It was longer in the works than we imagined it would be, but the new album – “Outlaws and Bystanders” is finally done and submitted for mastering and pressing! Lisa (Lisa Theriot, my wife, producer and songwriting partner) and I finished the last upload to Oasis Disc Manufacturing at 3:30 am this morning (last night?). We’ve spent the last 3 days doing almost nothing but recording, mixing, listening, tweaking, and repeating all that. Just before midnight, we finally listened to the last test mix of the 12-song album and did NOT have notes for fixing something. It was done.
The songs on the album are:
1. Soldier of God
3. Robin Hood and the Beggar Knight
4. Morte d’Arthur
5. The Dragon
6. Lament of the Combat Archer
7. Dogs of War
8. Little Egypt
9. William Tell
10. Men of the Isles
11. Queen of Lilies
12. The Ride of El Cid
The album will be available on March 10th, 2014.
You CAN see a 3D rendering of the CD below. It’s pretty cool, actually.
OK, yes. It was supposed to be done last year. But then it was all emergency rooms and doctors offices and surgeries and – well, you get the idea. But this year…in fact next week(!), my new album will finally be done!
Below is a vine video I just posted of Lisa and I doing a listening session of the test mixes for 11 of the 12 songs. I know, I know. But that 12th song – “Little Egypt” – only needs music, which I will write this weekend. Lisa wrote the lyrics a year ago. In the looping video, you can see the song list for the whole album on the bottom right, if you look carefully;).
So by Sunday (it’s Friday, Feb 14th – we are having a great Valentine’s Day:)), the 12th and last song will be written, and recording will have begun. But Tuesday the album will be submitted for mastering and the manufacturing process begins so that we can have CDs (yeah, people still want those:)), by the time we leave for Mississippi. We’ll be doing a release concert there at an event called Gulf Wars (for The Society for Creative Anachronism – SCA).