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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

October 2009

Although group activity of Cherry Beat was largely on hiatus at this point, they did record a cover or two during this period, as well as record overdubs for a remix of an old recording of a song they'd covered in 1971.

But aside from that, this period focused mainly on reissuing a few of their studio albums with previously unreleased mixes of songs, and releasing a compilation album or two.

31st October 2009

Although band activity was largely on hiatus at this point, the band members of Cherry Beat would record a cover of the 50's rock and roll song "Ain't That a Shame" by Fats Domino.

Cherry Beat recorded the song after realising that they'd never recorded their own version of the song even though they really wanted to. Cherry Beat's cover featured Sam Whitby on lead vocals.

Ain't That a Shame

Recorded: 31st October 2009, 6:10, Eastern Sound Recorders, Oxford, United Kingdom
13th November 2009, 12:16 PM, Eastern Sound Recorders, Oxford, United Kingdom
14th November 2009, 1:12 PM and 2:38 PM, Eastern Sound Recorders, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:03:39
Genre: Rock and Roll
Author: Dave Bartholomew, Antoine Domino
Producer: Gregory Dogan
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Lead Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Milford Ekdahl — Acoustic Guitar
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Double Bass
Wilbur Milardo — Grand Piano, Percussion
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar

13th November 2009

Torquil Dohrn and Wilbur Milardo respectively record alto saxophone and percussion overdubs for their cover of "Ain't That a Shame" on this day. Torquil would perfect and record the baritone and tenor saxophone overdubs the following day.

Surprisingly though their rock and roll cover of Micky Dolenz's song "Don't Do It" had already been recorded in 1971 and released on their rock and roll album comprised of their 1971 rock and roll covers in 1988, Torquil recorded baritone and tenor saxophone overdubs for the song on this day, hoping to model a new updated mix of the song.

14th November 2009

Torquil Dohrn records baritone and tenor saxophone overdubs for the band's cover of "Ain't That a Shame" on this day. Torquil found it a bit of a challenge to record the baritone saxophone overdub since he only occasionally played the baritone saxophone, and was far more experienced with the tenor and to a greater extent the alto saxophone.

Torquil also recorded baritone and tenor saxophone overdubs for the band's song "Bop Bop Shuop" even though it was recorded in 1976 and released as a bonus track on their 1976 studio album "Neapolitan" in 1994. As with the band's rock and roll cover of "Don't Do It", Torquil wanted to model a new updated mix of the song.

15th November 2009

Surprisingly though their rock and roll cover of The Shirelles' song "Boys" had already been recorded in 1971 and released on their rock and roll album comprised of their 1971 rock and roll covers in 1988, Torquil recorded a tenor saxophone overdub for the song on this day, hoping to model a new updated mix of the song.

The baritone saxophone overdub recorded for "Don't Do It" on the 13th November 2009 at 3:42 PM and the baritone saxophone overdub recorded for "Bop Bop Shuop" on the 14th November 2009 at 4:56 PM were also subsequently removed, and only the tenor saxophone overdubs were included for the new mixes of both tracks.

16th November 2009

Surprisingly though their rock and roll cover of The Cookies' song "Chains" had already been recorded in 1971 and released on their rock and roll album comprised of their 1971 rock and roll covers in 1988, Peter McDonald, Sam Whitby, Torquil Dohrn, and Devon O'Connell recorded handclap overdubs for the song on this day, hoping to model a new updated mix of the song.

It was during this same session that Torquil recorded a tenor saxophone overdub for the song. The intention was to make the band's old recording of the song more similar to the Cookies' original version. The instrumentation of the original mix was based off The Beatles' cover of the song.

17th November 2009

Surprisingly though their rock and roll cover of "Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey! (Goin' Back to Birmingham)" had already been recorded in 1971 and released on their rock and roll album comprised of their 1971 rock and roll covers in 1988, Torquil Dohrn recorded baritone and tenor saxophone overdubs for the "Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!" part of the medley on this day, hoping to model a new updated mix of the song.

18th November 2009

Surprisingly though their rock and roll cover of The Isley Brothers' song "Shout" had already been recorded in 1971 and released on their rock and roll album comprised of their 1971 rock and roll covers in 1988, Sam and Torquil respectively recorded grand piano and tenor saxophone overdubs for the song on this day, hoping to model a new updated mix of the song. Sam also recorded a grand piano overdub for their cover of "Don't Do It" on this day.

19th November 2009

Surprisingly, the band decided that more work still needed to be done on their rock and roll cover of "Shout". Peter McDonald and Torquil Dohrn respectively recorded trumpet and trombone overdubs for the song on this day, hoping to finish wok on the new updated mix of the song.

20th November 2009

More work was needed to complete the new mix of the band's 1971 rock and roll cover of "Shout" on this day. Torquil Dohrn recorded alto saxophone, trumpet, and baritone saxophone overdubs for the song on this day. He also double tracked the trumpet and trombone overdubs that he added. At long last, the new mix was complete.

