The internet can be a delight on occasion.
There I was, searching around for something mundane, when I came across a link to a page about the compilation album the Deserters appeared on many moons ago; "The Songwriters' Guild".
This was a project put together by a number of bands, including the Deserters and Anekdoten, who host the information about the album. The tape featured artists influenced by Peter Hammill, but not playing his music.
The range of styles is pretty diverse, and there are some great tracks on it. It's a pity that I don't have a copy on CD, or I'd be playing it now.