Covering these tracks
“After releasing five albums of original material, the forthcoming mini album “Covering these tracks.” This album showcases recording new versions of many of the songs that have inspired me over the years. This is a totally new challenge, recording songs written by other artists. Its also been an absolute joy to be stretched in a new way and to get an insight into how other artists write and perform.
This album includes well known tracks like the classic Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams” as well as other lesser-known songs. I’m pleased with the stripped down version we created,with just a Larry Pogreba reso guitar and violin and two vocals. A & R Factory review below
Review from Rock & Reel magazine
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I decided to create new acoustic versions with a maximum of two acoustic instruments and vocals. The material is really stripped back and we’d do our own take on these songs. The inspiration for this approach came from Rick Rubin’s work with Johnny Cash on the superb American Recordings project. Rubin was bold in keeping the DNA of the original tracks, but creating something new with a lot of space, often not present in the originals. I am of course lucky to be working with three other exceptional musicians, each of which bring something truly unique to the project.
I call this venture “a project” as further mini albums will follow in 2024 and we are already recording material fro these additional releases.
Special thanks to the following people – Towse, Corwin Zekley from California and Harry Orme from the UK, Silka Guy for great graphics, also Karen Turner for photos. Also Mal Williamson for videos, Carl Rosamond for sound production, Jim Glennie, Martin Simpson, Jon Gomm for artistic inspiration and my wife Sue for support and encouragement.”