Following last year’s Halloween EP of songs performed at the Here Comes the Sun Festival at the Rising Sun Arts Centre in Reading, here are two EPs of songs and stories for Halloween 2014. The first half was originally performed at the Here Comes the Sun Festival in August this year and the second at the same venue on October 18th. All were home recorded over the last few days of October 2014 at Studio Josephine, Abbey Road, St John’s Wood.
Topics covered are: Disaster, vampires, lake monsters, mental health, a traffic light party, self-driving lorries, a baby, bears and voodoo dolls.
They are dedicated to the traffic, birds and other noises on Abbey Road that make themselves known even at 3am. You probably don’t need to read that dedication as they’re all over the record.
I used three acoustic guitars (an Admira nylon string, Catherine the Ibanez steel string and a Yamaha Pacifica electric), a Casio digital piano, an MV8800 Production Studio, a Zoom H4N field recorder and a Shure SM57 microphone. The birds on “No Bears” were originally recorded many years ago at Cherry Croft, Welwyn Garden City.
Thank you to everyone who went to these shows or put the shows on in the first place (without shows to play I’d never have written these songs).
Have a Happy Halloween (the greatest holiday of the year).