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"White Cloud Black Shadow" is particularly lovely - a very gentle demo, reminescent of "Winter Light" in atmosphere. Love the line "white cloud casts a black shadow on a green hill".
"Pulled It All Down" - I remember reading about this at the time Tim sang it to a bunch of city counsellors as a protest to the proposed demolition of an old theatre in Devonport. I think he said that he wrote it the day before the submission - it sounds like it Smiler but still quite catchy of course
"Throw Your Arms" sounds more produced than the other Woodface Demos and is very much a Tim lead vocal with Neil in the background. Very nice to have a studio version of this (unless you also count Neil's radio version on the "Acoustic" CD)
Of the other tracks, the two live versions are excellent, and the Coca Cola jingle an unexpected bonus. "Cruel Black Crow" (which I've always taken to be about depression)and "Rock 'n' Roll Girl" of course have been around for some time and are both essential Tim tracks that deserve a wider audience. Both tracks sound remastered. "I See Red" has also been remastered and sounds LOUD.

It's great to see Tim putting these bits and pieces out. Interesting choices for the first CD. For future releases, I'd love to see the remaining "Les Patterson" tracks get a proper CD release and there's the vinyl B-sides from "Escapade" as well. I also read recently of something called "The Tunnel" recorded at the "Tim Finn" sesssions - could you dig that one out Tim? And then there's the recent MySpace tracks - the list goes on and on Smiler
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