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mick macneil's archive

This section is for information only. It is solely intended as a record of Mick's archive in the hope that some of this material may be eventually released officially.

Between 1982 and 1990, Mick MacNeil amassed a collection of over three hundred tapes of demos, rehearsals, jams, early mixes, live concerts and song ideas. The vast majority of this archive has never been released.

The recordings start with the Empires And Dance demos (released on Silver Box) and end with the Real Life demos (which presumably were sent to Mick to coax him back to the band).

Unfortunately no sleeves or content listings were available (if they exist). Therefore some of the following is guesswork on our part.



  • 1-2: Poor quality.
  • 3-4: Fair quality. Lacking in high tones, suffering from volume drops, second generation recording.
  • 5-6: Good quality. May suffer from hiss or other tape problems.
  • 7-8: Very good quality.
  • 9-10: Excellent quality.



MM/6/1Empires And Dance Demos
6 1&2 23circa june 1980 / rockfield
Celebrate [Demo] / I Travel [Demo] /
Twist/Run/Repulsion [Demo]
rockfield/other bits/radio sess 3 trks A

(12:26)     4/10     The recording is flat (little or no tone) and the lyrics are a bit distorted.
Thirty Frames A Second [Demo] / New Warm Skin [Demo] / Pulse [Demo]
rockfield/other bits/sess 3trk B
(15:37)     4/10     The recording is flat (little or no tone) and the lyrics are a bit distorted.
This tape features murky recordings of the Empires And Dance demos. Better quality recordings have been officially released on Silver Box. Interestingly they are described as "Radio Sessions" in Mick's archive.



SH7Sons And Fascination Demos, Jams And Fragments
???Unknown Date / Unknown Location
20th Century Promised Land [Guitar Riff #1]
20th century promised land (riff 1)
(0:57)     3/10     Charlie repeats the main verse riff of 20th Century Promised Land. (Mick plays the riff on the final recording.) Lots of hiss and some tape flutter.
20th Century Promised Land [Guitar Riff #1] -
"Untitled Slow Riff" [Guitar Riff] -
"Untitled Fast Riff" [Guitar Riff]
20th century promised land (riff 2)
(0:44)
(2:40)
(0:40)
3/10     Charlie continues his lone work on the main verse riff of 20th Century Promised Land on a recording which lasts 44 seconds. It then cuts to a different lone slow guitar riff followed by a faster guitar riff; neither ended up on the album. Both these latter riffs use echo extensively. The recording suffers from lots of hiss and some tape flutter.
Sound In 70 Cities [Bass Riff #1]
70 cities - bit 1
(0:21)     3/10     A looped synth drone is followed by some bass experimentation by Derek and synth electro-doodlings. Hardly recognisable as any song. (It sounds like studio effects experimentation.)
Sound In 70 Cities [Bass Riff #1]
70 cities - bit 2
(0:23)     3/10     An overlap and continuation of the experimentation above.
Sound In 70 Cities [Inst Demo]
70 cities - demo (instrumental)
(1:42)     3/10     A rough version of the song with Mick, Derek and Brian. Although only part of the song is recorded, it's basically the same arrangement as the final album version.
Bass Riff #1
Bass Riff 1
(0:15)     3/10     A lone, repeated bass riff by Derek.
Bass Riff #1
Bass Riff 1
(0:48)     3/10     Continuation of the above.
Drum And Bass Riff #1
Drum & Bass 1
(0:14)     3/10     A drum and bass riff by Derek and Brian. Different song to the above.
Drum And Bass Riff #1
Drum & Bass 2
(0:25)     3/10     The same track as above with Charlie now added to the mix. The style of Charlie's playing is a little like The American.
Drum And Bass Riff #1
Drum & Bass 3
(0:09)     3/10     A short fragment of the above.
Drum And Bass Riff #1
Drum & Bass 4
(0:22)     3/10     A short fragment of the above with a short lone keyboard introduction by Mick.
Drum Loop #1
Drum Loop 1
(0:10)     2/10     Lone drum loop by Brian.
Drum Loop #2
Drum Loop 2
(0:21)     2/10     Drum loop by Brian with Mick playing keyboards.
Sax Studio Jam #1
Idea 1 (Sax)
(3:13)     4/10     Charlie jamming on sax over a keyboard melody by Mick.
Studio Jam #1
Idea 2
(1:19)     4/10     Charlie jamming with Mick.
Studio Jam #2
Idea 3
(0:19)     4/10     Derek jamming with Brian and Charlie.
Studio Jam #3
Idea 4
(0:17)     4/10     Derek jamming with Brian and Charlie. Different melody to the previous recording.
Love Song [Loop]
Love Song - Loop
(0:12)     4/10     Opening keyboards of Love Song.
Seeing Out The Angel [Demo]
Seeing Out The Angel - Demo (Instrumental)
(0:51)     3/10     Main melody of Seeing Out The Angel by Mick alone which is slightly different to the final recorded version. Recording is very quiet and fuzzy.
Synth Bit #1
Synth Bit 1
(0:27)     4/10     Lone synth experiments by Mick.
Synth Bit #1
Synth Bit 2
(1:21)     4/10     Continuation of the above. Charlie joins in and takes over with random chords.
Synth Bit #2
Synth Bit 3
(1:05)     4/10     Lone melodic experiments by Mick.
Synth Bit #3
Synth Bit 4
(1:13)     4/10     A slightly folk inspired tune by Charlie and Mick. Far more structured than the other experiments.
Synth Bit #4
Synth Bit 5
(0:40)     4/10     A fast experimental riff by Mick.
Synth Bit #4
Synth Bit 6
(1:11)     4/10     Continuation of the above. Charlie can now be heard in the background. This idea stops at 0:35 with Mick working on a slower idea.
Synth Bit #5
Synth Bit 7
(0:27)     4/10     Another riff idea from Mick. Fairly fast. Other can be heard talking in the background. Lots of tape hiss.
Synth Bit #5
Synth Bit 8
(0:44)     4/10     Continuation of the above.
Theme For Great Cities [Jam]
Theme For Great Cities - Demo (Take 1)
(0:43)     4/10     Hesitant stop-start work on the beginnings of Themes For Great Cities.
Theme For Great Cities [Album Version]
Theme For Great Cities - Demo (Take 2)
(0:12)     3/10     An extremely bad recording of what sounds like the final album version. The tape jumps once or twice making the song jump from peak to peak.
Studio Jam #1
Untitled Jam 1 (Take 1)
(6:17)     3/10     Charlie and Mick work on a riff. The keyboards at times have a similar rhythm to Seeing Out The Angel but it's not the same melody. This is a longer recording of the version above, but the quality is slightly worse.
Untitled Jam #1
Untitled Jam 2 (Take 1)
(0:33)     2/10     Mick, Derek and Brian work on an idea. Very muffled, poor recording.
Untitled Jam #1
Untitled Jam 2 (Take 2)
(0:14)     2/10     Continuation of the above.
Untitled Jam #2
Untitled Jam 3
(0:46)     3/10     Work on a melody by all four musicians. There's a repeated extended synth note near the end which could be the genesis of Seventy Cities As Love Brings The Fall
Studio Jam #1
Untitled Jam 1 (Take 2)
(1:13)     3/10     Further improvisional work on this riff.
blah, blah, blah.



SH1Unspecified French Concert
3 1&2 17March 1982
3 RVRS 17Main Set:Love Song(7:47)     6/10     Super long intro as the band come on stage. Some volume drops as each joins the mix.
Changeling(4:23)6/10Slight vocal distortion.
Factory(5:11)6/10Slight vocal distortion.
30 Frames A Second(5:36)6/10Introduced with "She puts on a film of him, 30 Frames A Second". This later became the introduction for King Is White And In The Crowd. Some crackle near the end of the song.
Premonition(7:03)7/10
Sweat In Bullet(4:42)7/10Some slight tape hiss at the start.
Promised You A Miracle(4:38)6/10Introduced as "A new song." Vocals slightly lost in the mix.
I Travel(7:03)7/10Vocals slightly lost in the mix. "Airports playing 'Give Me Fire...'"
Celebrate(7:31)7/10
The American(6:05)6/10Seems too fast at times.
Sons And Fascination(7:21)7/10
Encore:Room - Rock And Roll(6:26)6/10
Good, well balanced recording of a French concert from March 1982 with Mike Ogletree on drums. The version of Premonition stands out in particular with a long outro. Excellent mix but marred by distortion of the vocals in some of the songs and tape hiss during the quieter moments. Many subtle effects (such as those in Sweat In Bullet) really stand out. Definitely a soundboard recording and the audience are hardly heard except at the end of tracks.



SH2Unspecified ??? Concert
2 1&2 36September 1982
2 RVRS 36Main Set:70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall(4:45)     4/10     Recording fades in during the first seconds of the track. Flat recording which suffers from tape distortion. Hiss from the high tones.
Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel(5:06)7/10The recording is now much clearer although the vocals are a little flat and develop a slight warble effect.
Hunter And The Hunted(5:52)7/10Minor problems with the volume at the start.
Glittering Prize(5:02)6/10Still slightly flat. There's also problems with the balance as the vocals are swamped by the keyboards.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:53)7/10Vocals still lost in the mix. Charlie's opening guitar solo is matched by a long, instrumental outro.
Sweat In Bullet(4:35)6/10Vocals lost and distorted in the mix.
Promised You A Miracle(5:33)7/10Problems with the vocals have now been solved. Slight volume problems at the end of the track though.
King Is White And In The Crowd(6:23)8/10
I Travel(2:49)4/10Starts off well but the vocals quickly get lost and suffer from echo. Fades out during the second verse.
Celebrate(6:22)7/10Fades in on the intro.
The American(6:39)8/10
Big Sleep(6:25)8/10Closes the main set as Derek says "Thank you and good night."
Encore:Love Song(6:18)5/10Vocal distortion returns along with general tape distortion half-way through.
Room(1:57)4/10Fades in mid-track. Vocals are again distorted and lost in the mix.
Patchy and sometimes poor recording. The issues with the balance (especially the vocals) are ironed out during the gig and it's not until Promised You A Miracle that they're finally resolved. Additionally the recording is incomplete with the premature fade during I Travel (a split due to the concert being recorded on two tapes). The band also make mistakes: which is understandable as it's one of the first gigs on the back of the release of New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84).



