Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The final running order

Andy usually works very hard on the running order, and this album was no exception. He came up with a couple of good proposals but I had a particular vision for the first and last tracks, (I had produced and mixed these 2 tracks especially for this position on the album) and for the position of one of the other tracks and I really wanted to run this by him, so after the photo shoot we met up at Andy's House with the mastered versions of all tracks and I loaded them into iTunes. We quickly tried a few variations. Andy and I were both on a roll (especially because we were getting a lot of pressure from MJ to get this thing sorted out!) and we seemed to understood each other particularly well this evening. After about 90m minutes work it was clear that we were actually going to leave another 2 songs off the main album, and a beautiful running order had emerged. I burnt an audio CD and we took it into the living room to listen down to the whole thing. We cranked up the stereo and listened to the album from top to bottom, and we enjoyed it. I hope you do too!

Love from Gareth.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We've enjoyed you taking the time to follow through with this blog, from beginning to end - fans everywhere appreciate it and we're honored (States spelling!) that we got a glimpse of just how well Andy and Vince seem to work together. I respect the arts, but I respect the artist who has respect for themselves and others, which in my opinion is responsible for their 20 plus year career. Now, having said all that...WHEN is the album coming out and WHAT is the title?! :) Thanks again Gareth...you have really helped build up the anticipation!

Mister said...

But what about those two tracks?? Noooo *runs after them*...

Walter said...

If I were intelligent enough, I'd realise that MUTE is only going to put any new album information on Erasureinfo.com about 2-4 weeks the after "Road to Nashville DVD" is released, because news on the new album would harm this particular release.

So can we expect the new album around later march?