Saturday, October 3 in Remscheid
It's a huge day for me, and for our Newfoundland album! After all the writing, the recording, the demo posting, then finally the song vote... and over a month of anticipation since I left St John's...
it's time to release the names of the ten songs that have made the album tracklist.
Thank you infinitely for your patience as I added up the votes and move from town to town on the New Harbours Tour!
The top-voted songs (from a record number of MF voters!) are:
#1. Quiet Harbour
#2. The One That Got Away
#3. My Good & Noble Friend
#4. Oh The Good Times
#6. Until The Next Time
#7. So Courageous
#8. The Prayer
#10. Sun Dogs
I LOVE these song votes!! and it has been a THRILLING time, to see your names come into my inbox and then put check marks beside the songs that 'grabbed you' the most. Many people have asked me, 'What about the songs that don't make the vote?'.. and the answer is that 1) some will be played live and so will live on in this way, and 2) one song is going to become a video, shot in the mixing studio, that is going straight to FinlayTV. More on all this later...
Thank you all once again, so very much for participating and helping to shape this album. It has come together in the most beautiful, organic and Newfoundlander way and will be close to my heart forever.
Now-- to work this thing into a masterpiece! It's on to some more recording, of my own parts and of Stephan Nobis' astonishing piano, then to the mix and master, all the while building the album booklet which will be bigger and bolder than ever.
Please do drop a line any time, and in the meantime of course I hope that we see you at a coming show!
All the best from the road, from Morgan