If You're Living

by Johnny MacLeod

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about

Much of this recording happened over a weekend in the autumn of 1996 at my then workspace. Rob, Mike, Harri and I had played most of the material over the years previous so we decided to record live-off-the-floor to 2 inch tape. The rented tape machine proved to be balky but thanks to John, Ormond and Patrick from Teletech, we kept moving. More problematic was Mike calling in sick on Saturday. By begging I got him to drag himself in for six hours on Sunday. The intense need to focus, perhaps, worked to our advantage, but I'm not so sure Mike's mom will ever speak to me again. Of course money is the main reason it's taken so long to get this finished. I'm very grateful for the continued support I've received from my long time associates. JM 2013

Thanks to Eric Kuthe and David Huard for the Leslie
Dedicated to our families and to the memories of Mary Hawkins and Pete Shelston
Scarf courtesy of Kathleen McNally

credits

released July 1, 2013

Johnny MacLeod: Electric 6-string and acoustic 12-string guitar, harmonica, vocals
Mike Young: Bass, backing vocals track 5
Rob Greenway: Drums, backing vocals
Harri Palm: Electric guitar/ tracks 1,2,3,5,6,10,11, mandolin, backing vocals, ghost bass/ tracks 1,3

Produced by Johnny MacLeod with John Whynot
Mixed/engineered/produced with the help of Harri Palm, Peter Hudson and Ormond Jobin
Mastered by John Whynot
Recorded at 4 St. Patrick Street, Toronto/ additional recording at Reaction Studios, Toronto
Edited at Canterbury Music, Toronto

Cover photo: Tom Robe
Production consultant: Alex Radeff
Tape recorder: Teletech/ recording console 4 St. Patrick: Ben Mayer
Gear Maintenance: Superfuzz Audio, Electric Standard

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