Angie also recorded tracks in 1981 with the subsequent Angie Pepper Band, but unforeseen circumstances caused the album to be cancelled about a third of the way to completion. Until the release of It's Just That I Miss You, only the single Frozen World / Why Tell Me had been released from these sessions.
Notwithstanding the lack of available material, Angie was the only female artist to be featured on either of the acclaimed recent Shock compile Do The Pop or the Raven collection Born Out Of Time, attesting to her importance in the history of independent Australian rock music.
The possibility of making Angie's recordings available came during the transition of ownership of the old Trafalgar Studios, in the late 90's. Phil Punch had recently bought the place, renamed as Electric Avenue, and was working on some tracks there with Deniz. The old tape archives were being cleared and Deniz asked to have a look, finding the original 8 track Passengers master tapes and the unfinished Angie Pepper Band 24 track masters. It was from this source material that the new compilation It's Just That I Miss You is derived.
There were great technical difficulties with the Passengers master, since the tape had deteriorated badly. There were also glitches and dropouts in the original recording. With the effort and expertise of Ron Sanchez at GLEA studios in Bozeman Montana, needed repair work was done. The resulting mixes succeeded in transmitting the energy and spirit of the band, in a way available for the first time ever. To these eight tracks were added five songs from the unfinished APB sessions, mixed by Deniz and Dave Weyer at DWS in Laurel, Montana. A great looking booklet of never before seen photos completes the package.
Angie Pepper - Vocals / Jeff Sullivan - Guitar / Jim Dickson - Bass / Steve Harris - Keyboards / Gerry Jones - Drums
The Passengers (Tracks 6 - 13):
Demo sessions recorded at Palms Studios November 1979 / Engineered by Alistair McFarlane / Remix by Deniz Tek and Ron Sanchez at Gods Little Ear Acre / Bozeman Montana December 1999