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~ Cherry Beat ~
Characters - Relationships - Session Musicians - Songs
~ Recording Sessions ~
Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four - Part Five - Part Six - Part Seven - Part Eight
Part Nine - Part Ten - Part Eleven - Part Twelve - Part Thirteen - Part Fourteen - Part Fifteen
Part Sixteen - Part Seventeen - Part Eighteen - Part Nineteen - Part Twenty

February 2000

The band Cherry Beat had released their first studio album since the group's breakup and their first reunion starting in late 1998. Their thirteenth studio album "Paintball Arena" was a surprise chart topping success. Peter McDonald, Sam Whitby, Devon O'Connell, and new member Milford Ekdahl were satisfied with the results the album met. But there was something else the band met as well.

Torquil Dohrn, the band's original lead guitarist who had refused to take any further part in anything that was associated with the band's name from 1982 until now, was impressed with the band's thirteenth album. He admitted that he was sorry to have not been a part of the album's creation, and he credited it for driving him out of resignation to rejoin the group.

Of course Torquil wouldn't have been able to rejoin the group if the band members weren't willing to allow him to rejoin. But of course, the band had never been the same without Torquil's involvement, and Peter, Sam, and Devon had missed Torquil dearly, and were happy to be given the chance to get their lead guitarist back.

With Torquil back as the band's lead guitarist, Sam regained his role as the band's rhythm guitarist, while Milford continued his role as the band's keyboardist, although he would continue to play guitar on occasions when necessary.

26th February 2000

With Torquil Dohrn back as the band's lead guitarist for the first time in 18 years, the five band members held their first recording session to practice for their upcoming live concert, although this session was really a studio warm up, as none of the songs recorded on this day where intended to be played at the concert.

They recorded cover versions of three Paul McCartney compositions on this day, all of which were originally recorded in 1999 by Paul McCartney for his studio album Run Devil Run. "Run Devil Run", "Try Not to Cry", and "What It Is", all of which were chosen by Peter for the band to record as a warm up.

Paul McCartney had had a lifelong influence on Peter McDonald since the beginning of Cherry Beat. Both were bass players, had similar voices, similar tastes in music, and even similar looks. But it was mostly that they were both influenced by Little Richard that made them both similar to one another.

Run Devil Run

Album: Paintball Arena [2004 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 25th July 2004
Recorded: 26th February 2000, 5:25 PM, Oxford Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
28th February 2000, 1:21 PM, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:02:43
Genre: Rock and Roll
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Paul McCartney
Producer: Gregory Dogan, Peter McDonald
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Grand Piano
Peter McDonald — Vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Rhythm Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar

Try Not to Cry

Album: Paintball Arena [2004 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 25th July 2004
Recorded: 26th February 2000, 5:33 PM, Oxford Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
28th February 2000, 12:36 PM, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:02:51
Genre: Rock and Roll
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Paul McCartney
Producer: Gregory Dogan, Peter McDonald
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Grand Piano
Peter McDonald — Vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar, Percussion
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit, Percussion
Sam Whitby — Rhythm Guitar

What It Is

Album: Paintball Arena [2004 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 25th July 2004
Recorded: 26th February 2000, 5:38 PM, Oxford Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
28th February 2000, 3:36 PM, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:02:32
Genre: Rock and Roll
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Paul McCartney
Producer: Gregory Dogan, Peter McDonald
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead Guitar, Electric Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Grand Piano
Peter McDonald — Vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Rhythm Guitar

28th February 2000

Peter McDonald and Devon O'Connell record percussion overdubs for "Try Not to Cry" on this day. Sam Whitby recorded a lap steel guitar overdub for "Run Devil Run", while Torquil Dohrn recorded an electric guitar overdub for "What It Is".

5th May 2000

The band recorded another cover on this day. This time, a cover of a Supetramp song "Breakfast in America". Sam Whitby chose to get the band to record a cover version of the song, because he wanted another chance at hearing himself recapture the vocal style of Roger Hodgson. It would be the first time Sam had attempted to imitate the style since the band had recorded his own compositions "Fiery Fossil" and "Savant Supreme" in 1981.

It would be a tad harder though since Sam was roughly 19 years older than when he and the band had recorded "Fiery Fossil" and "Savant Supreme", so Sam's tenor range would have a harder time trying to reach the high notes that Roger had reached back in 1979. Cherry Beat's own cover of the song was more than a minute longer than Supertramp's original recording, owing to the first four verses being repeated.

