This is a question for John, Nick or Simon... I happened to play Big Thing again the other day, and whilst it's still a fantastic album, I was wondering: How come Edge of America ended up so short? It's a gorgeous tune, and every time I hear it I wonder about what a full version could have sounded like. Does a long version even exist?
All the very best, and here's to many more years...
THE BAND BELIEVE IT WAS A LONGER SONG AT ONE STAGE, BUT DURING THE RECORDING IT MUTATED IN TO TWO PIECES OF MUSIC, THE OTHER BEING "LAKE SHORE DRIVE." NOT QUITE SURE WHETEHR THE BAND EVER COMPLETED THE LONGER VERSION THOUGH...THEY PLAN TO CHECK!