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Sheryl Crow
Old 27th April 2007
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Sheryl Crow

Wondering if you might talk a little about the making of the 2nd Sheryl Crow record. I always liked the attitude/vibe of that record. Was there much pressure to deliver a commercial follow up to TNMC?

Thanks for the forum.

JK
Old 2nd May 2007
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I think it is by far her best record, certainly her best sounding record. One of my favorites for listening to new rooms and speakers, just a geat mix all around.

Steve
Old 2nd May 2007
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Sheryl C

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Wondering if you might talk a little about the making of the 2nd Sheryl Crow record. I always liked the attitude/vibe of that record. Was there much pressure to deliver a commercial follow up to TNMC?

Thanks for the forum.

JK
Great record. One of my favs.
No pressure came from Sheryl. She was in a great frame of mind and had written these amazing songs, 'Home', 'Change', 'Everyday...'.
She sent a DAT of three roughs and asked if I was interested to mix it.
'Happy', 'Change' and 'Maybe Angels'(???I think). I listened to them all night, over and over. Couldn't wait to call her management the next morning and say 'yes'.
Old 3rd May 2007
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she is definitely amazing , thats for sure.

was their any thing about her that made you think WOW!
Old 5th May 2007
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Thumbs up Thanks for this record.....

Thanks for your work Mr. Blake, that album changed my life as a mixer and musician.


Greetings from Berlin, Germany
Old 6th May 2007
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In the credits, you would like to thank Little Labs.
What for ?
And you are mentioned also as recording engineer ??
What did you record ?

It's one of my favourite Albums !
Old 6th May 2007
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she is definitely amazing , thats for sure.

was their any thing about her that made you think WOW!

Total professional. Incredible voice. She blew me away in the studio. I learned a lot on those sessions.
Old 6th May 2007
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In the credits, you would like to thank Little Labs.
What for ?
And you are mentioned also as recording engineer ??
What did you record ?

It's one of my favourite Albums !
LL mic pre and DI box. Both incredible devices. All hail Johnathan Little.
Mitchell and I reworked a few songs on the record which required recording new parts (using the LL pre).
Old 6th May 2007
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That record is always a reference for me-one of the best albums of the 90's in my opinion. I heard it on the radio when I was 16 or 17, bought it immediatley.

I am pretty new to this game, all I can say is that record is one of the reasons I got interested in this business. Must have bought it 4 times over the last 11 years, and I still use it as a benchmark in different studio and FOH environments.

Thanks for Tchad for taking the time to answer everyone's questions.

Cheers
Old 7th May 2007
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Mr. Blake,

Would you mind giving us some specifics on this session like signal paths on Vox and acoustics etc? I have to say, this is one of my favorite recordings ever. I know the songs are great - every frickin' one(she's an unbelievable) - but you did a masterful job on that one, Bro.

Thanks so much for your time.
Old 7th May 2007
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Tchad, very nice work! That is one of my all time favorite albums!!!

I love the way her vocal sounds on that record. Do you remember what you used on it during the mix? 1176...?

I love that whole record start to end.

-Adam
Old 7th May 2007
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That record is always a reference for me-one of the best albums of the 90's in my opinion. I heard it on the radio when I was 16 or 17, bought it immediatley.

I am pretty new to this game, all I can say is that record is one of the reasons I got interested in this business. Must have bought it 4 times over the last 11 years, and I still use it as a benchmark in different studio and FOH environments.

Thanks for Tchad for taking the time to answer everyone's questions.

Cheers
Thank you. Wouldn't miss it.
Old 7th May 2007
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Mr. Blake,

Would you mind giving us some specifics on this session like signal paths on Vox and acoustics etc? I have to say, this is one of my favorite recordings ever. I know the songs are great - every frickin' one(she's an unbelievable) - but you did a masterful job on that one, Bro.

Thanks so much for your time.
Thank you but you'll have to ask Trina Shoemaker for the info. She recorded the album. She's very good which made it a breeze for me to mix.
The few things we did record I remember using Mitchell's 251>Little Labs or 1084 pre for vocals(ADL) and gtr(LA3A).
Old 7th May 2007
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Tchad, very nice work! That is one of my all time favorite albums!!!

I love the way her vocal sounds on that record. Do you remember what you used on it during the mix? 1176...?

I love that whole record start to end.

-Adam
Thanks.
ADL or LA3A...mmmm..... can't remember. I rarely use 1176 on vocal. Sometimes a DBX160X (very underated compressor) or API 525 or Distressor.
Old 7th May 2007
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LL mic pre and DI box. Both incredible devices. All hail Johnathan Little.
Mitchell and I reworked a few songs on the record which required recording new parts (using the LL pre).
Thanks mate !
In case you make it to Berlin one day, call me, I'll pay for a round thumbsup
Old 13th May 2007
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Thanks everyone for your kind words
on Sheryls second record!! My Favorite too!!
wait till ya hear the new one!!!

cheers,
Brian MacLeod
Old 22nd May 2007
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MABE ANGELS

Tchad,
how did you get that snare to grow wings. its gotta be the coolest snare sound.( mabe angels )

and how did you get the whole tripy explosion sound at the start of mabe angels.

thanks,

Matt
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