he Legendary Knights at the Magic Swamp album was recorded live at Jolly Good Sounds studio on Quarry Road, overlooking Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia in the year 2000. It is the highlights of three improvisation sessions, part of 660 hours and counting of live jam recordings since 1999 that feature assorted musicians loosely gathered under the moniker of the Jolly Good Jams Band and recorded by guitarist/engineer/muse Jolly Walter.
The Legendary Knights are an iteration of the band that frequently played together at the end of the 1990s and the early 2000s. Their jams are certified organic, free-range, unrehearsed and unplanned. As one song emerges like magic from the ether, a muso can be heard on the original recording to ask what key the band is playing in. The response? A sheepish giggle and muted guffaw as the music takes flight. Key? Somebody threw that away when they locked the studio doors.
Horns, keyboards and some vocals were overdubbed between 2017-2019. Editing, overdubs and mixing were done at The Green Room studio in Hobart by engineer Michael Shelley and producer Simon Bevilacqua. Mastering was done by William Bowden at King Willy Sound in Launceston.