The Rising Tide
This set contains various recordings of the developing material for the album Last Night On Earth. My interest in presenting them here – in some cases in multiple variations – has to do with the nature of much of this material, which began on acoustic guitars at home and, with The Dust’s help, developed in the studio as vehicles for instrumental interplay unlike those on Between The Times And The Tides. While the album itself collects ‘definitive’ recorded performances of these tunes, I found upon reviewing the work tapes that I enjoyed the variations present in many of these alternate takes – roads not taken – which accrued across many months of rehearsals in the studio. My hope is that these songs will continue to expand further in all sorts of ways as we play them live. In any case I hope you enjoy listening to them.
This set is pressed in an edition of 1000 copies with the intent of being sold exclusively at live shows, although some copies are available at the SY web-store site, and at Matador’s site as well.