Carlsbad, CA (December 8, 2008)–Guy Charbonneau’s remote truck, Le Mobile, captured Van Morrison’s reinterpretation of Astral Weeks for CD and DVD release at the Hollywood Bowl in November. Morrison has never previously performed the 40-year-old classic album in its entirety.
“The reputation of Le Mobile inspires confidence,” commented Morrison’s long-time recording engineer, Mick Glossop. “This was borne out in the quality of the recording, which was facilitated in no small way by Guy’s exacting standards–both technical and creative.”
Project co-engineer Alastair McMillan echoed these sentiments in an e-mail to Charbonneau: “The audio sounds fantastic. In fact, it puts me under pressure to do a mix that justifies all your work.”
Glossop and McMillan are also mixing the project as a team, working from more than 90 tracks recorded on both Le Mobile’s own Apogee-equipped Pro Tools HD system and a RADAR system brought in for the occasion. The project, produced by Morrison’s own Exile Productions, Ltd., will include memorable songs from other Morrison albums along with the extended hour-long version of Astral Weeks. Release will be on Morrison’s new label, Listen to the Lion Records.
Other recent recording sessions by Le Mobile include Chris Isaak at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Kenny G in San Diego, and a series of three Yahoo Live concerts featuring artists such as Robin Thicke, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield and The Offspring. Both the truck and owner/engineer Guy Charbonneau have received numerous industry awards. Originally launched in Montreal, Le Mobile is now headquartered in the Southern California community of Carlsbad.