Fans, this is what we have been waiting for. A late summer’s dream come true. Grab the first disc at the link below.
I’ll let Adam’s Band Camp page describe it:
All Happening Now is 36 songs, requested by 31 people and recorded in 30 days by Adam Franklin in July 2013 as part of an exclusive recordings project.
Mostly from his back catalogue – Swervedriver, Toshack Highway, Magnetic Morning and Bolts of Melody and solo tunes – there were also three random requests from the year 1967 as a “wildcard” option which he had to honour: luckily he loved the Hendrix tune and approved of the Buffalo Springfield and Frankie Valli requests – “I managed to dodge the Engelbert Humperdink bullet, although our guitar tech Duncan cannily made me record 1967’s ‘The Laughing Gnome’ for him in exchange for fixing a wah wah pedal. This track will sadly remain in the vaults.”
So after requests to make the whole set available, it finally is. The 31 original benefactors receive the whole set for free (apart from Duncan) and the rest of you can either listen to it endlessly on your computers via Bandcamp or purchase it from there and iTunes – but really, you want to buy it of course. (The cover versions are free.) The 36 tracks break down into three sets of 12 songs so disc one is available here now and discs two and three will be available from August 11th and August 18th respectively.
Muses Franklin: “The title ‘All Happening Now’ was suggested by Samuel Lapalme-Remis and it really was all happening last July – I didn’t have too long to spend on each number and so the recordings had to be pretty spontaneous. I have allowed myself the luxury of re-mixing and retouching the tracks here and there in the interim, meaning that a certain number of the original recordings people received remain absolutely exclusive. There has been no additional recording however, just some drum tracks re-programmed and things nudged around”
Thanks to Ben Poore, Iain Blatherwick, Michael Faust, Meredith Puljung, Samuel Lapalme-Remis, Nick Ilott, Karl MacRae, Anna Smolinska, Anthony Seeley, Stephen Cross, Marie Cronin, Trevor Ydreos, Andy Barksdale, Fahmi Hosain, Geoff Calhoun, Peter Horvath, Jason Newberry, Whitney Profitt, Jeff Birgbauer, Colin Cherot, Brad Knox, Christian Santos, David Weislogel, Brandon Dudley, Rob Hobson, Greg Witt, Jim McDermott, Julien Hottinger, Daniel Johnson, Tom Kennedy, Ken Scott and Brad Sears.
Adam just sent an email to all in the 35 song custom recording group. Our hope of these songs coming out as a digital release seems to be becoming real. In his words:
OMG a fan’s dream come true. As I understand it you get the new album Black Horses and any song from Adam’s back catalog recorded specially for you. Get on this now.
Ahead of the release of the new album Black Horses on July 16th we have an amazing special offer – 30 personally signed CD copies in digipaks are available for purchase here.
HERE’S THE TWIST THOUGH: For just 25 English pounds (plus p&p)*, not only do you receive a physical copy of this wonderful-sounding album in tastefully-packaged, digipak artefact form via your friendly postman, but ALSO you will receive via email, an exclusive wav or mp3 file of Adam playing a new version of a song OF YOUR CHOICE from his back catalogue, recorded SPECIALLY FOR YOU to listen to at your leisure and OWN exclusively forever!
Yes, own! Just think.. If you never, ever upload it to the internet it’s yours and yours alone, forever!! You can tantalise dinner party guests with snippets of it before placing your iPod back down your pants for safe keeping. Or imagine subtly slipping it into the playlist on a road-trip -you’ll be the envy of all your friends! Plus you can barter with them when they want you to play it again – a bottle of beer here, getting to ride shotgun for the next 50 miles there.. Frankly, your social standing is gonna go up overnight.**
Each recording will be lovingly prepared and executed – no lazy cast-offs – plus Adam will even take onboard stylistic recommendations (although to be honest he’ll probably just do it in whichever style feels right at the time).
But which song would you choose? A slowed-down, brooding psychedelic rendition of Laze It Up JUST FOR YOU? Ramonesland re-imagined as a Ramones song FOR YOUR MUM? Or perhaps even a ridiculously hardcore interpretation of Rave Down FOR YOUR LITTLE BROTHER!
All you have to do upon purchasing is send a message with the name of the song you wish to OWN, your email address and your mailing address plus please state wav or mp3 preference. Album download will be immediate, CDs and exclusive song allow for a week.
*The price of this offer is set at £25 and post and packing is £3.50 so as this Bandcamp account is set up in US dollars, full inclusive price is set at $42.
**What you do with your exclusive track is up to you of course.
(For an extra £25 Adam will cover any song you choose, as long as it’s from the year 1967 – FOR YOUR DAD! probably).
Further enquiries feel free to email: