Well here we go again. This is number 9 and my list of potential tracks is, if anything, longer than last year!
Again I have responded as best as I can to requested material and have finally recorded backing tracks for the three popular '60s Japanese titles: "Kimi To Itsumademo", "Omoide No Nagisa" and "Gin Iro No Michi" - now there's a mouthful!
Also, I have tried to cover a few more of the other '60s titles with "Green Eyes", "The Drum Number" and "Ranka-Chank". I have once more attempted to cater for as many skill levels as possible.
In the non-Shads category I have provided 2 backing tracks for the "Crew Cats" version of the old favourite "Trambone" (one including a 2nd guitar for ease of playing) and have finally recorded the much-demanded "Lara's Theme" from Hank's first solo album.
For the players who want something more challenging there are two backing tracks for "Cat 'n' Mouse" (again, one with the second guitar part and one without). I have also recorded the Shads version of the "Grease" hit "You're The One That I Want", plus the Billy Joel composition "Just The Way you Are". Also included is the very melodic Jerry Goffin title "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You".
As usual my eternal thanks go to Dave Prickett for his brilliant keyboard skills and also my thanks to George Height from the Warwick Shadows Guitar Club for some additional percussion on "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For you".
Well, I'd better go and start the next CD now - that will be No. 10 - double figures!
Thanks again for your support
List of tracks on Workout CD 9+:
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - Demonstration Track
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - Backing Track
LARA'S THEME - Demonstration Track
LARA'S THEME - Backing Track
NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - Demonstration Track
NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - Backing Track
TRAMBONE - Demonstration Track
TRAMBONE - Backing Track + 2nd guitar
TRAMBONE - Backing Track
CAT 'N' MOUSE - Demonstration Track
CAT 'N' MOUSE - Backing Track + 2nd guitar
CAT 'N' MOUSE - Backing Track
YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT - Demonstration Track
YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT - Backing Track
GREEN EYES - Demonstration Track
GREEN EYES - Backing Track
KMI TO ITSUMADEMO - Demonstration Track
KMI TO ITSUMADEMO - Backing Track
OMOIDE NO NAGISA - Demonstration Track
OMOIDE NO NAGISA - Backing Track
GIN IRO NO MICHI - Demonstration Track
GIN IRO NO MICHI - Backing Track
THE DRUM NUMBER - Demonstration Track
THE DRUM NUMBER - Backing Track
RANKA-CHANK - Demonstration Track
RANKA-CHANK - Backing Track
Ian McCutcheon - Lead guitar, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drum programming
Dave Prickett - Keyboards
George Height - Additional Percussion on tracks 5 & 6
Zoom RFX2000 with "Echoes From The Past" echo system devised by Charlie Hall.
KCP Marvin Amplifier
Fender Jazz Bass
Various Fender Stratocasters
Yamaha CPX8 acoustic guitar
GL Clarrissa classical guitar
Various Korg and Yamaha keyboards
Cover Design: Derek Spicer, Joy McCutcheon and Ian McCutcheon
Produced by: Ian McCutcheon
Special thanks to: Charlie Hall, Pete Alden, Ken Vickers, Michael Shefras, Tony Hoffman, Alan Scrafton, Ian Harper, Mike hill, Eric Kingdon, Jenny Spicer, Brian Bowman, Lee Argent, Kevin Wooten, Phil Wolstenholme, Maurice Woodcroft, Jon Malcolm, Martin De Liefde, Bernard Broche, Dave Moore, Amy Harper, Dick West, Alan Taylor and Tony Clout.