In Love With A View

Sometimes you just have days that rock.  Nothing more can be said about them really.  Yesterday was one of those days.  The Kays were at the Wee Red Bar finishing off the record.  Well, recording the last 2 tracks that still needed to be put down.  Many of you will know this, but recording can be a stressful process.  You need to get things right.  You need to have everyone playing to their maximum.  It can be a long and tiring day and it can ultimately end in frustration.  Recording the Kays album has, at times, been a long lonely process.  For the most part I’ve recorded it alone, with only Neil or Neil and Graeme for company.  This was really through circumstance because our line up was changing dramatically at the time we started to put it all together. It’s not an approach I’d like to take for any future Kays recordings.  Yesterday we had everyone recording.  It was the first time we’ve all recorded in the same place, at the same time and it was so much fun.  It was so nice to be surrounded by the others and to top it all off Halina and her friend from Canada Alex stopped by to watch and hang out.  I know they were worried that they were a distraction, but I have to say that their presence was very welcome indeed.  They added fun to proceedings which in turn lead to a much more relaxed atmosphere and, I think, ultimately a really great session.  To top it off, we managed to get them singing on Thinking of Strangers as well which was sounding really sweet.  All in all, yesterday left me feeling very positive again about the record.  We’re getting there.  Bits and pieces to finish off and then we can start to mix.  When we reach that stage I know I will feel a tremendous weight lift from my shoulders.  I started this 13 months ago.  It’s been 4 years since the Kays released something.  It’s about time we changed that.  I can’t wait until we do.

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