“1917 Revolution” was recorded on 14th April 1969. It was earmarked as a single from the start, but over four minutes was considered a bit of a turn-off when it came to getting airplay.
What not many people know is a second, shortened, version was recorded four days later. It wasn’t particularly good – I sang it slow for some reason – but a rather scratchy acetate of “take 2” surfaced a few years ago; if you’ve got RealPlayer, you can check it out here.
This is a pretty lo-fi 32kbps version, but if you’d like to hear it in full quality, email me and I’ll see what can be done.