The Final Stretch, Questions Answered on Unsung Hero Album

We are hard at work finishing this album, and the time of completion is finally upon us.  December will be our last month of recording. I would like to thank the staff at both Gold Smith Studio and Sneak Attack for their help in this process. I would especially like to thank our sound engineers, Nicholas Lamen and Eric Myers. They have and will continue to make this album wonderful. This project would not have been possible with out them. There have been a lot of people to track on this record, far more than I could possibly count without notes in front of me. However, I know we passed the four drummers and bass players mark. All of the orchestrations auxiliary, and rhythm sections parts sound phenomenal. It is a large team that has made this possible, and I could not have done it without each and every person that was willing to lend their time and talents. Here’s a quick break down.
 
WHY DID IT TAKE YOU THREE YEARS TO FINISH THIS ALBUM?
The dream was real and undying for all of us. The album had to be that and nothing short of it. We did not sacrifice string sections, horn parts, or precision for anything. I do not regret a single moment of our a time spent… There are very few moments I regret.
 
WHEN WILL THE ALBUM BE RELEASED?
Tough call. We will be releasing a single from the album in late January/ early February, and there will be a few listening parties on the east coast, but the official release date has not been finalized yet.
 
WHAT DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO DO ON THE ALBUM?
There are two more songs that need tracking, and strings must be added to a few songs. It is mostly mixing and thinking about mixing, and then more mixing. Then deciding we really did mix that one song right which leads to more mixing. Eventually we will take a break from mixing as to rest our ears in preparation for more mixing. There are a mass amount of moving parts on this album. Hence the special love to Eric and Nick at the beginning of this post.
 
DOES THE ALBUM HAVE THE SONGS WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE FROM YOUR LIVE SET AND PREVIOUS EP’S?
Distraction, Straight Down the Whole, S E Lapp, and Cassandra Lee are all on the full length album. They are new recordings, and definitely not the mixes from the old EP’s. This is a good thing. The new mixes are killer. They sound like John McClane going Super Saiyan.
 
HOW MANY TRACKS ARE ON THE ALBUM?
A lot, and you should listen to all of them :P
 
WHATS THIS SCI FI OPERA THING?!?!. IS THIS A CONCEPT ALBUM?
Yes, it is the first of four. It is one of the more abstract albums to follow out of the JHW story line, but it is definitely a concept album. Some characters from the first album come into play in the second album, and everything trippy is trippy for a reason. There are many brief tracks of dialogues and monologues that are important to the story as well. It’s a blast. More details on the story related aspects will be posted after the album is released. I really don’t want to give anything away before we release it. That would ruin the fun for everyone.
 
WHO IS JACK HOLIDAY?
It’s all in the story, I promise.
 
DO YOU OWN A TIME MACHINE?
Owning and renting are two different things.
 
IN CONCLUSION
On behalf of every member of this group, I can comfortably say we are all excited about getting this album out. It is time. Are you ready?

Unsung Hero
The First installment in the Jack Holiday & The Westerners Sci Fi Rock Opera
Coming 2016

Sincerely,
Scott Whitehouse
 

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