No question the break did us some good. As did the off-cycle vocal practices.

Mix notes: guitars need to come down at the amp – makes the whole mix too unwieldy and Richie is screaming to be heard. Bass sounds great now that Buz turned his amp a little.

Last Night (Wilburys) needs some attention to separate the feel of the verses and chorus – ditto for the chorus which needs some acoustic practice.

The Kids Are Alright is so much fun and sounds great by the 5th take – but it would have taken us a month to get that far 10 years ago.