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Recording started…

Well I’ve started recording at my friend Bill Bates’ place. Heathcote Studio. He has a little well-equipped studio and has recorded albums for Keith Donnelly, Ursula Holden-Gill and others.

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I recorded the vocal and guitar for a song called ‘Lay Down Your Worries’ which I wrote in 1993 – that’s a 20 year old song! It’s rather strange coming back to this song – I used to sing it quite a lot but it missed getting recorded on “Pockets On Fire’ and didn’t really fit for ‘Paper Girl’. So it’s interesting to sing it again.

I’m approaching this in a different way to how I recorded years ago. Then I went into a studio and recorded everything over a relatively short period. That meant everything had to be in perfect condition – I mean the performance and quality of playing and the arrangements and decisions on instrumentation already made etc. If you were regularly gigging then mostly all this fitted into place.

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With this approach I can target songs as I go along and record the bones and then decide what I’d need to add later. This is quite interesting and I think things will become apparent! It’s quite an exciting way of recording but it will be slow-ish.

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