Live at Ronnie Scott's
The Official Japanese Edition CD
Release date: 10 March, 2021
CD in mini-LP replica sleeve
Liner notes by Salam Unagami
Nitin Sawhney is a busy man. Across many outstanding studio works, scores of soundtracks, dance, theatre and djing, his consistently rich and varied musical output, spanning more than 2 decades, has now been recognised with The Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award. This, his first live album, features highlights from many of his 10 studio albums, including 1999’s Mercury Music Prize nominated Gold awarded ‘Beyond Skin’, the millennial epic ‘Prophesy’ (2001) and his latest work ‘Dystopian Dream’. Recorded across a 3 night residency at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s in Soho, London, during March 2016, these live re-imaginings of old and new favourites buzz with life and joy. Expertly melding flamenco, funk and Indian ragas while branching into primeval blues, tabla breakbeats, beatboxing and much more, Sawhney and his band weave a textural tapestry of treats to the sheer delight of the audience.
As is the hallmark of the ‘Live At Ronnie Scott’s’ series, the supreme quality of Gearbox Records’ mastering and cutting process ensures the intimacy and energy of the live setting is brought back to life in the comfort of your own listening space.
A1 Sunset, A2 Dark Day, A3 Redshift, A4 Homelands, A5 Henrecia Latina B1 Tere Khyal, B2 The Conference, B3 Breathing Light, B4 Nadia, B5 Riverpulse
Recording Engineer - David McEwan
Mix Engineers - James Turner & Harry Timson
Mastered by Darrel Sheinman and Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records
Cut on a Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter; Decca valve equalisation; monitored on Audio Note equipment