Piggy Pig Pig [Brooker / Reid] 

Sev Lewkowicz [UK]

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Sev Lewkowicz
all instruments, male voices, production etc

Helen Byrne
female voices


SL: This song has always been one of my favourites, from what I consider to be Procol Harum's finest album. I first tried to record it in 2002 (I think) but couldn't find a 'way in' to make it my own. Coming to it again in 2005, I decided to start again from scratch and ditched my unfinished first attempt.

I immediately thought of the idea of starting with the choral section, and after that everything else fell into place. I dispensed with the idea of any mention of 'Piggy Pig Pig' within the song, as I have no idea why it was there in the first place! Perhaps Mr Brooker might enlighten us ...

Software Instruments
Drums – Native Instruments Battery
Drum loops – Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
Hammond – Native Instruments B4
Piano – East West Bφsendorfer Grand
Bass – Native Instruments Moog Modular
Orchestral strings – East West Symphonic Orchestra
                                                                  Silver Edition
Mellotron flutes and strings – G Media Mtron

Microphone – Rode N1
Guitar – Hohner ST Special (Strat Copy)
Guitar effects – Behringer V Amp Pro

Mastering –  Wavelab 4 / PSP Vintage Warmer

Sequencer – Cubase SX2
– Pentium 4.3 gig, 1.5gig RAM, 2 x 120 gig hard drives

No pigs were harmed in the recording of this song


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