Sandy Denny: The North Star Grassman & the Ravens (Island)
Mick Farren, International Times, 21 October 1971
THERE SEEMS to be a line that lady singers have to cross before they begin to exhibit real soul. The transition also seems, to many, to be somewhat painful and leaves us with a bag of female singers who cling to folk music, but obviously have a desire to move into honest rock and roll. Although folk-rock is a pleasant relaxation, for my part, I would really like to hear a few more Janis Joplin's running lose around the rock scene.
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