Q – Ever since I heard “Steady slowing…” (on a – soundwise – slightly distorted CD-R that I traded against some finnish beer with an american fan) it has puzzled me that that song wasn’t included on any proper album? Why? I think it’s a real gem, with it’s both beautiful and soothingly melancholy lyrics and music about mid-life.

A – It took so long to make ‘Love Story’. For quite a while nothing I wrote was good enough for my record company, several decent songs ended up on b-sides.
That is not the only one.