Continuing our activity in delving back through time rustling through cupboards and clearing shelves a 2010 demo recording of 4 songs of which 2 of them found their way onto the first album by the Crows has been unearthed.
"I had the thread of 4 songs namely Out In The Sun, A Little History, Destination Drive and Show Me You Have A Heart. I wanted to record the songs in a professional studio with professional musicians to see if they would stand up as quality numbers. I contacted long-standing Dover musician Mick Morris formerly of well-renowned 1970's Dover,, Kent prog-rock band Mirkwood and asked him to work on guitar parts for the songs for which he immediately came onboard. Mick listened to the songs and worked on the the ideas presented to him and finally we had the parts ready for recording. We then headed to Quantum Leap Studios at Monks Horton near Folkestone in March and April 2010 to record the songs. Under the engineering and production of Marcus Bishop the tracks were laid down. " Gary
The first song on the demo disc is Out In The Song. Look out for the other tracks in the coming weeks.
Track number 1 : Out In The Sun
Written by Gary Virtue following a road trip across the USA in 2007 on the iconic Route 66. Sometimes inspiration is required with regard to ideas for songs and the Mother Road with it's redundant gas stations from the 1960's and neon signs glistening over classic old motels proved to be the catalyst for several numbers that were to feature in the Crows' repertoire.
Lead and background vocals and acoustic guitar by Gary Virtue
Electric guitars by Mick Morris
Recorded at Quantum Leap Studios in 2010