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 Post subject: Precious Sight
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:19 pm 
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Mr H, can you tell me/we the story behind this song please. It's one of my favourites, can't stop blasting it out when i'm driving around at work.
The drum work is f@cking excellent, is that Dean? I don't have any sleeve notes for Late Night Final.
Any plans to do it live also?
..> ta much ..>


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The group for Late Night Final was:

Richard on vocals, guitars, piano, organ, harmonica, drums, baby glock, q-chord, hawaiian lap steel and theremin keys
Andy Cook on drums for tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10
Colin Elliott electric and upright bass, percusson tracks 1, 2, 4, 4, 5 10
Shez Sheridan guitar and lap steel tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 10
Simon Stafford keyboards tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 10
Saskia Cooke backing vocals track 11
Liz Lipscombe violin track 1
Liz Hanks cello track 1
Produced and mixed by Richard Hawley and Colin Elliott
Engineered by Colin Elliot
Mastered and sound mastering Duncan Cowell

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In that case Mr H. might of played the drums as Precious Sight is track 7, not one of Andy Cooks.
Who made the tea? :eh?


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i made the tea and played the drums while the kettle was boiling,the title comes from treasure island,it was the first words that Ben Gunn said to another human being after being marooned for five years in the book(to Jim Hawkins the main character in the book)"tell the captain precious sight...is that Flints ship.......... the hispaniola?...........you wouldn't happen to have a piece of christian cheese about you now would you lad'?ah precious sight'


i would have asked if he'd got any fags mind,


all that track was played me and me alone so its all my fault sorry

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It's a great track, nice and jazzy as in (jazz) not meaning overproduced.
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i would have asked if he'd got any fags mind,


Yes, you would of probably be sick and tired of smoking banana skins.


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i have read many true accounts of people who were marooned,mainly pirates,and the horror of it makes me shudder there's a great book about Alexander Selkirk who was the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe,he spent five years alone on an island when he got back to england he was a celebrated figure even though apparently he was one of the vilest pirates who ever lived,he drank himself to death within two years

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There's a Stephen King story called Survivor Type about a bloke who is marooned after a plane goes down and he's forced to eat himself. Must dig it out and read it again. (No plane journeys planned, thankfully!)


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now thats just silly...........i read a book about the true story behind Moby Dick and that was grim reading

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Anybody read "Cannibalism and the common Law" by AW Brian Simpson? Any good?

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''Common Law Cannibals'' ????? :shock: Do they take each other for an arm and a leg when they split up????


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ha ha ha ha an eye for an eye?

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go for the jugular?

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Well, I don't have the slightest... not being a regular cannibal myself.

The full title of the book (oh, blimey, it can be bought at amazon; I've been looking for it for more than 20 years :roll: ) reads:

Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the Mignonette and the Strange Legal Proceedings to Which It Gave Rise by A. W. Brian Simpson

and I've just found an abstract of a review, too:
"The famous case Regina v. Dudley is the focus of Brian Simpson’s Cannibalism and the Common Law. Jurisprudentially, Regina v. Dudley poses in the starkest terms the question whether the ordinary law of homicide should apply in desperate circumstances. The net effect of Simpson’s work is to turn Regina v. Dudley from a case upholding a principle into the story of a victim, Tom Dudley."

Alright, "Precious Sight" then? love it.

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