Jethro Tull's 25th anniversary box set included an announcement of a second box, full of rarities and live tracks. It was eventually boiled down to Nightcap. Live compilations were proposed for the band's 30th and 50th anniversaries, but didn't appear. Colin Moulding said, on a podcast interview, that "2009 will be the year of the XTC reissues," including unfinished outtakes that the individual members would finish off and release. That never happened. (We eventually did get Steven Wilson remixes of several XTC albums, which are highly recommended for fans of the group.) Jon Anderson said he was compiling a live Yes anthology for that band's 50th anniversary, but he later said that the label vetoed the idea because it didn't want to spend the money on licensing the live recordings. Geoff Downes said that some sort of compilation was in the works, but so far there is no sign of it. Leading up to the release of their latest album, the Annapolis band Starbelly said that they had recorded a third album that remains unreleased. Then, to rub it in, they called the new album Four. They're not a major-label act, so I'm not sure who, other than the band themselves, could have shelved the album. But if they themselves don't want it out, why tell us it exists? The Keystudio album by Yes was supposed to include a semi-new song ("The Second Time Around," which was the existing instrumental "Sign Language" with a new vocal track) but it was omitted, purportedly due to lack of space on the CD. But "Sign Language" is only three and a half minutes long, and Keystudio had more than five minutes of available space. I suspect that they changed their minds about releasing the track, and used the timing as an excuse. Was there ever a completed Stampede running order? The unused album slicks show the same catalog number that was eventually assigned to Buffalo Springfield Again, which makes me think Stampede was just the working title of the not-yet-finished album. The SNL people couldn't have known it, but Paul was visiting John at the Dakota when the original offer aired. Lennon & McCartney actually talked about grabbing guitars and showing up at the studio while the episode was still going. The scene is dramatized in the Two of Us made-for-TV movie.