Time Spent (Time Away)

Written by: 
Paul Kossoff
19 Nov 1971
The Bottom Line:

Complete instrumental jam that was the basis for Time Away.

Paul Kossoff - lead guitar
Simon Kirke - drums
Tetsu Yamauchi - bass
John Martyn - guitar.

It was produced by Paul Kossoff and Bob Potter and recorded at Basing Street Studios.
Engineered by Tony Platt.

Time Away was a jam based on the chords of So Much In Love With You, recorded in the Island studios, 19 November 1971. John did not know this jam session was to be released; John paid for the studio time because he wanted to record a single version for May You Never.

The complete 18 minute jam session was released on the Free 5 CD box set Songs Of Yesterday, under the title Time Spent. The Time Away part was the final section stretching from 11:26 to 17:06.

First release: