This is taken directly from Echo’s latest emailed newsletter:
Echo have completed recording their latest album, ‘Soul Proprietor’. The full length album includes 14 more of their regular, well known (and some less well known gems) soul and Motown tracks which have been given the ECHO Eternal Edge treatment.
It’s been a labour of love since last October for the 9 piece band who have employed the genius of producer/musician/ arranger Richard Cottle to realise their own arrangements to the songs and use his expertise on the keys. Richard‘s vast experience comes from working with the best; from Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie in the 70’s, to Seal and Wham in the 80’s/90’s to arrangements for the likes of the RPO and he is MD for many tv shows, most recently including ‘The Voice’.
ECHO have also been assisted by the supremely talented Andrew Linham who scored the brass arrangements and members of the Andrew Linham Big Band performed the parts for the album.
The ECHO Sisters have been adding their harmonies to the songs along with Marie’s dynamic lead vocals over their usual rhythm section of James on guitar, Greg on bass and the superb feel of Barney’s drumming. The drums have been recorded at Ralph Salmson’s famous studio, The Bunker, with Barney playing Ralph’s vintage Gretsch studio kit.
The original pressing of Echo’s first album, ‘Bought Not Souled’ has now sold out and the CD is now on its second pressing and the band are expecting copes of their latest album to move even faster when released towards the end of July!
Amidst the busy work preparing and recording in the studio the band have been maintaining their regular gigging schedule including concerts, outreach events and gigs in secular venues.
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