Jason today posted on his Instagram that he’s working on a solo record with some old demoes: Butterfly and Eighties are both mentioned. Exciting times!
@robert yes it is exciting! though I hope it’s not too overproduced like Along The Way.
I wonder if we only get those two songs or will there be more reworked old demoes. It’d be epic if we can get Climb and Winds of Change too.
@snowfist Agreed - these are sacred recordings, it takes a lot to improve upon them
I would love a Demos Vol.2 release sometime soon too! So many old tunes we know about but never heard… White Witch, Porcelain Mask, Dear Mr. Tumnus, the full Song for Pete, Tired of Waiting, etc etc. Would be pretty cool to get those eventually!
Wow, this is amazing news! The first time I ignored one of Jason’s Instagram notifications… serves me right lol
Eighties is easily my favorite b-side so it’ll be interesting to see what he does with it. Haven’t heard much about Garden of the Sun so I wonder if they just finished that and are moving on to this.
@shawn Nice, this is awesome… the more J, ØZ, and SS music the better. After Future Wars I’m very excited for this new LP; one of my favourite releases so far this year.
@Robert Same here! Future Wars seemed to get a lot of positive feedback from what I could see. It definitely seemed to catch more attention than the regular Oz LPs.
I tried to get into Steve’s debut but haven’t gotten into it yet. I try again every now and then when I’m in the mood. I’ll definitely give his follow up a listen though.
Jason just posted on Instagram a short clip of a reimagined Wash Acoustic with strings, similar to Wish from OOTW and Time Machine from O2S. He says this and new originals are coming next year:)
Just saw this too! Clip sounds nice! I can’t wait for 2023.
Also, this is the first year that Ozwald hasn’t put out a new original record. I wonder if Garden of the Sun will be their best given the extra time? Sounds like next year will have a lot in store.
The clip was just gorgeous. I said this before on the Lifehouse B-sides forum, and I said this again, I would love Jason to reworked a whole album with different arrangements. Would be lovely to hear Anchor or Empty Space in totally different sound. A man can only dream!
On a side note, if I remember correctly, Jason has mentioned that he will release his version of the Beatles covers right? Ozwald has done so, I imagine his will released closely after Ozwald’s
Did he? I forget now. It’s hard to keep track lol I know he’s mentioned a few things he had laying around he wanted to release but haven’t been (Demos Vol 2, for instance). I’m thinking next year we may see a couple of releases each from Jason and Oz.
Yup, here’s a snippet of Jason’s version of Get Back. I like this version much better than Oz’s.