It's strange how my list for instrumental backing tracks never shortens. Right now I have enough titles to probably fill as many Workout CDs as I have already recorded!
Again I have tried to blend easy and difficult tunes from each era of the Shadows history and have included two non-Shadows titles: "Pipeline as per Hank's live version and "Aquarius" from Hank's first solo album from 1969.
With "Pipeline" I had the pleasure of having Mark Griffiths come over and record his excellent bass part for me. It was great to meet him and watch him play. Many thanks Mark.
Also a few months ago Tony Hoffman (Shadfax Magazine) came to stay for a couple of nights and while he was here I gave him some overdub guitar parts to play on "Zero 'X' Theme" which he recorded perfectly - cheers Tony you saved me some time.
A while ago I recorded a backing track for the Cliff song "A Girl Like You" and with the vocal help of Ian Geast have finally managed (after about two years) to include it on this CD - you can play lead guitar to one of the backing tracks here or play lead guitar and sing as well to the other.
Once again my eternal thanks go to Dave Prickett for his constant high standard of keyboard and orchestral parts on the Workout CDs - just brilliant!
Well that's it! I better go and start No. 9 before the list gets any longer.
Have fun - we did recording it.
List of tracks on Workout CD (Volume 8+):
PIPELINE - Demonstration Track
PIPLEINE - Backing track (+ Ben Marvin Guitar Part)
IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW - Backing Track (+ 12 string Guitar Part)
IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW - Backing Track
AQUARIUS - Demonstration Track
AQUARIUS - Backing Track
MISTY - Demonstration Track
MISTY - Backing Track
SEALED WITH A KISS - Demonstration Track
SEALED WITH A KISS - Backing track (+ Tremolo Guitar Solos)
SEALED WITH A KISS - Backing track
A GIRL LIKE YOU - Demonstration Track
A GIRL LIKE YOU - Backing Track (+vocal - no lead guitar)
A GIRL LIKE YOU - Backing Track (- no vocal - no lead guitar)
NAUGHTY NIPPON NIGHTS - Demonstration Track
NAUGHTY NIPPON NIGHTS - Backing Track
EVENING GLOW - Demonstration Track
EVENING GLOW - Backing Track
ZERO X THEME - Demonstration Track
ZERO X THEME - Backing Track (- no bass guitar solo)
ZERO X THEME - Backing Track
BOMBAY DUCK - Demonstration Track
BOMBAY DUCK - Backing Track
WITH A HMM HMM ON MY KNEE - Demonstration Track
WITH A HMM HMM ON MY KNEE - Backing Track
Ian McCutcheon - Lead guitar, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drum programming
Dave Prickett - Keyboards
Mark Griffiths - Bass guitar on tracks 1-4
Ian Geast - Vocals
Tony Hoffman - Overdub guitar on tracks 22-24
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.
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
EKO Ranger 12 string acoustic guitar
Cover Design: Derek Spicer, Joy McCutcheon and Bob Saunders
Produced by: Ian McCutcheon
Special thanks to: Charlie Hall, 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 and Tony Clout.