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SoundBytes launch Celestial Sessions CD

As part of SoundBytes: Un-Convention we made a special recording of artists from the region during the conference.

SoundBytes: Celestial Sessions CD 

To mark the culmination of Guild 2012, SoundBytes invited emerging artists (and a few special guests), from the Lancashire region to record a track of their own and another from the two previous Guild years (1972 & 1992). The 15 tracks were recorded live at our annual music symposium on Saturday 24th November 2012, at the stunning St John's Minster Church in Preston, Lancashire UK. The CD was launched at SXSW and will also be distributed at other music symposiums including Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape.

SoundBytes: Celestial Sessions - Tracklist

Recorded live at St John's Minster, Preston, UK (24/11/13

01. Our Own Little Place – Bill Orrick (
02. Breaking Tradition – Jamie Brewer (
03. White Lies – Baxter Rhodes (
04. Casanova – Firstname Frank (
05. Willow And The Ghost – Harp And A Monkey (
06. World Stops Spinning – Andy Oliver (
07. Moonbird – Kirsty Almeida (
08. Vincent – Kirsty Almeida ( cover: original by Don McLean (1972)
09. Out On The Weekend – Travelling Band ( cover: original by Neil Young (1972)
10. Dear Madam Barnum – Harp And A Monkey (
11. Come As You Are – Andy Oliver (
12. Pink Moon – Bill Orrick (
13. Superstition - Jamie Brewer (
14. Ain't No Sunshine – Baxter Rhodes (
15. Star Man – Firstname Frank (
16. Be the Change - Tom Metcalfe ( Bonus Track
17. Domino (Live) – Bill Orrick ( Bonus Track

SoundBytes: Un-Convention marked the culmination of Creative Lancashire's Preston Guild 2012 presentations and programme of especially commissioned events (Creative Guild 2012). Preston Guild is an historic celebration, which dates back to 1179 - sharing a heritage of over 800 years. It is the only Guild still celebrated in the UK and, as such, is truly unique. Held only once every 20 years, the 2012 celebration will be the first Guild in the 21st century and the first since the granting of Preston’s city status in 2002.

For Guild 2012, we invited artists at SoundBytes: Un-Convention to perform a cover version of a song from either 1972 or 1992 (which are the two previous Guild years in Preston and related to one of the themes of the event). We set up a mobile studio to the church for this purpose. Given the nature of the church we asked that only acoustic set up be used (vocals and guitars, keyboards, strings or similar)

For more information and to request a copy of the CD (subject to avaialability please contact / 01772 536648.