|Info: Recorded between
Dec 2011 & April 2012 . I recorded the initial idea/demo for the
song immediately after the experience of having a heart attack. I
had night after night without sleep & day after day full of
"angst" with only the
refrain lyric going through my head to help me keep a grip on what was
happening & I really was recording "on the fly" !
I planned to re-record all the vocals later but at the mix-down stage, I decided to keep the original vocals for honesty's sake. Even though they sound a little "tired" the vocals are genuine from that time, (three weeks after the incident).
I used a Martin D35 acoustic guitar, Fender Stratocaster & Precision Bass for the initial guitar work, underlayed with keyboard synth & simple drum sequencer/pattern. The D35 & all vocals were recorded using a AKG C1000S mic that was lying around in studio.
After completing the initial backing vocals I asked Alan Silson www.alansilson.com to top them off with his famous falsetto especially on the coda to give the vocals some "lift" .
Not being a lead guitarist, I explained the meaning behind the song to Richie Arndt www.richiearndt.de & asked him to play the "lead break" which he did in true solid Richie style using a Fender Stratocaster & POD direct into the mixing desk.
I only just recently went back to the song to make an attempt at mixing it & this is the result.
I'm the first to admit it's not Abbey Road or Hit Factory quality & there are questions concerning the choice of wether to write songs about such a personal experience but in my opinion these things are all part of life and should be addressed or documented.
I hope you like it,