In March 2010, what was the Barents Sea went to a farm house just outside of Dundee to record a handful of tracks. 5 to be precise.
2 got remixed and can be heard on the ‘Greetings From The Devil’s Playground’ EP.
1 of the recordings still hasn’t been released at all.
The other 2 can be heard here.
"I’ve Got The Right Idea" was a song I had very early on, back in 2008. It stayed in the set for a solid 4 years. One of my favourite songs that this band had.
I’d probably blame the way these recordings were handled as the reason we don’t play it anymore. That and time.
We didn’t give ourselves enough time in the studio or have enough money to pay the engineer to mix and mix and mix. So instead we got rough mixes; planned on having Tom Mitchell (our guitarist at the time) remix them and release them properly.
Then came the moment when everyone realized they had too much on in their lives to do the band as busy as it was getting.
I had to start again, rebuild from the bottom and inbetween that I wrote another handful of new songs.
The one song that hasn’t been released and the version from this session won’t be released due to the fact we still play the song and it will be on the new release. Eventually.
SO. This leaves us with “I’ve Got The Right Idea” and “For The Record”.
For free, for you to download. Do whatever you want with them. Pay for them if you like. Or don’t.
They are now yours. Have them.