The Uncrowned King Act 1 a two-part rock opera based on a story by early-1900s writer Harold Bell Wright.
The album was recorded directly to a Studer two-inch tape machine through an early 70’s Harrison console. Harrison consoles are manufactured here in Nashville. In fact, Shane worked on building some Harrison consoles in his early music career when not on the road. This particular model was the same used to record Kansas’ Leftoverture in Louisianna. The actual console we’re recording through was used by Styx for their first album, as well as many of Johnny Cash’s records and a slew of other 70’s and 80’s pop and country artists. Ah, the sweet sound of analog is always amazing!
Beau Wes: lead vocals
Shane Atkinson: keyboards, drums, vocals, percussion, theremin, sound design
James Atkinson: lead guitar (3b,4,6b)
John Rose: rhythm, classical, acoustic & lead guitars (1,3a,4,6a,7)
Ben Young: bass
Matt Harrel: 12-string guitar (1)
Poem Atkinson: “The Voice of the Evening Wind”
Mike Priebe: additional backing vocals
The Charles Heimermann: choir
The Adriatic Sea: sea organ
Label: Atkinsong Productions, LLC
Format: CD, Digital