I loved CoTN and LIU, so I knew who he was. Once I knew about VVI, I got one of my brothers to pick it up for me and I sat in a lounge chair and played the cassette in my PYE "walkmin"!!! I can still remember sitting there listening. Funnily enough, I was thinking at the time, "I hope he doesn't play another solo like he did on the last few songs!" and when he did, I was disappointed!
Then I listened to the album again... and again... and again!