VASHTI BUNYAN SOME THINGS JUST STICK IN YOUR MIND LP
Following the amazing success story of Vashti Bunyan's recent reemergence as
an artist after an exile of over 30 years comes the release of Some Things Just
Stick In Your Mind, a comprehensive collection of early recordings from the
period prior to her classic 1970 Just Another Diamond Day album.
Titled after the (Jagger/Richards-penned) debut single which opens the
double-album, Some Things attempts to both draw a line under the past and also
to set the record straight regarding the disparity between how Bunyan viewed
(and still views) herself and the way the public views her as an artist. While
she is widely regarded as a folk singer these recordings, instead, reveal Bunyan
as a pop singer, however "fragile" and unique. As she explains in her liner
notes to the album, "I have heard it said that Andrew Oldham took this fragile
little folk singer and tried to make her into a pop singer against her will. No,
he didn't. Too fragile for his world I might have been, but that was no fault of
his...I wanted to bring simple acoustic music into mainstream pop."
This complete collection of Bunyan's 25 existing early recordings is a young
London girl's series of beautiful love songs that resonate profoundly via an
almost brutal efficiency and honesty. The melodies seem timelessly sweet and
addictive, the vision at once delicate but somehow tough as granite. The first
disc gathers together the early singles (two of which were unreleased) and a set
of demos recorded between 1965 and 1967. The second comprises the entire,
unaltered contents of a long-forgotten tape discovered at the last minute before
mastering, containing a set of raw, pure, intimate recordings.
• Double LP
1. Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind - Decca single, 1965.
2. I Want To Be Alone - Decca single, 1965.
3. Train Song - Columbia single, 1966.
4. Love Song - Columbia single, 1966.
5. Winter is Blue - unreleased single, 1966.
6. Coldest Night Of The Year - unreleased single as "Twice As Much and Vashti",
7. I'd Like To Walk Around In Your Mind - unreleased single, 1967.
8. Winter Is Blue - Acetate demo, 1966.
9. Girl's Song in Winter - John Bunyan's tape, 1966.
10. If In Winter (100 Lovers) - John Bunyan's tape with Mike Crowther, 1966.
11. Wishwanderer - Restored acetate demo 1967.
12. Don't Believe - John Bunyan's tape 1966.
13. 17 Pink Sugar Elephants - John Bunyan's tape 1966.
1. Autumn Leaves
2. Leave Me
3. If In Winter (100 Lovers)
4. How Do I Know
5. Find My Heart Again
6. Go Before The Dawn
7. Girl's Song In Winter
8. I Don't Know What Love Is
9. Don't Believe What They Say
10. Love You Now
11. I Know