12th August 2020: In March of this year, Record Store Day ambassadors The Big Moon took on the challenge of recording 3 tracks direct to vinyl with a live audience alongside them in the studio.

The event took place at London’s Metropolis Studios and is thought to be the first time a recording of this nature has been achieved live and direct to vinyl in the modern era. 

Originally fast-tracked through the pressing plants and scheduled to come out on April 18th as part of Record Store Day celebrations, the release was moved to August 29th to coincide with the first of the Record Store Day Drops, due to Record Store Day being pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fans will be able to buy the release on August 29th from a participating independent record shop either in-store from 8am or from an independent record shop website at 6pm.

On the recording are brand new versions of Your Light and Waves and an exclusive cover of Fatboy Slim’s Praise You. These recordings are only available on the vinyl release in a limited run of just 650 copies.

Recording ‘live to vinyl’ is the original process that artists used to record music for public consumption. There is no modern technology involved, it’s just plain old playing and recording.

In today’s digital age, the art of capturing music live to vinyl has long been forgotten but Metropolis have recreated the experience using their unique cutting lathes. Part of the magic of recording music in this way is that the artist have to get it right first time… And The Big Moon did exactly that!

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