- Release date:
- Sep 21, 2010
- Engine Company Records
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Available Light is the debut EP by James McCartney. The EP was produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney, and released on 21 September 2010.
McCartney commented, “The music was inspired by The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, PJ Harvey, Radiohead – and all good music. It is basically rock n’ roll, clean sounding and vocal. The words on the album refer to spirituality, love, family, trying to sort out one’s life, and many other things.” Tracks from the EP were previewed when McCartney toured the UK for the first time in February and March 2010.
From Engine Company Records:
James McCartney’s new music is the result of working on and off in the studio for over two years. He played most of the instruments, including bass, guitars, and piano—and of course, he sings.
Available Light was recorded at Hog Hill Mill Studios in Sussex, Abbey Road Studios in London, and SeeSquared Studios and Avatar Studios in New York.
There were two main phases to the recordings.
Initially, the recordings were done with James playing most of the instruments, with Shawn Pelton on drums and Steven Isserlis on cello. James put a band together partway through those sessions, which included two members of The Dead 60s—Charlie Turner on bass and Bryan Johnson on drums—and Steve Bayley on guitar and keyboards. After much rehearsing and a couple of UK tours, the band went into Abbey Road to re-record some of the tracks, along with several songs that hadn’t been previously recorded.
Available Light was produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney, and mixed by David Kahne.
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