[Uh, apparently I was tripping when I posted this, it's totally wrong. My copy is the long one too, I think before I bought this album, I had an mp3 from maybe a single or radio cut? I'm leaving the post up just in case anyone finds anything truthful in it, but feel free to skip it and go straight to the excellent track. -Robosexual]
The purpose of this post is not to turn you on to this album, although if you haven't listened to it already, it has my highest recommendation. It is one of the original "post-punk" boundary-pushers and genre-benders, mixing chunky rock vibes with incredible, complex songcrafting and experimental instrumentation. It's absolutely solid, and beat the trail for many of the acts going today. No, I have a different reason to bring this album up.
See, the album kicks off with an series of unidentifiable noises, beginning with a twist and settling into a beautiful, layered harmony. It turns out that it is an e-bow resting on a guitar, and the noise at the beginning is simply the recording track spinning up to speed. Cool, huh? It's a great sound, but it only goes for maybe 10 seconds and it's done - time for the track to start. But in fact, the original track had this trance-inducing tone for about 2 full minutes, and for some reason or another they had to cut out most of it, possibly because it alienated casual listeners. A few versions of the album went out with the long track, though, and I managed to get one (online - my hard copy is the short version).
So. I'm giving you guys this track so that you can augment your Leaves Turn Inside You and make it into the album it was meant to be. It really is a great noise, and I think it improves the track and sort of prepares you for the avalanche of great music about to come your way. Check it out.