Breakfast in America

Album: Paintball Arena [2004 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 25th July 2004
Recorded: 5th May 2000, 6:34 PM, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
9th May 2000, 7:02 PM, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
12th May 2000, 5:28 PM, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:03:54
Genre: Art Pop, Progressive Pop
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Roger Hodgson, with Rick Davies
Producer: Gregory Dogan, Sam Whitby
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Electric Guitar, Clarinet, Trombone
Milford Ekdahl — Harmonium
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Grand Piano, Harpsichord
Ivory Scanlon — Tuba

9th May 2000

Sam Whitby and Torquil Dohrn respectively record harpsichord and boehm system clarinet overdubs for "Breakfast in America" on this day. One more session of overdubbing would be necessary to complete the recording.

12th May 2000

Torquil Dohrn and session musician Ivory Scanlon respectively record trombone and tuba overdubs for "Breakfast in America" on this day. The recording was now completed.

22nd November 2000

The big day for the band members of Cherry Beat. Peter McDonald, Sam Whitby, Torquil Dohrn, Devon O'Connell, and Milford Ekdahl would play live in New York City. They would play a total of 36 songs on their own without any participation from session musicians. Four tracks from their recent album "Paintball Arena" would be played along with 32 tracks from earlier albums.

Shake, Rattle and Die

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:05 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:55
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Lowrey Organ
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Can't Stop the Jive

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:10 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:25
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Electric Piano
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Rock and Roll Theme

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:14 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:50
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Electric Piano
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Missile Line 01-1-10

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:18 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:36
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Electric Piano
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Rock It!

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:23 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:00
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Electric Piano
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Cocoa Star Rookies

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:27 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:20
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Shake Little Baby

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:31 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:56
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Grand Piano
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Club Knight

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:35 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:55
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Electric Piano
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Don't Listen to Her

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:39 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:37
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Moog Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar

Mochaccino Springs

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:43 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:05:06
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar

Vibraphone Tombs

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:49 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:57
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Chaos and Corruption

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:54 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:27
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Grand Piano
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar

Paintball Attendant

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 6:58 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:29
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Moog Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Fuzzed Electric Guitar

Ocean Ripple

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:03 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:51
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Backing vocal, Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar

Charcoal Bubbles

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:07 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:52
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Backing vocal, Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Bongo Drums
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar

Don't Count on Me

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:11 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:07
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Electric Piano
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar

Ticket to Paris

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:15 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:16
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Tambourine
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Knee Length Skirt

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:20 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:02
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Moog Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Close My Door

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:25 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:45
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Moog Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Lead vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Charlotte Wood

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:30 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:04
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Bass Drums
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar

Key Lime Pie

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:34 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:38
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, Acoustic Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Moog Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Lead vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Magpie

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:38 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:28
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Bass-line on Electric Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Percussion
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Bongo Drums
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Acoustic Guitar

Celtic Dash

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:42 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:51
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Electric Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Accordion
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

The Caravan Song

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:46 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:31
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Electric Piano
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

I'm Nothing Without You Girl

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:51 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:13
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Percussion
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar

A Girl's Mind

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 7:55 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:10
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Lowrey Organ
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Lead vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

I Love You Girl

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:00 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:06
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Lowrey Organ
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Shannon

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:04 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:25
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Moog Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Lead vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Pete Post

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:09 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:45
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Backing vocal, Lowrey Organ
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar

Moolah Mogul

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:13 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:24
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Moog Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Jeanie-Lee

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:17 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:27
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Backing vocal, Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Vicky-Li

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:23 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:58
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Think

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:23 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:18
Personnel: Peter McDonald — Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Sam Whitby — Synthesizer

Moonlight Bay

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:27 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:39
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Moog Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Salt 'n' Pepper Suite

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:32 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:03:50
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Milford Ekdahl — Synthesizer
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar

Waltz of Scotland

Recorded: 22nd November 2000, 8:36 PM, City Field Stadium, New York City
Duration: 0:04:17
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Great Highland Bagpipes
Milford Ekdahl — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Acoustic Lead Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Snare Drums
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Bass Drums

5th January 2001

Album Release — Live in New York City

Live in New York City — Album

Released: 5th January 2001
Recorded: 22nd November 2000, City Field Stadium, New York City
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock Music, Rock and Roll
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Producer: Gregory Dogan
Track Listing — Disc One: Shake, Rattle and Die
Can't Stop the Jive
Rock and Roll Theme
Missile Line 01-1-10
Rock It!
Cocoa Star Rookies
Shake Little Baby
Club Knight
Don't Listen to Her
Mochaccino Springs
Vibraphone Tombs
Chaos and Corruption
Paintball Attendant
Ocean Ripple
Charcoal Bubbles
Don't Count on Me
Ticket to Paris
Knee Length Skirt
Track Listing — Disc Two: Close My Door
Charlotte Wood
Key Lime Pie
Magpie
Celtic Dash
The Caravan Song
I'm Nothing Without You Girl
A Girl's Mind
I Love You Girl
Shannon
Pete Post
Moolah Mogul
Jeanie-Lee
Vicky-Li
Think
Moonlight Bay
Salt 'n' Pepper Suite
Waltz of Scotland

15th January 2001

Milford Ekdahl brought his friend Wilbur Milardo over to the Moonlight Bay Studio on this day, and suggested to the other band members of Cherry Beat that they let him join as an additional keyboardist and percussionist. The band wasn't sure how long they could go without splintering again, like they did back in the early 1980's.

