Would you cite your source(s), please?Hello everyone. In the past days I have make a LOT of effort to contact people who could help me clarify this matter and I have reached a conclusion thanks to the amazing people who have helped me. The mystery version of The Ides Of March was a live recording the band did at a rehearsal at The Ruskin Arms in April 1979 and polished to be used as an intro tape during the January sessions of 1980 (recordings of Running Free for the single).
Hello @Forostar I would try to answer your questions in the best way possible, however, I must say that during the research for my book I have met a lot of people related with the band and had access to priviliged information (documents) that I cannot reveal directly. Some of the people who have trusted me through the years with information have asked me to not to reveal their identities so THEY don't lose access to the information also, so I respect their wishes.@Luisma I hope you do not mind but I have some remarks/questions about this:
Would you cite your source(s), please?
1. What do you mean with sessions?
2. What is exactly one session? One day of recording? One period of recording (in a row) for a certain goal?
3. How many recording sessions you think there had been in January (in total)?
4. Do you think they used more sessions to polish one minute of music?
On the debut album: I have contacted both Martin Levan and Will Malone. To be continued.