1. With You
2. Tryin’ to be Zeppelin III (Instrumental in G)
3. With You (Third Man Record Booth Vinyl Version)
Having lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for four years, it was a pleasure recording an alternate version of my new single ‘With You’ at Jack White’s Third Man Record Booth. It’s about the size of a phone booth, so you can only fit into it with a 3/4 sized guitar, and it prints to vinyl as soon as you finish recording, so you’ve got one chance to get it right. That’s what you hear on Track 3 – the vinyl version of With You. The studio version is Track 1, and here are some recording notes for recording solo acoustic singer-songwriter style & mixing folk music for those interested.
Tryin’ to be Zeppelin III uses an open G guitar tuning (G-G-D-G-B-D) so you can make a G chord without fretting the guitar. Gave this instrumental a feel that reminded me of some of the acoustic tracks from Led Zeppelin III and IV. Though I don’t believe Jimmy Page used open G tuning on those records.
Vocals: Universal Audio 2-610 preamp -> Shure SM7 -> UAD LA2A -> UAD Neve 88RS
Acoustic guitar & mandolin: Universal Audio 2-610 preamp -> Oktava MK 012 -> UAD 1176 -> UAD Neve 88RS
Master: UAD Ampex Tape, The Glue Buss Compressor
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With You (Solo Acoustic)
Just A Day In Your Life (Live)
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Just A Day In Your Life