Post by ME Forum Master on Jun 28, 2010 9:19:24 GMT
I have had the honour to have been passed loads of Modern English memorabilia by Steve Walker from all the years that he was in the band and there are some amazing snippets of information I am finding out. Here is one example. I found five small handwritten pieces of paper with the set lists from the first Modern English gigs. They include tracks that were recorded and released, some that we know were demoed but also others I have never heard of before. Each list is slightly different, (different orders, different songs) but the full list of all the tracks is: Disjointed Spheres Constant Circle Praying Mantis Incident (recorded as 1st 4AD single B Side) 2001 (recorded as demo) Sitting (demoed) The Plunge (demoed) Still Life Coming For You (demoed) Silent World (demoed & recorded for 1st single) Unpleasant Cocktail Drowning Man (recorded for 1st single) Home (recorded for 4AD compilation) Desilation Swans On Glass (recorded for 1st 4AD single) Love Song (is this Dance of Devotion?) Subject In English In Blues Again It also appears from a newspaper cutting that a live set from this time was recorded and planned to be released on a compilation album by Limp Records. Never heard of this and wonder if it got shelved. I've asked the band about it and will let you know the reply. If anyone out there knows anything about it please let me know.
This is excellent trivia Richard! Man, this would be great if some of this can be reissued or even heard!? Pretty cool seeing some of these songs that never made it to either the demo stage or even recording stage, etc....pretty neat!