Ripples dates from the ‘Late Nights on the Western Way’ sessions but never really fit with any of that material. It’s quite a muddy recording and has a very different sound to the other songs written at that time. I think I was going for a Jerry Garcia feel to the song (probably hence the name-check to the Dead’s song Ripple). It was too rough a recording (even by my low standards) to put on any album but I like the dreamy and loose nature of the song so I figured it deserved a release somehow. Someday I might re-work it into a more palatable version.
You can download the song by clicking the link below.