So the song Imagination Train on our first CD is one of my favorite songs but the final mix we put out never felt quite right. Now it being one of the first songs I ever recorded I really had no idea what I was looking for in a recording. The fact that I had put something down on a CD was amazing in itself but as time went on and I have listened to it a few thousand times I began to feel the song was cluttered and a bit muddled. I love when we play it live but the recording lacked my ability to really hear it and make it more. Well we remixed it and added another vocalist and WOW! I am loving it again. Anna Fermin sang the vocal track and is absolutely brilliant. (She starts a series of shows at Fitzgerald’s Tuesday, February 14 at 8pm. Go check it out! She is a wonderful talent and super nice to boot!) Plus John Abbey did the remix stripping it down and rebuilding it and this Sunday we’re gonna put the final touches on it with Alton. And then were gonna give it to you the reader… FREE. As soon as we are done we’ll let you know the details right here in this blog.
So not only are we doing final overdubs to Imagination Train we’re gonna work a few other tunes as well this Sunday. We have a song called My Favorite Summer Day also referred to as Block Party Day and Around the World up for attention. Plus a Bo Diddly beat inspired Places You Go. We’ll be laying vocals and drums and keys, maybe guitar and whatever else we think of while we’re there. One step closer to completed songs takes us closer to a completed CD. The new stuff is sounding really great!
So the album/CD theme is something new to me. The first CD I just put together a bunch a songs that I had written and liked and put them on the CD. This time there is a definite family/childhood theme present. It may have a lot to do with the huge amount of time I spend with my kids and the wealth of material they provide. My thanks to Sue Demel for pointing this out to me during one of my singer/songwriter sessions at the OTS. She does good work.
Thanks for reading and see you again in the next few weeks! Stay tuned for the re-release of Imagination Train!