Many thanks for purchasing this my latest workout.
This time I have covered a more varied selection of material as I feel there are quite a few instrumentals by other artists that would be of interest to Shads-style players. "Samba Pa Ti" by Santana has always been a favourite of mine and I decided to change the arrangement of this so that it finishes on the main theme of the tune as opposed to a long improvisation. My thoughs were that it would be easier to keep up with and more interesting to play along with the backing track in this form.
For acoustic players I have recorded "Twelve String Shuffle" which was an early Bert Weedon track which I believe holds up very well today and Mark Knopfler's haunting "Wild Theme".
I was recently reminded of The Outlaws and their version of "Swingin' Low" which after listening to I had to record and I remembered "Secret Agent" which was the flip side of "The Desperados" by the (Bristol) Eagles back in the '60s which is something I always though I should play but never have until now.
By way of release I have included "What A Lovely Tune" (with no dialogue) and "Hootsmon" (Lord Rockingham's XI) as instrumentals to have some fun with!
In the Hank and Shadows area I have recorded backing tracks for "Dancing In The Dark", "The Power Of Love" and "I Will Always Love You".
Again my thanks go to Dave Prickett for his unending keboard skills and attention to detail.
Well, that's it for number 16 - I'd better now plan the next one!!!
List of tracks on Workout CD 16+:
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - Demonstration Track
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - Backing Track (plus acoustic guitar solo)
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - Backing Track
WILD THEME - Demonstration Track
WILD THEME - Backing Track
SAMBA PA TI - Demonstration Track
SAMBA PA TI - Backing Track
THE POWER OF LOVE - Demonstration Track
THE POWER OF LOVE - Backing Track
DANCING IN THE DARK - Demonstration Track
DANCING IN THE DARK - Backing Track
HOOTS MON - Demonstration Track
HOOTS MON - Backing Track (plus spoken word)
HOOTS MON - Backing Track
TWELVE STRING SHUFFLE - Demonstration Track
TWELVE STRING SHUFFLE - Backing Track
SWINGIN' LOW - Demonstration Track
SWINGIN' LOW - Backing Track
SPECIAL AGENT - Demonstration Track
SPECIAL AGENT - Backing Track
WHAT A LOVELY TUNE - Demonstration Track
WHAT A LOVELY TUNE - 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)
KCP 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)
Warwick Shadows Guitar Club Tel: 01926 882762
Jenny and Derek Spicer, Brian Bowman, Lee Argent, Kevin Wooten, Phil Wolstenholme, Jon Malcolm, Bernard Broche, Dave Moore, Dick West, Alan Taylor, Michael Sillett, Richard Dubber
Tony Clout (Producer of the music and tab for the "Shadows Workout" CDs. Tel: 01375 392349)