Bill Direen & The HAT ‎– Bill Direen And The HAT

South Indies ‎– SOIN THAT001
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Alan Meek called "Allen Meek" on inlay

Recorded at PPI Recording Studio, 33rd St, NYC, Nov 1989.

Track titles are taken from the cassette itself. The inlay has some titling differences for Side Two:
'I'll Always Be Round' is abbreviated to 'Always Be Round', 'Ozone Angels' is abbreviated to 'Ozone', and 'Always Be Round (Return)' loses its paranthetical.

This is the original cassette album from the sessions that were subsequently rereleased as New York Sack on Powertool Records (credited to Bill Direen & Friends) and NYC 1989 on Unwucht. Both of those releases have different running orders and neither entirely duplicates this one.

New York Sack omits 'Always Be Round (Return)' and uses different takes / mixes of 'How the South Was Won' and 'Ticketman'. It also retitles 'Ticketman' as 'Tribeca', 'Shuttle' as 'Nolita', and 'Jeopardy' as 'Nutshell of Love'.

NYC 1989 includes different takes of: 'Ozone Angels', 'Shuttle' (now called 'Satyagraha'), 'How the South Was Won' (not the same as the version on New York Sack), 'Serious', 'Dark Hands' and 'Ticketman' (also not the same as the New York Sack version).

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