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Wonderful Winter Wonderland

November 16th, 2018

WonderfulWinter

This ‘spliced take special’ is another winner in the great series, and needs no further introduction, but one thing the producers do want to mention is the newly created ‘harmony’ version of The Wonderful World Of Christmas. Although there are no outtakes available, the CMT team have managed to make a very different sounding track where even the vocal ending is far different than the master take. Also just wait until you hear the newly overdubbed version of Merry Christmas, Baby, which has been re-created from three different overdub versions.

All the other tracks are spliced very well, with longer intro’s and great edits.

Tracklisting…

O Come, All Ye Faithful (Spliced take 2 – Alternate edit) / The First Noel (Spliced dubbed / Overdubbed) / On A Snowy Christmas Night (Spliced dubbed / Overdubbed / Winter Wonderland (Alternate Master) / The Wonderful World of Christmas (Spliced ‘Harmony’ master) / It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Spliced takes 4, 5, 6 & 5) / I’ll Be Home on Christmas Day (Spliced takes 2 & 3) / If I Get Home On Christmas Day (FS Spliced takes 1, 3, 1 & 3) / Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (Spliced takes 6, 8 & 3) / Merry Christmas, Baby (Spliced overdubbed master) / Silver Bells (Spliced Rehearsal / Take 1) / I’ll Be Home on Christmas Day (Remake – Spliced takes 1, 1 & 2)

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Stax Power

November 16th, 2018

StaxPower

CMT stays close to their ‘Spliced Take’ concept on this new release, although this is an album which stands on its own. All tracks on this fantastic 2xCD set are from the Stax sessions.

While editing this album they have made all the songs ‘blending in’ so you will get the feeling of actually being at the session with no pauses. Rehearsals go straight into the songs, and there are some funny portions mixed in.

One of the highlights is a breathtaking version of Sweet Angeline, which has a longer intro and an instrumental break featuring Kathy Westmoreland. Other must-have tracks are Just A Little Bit (with a longer intro), I Got A Feeling In My Body and It’s Midnight with a great new ending.

If you liked the previous CMT releases, you will love this one, and it’s guaranteed not leave your CD player until well into 2019.

Tracklisting…

CD1: July 1973: You Don’t Come Back (Spliced takes 1, 2 & 5) / It’s Different Now (Rehearsal) / Three Corn Patches (Spliced takes 5, 6 &10) / Take Good Care of Her (FS Take 3a) / Find Out What’s Happening (Spliced take 1, 2, 4 & 5) / I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby (Spliced takes 6, 7, 11, 14 & 11) / Just A Little Bit (Spliced takes 1 & 2) / Raised On Rock (Take 10 – rough mix) / For Ole Time Sake (Spliced takes 6 & 4) / Girl of Mine (Spliced take 1 & 6) / Sweet Angeline (Alternate Master) / I Miss You (Spliced takes 12 & 10) / Are You Sincere (Spliced takes 2 & 1). September 1973: Good, Bad But Beautiful (Instrumental track) / Colour My Rainbow (Instrumental track) / The Wonders You Perform (Instrumental track)

CD2: December 1973: I’ve Got A Feeling in My Body (Spliced takes 1 & 4) / It’s Midnight (Spliced takes 7, 11, 9 & 9) / You Asked Me To (Spliced takes 1, 2A, 3B, 2A & 3B) / If You Talk In Your Sleep (Spliced takes 5 & 6) / Mr. Songman (Spliced takes 3, 5 & 2) / Thinking About You (Spliced take 4 / rehearsal) / Love Song Of The Year (Spliced takes 6 & 7) / Help Me (FS Take 1) / My Boy (Spliced takes 1 & 2) / Loving Arms (Spliced take 2 / rehearsal) / Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues (Spliced takes 4 & 6) / Talk About The Good Times (Spliced takes 1, 2 & 3) / Promised Land (Spliced takes 3, 4 & 5) / Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming (Spliced takes 8 & 10) / There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Spliced takes 5, 3 & 8) / If That Isn’t Love (Spliced takes 6 & 7) / Spanish Eyes Spliced takes 3 & 2) / She Wears My Ring (Spliced funny portions / Take 8 )

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