Hatfield & The North Bilston 2005

This was a sort of warm-up gig for Hatfield’s concerts in Japan in early October and the full UK tour that followed, and their first live performance since the European tour of June, undertaken with the support of Mark Fletcher as second drummer as Pip was having serious back problems. This marked the debut of the “Big Jobs / Going Up to People…” opening medley, replicating that of the first album, and “Fitter Stoke Has a Bath”. These is also an instrumental version of Alex’s “Psychic Warrior”, later matched with lyrics by Pip after Elton Dean’s passing in early 2006.