Tokyo Tapes B-side, Gone with the Smoke

  • Hi folks, I’m a newbie (my 1st post).


    I’ve been a B-sides collector since the early 80s, but only recently found the Hackett song “Gone with the Smoke.” It was apparently initially released on a 2021 Japanese 2CD/DVD reissue of The Tokyo Tapes.


    https://www.discogs.com/releas…e-Hackett-The-Tokyo-Tapes


    I missed this one and wonder if anyone knows more details?. Such as: when it was recorded? Who plays on it? Is it a Hackett-only composition? Is it instrumental? Blah blah blah. :)


    I haven’t found anyone selling it anywhere yet, so, I’ll be on the lookout for a copy.


    Thanks, have a great day.

    Naminanu

  • I was also thinking it might be a typo within the Discogs website. However, it lists the time as 2:17. And Behind the Smoke is 6:58 or so. If this is the actual song's time, it may not be Behind the Smoke. Thus my query.


    One website lists the 2CD/DVD as a future release not yet ready for pre-order, but it also says the release was canceled. Hmm.


    I found a place to order it and I'll update this thread in a few weeks after it arrives.

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    Gone With The Smoke was done shortly after Surrendet Of Silence, by Steve and Roger King.

    cheers

    Christian


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  • One website lists the 2CD/DVD as a future release not yet ready for pre-order, but it also says the release was canceled. Hmm.


    I found a place to order it and I'll update this thread in a few weeks after it arrives.

    Please provide a link where you have found the version with the bonus track - thank you

    cheers

    Christian


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  • I think Gone With The Smoke is a bonus track only for japan' s market, like Teach Yourself Vulcan and Roulette from At The Edge Of Light album. :/


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Edge_of_Light

    indeed that’s always the case. But still it would be nice to see if it was ever released. I can’t find it anywhere, even not on Japanese websites.


    The ATEOL bonus tracks were subject on our website as well

    https://www.genesis-news.com/n…ht-bonus-tracks-n554.html

    cheers

    Christian


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  • I think Gone With The Smoke is a bonus track only for japan' s market, like Teach Yourself Vulcan and Roulette from At The Edge Of Light album. :/


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Edge_of_Light

    Nice. I missed these two also. Thanks!


    However, now I wonder what the actual title was intended to be? Maybe there was a typo on the Japanese release (?) - which clearly says "Teach Yourself Valcan" (with two "a"s). It is clearly printed on the back of the package this way (see image).


    Or, my dumb-ass speculation, maybe Steve intended to call it Teach Yourself Vulcan? (as in, what Mr. Spock's planet would teach - from Star Trek fame)).

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  • That's a typo

    Steve also talked about the tracks in our interview back then


    https://www.genesis-news.com/c…e-Edge-Of-Light-s698.html


    Thanks for the further details, all! Much appreciated.

    https://tower.jp/item/5229307/Tokyo-Tapes-(Live-1996)-%5b2CD%EF%BC%8BDVD%5d


    :)

    I hope the track in on there - the list only shows 13 tracks - should be 14 on disc two.

    cheers

    Christian


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    Gone With The Smoke was done shortly after Surrendet Of Silence, by Steve and Roger King.

    after SoS? That's a surprise ...

    But to be honest: The majority of Steve's "filler" tracks for special edition were not really outstanding. So I don't think we miss something here.

  • after SoS? That's a surprise ...

    But to be honest: The majority of Steve's "filler" tracks for special edition were not really outstanding. So I don't think we miss something here.

    I disagree: there are some real gems there, especially among the acoustic extras.

  • I disagree: there are some real gems there, especially among the acoustic extras.

    Such as?


    I'm not being deliberately awkward - just wondering what I'm missing??


    I have a few Japanese versions with bonus tracks but nothing that I consider 'gems'.


    Cheers,

    RS

  • Perhaps “Caress”, which was an extra on the Wolflight vinyl? Not sure. Other than that, I am also not so familiar with acoustic extras

    cheers

    Christian


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  • Hi folks, I (finally) received my Japanese 2021 CD/DVD pressing of The Tokyo Tapes with the bonus track Gone with the Smoke. Reporting back as promised.


    Above in this thread, it's nicely noted (thanks!) that this is a 2021 recording, let's call it "summer" timeframe (e.g., perhaps July or August? we'll never really know) since this reissue came out in September. It's a mellow 2:15 instrumental with Steve's nice electric guitar note-bending and sustained vibrato noodling and Roger King's synth pads and a simple bongo part. Nice chord changes and no real repeated melody that I've caught yet (at least upon a few listens).


    The studio version of Los Endos is, of course, the version from Genesis Revisited. And although a few live tracks have a second or 4 difference in duration, the audio heard is the same as we're accustomed to from the original Tokyo Tapes releases.


    Does anyone know the recording timeframe (year or month?) of the nice version of All Along the Watchtower (with John Wetton singing)? It seems to have been initially released on the 2013 (Esoteric Antenna EANTCD 31021) reissue of The Tokyo Tapes.