Released March 26th, 2021.
Alone Together is a unique project that presented itself in many shapes and forms. When the pandemic started and all my touring was postponed indefinitely, I knew I needed to continue creating music for my own well-being. That’s when I started doing my virtual shows from my home studio on StageIt. A few shows in I started inviting special guests to perform with me, but as technology wasn’t allowing for ‘live’ duets we did it literally ‘alone together’ from separate locations as a pre-record. The most exhilarating part was that my fellow artists that I invited all said yes immediately – and the same goes for the selections I made for this album.
When it came time to stream the duets, technical challenges made it impossible to do them live. So for each duet, me and each artist created a pre-recorded video, doing one take from top to bottom. He mixed the music and then sent it all to a video editor to synch it up – and the result is pure sonic and split screen visual magic.
What ended up happening was incredible. We put together performances that were so real, heartfelt and authentic that it became apparent we were creating something special. We captured a spirit and vibe beyond anything I could have imagined. It’s not about being perfect but all about the heart and soul. It’s exciting to now share that magic with you on Alone Together.
1. Bakerstreet feat. Javier Colon
Track originally Produced by Keith Olsen
Produced by Michael Lington
Mixed by Michael Lington and Ray Bardani.
Mastered by Steve Hall
Art Direction by Paul Grosso
Musicians on Album:
Barry Eastmond, Ray Parker Jr, Paul Jackson Jr, Teddy Campbell, Nathan East, Freddie Washington, Tim Pierce, Randy Waldman, Dean Parks, Brian Bromberg, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Brian Culbertson, Oscar Seaton, Smitty Smith, Lenny Castro, Greg Karukas, Land Richard, Jeff Koz, Phillip Ingram, Shedrick Mitchell, Alex Al, Jairus Mozee, Tim Carmon, Omari Williams, Bill Reichenbach, Dan Higgins, Gary Grant, Dave Guy, Neal Sugerman, Cochemea Gastelum, Ricky Peterson
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All Songs Arranged by Barry Eastmond and Michael Lington
Produced by Barry J. Eastmond for EAST BAY MUSIC INC..
Recorded and Mixed by Ray Bardani
Executive Producer: Roy McClurg
Associate Executive Producer: Andi Howard
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Alto Sax: Michael Lington (All Tracks)
Barry Eastmond: Wurlitzer, Electric Piano, Synths & Acoustic Piano (All tracks)
Teddy Campbell: Drums (All tracks except 4A)
Paul Jackson Jr.: Guitars (2A,3A,5A,2B,5B)
Ray Parker Jr.: Guitars (1A,1B,2B,3B,4B)
Lenny Castro: Percussion (1A,3A,4A,5A,1B,2B,4B,5B)
Freddie Washington: Bass (1A,1B,3B,4B)
Alex Al: Bass (2A,3A,5A,2B,5B)
Leroy Hodges: Bass (4A)
Steve Potts: Drums (4A)
Charles Hodges: Hammond Organ (4A)
Jack Ashford: Tambourine (2A,3B)
Lester Snell: Hammond Organ (1B)
Shedrick Mitchell: Hammond Organ (1A,2A,3B,4B)
Jeff Babko: Hammond Organ (5B)
Scott Thompson: Trumpet (1A,2A,2B)
Gary Topper: Tenor Sax (1A,2A,2B)
Jason Yasinsky: Trombone (1A,2A,2B)
Kirk Smothers: Baritone Sax: (1A,2A,2B)
Michael Stever: Trumpet (5A)
Sara Devine: Background Vocals (4A)
Darryl Phinnessee: Background Vocals (4B)
Dave Stewart: Guitar Solo (1A)
Carl Burnett: Guitar Solo (3A)
Horns arranged by Lester Snell, Michael Lington, & Barry Eastmond (1A,2A,2B)
Horns arranged and performed by Michael Lington & Michael Stever (5A)
Recorded at: Sunset Sound Recording Studios, Hollywood, Ca.,East Bay Studios, Tarrytown, N.Y., Wyman Recording Studios, Burbank, Ca., Kaleidoscope Recording Studios, Union City, N.J.,Sound On Sound Recording Studios, Montclair, N. J.
Engineers: Ray Bardani, Barry Eastmond, Michael Lington, Chris Parks, Boo Mitchell, David Amlin
Assistant Engineers: Tip Wyman, Geoff Neal, Nathan Pollonais, Alex Graves
All songs mixed at Wyman Recording Studios, Burbank, Ca.
Assistant Engineer: Tip Wyman, Nathan Pollonais
People Get Ready recorded by Lawrence Boo Mitchell at Royal Studios, Memphis, Tennessee
Album packaging and design: Keny McClurg
Cover design: Paul Grosso
Promotion and Marketing: Chuck Oliner
Digital and Social Media: Matt Cohen
Photographer: Joseph Llanes
Photo shoot co-ordinater: Jenny Llanes
Make-up: Arianna Mancino
Photo assistants: Scott Hallberg, Scott Atkinson & Luana Fanelli
Associate Executive Producer: Andi Howard
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