Thursday, 21 November 2013
'Libby, let's leave it at that' by The Delgonives
Finally released on Bandtraxs Records, this track is a little different to my usual soul material I create. This time, more of a 1960's 'Beach Boys'/Phil Spector style composition and production. Inspired after seeing a Beach Boys concert in London, September 2012. I wrote the chords and melody only a day after hearing the fantastic songs they performed that evening. The lyrics started to take shape after David Cameron said something to a news journalist 'live on air' simply 'Libby, let's leave it at that' after he was asked an embarrasing question by her!
I was looking for a 'Wrecking Crew' style backing track too, reminiscent of those mid 60's Spector productions. Maybe Carol Kaye on bass and Hal Blaine on drums? This track has for example, two accordions, plonking away in the background. There has been a little interest here and there, but I am still marketing. In addition, I am writing some Christmas lyrics for the same backing track hoping to release in time for this years celebrations.
‘Libby, let’s leave it at that’
Bandtraxs Records - Release date 21st October 2013
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A brand new song and production performed by The Delgonives which sounds similar to those records released during the 1960's US west coast surfin' era. The orchestration particularly reminiscent of recordings that may feature the LA based 'Wrecking Crew' session musicians who performed on so many hits of the 1960's. Whether ‘The Monkees’, ‘The Beach Boys’ or Phil Spector’s wall of sound, 'Libby' is hoping to capture that spirit so evident in the song writing and studio back then.
This song was written and produced in London/England and the title comes from a comment British Prime-minister David Cameron made to a journalist who tried to quiz him about a rather delicate matter in the news, live on air!
The official release date is the 21st October 2013 and the track can be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services.
Title: Libby, let’s leave it at that
Writer: Carl Dixon (PRS)
Published by: CHD Publishing (PRS)
Artist: The Delgonives
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1300012
Artwork photo: Paul Topp (under license)
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 21st October 2013
Original incarnation: September 2012 Music/November 2012 Words
Recording location: London
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© Carl Dixon 2013
Artists and musicians on ‘Libby, let’s leave it at that’
Lead & backing vocals
All instruments and handclaps: Carl Dixon
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon
© Carl Dixon 2013
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