On the 22nd and 23rd of August 2011, Andy, Greg and I went to record the vocals for English Electric with Rob Aubrey at Aubitt Studio in Southampton.
We managed to get a great amount completed. The initial idea was to concentrate on capturing as many lead vocals as possible and leaving backing vocals until later on.
The sessions were fast paced and during those two days we have managed to complete not only the lead vocals but also the backing vocals on Swan Hunter, Curator of Butterflies, Leopards, Hedgerow, East Coast Racer and Uncle Jack.
We also discussed, planned and tweaked our release schedule. English Electric is going to be a double album and it will be released in two parts.
The artwork and concept behind Station Masters was fine tuned on our Tuesday morning car journey from Bournemouth to Southampton.
We also spoke about instrumentation for our 'Big Big Thing'- Project (remember that?)
We also discussed how, where and when Big Big Train will play live. Lots of things to consider!
Greg 'Live blogged' his way through the sessions ( See Big Big Train's Facebook page for the posts)
We have another vocal session planned for October 2011 and then Nick D'Virgilio will be in the UK at Christmas once again to record more drum parts.