SH4City Hall, Newcastle, UK
0 1&2 13November 20th, 1982
Main Set:In Trance As Mission(3:44)     10/10     Great opening, great track.
Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel(5:20)9/10Some slight tape distortion but nothing really serious.
Hunter And The Hunted(5:40)10/10
Glittering Prize(4:48)9/10Slight echo.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:04)9/10Still some echo.
Promised You A Miracle(5:16)9/10
King Is White And In The Crowd(7:20)9/10
I Travel(6:18)9/10"Airports playing 'Baby's On Fire'"
Celebrate(6:27)9/10
The American(6:09)9/10
Big Sleep(7:35)9/10
Encore:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(5:33)9/10
Love Song(4:32)8/10Some hiss and volume problems at the start.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:17)9/10
A great concert backed up by a great recording of the entire gig. Only the start of Love Song could be considered below par with some extra hiss and echo; otherwise it's very representative of Simple Minds during this period.



SH1Apollo, Oxford, UK
0 1&2 7December 2nd, 1982
0 RVRS 7Main Set:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(4:52)     8/10     Extremely clear recording but the mix is slightly unbalanced with guitar and vocals dominating.
Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel(5:20)8/10Extremely clear recording but the mix is slightly unbalanced with guitar and vocals dominating.
Hunter And The Hunted(5:44)8/10Extremely clear recording and the mix is getting better with the keyboards now turned up.
Glittering Prize(4:43)9/10Super clear recording.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:24)9/10Slight tape hiss during Charlie's introduction.
Sweat In Bullet(4:30)9/10Slight change to the lyrics: "And you, and you, grow in size..."
Promised You A Miracle(5:12)9/10
King Is White And In The Crowd(6:49)9/10
I Travel [First Half](3:56)9/10"Airports playing 'New Gold Dream.'" Fades out before the last verse.
I Travel [Second Half](0:52)9/10Fades in with the rest of the song.
Celebrate(6:22)9/10
The American(6:14)9/10
Big Sleep(7:40)9/10
Love Song(3:42)8/10Fades in to the middle of the song. The intro and first verse/chorus are missing.
Encore:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(6:26)9/10
Extremely clear recording from the soundboard. One of the first concerts to feature Mel Gaynor. The mix isn't sorted out for a few songs and the guitar and vocals dominate. The audience are only heard at the start and end of tracks. The New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) LP dominates - as it should. I Travel is split into two halves (I assume they reached the end of the tape) and the first half of Love Song is missing.



SH3Caird Hall, Dundee, UK
???December 17th, 1982
???Main Set:King Is White And In The Crowd [Fade In](6:04)     7/10     Clear but suffering from distortion. Vocals slightly overwhelmed by the instrumentation.
Glittering Prize(4:38)8/10
I Travel(5:50)8/10"Airports playing 'Baby's On Fire'"
Celebrate(7:01)8/10
The American(5:55)8/10
Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel(5:55)8/10
Hunter And The Hunted(5:35)8/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:14)8/10
Promised You A Miracle(4:39)8/10
Big Sleep(6:43)8/10
Encore:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(4:44)8/10A super version. Not unlike the live version of 2002-2009.
Love Song(5:31)8/10
A good recording of the entire show. A pity that the first track fades in and then suffers from volume and distortion issues, as the rest of the recording is very consistent.



SH4Capital Theatre, Aberdeen, UK
???December 18th, 1982
???Main Set:King Is White And In The Crowd [Fade In](5:57)     9/10     Very clear, well mixed. Fade in at the start is very quick and not much of the intro is lost.
Glittering Prize(4:43)9/10
I Travel(5:49)9/10"Airports playing 'Baby's On Fire'"
Celebrate(6:59)8/10Tape chewed slightly near the start.
The American(5:54)9/10Great version with slightly different guitars and keyboards.
Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel(5:54)9/10
Hunter And The Hunted(5:36)9/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) [Fades Out](4:19)8/10Fades out about two-thirds of the way through.
Promised You A Miracle(4:59)9/10
Big Sleep(6:34)9/10
Encore:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(5:05)8/10There are problems with the keyboard volume at the start.
Love Song(5:01)9/10
Sweat In Bullet(4:22)9/10
An excellent recording of an early New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) gig. It would've been perfect if not for the fade out during Someone Somewhere (In Summertime).



SH3Palasport, Bologna, Italy
4 1&2 15March 14th, 1983
Main Set:King Is White And In The Crowd(8:32)     7/10     Good clean recording. Suffers from the usual auto-volume adjustment knockdowns
Glittering Prize(4:43)7/10Slightly flat.
I Travel(5:38)7/10
Celerate(7:14)7/10Still a slightly flat recording. A great version.
The American(6:23)7/10Jim still introduces it as "a song from across the big blue ocean." Jim has a pop at someone in the audience at the end.
Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel(5:17)7/10Includes the "Boys don't cry" extra lyric.
Hunter And The Hunted(5:47)7/10"A story of temptation.
Promised You A Miracle(5:09)7/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:18)7/10
Big Sleep(7:08)7/10Includes a long outro. End of the main set. "No problem!"
Encore:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(5:18)7/10Great franctic version that doesn't include the volume dropout heard on the bootlegs. Therefore the date of the bootlegs must be wrong.
Love Song - Glory(5:01)7/10"We are Scottish, not English!"
Sweat In Bullet(4:43)7/10
A less than sparkling recording with the volume auto-levels struggling to keep up and the bass and drums flat in the mix. But it's a good, clean recording of the whole gig



SH2Dallas, USA
3 1&2 2April, 1983
3 RVRS 2Main Set:Love Song(5:05)     7/10     The first few seconds on the track are missing. The recording is flat with the bass merging into the background.
Glittering Prize(4:47)7/10Same flat recording. "In Dallas, this is called Glittering Prize.
King Is White And In The Crowd(6:01)8/10A slightly slow version. Recording quality has improved a little.
I Travel(5:25)8/10Features the end of the previous track.
Celerate(6:29)8/10Still a slightly flat recording. A great version.
The American(6:18)8/10Jim still introduces it as "a song from across the ocean."
Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel(5:59)8/10Includes the "Boys don't cry" extra lyric.
Hunter And The Hunted(5:34)8/10"A story of temptation" Fades out at the end.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:22)8/10Fades in during Charlie's guitar intro.
Big Sleep(7:23)8/10Includes a long outro. End of the main set.
Encore:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) - Glory(5:18)8/10A rare coupling of New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) and Glory.
A fairly good recording from a previously undocumented concert in Dallas during the New Gold Dream Tour. The only possible date could be in April 1983. All the songs featured are complete except for a fade-out at the end of Hunter And The Hunted (and itís possible that Promised You A Miracle was played after Hunter but missed from this recording.) Unfortunately the recording is slightly flat and suffers from slight volume fluctuations at times.



SH4Pinkpop, Geleen, Holland
???May 23rd, 1983
Main Set:Love Song(5:48)     5/10     Poorly distored with volume drops. Bass resonates badly.
Glittering Prize(4:37)8/10Earlier problems sorted out, the recording is slightly flat.
I Travel(4:48)8/10Still slightly flat. "Airports playing 'Baby's On Fire'"
Celebrate(6:19)9/10Drums still flat.
The American(5:54)8/10Tape wow on opening keyboards.
Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel(5:26)9/10
Hunter And The Hunted(5:40)10/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:04)9/10Still some echo.
Promised You A Miracle(5:16)9/10
King Is White And In The Crowd(7:20)9/10
Big Sleep(7:35)9/10
Encore:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(5:33)9/10
Love Song(4:32)8/10Some hiss and volume problems at the start.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:17)9/10
A great concert backed up by a great recording of the entire gig. Only the start of Love Song could be considered below par with some extra hiss and echo; otherwise it's very representative of Simple Minds during this period.



SH1Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium
4 1&2 22July 3rd, 1983
Main Set:Premonition(9:25)     7/10     Extremely clear although the volume is a little flat sometimes. Most of the intro tape (Somebody Up There Likes You) is included as well. Jim describes Werchter as 'the best festival' in Europe.
The American(6:04)6/10Volume slightly flat at the start.
Glittering Prize(5:49)6/10Volume slightly flat at the start.
King Is White And In The Crowd(6:01)6/10Some bass distortion, echos during the song's introduction. Jim misses his cue during the first chorus and sings different lyrics during the chorus.
30 Frames A Second(4:40)6/10Fantastic fast version slightly rearranged with a different introduction.
Hunter And The Hunted(5:45)6/10A slightly flat recording with the bass slightly too high in the mix.
Promised You A Miracle(5:48)6/10A slightly flat recording with the bass slightly too high in the mix.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:24)7/10Slight improvement with the recording. Some volume drops.
Big Sleep(6:24)7/10
Street Hassle(8:16)7/10
New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) - Take Me To The River(7:04)7/10The volume problems are worse during this part of the recording especially during Take Me To The River.
Whilst all the components can be heard in the recording, and are well balanced, the volume is slightly flat (being knocked down by the louder parts of the concert) and the bass is slightly to high in the mix to be slightly jarring. The audience can only be heard at the end of the tracks. A pity the recording isn't better as this concert marked one of the first live appearances of Street Hassle.



SH4Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
0 1&2 928th February 1984
Main Set:Waterfront(7:34)     8/10     Starts with brief bit of the intro tape (Shake Off The Ghosts). Voxs sounds slightly processed and flat. Bass too high.
Up On The Catwalk(6:11)8/10VOX still slightly flat.
Book Of Brilliant Things(7:34)8/10Seems to get quieter and quieter towards the end.
Glittering Prize(5:53)8/10Fades as Jim introduces The American.
The American(6:38)8/10
Speed Your Love To Me(5:07)6/10Tape badly chewed at 1:25.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(6:26)8/10Nice alternative intro from Charlie.
Promised You A Miracle [First Part](6:22)8/10Rapidly fades in the coda of the song.
Promised You A Miracle [Second Part](1:48)8/10Second part of the song, but overlaps during the "Just my imagination" section, so the whole track can be retrieved.
Big Sleep(7:38)8/10
New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) - Take Me To The River - Light My Fire(12:03)8/10"To the future!"
Love Song - Glory(9:12)8/10
As for many of these live recordings, it takes a couple of tracks for the levels to settle down. However, the vocals remain rather echoy and hollow throughout the recording.



