Latest sales figures for the group’s latest album show that 74 CDs have been sold. The majority of those sales have been made by the members of the group, but 25 are recorded as concert sales.
Singer Dave Hackett is the leading salesman of the group – having sold 12 CDs. He is followed by John Webb with 11 sales.
The sales and donations received since the album went on sale in April 2017 are nearing the overall cost of producing it.
Here is the second recording performed at the Chippenham Campus of the Wiltshire College.
The following soundtrack was recorded at the Chippenham Campus of the Wiltshire College. It features the gospel song ‘Where Could I Go But To The Lord’ and should be compared with another version of this song that appears in an earlier posting to this site.
This afternoon we attended the Wiltshire College in Chippenham to assist a few of their students with their media studies course work. We had been asked to perform a selection of songs from our repertoire to enable the student engineers to record our sounds using the recording studios at the Chippenham campus. The students later described our sound as ‘retro’ – which we took as a compliment.
Most of our group were able to help with today’s recording session. We were greeted at the college by Ann – the daughter of singer Roger Whitehouse. She is employed by the college and she stayed with us throughout our visit. After registering at the college’s reception we were escorted to the top floor and shown around the recording suite of rooms. For the recordings we decided to configure ourselves in the circular arrangement used for rehearsals as this would allow us to hear one another.
We played through a few songs to enable the student engineers and studio manager (Vince) to check the microphone positions and sound levels, and then we made an initial recording. This was liked by the recording engineers, and so we then went through a further seven songs – finishing with ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’.
Vince then played back a couple of the recordings. He explained how the recordings would be uploaded to a central computer server, and then each student would download their own copy for them to customise their own mix of the different music channels – and they may wish to add other instruments to enhance the sounds, e.g. bass guitar.
Three of the recorded songs feature on our latest ‘Golden Tracks’ CD, and we promised to provide a copy of that CD to the college to allow them to compare their efforts with the released versions. Vince stated his intention to provide us with a copy of their recordings.
Another student took photographs during the session in order to advertise the event throughout the college, and we hope to publish some of these in a later posting on this BLOG
We very much enjoyed ourselves today, and there is a possibility that we could use these recording facilities at some time in the near future for our next album.
The planned recording session at the Wiltshire College had to be rearranged due to problems at the college with the original date.
The session will go ahead this coming Friday 26th May 2017.
We will use our rehearsals on Wednesday 24th May 2017 to decide which three songs to select for the recording session.
The group have been invited to assist the students at Wiltshire College, Chippenhan with their course work.
On Friday 19th May 2017 the singers will go to the recording studio at the college and will perform a few of the songs from their repertoire. As part of the students curriculum they need to learn how to record different music genre. Our group will present a unique opportunity for the students as they would normally record only rock music.
We are preforming for the benefit of the college and we do not expect to release any of the material that is recorded.
The value of sales of our latest album has now recovered 50% of the production costs.
Comments received following those sales have been very complementary, with some saying it is our best album.
Sales of the latest album have been going very well over the first two weeks of its release.
We have recorded 39 sales with an income of £186; some money is owed from a few of the sales via members of the group.
In addition, each singer has received a complementary copy – which means that 50 CDs are in the public domain out of the 150 CDs created from the first production run.
The duplication firm Disc Jugglers of Hastings has produced the ordered copies of our latest recording ‘Golden Tracks’, and delivery is expected in the morning of Thursday 6th March 2017.
The Music Workshop have produced the master copy of the recorded songs – together with the album artwork. The material will be posted to the group on Friday 31st March 2017.
Here is the artwork for the wallet:-
And here is the artwork that will appear in the centre of the CD:-