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Track 8 on the CD is “Bird On A Wire”, recorded on 2 December 1968 in Studio 2, Aeolian Hall for the Stuart Henry Show broadcast on 8 December 1968. This is an electrifying treatment of another Leonard Cohen song, with Ian Matthews on lead vocal, and with Sandy Denny on the very purest of support.
Track 9 is “Gone, Gone, Gone”, recorded at the same session as Tracks 5 and 6 (see above), and broadcast on John Peel’s Top Gear show on 1 September 1968, the same show in which Track 6 was broadcast. This is an up tempo romp, sung with immense and intense enthusiasm with both Ian Matthews and Sandy Denny in fairly close harmony throughout.
Track 10 is “Tried So Hard”, recorded at the same session as Tracks 4 and 7 (see above), and broadcast on the David Symonds Show on 8 January 1969, the same show as saw the broadcast of Track 4 (see above). This is another heavily rocked up country and western song, as were Tracks 1 and 7. The performance is unadulterated ecstasy to listen to, with soaring harmonies and dazzling guitar work.