Further to my posts on the 'MYSTERY ALBUM' thread a few weeks ago, here's the latest news about 'MIXED UP KID', a single disc album recorded after 'My Private Cosmos' was assembled. The list of possible tracks for this album has now changed. I ended up with 19 tracks to choose from and have put together a running order of 18 of them. I'm not entirely sure, at this stage, if 18 tracks will fit on a single CD, but as two or three tracks are not particularly long, we might be able to squeeze all 18 onto the disc.
I've been working, these last couple of days, on the proposed running order of the tracks and will let you see that here in this post. The album contains a mixture of vocal and instrumental recordings, with a broad mix of styles, hence the album's title: 'Mixed Up Kid.'
I'm very pleased with the way this one has turned out as I think there are some excellent pieces here for you to enjoy!
I'm hoping to get this album released in time for Christmas, partly as a sort of companion piece to 'My Private Cosmos', but also as a less expensive alternative album of brand new recordings for fans who might feel that a six cd earbook luxury box set is a little out of reach for them at this point in time.
There is still some work to do on 'Mixed Up Kid' though, and the hoped for December release date will depend on getting this done in time for manufacturing.
First of all, whilst I've chosen the track running order, I haven't yet decided on which mixes of those tracks should be used. (Many of the tracks have alternative mixes.) I'll be listening carefully over the next day or so to make those important decisions.
Also, artwork and package layout needs to be addressed, as does the mastering of the 18 tracks at Fairview Studio with John Spence putting the master disc together and making sure the levels of the tracks all match up. So still quite a bit to do. However, I'll try to get all this moving along as soon as possible and keep my fingers crossed for a release this year. And this one is going to really hit the spot for many of you, trust me!😉
So, here's the final running order for 'Mixed Up Kid' !