Rolling Stone (11/12/70, p.34) - "...FOTHERINGAY is exceptional. It delivers solid music and promises even better things to come."
Mojo (Publisher) (6/01, p.153) - "...Some of the most poignant, poetic songs Sandy Denny ever wrote..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.131) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It's undoubtedly beautiful."
The first time that Sandy Denny left Fairport Convention, she formed Fotheringay with Trevor Lucas, adding guitarist Jerry Donahue, bass player Pat Donaldson, and drummer Gerry Conway (all of whom played with Fairport at one time or another). Unfortunately, Fotheringay only made one album before disbanding. But what an album it is! Several of Denny's signature pieces, including "Nothing More," "The Sea," and "Winter Winds" made their debuts here. There are also a few songs by Lucas, two adaptations of traditional numbers, and covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot--in short, a recipe not unlike that utilized by her former band. FOTHERINGAY, like all the early Fairport Convention albums, was produced by Joe Boyd.