We continue today with David Suff’s November 2006 CD liner notes, which we left last time in mid-sentence, so I start now with a repetition of the first bit of the sentence.
“They even persuasded Nicol to leave the control room to add a guitar part to Limey’s Lament; replacing a part Ron Wood had recorded when the basic backing track had first been laid down in 1972 for a Gerry Locklan LP.
In a recent interview Dave Pegg remembered: “Swarb had started a solo album and that became the basis of Gottle o’ Geer. We got a lot of our mates together to play on it, Swarb had plenty of songs for it, and we had a lot of fun recording it. Because it wasn’t planned to be a Fairport album [thank God!], we felt there were no limitations on the material or style [quite!]. We were happy to try a few new ideas out. Bruce produced it, Simon Nicol did most of the engineering and got a great sound [well, that’s certainly a matter of opinion]. It was a bit of fun really but, again, it didn’t sound like a Fairport album [never truer words spoken].”
Forgive my comments on this section, but I had to make them.
More from these notes next time.