Saturday, December 6, 2008

Slider - Project 1 (1986)

Slider was the first collaborative recording project between Pat and Daniel Brooks. It was recorded on a Fostex X-15 4-Track cassette recorder. There are actually three different groups of recordings; the first group are completely solo recordings by Pat, another are solo recordings by Daniel and the third are true collaborations. This last group of recordings were achieved by passing the recorder from one to the other and then back, building up to a finished product. Pat enlisted the keyboard skills of one "Ninja" Bob Lapp to
flesh out some of the songs.

The final results are a pleasant listen and not bad for a freshman effort. Daniel has re-recorded many of his songs over the years usually with better results or at least better sound quality, although the version of "Two for the Love of One" here remains the definitive version despite the low recording quality.

The Bonus tracks are all from around the period when the album was recorded. Mostly ideas that went no further (Trowerrip, Floydianbass) or Accidental oddities (Kids Fight Back).

Slider - Project 1

A Short Prayer*
Misty Morning Sunrise*
Piece of Mind+
Strong Emotion+
To Be One With The King*
Walking With The Dead*
Two For The Love Of One-
I Remember Sara+
Alone At Last+
All In Time+
A Short Prayer (Reprise)*

Bonus Tracks

Kids Fight Back*
Guitar Mayhem*

Pat Brooks - Guitars, Vocals, Bass
Daniel Brooks - Guitars, Vocals, Bass

Saxon Brooks - Vocal on Strong Emotion
"Ninja" Bob Lapp - Keyboards on A Short Prayer, Misty Morning Sunrise, Two For The Love Of One, Alone At Last

* Written by Pat Brooks
+ Written By Daniel Brooks
- Written by Daniel Maytum/Daniel Brooks


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