#RSD18 – The Final Cuts – words from Danielz

#RSD18 – The Final Cuts – words from Danielz


We asked Danielz of Thunderwing Productions Ltd and tribute band, T.Rextasy  to give us some background info on the four master recordings that were used for the #RSD18 release, ‘The Final Cuts’… NOTES: All the following tracks were originally mixed for this release by Thunderwing Productions Limited; Danielz, Caron Willans, Paul & Judi Thomas, Marc Arscott & Karen Hirst, Gavin

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We asked Danielz of Thunderwing Productions Ltd and tribute band, T.Rextasy  to give us some background info on the four master recordings that were used for the #RSD18 release, ‘The Final Cuts’…

NOTES:
All the following tracks were originally mixed for this release by Thunderwing Productions Limited; Danielz, Caron Willans, Paul & Judi Thomas, Marc Arscott & Karen Hirst, Gavin & Sally Ingels

When rough-mixing these tracks, it was clear to see that Marc was heading in a softer direction, bringing in only Dino Dines on keyboards, and a nameless guy on drums to keep a steady beat. Just one multi-track tape contained all the tracks below and required baking before playing to prevent particle ‘shedding’, which would’ve resulted in serious drop-outs. We used a studio in North London, one of the few remaining that still had actual 16/24 track tape machines. As one can imagine, placing the heavy multi-track onto the tape machine was a marvel in itself, but when Marc’s voice blasted through the speakers it sounded as though he was singing in the vocal booth opposite the recording studio – the recording was so clear and precise, even on a tape that had been recorded on over 40 years ago!
It was a strange experience pushing the faders up and down, with Marc’s voice entering the room while we mixed the guitars, keyboards, and drums into the mix. We decided not to add any FX of any kind as we did not think it was our place to do so – therefore what you hear on this album, is exactly how Marc recorded each individual track.

HOT GEORGE
This was recorded in April 1977 at Decibel Studios, Stamford Hill, London, N16. It featured Marc on lead vocals and electric guitar, and Dino Dines on keyboards. It is unsure who Marc was using on Drums at the time. Bass guitar was most likely played by Marc, as he played bass at this session. This was a rough-mix taken from the 16 track 2” multi-track master. As the song is so short, no fade out was necessary, and we feel that Marc may well have left it like this too, creating a ‘punk’ feel to the track.

LOVE AND THE FOXEY BOY
This was recorded in April 1977 at Decibel Studios, Stamford Hill, London, N16. It featured Marc on Lead vocals, acoustic guitars, BVs, and bass guitar. Dino Dines plays keyboards. Drummer is unknown. On this rough-mix of take 3, the guide vocal has been included, as well as a false start, to give an indication of how Marc was working at the time. Marc had originally titled this track as ‘Foxy Girl’, but as lyrics progressed, he changed it to ‘Love and the Foxey Boy’ (this title is written in Marc’s hand on the master-tape box). We left the track running to its natural end. As the outro is of a reasonable length, Marc may well have decided on a fade-out, especially as it kind of falls apart at the end. Fans may also like to know, for historical purposes, that a full-length backing track exists on the 16 track 2”multi-track tape.

SHY BOY
This was recorded in April at Decibel Studios, Stamford Hill, London, N16. This is take 2 of the track, and though sounding like a working version, could possibly have been kept by Marc as the master, although difficult to say, as there is another complete take in existence. However, Marc chose this take to overdub lead vocals and acoustic guitar, along with the bass guitar he had played and previously recorded. We also included a short false start where Marc asks for more of his bass guitar in the monitors, just for an additional kick to the track. With Dino Dines on Keyboards, and an unknown guy playing drums, the song runs to its natural end. This was a rough-mix taken from the 16 track 2” multi-track tape.

20TH CENTURY BABY
This was recorded in April 1977 at Decibel Studios, Stamford Hill, London, N16. As this is the only take on the 16 track multi-track tape, it is uncertain if Marc would’ve kept this sparse version or used it as reference for a future recording. Marc sings lead vocals while playing acoustic guitar. Dino Dines plays a beautiful Hammond keyboard backing which sits in the track perfectly. Although this a rough-mix of the song, every instrument can be heard clearly as the majority of the 16 tracks on the 2” multi-track were not recorded on.

Annotated by Danielz – March 2018.

 

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…


#GaryCrowley and #JimLahat take the award for Reissue of the Year for ‘Gary Crowley’s Punk & New Wave’ at the #ViveLeRock Awards last night and we couldn’t be more proud! Big thanks to everyone who voted! #punk #newwave

#GaryCrowley and #JimLahat take the award for Reissue of the Year for ‘Gary Crowley’s Punk & New Wave’ at the #ViveLeRock Awards last night and we couldn’t be more proud! Big thanks to everyone who voted! #punk #newwave

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New Country Albums

New Country Albums


Available to pre-order now 0n 5CD and digital! Hoyt Axton – The Jeremiah Records Collection – smarturl.it/hoyt_axton 100 Hits – The Best Country Album – smarturl.it/100_hits_country

Available to pre-order now 0n 5CD and digital!

