"Prelude Song of the Gulls" is known to have been recorded in one three hour session on an unspecified day in October. The various takes are, however, spread across three tapes, interspersed with other recordings, which must have happened on different days. We have therefore presented "Prelude" in these three distinct parts, as they occur on the master tapes. These takes of "Prelude" appear with two early takes of "Islands".
All the original "Islands" studio sessions from 1971, as engineered by Andy Hendrikson, are being made available by download in 2021 to satisfy recent changes to copyright laws: All recordings must be released within the fiftieth year of their recording in order to continue to enjoy copyright protection. So, these have been released to the DGMLive faithful – and are thus protected!
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