September 19 , Wow! We will notify these five winners later this week and then update this page with their names once they have confirmed. So, with that - take it away Steve!
You must remember - This music was recorded, mixed, and mastered back then I guess they have finally come home to where they started I'm very excited to hear that the remastered album is being released on vinyl!
What difference in sound quality will I notice most? It always was a dance of time per side verses best level and best fidelity Overall I really love the sound of Vinyl CD's have always been a bit harsh on the high end due to the digital medium. The difference is a personal one but I prefer Vinyl because it seems to be very Sonically Friendly! It made me wonder, out of all the live shows that you've done, do you have a favorite song or show that sticks out or is special to you? When creating albums with Journey or on your own, did you spend a lot of time on the sequencing of the songs and the side of the album they were on?
The sequencing is so important The GH2 took 5 different sequences to arrive at the final one. It's easier when it's a new group of songs all written, recorded, mixed and mastered in the same time frame because they are in the same moment and time BUT The sonic variables were huge I've seen the M49 mike popping up in videos.
Do you still track with it? What are your other must have pieces of gear other than your pipes! BTW- I love how your tone has gotten richer and fuller over the years. I've been using my M49 a lot lately for all my demos. The older recordings were a blend of 67's and 87's BUT-- I think the biggest difference is that no matter what mike it was-- I learned early how to Work the mike and not have to over compress it The high end clarity will go away fast with too much compression So pulling back for loud moments and moving in for softer ones is a head phone listening thing that will serve you well when ya listen back Then listen close to what you're still missing and go again.
Is there a chance that any of the other Journey albums such as Trial By Fire with your wonderful voice on them will be produced in the vinyl format as well? I think that in the years to come that's totally possible. For some of us, it never went away! There's something about vinyl that is warm and fuzzy, and it brings back lots of memories of my childhood. I was wondering if you remember the very first record you bought.
It's also an Analog experience I think our ears, minds and Hearts love the Emotional aspect of the Analog Sonics that you can only get from Vinyl or analog tape And that was many, many moons ago my friend. I can appreciate all the rehearsal time vs. I also think those analog recordings show the great musicianship that was in the band and that's how, when the band played live, it could sound so much like the recording.
Was there ever a time back in the analog days when you wished there was some kind of recording shortcut you could take like you can take now in the digital age? It was still easy to over extend one's self musically in the studio to where live could be a problem Regarding recording shortcuts in the digital age - Well, first of all I HATE auto tuners on voices and today it's an epidemic I can't feel any emotion from a voice if it sounds like a horn on a Vespa.
I'm from the old school of sing it over and over until ya get it feeling right Then I can let it go as the best I got at that time and move on. Short cuts have hurt the quality of many recordings to the point that it's become a new sound that everyone has to have Reaching for honest performances I think is still the most timeless musical approach. It's a very interesting mix of songs! I think his instincts to have "Little Girl" on the record were right The sequence is always a challenge GH2 was changed many times till it arrived at this final sequence I love this final running order now.
Tempos, size of final mixes and keys of songs are just some of the considerations to getting the final running order feeling its best. That gave me hope of the possibility of you "getting the itch" to release a new album or at least a single of your own. Any chance of this happening sometime in the near future? Please know that your faithful fans miss you and your wonderful voice very much! Yes I sang some Na Na's on her out chorus and it turned out really cool and was a lot of fun.
I hope to start recording some time soon I've had a few personal setbacks and am itching to get into the studio again. I'd also like to say it's been way to long since your last solo album.
The world would be a better place with new music from you. We then used an external Apogee Clock cause the stereo imaging was the very best that way. So they used a blend of old and new. Now the gram virgin vinyl is basically a more pure, cleaner Vinyl so you'll hear less grit as the needle tracks in the groove During quiet musical moments is where you can hear the biggest quality difference.
It's "When I think Of You. I was starting to feel depressed again about losing Mom- So I decided to lie down for a while. I had a dream that Mom had a gift shop and that she was so happy and doing fine and looking amazing She had been sick for so long that this was what I needed to know even if it was a dream. I later went to Jon Cain's and told him I wanted to write a song about this experience and started singing a melody and we finished it together. The song is very special to me because it's about Mom and all that she gave me to survive and when I miss her All I have to know is When I think if her I have never approached the few public figures I've seen because I feel it's an invasion of their privacy.
So I would rather sign an autograph and talk a bit about life. You had your red tux coat drop from the ceiling put it on and referenced it as an old friend. That was so cool Do you still have the coat and is it something that you will keep forever? They still look great Has there ever been an artist that has this same affect on you? Thank you so much When I was I was riding in the car with my Mom and Sam Cooke came on the radio The sound of his voice and the recording sounds were captivating me to the point that I got tunnel vision looking at the dash board speaker Do you prefer hanging out with a lot of people or just a few close friends?
I looked them both up and they both have a little bit to do with me and then again certain aspects have Nothing to do with me, So I guess I'm just Me. Of all the creative aspects in the music industry, i.
I really love the whole thing It's like making records with huge Visual Landscapes. I think I'm a frustrated director Of the songs included on the GH2 CD, which were some of your favorites to perform in concert. Both great LIVE tunes My question is about the song "Suzanne. Was this song inspired by a real person? Just a secret person that's in the song to live forever in that song.
She's real in the track. It's a very Symphonic and Operatic song with some rough vocal requirements. Have you ever written any screenplays or rough drafts from any ideas that ran through your mind? The hours are crazy long but the work is something I really understand and Love.
Is this something you would consider?