…and with that, it’s all done.
After all the talking about saxophones I only ended up using three of the seven songs I played it on. Five of the seven acoustic songs made it to the album, but I used the band mix on two of them.
I needed 10 songs and I ended up using 13. I still feel iffy about a couple of them. Maybe I should have stuck to just 10. The running time is supposed to be 35 minutes and I ended up with a little more than 43. I never gave that much thought this year though as I knew I was going to have way more than 10 songs to work with.
Do I like this album? As of right now, I kinda do. Ask me again in a couple of days and I’ll probably vomit on you (figuratively). Does it feel like an “Album”? No. It feels like a disjointed mess, but I knew it would. As soon as I came up with the idea of making the album one part electric and one part acoustic I knew it would feel sloppy.
Speaking of sloppiness, I lowered my standards for the minimum level of performance required for one of these projects. There is a lot of less than wonderful guitar playing and some down right shitty singing. The sax playing was going to be bad even at its best. You can’t take seven years off from an instrument and then suddenly play like John Coltrane… not that I ever played like John Coltrane, of course. I’m literally being figurative here, not literal.
Anyway, here it is in all it’s messy glory: