Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 18

She’s Gone (aka The Heartaches Just Began)

Album 1970 - 1990 Rare

Compilation album: Rare Genius – The Undiscovered Masters, Concord Records, 25 October 2010.

This song emerged from the RPM vaults after Ray’s death, and was released with the Rare Genius album.
Among a few conaisseurs the tune was already known before, through a demo tape that Ray made to brief Sid Feller on the arrangement. The song title at that time was The Heartaches Just Began.
I fear the recording fell victim to what the producers of the album called “adding a little sweetening to some of the sparse, stripped-down tracks” (just listen to that wood hacking drummer!).


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