Paul Kitchen | Live From the inSync Asylum: Volume 1 Trailer

New Album! Paul Kitchen | Live From the inSync Asylum: Volume 1. Watch the Trailer below, available the next full moon 8/3/20. Highlights from my recent ‘No Rhyme or Reason Tour’. It took over 40 years for me to write these songs. And it took a Pandemic for me to revisit them. I last played in a band in 1989. It took some time for my body to figure out what I was trying to do, and for me to figure out how to do it. The technology made it possible for me to perform live to some basic tracks recorded across a 36 year period. I left the mistakes in. Let me know what you think. Watch the whole album playlist here on my youtube channel https://bit.ly/2X3VkO1 Download the album here https://bit.ly/2P4qW1u

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Paul Kitchen | Crazy Wind Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | Crazy Wind Live From the inSync Asylum. The 17th date on my ‘No Rhyme or Reason Tour’. I wrote the song Crazy Wind 38 years ago. It was included on an early collection of songs of mine titled ‘Silent Tears’, which I finished in July of 1982. It took me a bit of time to figure out how to play this song now. The recordings from back then are in tune with themselves hopefully, but not so much my digital tuner today. If you want to hear the earlier recording, check out Episode 11 of my Podcast. For the backing track for this, there was nothing from the 1982 recording I could use, so I recorded Guitars, Keys, Drums and Percussion for this prior to doing the live take yesterday. It’s a quirky catchy tune – be sure you want it in your head before listening…

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Paul Kitchen | I’m Still in Love With You Live From the inSync Asylum

I wrote I’m Still in Love With You in 1984. It was originally on a collection of songs called ‘Petty Tyrant’. In 1999 I attempted another version of the song, intended for my ‘A Matter of Time’ album, but for whatever reason didn’t include it. At that time, I was using Logic Audio on the PC. I’ve only recently figured out how to piece those tracks back together, and get them into my current day DAW Cubase. For the backing track of this live version, I used mostly the ’99 track, but tweaked, stripped, added beats, drums, guitar and keys. I then imported the Prophet 600 synth bass track from the ’84 version. I did four takes of the song last night adding live vocal and strat – two of which broke down halfway thru. This is a comp of take 2 and 4 – the complete takes.

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Paul Kitchen | Running down This Road Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | Running down This Road Live From the inSync Asylum 6-19-2020. The 15th date on my ‘No Rhyme or Reason Tour’. Running down This Road is from my 2015 album ‘Living with Fiction’, released on my 58th birthday. https://bit.ly/3dkYuly. It’s one of the only songs from my long dry spell, and actually was started in 2009 I think. I found my way out of a dark stretch, and Living with Fiction was the vehicle. For the backing track, I took the album track and stripped it down, changed the drum kit and added a couple new loops at the end. Live vocal and guitar last night…

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Paul Kitchen | When You Tell Me You Love Me Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | 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.

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Paul Kitchen | Civilized Man Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | Civilized Man Live From the inSync Asylum 6-6-2020. 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.

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Paul Kitchen | The Present Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | 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.

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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 | Two Grey Rooms Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | Two Grey Rooms Live From the inSync Asylum 5-23-2020. 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.

Two Grey Rooms
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
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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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