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I liked rock music just as much when it was stripped of its electric pomp. It was, after all, essentially a folk/blues style plugged-in to be noisy. So called unplugged became a fashionable mode for a bit though not in time for our particular brand to be accepted by the labels.

When that brand kicked off in 1987 the tracks were fully wired at first but to initiate the material we rehearsed around a piano and guitar, soon finding something valuable in the bare interpretations. Thus was born the Brooks project. As it gathered momentum more musicians joined and the palette filled back up again, still with mainly acoustic instruments but by then in expanded form.

With the extra players, the digital reverb and the odd synthetic part, the sound had moved somewhat from its early concept, maybe not always for the better, but still retaining its integrity hopefully captured in this 10-track edit.

performed: Brooks

produced: CS (1990)

Archive Recordings

10 - track edit