All Of Yesterday Tomorrow is a beautifully
packaged 3 CD set that collects thirty eight tracks from AMP's
fifteen year existence, and includes twelve previously unreleased
songs, alternate versions, and demos as well as numerous tracks
previously only released on vinyl. Although AMP is basically
a one man act, Richard Amp has worked with numerous collaborators
over the years, including Robert Hamson (ex-Loop), Dave Pearce
'on loan from Flying Saucer Attack', and former Julian Cope
six-string sidekick, Donald Ross Skinner. Of these, Hamson
would probably be the most accurate pointer, particularly his
more recent work as Main, as much of this set is reverb drenched,
droney stuff that somehow envelopes you.
Highlights include the My Bloody Valentine-like Left It
(Too Late); the dreamy, previously unreleased Le Revenant; and Get
There which, with its altogether more thumping
beat, was recorded during AMP's inaugural "proper" studio
session along with the rather shoe-gazey Remember.
There's also a nifty cover of Spacemen 3's So Hot (Wash
Away All My Tears), though it should perhaps be noted
that There She Goes is a haunting piano and flute
number that is definitely not to be confused with The La's
hit of the same name.
But whilst there's a small part of me that is disappointed that there's not some droney windswept interpretation of that Scouse classic, the only other criticism I can make is that there's almost too much to enjoy here.