According to Torquil, the band's intention was to model a new mix of their 1971 cover of "Shout" to make it seem more like the version The Ronettes performed in 1965 for The Big TNT Show, which was difficult because they were unsure exactly what instruments were included in the backing instrumentation of the recording.

Gregory Dogan served as the producer for the recording sessions for "Ain't That a Shame" and the overdubs for "Don't Do It", "Bop Bop Shuop", "Boys", "Chains", "Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey! (Goin' Back to Birmingham)", and "Shout".

1st February 2010

Album Reissue — Still In Business

Still In Business — Album Reissue

Released: 1st February 2010 [2010 Compact Disc Reissue]
Recorded: 8th January - 17th March 1971, 16th May - 14th October 1973, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock and Roll
Label: Sky Dive Records (tracks 1 - 17)
Moonlight Bay Records (tracks 18 - 22)
Producer: Chudley Maron
Track Listing: Shake, Rattle and Die
Chaos Symphony
Beethoven Bounce
How Could You?
Lil-Emmaline
Jeanie-Lee
Bellaroy
Squeeze Me Nice
Tights of Pain
Nips of Pity
Dark Power
Tunnel Walk
Rock and Roll Theme

2010 Compact Disc Reissue Bonus Tracks

Shake Those Hips
Cocoa Star Rookies
Sweet Amber, Sweet
Pepperoo [1973 Stereo Mix]
Don't Be Cruel [1973 Stereo Mix]
You Can't Catch Me [1973 Stereo Mix]
All Shook Up [1973 Stereo Mix]
Sweet Little Sixteen [1973 Stereo Mix]
Thank You Girl [1973 Stereo Mix]

11th March 2010

A new greatest hits album was released on this day. It collected up many of the most popular songs released by Cherry Beat from 1978 to 2006, though several of the band's lesser known songs from that time-span had been handpicked by the band members and included on the album as well. So in true sense, it is also a compilation album.

While the instrumentation on all the mixes on this album are identical to those found on the original singles and albums, 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.

"Let Us Ride" and "Vision of My Life" are presented in their 2001 stereo mixes from the "Singles Collection". These mixes are identical to their original 1978 stereo mixes that were released as a single. The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"Instant Carbonara" and "Key Lime Pie" are presented in their 2001 stereo mixes from the "Singles Collection". These mixes are identical to their original 1980 stereo mixes that were released as a single. The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"Sick and Tired of Travelling", "I Don't Want to Be a Womaniser", and "Chaos and Corruption" are presented in their 2001 stereo mixes from the "Singles Collection". These mixes are identical to their original 1981 stereo mixes that were released on their respective singles. The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"A World without Romance" is presented in it's 2001 stereo mix from the "Singles Collection". This mix is identical to it's original 1981 stereo mix that was released as a single and on the band's 1981 studio album "X-Rayed". The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"Moonlight Bay" is presented in it's 2001 stereo mix from the "Singles Collection". This mix is identical to it's original 1982 stereo mix that was released as a single and on the band's 1982 studio album "Sunset Stadium". The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"Pigeon Post" is presented in it's 2001 stereo mix from the "Singles Collection". This mix is identical to it's original 1982 stereo mix that was released as a single. The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"Mochaccino Springs" and "Ocean Ripple" are presented in their 1999 UK stereo mixes. These mixes were released as a single in 1999 in the UK and most other countries, as well as on the UK album release of "Paintball Arena" in 2000. The UK stereo mixes differ slightly from the US stereo mixes that were released as a single in the US, as well as on album releases of "Paintball Arena" outside the UK.

The UK and US mixes use the same instrumentation but the UK mix of "Mochaccino Springs" has a slightly rawer and crisper sound, more prominent Indian instrumentation and Moog synthesizer sounds, and a more prominent echo effect, particularly during the final fade. The US mix on the other hand has a slightly fuller sound, more prominent strings, and a more prominent fuzzed electric guitar, although the remaining instrumentation in this mix is more balanced.

The UK mix of "Ocean Ripple" has a slightly rawer and crisper sound, a more prominent electric piano, as well as more prominent percussion, and more prominent water bubbling, particularly during the final fade. The US mix on the other hand has more a slightly fuller sound, and more prominent strings, although the remaining instrumentation in this mix is more balanced.

"Paintball Attendant" is presented in it's original 1999 stereo mix that was released on the band's 2000 studio album "Paintball Arena". "The Dream is Over", "Romance is My Life", "Blossom of Romance", and "Blissful Night" are presented in their 2005 stereo mixes that were released on their respective singles, and on the band's 2006 studio album "Bucket Full of Cherries".

