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Notwithstanding Gangsters (which is never before commercially released) If You Were Gone is the only cover version on the album, written by and recorded in tribute to Matt and Jonny’s old friend Kevin Thorpe. It was originally recorded for the Out of the Blue album Shadowplay and is co-written by Kevin’s OOTB band mates Eddie Tatton and Nigel Lobley. Matt originally recorded an acoustic slide guitar version of the song accompanied only by Roy Martin on percussion. It was decided however that this version wouldn’t work well alongside the other tracks on the album and that it should also be played live by the band, so a new arrangement was recorded featuring the full line-up (click here to download the original acoustic version for free). This version employs the raw elements of The Motives, vocal, guitar, bass, drums and electric piano, with minimal studio polishing and no further overdubs, taking its lead from the likes of Cream, Led Zeppelin and Free.

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If You Were Gone (Lobley/Tatton/Thorpe)

If you were gone nobody could take your place
If you were gone nobody could take your place
If you were gone I don’t know what I would do
If you were gone, leaving me for someone new
Listen hard to this, this is what I say
All I need is you

If I had money for you I’d throw it all away
If I had money for you I’d throw it all away
If I had money I’d burn it all yes it’s true
If I had money it wouldn’t change my point of view
Listen hard to this, hear me when I say
All I need is you

If you were gone nobody could take your place
If I had money for you I’d throw it all away
If you were gone nobody could take your place
If I had money for you I’d throw it all away

If you were gone I don’t know what I would do
If you were gone, leaving me for someone new
Listen hard to this, this is what I say
All I need is you

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from The Motives feat. Matt Taylor, track released June 11, 2012

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The Motives feat. Matt Taylor London, UK

A new band project brings together some of the finest talent from the European blues scene. The Motives draw their musical inspiration from 40s New York, 50s Chicago and 60s London, combining Matt Taylor's electrifying guitar work with Jonny Dyke's virtuoso hammond and piano over a rock solid rhythm section of Roy Martin on drums and Andy Graham on Bass. Their new album is released in June 2012. ... more

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