. She died a few months later on 21 April 1978.It wasn’t released until 1998.

The original recording had problems with the acoustic guitars and backing vocals. These were redone to make the album fit for release by different people than who played at the original concert.

Sandy Denny Gold Dust Live At The Royalty

Sandy Denny Gold Dust Live At The Royalty

Set List

I Wish I Was A Fool For You (For Shame For Doing Wrong) – 4:32
Stranger To Himself – 3:45
I’m A Dreamer – 4:47
Take Me Away – 4:42
Nothing More – 4:11
The Sea – 5:08
The Lady – 3:45
Gold Dust – 3:53
Solo – 4:46
John The Gun – 4:47
It’ll Take A Long Time – 4:59
Wretched Wilbur – 3:00
Tomorrow Is A Long Time – 3:57
The North Star Grassman – 3:46
One More Chance – 8:21
No More Sad Refrains – 2:28
Who Knows Where The Time Goes – 6:38

The band at this stage was:

Sandy Denny – vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
Pat Donaldson – bass guitar & backing vocals
Dave Mattacks – drums
Pete Willsher – pedal steel guitar
Trevor Lucas – acoustic guitar & backing vocals
Rob Hendry – electric & acoustic guitar at original concert but largely replaced by Jerry Donahue for the CD
Phil Palmer – electric & acoustic guitar at original concert but excluded from the CD release

Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie added backing vocals for the CD release even though they did not perform at original concert. Both of these people have been members of Fairport Convention. Jerry Donahue, who redid some of the guitar parts has been a member of Fotheringay and Fairport Convention.

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