I started recording Love & Politics in 2000 and was released on June 21st 2003. Late in 1999 I bought New Digital hardware gear out at that time, a Tascam 788 Porta Studio, well before all the Cool Editing Pro Tools Digital Studio Software & Laptops we Use today. By Far it was Night & Day technology from 2" tape and affordable to us Musicians. A Change for the Positive & a Precursor to come.
On this Project I pretty much did everything, from Recording , Mix Engineer to Playing all Guitars, Bass Guitar, Keyboards & Drum Sequencing & Programming, all start to finish. Even the CD Design & Layout was something I had to get all in Line.
The Beautiful Harmonies are Sung by Judy Scott. Judy came in had various Vocal Ranges and added so much to the feeling of these Songs. We did Not konw each other than a few exchanges on the Project. She Nailed all her parts.
17 yrs have gone by since I released the Original Love & Politics, I played in a few other Music Projects and really got to work with some of the Best in the Music Industry. Always honing my Audio Skills I started Playing with todays Mastering Technology that was not available back in 03. The New Audio Dynamics Applied to my Creation brought a Energy to the Original Recording which I then fell in Love with this album again. What I was able to Change & Improve Audio wise, inspired me to release this November 2020 version with 3 New Songs, Plus Political Sin Updated. Yeah... Baby.
When I released the Love & Politics in June of 2003, I Originally did Not have any mastering done as it was Brought to my attention by some Radio Folks....Ha and I was still Learning Quite a Bit of Music Production. More Learning Curve of Audio Production is what I was Getting. Needless to say mastering of early 2000s was still very expensive and the Software just being developed. The biggest Mastering Guru in the Industry, Bob Ludwig was many Thousands of dollars, all the Majors you can think of was/is Bobs ears.
Most My Software is on my Laptop these days today, Mixing Large bands & having Many Tracks/ Instruments is my favorite. I started to play around with my CD Love & Politics. On hearing my CD & what I was Doing with these tools I was able to take this Production much further IN Audio Quality and as I said earlier , I Fell in Love again with my production.
These Technology tools not only brought out Judy Scotts Wonderful Harmonies but all the guitars & other Instruments I remember tracking when I created all of this are jumping with purity. Im amazed at what I was Putting together with the Pre Technology of Our Current time...... Makes Me Smile. I listen to this All the Time & Sing to it too....
2 things Kinda happened at the same time in this Process of Playing with all the Audio Tracks.
One was, most my Influences from the to the Allman Brothers Band to the Beatles all put out REMASTERED albums from their first original release on Various Albums if Not all. So Why cant I, I asked myself ?
I then started to fully Remaster with the plans of Releasing Love & Politics down the road, which led into #2.
the 2nd is kinda Obvious… Things are in a Great deal of Political Spotlight again right Now, Political Sin to be Exposed much more in front....
Listening to the Slight Re Mix, with the Mastering Production tools Blew me Away. I was Like, this is what I was trying to get going way back but Independent tools just were Not there in 2003, I laugh Now & Cant believe the Production I was able to make, I think Holy Cow..... Man I must of Been Spiritually possessed..... Yes I was.
So here we are, Im releasing My CD Love & Politics ReMastered, available for Download & Streaming only, if the demand is there…Chuckle… I will add those other Lovelies, true Albums & CDs physical copies but for Now just Digital.
3 New Songs, 2 Written just as we went to War in 2003, recorded in 06. The 21st Century & Monster Produced by Myself & World Renown Michael Reese Who played Lead Guitar on those & in my Live Band TGIF or Tommy Gallagher’s Incredible Friends. Michael is a L.A.Music Award Winner, Guitarist Virtuoso & Credentials from Mitch Mitchell Jimi Hendrix days, Mick Fleetwood & others are way too many to list, Outstanding Player & Person. Please go Look Michael up, his Original Music is some of the Best. It’s Coming Down Track 12, was Written in 2010
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