Kevin Bennett, singer/songwriter from Sydney band ‘The Flood’ spent a productive ‘day in the studio’ at the end of 2012. Along with fellow ‘Floodies’ James Gillard on bass, Glen Hannah on guitars and Gary Carruthers on guitar, mando and banjo and everyone singing, they recorded 12 songs at one sitting! These were basically cherry-picked by fans and band alike. Half the album is made up of fan faves from The Flood repertoire, and the others are band and punters’ fave covers plus a brand new song ‘Where You Been’ ?……..all acoustically live in the studio !
People have been waiting since the band began in 1998 to hear some ‘live’ stuff………..here it is. Hear ‘2003’, ‘Paul Kelly’s Blues’, ‘Ballad Of KB’, along with Bob Dylan’s ‘When I Paint My Masterpiece’, John Fogerty’s ‘Wrote A Song For Everyone’, Neil Young’s ‘Get Back On It’, and a sublime version of ‘Dark End Of The Street’ by Dan Penn and Chips Moman. Others include ‘Can’t Work No Longer’, ‘Tear Stained Eye’, Bill Withers’ ‘Grandma’s Hands’ and a new reworking of KB’s ‘Don’t Look Back At Me’ with ‘Yil Lull’ by Joe Geia as it’s centrepiece……a seven and a half minute epic !
All the music was recorded live and mixed at Rancom Studios in Sydney by the great Ted Howard and produced, with love, by everyone – totally old school!