This time, a little more from Jerry Donahue, the author of the second set of notes in the CD insert, continuing on from the last post:
“Well, there were two things that I will never forget about this particular period in time. I had caught the worst flu, while in Holland, that kept me in bed (except for the time I would be traveling or needed to be on stage) for the remainder of the tour – I’ve never felt so ill, as far as I am able to remember! The second thing was the impression that our man’s ability had made on me and, undeniably, the others at the time. It had seemed fairly conclusive to me by the end of these dates that Paul Warren was to remain on board as the band’s new drummer!
“Shortly after our return to the UK, however, we were met with pressure from top associates within our administration and recording camps, to employ someone who could come in with the profile and experience to be able to finish the album, free from accompanying risks that could be a concern in the case of newcomers. Customarily we would have done well to heed the advice of the experts, so reluctantly we did – and agreed to proceed with more auditions.”
We should be able to get to the end of these notes next time.