He Dude, looks like a nice item and why didnt you show’d that to me today???
russell richardson07.08.06 / 11pm
I suppose I agree with your policy of not putting up sound files of commercially available material, but I have some requests re old deleted vinyl versions. back in the singles era, while waiting for ‘Songs to Remember’ to come out, just about all of the album was rteleased in earlier and (IMO) better versions.
I think Green lost his way with overdubs, and have no idea why other songs were cut down.
especiaqlly I would like to hear the version of ‘A Slow Soul’ from the B-side 12″, which had no sax solo at all (always hated that) and the 12″ extended version of ‘Faithless’ which included a long (half the song!) very funky end, which is simply fast faded on ‘Songs’.
Anyone got these and can get them up on the site.
I have no wish to rip GG off any royalties, but nor do I want to get fleeced by some shifty E-BAY hoarder. Plus I don’t even have a vinyl player anymore.
Russell’s right. I once put together a tape of the alternative versions in album order and only had to use three album versions (‘Sex’, ‘Rock-a-Boy Blue’ and ‘Gettin’, Havin’ and Holdin”) to complete the full set. It was a wonderful fresh way to hear the album I’d already listened to so many dozens of times. Then I lent it to a friend… never saw it again! Anyway, I still think of the full length 9- minute ‘Faithless’ and its instrumental B-side as the ‘proper’ versions.
It just so happens that this saturday i bought a bunch of 12″s at a new second-hand vinyl shop here in Rotterdam., among which the Faithless one that was mentioned by Russell. It’s the first time i heard it, listening to it right now! Yeah, still got a vinyl player luckily. :)
Should find time this week – after tomorrow’s gig – to record it and post it.
Ooh.. the other ones are Hypnotize, Perfect Way and Woodbeez. None of which i had, the four of them together for 25 euros. Seemed reasonable. :)
russell richardson07.10.06 / 6pm
Goddam Rotterdam has to be about the hippest place in Europe, I think, for music. Last time I was there, had my ear chewed off by a crowd who insisted that R’dam and M’chester were the two happeningest cities in the world. Now, if Feyenoord could get some kind of revival going…
Rotterdam is cool indeed. Rotown (place where these photo’s were taken) is a rather cool bar, a large one with a stage. Ellen wants Scritti to perform there, which could happen one day maybe…
Ellen and Ernst are both Rotterdammers :) I am from The Hague, nearby and supah cool as well :)
russell richardson07.10.06 / 8pm
had a few belated trips to Holland in my life – don’t know why i never got there while younger… but all related to film business 9around RFF at first) then some scriptwriting gigs with an affable (but odd) fellow from Surinam… then a guided bicycle tour of R’dam for a potential sci-fi film… and general good atmosphere… apart from the fact that rotterdammers never seem to wear enough clothes… it’s COLD when the wind blows…
anyway, i well like your city (Amsterdam I know less well, but has less of a hold on me).
as for the haag, I only passed through it once on a bus
Holland is a funny place for an Englishman.
You seem to have started from more or less the same place as we did after the war, but got things MUCH better re living conditions and openness… England is still pretty ‘skutzy’ in many ways, though I believe our very skutziness (cheapness, nationalism, racism, love/hate with USA) helped some of our best sides (music, fashion, attitude)
well, i guess this is off Scritti topic, maybe a beer one day in netherlands or US
I keep checking the site