Re-Turn of the Wheel
- Order number: 35225
- Band/Artist: STEEPWATER BAND
- Format: CD
- Genre: HARDROCK
- Erscheinungsdatum: 13.05.2022
US-Import: The Steepwater Band Set to Release “Re-Turn of the Wheel”.
It has been two years since the release of TSB’s critically & fan acclaimed record “Turn of the Wheel” which came out at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and was therefore never properly supported with live shows to promote it. April 29, 2022 will see the release of “Re-Turn of the Wheel,” a companion piece to the band’s previous album, featuring eight newly recorded tracks, plus an acoustic version of the title track, all recorded during the pandemic lockdown.
Also included on the vinyl & CD editions will be “Make it Right,” a fan favorite from the digital & streaming versions of “Turn of the Wheel” that was left off the original vinyl version due to space limitations.
Once again, recording took place at Vigo Street Studios, on the shores of Lake Michigan in Miller Beach, Indiana with Jim Winters (brother of TSB drummer Joe Winters) handling the production and mixing duties. “The band and I feel that TOTW is a very strong album for us, and wanted to find a way to keep the focus on it when touring resumed. So we thought, why not just add to it?” said Joe Winters.
Recording began in early 2021, as the band tracked the songs separately in order to adhere to safety protocols, also a first for TSB, who are used to recording basic tracks live in a room while playing together. Additional recording took place at Cruise Control Studios in Fortville, IN (just outside of Indianapolis) with TSB guitarist Eric Saylors engineering his own guitar parts, along with the backing vocals for the project.
Jeff Massey, lead vocalist / guitarist for TSB said, “This new collection of songs reflects the intensity of the current times, and the band’s never ending love for creating new music.” He added, “picking up right where we left off on the last record, it only made sense to make this a companion piece to TURN OF THE WHEEL.”
Guesting on keyboards again for about half of the album is the band’s old friend Chris Grove, a longtime member of the Eddie Money band.
“Re-Turn of the Wheel” will be The Steepwater Band’s eighth full length release, along with two official live albums, and a couple of EPS over the band’s 24 year career. The artwork for the album will be a variation on TOTW, serving as “Side C / Side D” to the original record - with the CD & streaming versions arriving this spring, and the vinyl LP later in the year, due to high vinyl demand causing delays for nearly all artists & labels making records at the moment.
Mastering for the project again took place at the legendary Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine and was completed by Grammy award winning engineer Adam Ayan.