Songbird (Featuring Lyrics From Sandy Denny's Notebook)

Carla Fuchs

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Format: CD

Cat No: TECD487

Release Date:  22 September 2023

Label:  Talking Elephant

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5028479048724

Genres:  Folk  Singer Songwriter  

  • Description

    Talking Elephant Records is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of 'Songbird' by Carla Fuchs along with the association of The Sandy Denny Estate.

    The nine tracks on the album have been created from lyrics found in the notebooks of Sandy Denny. Some of them are part, some full songs, but the commonality is that none of the lyrics had previously been put to music or used in any of Sandy's published songs.

    They were originally discovered by Phil Lloyd Smee in 2017 when he was compiling the Complete Sandy Denny Box Set. Fast forward through the covid pandemic Sandy's daughter Georgia was looking for a way to do something with her mother's legacy. By chance she 'met' German singer, composer, multi-
    instrumentalist Carla Fuchs who had already been writing her own songs inspired by Sandy Denny. Georgia was impressed with Carla's songwriting skill and suggested she be the one to bring the lost lyrics to life composing the music for them.

    Importantly Carla has not attempted to make another 'Sandy tribute' album nor is she trying to sound like Sandy. She has concentrated on evoking a Sandy inspired soundscape with a sensitivity that pays homage to Sandy's musical nuances. She has crafted nine new songs that can sit proudly alongside Denny's legacy of timeless songs.The resulting album is the culmination of Georgia's artistic skills and Carla's musical skills, an album that honours Sandy Denny and builds upon the musical legacy that continues to inspire a new generation. The 'Songbird' is now ready to fly.

    Carla Fuchs will be performing the full album as part of the Brasenose Fringe festival in Cropredy, Oxfordshire on Thuurday 10 August, where visitors can also see an exhibition of Sandy Denny memorabilia curated for this special event.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. THE SIXPENCE
      • 2. SONGBIRD
      • 3. GEORGIA
      • 5. IF YOU ARE FREE
      • 8. GO WEST
      • 9. HALF WAY HOME
      • 10. WINTER ELMS