Like An Old Fashioned Waltz
Known for her time as vocalist in Fairport Convention and respected globally as Robert Plant's first Alison Krauss (duetting with him on Led Zeppelin's The Battle Of Evermore), Sandy Denny left a beguiling, ever-evolving body of work - Kate Bush was to namecheck her in song, and Denny's influence can be heard in generations of singer-songwriters.
Although recorded throughout the previous year, Like An Old Fashioned Waltz was released in early 1974, soon after Denny had re-joined Fairport Convention. An unashamedly romantic, sentimental album, it contains her much loved tracks Solo and No End, and a rollicking version of Fats Waller's Until The Real Thing Comes Along with Diz Disley on guitar, Danny Thompson on bass and Tony Coe on sax. The other cover on the album was that of the Inkspots' Whispering Grass which emphasised Like An Old Fashioned Waltz's warm autumnal nostalgia.