So today is Day One of what is going to be a very involved, but very exciting project.
My band, The Caulden Road, will be completely re-recording my first EP, Taking Leave, and my debut album, Erase This, in their entirety.
The new resulting double album will be called Reimagined, as our vision is to not just re-record the songs as they existed on the original releases, but rather to completely reimagine the songs - writing new music, a few new lyrics - exploring each individual track from a new perspective.
Above is a preview (not the final mix or mastering) of the opening track, “Just A Boy”. We recorded this over the last few weeks as a proof-of-concept, to see if we could, in fact, create something completely new inspired by the old material. And I think we rocked it.
Taking Leave is no longer available from DFTBA, and the original Erase This won’t be reprinted should the most recent printing sell out… so I’m very much looking forward to what is to come out of these new recording sessions.
Hope you guys like the new track! I’ll be sharing a lot more about this project as it evolves from an idea in to a real Thing over the next few months.