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Becks How many tracks to expect on album/EP? (41) How many tracks to expect on album/EP? 21 Jan 09

Just wondered what peoples thoughts were on this one...

I am about to record my first solo CD and thinking do I call it an album or an EP.
My songs are going to end up being quite long. I currently have 8 tracks that I am ready to record, I have others but they are not quite ready as I am still playing round with them and do not want to rush them for the sake of having more tracks.

These 8 tracks will end up being the same length of an average album they are at least 6 mins long each when I add instrumentals, because it only has 8 tracks can I call it an album? Or will people be a little miffed that they buy a CD with only 8 tracks on it for the same price as an average album even though it is just as long (if not longer) and they are getting the same amount of music?

I was planning on recording 1 Traditional track, 1 cover and 6 of my own composistion, do you think this is reasonable? I could at a push bump it up to another 2 of my own to make it a 10 track CD but I am reluctant to rush the music for the sake of it, only to find after I record it I come up with a better arrangement for the extra 2 and change them. I'd rather save them for when they are ready.

What do people think? Any advice would be appreciated.


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