The unmistakable voice of Pree who performs "Suddenly there’s you” a rhythmic piece of danceable soul with overtones from the 1960’s. The original song concept was written in London 2003 and made its final journey to Detroit, Michigan for completion in 2008. Dennis Coffey and Carl Dixon produced the track for Bandtraxs Productions at ‘Studio A’, Dearborn Heights, Detroit. The arrangement was by the renowned David J. Van De Pitte and in addition the track features some legendary session musicians from the heart and soul of the city. Pree played an important role in providing her vocal and song arranging talents to make this project work as well as being a co-writer of the song.
This release features the original full length studio vocal and instrumental versions which have never been available before and in addition, three original demos that helped pave the way for this being ultimately being recorded in Detroit. The 2003 and 2006 demos were first aired by UK soul connoisseur DJ Harry Grundy in 2006 giving credence to the song and his conviction meant a studio booking for real two years later to record the song. The official digital release for the shorter version was 2009 and in addition, 45 rpm 7” vinyl pressings were commissioned later utilising the same shorter mix. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Title: Suddenly there’s you (short/full studio versions) Writers: Carl Dixon (PRS)/Pree (ASCAP) Artist: Pree Label: Bandtraxs Production: Dennis Coffey & Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions Artwork: Michelle Melkman Studio Sleeve Art Photo: Johnnie Sue Bridges ISRC number: GBXNE2000001/2/3/4/5 This release: 15th June 2020 Original song incarnation: 2nd March 2003 (first demo version) Recording location: Studio A, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, March 2008 Demo recording locations: London 2003/6 For more information about the track please visit www.bandtraxs.com Artists and session musicians on ‘Suddenly there’s you’ - studio version Lead Vocals: Pree Backing vocals: Spyder Turner, Gayle Butts, Pree Drums 1: Uriel Jones Drums 2: Spider Webb Percussion 1: Dennis Sheridan Percussion 2: Larry Frantangelo Guitar 1: Dennis Coffey Guitar 2: Ray Monette Bass guitar: Bob Babbitt Steinway Grand Piano: Robert Jones Horns 1 Trumpet: John Trudell Horns 2 Trumpet: David Jennings Horns 3 Trombone: Edward Gooch Horns 4 Tenor sax: George Benson Horns 5 Baritone sax: Mark Berger Vibraphones: Rob Pipho Arranger & Studio Conductor: David J. Van De Pitte Produced by Dennis Coffey & Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions Recording location Studio A Recordings Inc 5619 North Beech Daly Dearborn Heights Michigan 48127-3927 Engineered and mixed by Todd Fairall Assistant engineer Jezreel Santos Mastered by Eric Morgeson Demos written, produced, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon in London between 2003 and 2006 Musicians on London/England demo versions Guitar, bass guitar, keys: Carl Dixon Drums Uriel Jones and Pistol Allen from 'The Drummers of Motown' collection painstakingly sequenced and edited by Carl Dixon