Restless – Unplugged


Restless – Unplugged

1.Ice cold
2.Rock therapy
3.Long winding river
4.Poor man’s prison
5.Cryin‘ over you (slow)
6.Cryin‘ over you
7.Take 5
8.Too much monkey business
9.Leavin‘ this town
10.Money honey
11.I am what I am
12.Your cheating heart
13.Heartaches by the number
14.I met her today
15.Proud Mary
16.Mess of blues
17.Mona Lisa


Mark Harman – Vocals & acoustic gut string guitar
Paul Harman – Acoustic contra bass and backing vocals
Rob Tyler – Drums and percussion

Additional musicians:

Pete Gage – Rhythm guitar on Rock therapy and Leavin‘ this town (with Mark Harman playing direct injection solid body electric guitar)
Paul Madden – Cardboard box on Money honey and tambourine on Mona Lisa
Bongo player on Mona Lisa unknown

These recordings were performed on the 10th – 11th Oct. 1997 at studio #1, Intimate Studios, London.
All performances are continuous unedited or overdubbed renditions chosen from ‚takes‘ in the recording industry modus operandi of pre 1967.
Wherever possible classic vintage microphones were used with the musicians playing ‚in the round‘ situated in the ‚live‘ studio area within eye contact with only essential acoustic baffles and screening for separation. NO AMPLIFICATION was used on any instrument in making this album. NO EQUALISATION, DSP or FX were used in the recording or mixing unless essential for the technical accuracy and listening pleasure of similar to recordings made in the U.S.A. circa 1956. The microphones were carefully positioned to induce natural ambience as well as the maximum clarity and tonal quality of the individual instruments.
The analogue tape recordings were captured onto 16 track Ampex for warmth and smoothness through a Harrison (Nashville, USA) Series 12 recording console – known for its clean, simple, uncluttered signal path to maintain as ‚uncoloured‘ a sonic accuracy as possible. Any compressor/limiters required were of valve architecture copied from circuits designed in the early 1950s.
The result, as you will hear, is the pure, natural, uncontrived talent of RESTLESS captured uncompromisingly avoiding technical gadgetry and gimmickry – truly this is RESTLESS UNPLUGGED.


Exceptions to the above criteria are as follows:

Proud Mary vocal retake – Mark forgot the words but his guitar playing was great.
Rock therapy vocal retake – Mark forgot the words AGAIN.
Money honey – Mark had a ‚frog in his throat‘ on the best instrument take so we let him redo his vocal.