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Americana [2013]

Americana

The album began with the idea to create music that elicited the imagination to conjure up the sweeping vistas of America. Then the word Americana got stuck in my head. Then as I started to create the music, I thought wouldn’t it be nice to tell a story of a man who is in love with the American dream who gets a chance to trade in his life for another.

And so something that was going to be instrumental became a modern-day concept album telling the story of Eddie Pilgrim: The Last of the Electric Horsemen. The music tells a story both thematically and narratively and puts the hero in a very Faustian conundrum, but where would the Devil reside? Why in Las Vegas, of course! And so the gamble is played out on the roulette table and a decision needs to be made.

The music is eclectic: being painted instrumental, guitar driven pop to out-and-out progressive rock featuring a splash of faux mellotron to whet your whistle.

The CD version of the album comes complete with a second disc, which is a DVD that contains a 5.1 surround sound mix in both DTS and Dolby Digital, plus the stereo mix and a commentary track from myself talking about the making of the album. There’s also a discography track that features 60 minutes of music from my back catalogue and two bonus extra videos that didn’t make the final edit. The DVD-ROM section of the disc contains a PDF of the book of the album and a free multimedia eBook that’s compatible with the iPad.

So for your money you get over three hours of original content and the electronic album sleeve that takes you through the story of Eddie Pilgrim and his fight against the things he desires.

I’ve been putting it off for a long time but I’ve decided to use my Bandcamp profile I set up a few years ago. Today, I uploaded “The Luckiest Man in the World” which you can download for the bargain price of £5. But more importantly, you can listen to the whole thing in fairly decent quality, all the way through. It’s a special set of recordings for me, so please check them out and pass the link on. Click on the big smiling face below to absorb the goodness…

 

The Luckiest Man in the World

 

Of course, if you want this for free, you can use this handy voucher code to get it for nowt. All I want in return is your email address so I can add it to my contact database. Mwaahaahahhahaa!

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