We are still with Jerry Donahue’s notes in the CD insert, where he is still waxing lyrical about the producer, Glyn Johns, and is about to give some details of his claims to fame with regard to Jerry’s guitar playing:
“For example, I’d never before used a bottleneck (“The Iron Lion”), nor had I ever before wound my amp right up, to achieve the increased sustain needed for the solo on “One More Chance”. If it hadn’t been for Glyn it might have been years before I would have discovered the diverse forms of expression that become available through tools such as these. Similarly, everyone was finding a “new side” to their ability and the resulting excitement was contagious!
“Then we needed to stop – at least for the time being. It felt like a major interruption when we had to take this break, but half way through the recordings we needed to honour a tour of dates that had been booked months before. Don’t misconstrue my meaning – playing live is a wonderful affair. There are few experiences quite as exhilirating – but at that juncture we were in “studio mode” when suddenly the time was up, and we were forced to halt the proceedings and concentrate on other things.”
More next time, and onto the previously mentioned problems with this tour…