Valdy Viva Valdy: Live at Last
Released in 2003
Produced by Valdy & Norman MacPherson
This two-CD set consists of one CD of live concert recordings and a second CD of studio recordings. 2 CDs, 25 songs; 13 live, 12 tracked
"The 12 tunes on the Studio disc are multi-track productions, with great players, sweet BGs, a few parts flown in on the net, hard disks lugged up and down the 401 to various studios; Logic audio on a dual processor G4 through a Motu 2408, it's all good stuff, great software," asserts Valdy, "and it has helped Norm and I make a really decent recording."
Now, doesn't that sound Canadian?
This is the best recording work Valdy has ever done with keen songwriting, assertive vocals, marvelous textures; this disc should be this good, after the years Valdy's been recording. Maturing as an artist, it would appear, does not include backing away from the edge.
Viva Valdy: Live at Last,
the Live CD: "No Overdubs, No Second Takes!" joined by
Gary Fjellgaard on 3 songs.
the Studio CD: "No Effects; well, Not Many!" 10 new songs,
2 songs reprised, including "Play Me a Rock 'n' Roll Song."
"The original intent was to do the same tunes both live and in studio, yet with so many songs to document, the content shifted to who I am today, and I want to give these tunes some shelf life, let them be heard, et voila! Viva Valdy: Live at Last. Hope you enjoy these tunes."
from Valdy's website