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2018 continues to present unwelcome surprises, the latest being a bout of ill health (phlebitis then a wry neck) which has resulted in the release date for ‘Stranger Days’ being pushed back to 27th July 2018. Doubly disappointing because it means it wont be ready for E-Scape 2018 on 2nd June. That’s life though and in the scheme of things, I guess it’s not a disaster, but my apologies to those fans who have pre-ordered ‘Stranger Days’ and expected to get the album at E-Scape.
It appears I must take better care of myself though, as apparently, I’m not getting any younger. Hmmm, and it was always my intention to live forever – or die trying – I think I’m still on track!
So, ‘Stranger Days’.….as with so many musical projects, it has taken on a life of its own, developing into an epic 2 CD set of new and reworked music from my back catalogue. And the likelihood is that there will also be some additional bonus material available on a 3rd download volume. More on that soon, but be forewarned that if you prefer the music on CD, remember to order the ‘CD plus download’ option if you want the bonus music, because it will only be available to download! But like I said, more on that in a later post. For the moment the full 2 CD is just about complete aside from some final edits on the title tracks last 4 parts.
That said, the full track listing for the ‘Stranger Days’ double CD is now online, and I thought fans might like to hear a little background information about ‘Stranger Days’, how it developed and just a general insight into the album from me, with a few musical extracts thrown in. So please click on the preview link for that.
In other news, the ‘Walking With Ghosts’ remix ep was released though iTunes over the weekend. It contains 3 remixes of the ‘Walking with Ghosts’ theme by DJ Mass, (Dave Massey) plus the new ‘Fantasy’ version from ‘Stranger Days’.
Also released on iTunes was the single ‘ReConnected‘, taken from ‘Stranger Days’.
The ep and single are available to download from www.admusicshop.com and there will be a special CDr EP available for a limited period containing the ‘Walking With Ghosts‘ remixes, the ‘ReConnected’ single and the ‘Stranger Days’ Preview.
Okay, so yeah, as usual I’m way behind schedule. But better late than never, here is link to the AD Music page for sound bites for CD1 of the forthcoming double CD ‘Stranger Days’.
Sound bites for CD 2 will follow in the next few weeks……………..
I’ll blog some information on the tracks for CD1 during the next week or so…….
Surprise and welcome news today from Winfried Wiesrecker in Germany that there is a BlueRay DVD of the ‘David Wright & Carys Schwingungen-Party-Concert’ performance from the 2017 Schwingungen Garden Party on the way to us! We also multitrack recorded the concert so I’m very optimistic that we can put together a nice BlueRay DVD for future release. Well done and thanks Winfried!
‘Stranger Days’ is well on the way to completion and will be ready for June release. An official release date will be announced very soon, but it will almost certainly be 1st June 2018 and therefore, available at E-Scape 2018 on 2nd June.
So what’s on Stranger Days? Well, its a CD double, mainly new music and studio re-workings of some live music performed over recent years. The title track is an 8 part 35 minute synth epic, very Tangerine Dream/Klaus Schulze inspired, lots of sequences and synth leads, atmospherics and a very late 70’s early 80’s feel. Sound bites will be online in the next week.
Then there are some re-imagings of older tracks, like Glass Mountains, a virtually new track that we’ve renamed ‘Beyond Glass Mountains’ and features Carys. There is an earlier mix of this track on the forthcoming Schallwelle compilation. The ‘Stranger Days’ version is quite different again.
There are some other new tracks plus there will be some music from the David Wright & Carys concert with Ron Boots, Frank Dorittke and Stephan Whitlan earlier this year, which was recorded and did feature some pretty good music.
Anyway, apologies to fans for the delay in the release of Stranger Days’, but hey, my albums are always late, right!?
But for today, back to the studio and working with Carys on her solo album ‘A Different Kind of Normal’.
More updates to follow.
Its been quite a while since I last did a blog post, things have been that hectic!
2017 was a good year – a number of David Wright & Carys concerts in the UK, Holland, Germany and Norway promoting our album Prophecy. Then there was the E-Live concert with Code Indigo – 2 nights with Tangerine Dream, a great experience.
2018 started off with a concert in The Netherlands, where Carys and I performed despite having a flu bug, which lasted virtually the whole month.
The main focus has been working on the new Carys solo album, ‘A Different Kind of Normal’ scheduled for April 30th release.
There is also work being done on my new album ‘Stranger Days’ which will be released in May.
And of course rehearsal soon for Code Indigo’s final ever performance at E-Scape on 2nd June.
Later in the year there will be more concerts, mainly UK this year – details to follow.