Mimicking the Cool Kids
This was a totally different kind of album for us. We felt kind of cheesy doing a 'greatest-hits' kind of thing with only 2 CDs under our belt and NO real radio-singles (even though we have critically acclaimed songs and fan favorites)...but Bractune (drums) and I (Jeffry- guitar) ALWAYS wanted to do an acoustic album so the timing of us moving studios and heading into the holidays seemed perfect. We wouldn't be able to have any full on rock-practices since we'd be between facilities and now we'd have a disc by the end of the year like we had promised all our hard core fans! This CD is really a celebration of the special show we had to record the disc. It was very intimate and professional from the word go and has changed the way we approach booking our shows. We have come to understand that we only need a good room and some great planning to make a stellar event come together. Okay, now that I'm done kissing my own ass, I'll just say there isn't much to say about the process behind this disc. We practiced these alternate versions A LOT. We had everything down and still made mistakes. We left them in the recording because it is truly a live recording. We avoided studio trickery as much as we could. Basically, we allowed ourselves to process the existing tracks just as any good engineer would at any live event (adding compression, reverb, EQ, etc...). You'll hear some bad notes, and some timing issues, but I think the end result of hearing Kimberlina's glorious voice floating above the majestic sound of acoustic guitars, piano, and violin makes up for any of the small errors that seem to creep in under the radar. One of our fans said it best 'I can't hear any mistakes, it just sounds like you guys live!' Well said. If you like what you hear, check out our 3 studio albums also available from Glitter Kitty records RIGHT HERE on CD Baby!