*FULL DISCLOSURE (9/2/2021): This project was completed in 2010 with all CD sales occurring, exclusively at Phil's live performance venues, until now. WELCOME to the new STORE! (PURCHASE Above) The Artwork & Graphics have been updated (at Left, Click to Enlarge) & one song selection is a replacement, as noted, below. The samples on YouTube, are in MP4 format & are inherently of lesser quality than the original recordings on the CD, but are nonetheless, reasonable previews of the musical content. IMPORTANT.....If listening on a phone or tablet, HEADPHONES, EARBUDS or External Speakers required for accurate audio mix. With many new (and not so new) Originals to choose from, Phil plans to launch another album recording project, soon. THANK YOU ____________________________________________________________________ Noteworthy, that each of the songs on this self-produced project were constructed one track at a time with the artist performing all the vocal and instrumental parts. Both modest open-reel 4-track and PC based DAW multi-track technology were utilized in the recording process. Phil wrote all the songs, and in fact, "re-cycled" an earlier version of "Drive That Woman Outa My Mind" for this collection. In his personal archives he found his original unmixed 4- track tape "demo" of this song, which was lacking a lead break, but had "the sound" that he wanted to preserve. After digitizing and re-synching the individual tracks, he lengthened the song by "cutting and splicing" a verse passage, less the vocal, then added a new twin lead guitar break. (The only percussion on this song is a single cymbal and a cardboard box with snare wires attached.) The majority of drums, cymbals & percussion, heard on the remaining tracks, are from meticulously custom sequenced samples of actual instruments. The 3/4 time "The Heart is Quicker Than The Eye" is also an older recording re-mixed for this album. _____________________________________________________________________ Note: (2021) Track #10 "Loner Jack & Blizzard" is a more recent composition/recording and for personal reasons replaces the song previously occupying that position. _____________________________________________________________________
INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT USED ON THIS PROJECT (In various combinations. Not all items listed were used on every song.): Microphones: AKG C214, Shure SM 58, Behringer B1, Shure SM 57 Mic. preamp and Phantom power: Behringer UB1202 Mixer Custom PC running Windows XP w/AMD Athlon 64 Processor HP Compaq 8200 Elite w /core i5 64 bit OS Recording and editing software: Sonar LE, Cool Edit Pro MIDI/AUDIO Interface: EMU 0404USB Analog recorder: TEAC 2340sx Open Reel 4-Track Recorder Hardware sequence recorder: Yamaha QX5FD Compressor/Limiter: Alesis 3630 Analog mixer: Yamaha EM-100 Acoustic Guitars: Martin D-28, Harmony Sovereign & Yamaha G 60A nylon string Terry Paxton Custom Acoustic One of a Kind, Model "India Rose" on "Loner Jack & Blizzard". RIP Terry. Electric Guitars: Gibson Challenger & Fender Bullet Bass: Fender Precision Box: Cardboard Drums/Percussion: Mostly custom sequences and fills from digital samples , assorted real cymbals and aforementioned box. Keyboard: Yamaha PSR 510 (additional instrument voicings) Monitors: JBL L19 powered by Kenwood KA 4002 Stereo Amp.