Shut Up, Al Green :: The Art Of The Studio

There are those songs that come into the studio to be revamped, polished, and preened, and then there are those songs that enter, rough and tumble, and utilize the momentum. It’s there in the introductions mostly, this ability of a song to reveal itself as a production. You hear it taking place, pre-performance, and suddenly you’re in amidst the equipment and the mixing board. Everything’s a mess and everything’s about to come together. More importantly, you’re being reminded (sometimes intentionally, sometimes not) that, yes, this is recording, this is something being made for you . . .

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