OK, for various reasons, it’s repost time. First up, a track that up to yesterday, I did not have in any more than the truncated version that JP played: but, thanks to the mighty sun god Eduardo of 17 Seconds, a blog I cannot recommend highly enough, the FULL 7 minute version of a track I know little about, but is none the less enjoyable for that.
Secondly, this is the third outing for H Foundation. The first time I posted it, I had only an edited down version from a mixtape: then I posted the full version recorded from the 1994 Festive Fifty, but in mono: and now again, that same version, but remastered by me using Adobe Audition, in glorious stereo. (Let’s hope this is the last time I have to do this…!!!)
Thirdly, a similar occurrence with Safe Deposit’s You Can’t. The available tapes missed the beginning of the song: now here it is in all its glory. For this and the previous track, I have Brian from the Yahoo Peel group to thank, who very kindly sent me a CD of his own FF recordings, all the way to South Korea.
Finally, a careful listening to the 1983 Festive Fifty revealed that two Smiths tracks I posted previously were not the versions played in the show. That omission is now corrected. This Charming Man appeared in what JP called ‘the 12 inch version’, a full glorious 5 and a half minutes. This is also known as the ‘New York vocal version’. Moreover, instead of the LP version of Handsome Devil, he played the only recording then available, the B-side of Hand In Glove, recorded live at the Hacienda on 4 Feb 1983 (RT 131).