Discussion in 'General' started by Oreb, Sep 9, 2007.
Any word on this coming back? IMO it's the best live album of RH's career.
Hangman was brutally chopped from the CD version that was released many moons ago, and it was a superb version, if memory serves me right (haven't heard my vinyl for ages). Other crowning glory has to be One of Those days...
I have checked with the Font of All Knowledge (i.e. Tracy)...
In Between Every Line is on the list for re-issuing. Actually some work was already done on this but the initial master came back sounding very bad, and it needs more work. Once is also on this list.
There isn't an ETA for this as it sounds like it'll be in the next batch, but at least you know it's coming at some point. And yes, Hangman will be reinstated.
just had a listen to in between every line there. its interesting to hear the live stuff with a full band - Short & Sweet is excellent, then again its such a good song its hard to go wrong with it! True Story is very like the album version - a good performance although very slick, Highway Blues is good fun! OOTDIE is excellent too and captures the atmosphere of the gig very well. the rest is kinda weak though and in general, with the exception maybe of One of Those Days, the versions here dont offer anything new or more interesting than the previously available versions of these songs.
in contrast, Flashes contained definitive versions of several songs - the live versions of the songs from valentine are all better than the studio versions and there are radical reworkings of other tunes. I think it also works very well as an album in its own right and is one of his very best albums although i didnt think this until i got the vinyl version. each vinyl side is very self-contained and has a distinct vibe which is a bit lost on the cd version. even starting off a live album with a studio track works perfectly!
all just imho of course
whats Unhinged like?
Unhinged is excellent, not sure if it is available at present or not, if it is then grab a copy you will not be disappointed!
... and, of course, (he says, engaging full promo mode) a track can be heard from it on the current Roy Harper podcast, "Back to the Stones".
In general I'd say that it's a very good representation of Roy's live sound circa late 90's/early 00's without too much meddling, and some very good versions of songs - plus of course "Back to the Stones" doesn't appear in a studio form anywhere, and it's a lovely track.
This is good news. Of all Roy's official live recordings, 'In Between Every Line' is my favourite, mainly because of the versions of 'One Of Those Days..' and 'One Man..'.
I first saw Roy in Longridge, in Lancashire, in (I think) 1985, and was enthralled by the whole experience - the people, the music, the sound of Roy's guitar, the smoke, everything. It was a magical time. All captured on that LP.
When the album came out it was a regular on various turntables at different parties - but before too long the vinyl became worn and the cover got burnt in places. It's now scratched and tatty, but every spin of the disc takes me back to those good days.
I need a new one!
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