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Episode 50: A New Hope

by Steve Lawson

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    Vol 3 of the Listening Party series was another amazing evening. Thanks to everyone who came to listen to and talk about Rick. It was really special. The next one in the series is for Episode 50: A New Hope. This sprawling, cosmic ambient album has been remastered and the new version will be uploaded just before the listening party so we get to experience the wide-screen version together! It's an album that marked the end of an extraordinary, at times terrifying year, as well as the landmark of turning 50. So lots to talk about, right? PLEASE click the RSVP button in the link, so you'll get the reminders ahead of the session and I'll know the size of virtual venue I need to book to fit everyone in. See you Friday (back to 8.30pm, thanks to my teaching schedule!)


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Reverence 13:43


Turning 50 after 5 months of chemo to try and get rid of Lymphoma was a milestone rich with symbolism and all the feels. Especially having just had such good news about the success of the chemo. So here we have the soundtrack to that milestone. Episode 50: A New Hope. There's so much hope in my life right now, so many things are looking up, looking forward. Exciting possibilities for the new year. But it's important to pause and be grateful. I didn't do anything to get me here. I'm grateful to the NHS for the care I received, grateful to those who cared for me so deeply while I was ill.

I can hear all those things in the music, I'm very interested to hear what you hear in there too.


released January 4, 2023

Played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Steve at LawSound 2 Studios, Jan 4th 2023.

Bass: Elrick SLC fretted
Sounds: MOD Audio DuoX, Korg KP Mini, Becos CompIQ, Nordstrand Starlifter Preamp.
Keith McMillen K-Mix, Dunlop Strings, Latchlake slide.
Recorded into Reaper, mixed and mastered with Blue Cat and Izotope plugins.




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