A Garden Tapes feature
by Eddie Edwards
The Garden Tapes » How The West Was Won » Bring It On Home
An exploratory wail on his harmonica, and Robert's not happy. "More top!" he barks at the LA sound engineers, who must by now have been wondering whether they were going to get any sleep at all tonight. This has been almost removed from the mix but it can still just about be heard at 0:10.
The audience are next on Robert's admonishment list. "I can't hear ya," he urges them, but there's no trace remaining of this at 0:23.
At 7:01 there's a very small cut of just a couple of seconds, removing a single delicate guitar-drum interplay just before the mayhem that leads back to the main theme.
A couple of minutes later, Robert has brought it on home and is bidding a final "Aaah, see ya!" to the weary but ecstatic children of the sun. Before The Garden Tapes does likewise, though, there is one more tale to tell.
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