TUNE JAMES EDGE AND THE MINDSTEP - BECOMING
The second of two tracks on a double A side single is a unique and moving song called Becoming. The exquisite string arrangement was masterminded by the legendary Robert Kirby, who conducted the live recording just one week before his untimely and unexpected death in 2010. Robert was best known for his work with Nick Drake but also features Elton John, The Magic Numbers and Ralph McTell in his stellar discography. Robert was approached by James Edge at a tribute night to Nick Drake, at which James was playing Nick’s 'Three Hours' and Robert was so impressed that he agreed to arrange the strings on this track creating a recording to be savoured at leisure, reminiscent of John Martyn and Danny Thompson sweetened by the unmistakeable beauty evident in Nick Drake’s works.
James is joined on these tracks by regular members Avvon Chambers (drums) and Andy Waterworth (double bass) along with a wealth of other talented session musicians on strings.