Hi all,MRB wrote:http://teamrock.com/feature/2017-10-03/ ... e-survivorChris recorded his parts of the album in his home studio !!
He recorded his parts here, in his home studio. “They have to drag albums off me,” he says. “If you’re not careful, you just polish. And that’s a weakness of mine."
and right after he talks about polishing, well that is clearly happening when you don't record with the band in the studio with the outside producer!
just read the entire interview in Novermber's Classic Rock, snippet of which was previously available on TeamRock website. I liked the way in which this interview is taken but not what Chris is saying. He is still not very sincere, in my opinion. He blames other people of doing wrong things while he himslef keeps doing the same things. I don't like that at all. And there are 2 important and not pleasant things I've learnt from this interview:
1) his manager is still the notorious John Knowles
2) he is still not in peace with his commercial times with Magnet/Warner so I can hardly persuade him or his manager to do reissues as I planned to. Even considering that, in fact, he is not sincere and actually doing commercial things, though putting them as if they were not (Jazzee Blue label instead of actual BMG, doing the hits for German big venues and all this crap). The 40th anniversary Benny Santini reissue and 30th anniversary Road to Hell could have been great project for 2018-19, I even planned a professional 3D presentation of such products, but now I see no sense in that, since Chris definiltely still sticks to his Jazzee Blue label and BMG is just an aid for distribution, which was already pretty obvious before, with all the same old stuff we have been seeing for the last 10 years, at least.
I got confirmation from the promoter that I shall get my free tickets, but no luck at all with anything more, like meet with CR team unofficially or an interview. I do not think I could get into arena for the soundcheck without advance agreement from the promoting authorities, since here in Russia they keep everything locked up tight, just in case. My friend was going to get though inside the arena but I have no idea now how can he manage to do that. I am working at daytime on the gig day and since there is no clear sign of unofficial meeting possibility, I will only go for the gig itself. To be honest, I am much frustrated and devastated about that and not very happy about coming for the gig. I will just use my free tickets and enjoy the live music but nothing more than that. It is now clear I have to talk to Warner Music for reissues, as I originally planned to. But again, how to get to them, I do not know at all...