I have been working on this album for several months, and it’s coming together very nicely. The current favorite cover design is this one, using a photo I took of my guitar case, with yellow-edged stairs and a red table:
02 Isla del Sol
03 Barcelona Nights
04 Reaching Out 2 U
05 Havana Club
06 Dancing Under the Moon
08 São Paulo
09 Song 4 Pablo
10 Turkish Night
11 2 the Night
12 La Rosa Negra
13 Heart Still/Beating
14 Santa Fe
15 Morning Arrival in Goa
That’s the favorite sequence at the moment. The sequence might change, but those are the fifteen songs that will be on the album.
Unreleased music in the form of a new version of Song 4 Pablo.
Song 4 Pablo (2017)
(((Click on the above link to play the song, or control-click and download)))
That is Song 4 Pablo, a song I recorded around 2001 for the album The Santa Fe Sessions. The piece was under consideration for Bare Wood, the stripped down acoustic compilation album we released in 2014. I recently sat down and listened to the piece again. Then I removed the percussion, and re-arranged the piece. All that is left is guitar and bass, and so the song became a duet between me and Jon Gagan. There are only seven tracks altogether, three melody guitars, two rhythm guitars, a steel string guitar, and Jon’s upright bass. And yet, I think you will agree that this song has everything it needs…
Feel free to download this new version of Song 4 Pablo (2017) – it should pair really well with the pieces on Bare Wood.
The Santa Fe Sessions is out of print now, but I have started to work on some of the music again. I feel that the songs were there, but I have never been happy with the end result.
You can find the digital version of the album for sale, or streaming, here:
I recalled the story of the three-oh-five cover art on Instagram.
These days I only check my Twitter account a couple of times per week. Today I saw this tweet from Andrew Gaskins. I love Desert Island Lists! Thank you!
We have opened a little online store for 2016 merchandise and a few CDs. This store will be open for a limited time only. The URL is https://squareup.com/store/spiral-subwave-records-international.