It’s heartening to see how Vashti Bunyan‘s belated recognition – some thirty years or so after the release of her 1970 debut album, Just Another Diamond Day – has inspired Bunyan to record again, resulting in 2005’s well-received, Lookaftering, and this year’s, Heartleap.
The articles I’ve read about Vashti Bunyan’s unexpected artistic resurgence have given me the distinct impression of Just Another Diamond Day being the starting point of her career. I was a little taken aback, therefore, when I saw Vashti’s name on a 1965 Jagger-Richards song in Don’t Stay Up Too Late‘s very thoughtful (and poetic) “100 Great Singles of the 1960s (That Haven’t Been Played to Death on Oldies Radio)”:
“Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind” Vashti Bunyan 1965
Decca would release this Andrew Loog Oldham-produced 45 in May, 1965 in the UK only – and Hong Kong.