NEW RECOIL TRACK FOR ‘SPIRIT OF TALK TALK’ – LISTEN NOW!
Alan Wilder, as many of you are aware, has been acting as the musical & production supervisor for the ‘Spirit Of Talk Talk’ tribute album - which features more than 30 artists, including: Recoil, Zero 7, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Shara Worden, Joan As Police Woman, Sean Carey (Bon Iver), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots), Thomas Feiner, The Black Ships, Lights, White Lies, King Creosote, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) and many more. The double album (available to pre-order now) is to be released by Fierce Panda on September 3rd 2012.
Recoil has provided two tracks for the album and an audio excerpt from ‘Inheritance’ (featuring Linton Kwesi Johnson & Paul Marshall) has now been uploaded over at the official FB page : http://www.facebook.com/SpiritOfTalkTalk
- just click on the Audio tab to listen. Don’t forget to ‘like’ the page and ‘share’ the post.
‘Inheritance’ originally appeared on Talk Talk’s seminal album ‘Spirit Of Eden’ and, as Alan points out, was a formidable challenge to take on…
“It can be quite a daunting prospect attempting to do justice to some of the most inspirational music ever produced. With ‘Inheritance’, this came about when our project organiser Toby suggested getting Linton Kwesi Johnson involved in the project. He asked me how we might incorporate Linton’s voice on the album, so I started thinking about it. It was a pretty left-field idea which I was unsure about for a long time, but I said I would try a few ideas (with no promises) to see if I could make it work. No-one had come up with a decent version of that song at that point, so I dived in. We recorded Linton up at RAK studios – in record time. He wasn’t actually interested to hear what I had prepared musically but just preferred to recite the words in solo – so I extracted as many variations from him as possible before he shot off to find some sushi for his lunch (LKJ was distracted by hunger that day!). I still have no idea what he thinks of the results but he gave his blessing for the inclusion.
The problem was I also needed a voice for the chorus – someone who could really carry off the soaring melody for those sections. I’d already heard Paul Marshall’s voice on ‘Wealth’ and was determined to get him involved on this one. Luckily he was up for it and did a great job…”
A group of musicians all connected with Talk Talk were placed on hand to help out. One such contributor for ‘Inheritance’ was none other than Dean Garcia (bass), ex of Curve, and who also played on Recoil’s ‘Liquid’ album back in 2000.
A brand new film has been made to accompany ‘Inheritance’, shot in Moscow and directed by Recoil collaborator Dmitry Semenov who was responsible for so many memorable images from ‘A Strange Hour’. We hope to feature that film on Recoil’s Official YouTube channel in the very near future.
For a fascinating insight into how the ‘Spirit Of Talk Talk’ project evolved, you can read a full interview with Alan here…
The Electricity Club interview http://www.electricity-club.co.uk