Buying the LPs sampled on Nice Enough to Eat.
Continuing Mick Abrahams’ notes on the expanded CD:
“”Ahead Rings Out” was recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden, in 1969. The producer was Andy Johns (little brother to Glyn Johns of Rolling Stones production fame). I think the tape operator at the time was Robin Black, who later went on to produce Jethro Tull and other notable acts of the time. The sessions started and ended without too much fuss or rows and I recall that we were all quite chuffed with the end result of this our first offering after my not too long ago departure from Jethro Tull. Andy Johns as I recall was, and still is, a very affable and likeable kind of guy and had a great producer’s ear. One of the first songs we laid down was “It’s Only Love” and it was cool at the time to have the availability of an 8-track machine to record with. Great for overdubs and thickening out the sound, although for some reason or other, the Blods always seemed to have quite a thick punchy sound so we didn’t go too over board even then. “Dear Jill” (a favourite of mine to this day) was the next track we laid down and the nice thing about it was that by double tracking the guitar which was an Ecko 12 string with only 9 – 10 strings on it (depending on my mood or how many strings I could afford on the day) it sounded akin to a modern chorus effect pedal which, coupled with Jack’s haunting soprano sax made it into a solid stand up song. It was recently featured in Cameron Crowe’s movie “Almost Famous” as part of the background music to reflect the theme and time of the film.”