Matt Henshaw 'Play The Game'
Recorded, Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tristan Ivemy.
Recorded at Miloco Islington, Metropolis and Battery Studios, London, England, United Kingdom.
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar & Slide Guitar by Matt Henshaw.
Bass & Backing Vocals by Christopher Owen.
Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals by Chris Goring.
Piano, String & Woodwind Arrangements by Tristan Ivemy.
Pop Trivia ...
The song is about Nottingham.
The songwriter was born there, but now lives in Leicester.
The theme of the third verse is globalisation, particularly Western, American Capitalist Culture's subtle dominance of the rest of the world.
The slide guitar used in the intro was played on a vintage Fender Telecaster borrowed from Mark Ronson.
The microphones used as overheads on the drum kit at Metropolis Studios were original used as vocal mics in Abbey Road in the 1960s, notably by Sir Paul McCartney doing takes for the classic ballad 'Golden Slumbers'.
The mixing desk at Battery Studios was handled and had it's nobs twiddled in the past by legendary producers such as George Martin, Glyn Johns and Chris Thomas, and was used in the mixing of Pink Floyd's classic seminal album Dark Side of the Moon.
Tristan Ivemy now works out of The Church Studios, Crouch End, London, original an old church bought by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics in the 1980s now owned by White Ladder, Babylon, Please Forgive Me singer songwriter David Gray.