It’s been a few years now since Give release the “I am Live” record. That year the band released two special covers for Record Store Day. I easily grabbed a copy of the Dan Horres version of record. It was the elusive Ashley Sykes cover that I never found. As it turns out though it was only released at the Boston Tea Shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At that time I didn’t even bother trying to track one down. I didn’t know anyone in Boston so I couldn’t even fathom how to track one down.
Years later I finally found one and I’m glad to scratch this off my wantlist. The thing is it took Ian Marshall, the band’s guitarist, to sell his own copy for me to get one. What happened to the other copies? Supposedly, there were 50 copies made of this particular cover. I think there are less than that since I’ve never even seen a copy until I got mine.
Whatever the story is with this I’m just glad I was able to finally track one down. Now, I have to find a way to get a hold of the other rare Give record that I want. Those might be impossible to get unless I get lucky again.