SH1Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
6 1&2 15January 3rd, 1985
6 3&4 15Main Set:Glittering Prize(7:18)8/10"Happy New Year, it's good to be home." Vocals initially to high in the mix, slight adjustment at the start. Good clear recording.
I Travel(6:51)     8/10     Starts with audience chant: "Here we go, here we go." Good clear recording of the Ghostdancing version of the song. "Airports playing New Gold Dream."
Book Of Brilliant Things [Fades Out](3:33)7/10Volume slightly dodgy at the start. Jim comes in with "Thank You" too early but covers it up. Quickly fades out mid-way through.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(6:23)8/10Fades in to Mick's intro.
Promised You A Miracle(6:43)7/10Volume slightly flat.
The American [First Half](5:24)8/10Great version with the new introduction and middle-8. Fades out before the end.
The American [Second Half](3:35)8/10Fades back in for Mick's keyboard solo in the middle of the song.
Waterfront(9:47)8/10"This song is big enough to fill any stadium in the world."
East At Easter(6:31)8/10Another new version with different intro.
Encore:New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) - Take Me To The River - Light My Fire [Fades Out](8:44)8/10"We didn't rehearse this song as we didn't thing we'd do it again." "82-83-84-85". Fades out during Light My Fire.
Love Song(5:20)8/10"We'll be back a the end of the year."
Post:I Travel [Edit #1](4:06)8/10
I Travel [Edit #2](3:52)8/10
Fairly good to good recording of the first Barrowlands concert. Much better quality than the various bootlegs knocking around. Unfortunately some songs are missing from the first half of the concert and The American has been cruely cut in half. The automatic volume takes a hit at times, but doesn't effect the overall enjoyment of the recording. East At Easter and Love Song have not been bootlegged. Interestingly there are also two edits of I Travel on the cassette suggesting this was a later mix and I Travel was being edited down for release.



SH2Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
7 3&4 14January 4th, 1985
4 1&2 13Main Set:I Travel [Fade In](7:30)8/10Fades in at the start missing the first seconds. Good clear recording although there's a brief pause at one point. "Airports playing 'Baby's On Fire'"
4 RVRS 13Glittering Prize(7:39)     8/10     Good clear recording.
5 RVRS 24Book Of Brilliant Things(5:07)8/10"Simple Minds" chant before Jim introduces the song. Good clear recording.
Up On The Catwalk(7:24)9/10
Promised You A Miracle(7:09)9/10
Speed Your Love To Me(8:33)8/10There is some hiss at the start during Jim's introduction: "Tonight is the 10th time we've played in this hall."
Celebrate [Fade Out](6:22)9/10Fades out for the end just like the released version.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(6:52)9/10
The American(10:38)9/10
Waterfront(10:32)9/10"This song is big enough to fill any stadium in the world."
East At Easter(6:31)9/10
This recording of the second night at Barrowlands is much better than the previous one. The quality is better and only a few of the tracks have any fading. It's also much more complete, forming almost the entire concert. Only New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) and Love Song are missing from the recording.



SH2Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
4 1&2 20January 5th, 1985
4 RVRS 20Main Set:I Travel(7:55)8/10Whilst clear, the mix is poor at times, with the keyboards alternating between loud and almost inaudible. "Airports playing 'Baby's On Fire'"
5 1&2 29Glittering Prize(7:33)     9/10     Good clear recording.
7 1&2 14Book Of Brilliant Things(5:09)8/10Again a good clear recording. Slight volume fluctuations.
Up On The Catwalk(6:55)8/10
Speed Your Love To Me(7:23)8/10
Promised You A Miracle(6:23)8/10Slight volume problems in the intro.
Celebrate(6:23)7/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(6:12)8/10
The American(3:53)8/10Fades out mid song.
The third night of Barrowlands is also of acceptable quality. Unfortunately most of the gig is missing with the recording ending after The American.



SH3Parc Des Expositions, Caen, France
6 1&2 27December 16th, 1985
6 3&4 27Main Set:Waterfront(11:47)    7/10    Good clean recording but marred by two tape glitches near the start. Includes vocal introduction and full opening instrumental.
7 1&2 24Speed Your Love To Me(6:10)8/10Slightly different version with extended outro.
Up On The Catwalk(6:07)8/10
Book Of Brilliant Things - Five To One(6:27)8/10
Ghostdancing(8:15)     8/10Includes band introductions, dedications and even a band name check at the start. Extended intro with new calls.
Don't You (Forget About Me) [Fade Out](4:49)7/10Fades out mid song.
Oh Jungleland [Fade In](3:23)7/10Fades in mid song.
All The Things She Said(4:54)7/10Tape sounds a bit distorted.
Street Hassle(7:26)8/10
Alive And Kicking(7:22)8/10Starts with Jim having a go at someone in the audience who threw something.
Sanctify Yourself(5:10)8/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(7:51)8/10"Includes my voice is knackered. My voice is gone" outro.
The American [Fade In](4:24)8/10A pity the beginning is missing as this is the alternative Barrowlands version of the song.
East At Easter (7:10)8/10
Love Song-Sun City-Thank You-Dance To The Music(10:13)8/10
Not the most representative of gigs as Jim's voice was beginning to fade. Memorable parts include an attack on a fan for throwing things and the unlikely outro of "My voice is knackered. My voice is gone" during Someone Somewhere (In Summertime). A good, clear recording with little audience noise but spoilt by the fade out and missing songs in the centre of the record.



SH1Ahoy Sportpalies, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
0 RVRS 9December 3rd, 1985
Main Set:Waterfront(10:32)10/10Excellent recording.
Book Of Brilliant Things - Five To One(6:39)9/10Some hiss over Mick's introduction. Jim's vocals slightly distorted.
Ghostdancing(7:25)9/10Jim's vocals suffer from echo.
Don't You (Forget About Me)(8:57)     8/10     Some distortion to the vocals. Tape chewed near the middle of the recording.
Once Upon A Time(7:09)9/10Some hiss at the start over Robin's vocals.
Oh Jungleland(6:33)8/10Some hiss at the start. Vocals muffled and lost in the mix at times.
All The Things She Said(5:16)9/10Some hiss at the start.
Street Hassle(7:37)9/10
Alive And Kicking(7:22)9/10
Sanctify Yourself(5:33)8/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(7:36)9/10
The American(6:25)9/10A great version with slightly different keyboards and an extended unique coda. Unfortunately there are some volume problems near the beginning.
East At Easter [Fade Out](5:15)8/10Marred by a slight jump or repeat in part of the recording. Fades out near the end.
This appears to be a copy of Pete Walsh's post-production mix of the concert. Don't You (Forget About Me) and Street Hassle are identical to the versions released as B-sides. It isn't known if these were all the songs prepared for release (as either B-sides and/or radio shows) or some of the other tracks have gone missing. Most of these tracks have been released officially.



SH4Knight Centre, Miami, USA
???March 25th, 1986
Main Set:Waterfront(8:29)    5/10Includes the Intro. Crowd muffled and in the distance. Lots of rattle and distortion. Gets better when the band starts but not a great recording. Vocals far too high in the mix. "A pleasure to be in Miami for the first time." Oddly fades at the end.
Speed Your Love To Me(4:50)6/10Vocals still too flat, distorted and high in the mix. Band lost in the background. Again fades.
Come A Long Way(4:29)6/10Vocals still too flat, distorted and high in the mix. Band lost in the background. Again fades.
Book Of Brilliant Things - Five To One(6:56)5/10Drop out in the intro or a repeat - difficult to tell. Same problems as the other tracks.
Ghostdancing(7:48)5/10Slight tape wow and fading problems now.
Don't You (Forget About Me)(9:02)6/10     Terrible echo on the vocals. Great ending but fades out.
Once Upon A Time(6:45)6/10
Oh Jungleland(6:13)6/10
All The Things She Said(4:46)6/10Even more echo on the vocals.
Alive And Kicking(7:24)6/10
Sanctify Yourself(5:56)6/10
Encore:Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(6:10)6/10
Promised You A Miracle(5:04)6/10
East At Easter(4:55)6/10
Love Song-Sun City-Thank You-Dance To The Music(10:14)6/10
A rather poor recording. The vocals are too high in the mix and suffer from distortion. The rest of the band sound muffled and flat at times. And every track is faded out at the end.



SH2Le Zenith, Paris, France
6 1&2 10August 12th, 1986
6 3&4 10Main Set:Ghostdancing(7:10)6/10"All the music is dedicated to the Amnesty International Organisation". Straight from the soundboard - no audience at all. Bass and drums are very flat.
Don't You (Forget About Me)(10:20)     5/10     Ruined by the start where the recording appears overlaid on itself. First time you hear the crowd is at the end.
Big Sleep(4:21)     6/10     Slightly tinny keyboards at the start. Bass and drums still muffled.
Promised You A Miracle(4:37)6/10Keyboards terrible at the start but are brought up in the mix.
Hunter And The Hunted(3:45)6/10Muffled start with vocals lost. Has the "Go Sister" bridge and different intro.
Once Upon A Time(6:50)7/10"Are you ready? Once Upon A Time." Still slightly muffled.
Oh Jungleland(6:55)6/10Some distortion now kicking in.
All The Things She Said(4:44)6/10Some distortion. Includes extended middle-8.
Alive And Kicking(7:41)6/10Some distortion. Includes extended outro.
New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(7:41)7/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:29)6/10
Sanctify Yourself(7:00)7/10
This tape represents what was really played at Le Zenith that night. Unfortuantely only half the concert was committed to tape and the keyboards and drums all suffer at various points in the mix.



