LONDON TOWN SESSIONS 1 CD WITH ALTERNATES + 1 AUDIOPHILE CD FROM ORIGINAL 1979 LP.
This album features 2 CDs, 1 is full of never heard before great sound quality London Town sessions and the other CD is the audiophile needledrop of a 1978 virgin press of this LONDON TOWN LP by MIRROR SPOCK, he did it flawlessly in glorious stereo !!!!!
First time ever on CD, as everyone knows the LP has some subtle differences from the CD mix. Below goes some info on the alternate tracks :
“I’ve Had Enough” is recorded with a drum machine keeping time and has the lyrics and basic melody down and Paul can be heard shouting “drum solo” in the middle, but no solo is heard. Perhaps that was an idea that was not utilized?
“With A Little Luck” is a simple home demo with a rhythm box keeping time, and this demo is followed by the promo edit. The cut on the LP is 5:46 while this is only 3:11 with some of the extended passages omitted.
“Famous Groupies” is a rough edit with the final vocals but with Paul shouting out instructions at the breaks (”pause”!)
“Deliver Your Children” is the same as the final version except with more echo on Denny Laine’s vocals.
“Don’t Let It Bring You Down” is the basis for the commercial version. This mix has a count-in and is missing the keyboard line.
“Morse the Moose & Grey Goose” is similar to the final version except it lacks the ”grey goose” parts in it. A demo of an unreleased song called “Find A Way Somehow” follows.
This is a five and a half minute long blues sung by Laine.
“Waterspout” is a rough demo of a song that has yet to be officially released.
“Backwards Traveller” is a simple home demo. The lyrics are complete, but this arrangement is simple with drums, bass, electric guitar. And at three minutes, it is three times the length of the final version without the segue into “Cuff Link.”
London Town Sessionsis a competent, one disc collection of the essential alternate mixes and demos from the sessions for the LP in the BEST quality to date.
DISC ONE -
01. LONDON TOWN
02. CAFE ON THE LEFT BANK
03. I’M CARRYING
04. I’VE HAD ENOUGH
05. WITH A LITTLE LUCK
06. WITH A LITTLE LUCK
07. FAMOUS GROUPIES
08. DELIVER YOUR CHILDREN
09. DON’T LET IT BRING YOU DOWN
10. MORSE MOOSE & GREY GOOSE
11. MULL OF KINTYRE
12. GIRL’S SCHOOL
13. FIND A WAY SOMEHOW
15. BACKWARD TRAVELLER
16. AFTER YOU’VE GONE
17. BOIL CRISIS
18. JAMAICAN HILITE
19. MULL OF KINTYRE
20. MULL OF KINTYRE
DISC TWO - AUDIOPHILE NEEDLEDROP OF THE LONDON TOWN 1978 VIRGIN FIRST PRESS LP