RICHARD MADDEN Second Nature released 10 December 2021
In late August 2010, Richard and band (Curtis DeVille on drums and Mark Deayton on bass), headed up to Fletchers Farmhouse in the Southern Highlands to record what would become the album, ‘Second Nature’. Recorded in three days with Syd Green engineering, the band made the most of their short time together. Additional overdubs including harmonica from David Blight and a horn section were laid down in the following months shortly thereafter. Consisting of mainly of Richard’s guitar driven original songs, the album is peppered with some fantastic cover versions. It wasn’t until early 2020, some 10 years later, that the unmixed tracks were reassembled and mixed with the assistance of Ben Worsey. Additional piano parts were recorded by Lachy Doley in June 2020, and the album was mastered by Cefe Flynn 2021.
Track listing: 1. Heavy Load 2. Sweet Envy 3. Messin’ with the Kid 4. Reefer Headed Woman 5. Keeper of the Night 6. Factory Air Conditioned 7. Rattlesnakin’ Daddy 8. Tale of Lee Malone 9. Oh Oh 10. Autumn Sun
‘Richard is the real deal!’ – Stuart Coupe
‘This album is sure to please fans of hard, guitar-oriented, blues rock!’ – Bluestown Music
‘4 out of 5 stars’ – Rhythms Magazine
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