Music master producer/recording engineer, Frank Starchak, displayed his typical brilliance. I auditioned singers for the project...selecting seven singers to sound like 700.
Before the session, singers emailed me asking, “How can I hear the song to rehearse?” I laughed. Frank does not work like that. As a matter of fact, the singers did not hear the full song until the end of the session.
Frank is an extremely kind, gentle and patient slave driver in the recording studio. I felt a little sorry for my singers because I knew what was coming. Frank pushed each singer's ability to hear notes correctly; maximized and stretched their vocal talents. My Magnificent Seven Singers met the challenge, each singing a ga-zillion extremely difficult parts including various harmonies, octaves and key changes. Yes, Frank worked them extremely hard and they loved every minute of it.
At the end of the session, Frank did a rough mix of the full song to allow the singers to hear what they had accomplished. The result was breathtakingly beautiful, moving Kelly Manke to tears. Though exhausted, each singer said they had a ball! For a few of them, it was their first time working in a recording studio like that. It was challenging and fun.
Special thanks to my Magnificent Seven Singers: Steve and Anita McPherson, James, Tim and Kelly Manke, Audrey Rumsey and Linly Bennett – seven singers recorded to sound like a seven hundred voice mass choir. Wow!
We ended the session holding hands as Steve McPherson led us in a prayer of thanks for a very special wonderful recording session.
I can hardly wait for the release date for the world to hear my new patriotic song.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Deltona Records, Frank Starchak 386-801-9426
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
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