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Duffy produced this early performance on the excellent Later With Jools Holland show and this remains one of her best, closely followed by Distant Dreamer which suited my state of mind then and probably did for most of those ten years.

It's difficult to beat the sound recording skills of those BBC engineers too - all credit to them.

With the advent of American Idol and X Factor the radio airwaves were full of new and newer voices but mostly giving us old and older songs too. Not necessarily a bad thing. CDs now gave way to mp3 files and, of course, YouTube and that has enabled me to share these great sounds with you. I did download some tracks back in the late 1990s but how long did they take. I even installed a programme that would reconnect to the internet if the dial-up was interrupted midway and, as some tracks took hours to be completed, it also disconnected and shut down my computer when the job was done. So, welcome to the 21st Century!