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  • Audio CD (15 Sept. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pinnacle
  • ASIN: B001BYU7GG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby is the debut album from Stiff stalwart Wreckless Eric and his wife, American singer-songwriter Amy Rigby. Eric's first new release since 2004's `Bungalow Hi' and Amy's first since `Little Fugitive'.

Eleven brand new songs recorded and self-produced in their French home studio, including the lead single `Here Comes My Ship', the Mott The Hoople referencing `Another Drive In Saturday and the Johnny Cash cover `I Still Miss Someone'.

It is a beautifully raw and touching album: vocal harmonies, crackling, buzzing atmospheres and the upbeat/downbeat lyrics of a couple that have been one too many times around the dance floor. There are no other musicians involved here, just Eric on guitars, bass guitar and organ, Amy on guitars and piano, plus the odd sample, some well placed percussion and an old bossa nova beatbox.

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Eric on Meeting Amy, Amy on Meeting Eric Eric: We met in a pub in Hull. I was playing the following night and the promoter asked me to come a night early and DJ at a gig Amy was doing. I'd never seen her before though I'd heard a few of her records. I was really enjoying her set and then she played Whole Wide World and the promoter pushed me on the stage. She played it in a different key. I said `it's only got two chords in it and both of yours are wrong`. She seemed very nervous - I think she was scared of me. Oddly enough it was the pub where I first ever sang Whole Wide World back in 1975.

Amy: I knew he was coming, I'd been playing Whole Wide World in my shows for a while. I first heard it as a teenage girl and then, in the late 90s, an Eric compilation came out and it just spoke to me again but in a different way, some twenty years later. I started playing it live, and I found that at some shows I would play it just to pep myself up. It has some sort of magical power - that was what lead to us meeting at that show

Recording the New Album (The album has been a year in the making and started off when Eric and Amy moved to France.) Eric: We were doing a lot of gigs and we wanted to make a record together. We were a bit shell-shocked by moving - Amy from America, me from England but we both knew it had to be done. You stop existing in some way if you don't put records out.

Amy: Eric recorded and engineered the entire album himself. It was a new way of working for me, where there's time to step away and then go back in and try something different, move things around, re-record stuff if it isn't happening. I've never had that kind of time before and you have to have real focus to keep at it - Eric does. I'd wander off to pull weeds in the garden and then I'd hear some strange sound - `He's at it again. I'd better get back in there.'

Eric: Amy is a real songwriter - the real thing, like Jackie DeShannon or Ray Davies or John D Loudermilk. She's driven to write and she knows how to do it. I'm not like that - I'll have an idea and quite often it stays that way, an idea in a notebook or on a cassette. Whereas Amy can take an idea and work it to completion. I'm much more interested in recording so it's a real luxury working with Amy. And I've learned so much from her about layering vocal harmonies.

Amy: As a singer/songwriter, the tendency can be to give the backing musicians a song and a basic idea and leave it to them to come up with something. With Eric at the controls it wasn't like that. He has spent years creating his own sound in the studio, using his imagination and a whole array of recording techniques picked up from studying the records he loves. He knows how things work so well that we were able to create our own world and play and record without any prescribed criteria.

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