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'Demo is King'- The Morning Light Demos

by Robert Strauss & Stuart Lisbie

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To quote a hero of mine and a huge inspiration for this album, it's production sensibility and aspirations of excellence, "Demo is King" - Quincy Jones.

10 years after its much celebrated original release, we are proud to share the original demo sketches of what became the 'Personal Life' album released in 2013 on Tokyo Dawn Records (Digital) & Expansion Records (Vinyl).

Digital release here: personallife.bandcamp.com/album/morning-light
Vinyl release here: www.discogs.com/master/635573-Personal-Life-Morning-Light

*All music on these demos was written, played and produced by Robert Strauss at WAX Recording Studio' (Brick Lane) London circa 2010-2012. Vocals and Lyrics written by Stuart Lisbie & Robert Strauss. *Track 6 was written by Joe Sample.

These demos were put into production with a full live band, and orchestral ensemble. This album was Fan Nominated by Soul Survivors Magazine UK as album of the year.

Here's more info on the recording studio created to make this album and it's 10 year history: www.wxcltv.com/history

Here's the original album promotion video showing some live performance clips of bands first ever gig + recording sessions and interview footage in studio www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsmysYoyGwg

We thought it would be fun to share these as it's sheds light (pun intended) on the Morning Light album and how these a vintage style pop productions were originally made.


released May 5, 2023


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Robert Strauss

Canadian-born, globally based music producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, graphic artist and humanity facilitator with 3 decades of musical output across genres and aliases.

Founder at WX//CLTV + releases on labels: BBE, Freerange, Tokyo Dawn, Defected, Om, Expansion
Full bio here: wxcltv.com/founder
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