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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mountains (7:01)
2. Water Song (5:20)
3. Wanderer (5:45)
4. Death The Reaper (4:56)
5. The Lovers (5:12)
6. The Devil (5:35)
7. The Devil (6:45)
8. The Tower (5:10)
9. Fool/Tower (6:19)
10. Death The Reaper (4:01)
11. The Lovers (5:20)
12. In The Region Of The Summer Stars (9:05)

Total Time: 70:29

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The first in a series of fan club releases from The Enid which included unreleased tracks, out takes, new live versions of classical tracks as well as unheard material from the band. The material on this release included compositions from the years 1973 - 1975.

The first set of recordings come from 1973, during RJG's solo album recording sessions of The Fall Of Hyperion. Both tracks, Mountains and Water Song were included on The Stand 2. Both tracks were recorded at Sarm Studios with Mountains having just RJG and Chris Lewis and Water Song also having Jim Honeyman-Scott and Nigel Palmer playing.

The next set of recordings come from 1974 and are home recordings with the first Enid incarnation that featured RJG, Stephen Stewart, Francis Lickerish and David Williams. All these tracks or versions of these tracks (Wanderer, Death The Reaper, The Lovers and The Devil) were never released previously. Another demo version of The Devil from 1974 is also included with recordings taking place at Maidstone and David Williams giving way to Dave Storey, Neil Cavanagh and Glen Tollet. All remaining recordings come from 1975 at Sarm Studios. Only The Tower is in demo form, with Fool/Tower, Death The Reaper and The Lovers presented as the original vinyl versions, versions of which have never been previously been available on CD. The final track on the compilation is In The Region Of The Summer Stars and was recorded live in 1986 at Hammersmith Odeon and was previously available on a fan club cassette release. The lineup for the track included Robert John Godfrey, Stephen Stewart, Francis Lickerish, David Storey, Terry Pack, Willie Gilmore and Tony Freer.

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CD. Newt Records AHOE 1

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