Podcast Episode 18 Q5. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum

Three Live Performances. Episode 18 of Live from the InSync Asylum!

Welcome to Episode 18 of my podcast.  Let me take you on a tour of over 40 years of words and music, Live from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This episode features tracks written by Tony Joe White and Jackie DeShannon, as well as live performances of ‘The Present’, ‘When You Tell Me You Love Me’ and ‘Civilized Man’. 

The Present | Live From the inSync Asylum 6-2-2020. I wrote this song in the fall of 1981. I was 23 years old. It was originally recorded in ’81 on a collection of songs called ‘Metallic Scorn’ . The backing track for this live version is from around August 1986, and from what I can tell never finished. I added drums and strat the other day, but kept the synth bass and jangly electric parts from ’86. I was 28 years old at the time.

When You Tell Me You Love Me | Live From the inSync Asylum 6-13-2020. The 14th date on my ‘No Rhyme or Reason Tour’. This was the lead off track to my most recent album of original music, 2018’s ‘Blue Tattoo‘. It was a pretty dark album, as it was recorded as I turned 60. You can read more about it here. The backing track for this was from the stripped mix released in 2019, and stripped even further. I added new percussion loops at the end, plus the live vocal and acoustic.

Civilized Man | Live From the inSync Asylum 6-2-2020. I wrote this song summer of 1987. I was 29 years old. It was originally recorded in ’87 on a collection of songs called ‘No Poetry Allowed’ (unreleased, but remains one of my favorties) . The backing track for this live version is from that time frame, and recorded on a Tascam 38 on half inch tape. Very little remains in this live version – a little bit of one keyboard track. Other than that, I added drums; guitars, bass, b vox and a little keys the past couple days.

Also included are tracks from my recent album Magic Moon, Wheelhouse and And We Dream, as well as the stories behind them. Music not available anywhere else!

Click here to view the The Present video.

Click here for the video of the live in studio performance of When You Tell Me You Love Me Live. Rember to subscribe to my channel!

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Podcast Episode 17 Q4. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum

Three Live Performances and some unreleased music from the archives. Episode 17 of Live from the InSync Asylum!

Welcome to Episode 17 of my podcast.  Let me take you on a tour of over 40 years of words and music, Live from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This episode features two unreleased tracks from the archives, as well as live performances of ‘I Can’t Get Along Without Her’, ‘Two Grey Rooms’ and ‘Embrace the Night’. 

I wrote I Can’t Get Along Without Her in 1992. It was originally released in ’93 on my ‘And We Dream’ album. There’s a 2007 version on my YouTube channel you may want to check out too. I first attempted this acoustic version in 2014, and tweaked that to use for the backing track. It’s one of the few songs I’ve played Cajón on.

I recorded the album ‘Wheelhouse‘ in 2016, featuring my favorite songs by artists that have influenced me. Two Grey Rooms by Joni Mitchell was an easy choice, as I’d loved it since first hearing in on her 1991 album ‘Night Ride Home’. I tweaked and stripped down the Wheelhouse track to use as backing, and did a live vocal with guitar. Love Joni Mitchell. Sending all the best to her.

I wrote Embrace the Night in 1985. It was originally from a collection of songs called ‘Vital Sines’, and i later recorded it on ‘A Matter of Time

Also included are tracks from my recent album Magic Moon and And We Dream, and the stories behind them. Music not available anywhere else!

Click here for the video of the live in studio performance of I Can’t Get Along Without Her.

Click here to view the Two Grey Rooms video.

Click here to view the Embrace the Night video.

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Paul Kitchen | I Can’t Get Along Without Her Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | I Can’t Get Along Without Her Live From the inSync Asylum 5-20-2020. I wrote this song in 1992. It was originally released in ’93 on my ‘And We Dream’ album. There’s a 2007 version on my youtube page you may want to check out too. I first attempted this acoustic version in 2014, and tweaked that to use for the backing track. It’s one of the few songs I’ve played Cajón on.

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Episode 13. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum

A Live Performance and Unreleased Music. Episode 13 of Live from the InSync Asylum!

Welcome to Episode 13 of my podcast.  Let me take you on a tour of over 40 years of words and music, Live from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This episode includes a live performance of Sign of the Times, as well as an unreleased track from Trip Note.  Also included are tracks from my recent album Magic Moon, And We Dream, A Matter of Time, and the stories behind them. Music not available anywhere else!

