Last night, I got to hear a song for the first time in more than two decades. This evening, I'm sharing that song with the world.
I used to have boxloads of 7" singles, but lost them all in a rather unfortunate incident in Edinburgh back in 1986. Bit-by-bit, I've tried to replace them - mostly by buying CDs - but there are some songs issued on small independent labels that have been near impossible to get a hold of.
The growth of the Internet, and in particular the phenomena that is e-bay, has however, made things easier in recent years.
While having a browse around the other night, I saw that someone was inviting bids for a copy of the original version of this song - one that I've been after for a long long time. I made a reasonable bid, but didn't think it would be enough - but I no matter how much I want a record, I have my limits about how high I'm prepared to go. In this case, my bid turned out to be enough.
Now some folk might think I'm daft - especially as a different version of the song is on the band's debut (and as it turns out) only LP that came out on a major label. But this earlier recording is vastly superior, and its absence was a huge hole in my collection. My life is today that bit more complete.
And I don't care if any of you think I'm a pathetic saddo.
mp3 : Friends Again - Honey At The Core*
*song no longer available to download