Ernest Jenning Record Company has announced the 10th anniversary, fully-analog remastered reissue of Chris Mills’ Wall To Wall Sessions, due October 20th. Album downloads will include The Wall to Wall Sessions: Acoustic Alternates and Outtakes EP. To ring in the release, there will be a release show at Brooklyn, NY’s Union Hall on October 23.
Ten years ago, in the middle of a freezing Chicago blizzard, veteran songwriter Chris Mills and 17 of the city’s brightest musical talents holed up for three days in the red shag carpeted confines of Wall to Wall Studios. A former Zenith sound stage, the 3000 square foot live room would be ground zero for Mills’s most ambitious project to date — The Wall to Wall Sessions — ten songs recorded completely live to 1/4 2-track tape – no computers, no overdubs – just a room full of world class musicians recording songs steeped in Mills’ startling imagery, gut wrenching heart-ache, and lyrical romanticism.
Co-producer David Nagler (musical director of John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders, Jon Langford Skull Orchard) provided lush string and horn arrangements, while current Decemberist Nora O’Connor and former Rock-a-Teen and current solo sensation Kelly Hogan (also of the Neko Case band) leant vocal muscle and harmonies.
Now, for the album’s 10th anniversary, The Wall to Wall Sessions has been fully remastered from the original stereo master tapes, completely in analog by veteran mastering engineer Paul Gold (Jens Lekman, The War on Drugs). Using razor blades, scotch tape, and various tube-driven knobs and switches The Wall to Wall sessions has been reassembled and pressed, for the first time, to deluxe180 gram vinyl (available on Loud Romantic Records), with an all new digital transfer available from Ernest Jenning Records.
Wall To Wall Sessions (10th Anniversary Reissue) Tracklist:
1. Chris Mills Is Living The Dream
2. Escape From New York
3. Dancing On The Head Of A Pin
4. A Farewell to Arms
5. Mothra (Will You Please Be Quiet)
6. In The Time Of Cholera
7. The World Some Sad Hour
8. Everything About The Heart
9. You Are My Favorite Song
11. Chris Mills Is Living The Dream (Acoustic)
12. Please Take Me With You When You Go
13. Everything About The Heart (Alternate)
14. Escape From New York (Acoustic)
16. I Wish I Was A Bomb
17. New York’s Glorious New Wave
Chris Mills’ upcoming performances:
10/23 – Union Hall – Brooklyn, NY*
* – w/Summer Fiction, Widower