The Heater is a studio recorded version of a mad idea originally instigated by Alan Dargin in the early days of the band ‘Reconciliation’. (also see track 9, ‘Live 1’ album). The idea was to begin with a relaxed tempo and then gradually accelerate faster and faster until the effect is as if the tune takes off and flies. To achieve the required speed for this was quite difficult for everyone except Alan who was so fast that he would deliberately hold back so as not to leave the rest behind.
Phil Conyngham – didgeridoo
Maria Cullen O’Dwyer – bodhrán
Simon O’Dwyer – dord iseal
Rod Callan – engineering and mastering, The Works Studios, Dublin, Ireland, 1994
Peter Mew – post mastering, Abbey Road Studios, London, England, 1994