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The songs were never released and where made before the band recorded their album "Strange Obsession"... They have been unheard for many years until they were recently discovered by Teenadelics Records.

Why present perfect here? I think it should be past perfect had been unheard because at the time of speaking it belongs to the past .

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    I agree that past perfect makes more sense. The "being unheard" ended recently which is only a stone's throw from now, so there is some justification for using present perfect. – JavaLatte Jul 13 '16 at 7:00
  • Can you supply a link to this text? Or is this something you wrote? – Alan Carmack Jul 13 '16 at 7:26
  • where ==> were (I would fix it but single answer edits are not permitted!) – djna Jul 13 '16 at 8:22
  • it is in fact a note on a back of a record sleeve here is the full text These two two songs were taken from an early recording session at RAK studios. The studios were founded by Mickey Most on 1976 and Protex arrived at the studios in the early summer of 1979 full of gusto having just left school in Belfast and having relocated to London.Of course it is were made – user5577 Jul 13 '16 at 8:53
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They were unheard of until recently. But at the time of speaking, the situation has changed. Therefore, it should be in past-perfect form.

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