Nikki Sudden 'Fred Beethoven' Ltd Edt Blue Vinyl LP 400 only
We are proud to present a newly found unreleased album recorded across two winter time sessions at Nikkis favourite recording studio Woodbine Studios in Leamington Spa
Apart from a couple of cover versions Bye bye Johnny & Ronnie Lane’s, Faces classic Debris and a re- working of one of Nikki’s old songs from his first album Forest Fire , The Fred Beethoven Project ( known as the fred beethovens projectile ) sessions sees the band teaming up with Croatian guitar hero Freddy Lynxx to record brand new compositions unavailable on any other recording.
The tapes were discovered whilst compiling a career spanning box set issued to critical acclaim last year.
This album seriously rocks !!
LIMITED Blue vinyl Lp package 400 only!
1. Bye bye Johnny
2. Black Satin Suit
3. Blenkinsop's Soup Kitchen
4. Looking at You ( Sudden / Lynxx)
5. It's Gonna Be Alright
6. Stereo Baby
7. Summer Burn Down
8. Forest Fire
10. Pin A Rose On Me
11. Don’t Look Back
12. So Much To Learn
Recorded 29/30th December 1997, 2nd to 4th January 1998, 2nd November 1998 and 20th, 22nd-25th January 1999 At Woodbine Street Recording Studios with: Terry Miles, Carl Picot, Marky Williams, and Freddy Lynxx
These sessions were an absolute pleasure to be part of partly because there was no pressure on us to deliver the goods in form of a product. We were literally putting down some of Nikki’s songs, along with some of Freddy Lynxx s, just for the hell of it! So, it’s great that these tracks have finally seen the light of day. Listening back to tracks such as Forest Fire, Stereo Baby and Bye Bye Johnny really show Nikki’s rock n roll heart (and in my mind ‘out rocking’ some of his released material which i think will surprise some people). Carl’s bass playing was as usual very tight, while Freddy added the solar flare with his classic Johnny Thunderesque style. I think the finished result clearly shows four guys doing what they did best which is why I’m sure you’ll agree, this material is a fitting tribute to Nikki’s heritage and his love of what he did best ROCK N ROLL....
Mark Williams, Birmingham, England October 8th 2012
Design Ludwig Van Clark