Whether the recording was made for a proposed studio rendition of the piece or a consideration for their planned fourth album is unknown.
Either way the song was left behind until the issue of this collection.
When EMI retired the Starline label in 1978, the album was moved to MFP (Music For Pleasure), the group’s most important budget imprint and resulted in the cover gaining some amendments, mainly the band’s name and album title, coloured in pink.
It was soon withdrawn where it became a collectors item.
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If 2014’s Wig Out At Jag Bags balanced the lengthy prog workouts of Pig Lib with Mirror Traffic’s sparky pop moments, then Sparkle Hard bears less obvious direct relation to what’s come before.
It also has turbocharged energy and enthusiasm by the truckload. He’d upgraded his home-recording equipment and bought some electronic drums and had been working on the Netflix series Flaked (he penned the incidental music and the end theme song).