"Rights from Wrongs" and "Moolah Mogul" are presented in their original 1981 stereo mixes that were released on their respective singles because the vocals and/or instruments frequently switched between channels, so remixing the songs would spoil their experimental feel.

"Moolah Mogul" is presented in it's original 1981 stereo mix that was released as a single which differs slightly from the mix released on "X-Rayed" as the harmony and backing vocals dubbed by Peter were omitted from the single mix, because they weren't recorded in time for the song's single release.

"If I Lost Your Love", "I Love You Girl", "Shannon", and "You Make Me Shiver" are presented in new 2009 stereo mixes which are identical to their original 1978 stereo mixes that were released on the band's 1978 studio album "Rocky Road". The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"A Dream of a Dream", "Vicky-Li", and "I'm Touched By Your Love" are presented in new 2009 stereo mixes which are identical to their 1979 stereo mixes that were released on the band's 1979 studio album "Drink Up". The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"Fire! Fire! Fire!" and "Moment of Glory" are presented in new 2009 stereo mixes which are identical to their 1980 stereo mixes that were released on the band's 1980 studio album "Blast Off!". The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"Savant Supreme" and "This is Romance" are presented in new 2009 stereo mixes which are identical to their 1981 stereo mixes that were released on "X-Rayed". The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"Knee Length Skirt" is presented in a new 2009 stereo mix which is identical to it's original 1982 stereo mix that was released on "Sunset Stadium". The only differences are the lead vocals and drums which are placed in the middle of the stereo picture.

"I'm Nothing without You Girl" and "Love Me Girl" are presented in their original 1981 stereo mixes that were released on "X-Rayed" because the vocals and/or instruments frequently switched between channels, so remixing the songs would spoil their experimental feel.

The Very Best of Cherry Beat, Volume Two — Album

Chart Position: #1 (UK Album)
#9 (US Album)
Released: 11th March 2010
Recorded: 15th February 1978 – 3rd January 1982, 12th February – 19th May 1999, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
9th June 1980 – 24th July 1981, Oxford Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
31st January 1980, Faringdon Golf Course, Oxford-shire, United Kingdom
31st December 1981, Moonlight Bay Stadium, Oxford, United Kingdom
16th November 2004, Eastern Sound Theatres, Oxford, United Kingdom
18th December 2004 – 19th August 2005, Eastern Sound Recorders, Oxford, United Kingdom
Genre: Experimental Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Power Pop
Label: Moonlight Bay Records (Disc 1: tracks 1 - 17, Disc 2: tracks 1 - 12)
Starboard Music Records (Disc 2: tracks 13 - 16)
Producer: Torquil Dohrn (Disc 1: tracks 1, 4, 7, Disc 2: tracks 4 - 6, 14)
Riley Ganz (Disc 1: tracks 3, 5, 6, 9 - 14, 16 - 17, Disc 2: tracks 4)
Gregory Dogan (Disc 2: tracks 2, 7 - 12)
Chudley Maron (Disc 1: tracks 1, 2, 4)
Peter McDonald (Disc 1: tracks 2, 3, 14 - 16, Disc 2: tracks 1, 10 - 16)
Devon O'Connell (Disc 1: tracks 5)
Amber Whitby (Disc 1: tracks 12)
Sam Whitby (Disc 1: tracks 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 17, Disc 2: tracks 3, 13, 15, 16)
Track Listing — Disc One: Let Us Ride [2001 Stereo Mix]
Vision of My Life [2001 Stereo Mix]
If I Lost Your Love [2009 Stereo Mix]
I Love You Girl [2009 Stereo Mix]
Shannon [2009 Stereo Mix]
You Make Me Shiver [2009 Stereo Mix]
A Dream of a Dream [2009 Stereo Mix]
Vicky-Li [2009 Stereo Mix]
I'm Touched By Your Love [2009 Stereo Mix]
Instant Carbonara [2001 Stereo Mix]
Key Lime Pie [2001 Stereo Mix]
Fire! Fire! Fire! [2009 Stereo Mix]
Moment of Glory [2009 Stereo Mix]
Sick and Tired of Travelling [2001 Stereo Mix]
A World without Romance [2001 Stereo Mix]
I Don't Want to Be a Womaniser [2001 Stereo Mix]
Rights from Wrongs
Track Listing — Disc Two: Chaos and Corruption [2001 Stereo Mix]
Moolah Mogul [1981 Stereo Single Mix]
Savant Supreme [2009 Stereo Mix]
I'm Nothing without You Girl
This is Romance [2009 Stereo Mix]
Love Me Girl
Moonlight Bay [2001 Stereo Mix]
Pigeon Post [2001 Stereo Mix]
Knee Length Skirt [2009 Stereo Mix]
Mochaccino Springs [1999 UK Stereo Mix]
Ocean Ripple [1999 UK Stereo Mix]
Paintball Attendant
The Dream is Over
Romance is My Life
Blossom of Romance
Blissful Night

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