Recorded between 1996 and 1997 in Irene's studio, Moonstone Productions, Motor Scooter was Irene's first CD release. Participating in the recording were:
Iain Cameron, bass,
Deb Rhymer, background vocals,
Mike Sampson, lead guitar and
Sean Wallbridge, percussion.
The CD is a collection of fine folk/pop/country style songwriting, plenty of acoustic guitar and a fresh, "live" sound. The recording was done over a period of 6 months using a 1" reel-to-reel Tascam MSR-24 recorder, a Mackie CR-1604-VLZ board, a ProVerb effects processor and dbx 1 compressor/limiter. Irene was the jack of all trades, alternating between engineer, producer, songwriter and performer. "My idea was to have the songs as the centre of the recording. I began by building a simple arrangement around each one, that was meant to create solid support without interfering with each song's original feel. It's difficult going from performer, filling in all of the "spaces", and then going into a studio and letting all of the players create those fills! But I'm pretty pleased with the results."