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Previous Albums => Golden Heart (1996) => Topic started by: jbaent on March 03, 2021, 10:40:39 am

Title: The British band
Post by: jbaent on March 03, 2021, 10:40:39 am
During some Golden Heart interviews, MK mentioned that in the beguining of his Golden Heart sessions, he had different bands to play different kind of songs, he mentioned that he had a British band, an Irish band and a Nashville band.

The Irish and Nashville are well knows as songs recorded by those are on "Golden Heart", about the British band, it was only known that Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack and Bobby Irwin were part of that band, that they played at the Golden demos songs "No wonder he's confused" and "The secondary waltz", an early rock version of the song that would appear on KTGC. It was also supposed that they also played on "My Claim to Fame" but that was not 100% sure.

Searching for more info, I found here in amit a post where Dusty mentioned a magazine where there was more info about it, actually he sent a pdf of the MK interview, but unfortunately it was one of those posts that for any reason, it missed part of the messages and the pdf link didn't worked anymore, but I managed to find which magazine was and I bought a copy on ebay.

It's a very interest interview and on it MK says the following:

The British band members were:

Nick Lowe: bass
Bobby Irwin: drums
Paul Carrack: keyboards
Don Orleano: bouzouki and mandolin
Kevin Brown: guitar

Brian Masterson was at charge of those sessions.

It mentions that Don Orleano was also part of the Irish band, according to the interview but it doesn't appear on the GH credits of the irish type of songs on GH.

MK also mentions in the interview that he used his British band to record a song about a person who built ships, that's "My Claim to Fame", so it confirms who the band that played on this song were, Nick Lowe, Bobby Irwin, Paul Carrack, Don Orleano and Kevin Brown. Possibly also Guy Fletcher as a DSIS newsletter said Guy was working with MK in songs for the "Swan Hunter" documentary (the three instrumental tracks on the Golden Demos) and "MY Claim to Fame" was written for the closing credits of that documentary.

That's a great discovery to me! I'd love to hear and read more about those sessions with that band, it's a pitty we only have that two songs (No wonder he's confused and The Secondary Waltz)... I read in an old italian fanzine that also two other songs called "Batting for England" and "The Speedway at Nazareth" were played in those sessions, but can't find any other info about that two  :(
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 03, 2021, 11:42:25 am
Yes, I bought this magazine when it came out (I think the interview was to promote the Screenplaying compilation?)

And yes I scanned a while back but 10 years ago or more and shared but I don't know where it is now, possibly in my ex wife's loft :)

Thanks for getting it. I love Nick Lowe. :)
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: jbaent on March 03, 2021, 11:51:27 am
Yes, I bought this magazine when it came out (I think the interview was to promote the Screenplaying compilation?)

And yes I scanned a while back but 10 years ago or more and shared but I don't know where it is now, possibly in my ex wife's loft :)

Thanks for getting it. I love Nick Lowe. :)

I think it's extraordinary that MK recorded songs with Nick Lowe and Paul Carrack, and only "My Claim to Fame" saw the light with them, I wish that band would had more songs released... or leaked!

Do you think you still have that pdf?
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 03, 2021, 11:57:56 am
It was just a PDF scan of the magazine you have?
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: jbaent on March 03, 2021, 02:58:15 pm
It was just a PDF scan of the magazine you have?

I bought the magazine, don't have your pdf.
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 03, 2021, 03:31:04 pm
Yeah, but you have the mag, why do you need the PDF?
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: dmg on March 03, 2021, 03:49:16 pm
Great he played with Carrack, but how long had it been going on?  Seen him a few years ago in Edinburgh and he was fab.
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 03, 2021, 04:34:22 pm
Great he played with Carrack, but how long had it been going on?  Seen him a few years ago in Edinburgh and he was fab.
I was Tempted to go to that show.
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: dmg on March 03, 2021, 05:56:52 pm
Great he played with Carrack, but how long had it been going on?  Seen him a few years ago in Edinburgh and he was fab.
I was Tempted to go to that show.

 :lol :lol
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: JF on March 25, 2021, 11:43:28 pm
I tought that Guy was not involved in these early sessions. I remember reading that he came when the project was already in progress
maybe only for Nashville and Dublin sessions ? but not for the London ones ?
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: jbaent on March 26, 2021, 08:35:34 am
I tought that Guy was not involved in these early sessions. I remember reading that he came when the project was already in progress
maybe only for Nashville and Dublin sessions ? but not for the London ones ?

Guy was certainly involved with the three Swan Hunter instrumental songs that are in the Golden Demos as the DSIS newsletters say so, probably also in "My Claim to fame" as it was in the closing credits of Swan Hunter documentary, but wsn't involved in the other sessions, as the DSIS newsletters says too, Guy was busy rehearsing for a tour with, I think it was Pete Townshend (I'm not sure, might be other artist) that finally got so delayed that he had to quit because he was also comitted with Bryan Ferry Mamouna tour.

Guy worked in GH during the overdubs period, probably in MK house in Notting Hill.
Title: Re: The British band
Post by: JF on March 26, 2021, 10:04:33 pm
I tought that Guy was not involved in these early sessions. I remember reading that he came when the project was already in progress
maybe only for Nashville and Dublin sessions ? but not for the London ones ?

Guy was certainly involved with the three Swan Hunter instrumental songs that are in the Golden Demos as the DSIS newsletters say so, probably also in "My Claim to fame" as it was in the closing credits of Swan Hunter documentary, but wsn't involved in the other sessions, as the DSIS newsletters says too, Guy was busy rehearsing for a tour with, I think it was Pete Townshend (I'm not sure, might be other artist) that finally got so delayed that he had to quit because he was also comitted with Bryan Ferry Mamouna tour.

Guy worked in GH during the overdubs period, probably in MK house in Notting Hill.

thanks  :thumbsup