I've done quite a bit of recording today, although in fact I've only recorded one new song. Now that I'm in full swing, I've been able to go back to some of the songs I recorded earlier in the week and re-record bits that aren't quite the same quality as what I'm up to now. It's the perfectionist in me. If I didn't have to work full time, I'd spend all day every day working on this, recording and re-recording until I was absolutely satisfied. But I don't have that luxury, so I'll have to live with making several takes of everything and then mixing in the best bits in an effort to cobble together something decent.The new song for today was On a hill far away which, contrary to what the title may suggest, is not a rewrite of the old hymn of the same name. This is a completely new song. I say completely new, it does draw on a Biblical theme, so I can't exactly claim complete creative copyright on it! It focuses on the shepherds looking after their sheep, being told by the angels that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. A nice Christmas theme. But not at all Christmassy in its musical style, you'll be glad to hear.(more…)
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