iPraise – cover design

July 10, 2010

Manufacture is under way – here is a first peek of Caro Swan’s brilliant cover design

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Washington DC and Thailand

June 14, 2010

I’m writing this from Washington DC where I’ve just enjoyed a long weekend break with Sue. It’s been an exhausting couple of months work wise for both of us, so a short break before the excitement of Sophie’s wedding at the end of July really kicks in seemed a good idea! In the meanwhile, the […]

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iPraise – CD mastered – really nearly there. Time for a BBQ

May 23, 2010

The final stage before manufacturing is to get the CD mastered, and as with the past few CD’s, we’ve used Denis Blackman from Skye Mastering. He has a brilliant ear, and has mastered too many secular and christian CD’s to count. Design for the CD cover is underway, and we should be on track for […]

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Nearly there…

February 19, 2010

In the studio today with Sophie and Sarah, who are adding some great lead vocals and BV’s to a number of tracks. They have both been on FW recordings since they were small children, so it’s great to have them on this one as fine young ladies! Then Tim Boniface will add some live brass […]

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Choir sounding good!

February 7, 2010

Well, the children and teenagers did a great job. Around 30 came along to sing, and they got through 8 songs in the day, which was a brilliant effort. Just some BV’s and brass to record, then the mix can be finished. Getting close…

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Choir vocals this Saturday

January 17, 2010

One of the best bits of doing a recording is getting a children’s choir together. They add great energy to the overall sound of the songs, and make the recording accessible to children. The children’s choir will feature on around 8 out of the 12 tracks, and we’ll be recording them all day this Saturday […]

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iPraise – Jamie’s session; vocals next

December 5, 2009

Jamie Muir, regular guitarist with us on Roadshows, popped down to the studio this week to record some guitars, and from what I hear, it was a great session. Lead vocals are being recorded next week. I’ll be down on the Tuesday and Thurdsay, with Chris Juby making the trek all the way from Durham […]

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iPraise – recording underway

November 20, 2009

I’m writing this post from a beach in the Caribbean – Jamaica to be precise – where Sue, Josie and I have come for a friend’s wedding, which took place yesterday. It was a wonderful day, and a great celebration. At the same time this week, my thoughts are back in the UK and the […]

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It’s been a while…

August 16, 2009

since I posted anything – sorry! Much of this year has been spent dealing with the sudden death of my Dad in May. As sad and heavy as that has been, our current focus is now totally joyful and light – our eldest daughter, Beckie, is getting married to Matt this Saturday (22 August). Congratulations […]

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Please help me grapple with a question!

September 23, 2008

When we started the FW site, about 10 years ago, one of the first (and easiest) decisions we made was to make all of the songs available for download for free. This included MP3 files, backing tracks, lyrics, guitar chords and sheet music. As a small, relatively unknown, non-profit ministry, it seemed to me to […]

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