We had a great time this weekend at Rockfield in Wales recording the new album. We set up on Friday night, got sounds up on Saturday morning, recorded until about midnight and mixed all day Sunday. We could only have made the album like this in a place like Rockfield. We recorded everything live, including vocals (except for two small vocal overdubs and two small lead guitar overdubs).
Using two drummers and two guitars through two vintage Marshall Plexi’s into a Neve desk has given it that Crazy Horse sound. It’s going to be a double album as I just don’t want to edit anything out and keep the sound as live as possible.
This means that 2 songs have a whole side of vinyl each and the second vinyl has two tracks on each side. 6 songs in all. The record will only be available to buy from the Cargo website in about 8 weeks time and there will only be 200 for sale. After that, if you didn’t get one on Kickstarter there will be no way of buying or hearing this album by legal means, unless you come and see us live. We will be playing the new album in it’s entirety (plus old stuff) at the Borderline gig in London in April.
This album will never be on iTunes or Bandcamp or available for download and I will have it removed as soon as someone puts it on YouTube.
It was not only great fun making this record in the way that we did, it was also exceptional having all the six by seven Kickstarter pledgers down at the studio too. Thanks to everyone who came and made it a special and unique experience.
I’m looking forward to doing it all again.
I’m going to be putting more demo’s onto the Bandcamp site from now on and then we will let you decide which tracks to record at Rockfield for the next album and maybe you can come and join us to watch them being recorded.
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I recently recorded some demo’s live in the studio which have a real kinda sixties Velvety vibe about them. I’m going to release all 10 tracks as an album called Peppered With Tragic Magic with next months August MuZiK KluB. In the meantime you can download these two for fun. 🙂
SIX. BY SEVEN update……
The previously announced Six. By Seven reissue of The Closer You Get double LP and the Greatest Hits cd are now available to preorder. They will be released by Beggars Arkive on February 17th.
The Closer You Get: http://archive.beggars.com/six-by-seven-tcyg/
Greatest Hits: http://archive.beggars.com/six-by-seven-greatest-hits/
The Closer You Get reissue will be presented in all its former glory, without being remastered or tampered with, and will sound the same as it did when it originally came out. In homage to Beggars Arkive’ re-release of Olley’s heroes and labelmates, Mercury Rev’s Yerself Is Steam, the additional LP will be polybagged together with the album. It will feature Six By Seven’s third Peel session on one side and various b-sides and other Peel sessions on the other. The “Greatest Hits” CD will include a celebratory selection of songs from across their seven studio albums.