ROBIN FREDERICK – ” Sandy Grey “

Posted: January 29, 2015 in MUSIC
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Words by Robin Frederick, John Martyn recorded my song “Sandy Grey” on his first solo album, a generous act that helped to give me the confidence to keep on writing. I wanted to close the circle… from 1967 to 2009. Yes, I did write the song originally for Nick although it’s not specifically “about” him – there are no biographical details in that song! It was more about an emotional reaction to something he did. I met John Martyn shortly afterwards and played the song for him . He quickly decided to put it on the “London Conversation” album which he was then recording. It was an impulsive and generous thing to do which was very much John’s style, even then at 18 years old we were friends. John’s beautiful song “Solid Air” was written for a Nick. If you’re interested, you can find out more in Patrick Humphries’ biography of Nick Drake.

“Sandy Grey” (Acoustic Mix)” by Robin Frederick

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