at the Show comprises two CDs and
is the most eclectic mix to date. CD1 is an album in its own right,
incorporating songs from Owens band days and more recent tracks.
The title track was a statement about Owens perception of the
UK at the time. On one version you can hear Owen taking off John Major,
the then Prime Minister, by imitating his characteristic droning.
the result of Owens wish for an archival CD. Ideal for the simply
curious, it is a collection of outakes and demos that spans his entire
career. Essentially, it is Owens attempt to rescue songs from
tape and give an idea of how his songs have developed into those enjoyed
on his other CDs. All tracks were remastered by Robbie Duncan at Braeburn
Studios, Wellington, New Zealand, and are a fascinating insight into
the evolution of songs from inception to recording.
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