Revisitations

by My Autumn Empire

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Blue Coat 03:32
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Andrew 03:08
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Sleeves 03:50
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about

In 2014, I released the third My Autumn Empire album ‘The Visitation’. I hadn’t necessarily planned on making the follow up to ‘II’ quite so soon but, as epic45 continued to be dormant and Rob busied himself with Field Harmonics, I had nothing else to do so thought ‘why not?’.

I decided I’d continue the ‘classic pop’ sounds I’d explored on ‘II’ and ramp it up a bit more, adding more layers of synths and harmonies and a general upping of the production standards. I still don’t think I went far enough to be honest. Anyway, for the album’s release, I re-recorded a few of the songs for a bonus disc entitled ‘Revisitations’, playing and recording songs, that had originally taken me months to complete, in a single afternoon. In many ways, I prefer these versions.

The first five songs here are from that original release and the following two are ones I didn’t think fitted at the time (not sure why, listening back). The Blue Coat version at the end is all played live on a piano module linked to a Korg synth. I had an idea I could maybe do an entire gig with just me and a piano (and synth) but, in the end, bottled it. It’s not like I can play the piano very well anyway.

Hope you enjoy & thanks for the continued support.

Ben

credits

released December 2, 2022

Song 5 originally on the album ‘The Village Compass’ 2010
Songs 1 & 4 originally on the album ‘II’ 2012
Songs 2, 3, 6, 7 & 8 originally on the album ‘The Visitation 2014

All music written, performed, recorded and produced by Ben Holton.
Mastered (beautifully) by Mike Rowley, November 2022

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Wayside & Woodland Recordings England, UK

Wayside & Woodland Recordings was founded by Ben Holton and Rob Glover, and is based in South Staffordshire & The West Midlands.

The home label of epic45, Birds in the Brickwork, The Toy LIbrary, My Autumn Empire, Charles Vaughan and The Balloonist

And has released works by E.L. Heath, Component#4, Richard Youngs, Oliver Cherer, They Go Boom and Mark Van Hoen.
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