In the same format as previously I have concentrated on a more varied selection of material which I believe should appeal to "Shads" players.
I was recently reminded of some of the late John Barry's many instrumentals and in particular his version of "The Magnificent Seven" theme - as a result I had to record a backing track for this and have included two separate mixes with and without the second guitar part.
From the Ventures back catalogue I have provided backing tracks for "Perfidia" and "Theme from a Summer Place".
From the more rare but I believe interesting instrumentals I have recorded backing tracks for the Fentones version of "The Breeze and I" and the British "Eagles" version of "Stranger on the Shore".
In this category I have included a backing track for The Shadows version of "You've Got To Have Heart" - as far as I am aware no studio recordings were ever made of this and I took this arrangement from a recording of a live TV performance made by The Shadows in the '60s.
On the mainstream Shadows side I have recorded backing tracks for "Hey Jude", "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "March to Drina" on this particular track I have included mixes with and without the second guitar part.
Again, many thanks to Dave Prickett for his unending keyboard skills and unswerving attention to detail.
Well I suppose I had better go and plan the next CD - any suggestions are more than welcome.
List of tracks on Workout CD 18+:
HEY JUDE - Demonstration Track
HEY JUDE - Backing Track
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - Demonstration Track
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - Backing Track
THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE - Demonstration Track
THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE - Backing Track
DETOUR - Demonstration Track
DETOUR - Backing Track (+ sax solo)
DETOUR - Backing Track (- sax solo)
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Demonstration Track
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Backing Track (+ second guitar)
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Backing Track (- second guitar)
PERFIDIA - Demonstration Track
PERFIDIA - Backing Track
THE BREEZE AND I - Demonstration Track
THE BREEZE AND I - Backing Track (+ acoustic guitar solo)
THE BREEZE AND I - Backing Track (- acoustic guitar solo)
STRANGER ON THE SHORE - Demonstration Track
STRANGER ON THE SHORE - Backing Track
YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE HEART - Demonstration Track
YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE HEART - Backing Track
MARCH TO DRINA - Demonstration Track
MARCH TO DRINA - Backing Track (+ second guitar)
MARCH TO DRINA - Backing Track (- second guitar)
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 and Zoom RFX 2000 with "Echoes From The Past" echo system devised by Charlie Hall.
Various Yamaha and Taylor acoustic guitars.
Fender Jazz Bass
Ibanez five string bass
Roland Juno Di keyboard
Bob Saunders and Ian McCutcheon
Special thanks to the following for their support:
Charlie Hall, Pete Alden
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, Richard Dubber, Dave Moore, Dick West, Alan Taylor, Michael Sillett, Alec Stanton.
Tony Clout (Producer of the music and tab for the "Shadows Workout" CDs. Tel: 01375 392349)