Robert Richmond
2016

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"Angel In Chains" came hard for Robert. The song, with only the first two verses, was written in the eighties but a final verse didn't come until 2002. Recording it proved to be equally trying. Not happy with either version released ("Fortune Teller" ep and "Sour Milk Moon" album) he opted to release this live version on the compilation "Almost Just-The Robert Richmond Story" which he felt better captures the essence of the song. 

As a side note, the compilation previously mentioned will go out of print in early 2019

Jo

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Robert Richmond
08/10/2018

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"Jo" actually dates back to the end of the sessions for the "Things Have Changed" album. It came quickly and was finished up the following week. While it sounds like it could be written from personal experience, Richmond states "it's pure fiction." The electric guitar part on the chorus was added as an afterthought while the harmony chorus at the end was part of his vision from the song's inception.

Robert Richmond
05/20/2016

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This acoustic version is what Jim Boyd heard when he was prepping to produce Robert's second album. It was Jim who opted for an electric band sound and while that is a great track, so is this . This sat until 2016 when it was released on "kidzlikedanny 5," a UK compilation to benefit autistic children. It also was included on the very limited edition expanded  re-release cassette of the Before The Night e.p. later that year. 

Robert Richmond
unreleased

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Here's a little treat. Little need be said about the origins of this track suffice to say that it has long been a Richmond favorite. Here, with the help of several of his cohorts, you have what was momentarily considered as a track for the "Things Have Changed" album. It's Robert on the mellotron here. Good enough to be a single, but alas, not officially released and, until now, unheard.

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When the more recognizable electric version of this song started getting airplay, a promotional Cd was made and sent out to Tribal radio that included Robert doing station I.D's ("Hey, it's Robert Richmond and you're listening to...) and an acoustic version of Fortune Teller. It was never released commercially and appears here some 18 years later. It's a great take on a good song and w wouldn't be surprised of it shows up somewhere as part of our upcoming tape series. Until then, enjoy...