Thursday, 28 April 2022

Slowdive - Hide Yer Eyes


Bootleg 1992

01  Summer Day
02  Bleed
03  Sleep
04  Silver Screen
05  Dagger
06  Joy
07  Hide Yer Eyes
08  Ending
09  Richard
10  I Saw The Sun

Quite a famous bootleg here from one of the U.K.'s greatest bands. These recordings are from the beginnings of the sessions that would lead to 1993's 'Souvlaki'. It is this material that Creation head Alan McGee heard when he remarked "they're all shit" and told the band to try again. 

McGee was wrong.

Grouper - Tried


Type 2007

01 Tried
02 Everyone in Turn

Another rare Grouper release, long out of print and only available from second hand sellers.

Extremely rare 7" only. 

The Flying Burrito Brothers - Rare Burritos


Self made compilation 2022

01 The Train Song
02 Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down
03 Your Angel Steps Out of Heaven Each Night
04 Close Up the Honky-Tonks
05 Green, Green Grass of Home
06 Break My Mind
07 Just Because
08 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (and Loud, Loud Music)
09 Crazy Arms
10 Bony Maronie
11 Sing Me Back Home [Slow Version]
12 Sing Me Back Home [Fast Version]
13 Six Days on the Road
14 To Love Somebody
15 Honky Tonk Women
16 I Shall be Released
17 Together Again

A handy round up of Gram Parsons era Burrito's non album tracks. These are taken from the dozens of compilation albums released over the years, some of them exclusive to their region of release. Titles include; 'Four Sider', 'Farther Along', 'Out of the Blue', 'Close Up the Honky-Tonks'...but there are many more.

Inluded are stand alone singles and outtakes, but the majority of the songs here come from sessions inbetween the two albums. There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer as to whether these songs were merely demos or the start of a new album.

If you have 'The Gilded Palace Of Sin', 'Burrito Deluxe' and this, you pretty much have everything available produced by this incarnation of the band.

I have a soft spot for the Gram-less 'The Flying Burrito Bros.' (1971) and even the live 'Last of the Red Hot Burritos' (1972), but once Chris Hillman is gone, I'm out.