Solo acoustic seems to be one of the better settings for Robyn Hitchcock, offsetting his sometimes unfortunate production choices when working with a full band. I Often Dream Of Trains was an early career highlight, where he regained some momentum after the disastrously over-produced Groovy Decoy. Later in his career Eye served as a welcome change of pace from his fussily produced, but otherwise excellent, A&M releases.
While cleaning out my basement recently I found a cassette tape of Robyn doing a bunch of covers live in the studio. Here is a nice little version of Morrissey’s "Everyday Is Like Sunday" from that tape. According to the tape cover this song dates to the A&M era. The tape even lists an A&M A&R contact with phone number (what do you think the chances are that guy is still at A&M?). These were probably intended as B-sides, but to my knowledge none of them ever emerged on any commercial releases. Pretty much everything Robyn recorded for A&M is now out-of-print, but I would love to see Robyn release a whole album of some of his better acoustic covers.