This is my first post here, so please don't skewer me if this is in any way inappropriate... I've become more and more obsessed with the prospect of hearing "Savaloy Dip" as of lately. My favorite run of Alan's material has always been from '73-'75, my favorite LP being "Between Today and Yesterday." Anyway, I guess I've just always imagined that "Savaloy Dip" would fill in the gaps that I feel exist (musically) between "O Lucky Man!" and "Today." I suppose I've always been curious about the "Savaloy Dip" 8-track since I first heard of its existence, but for the last few weeks, it's actually been bugging me. I don't believe I've ever heard a review proper of it, although I've heard a lot about its physical history. I also know it contains the song "Between Today and Yesterday," so I'm led to believe that Alan's succeeding album of that name is to some extent a refinement/reworking of ideas already present on "Savaloy Dip." Anyway, here are my questions/requests... 1) Could someone familiar with this album please describe to me how they feel it fits into Alan's surrounding works. Is it as enjoyable a listen as "OLM!" & "BTaY"? Does it stand alone as a meritous album in its own right, or does it feel like an embryonic version of "Between Today and Yesterday"? 2) Would any of you (and this is the worrysome part of my post) be willing to do a B&P with me? I would really love to hear this album, and if I could buy it from a legitimate retailer, if I could deposit money directly into Alan's bank account, I most certainly would. Unfortunately, I am unable to to do so. If any one of you would be so gracious, please PM me. *Moderator(s): I understand that this kind of pleading is usually frowned upon, and I fully understand if this is unacceptable behavior, especially from a new member, but I really, really, really want to hear this material, and I don't have any other avenues for doing so. Thank you all in advance, and may I just say that it's really nice to find a group of individuals who appreciate this brilliant musician's body of work as I do!