Thought I’d share this with you. About ten days ago, Natalie Phillips came into work to record a couple of songs. On this particular day, I in particular, was faced with a challenge. This had to be a very quick session. Natalie was coming in for 2 and I had a meeting, that I couldn’t get out of, at 3. Plus I couldn’t be late, as I was late for the last one, because I had been recording a session that ran over.
Natalie arrived a little after 2, and myself and Phil Maltz (camera and lights) set up. I had a problem, there seemed to be something wrong with every cable I picked up. After costing myself an extra 5/10 minutes going through cables, I literally had 20 minutes to get two songs recorded. After a very quick soundcheck, literally a verse and a chorus of one song, we went for a take. Against time, every second counts and as the song was just kicking in, the guitar player stopped ‘Sorry, I made a mistake’. Trying to remain calm, it’s now 15 minutes to meeting time. We started again and flew beautifully through one track. Then Natalie asked ‘Do we have time for another?’
One take, ‘Silent Tears’ was filmed and recorded and I have 5 minutes to spare before the meeting. Great performance from Natalie too.