One afternoon back in 1986, Jeremy Gregg and I recorded some duets of our own music at his flat in Bermondsey. One of them was a tune of mine called ‘Seascape’. We played it live and recorded it straight onto a cassette deck. Thirty-three years later, at Elfo Studios just outside Piacenza in Italy, Alberto Callegari took this recording and remixed it: to our original instruments – Jeremy’s guitar and my would-be Fender Rhodes (actually a Yamaha DX21 synthesiser) – he added new instrumental and drum parts. I really like the result.
Alongside this vintage recording are two more recent versions of tunes that I wrote in the mid-1980s for The Peer Group, the band that Jeremy and I were playing in. Once again Alberto has remixed and re-voiced these tracks completely, giving them his own distinctive spin.
released February 25, 2021
Jonathan Coe - Compositions, keyboards, guitar (track 3)
Alberto Callegari - Arrangements, drum programming, additional keyboards
Jeremy Gregg - Guitar (track 1)