Yesterday I received a rough mix from Greg and Andy of our version of Anthony Philips excellent Master of Time. The lead and backing vocals along with Fat Billy Shouts Mine (see excerpt Fat Billy Shouts Mine Taster) were recorded at the close of The Underfall Yardtrackingsessions back in the summer of 2009.
So far I've added a music box accompaniment to go with Greg's beautiful guitar introduction and some church organ at the end of the choruses. I'm thinking of using a banjo in the bridge and adding some rampant analogue synthesiser when it all kicks off later in the arrangement.
The song is a demo featured on the remastered and expanded version of Anthony's The Geese and the Ghost album. If you've not heard it, it's well worth listening to.
Thanks to the digital ingenuity of Mr. Gregory Spawton and his Camera Obscura, Amy and I have been processing images both collectively and also individually from our (BBT's) and Mr Dave Gregory's recent photographic shoot aboard the good ship ss Great Britain currently harboured in the most resplendent Bristol docks area. The i-photo is working overtime and to quote the great Captain Beefheart "it's the best batch yet!"
Enjoying this whole blogging thing............... although, admittedly...... it's still early days yet
Okay, now that I'm getting the hang of this blogging malarkey, I thought I'd feed the tortoise and have another go at it
All concerned at BBT: Central Station are busy writing, arranging and doing lots of pre-production to material that will be featured on our new e.p which will be released later on this year. The new material is not intended to be the follow up to The Underfall Yard (English Electric will address that particular chestnut) it's been about us exploring writing together and reaching out into some unexpected areas.
Greg and Andy have really welcomed me into the fold since joining the band back in January 2009 and it's been a natural progression... no pun intended.
Frustrated as I am with The Book of Space and My Face, I've decided to try out the blog option. I hope I will find it within me to be diligent and feed it it regularly like a much loved tortoise. Time will tell.
I'll also comment upon developments aboard the Big Big Train and I'll pontificate on my solo work and future collaborations