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Roads to Siam
rockin' Tudor stylee

Now I'm REALLY with the band

A few pics from the latest Somewhere recording session, this time for our film 'Living with the Tudors' - we got most of the Bata-ville band back together to record some tracks for Tim Olden's soundtrack. They were given the tricky job of replacing two tracks we had used to placehold in the film while we cut - The Shirelles ' Going to the Chapel' and something dark by Sonic Youth - with something appropriate yet slightly Tudor-y. Undeterred by this ludicrous proposal, we spent what was for me an elucidating weekend sprinting through three tracks with sound engineer Kenny MacLeod who also works at the CCA, so knew both how to get some sense out of both musicians and artists.
'Roads to Siam' are mostly my two brothers Mark & Sean, with Chris Grove and Terry Nelson. We recorded at Chem19 studios outside Glasgow where I was secretly thrilled to read that Teenage Fanclub and Malcolm Middleton had also recorded. We were later joined by the lovely Gaelic choristers (pictured) Emma Deans, Rachael Deans & Kirsty Paterson for some high-pitched la-la ing which I ineptly directed and joined in on, rather flatly I fear.
Thanks to everyone for their work....

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