SH3Le Zenith, Paris, France
3 1&2 10August 13th, 1986
3 1&2 20Main Set:Waterfront(7:57)7/10     Good, clear recording. A little flat and lifeless.
3 RVRS 10Speed Your Love To Me(4:21)7/10
3 RVSR 20Come A Long Way(4:32)7/10Charlie slightly dropped from the mix at times.
Book Of Brilliant Things(6:19)6/10Keyboards distort during the opening solo.
Ghostdancing(7:49)7/10
Don't You (Forget About Me)(7:23)6/10Fades out during Charlie's final solo before the "La, la las".
Big Sleep(4:22)7/10
Promised You A Miracle(4:34)6/10Tape badly mangled mid-way through. It never quite recovers.
Hunter And The Hunted(3:48)6/10Muffled start with vocals lost. Has the "Go Sister" bridge and different intro.
Once Upon A Time(6:42)7/10Slightly muffled. The lyrics are wrong for the first verse.
Oh Jungleland(7:20)7/10Some distortion now kicking in. Massive volume cut-out midway through.
All The Things She Said(4:22)6/10Some distortion. Includes extended middle-8. Robin too low in the mix.
Alive And Kicking(8:14)7/10Some distortion. Includes extended outro.
New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(5:21)7/10Different version, slightly different lyrics. Obviously the live album used the version from the 12th.
Encore:Sanctify Yourself(7:04)7/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:57)7/10
East At Easter(5:52)7/10Some hiss and distortion at the start. Volume cuts out during Charlie's solo.
Love Song-Sun City-Thank You-Dance To The Music(11:59)7/10Tape chewed near the end during Dance To The Music.
This tape represents what was really played at Le Zenith that night. It's of slightly better quality than the recording of the previous night, but at least the entire concert is there.



SH5Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
October 29th, 1986
Main Set:Waterfront(7:44)1/10     Terrible start, vocals only. Other band members get mixed in during the intro. Some technical problems and weird tones at the start. Levels are then all over the place. Degrades to just drum and bass. Fades at end. Unlistenable.
Come A Long Way(4:25)3/10Mix slightly better. No keyboards.
Speed Your Love To Me(4:10)3/10Suffers from weird tones at the start. Keyboards missing. Levels all over the place.
Book Of Brilliant Things(6:31)3/10Thankfully the keyboards are in the mix but are intermittent. Some tape hiss. Random cut outs.
Ghostdancing(8:29)4/10Not a bad recording but there are no keyboards.
Don't You (Forget About Me)(9:14)3/10Levels all over the place.
Promised You A Miracle(4:35)3/10Levels all over the place.
Big Sleep(4:22)7/10
Hunter And The Hunted(3:48)6/10Muffled start with vocals lost. Has the "Go Sister" bridge and different intro.
Once Upon A Time(6:42)7/10Slightly muffled. The lyrics are wrong for the first verse.
Oh Jungleland(7:20)7/10Some distortion now kicking in. Massive volume cut-out midway through.
All The Things She Said(4:22)6/10Some distortion. Includes extended middle-8. Robin too low in the mix.
Alive And Kicking(8:14)7/10Some distortion. Includes extended outro.
New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(5:21)7/10Different version, slightly different lyrics. Obviously the live album used the version from the 12th.
Encore:Sanctify Yourself(7:04)7/10
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(5:57)7/10
East At Easter(5:52)7/10Some hiss and distortion at the start. Volume cuts out during Charlie's solo.
Love Song-Sun City-Thank You-Dance To The Music(11:59)7/10Tape chewed near the end during Dance To The Music.
Blah, blah, blah



VirginSparkle In The Rain Old Chapel
VR00004236   Old Chapel January-February 1983
VR000018546  Book Of Brilliant Things [Final Demo](5:32)     10/10     Final recorded demo.
VU00020152Song #2 [Final Demo](4:20)     10/10     Final recorded demo.
All The Things She Said [Final Demo](5:09)     10/10     Final recorded demo. Recording cuts of on both tapes at end.
Song #4 [Final Demo](5:00)     10/10     Final recorded demo.
Clockwork [Final Demo](5:00)     10/10     Final recorded demo.
I Wish You Were Here [Final Demo](4:29)     10/10     Final recorded demo.



