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Fortune

Release Type


Demo

Release Date


June 2000

Notes


Put together in June 2000, Fortune was distributed to half a dozen industry representatives at the 2000 Music Business Adelaide. The demo featured rough mixes of five songs.

At this point the band had not formed - the songs were performed and mixed by Peter with Gerald engineering the recordings. Fortune represents the first attempt at interpreting the songs of Riverside Six; it gives the band a starting point and a waypoint against which their growth can be measured.

Track listing / MP3s


  1. Fashion In Denim (Solo Mix)

    Recorded and mixed by Peter (with engineering by Gerald) before the band was formed. The Solo Mix was made by recording instruments and vocal takes one at a time and then mixing them together and adding effects to give the song its dark atmosphere. This was the first recorded mix of the song.

  2. Scare City (Solo Mix)

    Recorded and mixed by Peter (with engineering by Gerald) before the band was formed. The Solo Mix attempted to mimic a live performance by a rock band, complete with the singer clearing his throat and the audience whistling, cheering and screaming. This was related to the fact that the song is all about fame, art and commercialism. This was the first recorded mix of the song.

  3. I, Blemish (Solo Mix)

    Recorded and mixed by Peter (with engineering by Gerald) before the band was formed. The Solo Mix tries to keep a raw quality by minimising the use of effects and foregoing much of the patching and cleaning of the recordings. This was the first recorded mix of the song.

  4. Secrecy (Solo Mix)

    Recorded and mixed by Peter (with engineering by Gerald) before the band was formed. The Solo Mix of this ballad was an attempt to make a "big" sound comprising many overlapping textures. This was the first recorded mix of the song.

  5. Just Cruisin' (Solo Mix)

    Recorded and mixed by Peter (with engineering by Gerald) before the band was formed. The Solo Mix was the version recorded for use in the soundtrack of The Gift (though the film was never released). This version is melancholic yet uplifting, providing a smooth, sweet melody that complements the preoccupation often experienced in reflecting on what has been left behind and what may be around the corner. This was the first recorded mix of the song.