Four Ambient Tales Live at Hackney Road Studios

by Billie Ray Martin

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jkaFL I've just always loved this ambient album and play it around my house on a regular basis, so to have these re-recordings over 20 years later and with different instrumentation is a real treat for me! Beautiful vocals and instrumentals. Favorite track: Planet of the Blue (Mastered).
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Daniele Cassandro Billie Ray Martin's a national, no international, treasure. This new live arrangement of her classic Four Ambient tales EP is a thing of beauty. Favorite track: House of Love (Mastered).
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Ronald van Veen Just L.O.V.E. it! Favorite track: (I spent hours again) Wishing you well (Mastered).
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An imperfect live recording:
Recorded Live at Hackney Road Studios, London
10th February 2016
Piano: Roi Robertson
Pedal Steel: Steve Honest
Recording Engineer: Sophie Nicole Ellison
Mixing: BRM and Steve Honest
Mastering: Steve Honest
I'm adding both mastered and unmastered versions, as I like both.
Performed live at Hackney Road Studios, London on 10th February 2016 in front of a small audience.
Special thanks go to Steve and Roi, as well as Sophie, who put in a lot of love and dedication in preparation of this live recording. It's been a labour of love and I am grateful for their friendship and support.
This is a warts'n all recording. I hope you like it.
The classic Four Ambient Tales recording receives a fresh and long awaited interpretation in a stripped down form. Released initially in 1993 by R&S Records, it became an instant classic, not only of the genre, but in electronic music in general. Billie Ray Martin was the first artist to bring pedal steel guitar to electronic music. While on the original version the famous BJ Cole played the steel, here we have Pedal Steel meistro Steve Honest adding respectful and almost laid back steel. Roi Robertson adds minimal and heart felt piano.
Graphic design by Jacqueline Abromeit

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released February 23, 2016

Recorded Live at Hackney Road Studios, London
10th February 2016
Piano: Roi Robertson
Pedal Steel: Steve Honest
Recording Engineer: Sophie Nicole Ellison
Mixing: BRM and Steve Honest
Mastering: Steve Honest
Special thanks to everyone who came and big kisses for Roi , Steve and Sophie.

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