Yes, our previous post found our boys channeling rock history by recording themselves "Live at Leeds", and this time around, we find them in the hallowed halls of Abbey Road. And perhaps it's fitting that this is our last time 'round, as far as live Del Amitri goes, just as the Beatles' swan song was the album that bears the legendary studio's name. But fret not, Delheads, this is still not the end of our series.
This disc was included as a bonus with one version of the compilation The Best of Del Amitri: Hatful of Rain. Released simultaneously was the b-sides collection Lousy With Love we've mentioned several times here. It was sold in a slipcase that left room for the matching Hatful collection, but I don't know that it was ever sold in a set as Hatful with Lousy as an actual bonus disc. Apparently, there was some sort of slipcase to the Abbey Road two-fer, too, but my copy didn't have it. So if anyone has and can make a better scan of the above cover, please do. I found this low-res one online.
Any comments comparing, contrasting, and critiquing the four live Dels posts are eagerly welcomed. I haven't even listened to all this material in a while, so I might have to catch up with you all to form an opinion!
Coming up soon is a set of alternate versions of songs -- remixes, acoustic takes, instrumentals, and one performed "live in a car park at 3 AM" -- to round out our trip through the fine print of the Del Amitri (and del Amitri!) catalog. Following that, though, are another few surprise Currie favors (HAH!), so keep it tuned to The Rare Stuff!
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