SH8Sparkle In The Rain Demos
???Unknown Date / Unknown Location
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Melody Demo #1]
a brass band in african chimes demo 1
(4:31)     9/10     Mick and Charlie play the main riff of the song repeatedly backed by a drum machine.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Coda Demo #1]
a brass band in african chimes demo 2
(4:57)     7/10     Mick and Derek concentrate on the end melody of Brass Band with some bass solos. Different drum machine pattern to the previous recording. It sounds like this was intended as a separate song before being fused onto the end of Brass Band In Africa.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Coda Demo #1 - Melody Demo #1]
a brass band in african chimes demo 3
(2:10)     9/10     Charlie now works on the coda with Mick. Includes lone guitar solo with the keyboards fading out. The keyboards return to the main Brass Band In Africa riff. Finishes abruptly.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #1]
a brass band in african chimeslive take 1
(2:19)     5/10     The whole band work on the track. Starts with studio chatter between Charlie and Mick. The melody and arrangement of the start of the song is already in place. Breaks off with Charlie: "There are some interesting bits in that."
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #2]
a brass band in african chimes live take 2
(3:06)     5/10     After some brief words from Charlie, the band try a second take. There's a brief break in the recording before the track stops.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #3]
a brass band in african chimes live take 3
(3:08)     5/10     A straight run through the track after Mel's count. The band can be heard shouting cues to each other over the song. There's some slight improvisation at the end.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #4]
a brass band in african chimes live take 4
(4:30)     5/10     A straight run through the track after Mel's count. Much looser arrangement with improvision from Charlie and Mick. Main track ends with Mick improvising a final coda. The recording then cuts (at around 3:50) to a previous live take of the song which ends with a discussion by Charlie and Mel.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #5]
a brass band in african chimeslive take 5
(4:53)     5/10     A straight run through the track after Mel's count. The track pauses near the end when Mel queries something, and then they run through it again. They almost crack the ending and the track stops with a discussion about chords.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #6]
a brass band in african chimes live take 6
(1:50)     5/10     A straight run through the track. Some improvision. Fades out.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #7]
a brass band in african chimes live take 7
(4:22)     5/10     A straight run through the track. Lots of improvision from Mick as they continue to work on the ending.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #8]
a brass band in african chimes live take 8
(2:43)     5/10     A straight run through the track after Mel's count. Fades out.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #9]
a brass band in african chimes live take 9
(3:30)     5/10     A straight run through the track after Mel's count. They almost nail the ending before Mick gives up and starts jamming something else. Mel can be heard suggesting they try it again.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #10]
a brass band in african chimes live take 10
(4:41)     5/10     Another run through. Ends with a short guitar phrase by Charlie.
A Brass Band In African Chimes [Live Take #10]
a brass band in african chimes live take 11
(4:41)     4/10     Slightly rougher recording of the above.
All The Things She Said [Demo]
brass band and all the things she said demo instrumental
(5:00)     10/10     [Old Chapel Final Demo] The choruses are clearly All The Things She Said with different verse melodies. Has a fade at the end instead of the abrupt stop on the demo tape.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Bass Jam]
book bit 1
(0:42)     3/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Derek produces the alternative Book verse melody whilst Mick adds eerie overtones. "Fucking great" as Jim comments.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Drums]
Drums
(4:21)     7/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Mel's drums only. Derek's bassline can just be heard.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Keyboards #1]
Pads #1
(1:13)     7/10     [???] Mick's keyboards only for the Once Upon A Time live version of the song.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Keyboards #2]
Pads #2
(1:48)     7/10     [???] Mick's keyboards only for the Once Upon A Time live version of the song. Longer version of the above.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Album Version]
book of brilliant things - alt mix
(4:15)     9/10     [Townhouse] Final album version.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Instrumental Take #1]
book of brilliant things instrumental take 1
(2:29)     8/10     [Townhouse Rough] An early, incomplete version of the album mix. Some lyrics. Choruses and intros intact. Verses just feature drum and bass. Fades out during the second verse. Probably a recording taking halfway through the Townhouse recordings.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Instrumental Take #2]
book of brilliant things instrumental take 2
(1:47)     3/10     [Rockfield Rough] Extremely rough recording of an improvised version of the above. Lots of studio talk and direction. Backed by a drum machine.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Instrumental Take #3]
book of brilliant things instrumental take 3
(4:20)     7/10     [Townhouse Rough] Very similar to the album version, except the keyboards are higher in the mix with some slight improv. No vocals. Recording slightly flat. Probably a recording taking halfway through the Townhouse recordings.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Demo]
book of brilliant things demo
(5:11)     9/10     [Old Chapel Final Demo Edit] Whilst the chorus identifies the song, the verse arrangement and its melody are completely different (vaguely like See The Lights). Fades out at the end.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Jam #1]
brilliant jam!1
(8:06)     7/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Jam based around the alternative melody for Book Of Brilliant Things. Parts sound similar to the verse melody of Once Upon A Time.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Jam #2]
brilliant jam!2
(38:18)     6/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Jam based around the alternative melody for Book Of Brilliant Things. From the same session as above, but the recording is rougher. The final verse melody appears at around 26:00 where the band really open up and the best improvisation starts.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Jam #3]
brilliant jam!3
(4:37)     6/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Jam based around the alternative melody for Book Of Brilliant Things. From the same session as above. They really nail the final verse melody here.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Jam #4]
brilliant jam!4
(9:08)     7/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Jam based around the alternative melody for Book Of Brilliant Things. From the same session as above. Some tape problems.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Jam #5]
brilliant jam!5
(8:19)     7/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Jam based around the alternative melody for Book Of Brilliant Things. From the same session as above.
Book Of Brilliant Things [Jam #6]
brilliant jam!6
(7:05)     7/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Jam based around the alternative melody for Book Of Brilliant Things. From the same session as above.
Clockwork [Demo #1 Drums & Guitars]
clockwork demo (drums and guitar)
(6:01)     7/10     [Old Chapel Rough] A much longer recording of the first demo featuring just the drum machine and Charlie's guitar. Reference keyboards can just be heard in the background. Some guitar improv at the end.
Clockwork [Demo #1]
clockwork - demo 1
(2:39)     9/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Mick and Charlie and a drum machine. This short recording fades in and out; the 6:01 recording (see above) suggests this could be from a longer version.
Clockwork [Demo #2]
clockwork - demo 2
(3:35)     7/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Later version of the song. Again, Mick and Charlie and a drum machine. The song is now overflowing with ideas and riffs. Slower than the first demo.
C Moon Cry Like A Baby [Jam]
c-moon - demo
(5:36)     6/10     Studio jam between Charlie, Mick and Derek. The song is barely formed but the main riff can just be heard several times. The recording is badly distorted.
C Moon Cry Like A Baby [Live Take #1]
c-moon (live take 1)
(3:45)     7/10     The whole band work on the track. The melodies and arrangement are similar to the albums with an extended middle-8. Stops abruptly.
C Moon Cry Like A Baby [Live Take #2]
c-moon (live take 2)
(4:19)     7/10     The whole band work on the track. The melodies and arrangement are similar to the albums with an extended middle-8. Comes to a faltering halt.
C Moon Cry Like A Baby [Live Take #2]
c-moon (live take 3)
(4:18)     5/10     Poorer recording of the second take.
C Moon Cry Like A Baby [Live Take #1]
c-moon (live take 4)
(3:45)     5/10     Poorer recording of the first take.
East At Easter [Demo #1]
east at easter 1 (early demo)
(5:38)     4/10     Grainy, muffled and flat recording of the original song which featured the East At Easter coda. Slow tempo version.
East At Easter [Demo #2]
east at easter 2 (early demo)
(4:57)     4/10     Distored recording of the original song which featured the East At Easter coda. Slow tempo version.
East At Easter [Demo #3]
east at easter - demo 1
(4:24)     8/10     Good recording of the original song (with some tape chew) which featured the East At Easter coda. Fast temo version. Fast fade at the end.
East At Easter [Demo #4]
east at easter - demo 2
(4:48)     4/10     Rough recording of the original song which featured the East At Easter coda. Fast tempo version. Reaches a slow end.
East At Easter [Demo #5]
east at easter - live take
(4:44)     5/10     Rough recording of the original song which featured the East At Easter coda. Fast tempo version. Reaches a quick conclusion.
I Wish You Were Here [Demo #1]
i wish you were here 1 (demo)
(3:27)     5/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Fades in half-way through. Almost the final Sparkle demo. Some slight keyboard problems in this take.
I Wish You Were Here [Demo #2]
i wish you were here 2 (demo)
(4:26)     7/10     [Old Chapel Final Demo] Better and more complete recording of the above. Very unlike the Sparkle demos. More like a Once Upon A Time version. Gradually stops at the end.
Shake Off The Ghosts [Loop]
shake off the ghosts - loop
(5:56)     9/10     Loop of Shake Of The Ghosts? Could be a loop of the final seconds of Up On The Catwalk before the "best friends" lyric. Fades at the end.
Mick Idea #1
arpeggio idea
(5:40)     7/10     Lone instrumental idea by Mick. Fades at the end.
Drum And Bass #1
drum & bass idea
(6:31)     6/10     Slightly fuffled and flat drum and bass backing track.
Drum And Bass #2
drum & bass idea 2
(4:00)     8/10     Good recording of a drum and bass backing track. Different to the above.
Mick Idea #2
keys idea
(1:41)     6/10     Lone instrumental idea by Mick. Still a basic jam. Recording features an annoying crackle.
Mick Idea #2
keys idea 2
(1:23)     6/10     Continuation of the above. Mick experiments with different keys. Recording features an annoying crackle.
Mick Idea #2
keys idea 3
(0:40)     6/10     Continuation of the above. Mick experiments with different keys. Recording features an annoying crackle.
Mick Idea #3
keys idea 4
(4:13)     8/10     More of a fully formed idea by Mick. A slightly sad melody but very representative of Once Upon A Time era work. Slight crackle.
Mick Idea #3
keys idea 5
(2:09)     7/10     Continuation of the above. Slight crackle and distortion.
Mick Idea #4
keys idea 6
(3:25)     7/10     A very fast melody. Includes Mick, Charlie and a drum machine.
Song #4 [Jam #1 Edit]
keys idea 7
(5:50)     4/10     [Old Chapel Rough] Poor and shorter recording of this instrumental jam by Mick.
Mick Idea #5
premonition jam
(6:04)     8/10     [???] Rough instrumental jam by Charlie, Mick and Derek with a drum machine. Despite the name, not like Premonition.
Untitled #1 [Jam #1]
untitled #1
(6:54)     7/10     [???] Great driving riff by Charlie and Mick. Really just a main riff with a coda key change. Comes to a hesitant halt.
Untitled #2
untitled #2 (take 1)
(1:18)     5/10     [???] More downbeat riff by Charlie and Mick. Really just a main riff with a coda key change. Same session as Untitled #1. Fades to sudden end.
Untitled #1 [Jam #2]
untitled #2 (take 2)
(0:41)     5/10     [???] A short segment of both above riffs put together. Charlie and Mick. Same session as Untitled #1. Fades to sudden end.
Untitled #3 [Jam #1]
untitled #3
(1:19)     4/10     [???] Rough jam segment by Charlie, Mick and Derek. Some studio talk over the track. Comes to a sudden end..
Untitled #1 [Jam #3]
untitled #4
(1:56)     4/10     [???] The driving riff by Charlie and Mick but in a different key with far more improvision. Comes to a hesitant halt. "It's quite good isn't it?" "Aye!"
Untitled #4
untitled #5
(0:36)     3/10     [???] Short distorted fragment by Charlie and Mick.
Song #4 [Jam #1]
untitled #6 (take 1)
(13:10)     7/10     [Old Chapel Rough] A slower melody based around a pre-set drum pattern of the machine they were using at the time. Appears to be just a jam by Mick. Lots of improv. Early version of the chorus riff used for Song #4.
Song #4 [Jam #2]
untitled #6 (take 2)
(4:17)     8/10     [Old Chapel Rough] A continuation of the jam by Mick. Lots of improv. Slightly different drum pattern. Early version of the chorus riff used for Song #4. Seems to be a complete take of the song.
Untitled #3 [Jam #2]
untitled #7
(1:59)     9/10     [???] Great jam of a fragmet by Charlie and Mick with a drum machine. Much, much better recording.
Song #2 [Demo]
untitled #8
(4:16)     8/10     [Old Chapel Final Demo] OK recording.
Song #4 [Jam #3]
untitled instrumental 1 (take 1)
(11:07)     8/10     [Old Chapel Rough] The continuation of the jam by Mick of the chorus for Song #4. The song is gradually developing with lots of improv and key changes at the end.
Song #4 [Jam #4]
untitled instrumental 1 (take 2)
(10:31)     8/10     [Old Chapel Rough] A continuation of Jam #3 by Mick. Much more experimental as the song moves away from its roots. Different drum patterns are introduced. Interesting synth experiments at the end. Complete track.
Untitled #5 [Jam #1]
untitled instrumental #2
(2:15)     4/10     [???] Rough demo by Charlie and Mick. Fades out at the end.
Untitled #6 [Jam #1]
untitled instrumental #3
(3:32)     6/10     [???] Lone slow sad melody by Mick with a drum machine. Has a slight Once Upon A Time feel to the keyboard sound and chords. Recording picks up mid-way through.
Untitled #7 [Jam #1]
untitled instrumental #4
(0:36)     3/10     [???] Poorly recorded fragment of an uptempo melody by Mick with a drum machine. Fades out at the end.
Untitled #7 [Jam #2]
untitled instrumental #5
(0:23)     3/10     [???] Another fragment of the above by Mick with a drum machine. Fades out at the end.
Song #2 [Demo]
untitled instrumental #6
(0:56)     7/10     [Old Chapel Roughs] Short segment of Song #2. Abrupt end. Slightly different take and mix to the final demo.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #1]
speed your love to me - demo (arpeggio & drums) 1
(1:16)     4/10     [Rockfield] Charlie and Mick working on the verse structure of the song with a drum machine. Poor recording. Fades at end. Still has the demo keyboard version of the verse.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #2]
speed your love to me - demo (arpeggio & drums) 2
(4:00)     6/10     [Rockfield] Better recording of the above but only the keyboards and drum machine. Possibly only one track from a four-track recording. Song structure complete with verses and choruses. OK recording. Complete song. Now has a new keyboard melody for the verse.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #2]
speed your love to me - demo (arpeggio & drums) 3
(0:57)     5/10     [Rockfield] Another evolution of the above, in a different key. Possibly only one track from a four-track recording. Rapid fade at the end.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #3]
speed your love to me - demo (guitar and keys)
(3:54)     5/10     [Rockfield] Charlie and Mick working on the song alone. Possibly only one track from a four-track recording. Drums far in the background (used for timing - not part of the recording.) Original demo keyboard version of the verses.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #3]
speed your love to me - demo (guitar and keys) 2
(2:15)     6/10     [Rockfield] Charlie and Mick working on the song alone. Possibly only one track from a four-track recording. Drum machine can now be heard. Complete song and fades at end. Original demo keyboard version of the verses.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #3]
speed your love to me - demo (guitar and keys) 3
(0:58)     6/10     [Rockfield] Fragment of the above. Comes to a hesitant halt.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #2]
speed your love to me - early scat vocal
(2:00)     6/10     [Rockfield] Jim now sings a scat vocal over Mick's keyboard-and-drum demo. Comes to a sudden ending.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #3]
speed your love to me - scat vocal 2
(4:02)     7/10     [Rockfield] Jim now sings a scat vocal over Mick's and Charlie's key and guitar demo. The music is played in the background with Jim singing over the record. Very clear lyrics - some different from the final take. Lots of echo on the vocals.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #2]
speed your love to me - scat vocal 3
(4:07)     8/10     [Rockfield] Jim now sings a scat vocal over Mick's keyboard-and-drum demo. There's extra drumming and bass which suggests Mel and Derek are there too. No guitars. Very clear lyrics - some different from the final take. Keyboards are sometimes mixed high during the recording. Suddenly cuts out to another recording by Charlie and Mick.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #4]
speed your love to me - (demo)
(3:27)     4/10     [Rockfield] Muffled poor recording of the whole band working on the instrumental arrangement. Comes to an abrupt end. Arrangement still not finalised.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #3]
speed your love to me - (demo) 2
(3:04)     5/10     [Rockfield] Charlie and Mick working on the song alone. Possibly only one track from a four-track recording. Original demo keyboard version of the verses. Suddenly fades out mid verse.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #3]
speed your love to me - (demo) 3
(3:59)     6/10     [Rockfield] Charlie and Mick working on the song alone. Possibly only one track from a four-track recording. Original demo keyboard version of the verses. Complete recording of the above.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #3]
speed your love to me - (demo) 4
(4:01)     8/10     [Rockfield] Better recording of the above. Some tape chew near the end.
Speed Your Love To Me [Instrumental]
speed your love to me - (instumental)
(4:08)     6/10     [Townhouse] Instrumental version of the song. Almost the final album take with some differences - mostly at the end. Muffled recording. No main or backing vocals.
Speed Your Love To Me [Early Demo #4]
speed your love to me - (Live Take 1)
(3:27)     6/10     [Rockfield] Better recording of the (3:27) recording above.
Street Hassle [Demo]
street hassle - demo
(5:24)     5/10     [Rockfield] Early version of the song. Mainly keyboards and drums which are very high in the mix. Charlie can be heard in the background adding ideas. Vocals and bass very low in the mix. Muffled but complete recording.
The Kick Inside Of Me [Demo #1]
the kick inside of me (demo - take 1)
(4:42)     8/10     [Rockfield] Just the bass and drums suggesting it's one track of a four-track demo. Whole song. Good quality. Some guitar can just be heard later in the track.
The Kick Inside Of Me [Demo #1]
the kick inside of me (demo - take 2)
(4:42)     9/10     [Rockfield] As above but including bass, drums, guitar and keys. Possibly the entire four track demo. Whole song. Good quality.
The Kick Inside Of Me [Demo #2]
the kick inside of me (demo)
(1:09)     5/10     [Rockfield] Rough recording of the song. More like the album version. Keyboards have a strange shimmering effect. Sudden fade - only part of the song. Includes studio chatter at the start.
The Kick Inside Of Me [Demo #3]
the kick inside of me (drums)
(4:10)     8/10     [Rockfield] Just the drum track. Very basic rhythm and pattern. Not used in the previous demos of this track. Probably one track of a multi-track recording. Fades at the end.
The Kick Inside Of Me [Demo #2]
the kick inside of me (live take 1)
(1:09)     5/10     [Rockfield] Same recording as 1:09 above.
Up On The Catwalk [Demo #1]
up on the catwalk - demo
(5:15)     8/10     [Rockfield] Complete, instrumental, four track demo of the entire song. Comes to a hesitant end.
Waterfront [Demo #1]
waterfront - bass
(0:43)     5/10     [Nomis / Rockfield] Bass only demo of the start of the song. One note only. Fades out.
Waterfront [Demo #1]
waterfront - bass & drums
(1:31)     6/10     [Nomis / Rockfield] Bass, drum machine and keyboard demo of the start of the song. One note only. Fades out.
Waterfront [Demo #1]
waterfront - demo 1
(3:06)     4/10     [Nomis / Rockfield] Whole band instrumental demo recorded over the basic demo above. Resembles a jam more than the final track. Fades in at the start and fades out at the end.
Waterfront [Demo #2]
waterfront - demo 2
(4:20)     5/10     [Rockfield] Whole band instrumental demo. Instrumental close to the final track. Rough, hollow recording. Some distortion. Whole song.
Waterfront [Demo #2]
waterfront - demo 4
(4:19)     7/10     [Rockfield] A much better recording of the above.
Waterfront [Demo #3]
waterfront early scat vocal
(1:24)     5/10     [Nomis / Rockfield] A vocal and instrumental jam over Derek's bass line demo (Demo #1). Very hesitant. Only a portion of the song. Charlie sounds like classic Velvet Underground. Could be Nomis as just vocals, guitar and keyboards over drum and bass demo.
White Hot Day [Demo #1]
white hot day 1
(0:30)     7/10     [???] Keyboard and drum machine only demo. Fragment only.
White Hot Day [Demo #2]
waterfront - demo 3
(4:56)     7/10     [???] Keyboard and drum machine only demo. Could be a single track from a four-track demo. Complete song, no fade. A progression from the first demo.
White Hot Day [Demo #1]
white hot day 2
(4:34)     7/10     [???] Keyboard and drum machine only demo. Complete song. Slightly hesistant - Mick still working on the melody.
White Hot Day [Demo #1]
white hot day (rough demo 1)
(1:55)     6/10     [???] Fragment of the above.
White Hot Day [Demo #3]
white hot day (rough demo 2)
(1:55)     7/10     [Old Chapel / Barwell Court] A jam by Charlie, Mick and Derek with a drum machine backing. It is a very, very roughly recognisable as White Hot Day. Could be an Old Chapel Jam but could also be a Barwell Court jam based on the recorded track. Doesn't really go anywhere and fades at the end.
White Hot Day [Demo #3]
white hot day (rough demo 3)
(8:36)     7/10     [Old Chapel / Barwell Court] Continuation or part of the above which includes the White Hot Day riff. Then cuts to a recording of Demo #2 which fades at the end.
White Hot Day [Demo #3]
white hot day (rough demo 3)
(8:36)     7/10     [Old Chapel / Barwell Court] Continuation or part of the above which includes the White Hot Day riff. Then cuts to a recording of Demo #2 which fades at the end.
White Hot Day [Demo #1]
white hot day (rough demo 4)
(8:36)     5/10     [???] Rough recording of Demo #1.



