Sandy Denny, the beloved folk legend who tragically passed away in 1978 has been playlisted at Radio 2 for the very first time in her solo career, over 30 years after her death. The stunning track ‘London’ will be released on exclusive 7” vinyl on Saturday 21 April 2012 in support of Record Store Day. The 21 April 2012 will be the 34th anniversary of Sandy’s premature death.
Jeff Smith, Radio 2’s Head of Music said: “In a year synonymous with the capital it is great to hear one of Radio 2’s favourites Thea Gilmore interpreting the great Sandy Denny’s words into this fine new track. We’re delighted to have added it to our new release playlist”.
Elizabeth Hurtt-Lucas for Sandy Denny’s Estate: “Thea has done a wonderful job with Sandy’s lyrics and created an album I’m sure Sandy would be proud of. The success of this track will be an emotional and fitting tribute to her legacy on the 34th anniversary of her death”.
Island Records President Ted Cockle added: “Sandy Denny is one of the great Island Records artists, and this has been her home since signing to the label in 1967. For Sandy to be acknowledged in this way by Radio 2 in 2012 is wonderful”.
‘London’ b/w ‘Goodnight’ is released as a seven-inch single on Saturday 21st April available at participating independent record shops.
For more details check the Record Store Day website