180 Gram Double Vinyl Contains Music By Foo Fighers' Frontman Dave Grohl Collaborating With Iconic Musicians Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Krist Novoselic and more!
Recorded with the Historic Sound City Neve 8028 Tube Console! Experience the distinctive sound that can only be achieved with analogue equipment!
Deep in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst dilapidated warehouses was rock 'n' roll's best kept secret. Sound City, America's greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the seminal albums that defined 20th century music. Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, amongst many others, all put magic to tape within these walls. It was rock n' roll hallowed ground. Dave Grohl's "Sound City: Real To Reel tells the story of real rock 'n' roll history and celebrates the human elements of music, as Grohl gathers some of rock's greatest artist to collaborate with. Using Sound City's legendary analog console, together they continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.
Sound City Real To Reel is the companion album to the Dave Grohl-directed feature length documentary film. The project was conceived by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighers) after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from the now defunct Sound City Studios.
Considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, that board has recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Guns 'N Roses, Metallica, Cheap Trick, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Rick Springfield, Queens of The Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.
The album features Grohl enlisting many of those musical legends - and then some (hello Paul McCartney) to demonstrate the human element of creating and recording music, teaming up to write and record bran new original songs on the spot.
The first single "Cut Me Some Slack", features Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear with the original studio recording of the track recently performed for the historic 12-12-12 benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Grohl's personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana's breakthrough album, Nevermind. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl's life.
A brand new collection of all-new all-original songs; each song featured on the album was composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session on that console after it was reinstalled in Grohl and his Foo Fighers' own 606 Studios. The new tracks - featuring an amazing and idiosyncratic cast of collaborators including Paul McCartney, Grohl's former Nirvana and current Foo Fighters bandmates, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Rick Nielsen of Cheap trick, Lee Ving of Fear, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine, and more!
"For me to sit down and jam with someone like Rick Springfield was really exciting," says Grohl. "When he sits down with a guitar it's like he's 14 years old. He rips. We basically wrote and arranged a song in a day."
180 Gram Double Vinyl
New Album Recorded for the film Sound City
Limited Time Digital Download Code
Featuring Dave Grohl, Robert Levon Been, Chris Gross, Joshua Homme, Alain Johannes, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor, Lee Ving & More
LP1 - Side A:
1. Heaven and All (Robert Levon Been, Dave Grohl & Peter Hayes)
2. Time Slowing Down (Chris Goss, Tim Commerford, Dave Grohl & Brad Wilk)
3. You Can't Fix This (Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee)
LP1 - Side B:
1. The Man That Never Was (Rick Springfield, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear)
2. Your Wife Is Calling (Lee Ving, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Alain Johannes, Pat Smear)
3. From Can To Can't (Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder)
LP2 - Side C:
1. Centipede (Joshua Homme, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, Alain Johannes)
2. A Trick With No Sleeve (Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme)
3. Cut Me Some Slack (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
LP2 - Side D:
1. If I Were Me (Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Rami Jaffee, Jim Keltner)
2. Mantra (Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, Trent Reznor)