Hand-Numbered, Limited Edition Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
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First Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from High Definition original audio source through Mastering grade Digital to Analogue converters by Le Lab Mastering, Montreal. Limited Production Run!
Keys To My Heart contains eleven songs - two covers: "Killing Me Softly", a perennial standard, and "For Me, Formidable", a beloved song from legendary French composer/singer Charles Aznavour, which Anne sings in both English and French; plus nine new songs, co-written with Anne's frequent collaborator and friend, Pierre Lenoir. These songs create a unique world, Anne's world, where they tell involving stories with warm and expressive performances that confirm the tradition of artistry and high audio fidelity that Anne has been known for so many years.
Anne quickly realized that for the album to be fresh, and for her to feel totally at ease with the two musicians she would only meet on the morning of the first recording session, she had to place her trust once again in the hands of Michael C. Ross, with whom she had worked previously on her very successful Direct-to-Disc Four Seasons In Jazz album. Michael suggested she come down to Los Angeles to record at United Recording Studios in Hollywood, and that's what took place on May 16 and 17, 2019.
Michael Ross says: "Studio B at United Recording is my favorite room in the world! Their microphone selection is second to none. It includes Neumann M-50s, AKG C-12s and AKG C-12As, Telefunken 251s and Neumann U-67s and U-47s. Their console is one of the few of its kind, a custom-built Neve 8068, with API 550a EQs on every channel."
So be prepared to hear Anne Bisson's voice as you've never heard it before. Anne's writing and playing is beautifully enhanced by the other musicians, creating a spontaneous atmosphere where everyone was comfortable and it felt like they'd been playing together for ages.
This album has been transferred to tape using a high-definition digital audio source through mastering grade Digital to Analog converters. It has been recorded on a meticulously maintained and calibrated Studer A812 MK2.
** It is standard practice in all recording studios to keep the tape "tail out". This reduces "pre-echo" and it means that the tape should be placed on the right hand side of the recorder, re-wound and then played.
- Hand-Numbered, Limited Edition
- Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape
- 1 Gold Metal Reel
- 1/4 inch High Quality Tape, 10 1/2" reel
- Tape speed: 15 ips
- EQ: NAB
- Bias: +3db over bias
- Recorded on a Studer A812 MK2
- 1kHz alignment tone
- Certificate of authenticity included, signed and numbered by the engineer of le LAB Mastering
- Reproduction of original cover art included
- Made in Canada
|Anne Bisson||piano, vocals|
|Darek Oleskiewicz||acoustic bass|
- Killing Me Softly
- In A Whisper
- No Problem
- Where Am I Now?
- Hour Of The Wolf
- Hunger In Your Heart
- Slip Into My Limousine
- Climbing In The Clouds
- I'm Sorry (J'ai d'la peine)
- For Me, Formidable