Summer's Ending (album version)

April 8, 2007 3:32 PM

This is the closing track of my debut LP, Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 4/20/07.

posted by ludwig_van (14 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

Tracklist with links to demos, for those playing along at home:

1. The Road
2. February Third (seen on the Mefi comp)
3. Julia
4. The Spy (Part 1)
5. The Spy (Part 2)
6. 23rd Century Identity Crisis
7. The Battle of Agincourt
8. Artichokes
9. Hideaway
10. Summer's Ending
posted by ludwig_van at 3:34 PM on April 8, 2007


Wow, that cello's really nice.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 8:52 AM on April 9, 2007


This sounds amazing. Great job on the recording (I'm assuming that you recorded it). So glad to see your name here again.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:43 AM on April 9, 2007


Thanks. Also, album art!
posted by ludwig_van at 4:55 PM on April 9, 2007


Hey. It's very interesting to hear the transition from demo to album version. I always thought your demos were pretty well done and I was curious to see what were you going to do to the songs.

Now that I heard them both I still think the demo is a great demo and this new version was a nice surprise. Tell me, all those new arrangements, did you have them in your head from the beginning or did you came up with them having more time/resources in the studio?
posted by micayetoca at 5:08 PM on April 9, 2007


Well, most of the material was there in the demos. The guitar and vocal parts were at times a little bit spontaneous, taking shape during tracking and sometimes during mixing - a luxury I had since I did all the guitars, male vocals, and mixing.

But I did all of the arranging of the session players' parts before we began recording. I sat down at the piano, decided what instruments I wanted for each song, and wrote everything out. Very little changed during tracking for those parts.

Anyway, I'm glad you dug it. I'm excited to release the rest.
posted by ludwig_van at 5:26 PM on April 9, 2007


I kind of really want to give this song a hug.
posted by viachicago at 9:30 PM on April 9, 2007


awesome
posted by ageispolis at 4:18 AM on April 10, 2007


I kind of really want to give this song a hug.

I kind of want to buy your CD. This is pretty awesome stuff.
posted by danb at 2:11 PM on April 15, 2007


Utterly fantastic.
posted by edd at 3:51 PM on April 19, 2007


So where do I send my money?
posted by ODiV at 3:52 PM on April 23, 2007


We had some technical issues, but the album can now be streamed and ordered here.
posted by ludwig_van at 7:54 AM on April 24, 2007


Beautiful! Thanks for sharing both the demo and the album version, it's very interesting to see the evolution. I liked the tuba, almost better than the cello...
posted by spherical_perceptions at 12:55 PM on July 11, 2007


I can't keep this song out of my head.
posted by Night_owl at 7:23 PM on December 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


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