Three Weeks In New York With The Manics - tonyvisconti.com, 20th November 2003
|Title:||Three Weeks In New York With The Manics|
|Date:||Thursday 20th November 2003|
We met as a group in London on September 4th. James Bradfield and I had met two months earlier in New York to discuss the possibility of working together. Present at the September meeting were all the members of the group, James, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore, plus A&R man, Rob Stringer and the group's manager Martin Hall. I had lived with the six song demo CD for a few weeks and they were expecting my feedback. I pretty much liked all the songs and had two big favorites. We found ourselves very much in agreement and two songs were chosen as obvious singles at this meeting. We discussed recording philosophies and started to make plans for recording. Nicky said something about the nature of the songs being 'elegiac pop.' Immediately after the meeting I consulted a dictionary. About six weeks later recording commenced in New York.