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||Posted: Nov. 27 2012, 15:51
|Quote (Nezzico @ Nov. 24 2012, 11:34)|
|One important aspect , is the question, how much Mike was really involved in the whole thing. It would be great, if he has recorded additional guitar parts for it.|
I'm sure there'll be more from Mike and Torsten soon about this, but I can give at least a bit of background on the whole thing, because Torsten was quite keen to explain it to me.
Torsten had originally wanted to get Mike to guest on one of his tracks (which is the path that led to Islanders). One of his contacts in Berlin mentioned that Mike was living in the Bahamas and suggested he should go and visit. The pair of them hit it off and, at some point, Mike revealed that he'd always wanted to work with someone on some club mixes where he could have more creative control and where more of his original ideas would be used (as opposed to the approach of some remixers where they keep one tiny little part and build up a totally unrelated track out of it).
So, according to Torsten, Mike's been involved very closely - including playing some new guitar parts. There's a slightly sad story behind some of that, as Let There Be Light needed new guitar parts because the original multitrack tape has been lost (anyone who'd been hoping for a 5.1 remix of The Songs of Distant Earth at some point is unfortunately out of luck). I get the sense that the Torsten's been a big driving force behind the project (partly the reason why it's not being released on Mercury/Universal - he persuaded them to license the rights to him), but Mike is definitely across everything and has done more than just hand over the master tapes and say "Here you go, have fun".
The proof is ultimately in the pudding, of course!