No - thank you!
…sometime later perhaps you can share with us what you gleaned from this whole studio exercise. Learning curves, observations, distillations,inspirations?
Well, I did have a dying thread running in The Lounge, I’d already shared a few insights there that’d I’d previously sent to you via email. I guess I could pick up where I left off at some stage.
Well, I agree! LOL When I first heard me on these I though ‘crikey, is that REALLY me??’ I think the main benefit really was having someone else, a very experienced someone else, both directing the vocal takes and then later mixing and tweaking them. I did between 5 - 7 full takes on each song with a few drop-ins here and there. I imagine Ed spent a good amount of time comp’ing the best parts out of each of those takes. On many of the tracks the vocal is also doubled. And of course I’m singing into an impressive signal chain too.
In terms of performance, well initially I was a little anxious to be honest. I know that when we play live my delivery is almost always ‘assisted’ by alcohol and is therefore usually quite unihibited. I was a little concerned that I might be a little introverted in studio, but surprisingly I felt quite relaxed and actually manged to get into that ‘zone’ - completely un-‘assisted’ !
I can hear on a few tracks Ed has played around with the vocal timing and phrasing in places, all changes for the better of course.