VirginBarwell Court Jams #1
VU00022246   Barwell Court October/November 1984
Alive And Kicking [Intrumental Jam](8:20)     8/10     Some distortion at start. Fairly flat recording. Features verse and choruses, piano middle 8 and extended coda. The song's structure is essentially complete. Comes to a hesitant end. Called "5/4" on the listing.
Come A Long Way [Instrumental Jam #1](3:37)     8/10     Start is missing - just clipped off. Some distortion. Song structure complete. Comes to a hesitant stop.
Come A Long Way [Instrumental Jam #2](0:40)     8/10     Alternative version of the ending.
I Wish You Were Here [Instrumental Jam Take #1](0:08)     8/10     Count and false start.
I Wish You Were Here [Instrumental Jam Take #2](4:09)     7/10     Early version of the song. Not as complete as the final album version. Called "Reggae" on the tape box. Some annoy buzzes and distortion. Comes to a hesitant end.
I Wish You Were Here [Instrumental Jam Take #3](3:06)     8/10     Some distortion. Another run through. Comes to a hesitant end with Mel asking a drumming question.
Alive And Kicking [Alternative Instrumental Jam Take #1](3:16)     8/10     A version of Alive And Kicking with a different verse melody. Chorus melody is the same but with an extra melody added to the end. Tape finishes with distortion as the crunched up tape runs out. Called "Someone" on listing.



VirginBarwell Court Jams #2
VU00022245   Barwell Court October/November 1984
Alive And Kicking [Alternative Instrumental Jam Take #2](5:04)     8/10     A version of Alive And Kicking with a different verse melody. Chorus melody is the same but the extra melody added to the end from the first take has gone. Some distortion. Titled "Sequel" on the listing.
I Wish You Were Here [Instrumental Jam Take #5](4:55)     8/10     Some distortion. Another run through. Much of the song is now present including the coda. Nice piano improv near the end.
I Wish You Were Here [Jam Take #1](5:25)     8/10     Essentially the same jam but now with double-tracked vocals. The lyrics are the same as the final published song. Delayed vocals over the coda.
Alive And Kicking [Alternative Instrumental Jam Take #3](4:28)     8/10     A version of Alive And Kicking with a different verse melody. Chorus melody is the same but the extra melody added to the end from the first take has gone. Some distortion. You can just hear some studio talk/vocals.
Someone Somewhere In Summertime [Scat Vocal #1](2:45)     7/10     A alternative version of Someone Somewhere In Summertime. Jim scats the melody - no lyrics, lots of echo. Called "Someone Sequel" on the listing. Very sparce version. Uses a drum machine.
Someone Somewhere In Summertime [Scat Vocal #2](5:27)     8/10     As above but with extra percussion. Similar to the version published by Mick MacNeil.



VirginBarwell Court Jams #3
VU00022242   Barwell Court October/November 1984
Oh Jungleland [Instrumental Jam Take #1](4:20)     8/10     The structure of the song is almost in its final form. Titled "Angel Song" on the tape. Comes to a sudden stop with studio chat.
Oh Jungleland [Jam Take #1](4:48)     8/10     Another version with double-tracked vocals. Lyrics have almost reached final version with a few minor changes. Song structure almost in final form - coda comes in too early.
Ghostdancing [Jam Take #1](5:16)     8/10     Song structure close to the final arrangement. The end of the song is different. Comes to a slightly quick end. Called "Get Back" on the tape.
I Travel [Jam Take #1](6:04)     8/10     Ghostdancing jam with I Travel lyrics with "I Believe" as the chorus. [Really good - release candidate]
Song #2 [Jam Take #1](2:39)     8/10     "Song 2" [check] from the Old Chapel sessions now updated with a new arrangement. Female scat vocals. Recording finishes abruptly.
Song #2 [Jam Take #2](4:20~)     8/10     As above but it sounds like Mick singing vocals as well. Complete song.
Song #2 [Jam Take #3](0:50)     8/10     Only the intro of the song. Tape subsequently overwritten by something else and then cuts out.
Unknown [Jam Take #1](4:33)     8/10     Slow-tempo keyboard driven demo with double-tracked female vocals. Song unidentified. Drum machine, no guitar, no bass - probably one of Mick's



Virgin"June 1985" Tape No #1
VU00022243   Barwell Court June 1985
Alive And Kicking [Demo #1](6:16)     8/10     Demo of Alive And Kicking with double tracked vocals. Vocals are just starting to shape although there are many differences. Complete song. [Release candidate]
Come A Long Way [Demo #1](5:07)     8/10     Demo of Come A Long Way with double tracked vocals. Vocals in final form with additional "because we're" in chorus. Complete song. Rather scrappy end. [Release candidate]
I Wish You Were Here [Instrumental Demo #1](5:45)     8/10     Still an instrumental (even though vocals recorded before?) Still called "Reggae Song" because of this?
I Wish You Were Here [Instrumental Demo #2](5:58)     8/10     Another instrumental version. Pretty much the same as the above. This is logged as "I Wish You Were Here." [Release candidate]
Oh Jungleland [Demo #1](5:26)     7/10     Instrumental version. Slighly marred by distortion and repeated "1-2" microphone checks. Interesting synths. Lyrics leak through in places. Still called "Angel Song" on the tape.



