Nick Rabson explains the origins of Tangle
"I mentioned that I had a very early solo
recording of John playing Tangle in my living room (a day or
so after he had written it on the 3rd of September 1996). I
was completely overwhelmed when John told me he had written
a song for me, and even more overwhelmed when he played it.
In the recording, John is playing Tangle in the
key of G, however, he transposed the attached manuscript into
C, as he knew that would be the best key for my voice. John
then taught me the twiddley bits which, in my opinion,
is part of the hallmark of his genius. Obviously, Tangle is
my favourite of Johns songs but I particularly love the
purity of hearing just John and his guitar in this rendition.
I couldnt find this version of Tangle on Johns website
so Ive attached it for you, just in case it somehow fell
down the cracks."