Philip Sayce: “Ruby Electric” new album and UK tour
aaamusic | On 08, Jun 2011
Monday July 11th sees the release of Ruby Electric – Philip Sayces latest album on Provogue Records. The album showcases previously unreleased studio and live tracks, and includes the single Let The Love In featuring a duet with Melissa Etheridge.
The album coincides with a short UK tour in July that includes London Borderline (July 25), Bristol Tunnels (July 26), Holmfirth Picturedrome (July 27) and Manchester Band on the Wall (July 28). 24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0871 230 1101. Book Online from www.seetickets.com and www.thegigcartel.com.
Ruby Electric includes a collection of songs divided into two different volumes. The songs were recorded with Sayces favourite musicians and friends. Currently #2 in Amazon UKs official Blues pre-sale album chart, “Ruby Electric” features Kenny Aronoff (drums), Joel Gottschalk (bass), Fritz Lewak (drums), and Fred Mandel (piano, organ).
Volume 1, recorded at Sunset Sound and Lions Share, Hollywood, was produced by Dave Cobb and mixed by Mark Rains. The songs were recorded live using a collection of vintage equipment and instruments, complemented by Cobbs signature recording and production techniques. Volume 2, recorded on tour in France, Germany, and Holland in 2010, was mixed by the legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) in April 2011.
I’d been looking for the right circumstances to release all of these songs, says Sayce. The studio tracks on Volume 1 remained unavailable internationally. We remixed and re-mastered the tracks, picked some alternate takes, and included a live version of Daydream Tonight (the latter originally appeared on Sayces 2010 album Innerevolution). As soon as we paired the songs up with the recent live recordings from last years European tour, the album became Ruby Electric.