‘An astounding and soulful album. But with that line-up of world class players I wouldn’t expect anything less.’
‘It’s really, really good.’
Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
‘Kinda jazzy, kinda bluesy, kinda souly – lots of influences – great singing, great playing – this album is very good – very enjoyable.’
Paul Long, BBC producer
We decided we wanted to record our album ‘Under the Same Sun’ live to tape – to capture the magic, spirit and freedom of playing live.
Eastcote studios was the only place we considered recording in – it is a classic studio with a unique feel – run by Philip Bagenal and George Murphy – two masters of the art of recording.
You go through the turquoise door and you know it’s a place where you can really make music – with the classic gear and the brilliant skills of Philip and George. Eastcote is 1UP’s home from home.
Most of the tracks we used were first or second takes – there is a risk and also a truth in that.
The only overdubs were the hammond/synth and percussion.
All the tracks on the album were recorded in two days.
The album was mixed/mastered at Paul Stacey’s studio, London
Guitarist, producer Paul Stacey knows 1UP’s music from the inside out – having gigged with the band.
We asked him to do the mix because of his technical artistry, deep musical knowledge and passion for vintage gear not to mention his wry wit.
The other character in the mix was Paul’s Trident 1A desk – one of only 14 in the world. This particular desk was used for mixing Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’ and David Bowie tracks.
Together Paul and his Trident Desk managed to capture the warmth, space and vibe of the music – exactly what we wanted to create sonically.
released June 16, 2016
All songs written by Fi Carroll/Dave Lewis
except track 1 Carroll/Lewis/Youngs/Phillips/Malcolm//Eckford/Deane/Cherry/
& track 9 Carroll/Lewis/Phillips
Dave Lewis – tenor sax
Lizzie Deane – vocals
Adam Phillips – guitar
Al Cherry – guitar
Robin Aspland – piano/rhodes
Neville Malcolm – bass
Rod Youngs – drums
Pete Eckford – percussion,
Fi Carroll – lyrics
also featuring Yolanda Charles – bass tracks 2 & 6
& Carl Hudson – synths & hammond tracks 2, 3, 6 & 8