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Becks How many tracks to expect on album/EP? (41) RE: How many tracks to expect on album/EP? 22 Jan 09

I have done a very rough scratch track of the arangements that I require and all 8 tracks come to around an hours worth of material.
I am willing to cut sections if they are too much and pointless and equally I may add sections when I hear them in there entirity. The arrangments are something that I have worked a long time on getting right.

While songs contain a lyrical part which is the essense of the song and tells the story, some are also followed by an instrumental variation (some with a differnet name to the song), some changing drastically and veering into a slip jig or something to that effect, some a continuation of a theme. They are not all like this so I have a good variation and every song structure is not the same. I suppose I could split them up so they become 2 tracks that lead one into the other but I dont really want to get that horrible pause while the next track loads.

I am being very carefull in my arrangements to make some of them of use for radio play for example a song I have written is just less than 4 minutes long but is followed by a variation, the radio could easily fade it out after the song without comprimising the music.

Are people put off by a CD that has tracks 6 - 9 minutes long even if some are in two halfs?

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