“[Why did you decide to record 2 CDs of the same songs, with different versions cut in Dublin and London?]”
(Source: as heard)
|I guess it was an accident that that happened. Originally, I wanted to make an acoustic record, because from years of doing shows, I had noticed that when I would go, at the end of each show to do 15 or 20 minutes with just acoustic guitar, the audience really loved that part and responded to it, so I was figuring for a long time that my own hard core audience would love an acoustic album, so I'd started, I'd commissioned a guy to work on that and started to work on it, and paid the first thirty grand, you know, and then what happened is that Ron Tom, who produced the London sessions, tracked me down and rang me and said he really wanted to work with me. So I went over to London to make some demos with him, but the only songs I had were these songs; I hadn't written any others. So we demoed them, but as far as I was concerned, it was just to see how we got on working together or to see what it sounded like, but if I was going to work on an album with him, it would have been the next album, you know? Only he begged me, basically, to let him do this album, like literally on his knees, nearly crying--like he said to me his life just would not be worth living if I didn't let him do it. So I decided to keep the two albums, and what I did is I didn't tell the guys in Dublin about the London one, and I never let Ron hear the Dublin one, either, so none of them knew anything about what was going on on either side, you know, so that was fun, although I was waiting for the guys in Ireland to kill me when they found out.
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