1. Five To Four 09:04
2. Crown Of Thorns 08:16
3. Radio Silence 04:38
4. Playground / The Interview 08:22
5. The Ripper Extended Jam 20:41
6. Arrive Alive in Development 04:29
7. Stranger On The Edge Of Time 04:13
8. The Hammer Falls 06:15
9. Paris Is Burning / Cut & Run In Development 05:21
Previously available as part of the now sold out "Mythopoeia" cd rom released 2002 and later on an mp3 album, these tracks are the original demos recorded at the rehearsal , the ones that lead to the band being signed by EMI and the subsequent release of that album.
The grandiose plans for a double album were tempered by the record company executives along with the imperative for the snappy radio play oriented material...these demo tracks hint at what could have been. In those days the facilities available to up-coming bands were rather basic compared to this century, the tracks were mostly recorded on a cassette based "portastudio" or in some cases directly off the sound desk at gigs but this also imbues the tracks with a certain 'patina', which given their 30+ years age is quite fitting, so please understand that these are not recording studio quality. Stream a track ot two before buying!
The original cassettes were transferred to digital as aiff files so now they can be downloaded at a better quality than the previously available mp3s from 11 years ago. We have also added some additional tracks from that period which had not been featured on previous releases.