As of 2022, NAIL has been playing consistently for 23 years. During our 20th year run (2019) I decided that 2020 was going to be the year we made our first big live record. When I was growing up all my favorite bands had killer live records. It was just what bands did. So I thought “it’s time”. We all know what happened there.
We almost managed to get one recorded this year on August 19th, but I got COVID and had to cancel the show… so for now it still eludes us. Meanwhile, we had a really great show the Upfront Exhibition Space in Port Jervis NY on September 30th and I've complied 5 tracks from that into a collection called "The Album That Never Was." These track showcases the band in great form, and the recordings came out really well despite the lack of multitrack recording. A little mastering spit & polish and Voila!
And if you purchase the complete CD on Bandcamp you’ll get 3 bonus tracks, one each from 2017, 2018 and 2019, all from terrific shows with various guest artists.
Anyway, the plan is for NAIL to continue doing many more shows in the coming years. I hope this collection of live recordings whets your appetite for more and inspires you to come and experience the magic in person, as it happens.
Thanks for listening!
Released November 4, 2022
Neil Alexander & NAIL is:
Neil "Nail" Alexander - Keyboards & Synthesizers
Brian "Moonstone" Mooney - Basses
Nadav "The Z" Snir-Zelniker - Drums
All tracks recorded live September 30th 2022 at Upfront Exhibition Space Port Jervis NY.
Venue sound, lights and recording by Mike Ward
Mastered by Neil Alexander at Annaran Studios Newburgh NY October 2022.
Cover Art by Neil Alexander
Neil's Live Rig:
Korg Kronos 88LS
Dave Smith Prophet 12
Dave Smith Pro 2
Nord Electro 4 SW73
Moog Sub37 Tribute Edition
Zoom Livetrack 12 Mixer
Line 6, TC Electronics and Strymon effects
QSC K8.2 Monitors
Released: November, 2022
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