What's going on with Maynard's Groovy Bible Tunes, from day to day...
It's true: I've burnt the first version of the new "King Seekers" CD. The sleeve and booklet etc are still being designed, so it'll be a little while before I get any CDs to sell. It's 24th Sept today, check back in two weeks, to see how I'm getting on (8th October...)
It's been a lot of hard work - there are NINE new songs, and FIVE recent songs that have only been on the Christmas / Easter compilation CDs (I don't count those CDs as 'major' CDs). That makes nine new recordings, and 5 part new recording / re-mixes. That was a lot of hard work - but I'm really pleased with the outcome.
As a taster of the new songs, I'll try to get one or two up on the website soon...
I'm working hard towards a new CD - 14 songs that haven't been on a 'major' CD before (one or two have appeared on the Easter / Christmas compilation CDs) - and every song is either a new recording or a re-mix with better software (& techniques).
As part of this process, "It was dark" (based on Genesis 1, the first creation account) has been remixed. It was one of my better recordings anyway, but I think I've improved it! You can listen on the jukebox - and the new version is in the store.
The new store version is a 320kbps version (or 384kbps if you get the .wma file). What does that mean? It means there's more data per second, so a better sound. I'm working towards all the store downloads being at this rate.
At last - the first public results of the recording session with some of the children from our HotShots Club! Click this link for a reminder of what happened...
The online version of "Click - He's the Image" has been updated with this new recording - and I think it's great. Well done kids!
Click Here to listen.
"I don't need no lottery" is a new song - not yet properly recorded, but here's the YouTube version from HotShots 2009:
Yes - I'm having a great time. I've done one week at "Backpackers" in Chesham, Bucks (UK), and I'm half way through our very own "HotShots" here in Frogmore, St Albans.
We've been singing two new songs at HotShots - both about TREASURE, since that's our theme.
"It's treasure" is a bouncy general song, based around Philippians 3:8 (and its the first time I've managed to get an F major chord into a song in D - nice!).
"Where's your treasure?" is a bit more unusual, and specifically themed to our 4-day series with verses for each day. One day (...) I'll get them onto the website - and you can enjoy them too!