Well here it is - only three months later than planned. I am very pleased to announce that No. 6 is now finished!!!
This time I have included a selection of tracks from three decades of the Shadows recording history and hope there should be something here for all to enjoy as some of these titles have been quite heavily requested.
Also there are two non-Shads titles included: "The Storm", which was originally recorded by The Hunters and charted in the sixties and "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" as per Hank's version on his "Into The Light" CD from 1992.
It has been great fun to 'back engineer' these tracks and often very interesting to discover just how complicated some of these arrangements actually were both in terms of music and recording.
I must once again extend my personal thanks to Dave Prickett for his unerring attention to detail on the string and orchestral parts that he spends many hours deciphering and perfecting - his contribution to these CDs is priceless.
Finally, my thanks go to my old musical associate and friend John Woodward for his assistance in the cover photographs (he also plays the cymbal parts in "Our Albert").
Once more I have tremendously enjoyed making yet another CD and as usual as this one goes to press, I have started work on the next one - no peace for the wicked (or the neighbours).
Many thanks for your support.
List of tracks on Workout CD 6+:
THE OLD ROMANTICS - Demonstration Track
THE OLD ROMANTICS - Backing Track
MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON - Demonstration Track
MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON - Backing Track
VALENCIA - Demonstration Track
VALENCIA - Backing Track
SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE - Demonstration Track
SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE - Backing Track
EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU) - Demonstration Track
EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU) - Backing Track
THE STORM - Demonstration Track
THE STORM - Backing Track
ANOTHER NIGHT - Demonstration Track
ANOTHER NIGHT - Backing Track
OUR ALBERT - Demonstration Track
OUR ALBERT - Backing Track
ARTY'S PARTY - Demonstration Track
ARTY'S PARTY - Backing Track
A THING OF BEAUTY - Demonstration Track
A THING OF BEAUTY - Backing Track
ALL DAY - Demonstration Track
ALL DAY - Backing Track
Musicians: Ian McCutcheon - Lead guitar, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drum programming Dave Prickett - Keyboards John Woodward - Cymbals on "Our Albert"
All lead tracks are performed using the "Echoes From The Past" echo system devised by Charlie Hall and all electric guitar tracks recorded using the Session Acetone Amplifier.
Cover Design: Derek Spicer, Joy McCutcheon and photography by John Woodward
Produced by: Ian McCutcheon
Special thanks to: Charlie Hall, Pete Alden, Michael Shefras, Tony Hoffman, Alan Scrafton, Ian Harper, Eric Kingdon, Jenny Spicer, Brian Bowman, Lee Argent, Kevin Wooten, Phil Wolstenholme, Maurice Woodcroft, Jon Malcolm, Martin De Liefde, Bernard Broche and Tony Clout.