For the video of the live in studio performance of Sign of the Times, click here to watch on youtube.

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Episode 10. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum

Episode Ten. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum.

Paul Kitchen takes you on a tour of 40 years of words and music, from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This week Paul shares an unreleased acoustic performance from Solitaire, as well as tracks from Wheelhouse, Living with Fiction, No Poetry Allowed and And We Dream. Tracks not available anywhere else!  Follow me on Spotify!

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Hope you enjoy it,
Paul

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Episode 8. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum

Episode Eight. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum.

Paul Kitchen takes you on a tour of 40 years of words and music, from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This week Paul shares an unreleased track from Inner Dialogues, as well as tracks from Wheelhouse, And We Dream, Living with Fiction and Blue Tattoo – great music not available anywhere else!

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Episode 7. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum

Episode Seven. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum.

Paul Kitchen takes you on a tour of 40 years of words and music, from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This week Paul shares unreleased tracks from Abstract Attack and Trip Note, as well as tracks from And We Dream, Lost in Babylon and Blue Tattoo – tracks and mixes not available anywhere else!

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It Ain’t No Use: For Gregg Allman

This past January, I released the And We Dream remaster. I decided not to license and include the three covers originally recorded for that album. One of those covers was It Ain’t No Use, which I had heard on Gregg Allman’s ‘Playing Up A Storm’ album released in 1977. The song was written by Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, and Florence Kaye. I wanted to remix the track, to include the drums keys and strings the original mix had, but was unable to (which I explained here when I released the remaster). But I was able to do a remix using just the analog 8 tracks that I transferred a few years back. So here you have a very stripped down version. I hope you enjoy it.

I loved Gregg Allman’s music from the moment I first heard the Allman Brothers Band.  Some of the first songs we ever jammed on in high school were Allman Brothers songs. This was originally recorded as a tribute to him on Feb. 12, 1992. Thought this a good time to share it, as he passed away last weekend.

iTunes: https://goo.gl/MbiMGU

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qK6d5r

Bandcamp: https://goo.gl/NroULh

Google Play: https://goo.gl/kPx5Uf

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Paul Kitchen And We Dream Remaster Released

I think in most artists career, they hopefully have one or more stretches of time where they’re firing on all cylinders.  The completion of And We Dream (AWD) in November 1993 was the culmination of such a peak period for me as it turns out.  I had little idea then, that it would be just over 22 years before my next ‘completed’ album of new songs.  In retrospect, AWD was the end of a very productive 15 years of writing and recording music.

The original liner notes I wrote for AWD are included below, and refer to a four and a half year period, which includes the nearly 3 years of recordings that make up this album. During that time I was initially focused on ‘Mosaic’, an ambitious idea to have two 30 minute sides of continuous music.  4 tracks originally intended for Mosaic did make their way onto AWD.  Approximately 50 tracks were committed to tape in varying degrees of completion during the 4 ½ year period, plus a lot of additional midi song ideas recorded to a midi sequencer.  I was also using SMTPE time code to sync the sequencer to my Tascam 38 8 Track.  I needed more tracks and this worked – though now because of this, there is no way I can remix any of these tracks.

Only a handful of people have heard the original release of And We Dream, which featured 16 tracks including 2 instrumentals and 3 covers.  For this remastered release, I think removing those 5 tracks makes for a strong collection of original songs.  I hope you like it.  Now in my 40th year of recording music, And We Dream clearly stands out as a highlight.

Paul Kitchen
January 6, 2017

Here are the original liner notes from 1993 (though it appears I worked on it for another month, and included another song):

10 songs, 19th album, 35 years old and four and a half years in the not finishing. The clock is ticking, and this is the first album of new songs I’ve released that I knew I wasn’t done with. Definitely rough around the edges, with lots of things I’d like to change. Only thing is; I don’t mind listening to it. Also, at the rate I’m going, it’ll never be finished. 

Written and recorded over a period of almost 3 years, I’ve focused on the songs that have stuck in my head this time around. Too much mid range, tinny highs, not enough bass, lousy snare, bad mix; forget about it. Listen and enjoy.    

Hey! If nothing else works, tell yourself they’re demos!  

Paul  

September ’93

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Bandcamp: https://goo.gl/ohB3LZ

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