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Lesley Rae Dowling - Innocent Child (2020) - Making it better.

If you can improve it, do so.

As Terence McCullagh gets going on the restored and recovered master recordings of Lesley Rae Dowling, he discovers old gems that spark his imagination.

The first remix single in this series, The Spaniard (2020), is already available. The next in line is Innocent Child, available on April the 24th. Both songs show Lesley's special songwriting talent, though the latter is musically more mature. The structure is more complex and jazzy than most of her releases.


The original production of this song was done by Jonathan Butler and Kevin Shirley. Tully has retrieved the two inch master tape from the LTE archive at the University of Stellenbosch, Music Department. He carefully cleaned the BASF tape and on the first pass on his rebuilt twenty-four track analogue tape machine, he collected and converted the individual tracks to digital files.

Tully then replaced the drums and bass tracks with more contemporary sounding recordings, using new live takes. Becaus…