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FOR JOY


Demo recordings have a certain allure. As early sketches and first drafts they often retain an essence that gets lost in the finished piece. Tom Petty apparently punched a wall frustrated at his inability to retain the vibe of an original demo.


The sixty or so tracks on this page, short-edited into medleys, are demo-ish. They were created with friends and colleagues down the years, largely for pleasure, music made for music’s sake, the studio as social space.


Some of them might've been pitched to potentially interested parties and rejected, leaving us wishing no doubt that we hadn’t bothered. Perhaps we should've avoided trying for acceptance and just revelled in the joy of the process, in the cheerful capturing of musical moments.


None of these works ever found their way in the world. Most were produced privately in the spirit of youthful expression and engagement. No money was made. No walls were punched.

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