Wow, what a great reworking of the old Windmill/Wind Call instrumental outtake ! Here it is on YouTube (sounds better on the CD !) :
It first appeared (outside of the mysterious "trading circles") on "Could You Walk On The Water" (VGP-027) in 1994. It was listed there as being from the December 1974 Munich sessions but it was then thought to be from the January 1973 Village Recorder, LA sessions (confirmed in the TY Deluxe release notes). Not sure why, maybe Karnbach (who had access to some studio logs) mentioned it in his book in 1997, would have to check. Or maybe because the version that appeared later (not sure when/where) has some great slide work that sounds like Taylor so it wouldn't be Munich 1974, could have been Munich 1973 of course. Actually I wouldn't be that surprised if it was the track labeled "Give Us a Break" that was mastered for GHS (as seen in the pictures released last year) and that's never shown up.
Anyway "Come To The Ball" turned out great I think and I'd place at the top of the reworked tracks we got since 2010 and the first Deluxe release. "Plundered My Soul" belongs there too but since it was a completely unknown track it's not as "fascinating". Here we have this rather "aimless" backing track that was whipped into shape by Mick (with Clifford's help ?) with some great vocal lines and muddy, as they should, vocals. I've often read about singers placing melodies and vocals on an existing backing tracks and been left a bit puzzled as to how that worked exactly, there we have a good answer ;-) Oh and the slide is much more audible than on that first version.
Credits (from TY Deluxe) :
Produced by : Jimmy Miller
Recorded by : Andy Johns and Baker Bigsby
Guitar : Mick Taylor
Piano : Nicky Hopkins
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Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 2021-10-22 17:42 by gotdablouse.