A gimmick that hid the more serious idea of freeing recordings from the tyranny of the single “perfect performance”. We have moved from mono to stereo, some say we have put men on the moon, surely we are ready for recordings that mirror the subtle variations of performance?
Well, no apparently not - so Tantalizing Eyes remains a curio. A song of which there is deliberately no “definitive version”.
To offer these tracks separately, as we have done here, misses the point – as it suggests that they are alternatives or remixes, whereas they were all intended to be part of a single, subtly changing whole, with the possible permutations available all the time.
But what the hell, it’s a good song, with some great solos, notably by a certain Bobby Willcox, So here are a selection of possible versions.