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The Album That Never Was: Live Tracks 2022

by Neil Alexander & NAIL

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Supertoast 08:44
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Shenandoah 09:37
Oh Shenandoah I long to See you Away, you Rolling River Oh Shenandoah, I'll not deceive you Away, we're bound away 'cross the wide Missoura For Seven Years I've been a Rover Away, you Rolling River For Seven Years I've been a Rover Away, we're bound away 'cross the wide Missoura
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about

As of 2022, NAIL has been playing consistently for 23 years. During our 20th year run (2019) I decided that 2020 was going to be the year we made our first big live record. When I was growing up all my favorite bands had killer live records. It was just what bands did. So I thought “it’s time”. We all know what happened there.

We almost managed to get one recorded this year on August 19th, but I got COVID and had to cancel the show… so for now it still eludes us. Meanwhile, we had a really great show the Upfront Exhibition Space in Port Jervis NY on September 30th and I've complied 5 tracks from that into a collection called "The Album That Never Was." These track showcases the band in great form, and the recordings came out really well despite the lack of multitrack recording. A little mastering spit & polish and Voila!
And if you purchase the complete CD on Bandcamp you’ll get 3 bonus tracks, one each from 2017, 2018 and 2019, all from terrific shows with various guest artists.

Anyway, the plan is for NAIL to continue doing many more shows in the coming years. I hope this collection of live recordings whets your appetite for more and inspires you to come and experience the magic in person, as it happens.

Thanks for listening!

- Nail

credits

released November 4, 2022

Neil Alexander & NAIL is:

Neil "Nail" Alexander - Keyboards & Synthesizers
Brian "Moonstone" Mooney - Basses
Nadav "The Z" Snir-Zelniker - Drums

All tracks recorded live September 30th 2022 at Upfront Exhibition Space Port Jervis NY.
Venue sound, lights and recording by Mike Ward
Mastered by Neil Alexander at Annaran Studios Newburgh NY October 2022.
Cover Art by Neil Alexander

Neil's Live Rig:
Korg Kronos 88LS
Dave Smith Prophet 12
Dave Smith Pro 2
Nord Electro 4 SW73
Moog Sub37 Tribute Edition
Zoom Livetrack 12 Mixer
Line 6, TC Electronics and Strymon effects
QSC K8.2 Monitors

Bonus tracks:
1. "Whisper of Angels" recorded at the Howland Art Center July 2019
Guest Artists: Eric Person (flute), Brad Hubbard (Flute), Steven Frieder (Tenor sax)

2. "Twist and Shout" Recorded at Quinn's May 2017
Guest Artist: Sam Smith (bass)

3. "The Yearning" recorded at the Falcon Underground April 2018
Guest Artists: Monroe Quinn (Guitar), Danny Pagan (Drums)

Keyboards Used:
Korg Kronos 88LS
Dave Smith Prophet 12
Dave Smith Pro 2
Nord Electro 4 SW73
Moog Sub37 Tribute Edition
Zoom Livetrack 12 Mixer
Line 6, TC Electronics and Strymon effects
QSC K8.2 Monitors

Dedications and such:
This collection is a decent representation of where the group is right now, both in terms of the music (compositions & arrangements) and the sonic landscape (sounds, technology, texture, etc) so I'd like to take a second to mention some folks that have been significant in my development and the development of this ensemble.
They are (in no particular order):

Nita Rae Sutton
Peter Furlan
Dean Sharp
Richard Cameron-Wolfe
Nadav Snir-Zelniker
Rob Smith
John Burdick
Joe Lovano
Joe Pascarell
Bob Meyer
Dave Lewitt

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Neil “Nail” Alexander Newburgh

“All music is crossover”. I'm Neil Alexander, a pianist, synthesist and composer from Newburgh, NY. I've played thousands of gigs in every style in 30+ years of making music, & have had ample opportunity to see where different styles intersect and how music crosses over. My music ranges from hi energy jams to greasy funk; sweet ballads, ambient electronica, drum 'n' bass & more. Have a listen. :) ... more

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