Virgin"June 1985" Tape No #2
VU00022247   Barwell Court June 1985
Ghostdancing [Demo #1](6:10)     8/10     Demo of Ghostdancing with double tracked vocals. Possibily too fast? Vocals are similar to the final recorded version with some important differences. Complete song but slightly different structure to final arrangement - with different arrangement. [Release candidate]
Oh Jungleland [Demo #2](5:14)     8/10     Similar to the instrumental version but now with vocals. Vocals close to the final released version. [Release candidate?]
Alive And Kicking [Demo #2](5:21)     8/10     Another demo of Alive And Kicking with double tracked vocals. Vocals are just starting to shape although there are many differences. Almost complete song - last minute is missing. [Release candidate - will need fade.]
Song #2 [Instrumental Rough Demo #1](2:15)     8/10     Rather basic version of Song #2. Called "5/4"? Slight key slips in places. Drum machine. Very basic. Possibly an over recording.
Alive And Kicking [Demo #3](3:20)     8/10     Incomplete recording of demo. Starts about a couple of minutes in. Possible that Song 2 overwrote this when recorded over the top. Includes the end. [Release candidate - could it be spliced with the above.]
Song #2 [Instrumental Demo #1](3:31)     8/10     Much better version of the track. Contemporary with all the others. Called "5/4" on the tape. [Release candidate]
Once Upon A Time [Instrumental Demo #1](0:15)     8/10     False start. Tempo wrong.
Once Upon A Time [Demo #2](5:15)     8/10     Demo version of Once Upon A Time. Vocals down in the mix. Probably too basic to release. Comes to a hesitant end with Jim speaking the final lyrics.
Once Upon A Time [Demo #3](1:46)     1/10     Cuts to a really slow version of Once Upon A Time. Tape at the wrong speed. Includes the end of the song.



SH 6Once Upon a Time
Barwell Court October 1985
The American [Jam #1]
the american (coda)
(4:13)     8/10     Studio jam based on Derek's new bass driven coda for the The American. Comes to a hesitant end with studio chatter.
Come A Long Way [Jam #1]
come a long way (early scat vocal)
(3:02)     8/10     This is a complete mess. Jim has headphones on scatting to Come A Long Way. Mick is working on his Fast Appegio melody/idea. Mel is doing something different. "Mel - there's a drum machine in there." Fades to end.
Once Upon A Time [Jam #1]
instrumental idea #2
(5:52)     8/10     Charlie and Mick working on a very vague idea to a drum machine. At times the precursors of Once Upon A Time can be heard.
Fast Appegio [Jam #1]
jam 1
(3:50)     8/10     Mick's appegio idea with Charlie and Mick improvising over the top. At 1:30, it is just Charlie. Mick comes in and out through the track. Doesn't go anywhere and isn't identifiable as anything.
Fast Appegio [Jam #2]
jam 2
(3:59)     7/10     As above but now with Derek and Mel. Great bass idea from Derek. Fades at the end.
Fast Appegio [Jam #3]
jam 3
(1:18)     7/10     As above. More structured with count-in. But still just and idea and repeated riff. Fades at end.
Once Upon A Time [Jam #2]
jam 4
(1:21)     8/10     Everyone does their own thing as Mick works on the synth riff of Once Upon A Time
Oh Jungleland [Demo #1]
jungleland - early demo (instrumental)
(5:23)     8/10     Whole band jam the track. Rough version close to the final arrangement.
Oh Jungleland [Jam #1]
jungleland - early demo take 1
(2:51)     5/10     Early version with Charlie and Mick working on the melody with a drum machine. Not quite there yet. Tape quality poor and a litte muffled.
Oh Jungleland [Jam #2]
jungleland - early demo take 2
(1:45)     5/10     Early version with Charlie and Mick working on the melody with a drum machine. Longer intro with bass riff. Not quite there yet. Tape quality poor and a litte muffled.
Oh Jungleland [Jam #3]
jungleland - early demo take 3
(0:53)     5/10     Another take with more drumming. A separate out-of-tune keyboard track appears overlaid on top. Quality poor and a litte muffled.
Oh Jungleland [Jam #4]
jungleland - early demo take 4
(1:05)     6/10     Completely different melody.
Oh Jungleland [Jam #5]
jungleland - early demo take 5
(2:53)     6/10     Back to another variation on the Jungleland melody. Completely different keyboard melody for the choruses.
Oh Jungleland [Jam #6]
jungleland - early demo take 6
(0:28)     6/10     Continuation of the above. Fades in and comes to a halt.
Oh Jungleland [Jam #7]
jungleland - early demo take 7
(1:46)     6/10     Continuation of the above.
Piano Idea
piano idea
(3:40)     6/10     Lone improvision by Mick. Not recognisable as anything except the Once Upon A Time riff at the very end.
Song #2 [Instrumental Demo #1]
a song for boy - instrumental (demo)
(5:03)     9/10     A complete version of the song with middle-8 and coda. [Release Candidate]
Alive And Kicking [Take #1]
alive and kicking - take 1
(1:37)     5/10     Working on the chorus only. Lots of studio discussion with the whole band there. Statements that it's too fast. Ends with the band jamming another idea.
Alive And Kicking [Take #2]
alive and kicking - take 2
(5:45)     5/10     Continuation of the above but with the whole song. Lyrics are still developing. Complete song. Ends with bass improv and "Alright?" "Aye!"
Alive And Kicking [Take #3]
alive and kicking - take 3
(5:34)     5/10     Next take from this session. Comes to a faltering end at 2:35 after the first chrous. Jimmy Iovine can then be heard suggesting ideas for the second verse. The bridge structure is then discussed. The rest of the recording is studio talk.
Alive And Kicking [Take #4]
alive and kicking - take 4
(1:01)     5/10     First verse only. Then stops for more studio talk.
Alive And Kicking [Take #5]
alive and kicking - take 5
(1:08)     5/10     First verse only. Then stops for more studio talk.
Alive And Kicking [Take #6]
alive and kicking - take 6
(2:27)     5/10     First verse only and new segue into the chorus as previously discussed. Discussion starts about the "last G" and keyboards.
Alive And Kicking [Take #7]
alive and kicking - take 7
(3:49)     5/10     Starts with the chorus and flows straight into the "What you gonna do?" section. Then ends with further discussion about the bridge.
Alive And Kicking [Take #8]
alive and kicking - take 8
(1:30)     5/10     Starts with the chorus and flows straight into the "What you gonna do?" Stops there with more studio discussion.
Alive And Kicking [Take #9]
alive and kicking - take 9
(2:26)     5/10     Starts with the chorus and eventually gets to the "What you gonna do?" Still not right. Stops there with more studio discussion.
Alive And Kicking [Take #10]
alive and kicking - take 10
(2:50)     5/10     False start. Then starts with the chorus and goes to the "What you gonna do?" Still too fast. Stops there with more studio discussion. Jimmy Iovine talks about the regular chorus.
Alive And Kicking [Take #11]
alive and kicking - take 11
(3:59)     5/10     Starts with the "What you gonna do?" bridge, then the piano solo, then the "ohhs" and the final chorus. Arrangement is very close to the final version. More studio talk.
Alive And Kicking [Take #12]
alive and kicking - take 12
(0:45)     5/10     Chorus only. Comes to an early end. Studio talk.
Alive And Kicking [Take #13]
alive and kicking - take 13
(1:22)     5/10     Chorus and start of piano solo which falters. Bass line continues. Ends with studio talk.
Alive And Kicking [Take #14]
alive and kicking - take 14
(2:51)     5/10     Chorus, complete piano solo and final chorus. Ends with studio talk.



