Find The Way Enhanced
'Find the way' is the first single taken from Steve Adey's critically acclaimed debut album 'All things real'.
The digipack CD contains new acoustic recordings of both 'Find the way' and 'Mississippi'. Recorded at Greenside church, Edinburgh in January, 06. The new warts and all recordings feature: strings, cello, piano, acoustic guitar and vocal. Album versions of 'Find the way' and 'Last remark' are also included. The ENHANCED CD includes Richard Boa and Steve Adey's visualization of 'Find the way'.
From the Artist
SONG BY SONG COMMENTARY BY STEVE ADEY.
The last remark: I wanted a bold arrangement with the musicians going for it more. I wasn't thinking in a folk context. The album version came from a demo guide track that I liked. It's a more studio orientated approach with many layers. We used all 24 tracks and added a tape echo and other effects during mix-down. The time signature is weird and the chord changes are not obvious. I ended up playing drums which was fun.
Find the way: This one was a long time in the making. I recorded the piano and vocal in Longformacus church on a big Steinway grand. It was the only song that made it from the first sessions. A very expensive false start. The final verse ( are you finding it hard?) was superimposed from a later version. A nightmare to mix and edit, but this early version was the definitive take, with idiosyncrasies and all. A relationship song about polarity, trying to make it through, telling each other it will be alright when it so obviously isn't. Naomi's singing sounds like a keyboard - I remember telling her, try to sound more like a melotron.