The Big Gliss
Counting The Days
Produced by Andy Summers
Andy & John play acoustic guitars, 12 string guitars and acoustic bass.
Recorded May 25th – June 14th 1993 at Blast Studios
Mixed June 17th – June 23rd
at Studio 55, Hollywood California.
Recorded & Mixed by Eddie King
Technical Production Assistant: Dennis Smith
Mastered by Eddie Schreyer
at Future Disc Systems
Art Direction & Design: Norman Moore
Cover photo: “Passage In Venice”
by Andy Summers
All compositions published by Final Curtain Music (BMI)
except for “Nuages”
published byCalgems – EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)
and “Monk’s Mood”
published by Music Sales Corp (ASCAP)
A. Summers/ J. Etheridge
Licensed exclusively to Favored Nations LLC.
When I first met John he had just had a baby, or at least his wife had, I had mine coming. We were both playing in bands around London. Soon I diyed my hair bright orange and announced that I was in The Police. This led to considerable confusion, I lost a lot of friends, and the few remaining said that it was over for me, I had lost my marbles. Meanwhile I was working out a really cool version of “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” with John, on acoustic guitar. John went to europe with the Soft Machine, I went to the East coast of America to play in punk clubs, I left the stage at C.B.G.B.’s and made it back to London on a 6 am flight from New York, to put on a white hospital robe and witness the birth of my daughter. I met John on Hampstead Heath and we worked out a nice acoustic version of “‘Round Midnight”. It rained. We sat under a tree and discussed the health benefits of negative ions. It’s been going on like this for years. Is this record the beginning or the end?
It feels a bit like Casablanca.