[[Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.]]
Yes, double brackets today as we stray into stuff too far removed from the current main theme.
Track 16 is “Si Tu Doir Partir”, recorded on 18 March 1969 in the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue for Top Gear/John Peel, and broadcast on 6 April 1969, exactly the same details as for Track 12. As noted above, this is the “Unhalfbricking” line-up with Ric Grech guesting on violin. Just as Sandy Denny counted in Track 1, this one has her announcing at the start “Un, deux, trois”. This is a fairly good copy of the studio track, but the violin playing is obviously noticeably different, and of course there is no tinkling of broken glass. Generally, there is a more comic feel to the thing than in the studious studio version.
Track 17 is “Cajun Woman”, details as for Tracks 12 and 16. This is distinctly different from the studio recording on “Unhalfbricking”, mainly in two respects. Firstly, the “Bah Wums” at the beginning are conspicuous by their almost total absence here. Secondly, Ric Grech’s violin is very different indeed from Dave Swarbrick’s on the studio version. Otherwise, it is faithful to the “Unhalfbricking” take.
Track 18 is “Autopsy”, details as for Tracks 12, 16and 17. It is a noble attempt at this complex, slightly jazzy number from “Unhalfbricking”. It manages to stay very close to the studio recording, there being no violin part in this song.
Tracks 19 and 20 were both recorded by the “Liege & Lief” band on 23 September 1969 in Studio 4, Maida Vale for Top Gear/John Peel, and broadcast on 27 September 1969. They are respectively “Reynardine” and “Tam Lin”, and are both virtual clones of the studio versions, with one exception. “Tam Lin” is a few seconds longer than that found on “Liege & Lief, due to slightly extended instrumental at the end, which is faded out.
Here we leave “What We Did On Our Holidays”; the next post will concern a different group altogether.
Finally, I learned today that my hours of paid employment will shortly be increased significantly. Sadly, this means that the frequency of my posting to this blog is likely to decrease in a few days time.