Once again I have received loads of requests for backing tracks and this compilation hopefully addresses the most popular.
I have lost count of the number of times "High Noon" and "Farewell My Lovely" have been requested and am delighted to include them.
On the non-Shads side I have included two titles "China Doll" - a sixties hit for Bert Weedon - and a version of "Spanish Eyes" as recorded by the European Band "1961". I must confess that I had not heard the "1961" recording until recently but it is a fun title to play long with.
My thanks once more to Dave Prickett for his brilliant keyboard playing and faultless attention to detail - cheers Dave!
We really enjoyed recording this CD and I hope it brings as much pleasure to you as it has for us.
List of tracks on Workout CD (Volume 2008):
ONE DAY I'LL FLY AWAY - Demonstration Track
ONE DAY I'LL FLY AWAY - Backing Track
FAREWELL MY LOVELY - Demonstration Track
FAREWELL MY LOVELY - Backing Track
HIGH NOON - Demonstration Track
HIGH NOON - Backing Track
EYE OF THE TIGER - Demonstration Track
EYE OF THE TIGER - Backing Track
WALK OF LIFE - Demonstration Track
WALK OF LIFE - Backing Track
HONKY TONK WOMAN - Demonstration Track
HONKY TONK WOMAN - Backing Track with guitar overdubs
HONKY TONK WOMAN - Backing Track without guitar overdubs
HELLO - Demonstration Track
HELLO - Backing Track
CHINA DOLL - Demonstration Track
CHINA DOLL - Backing Track
SPANISH EYES - Demonstration Track
SPANISH EYES - Backing Track
LATE NIGHT SET - Demonstration Track
LATE NIGHT SET - Backing Track
Ian McCutcheon - Lead guitar, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drum programming
Dave Prickett - Keyboards
40th Anniversary "Hank Marvin" Fender Stratocaster No.35 (kindly loaned by Michael Sillett)
KPC Marvin Amplifier
Alesis Q2 with "Echoes From The Past" echo system devised by Charlie Hall.
1967 Baldwin/Burns Mavin Guitar
Yamaha CPX8 acoustic guitar
Fender Jazz Bass
Various Korg and Yamaha keyboards
Bob Saunders and Ian McCutcheon
Special thanks to:
Charlie Hall, Pete Alden, Ken Vickers
Tony Hoffman ("Shadsfax" magazine Tel: 01904 621761)
Alan Scrafton ("Friends Of The Shadows Guitar Club" Tel: 01702 290309)
Ian Harper ("East Yorkshire Shadows Guitar Club" Tel: 01723 366811)
Mike Hill and Eric Kingdon ("Warwick Shadows Guitar Club" Tel: 0121 247 1807 / 01789 740413)
Jenny and Derek Spicer, Brian Bowman, Lee Argent, Kevin Wooten, Phil Wolstenholme, Maurice Woodcroft, Jon Malcolm, Bernard Broche, Dave Moore, Dick West, Alan Taylor, Michael Sillett
Tony Clout (Producer of the music and tab for the "Shadows Workout" CDs. Tel: 01375 392349)