Beaconsfield, UK (September 25, 2013)—Broadcast audio specialists Red TX mixed Morrissey 25: Live from Hollywood High, a concert film marking 25 years of the enigmatic performer’s solo career.
As well as liaising closely with the U.S. recording crew, Red TX was also responsible for mixing the concert, a task that took place in the U.K. onboard the company’s Red One remote truck, with director Tim Summerhayes at the controls. Red TX worked closely with Nineteen Fifteen and Eagle Rock Productions, the producers for Eagle Rock Entertainment, on the soundtrack.
Tim Summerhayes says, “I was really happy to be involved in this project. We arranged to have the concert recorded by Guy Charbonneau and his son Ian who run Le Mobile in Los Angeles. I’ve known Guy for years and was entirely confident that he would do a great job. The multitrack arrived back in the UK as a disc drive of .wav files. I mixed it over a period of five days and it was a very straightforward task since the recording had been so well done. The band was excellent and, because it was a small venue, the sound was really honest.”
Filmed live at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles in March 2013, this intimate gig provided the material for the first authorised Morrissey film to be released in nine years. The film opens with tributes from fans who talk about their unwavering devotion to Morrissey. They also discuss the unique appeal of the unusual venue, which offered a striking contrast to the sold out arena concert at the Staples Center where Morrissey had played the previous night. Tickets for the concert in the 1,800-seater school auditorium were sold out in 12 seconds and this now legendary concert became Morrissey’s penultimate performance on his U.S. tour.
The project was completed in July in time for the film’s global theatrical release. The DVD/Blu-ray version will be released on October 21, 2013.