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The ‘Paper Wings’ EP was recorded in Redkite Studios in the Brecon Beacons. It is the third EP in the series ‘Tales From a Troubadour’.
It had been a few years since Greg and I first met and talked about doing some recording. At that time I was performing with my band Dead Like Harry when Greg came to see us at a show at the famous Water Rats Theatre in Kings Cross. After a few years Greg and I eventually got the chance to work together when I approached him with the idea of recording an EP in Wales as part of my ‘Tales From a Troubadour’ series of EPs.
The beautifully secluded Redkite Studio was the perfect setting for the ‘Paper Wings’ recordings. Set on a two hundred acre rural estate in the Brecon Beacons, the closest pub was at least twenty minutes drive, which usefully kept us all at the studio! Greg (known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers and Super Furry Animals amongst many others) played drums and brought with him an energy that can be heard on the recordings. The amazing Brendan Davies engineered the project whilst I played the other instruments. Rebecca Van Cleave added her vocals to ‘Paper Wings’ and ‘Sail Away’ and after three days the EP was complete.
There was something about being away from all the modern technology of smart phones and emails and working in this rural setting of the Brecon Beacons that gave the recordings a very rootsy sound. Good things come to those who wait and I’m really glad I eventually got to record with Greg, a truly talented producer.
'Paper Wings' track listing:
1. I Can See Your Heart
2. I Just Want To Let You Know Before I Go
3. Paper Wings
4. Sail Away
released August 14, 2015
All tracks written by Samuel Taylor. Engineered and mixed by Brendan Davies. Arranged and produced by Greg Haver and Samuel Taylor at Redkite Studios. Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Studios.
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