The Recording

I am fortunate to have been able to engage many of the most prestigious musicians in recording history to participate in this project.

 

Participating Artists

Producer:  Alan Parsons

Grammy Award Winner, multiple gold and platinum records, engineered and co-produced the Beatles’ Abbey Road, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and who on June 12, 2021 was anointed by the Queen of England as an:  Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Co-producer:  Tom Brooks

Grammy Award Winner, multiple gold and platinum records and Dove Award winner

Co-producer:  Simon Climie

Grammy Award Winner, recipient of the Ivor Novello Award, wrote and produced many international hits including Love Changes Everything,  produced multiple Eric Clapton records

Lead Vocals:  Michael Grimm

Winner - America’s Got Talent, 1st album reached #13 on the pop                        charts

Bass:  Nathan East

Grammy Award Winner, multiple gold and platinum records, often considered to be the most recorded bass player ever with more than 2,000 recordings, member of Multi-Grammy winning jazz group, Fourplay                       

Keys:  Greg Phillinganes

Emmy Award Winner, multiple gold and platinum records, Musical Director for Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie & Michael Jackson                       

Guitars:  Michael Thompson

Grammy Award Winner, multiple gold and platinum records, was recognized in 1996 as playing on 5 of the top 11 #1 singles at that time

Drums:  Steve Ferrone

Grammy Award Winner, multiple gold and platinum records, was a Tom Petty Heartbreaker for 24 years

Orchestra Director:  Nick Ingman

London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, participated in 14 #1 singles and five double-platinum albums in the UK, orchestration for: Billy Elliot, The Passion of the Christ, Shakespeare in Love, also orchestrated for Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger

 

Engineers      

Sunset Sound: Geoff Neal

Sarah Bareilles, Heart, Alanis Morrisette, Metallica

Abbey Road:  Alan Douglas

Eric Clapton, Queen, Rolling Stones and Luciano Pavarotti

Recording

The rhythm tracks and vocals were recorded on May 14th and 15th, 2021 at Sunset Sound,  in Los Angeles, one of the most iconic studios in recording history. It was produced by Alan Parsons and co-produced by Tom Brooks and engineered by Geoff Neal.

 

The strings were produced by Simon Climie and conducted by Nick Ingman at the famous Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2 in London on July 9th, 2021.

 

The final mix occurred at Alan Parsons’ recording studio in Santa Barbara, CA on August 3.

 

The song will be released in September and will be available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.