Recorded at Freiburg Zelt Festival by Ric Walton on June 20th and 22nd 1992.
Mixed at Last Chance Studios, London by Ric Walton and Stuart Bruce.
Ray Russell - Guitar
Anthony Jackson - Bass
Tony Roberts - Horns
Simon Phillips - Drums
"Still chasing that record deal in the sky", I was writing more and I felt like I was developing my own instrumental style. I had re-kindled a partnership with Ray Russell, with whom I played with in my first band, Chopyn, back in '74. He very kindly played some of the new material to Robert Trunz of B & W Music - a subsidiary of B & W Loudspeakers - and he offered us a deal. The opportunity to play at the Freiburg Zelt Festival in '92 was offered by Pete York as part of the Super Drumming event. I thought this would be a wonderful way to get a live recording that could be manipulated in the studio. I called Anthony Jackson, one of my all time favorite bass players and Ray called Tony Roberts, a horn player that he had worked with often, and we had a band. Then Ray and I wrote like crazy so we had enough material for a decent length set with more to spare. Anthony flew into London where we rehearsed for 3 days and then it was off to Freiburg. We played 2 shows, one in the Circus Tent and one in the Main Tent - both shows were recorded beautifully by Ric Walton. Ray and I went into the studio to listen, fix and mix. However, this was around the time that I got the call from Toto so I had to put Force Majeure on hold for a few months. I came back to London just before Christmas to complete the mixing and the record was released in '93.