Hoyt Axton – The Jeremiah Records Collection – smarturl.it/hoyt_axton

100 Hits – The Best Country Album – smarturl.it/100_hits_country

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#RSD18 Belinda Carlisle – Wilder Shores

#RSD18 Belinda Carlisle – Wilder Shores


#CountdownToRSD Take a closer look at our Belinda Carlisle ‘Wilder Shores’ vinyl for #RSD18 This special blue vinyl also includes a bonus 7” picture sleeve single of two songs newly recorded in 2017: “Why”, a new song co-written with fellow Go-Go Charlotte Caffey, and Leon Russell’s “Superstar”, a song best-known from The Carpenters’ hit version in 1971. SIDE ONE

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#CountdownToRSD Take a closer look at our Belinda Carlisle ‘Wilder Shores’ vinyl for #RSD18

This special blue vinyl also includes a bonus 7” picture sleeve single of two songs newly recorded in 2017: “Why”, a new song co-written with fellow Go-Go Charlotte Caffey, and Leon Russell’s “Superstar”, a song best-known from The Carpenters’ hit version in 1971.

SIDE ONE
1. Adi Shakti
2. Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad
3. Light Of My Soul
4. Rakhe Rakhan Har

SIDE TWO
1. Har Gobinday
2. Humee Hum Brahm Hum
3. Aad Guray Nameh
4. Long Time Sun
5. Heaven Is A Place On Earth [2017 acoustic version]

BONUS 7” SINGLE:
A. Why
B. Superstar

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#RSD18 – Doctor Who ‘Tomb Of The Cybermen’

#RSD18 – Doctor Who ‘Tomb Of The Cybermen’


#countdowntorsd Take a closer look at our TWO Doctor Who releases, exclusive to #RSD18. Both releases feature newly commissioned gatefold artwork, sleevenotes and on set photos. Each release is limited to 3000 copies worldwide! “The Tomb Of The Cybermen” is a classic Doctor Who story from 1967 featuring the second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Never released on vinyl,

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#countdowntorsd Take a closer look at our TWO Doctor Who releases, exclusive to #RSD18. Both releases feature newly commissioned gatefold artwork, sleevenotes and on set photos. Each release is limited to 3000 copies worldwide!

“The Tomb Of The Cybermen” is a classic Doctor Who story from 1967 featuring the second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Never released on vinyl, the story is two hours long spread across 2LP heavyweight silver vinyl.

If you fancy your chances at winning one of these exclusives, enter the competition with Starburst Magazine!

Win DOCTOR WHO: The Tomb of the Cybermen Vinyl Record!

 

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#RSD18 – Doctor Who ‘City Of Death’

#RSD18 – Doctor Who ‘City Of Death’


#countdowntorsd Take a closer look at our TWO Doctor Who releases, exclusive to #RSD18. Both releases feature newly commissioned gatefold artwork, sleevenotes and on set photos. Each release is limited to 3000 copies worldwide! “City Of Death” is a classic Doctor Who story from 1979, starring the fourth Doctor Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and Julian Glover. Featuring

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#countdowntorsd Take a closer look at our TWO Doctor Who releases, exclusive to #RSD18. Both releases feature newly commissioned gatefold artwork, sleevenotes and on set photos. Each release is limited to 3000 copies worldwide!

“City Of Death” is a classic Doctor Who story from 1979, starring the fourth Doctor Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and Julian Glover. Featuring linking narration by Lalla Ward. Previously unreleased on vinyl, the two hour story is presented on 2LP heavyweight green vinyl.

If you fancy your chances at winning one of these exclusives, enter the competition with Starburst Magazine!

Win DOCTOR WHO: City Of Death Vinyl Record

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#RSD18 – Marc Bolan & T.Rex – The Final Cuts

#RSD18 – Marc Bolan & T.Rex – The Final Cuts


Here’s a first look at ‘The Final Cuts’ Picture Disc, exclusive to #RSD18. This is the the first time this material has been issued on vinyl. Presented in a numbered die-cut sleeve. Limited to just 2000 copies (Europe). Stay tuned for more info! Tracklisting: SIDE ONE 1. Hot George 2. Love & The Foxey Boy 3.

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Here’s a first look at ‘The Final Cuts’ Picture Disc, exclusive to #RSD18. This is the the first time this material has been issued on vinyl. Presented in a numbered die-cut sleeve. Limited to just 2000 copies (Europe). Stay tuned for more info!

Tracklisting:

SIDE ONE
1. Hot George
2. Love & The Foxey Boy
3. Celebrate Summer
4. Love Drunk
5. Write Me A Song
6. Mellow Love
7. Dandy In The Underworld

SIDE TWO
1. Crimson Moon
2. To Know You Is To Love You
3. Tame My Tiger
4. Shy Boy
5. 20th Century Baby
6. Tame My Tiger [Gloria Jones vocal]
7. Mellow Love [alternate version]
8. To Know You Is To Love You [instrumental]

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Amazon Early Easter Deals – Ends 26th March

Amazon Early Easter Deals – Ends 26th March


Visit Amazon.co.uk for some amazing Early Easter deals. These deals are only around for one week so get in early! Titles include #BelindaCarlisle Heaven On Earth – 30th Anniversary and #IanDury New Boots And Panties!! – 40th Anniversary Edition for just £39.99 each, #ClassicRockAnthems for £12.99 and loads more! http://amzn.to/2FMueUX  

Visit Amazon.co.uk for some amazing Early Easter deals. These deals are only around for one week so get in early!

Titles include #BelindaCarlisle Heaven On Earth – 30th Anniversary and #IanDury New Boots And Panties!! – 40th Anniversary Edition for just £39.99 each, #ClassicRockAnthems for £12.99 and loads more!

http://amzn.to/2FMueUX

 

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