Cosmas was originally mastered in 1997 by Chris Blair the Senior Mastering Engineer at Abbey Road Studios. Chris worked with the Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and many many more of my favourite artists. So I felt very fortunate. With changing times, equipment and 'ears', the CD now feels like it was mastered more for vinyl than CD.
Today albums are often excessively limited and over compressed through digital formatting. I have always tried to stay clear of this, but felt that the original master, while good for it's time, could be improved on, so it can stand up against the modern recordings of today.
released December 12, 1997
Damian Wilson: vocals, backing vocals and acoustic guitar
Kevin Jamieson: electric, acoustic guitars and banjo
Richard Bottom, Amo Spires: electric guitar
Nick Hannon, Phil Williams, Andrew Lang: bass
Joe Cooper: percussion
Patch Hannon: drums
Andrew Holdsworth: piano, bass, harpsichord and Hammond organ
Gordon Mills: drums, 12-string guitar, tambourine, acoustic guitar, mandolin
Paul Jude Wilson: backing vocals
Bryony Lang, Rachel Holdsworth, Liz Cox, Elisa Bergerson: violin
Tony Woollard, Kristian Hibberd, Ian Burge: cello
Jonathan Hill, Bryony Fisher, Rachel Conner, Hannah Payne: strings
Jon Payne: accordion
Rene Brandon: trumpet
Lucinda Willits: oboe
Joe Broad, Joanna Ellis: flute
Anna Tchaikovski: clarinet
Anthony Conner: bassoon
Julian Pinn: trombone
Homegrown: Based on the original arrangement by Guy Fletcher.
Vocal engineered by Richard West
Produced, arranged, engineered and mixed by Andrew Holdsworth
Recorded between October 1995 and March 1996 at Kenney Jones’ Private Studio; Sunshack
Studio, Farnham; Control 1 Studio, Weybridge; with assistance from Thin Ice II Studio, London.
Piano recorded by Anthony Conner.
Mixed during February 1997 at Gracieland Studio, Rochdale, assisted by Tim.
Damian Wilson is an English musician, songwriter and vocalist who has appeared on over 70 separate album
Damian is mostly known in the rock genre, for bands and projects such as Headspace, Threshold, Star One, Ayreon, Praying Mantis and Rick Wakeman. As a solo artist he has released 5 solo albums, a DVD and a retrospective double album and 2 acoustic albums with Adam Wakeman....more