Albums - Live Up The Pool

  Live Up The Pool (2007)
Mainland Blues
Play in Time
We used to know
Wondering aloud
So Much Trouble
Some day the sun wont shine for you
Back to the family
To be sad is a mad way to be
1000 Peter Gunns
Living in the past
Hunt by Numbers
Jack in the Green
Critique Oblique
Dun Ringill
Serenade to a Cuckoo
Dharma for One
God rest ye merry Gentleman/Bouree
Cross Eyed Mary
New DayYesterday medley


Musicians Pat Rowbottom vocals, electric & acoustic bass guitars, percussion
  Peter Cheetham vocals, flute, tenor saxophone, acoustic guitar
  Simon Dowling electric & acoustic guitars
  Dave Slater drums, percussion, backing vocals

Recorded live at The Studio Theatre in Hartlepool,County Durham, England in July 2003.Recorded on 16 track and transferred to Adat tape.Mixed and mastered in January/February 2007 at Peter Cheetham's studio in Stockport by Pete and Pat. Engineering by Peter Cheetham. Produced by Pat Rowbottom .Album cover by Julian Homer.
All songs Ian Anderson except - 'So much trouble'[Sonny Terry/Brownie McGee] Serenade to a Cuckoo[Roland Kirk] Spirits, Matty, Jiggerypokery[PR] Elven [PR/ Chas Duncan]1000 Peter Gunns arranged by PR.

Background to this album

The double live album 'Live up the Pool' marked the band's second official live album release following on from 'Live at the Carnival' released in 2001 and it featured almost the same line up with the addition of drummer David Slater. It was recorded during the Cold Flame summer tour 2003 which concentrated mainly on festival dates with the band performing a number of Jethro Tull tribute shows in the north of England and the Midlands featuring a four piece line up minus keyboards. The concert performance at The Studio Theatre in Hartlepool, County Durham provided an opportunity to record a full concert professionally with the option of mixing the recordings at a later date using four Adat tapes that had stored these recordings. That later date proved to be well over three and a half years later. With Shipwreck Studios in Glossop unavailable at the end of 2006 due to other ongoing recording projects, the band decided instead to conduct the mixing/mastering themselves at Peter's studio base in Stockport. Work began in January 2007 with the ADAT session tapes being transferred onto Peter's studio equipment. Peter and Pat worked on all the available material. In so doing, it was discovered that the twenty minute encore finale of this particular concert featuring the Jethro Tull songs 'Minstrel in the Gallery' and 'Locomotive Breath' were missing from the session tapes and though efforts were made to locate from source, this proved impossible. Nevertheless the remaining twenty four songs were duly mixed and mastered. Most of the material on the album features the music of Jethro Tull but there are several original Cold Flame instrumentals as well. During the mixing process, there was some discussion about adding keys to the mix but it was felt more appropriate to retain the original sound as recorded in Hartlepool in 2003 as a four piece. Artist Julian Homer added ideas for the cover and the album 'Live Up the Pool' was then released in June 2007.

The double album 'Live up the Pool' is available via the band website Shop.



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