Fruit of the Steel Tree
Welcome to my collection of notes and scribblings about our debut collection of songs.
2017 - Updated Special Edition
Since the CD was originally released, I have noticed a few things I wished I had done differently. Mostly involving taking things out that shouldn't have been there; boosting vocals and backing vocals and improving clarity by tightening up the EQ on drums, bass, and vocal tracks. In some rare cases, I've completely removed or replaced a specific instrument in the mix.
I remastered the tracks to an integrated loudness level of -12 LUFS, slightly more dynamic than the original release.
The 2017 version of the album is refined, tweaked, and preferred; and now available in digital form, from BandCamp. You can read lyrics; purchase and/or stream the tracks from here:
2013 - Initial Release
Our debut collection of songs is called "Fruit of the Steel Tree", and was released to the world in 2013 on CD Baby!
Music by Colin Nicholls & Walter Nicholls
Performed, engineered and produced by Colin Nicholls
Melodic progressive rock songs and instrumental interludes, a touch of 70's influence
but a product of the dystopian Now.
This release is still available as a physical CD from
Update May 2020: Unfortunately, CD Baby have recently closed their online store, and as of writing there may be some disruption of delivery to other retailers (e.g. Amazon) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, lyrics, production notes, and earlier versions, and demos from the archives, click on the track titles below:
5. Solo Flight
9. Interlude I
11. Interlude II
12. Future Imperfect