A 13 track album on CD-R (SHR08CD)
- The Reason
PRICE: £2.50 CD-R
|The last batch of songs to be recorded on the Tascam eight track.|
Blue was recorded between March 1996 and December 1997 and was released in March 1998. It was available available on CD-R in April 1999. This one took a long time to finish due to problems with lyric writing but despite this, there are quite a few gems. Apricot Records chose 'I Won't Be Home', 'Determined' and 'Something' along with an older song, 'Five O'Clock Rise' for the debut seven inch single E.P. Five O'Clock Rise. They later chose 'Never Happy', 'To See Her' and 'So Soon' for the debut CD Wait All Summer. 'Walking' appears on the Sky Blue Records CD compilation 'Popular World'.
featured a collaboration on 'Mr. Wonderful' which was co-written with
Mark's friend Andrew Johnson. Andy played acoustic and electric guitars
on the song whilst Mark played electric guitar, bass and sang. If you
listen closely to 'Walking', towards the end of the song you will hear
a vocal ensemble which was created by sampling different vocal 'aahs'
into an Amiga computer (pre PC days!) and forming the backing vocal chords
from those notes. The production on 'I Won't Be Home' was inspired by
the fabulous Marvin Gaye song 'What's Going On' and the production on
'So Soon' was partly inspired by Crowded House's exquisite 'Into Tempation'.
There's a little bit of feedback on one of the verses in 'Vulnerable'
whch was a mistake. It was caused by the headphones getting to close to
the microphone during the vocal recording but it sounded good so it stayed
in the mix! 'To See Her' has been described by one reviewer as a pastiche
of the Byrds or the Who. Nice comparison but it was actually meant to
be a more like cross between the Beatles' 'Every Little Thing' and a Fortunes