While I've been playing bass in the Eclipse Trio, doing the same in the other new(ish) band (more on that soon) and trying desperately to get my own Spingere release finished, my pal Lee Fletcher has done something rather wonderful. Together with the gifted vocalist that is his wife Lisa, and uber touch guitar hero Markus Reuter, Lee has made a cover of the Mike Oldfield song Islands.
There's a host of talent on the song, providing lush strings, Uilleann Pipes and other delights. The bass guitar parts are played by talented newcomer Tony Levin. No, what am I saying? If you don't know Tony Levin's work you probably do anyway. He's played with John Lennon, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel and just about everyone else on the planet who ever recorded a song.
It's a beautiful piece of work and the production alone is a call to raise the bar on sound quality when releasing songs rather than compressing everying into a mush.
It's available on bandcamp for a very reasonable price and I'd urge you to go and get a copy. Then check out Lee's album 'Faith in Worthless Things', which deserves much greater recognition.