11/1.Street Fighting Years Demos
???Unknown Date / Unknown Location
Belfast Child [Bodrum Version Instrumental](4:49)     8/10     Instrumental version with lengthy keyboard opening by Mick which switches to acoustic guitar by Charlie. Bodrum drums start about a third of the way through. Fades quickly at the song's end.
Belfast Child [Demo #1 Instrumental](4:54)     7/10     This a poorer recording of the Bodrum Version Instrumental without the fade.
Belfast Child [Demo #2](7:58)     7/10     The song is now reaching its final form. Lenghty organ opening leads to an entirely acoustic driven first and second verses (with guitar, accordian and pennywhistle). The song builds to the third verse and the whole band comes in, now very similar to the final recorded version. Jim hasn't written the lyrics for the second section "Come back Billy" and repeats the first verses. At the song's climax, it reverts to the acoustic version, with guide vocals, and fades.
Belfast Child [Demo #3](5:04)     8/10     Entirely acoustic version with accordian, acoustic guitar, bodrum and pennywhistle. Appears to be the version that Demo #2 was based on. Includes a count-in.
Belfast Child [Demo Accordian Instrumental](2:32)     7/10     This is just Mick working on the lenghty intro. Violin and keyboards. Versions of this open the other demos.
Belfast Child [Alt](8:04)     7/10     Same as Demo #2 but with a slightly different into (which also fades in).
Belfast Child [Alternative Version #1](6:34)     8/10     Alternative mix of the final recorded version. Missing violins and extra drumming and percussion on the second part of the song. Much softer. With extra echo on the vocals. Lyrics are the same as the final recorded version.
Belfast Child [Alternative Version #2](5:02)     8/10     Better recording of Demo #3. No fade at the end.
Belfast Child [Alternative Version #3](5:05)     8/10     Another take of the Demo #3 version of the song.
Belfast Child [Early Demo Instrumental](3:03)     7/10     Incompete recording of Demo #1.
Belfast Child [Instrumental](4:55)     7/10     Another recording of Demo #1.
Biko [Demo](8:02)     6/10     Very echoey recording. Has an extended opening and only gets going when Mel comes in.
Come Back Tomorrow [Take #1](5:13)     8/10     Improvision with Jim, Charlie, Mick and Lisa. Slightly echoey recording. Fades at the end.
Come Back Tomorrow [Take #2](5:41)     8/10     More improvisation. Fades at the end.
Come Back Tomorrow [Take #3 Instrumental](5:59)     8/10     Slightly echoey recording. Fades at end.
Come Back Tomorrow [Take #4 Instrumental](2:12)     6/10     Poor recording of Charlie, Mick and Lisa working on the song. Some studio banter as they work on the song.
I Can't Live [Demo](4:17)     7/10     Unreleased track. Still being worked on by Charlie, Mick, Mel and John as Jim continually calls out cues during the lyrics. Fades in and out.
Kick It In [Demo #1](5:56)     8/10     Jam of the track. The song structure is there, but Jim has to shout some cues. Most of the lyrics are there - the rest are repeated guides.
Kick It In [Demo #2](5:33)     8/10     Jam of the track. As above but the very beginning is missing.
Let It All Come Down [Demo #1 Instrumental](2:56)     7/10     Keyboards and drum machine only. Slight cut-out during the recording. Fades out at the end.
Let It All Come Down [Demo #2](3:34)     8/10     Final recording of instrumentation. Final vocals mixed with guide vocals. No coda.
Let It All Come Down [Demo #3](4:36)     8/10     As above but with coda added.
Let It All Come Down [Demo #4](4:36)     8/10     The same as the above.
Let It All Come Down [Demo #5](4:31)     8/10     The same as the above.
Let It All Come Down [Demo #6](4:33)     8/10     The same as the above.
Mandela Day [Demo](5:00)     8/10     Early version with some guide lyrics. Fades out on Charlie's guitar.
People Stand Up Again [Demo #1](5:56)     8/10     Complete song.
People Stand Up Again [Demo #2](6:00)     7/10     Slightly worse recording.
People Stand Up Again [Instrumental](5:45)     7/10     Rough recording. Different mix than the above. Slightly different instrumentation.
The Power And The Darkness [Instrumental #1](5:21)     7/10     Slightly rough recording. Some tape chew. Culled from the longer version.
The Power And The Darkness [Instrumental #2](5:17)     8/10     Better recording of a different take.
The Power And The Darkness [Instrumental #3](5:17)     7/10     Rougher recording.
The Power And The Darkness [Instrumental #4](5:17)     7/10     Second recording of the same track. Still slightly rough.
Saturday Girl [Demo #1](6:59)     8/10     Very similar to the final version. With lyrics.
Drum Loop(1:50)     7/10     Repeated drum loop. Simple keys are played halfway through. Fades out
Drums #1(1:21)     8/10     Repeated drum loop.
Drums #2(5:57)     9/10     Repeated drum loop. Better and longer recording of Drum #1.
Drums #3(4:12)     9/10     Repeated drum loop.
Drums #4(3:50)     9/10     Repeated drum loop.
Gaelic Melody #1(0:27)     5/10     A short recording of Charlie and Lisa. Note that this isn't the song featured on Verona.
Gaelic Melody #2(0:52)     6/10     A longer recording of the above. Fades out at the end.
Guitar Bit (0:31)     7/10     Sounds like Charlie tuning up.
Idea 1 (Take #1)(1:41)     4/10     Mick trying out an idea on piano.
Idea 1 (Take #2)(2:21)     3/10     Continuation of the above. Slightly worse recording.
Idea 1 (Take #3)(3:41)     4/10     Further continuation of the above. Recording breaks to a version with Charlie.
Idea 2 (Take #1)(1:54)     5/10     Slow, moody instrumental with guitar, keys and percussion.
Idea 3 (Take #1)(2:31)     5/10     Mad keyboards and electronic effects.
Idea 3 (Take #2)(5:35)     6/10     Continuation of the above.
Idea 3 (Take #3)(2:08)     6/10     Continuation of the above.
Jam #1(2:53)     8/10     Whole band jam with a drum machine. Ends on a great guitar riff from Charlie and some chatter.
Jam #2(3:25)     8/10     Lots of talk and various guitar riffs. Seems to be a continuation of the above. Charlie introduces various people. Turns into Ride A White Swan by T Rex. And is that Derek in there?
Jam #3(3:37)     7/10     Band jamming a different idea.
Jam #4(1:09)     4/10     Band jamming a different idea again. Very poor recording.
Jam #5(9:10)     6/10     Band jamming the same as the above. More developed.
Jam #6(2:59)     5/10     Band jamming a different idea.
Jam #7(3:54)     6/10     Better recording and more developed version of the above. Great tune. Fades at the end.
Jam #8(3:18)     6/10     Another recording of the above idea. Stripped down with just Charlie and Mick.
Jam #9(3:14)     7/10     Band jamming a different idea. Not very developed.
Jam #10(5:01)     6/10     Band jamming a different idea.
Mozart Jam(4:47)     6/10     Weird experiment with keyboads and echo, bass and echo, and then cuts to a different recording. Ends with Mick playing Mozart. Tape badly chewed.
Piano Idea #1(0:55)     2/10     Just Mick playing around with an idea.
Piano Idea #2(1:55)     3/10     A development of the above with a drum machine added. Poor recording.
Untitled 1 Take 1 [Instrumental](11:37)     8/10     Jam of a great unreleased track.
Untitled 1 Take 2 [Instrumental](3:05)     7/10     Shorter and poorer recording of the above.
Untitled 2 [Instrumental](5:36)     5/10     This is the same recording as Untitled from the Loch Earn demos.
Shine From The Soul [Take #1](5:55)     8/10     Longer and better quality version of Come Back Tomorrow [Take #2].
Shine From The Soul [Take #2](6:15)     8/10     Longer recording of the above.
Shine From The Soul [Instrumental](6:15)     8/10     Instrumental version of Take #2.
Sometimes When It Rains [Instrumental #1](4:46)     7/10     A rather quiet muffled recording. Lacks the coda.
Sometimes When It Rains [Instrumental #2](5:03)     8/10     A rather quiet muffled recording. Includes the coda.
Soul Crying Out [Instrumental #1](5:42)     7/10     A rather quiet muffled recording. Early version. Most of the song's structure is there. Fades at the end.
Soul Crying Out [Instrumental #2](5:44)     7/10     A rather quiet muffled recording. Second attempt with different improvisation.
Soul Crying Out [Demo #3](4:57)     7/10     A slightly better recording. Instrumentation reaching album version. Jim sings improvised guide vocals. Fades during the coda.
Soul Crying Out [Demo #4](4:57)     8/10     Better recording of Demo #3.
Soul Crying Out [Demo #5](6:06)     8/10     Even better recording of Demo #3. Entire song without fade.
Soul Crying Out [Demo #6](6:05)     8/10     Same as Demo #5.
Street Fighting Years [Instrumental #1](3:53)     4/10     Rough recording of Mick with a drum machine, feeling his way to the "Here Comes The Hurricane" part of the song.
Street Fighting Years [Instrumental #2](6:07)     7/10     Early instrumental of the entire song.
Street Fighting Years [Demo #3](6:04)     7/10     Final instrumental version with rough, patchy lyrics. The lyrics for the coda are complete.
Street Fighting Years [Demo #4](6:02)     8/10     Better recording of Demo #3.
Take A Step Back [Demo #1](4:40)     4/10     Rough, wowwy, slightly chewed recording. The vocals for the first pasts of the song are complete but roughly recorded.
Take A Step Back [Demo #2](4:43)     8/10     Much better copy of Demo #1.
Take A Step Back [Demo #3](4:21)     8/10     Another recording of a further development of the song.
This Is Your Land [Instrumental #1](5:01)     8/10     Slightly rough recording of Mick and Charlie improvising on an extremely early version of the song. Merges into Brass Band In Africa at the end.
This Is Your Land [Instrumental #2](5:17)     7/10     Entire band work on an advanced version which is reaching the final album version.
This Is Your Land [Instrumental #3](6:15)     9/10     Instrumental of the final album version. Missing some guitar overdubs.
This Is Your Land [Demo #4](6:12)     9/10     Album version with additional female vocals. Ruined by Stylophone overdubs.
This Is Your Land [Demo #5](5:23)     7/10     Drums and vocals slightly muffled. Poor recording. Almot final album version with slightly different lyrics and with no Lou Reed. Fades out at the end.
This Is Your Land [Alternative Version](7:10)     7/10     Entire alternative version.
Wall Of Love [Instrumental #1](4:43)     7/10     Very early instrumental idea of the song.
Wall Of Love [Instrumental #2](1:10)     7/10     Fragment from the same recording as the above.
When Spirits Rise [Instrumental #1](1:59)     7/10     Demo with different instrumentation and slightly different arrangement.
Your Life(2:25)     7/10     Unreleased demo with Jim, Charlie, Mel and a bass player.
Belfast Child:
[Demo Accordian Instrumental], [Bodrum Version Instrumental], [Demo #1 Instrumental], [Early Demo Instrumental], [Instrumental]
[Demo #3], [Alternative Version #2], [Alternative Version #3]
[Demo #2], [Alt]
[Alternative Version #1]


Come Back Tomorrow:
[Take #4 Instrumental]
[Take #3 Instrumental]
[Take #1]
[Take #2]

11/1.Street Fighting Years Jams
???Loch Earn Demos
Belfast Child [Instrumental #1](2:28)     8/10     Probably the same as Demo Accordian Instrumental. It's just Mick working on the opening.
Belfast Child [Instrumental #2](4:54)     8/10     Same as Demo #1.
People Stand Up Again [Instrumental](5:43)     7/10     Same as the Instrumental.
Untitled #1 [Instrumental](5:33)     7/10     The "Euphoric" track. Fades at the end.
Sometimes When It Rains [Instrumental #1](4:44)     7/10     Same as Instrumental #1
Sometimes When It Rains [Instrumental #2](5:03)     8/10     Same as Instrumental #2
Soul Crying Out [Instrumental #1](5:42)     7/10     Same as Instrumental #1.
Street Fighting Years [Instrumental #1](6:04)     7/10     Same as Instrumental #2.
This Is Your Land [Instrumental #1](5:12)     7/10     Same as Instrumental #2.
King Is White And In The Crowd - Wall Of Love [Instrumental #1](5:30)     7/10     Much longer instrumental and the part of the long instrumental jam of Wall Of Love
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