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Recovery II

by David Ellul

Acoustic covers of Rock classics recorded with a live, one man / one instrument approach. Paying tribute to some of the great artists who have affected me, and revealing what I've been doing on stage every night for years.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Good Riddance
2:51 $0.99
2. Turn the Page
5:16 $0.99
3. How You Remind Me
4:00 $0.99
4. Bad Company
3:23 $0.99
5. Hey Jude
4:05 $0.99
6. All Along the Watchtower
3:54 $0.99
7. Weak
3:38 $0.99
8. Cross-Eyed Mary
3:45 $0.99
9. Feel Like Makin' Love
4:57 $0.99
10. Hey Hey What Can I Do
4:12 $0.99
11. Is this Love
4:08 $0.99
12. Lost Together
4:45 $0.99
13. Wheat Kings
4:39 $0.99
14. In the Air Tonight
5:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
What it's all about:
Recover II and Recovery III are the continuation of the Recovery series. To be blunt, these two albums were a nightmare to finish, but well worth the effort. I had actually recorded over 3 albums worth of material in one month long session. There was quite some time from the recording phase before I had a chance to start editing. When i did start I was shocked to discover that all of the recordings were damaged, to use a non technical term. I didn't want to let the project go though, as there were some truly great performances. I'm sad to say over a third of the recordings proved unusable in the end. In between other projects spanning several years, and after much blood sweat and tears, the albums are finally finished. I have to say I am very proud of them and amazed at what I've accomplished. Even after all the mind numbing time spent listening to them during production I still really enjoy listening to the finished product. I believe this is a very odd thing for a musician. I love these CDs. I hope you do too.

Notes from the first Recovery album:
Naming this album 'Recovery' really is just a play on words, but no one seems to get that (I grin as I type). It's an album of cover songs (reCOVERy). I've been making my living playing these songs, and many more, for years now. It seemed such a shame not to have some kind of record of the way they have mutated in my hands. I didn't see much point in lush arrangements and over done production, partly because they've already been done so well that way. One thing that I can do, better than anyone else in the world, is just be me; sing the songs my way, with my voice, with my guitar playing. There is an interplay between voice and guitar that I'm still working on. A subtlety that can't be captured with multi-track recording techniques. Of course the song choices have been influenced by two main factors. What I like, and what people like. It's worked out well over these years of busking, pub and stage shows.




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