A whole host of rare and previously unheard Libertines and Babyshambles songs have surfaced on the internet.
Hundreds of tracks stored on Pete Doherty’s computer in 2004 have been leaked online, giving fans an invaluable insight into the music the guitarist was recording – and listening to – during the transition between the two bands.
Highlights include a version of ‘The Delaney’ recorded for – but never included on – the second Libertines album and the near mythical take of ‘Never Never’ featuring samples from TV show ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’.
Also now available are the rare ‘Nomis’ demos, which were recorded in February 2002 prior to the sessions for debut LP ‘Up The Bracket’.
Another rare recording – ‘The Diamond Liner Sessions’ – is now available for download, featuring Babyshambles playing ‘Kilamangiro’, ‘Black Boy Lane’ and ‘Do You Know Me?’, produced by The Only Ones’ Peter Perrett.
The wealth of material also collates the more familiar ‘Legs 11’, ‘Chicken Shack’, ‘Sailor Sessions’ and ‘The Whitechapel Demonstrations’.
Also included in the download are the albums that Doherty was listening to at the time including The La’s eponymous 1990 debut and Queens Of The Stone Age’s 2002 album ‘Songs For The Deaf’.
Fans are currently able to download the songs through various Libertines’ fansites and messageboards.