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Steve Winwood's near distaster story on "Arc of a Diver"?

Postby thomasvandenabeele » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:53 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for a story I once read about how Steve Winwood recorded all of his amazing album "Arc of a Diver" with completely wrong equalising, nearly ruining the whole studio session recordings. But I can't seem to find any info online - I Googled and Wiki'd myself to sleep already.

Does anybody know any more about this, or know where to find more info about this?

Thanks,
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Re: Steve Winwood's near distaster story on "Arc of a Diver"?

Postby CS70 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:30 pm

It seems he had accidentally wiped off the drums from a the first twenty bars of "While you see a chance" by virtue of pushing a "record" button inadvertently while doing a vocal take. It was on tape and there was no way of undoing it.

He tried to patch new drums in but never managed to make them sound right, so when delivery date came he decided to leave drums and vocal off from these bars, and that's why the song starts the way it does.
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