November’s free download is something a little different – a work tape for “Blackbirds”, written by myself and Ben Glover. Just after a song is finished, songwriters generally record it for reference until a demo recording can be made. These days the recording is usually done with a mobile phone, a computer or other digital recording device. When Ben and I were finishing writing “Blackbirds”, I liked the guitar part he was playing so much that I asked him if we could record another version with him playing it in my key. We recorded it up in my writing room, and this is the resulting work tape.

Enjoy.