SO MANY NIGHTS was recorded in Melbourne (at Sing Sing Studios) and the overdubs were done in Malibu, while the band was in town to perform on Jay Leno. The house and studio where we lived in Malibu overlooked the Pacific Ocean. Worth over 10 million USA $'s, it was owned by a guy who made his money Producing Karaoke tunes
This record is the result of music written and developed on the road, and is perhaps a tribute to the many many nights we have played in hundreds of cities throughout the world. Produced by John Porter (Ryan Adams, The Smiths, Los Lonely Boys), this is the first time The Cat Empire has recorded an album with a Producer. John Porter, who was a guitarist for bands such as Roxy Music and Eric Claptons band, performs Guitar on Panama, and Slide Guitar on No Longer There.
The experience of recording and staying in Malibu was at the extreme end of the spectrum from recording the previous record in Cuba. The result is a more pristine production, and the next chapter in the story of The Cat Empire