Hollywood, CA (March 4, 2005)–English singer/songwriter Tom McRae recently mixed his new album, All Maps Welcome, at Ocean Way Recording Studios with co-producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli. Mix sessions took place in Studio D at the Neve 88R console. Recording sessions took place at LA’s famed estate, The Paramour, where a complete location recording package was provided by Classic Equipment Rentals, known in the industry as “Ocean Way to Go.”
Pictured (l-r) in Ocean Way’s Studio D are keyboardist Olli Cunningham, cellist Oli Kraus, engineer/mixer/co-producer Joe Chiccarelli, and singer/songwriter Tom McRae. Photo by David Goggin
McRae and his cellist Oli Kraus and keyboardist Olli Cunningham lived in a three-bedroom house on the estate, where a tracking space was set up on the first floor and a full control room set up on the second floor. Other musicians who joined the project include Joey Waronker on drums, Lyle Workman on guitar, on bass Justin Meldal Johnson, and bass on several tracks Dan Rothchild, son of the great producer Paul Rothchild. Mike Hedges served as executive producer for the Sony/BMG album scheduled for May release in the UK, with international release following.