Early Alchemy

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Early Alchemy
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Compilation album by Acoustic Alchemy
Released March 16, 1992
Recorded 1982-1990 at Wave Studios, London, UK
Hansa Haus Studios, Bonn, Germany
Genre Smooth Jazz
Length 44:54
Label GRP 9666
Producer Nick Webb
Acoustic Alchemy chronology
5th
Back On The Case
(1991)String Module Error: Match not found1991
6th
Early Alchemy
(1992)
7th
The New Edge
(1993)String Module Error: Match not found1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Early Alchemy was a compilation album produced by Nick Webb of Acoustic Alchemy and the sixth album overall released on March 16, 1992.

The album was put together from old recordings and outtakes by Webb and Simon James, to give insight into the progression of the band's music.

The album contains the original recordings of "Sarah Victoria" and "Casino", successful Acoustic Alchemy songs co-written by James.

The instrumental make-up of the band differs here too, with a double bass, percussionist and string quartet (The Violettes) backing up the sound of the dual acoustic guitars.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writers Duration
1 "Santiago" Webb 4:20
2 "Sarah Victoria" Webb 1:56
3 "Last Summer Song" Webb/Clyne 3:22
4 "Slap It Down" Webb 2:39
5 "Sira's Song" Webb 3:39
6 "Moonstone" Webb/James 1:48
7 "Wind It Up" Webb/Clyne/Twigg 4:03
8 "Casino" Webb/James 3:18
9 "Little Bercheres" Webb 4:40
10 "Amanecer" James 3:06
11 "Waiting For You" Webb 3:25
12 "Return Flight" Webb 3:23
13 "Daybreak" James 2:56
14 "A Dream Of Fair Women" Webb/James 2:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Mario Argandona – percussion, sound effects, finger snaps
  • Andy Baltimore – creative director
  • Francis Bucknall – cello
  • Mike Caldwell – photography
  • Jeff Clyne – bass, composer, double bass
  • Joseph Doughney – producer, digital editing, post production
  • John Earls – violin
  • Klaus Genuit – engineer, remixing
  • David Gibb – design
  • Katy Hull – violin
  • Martin Humbey – viola
  • Simon James – guitar, composer, guitar (steel)
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Scott Johnson – design
  • Doreen Kalcich – assistant producer
  • Michael Landy – producer, digital editing, post production
  • Ron Mathewson – double bass
  • Ron Mathewson – bass
  • Sonny Mediana – design
  • John O'Keeny – percussion, conductor, vibraphone
  • John Parsons – percussion, guitar (steel), sound effects, engineer, finger snaps, remixing
  • Michael Pollard – production coordination
  • Andy Ruggirello – design
  • Dan Serrano – design
  • Rod Shone – photography
  • Klaus Sperber – bass
  • Trevor Tomkins – percussion
  • The Violettes – strings
  • Nick Webb – composer, guitar (steel), producer, engineer, liner notes, remixing
  • Gareth Winters – cover design
  • Adam Zelinka – producer, digital editing, post production

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