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Posted: Oct. 14 2014, 18:46

Phil Spalding has published a detailed article about the recording of Crises and Moonlight Shadow in which he played bass, and the influence Mike had on him.
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Posted: Oct. 15 2014, 17:20

What a wonderful article and insight into the recording of one of my favorite albums.  Thank you for sharing Phil.
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Posted: Oct. 18 2014, 05:42

And thanks, Olivier, for the link as well.  Parts of Crises are an assault on the senses - seems like it must have affected the sense of smell as well... Naughty boys!

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Posted: Oct. 18 2014, 15:30

I love Phil Spalding's honesty. You can tell he is not seeing the past with rose tinted glasses.
I find it especially interesting that he mentions that Mike insisted in fewer takes than the musicians involved would have liked, prefering spontaneous verions of the tracks. I think that shows on the albums. Lots of little odd things left in which are propably mistake or indecisions from the players involved.
On QE2 he had a producer and you can spot the difference.


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Posted: Oct. 19 2014, 15:42

Great article. Phil has some really complimentary things to say about Mike - it's quite touching and so nice to hear such a genuine and honest appraisal.

Didn't Mike say that "Moonshine" from MOTR was inspired by  time spent with Phil, sipping whiskey from a hip-flask on the west coast of Ireland? Seems they spent some memorable times in each other's company.
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