In the glory of late June/early July 2021 in England, our national football team was flying high, and RMI were lucky enough to be together in the same time and place for the first time in quite a long while, to record once again (in between football matches), this time in the wonderful surroundings of a cottage in Castleton, North Yorkshire courtesy of our wonderful and generous friends Wayne and Karen.
We were able to spend several days in leisurely fashion recording what we wanted when we wanted, and as we were staying on the premises it was a real 'getting it together in the country' situation with cups of tea in endless supply great dinners with our hosts and copious amounts of red wine and music in the later hours with no neighbours to disturb.
The weather was typically English and gave us glorious blue skies one minute and angry downpour-laden clouds the next. Both of these served their purpose and played their part in the recording and photographs. We stood a microphone out the back of the cottage to gather some authentic atmosphere while worked on new material.
One of the projects we had been asked to look at was a new session piece for old friend and Philly legend Chuck Van Zyl on Stars End on WXPN Radio to be broadcast as an exclusive for the show. What you actually hear are two pieces from different days skilfully joined together but nonetheless improvised in timeless RMI fashion and totally brand new.
It was a wonderful week !
BROADCAST DATE 10/10/21