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hell


composers
Kerr, Burchill


publisher
Copyright Control


background
A couple of years ago, an obscure 1979 recording surfaced; which was supposedly from The Rotter's Club in Manchester. No record of that venue could be confirmed, but the set-list was definitely from the Life In A Day tour.

The greatest surprise was the first song on the tape, a mysterious frenzied piano piece, driven by Mick MacNeil's synths. When I asked him about the song, he confirmed that it was called Hell, and had been specially written for the band's first BBC Sesion on the 2nd April 1979.

The session remains unreleased and unbootlegged; and all that currently exists of this song is a badly recorded fragment.


download
Hell [Live Edit]: Apollo, Manchester, UK: 23rd April, 1979 (152K, .WAV format, 23 seconds)


lyrics
The lyrics have never been published: a transcription follows

Somebody wrote me a letter...




sessions
Kid Jensen, Radio One: 10th April 1979



live history
Life In A Day Tour: 1979