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Paul H posted:

I'd love to have more info about many of these tracks. Were they improvisations or fully formed songs? Take Frank's Dark Past: beyond "what on earth was that all about?", I'm interested to know if it was a fully formed song was it ever rehearsed or demoed? Likewise for Walk Tall and Tail of a Comet. Apart from appearing to be pretty fully formed, the band seem to know them. The same can be said for Same Language as Me and Burnt Out Tree (a track Peter Green can't have known too much about because it was left untitled on the fan club CD from which it was taken (unless, of course, PG wanted it to be a surprise).

I second this. I've asked what the heck Frank is about and got no answer, any Aussies want to clue us in? Some of them seem to at least be rehearsed, although in Walk Tall, and Pieces of Change, Neil calls out chords to the rest of the band. I wonder if perhaps they are "road test" songs that got dropped, like so many from Intriguer.

Burnt Out Tree does have both a live and a studio demo, on the debut and Temple bonus discs.

I think I do recall Jeremy saying he didn't find any studio recording of Frank, sadly.

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