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Back Tracks

Back Tracks


Back Tracks is a collection of songs recorded by myself at home sometime in the 1990s and early 2000s, with help of a 4-track Tascam cassette tape recorder and an archaic Roland drum machine on a few songs. Some later songs may have been recorded on my first early desktop.

Listening now, I think the production is not that bad, despite the primitive gear. I like Edge of the Rim, written when it cost a lot of money to just make a phone call to UK and I missed my family there. The Amnesiac with its a messy doubled-over guitar riffs I've always liked and I wonder now how I did it. Maintain is sometimes covered by my son Joe. Hanging 'round the Planet was a 50th birthday song ("eighteen thousand a few hundred days" in 2000!). Squandered Love is a bit fraught but I guess it has a nice tune. Sinking Feeling has re-appeared as Out to Sea on the Over There album and Just a Man has become simply Man, on Imaginary Lines.

Play Back Tracks songs: 

Squandered love

Hanging 'round the planet

See you tonight

Falling through the night

Where it all began

The amnesiac

Edge of the rim


The mystic

Break in the clouds


As long as

Just a man

Sinking feeling


Lyrics of Back Tracks songs