I’m glad I played it to you, and not just because it’s my favourite version of the song. I’m glad because a chap by the name of Brian (Hi, Brian!) left a comment saying that he’s about to release an album of a 1969 Max Merritt & The Meteors concert that was taped by two teenagers (one of them was Brian) then lost, forgotten about, remembered, found, digitised, mastered, and made ready for release.
The album, Been Away Too Long, is being released on 30 April. (Or April 30 if you’re from the United States of Americans. But regardless of where you live – and how you display dates – the album will be available everywhere from the 30th day in April.)
Thanks to Brian (and Bandcamp), you can hear it here:
I like how raucous it is.
By the way, the LosTraxx Records website will give you more than everything you’ll ever need to know about the album and the grand adventure of how it eventually came to be.
Update: The Thing I Completely Forgot About
Brian just informed me that the album will be available from April 30.
Why didn’t I mention that in the post? [Insert emoticon of man slapping forehead here.]
Update II: You Can Ignore The First Update
I’ve just discovered that I did mention the album’s release date. (It’s in the third paragraph.) And it goes to show how much attention I pay to my own posts.