Duffy produced this early performance on the excellent Later
With Jools Holland show and this remains one of her best, closely
followed by Distant Dreamer which suited my state of mind
then and probably did for most of those ten years.
It's difficult to beat the sound recording skills of those BBC
engineers too - all credit to them.
With the advent of American Idol and X Factor
the radio airwaves were full of new and newer voices but mostly
giving us old and older songs too. Not necessarily a bad thing.
CDs now gave way to mp3 files and, of course, YouTube and that has
enabled me to share these great sounds with you. I did download
some tracks back in the late 1990s but how long did they take. I
even installed a programme that would reconnect to the internet
if the dial-up was interrupted midway and, as some tracks took hours
to be completed, it also disconnected and shut down my computer
when the job was done. So, welcome to the 21st Century!