Knowing that a spare member would be beneficial, should any of the traditional members choose to leave the band, the others agreed to let Wilbur Milardo join. Of course, they did give Wilbur a trial run to see if he would be a suitable addition to the band.

25th May 2001

Peter McDonald and his wife Elodia McDonald record a duet cover of "Bip Bop/Hey Diddle" which itself was a duet by Paul and Linda McCartney. For "Bip Bop" Elodia provided backing vocals and handclaps, while she provided harmony vocals for "Hey Diddle".

Bip Bop/Hey Diddle (I Want You Back)

Album: Paintball Arena [2004 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 25th July 2004
Recorded: 25th May 2001, 2:37 PM, Peter and Elodia McDonald's Backyard, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:03:38
Genre: Acoustic Duet
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney
Producer: Elodia McDonald, Peter McDonald
Personnel: Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Elodia McDonald — Harmony vocal, Backing vocal, Handclaps

28th July 2001

The band recorded vocals for what would become a cover of the traditional Anglo-American song "Yankee Doodle". This would be the first Cherry Beat recording to feature Wilbur Milardo as a band member.

Yankee Doodle

Album: Paintball Arena [2004 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 25th July 2004
Recorded: 28th July 2001, 3:35 PM, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
19th August 2001, 2:45 PM, Oxford Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
25th August 2001, 1:31 PM, Oxford Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
25th August 2001, 4:56 PM, Faringdon Golf Course, Oxford-shire, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:02:15
Genre: Folk Music
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Traditional, arranged by Gregory Dogan
Producer: Gregory Dogan, Sam Whitby
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Alto Saxophone, Boehm System Clarinet
Milford Ekdahl — Backing vocal, Cymbals
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Trumpet
Wilbur Milardo — Backing vocal, Cymbals
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Bass Drums
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Side Drums
Floyd Backley — Cornet
Randolph Canchola — Euphonium
Wilburn Charboneau — Trombone
Eusebio Fenlon — Tuba
Kayla Haycock — French Horn
Alexis Hinnant — Euphonium
Teodoro Orterga — Trombone
Michaele Palafox — Sousaphone
Ty Pattillo — Flute
Corinne Roca — Euphonium
Ivory Scanlon — Tuba
Donny Warburton — Cornet
Gaylord Whelpley — Trumpet

6th August 2001

Album Release — Singles Collection

A new greatest hits album was released on this day. It collected all the A and B-Sides of all the singles released by Cherry Beat. It is officially a greatest hits album, though in true sense, it is a compilation album.

While the instrumentation on all the mixes on this album are identical to those found on the singles, most of the mixes found on this album have the lead vocals and drums placed in the middle of the stereo picture, to give the album a more modernised sound and feel.

"Rainballs", "Rights from Wrongs", and "Moolah Mogul" are presented in their original mixes that were released on their respective singles, because the vocals and/or instruments frequently switched between channels, so remixing them would spoil the experimental feel of those three tracks.

The remixes of "Mary-Anne", "Diamonds and Cherries", "Takin' a Ride for Money", "Her", "Nancy", "Brown Haired Gorgeous Girl", and "Charlotte Wood" are based on their single counterparts, so they don't feature the sleigh bells found on their counterparts that were released on Cherry Beat's "Merry Christmas" album.

"Moolah Mogul" is presented in it's 1981 stereo single mix, without the harmony and backing vocals found on it's counterpart that was released on the band's album "X-Rayed".

