West Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2005)–The Darkness recently finished mixing their sophomore album release One Way Ticket to Hell…and Back with producer/engineer Roy Thomas Baker at the controls. The sessions for the follow-up album to the band’s debut, Permission to Land, took place in Studio D at The Village Recorder, where Baker and the band, with second engineer Ghian Wright, mixed down the Pro Tools tracks using the studio’s Neve 88R, outfitted with Encore automation, and Village/Waterland Design custom main monitors.
Pictured in The Village’s Studio D are (l-r) guitarist Dan Hawkins, singer Justin Hawkins and Baker. The new album is released at the end of November on Atlantic Records.
Founded in 1968 by Geordie Hormel, The Village is a full-service recording complex housed in a Masonic Temple built in the 1920s in West Los Angeles. The Village Recorder is famous for landmark sessions by Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Supertramp and Pink Floyd.
The Village Recorder