Label: Columbia - COL 483951 2 • Format: CD Compilation • Genre: Rock, Pop •
Acoustic and Pure: Live is a live acoustic album by English songwriter and musician Steve Harleyreleased in The album features ex-Cockney Rebel guitarist Jim Creganwhile certain tracks also include other members of Cockney Rebel.
DuringHarley made plans for an extensive acoustic tour that autumn, which saw him being accompanied by the ex-Cockney Rebel guitarist Jim Cregan. This was the first time Cregan toured with Harley sinceafter he left Cockney Rebel to join Rod Stewart 's touring band. Harley and Cregan settled on a set-list of approximately twenty-five songs each night for the tour. It was also announced that at a small handful of venues, Harley and Genocide - The Offspring - Nitro would be joined by members of the current Cockney Rebel line-up, including Barry Wickens and James Lascelles.
Speaking of the upcoming tour in a September diary entry for his official website, Harley announced that a live album would be released from the tour: "We're going to record most of the shows, then cull the best takes to compile an album.
You'll be on a record! Provided you buy a ticket! He later announced in October that he hoped to have the album released a few days after the tour's final show. He commented that the album would be a "first-rate reproduction of this tour". In latewith the tour ongoing, the album was made available as a pre-order.
It was mastered by Clive at Audio Edit Productions. Originally, the album's pre-orders were due to be dispatched before the end of the year. However, the album's release was delayed by a few weeks due to unforeseen printing issues over the CD's sleeve. Harley and his team had rejected the first two test prints from the printing company, and settled on the third. Commenting on its impending release in a January diary entry, Harley Daydream - Man Doki Soulmates - Thank You!
- Essentials 1992-2010 "I can only hope then that those who have bought it will be satisfied. We played 22 to 25 tracks each night, on a single CD 13 including the chat was ample. Someone had to decide and it was me.
Because it is my record. Acoustic and Pure: Live was released in early Featuring thirteen tracks, the album used performances from various recorded concerts on the tour.
It's gratifying to hear the comments made to the Guestbook on Up In The Sky (Acoustic) - Various - Pure Acoustic site. We loved that tour and really wanted to put out a record that truly reflected its atmosphere.
Jim and I are real musicians, not machines or pre-programmed red-coats miming to a backing-track. And Live means Live. My dear friend, the masterful Matt Butler, did a fine job of mixing and cross-fading and correcting little technical nuisances. In a interview with the Up In The Sky (Acoustic) - Various - Pure Acoustic music magazine Perfect Sound Foreverhe admitted: "I was so fed up with it being absolutely everywhere on everything that's released by me.
Acoustic and Pure: Live features "The Last Feast" as its closing track, which was the song's first appearance on an album. It was included as an "un-retouched mini-disc recording". Colin Cotter for 3BC handled the album's manufacturing. It was made available for purchase on Harley's official website, by postal order and at Harley's and Cockney Rebel's concerts only. However, these plans never materialised, and inHarley would release the new live album Anytime!
A Live Set. As Various - Operatic Orchestral Favourites on the album's front cover, Marshwood Magazine had stated: "Compelling. An authentic voice in a synthetic age. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Steve Harley with Jim Cregan and guests. Archived from the original on 4 March Retrieved 26 July Rate Up In The Sky (Acoustic) - Various - Pure Acoustic Music.
Retrieved 13 January Archived from the original on 15 December The Impression of Being Relaxed. Steve Harley. Comeuppance Discs. CS1 maint: others link Accessed on 26 July Retrieved 22 May The Human Menagerie The Psychomodo Soft " " Tumbling Down ".