They planned to make a complete album in 24 hours. But in the end a group of musicians and studio engineers did it in just 15.
Well, 14 Hours and 58 minutes to be precise.
Listen to the album on Soundcloud
Ten musicians recorded a track each in three studios around York on Saturday (January 10). And the team at Plus 48 Records worked like demons to mix and master them all, before releasing the album, 24, at about 1am on Sunday (January 11).
That should be more than enough to see them enter the Guinness World Records. That would mean York’s team replacing the current record holders, Vollgas Kompanie of Switzerland with their album Live, recorded and released in 27 hours in August, 2008.
The whole thing was live-streamed on the internet. All profits from sales of 24 go to Martin House Hospice.
Only one change was made to the planned line-up of artists.
Blues man Gypsy Bill couldn’t make it and was replaced by Black Jack with their song Feel Alive.
‘Monumental and fantastic’
As one of the artists Tom Dibb said on Facebook:
Fellow musician Matt Scott put it this way:
Richard Bracknall recorded Sixth Form, and paid tribute to the men on the desk:
Plus 48 Records is a non-genre music label set up by York St John University students who pride themselves on working with new and upcoming musical talent.
These record-breakers have done themselves and the city proud.