Hello Everyone! How has summer been for you?
I am MID-RECORDING!!
Yes, I would say I’m half way through recording ALBUM 10 ‘THE SHAPE OF HISTORY’
– AND it is MAGNIFICENT!
There are multiples of my trademark choppy, new wave, punky songs and there is a stretch too! A 7 minute 80’s dance track, no.10 ‘FREEDOMSVILLE’, combining sounds as wide as Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ to Klaus Nomi to Transvision Vamp’s ‘Trash City’ and another favorite of mine, currently trk 11 ‘THANK YOU FOR THE TIME WE SHARED’ clocking in at only 2.25 minutes but SO soulful, in the vibe of CALIFORNIA SOUL by Marlena Shaw….
BLONDIE – CALL ME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StKVS0eI85I
KLAUS NOMI – THE COLD SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnkVgKzKPt8
TRANSVISION VAMP – TRASH CITY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3ii6HRL2Vc
MARLENA SHAW – CALIFORNIA SOUL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC2QK6KHnEA
Musicians so far:
WENDY JAMES – VOCALS
JAMES SCLAVUNOS – DRUMS/PERCUSSION
HARRY BOHAY – BASS
ALEX WARD – RHYTHM/LEAD GUITAR + WURLITZER AND PIANO
LOUIS ELIOT – ADDITIONAL GUITAR
Here are two stonking solo’s done by Alex and Louis…… I LOVE them!!!!!!!!!
GUITAR SOLO IN TRACK 11 ‘STEP ASIDE ROADKILL’
GUITAR SOLO IN TRACK 12 ’THANK YOU FOR THE TIME WE SHARED’
I’m off, in two weeks time, back to NYC to record DAVE ‘MOOSE’ SHERMAN (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) on all keyboard instruments! From Grand Piano to electric synth sounds to theremin and harp!!!!!
I’ll return to London to edit in these parts, do some ref mixes and send them out to Hollywood where Adam Peters, (who used to remix TVV) an orchestral composer and arranger, will write some string parts for the album.
GET A VIP PASS TO THE RECORDING STUDIO! COME AND SEE/HEAR IT HAPPEN! SPEND AN AFTERNOON WITH ME IN THE STUDIO! Next sessions available: the first two weeks of November! Everyone who has done it, has loved it… fascinating behind the scenes times and we get to spend some time together too!
I will then sing all my backing vocals, Jim Sclavunos will do his percussion, any other instruments will be considered at this stage: Horn Section etc or other overdubs….
– and that get’s us to END OF RECORDING!!!!!!
For this album I think I’m going to go looking for a specific MIX ENGINEER, someone who specializes in mixing hit records… it is my 10th album, it is full of musical arrangements and needs to show itself off in the very best way. Mix engineers tend to have different ears to producer ears.
So, all things being said and done, expect to have a finished album by springtime 2024, in manufacture for 3 months and a release date of early summer 2024!
*****Please do preorder, I think I’ve said before, as well as the obvious help it gives me, paying for everything, every preorder is chart eligible so the more I sell before release date the more it helps a healthy chart position.
There is a deluxe VINYL w/ download and a deluxe CD, there are test pressings, artwork proofs, an official tshirt, an official poster – all signed by me xo
I have replenished my webstore, which ran a bit low earlier in the year, all the t-shirts are now back in stock:
OFFICIAL ‘THE SHAPE OF HISTORY’
THE IMPRESSION OF NORMALCY
QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT (BLACK)
THE PRICE OF THE TICKET (WHITE)
TRANSVISION VAMP TOUR HOODIE 1989
I have 2 test pressings for I CAME HERE TO BLOW MINDS
I have the wonderful splatter pattern vinyls (pink/white & red/blue) for I CAME HERE TO BLOW MINDS
I CAME HERE TO BLOW MINDS Special Edition Reissue Splatter Pattern Colour 12″ Vinyl *RARE:
I CAME HERE TO BLOW MINDS Special Edition Reissue Splatter Pattern Colour 12″ Vinyl
I have RACINE 2 PICTURE DISC VINYL
And – a few box fresh Transvision Vamp vinyl and cd and cassettes to sell………
ALBUM 10 ‘THE SHAPE OF HISTORY’ will be a brilliant bit of work and I am proud to say, marks my 10th album release in all glory for the long, long journey it’s been! So many adventures, trials, jubilations, lessons, struggles, obstacles, life lessons, time changes (from 1987 to 2024!) and yet… of all the things that remain constant: YOU, ME, MUSIC – it hasn’t changed. It remains so joyful and lovely to see you at gigs, hear from you by email and know you via social media posts…… I am so, so, so, grateful and I love you all so much!
Wendy xoxoxoxoxoxoxo infinity.