Just back from a fantastic week at Real World studios working on tracks for the new Marillion album. It really is a stunning and inspirational place.
Simon and Toward Infinity have filmed a lot of the recording process which should give some fascinating insights into our creative process.
After ten or eleven hours of recording, it would be time to relax and the big screen would come down in the control room, so it would turn into the coolest home cinema you can imagine being in to watch a movie (Blazing Saddles & Young Frankenstein amongst others).
The only real downside to recording at Real World is the fact that it’s next to the Bristol to London intercity line so the 6 am train would wake me most days!
We felt like we filled in a lot of the missing pieces of the jigsaw over the last week with some stunning performances from everyone. Mike was overjoyed with the progress we made so now it’s back to Chateau Racket to finish what promises to be one of our best albums.
I’ve the last solo UK shows of the year coming up this weekend where I’ll be playing a 90 minute set at the Classic Rock Society awards night in Wath, Rotherham (where I was born) on Saturday the 5th March
and the final and very special (early) show at the Junction in Cambridge on Sunday the 6th March
Hope you can make it!