Johnnie Allan – Promised Land (1974)

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For the first six months I was in hospital I could only say the words “yes” or “no” – that was it. I couldn’t listen to music at all and I cried constantly. After nine or 10 weeks my wife, Grace, found an old compilation CD that I’d made and put my headphones on for me. This track was on it and I was so overwhelmed by emotion that I burst into tears. I care so passionately about music and rediscovering it was like falling in love with it all over again.

[via Edwyn Collins]

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