Q – After buying the demo disc’s and hearing Charlotte Street I noticed that it had extra lyrics (something about reaching for a star) that was not on the studio release. All these years I always felt that something was missing there in the song and there it was on the demo… the “missing” lyrics. Why did you drop them from the final version?
ps Any chance of releasing demos from the latter two Commotions albums?
A – I was trying to make it better… and as you’ll see the timing and melody of that lyric was completely removed, and replaced by the ‘here comes my train’ section.
Any chance of more demos? I can’t say. Maybe if Universal are interested. i can tell you that the BBC folk are looking to put out an album of our sessions. I have to listen to them all and consult the band, but that seems quite likely in the next year or so.