Strange Obsessions has long been the holy grail of fervent record collectors worldwide. Rumors abound that this album had been released in Holland and or that there were a small number of white label test pressings in existence but none of these claims have ever been substantiated. As far as I can ascertain, this is the first time that ten of these tracks have become commercially available anywhere. The fruits of these Chas Chandler sessions had only been previously hinted at with the bands final singles and the track "All I Wanna Do Is Rock ‘N’ Roll" that appeared on the American only Polydor compilation album Made In Britain.
I don't see the necessity of the past perfect in this extract. Could you please explain it simply?
Why is it not and or that there had been a small number?