Wednesday, 21 December 2011: Available on iTunes from today, this is the second seasonal offering from Mike Collins featuring Aurora Colson’s unique vocals!
RNS 0013 – “Auld Lang Syne (A right good willie waught)” c/w “Auld Lang Syne (Instrumental plus chorus)”
Starting out with a powerful block of acapella harmony vocals from Aurora, the arrangement then introduces a plaintive blues harmonica, played by Clive Mellor, leading into the song that we all know. Played in a ‘soft rock’ style, there are lots of interlocking guitar parts – acoustic and electric rhythms together with bottleneck-style melody from Mike; more sophisticated chords and licks from Jim Mullen; plus some powerful rock guitar chords from Jay Stapley. Sympathetic bass and drums from Winston Blissett and Marc Parnell complete the arrangement.