Singles Collection — Album

Chart Position: #1 (UK Album)
#5 (US Album)
Released: 6th August 2001
Recorded: 8th May 1971 - 29th October 1976, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
17th January 1974, Backyard Deck Outside, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
3rd April 1977 - 3rd January 1982, 4th January - 19th May 1999, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
17th November 1977, Rose Hills, Oxford-shire, United Kingdom
9th June 1980 - 24th July 1981, Oxford Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
31st December 1981, Moonlight Bay Stadium, Oxford, United Kingdom
Genre: Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Power Pop, Rock and Roll
Label: Moonlight Bay Records (Disc 3: tracks 9 - 15, Disc 4: tracks 1 - 15), Sky Dive Records (Disc 1: tracks 1 - 14, Disc 2: tracks 1 - 14, Disc 3: tracks 1 - 8)
Producer: Gregory Dogan (Disc 4: tracks 9 - 15)
Torquil Dohrn (Disc 3: tracks 13)
Riley Ganz (Disc 3: tracks 9 - 12, 15, Disc 4: tracks 2 - 5, 7)
Chudley Maron (Disc 1: tracks 1 - 14, Disc 2: tracks 1 - 14, Disc 3: tracks 1 - 9, 11, 13 - 14, Disc 4: tracks 1)
Peter McDonald (Disc 3: tracks 14, Disc 4: tracks 1, 4 - 6, 8, 14 - 15)
Sam Whitby (Disc 3: tracks 15, Disc 4: tracks 7)
Track Listing — Disc One: Midnight Parade [2001 Stereo Mix]
Festival [2001 Stereo Mix]
Missile Line 01-1-10 [2001 Stereo Mix]
Rainballs
Magpie [2001 Stereo Mix]
Rock It! [2001 Stereo Mix]
Club Knight [2001 Stereo Mix]
Shake Little Baby [2001 Stereo Mix]
The Ballad of Louise Starker [2001 Stereo Mix]
Love is the Power [2001 Stereo Mix]
Shake, Rattle and Die [2001 Stereo Mix]
Shake Those Hips [2001 Stereo Mix]
Cocoa Star Rookies [2001 Stereo Mix]
Sweet Amber, Sweet [2001 Stereo Mix]
Track Listing — Disc Two: The Caravan Song [2001 Stereo Mix]
Can't Stop the Jive [2001 Stereo Mix]
Mary-Anne [2001 Stereo Mix]
Sexy Young Hips [2001 Stereo Mix]
Diamonds and Cherries [2001 Stereo Mix]
Takin' a Ride for Money [2001 Stereo Mix]
Sweet Little Suzie [2001 Stereo Mix]
Her [2001 Stereo Mix]
Shakin' Up the Seventies [2001 Stereo Mix]
Nancy [2001 Stereo Mix]
Brown Haired Gorgeous Girl [2001 Stereo Mix]
Charlotte Wood [2001 Stereo Mix]
Happy Christmas [2001 Stereo Mix]
A Christmas Tale [2001 Stereo Mix]
Track Listing — Disc Three: Think [2001 Stereo Mix]
Jeep [2001 Stereo Mix]
Daymare [2001 Stereo Mix]
Chamber of Love [2001 Stereo Mix]
Don't Count on Me [2001 Stereo Mix]
Sybel Cannibals [2001 Stereo Mix]
Christmas Time (Is Finally Here) [2001 Stereo Mix]
Do the Ronde Ronde [2001 Stereo Mix]
Gold Digger [2001 Stereo Mix]
Do the Salsa [2001 Stereo Mix]
Waltz of Scotland [2001 Stereo Mix]
The Girl in the Heather [2001 Stereo Mix]
Let Us Ride [2001 Stereo Mix]
Vision of My Life [2001 Stereo Mix]
Treasure Hunt [2001 Stereo Mix]
Track Listing — Disc Four: At the Station [2001 Stereo Mix]
Instant Carbonara [2001 Stereo Mix]
Key Lime Pie [2001 Stereo Mix]
I Don't Want to Be a Womaniser [2001 Stereo Mix]
Sick and Tired of Travelling [2001 Stereo Mix]
A World without Romance [2001 Stereo Mix]
Rights from Wrongs
Chaos and Corruption [2001 Stereo Mix]
Moolah Mogul [1981 Stereo Single Mix]
Moonlight Bay [2001 Stereo Mix]
Carnival [2001 Stereo Mix]
Pigeon Post [2001 Stereo Mix]
Cherry Tree [2001 Stereo Mix]
Mochaccino Springs [1999 UK Stereo Mix]
Ocean Ripple [1999 UK Stereo Mix]

19th August 2001

Peter McDonald, Sam Whitby, Torquil Dohrn, Devon O'Connell, and Wilbur Milardo respectively record trumpet, side drum, alto saxophone, bass drum, and cymbal overdubs to "Yankee Doodle" on this day.

25th August 2001

Torquil Dohrn and Milford Ekdahl respectively record boehm system clarinet and cymbal overdubs for "Yankee Doodle" at Oxford Studios on this day. Later on that day, a group of session musicians would record overdubs at the Faringdon Golf Course, since Cherry Beat felt the inside air was not suitable to record overdubs of a "marching band".

Randolph Canchola, Alexis Hinnant, and Corinne Roca played euphoniums, Michaele Palafox played the sousaphone, Eusebio Fenlon and Ivory Scanlon played tubas, Gaylord Whelpley played the trumpet, Floyd Backley and Donny Warburton played cornets, Ty Pattillo played the flute, Wilburn Charboneau and Teodoro Orterga played trombones, and Kayla Haycock played the french horn.

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