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Phoenix Rising Mk II LogoThe original band line-up reformed in the studio briefly, with the goal of finishing off a long-postponed studio album, that had been on the tapes since they disbanded in the mid 80’s.

The album is called ‘After The Fire’ (to reflect its post-dated release) and contains definitive recordings of their extensively gigged material. Although some of the tracks were captured on The Live Session recorded right at the start of their gigging career, this album more accurately reflects the final versions of the material.

The album is now scheduled for release later on this year.

After The Fire - click for more infoUnfortunately due to extensive personal priorities, both Chris and Jack did not have the time available to complete the recording work and give it the justice it deserved.

But, having started on it and in the spirit of “...by hook or by crook...”, Pete brought in the session guys from Pig’n’aif and has completed the work. The vocals are performed admirably by the inimitable Mick Shedd. Bass is performed by Session Pete.

The drumming is based upon digitised versions of Danny’s original drumming (since he is sadly no longer with us). Pete was adamant that working with a ‘Digital Danny’ was freakishly like having him in the room, but as he added “...but without the backchat...”. The drums were finalised by Clatterfoot. Pete added guitars, guitar synth, backing vocals and production.

The release of this album will bring the saga of Phoenix Rising to a tidy end, although alongside the recording sessions, Pete was busy writing and demoing new Phoenix Rising style material. These tracks will now appear under the Pig’n’aif banner... and so it goes full circle, as that is the project that Phoenix Rising originally spun off from...

Alongside the work on ‘After The Fire’ Pete and Jack collaborated on a couple of Pig’n’aif albums. The were ‘Pig’n’aif Blue-ish’ and ‘Handover’. There are clips from the albums in the discography on this site. Click on the album covers of the right for more info or you can go to the Pig’n’aif Website

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Our colleagues at Factory Fast Records of New York City were also kind enough to include ‘Pig’n’aif’ tracks on some compilation release albums, including tracks from the ‘Handover’ album. The tracks are receiving regular, sustained airplay from radio stations in the USA as well as some local stations in the UK. Thanks guys for your ongoing help and support. Check out the Pig’n’aif Twitter feed for more info





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