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Differing Views

Differing Views

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Random Hold was a band that was formed by two friends, David Ferguson and David Rhodes in 1976 following a concert by Phil Manzanera's band 801. The band went through a number of line up changes but #eventually won a record deal with Polydor records and released their debut album produced by Van Der Graaf Generator's Peter Hammill. The band also managed to secure the support slot on Peter Gabriel's 1980 tour when the singer toured the UK and America. Following the release of a number of singles and the one official Peter Hammill produced album Random Hold continued to record and prepare for more releases. These recordings however were not released until much later and the band had folded. The next project for David Ferguson was the band Nine Ways To Win who secured a recording contract with Atlantic records and released one album in 1983. Differing Views is a double album including many previously unavailable tracks now contained in one package including a number of tracks from the Nine Ways To Win album including Painting Over Cracks, All Sit Down and Second Cross On The Hill. Also included are demos for Painting Over Cracks and Second Cross On The Hill. For long time fans of Random Hold however the real find will be the bonus track on disc two which features a video MPEG of the band performing live at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on their first tour.

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