We will never know why Jeff left this out of the double album, it’s a song when I first heard it I didn’t like at all, but after a few listens it has grown on me a bit and I now wish it had been put on. It’s by no means ELOs best but deserves to be remembered. Maybe the 40th.....
Don’t think so Tremblinwilbury but I’m positive if Jeff had decided to add his version to the double album it would have sounded a lot different. Jeff is the only person who can say how close it was to being included. Like you I think it should have been in it, even if it’s not the greatest song. I do get the SM vibe of this copy. At least we have the full Time album to look forward to now.
That would be Bill Bottrell's remix of the Secret Messages title track, done at Soundcastle Studios somewhere between the 3-4 and 3-11-83 acetates, sourced from a reference tape of the full double album with a very different running order not found on either of those test pressings. Many surprises await... including a swift takedown for whoever leaked these, I fear.
(Was anticipation of such an unofficial release partly why the planned 50th anniversary celebration announcement was pulled at the last possible minute? I apparently know nothing!)
"I can dream of flying high Above the city's cares and never be afraid of anyone 'Cos there ain't no one there."
What does delaying the special 50th anniversary announcement do in light of the recent couple of leaks? I'm not sure how that helps?
The only options they have as far I can see is to carry on regardless which means interest in unofficial leaks would diminish, or try to buy / secure alternate acetates / mixes known to be in existence. There can't be that many.
I suppose one thing I've thought is that if the double album release of Secret Messages had been done properly, these leaks wouldn't have been necessary.
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
Aug 30, 2020 7:27:36 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile good to see you, hope you are keeping well.
Aug 31, 2020 20:25:03 GMT
elophile: Hey-hey! Horacewimp Livin' the dream here in crazytown, er, I mean America! How goes it with you? ::c0112::
Sept 2, 2020 18:11:21 GMT
Horacewimp: We are all good thanks, just wishing I could go on a foreign holiday, it’s just not worth the risk with Covid and the possibility of a 14 day quarantine, we may do some short breaks in the U.K.
Sept 2, 2020 20:30:46 GMT
BSJ: *sniff* no meet up in Detroit's airport. *sniff*
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