Overend Watts, who died earlier this year, was a bass player, record producer, songwriter, author and founder member of Mott the Hoople, and the driving force behind the MtH reunion shows of 2009 and 2013.

Before his death following a long illness, he finally completed the solo album he had been promising to deliver to his legion of fans for the plast decade. In keeping with his legendary witty humour he decreed that, as the album would be released after his passing, that it would not be called She's Real Gone as planned, but He's Real Gone.

As a bonus track for fans, Overend provided his own demo of the song Born Late 58, which he sang on the seventh and final album from Mott the Hoople back in 1964.

He's Real Gone is released on September 1 by Angel Air, angelair.co.uk