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Bandcamp. If you've heard of it you'll know why we are using it! If you've not heard of it you'll thank us for telling you!

Can you imagine a website where bands can upload full resolution audio files (.aiff) and you can chose what type of format your download is, and there's a minimum of third party overheads reducing the band's income.

Imagine no more because that's what Bandcamp is. By starting with the highest possible quality source, they’re able to convert our tracks into a bunch of different format and quality combinations for you to listen to, including MP3 (320, VBR V0), Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, FLAC and AAC (aka .m4a or iTunes store format)

You can see why we have chosen bandcamp as our supply partner for our downloads.

Having said that In the days of our demo recordings the facilities available to up-coming bands were rather basic compared to this century!

The demo tracks were mostly recorded on a cassette based "portastudio" or in some cases directly off the sound desk at gigs but this also imbues the tracks with a certain 'patina', which given their 30+ years age is quite fitting, so please understand that these are not modern recording studio quality. We're currently leaving the tracks open for streaming so you can hear what you are getting before buying!

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Niall

Niall Matthewson

This was an idea that I brought to the band while we were on tour. I remember everybody working on this while sitting on a tour bus while stuck in a garage somewhere in England.

 

If memory serves me, Ronnie came up with the middle eight and solo section and, from that, the track wrote its self. I remember that Paul had written some great lyrics for it and he wanted to record them at band practice.

 

We only had a bashed up old microphone for him to use at the time, but his performance was magical and some of that original vocal recording remains on the finished track.

 

Paul

Paul Mackie

No need for explanation. If I can leave a little piece of guidance behind then its all here and its tried and tested. ..

 

The vocal track was the guide vocal and very spontaneous, we all loved it so it's committed, flaws and all.

 

Love it.........

 

 

Graeme

Graeme Murray

This brings back memories of the tour bus and I think Niall also mentions we were sitting in a commercial garage waiting for the heating to be fixed before we headed off into Europe. We had set up a mini studio on the bus so that we could write whilst travelling on tour.

 

I remember thinking this track had massive potential. The next great moment was when we start putting lyrics onto the musical idea whilst bashing out ideas at my house. We recorded a vocal by Paul on what has to be the most bashed up crappy Shure mic you've ever seen.

 

It just sent shivers down everyone spine and despite the rubbish mic and the fact that Paul wasn't happy with the take we ended up keeping a large amount of it and are using it on the final recording of the song.

 

I love the guitar work on this track in particular the Solo ad-libbing towards the end of the song. This has a great atmosphere and I hope everyone will not chat over it live or Andrew Craig will seek you out and "sort you out". lol!


Sheer magic this one!

 

Colin

Colin FraserColin's comments coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronnie

Ronnie BrownNew Life is my favourite track on the album. It is beautiful, and Paul's vocal is sublime. 

 

 

 

 

 


Lyrics

 

Altruistic and less absorbed

The way we think and the way we talk

Self obsessed but it's your life

 

Elevation is what you need 

Find your balance and rule your greed

Consumes your time

Talk to strangers 

 

Go see a sunrise once in a while

So warm and alive

 

It’s a beautiful thing 

And it's your life

To walk on the beach when the moonshines 

And sit for a while huddled and warm

Is this your life

Is this your life

 

Huddled and warm

This is your life

 

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