Songwriting is influenced by the time and environment in which the songwriter lives. The end result can surprise the songwriter more than anyone else. One sets out intending to explore a certain area of music when suddenly the songs take on a life and direction of their own and the project veers onto a new path. LightSongs was born from such a course change. A few years before this, Each played electric rock live, integrating electric songs of their own design into the mix. The formula path for bands at the time was to play live as much as possible, cut a demo song or LP, then have it shopped to the major record labels. Songwriting began with a plan to record an album. After intensive writing sessions and the dust had cleared, the project demonstrated the band could also write and play melodic acoustic-rock. Between live gigs they rehearsed the new songs and planned a recording budget. Studio time was very expensive. They had to make every moment in the studio count to get the album done. They mapped out the recording booking down to fine detail. Everything was planned meticulously to get the biggest bang out of the budget and bring in a quality album. When Each entered Studio In The Country --a major commercial recording facility--to record LightSongs, the trio were very well rehearsed. Every guitar string was new, every drum head tuned, all variables planned and accounted for. The recording process began. They burned for three straight days, totally focused on the task at hand, intent on completing the album in time. On the fourth day they mixed. The money clock was winding down to the final moments as the finished master mix tape copies were run off. Fate had wrought an ironic twist. The electric rock band had come out of the studio with an upbeat, Beatlesque harmony-filled acoustic rock album of love songs. Studio personel and friends'joked the band had just finished their 'Rubber Soul'. LightSongs brings a historical closure for Each. There was a debate on whether or not to release the album because it was very different from the more electric 'The North Border Sessions'. Each did not want to mislead anyone into thinking they were only an acoustic rock band. The album is rather an 'aspect' of their musical 'personality' of that time. After much consideration it was decided to leave it to intelligent listeners at large and added to the Each discography. LightSongs became an 'official' beginning to a musical quest that continues.
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