In 2002 the obligatory expanded CD was released, with bonus tracks. This is a super pink disc in the “islandremasters” series.
The bonus tracks are: “You Never Wanted Me”, “Nottamun Town”, “Fotheringay”, “Si Tu Dois Partir”, “Cajun Woman”, “Autopsy”, “Reynardine” and “Tam Lin”.
The liner notes are done by Ashley Hutchings in May 2001, who in his final paragraph makes an interesting observation: “The original CD release of this album featured songs recorded by the What We Did On Our Holidays line-up only [not quite true, actually; see what follows re “Percy’s Song”]. This re-release adds extra tracks from the Unhalfbricking and Liege and Lief groups.
This raises the fascinating question of “Percy’s Song”, track 12 on the CD and the last track on the original album. It will be recalled that on “Unhalfbricking”, that song is the only one to feature Ian Matthews; however, I had long thought that I could not hear his voice on the version on “Heyday”. All is revealed on the CD; he did NOT sing on the “Heyday” version of “Percy’s Song”; it is one of the “Unhalfbricking” group numbers recorded on 18 March 1969 in the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue. He had still been in the band for e.g. “Fotheringay” on 4 February 1969; so he left the group some time between 4 February and 18 March 1969.
One final point of interest: Ric Grech (of Family) played violin on “Cajun Woman” and “Si Tu Dois Partir”. It seems that Family and Fairport were great friends “on-the road” in those days.