If you're trying to think of significant locations in Liverpool,
you'd be pushed for something more obvious than the Mersey Tunnel,
tho in fact there are two tunnels (and these photos are of the Birkenhead
Tunnel, if you're being pedantic). In fact, the Wallasey one had
to be used, because there are obvious road safety issues involved
in recording in a tunnel, but the Wallasey Tunnel is actually two
tunnels, one in each direction, and when they need to do maintenance,
they shut one down for the works, and the other goes contraflow.
This was one of those occasions, and as they were working at the
Wallasey end, we were let into the Liverpool end to record.
don't know if it says something about Liverpool itself, but everybody
was quite matter-of-fact about the idea that we wanted to come and
record music in their tunnel/library/hall etc. The reverb in a tunnel
is phenomenally smooth, and because there are smaller tunnels linking
the two together, there was a constant background noise of traffic
from the other tunnel. We did quite a lot of playing about 20-30
metres apart, each with our own mic, and at one point we walked
towards each other and crossed over to the other mic, tho that bit
didn't make it onto the CD, i don't think.