Richmond, VA (December 22, 2005)–Prolific artist, producer and studio owner David Lowery has been working out of Sound of Music Studios on two album releases for his band Cracker. The Greatest Hits Redux album includes past hits re-recorded at Sound of Music, but the band has also been hard at work recording and mixing an upcoming album of new material. Check out some pics from these sessions below.
Pictured in the Sound of Music control room are (l-r): John Morand at the console, drummer Frank Fanarro and bassist David ImmergluckProducer on the projects is John Morand, with Bryan Hoffa engineering Redux, Alan Weatherhead engineering the album of new material, and Molly Berg assisting. According to Hoffa, the crew is currently in the midst of vocal overdubs, but both albums will be mixed and finished by the end of January 2006.
David LoweryLowery, known aside from Cracker as the frontman for Camper Van Beethoven and producer of Joan Osborne, Magnet, Fighting Gravity and Sparklehorse, as well as co-producer of the Counting Crows with former Camper Van Beethoven producer Dennis Herring, owns Sound of Music with John Morand, Miguel Urbiztondo, and Craig Harmon.
David ImmergluckThe studios are located in a 10,000 square foot three-story facility in the heart of downtown Richmond, and house Sony MXP 3000 and DMX R-100 consoles, Otari Radar II 24-channel recorders, 90 MKII 2″ 24-track, MCI 2″ 24-track, and Ampex ATR 102 1/2″ 2-track tape machines, Pro Tools, and a variety of analog outboard gear and microphones. Two large tracking spaces accommodate live band recording.
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