It may be winter but sessions at The Village Recorder in West Los Angeles show no sign of cooling off.
Solange Knowles was in Studios A and B for a couple of days with producer Chester French. Greg Morgenstein engineered with assistance from Brad Conrad. Also in Studio A was Rachael Yamagata, tracking with producer John Alagia, engineer Brian Scheuble and second engineer Brad Conrad.
Photo caption: Brian Auger and John LeFebvre at the AMS Neve 88R console in Studio D.
Folk musician Jim Kweskin dropped by for some self-produced sessions in Studio A. Tina Morris engineered with assistance from Shinnosuke Miyazawa.
The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan was also in Studio A, working with producer Hal Wilner and engineer David Riddeau. Brad Conrad and Jared Nugent assisted.
Village regular Roy Thomas Baker was in with The Storm for three weeks. Baker produced and engineered the sessions with the able assistance of Vanessa Parr and Chris Owens.
Photo caption: Engineer Brian Scheuble, second engineer Brad Conrad, model, actress, singer and television personality Erika Heynatz and producer John Alagia.
Nick Lachey was in Studio F for a couple of days with producer David Eriksen at the controls of the Digidesign ICON, assisted by engineer Jared Nugent.
Australian model, actress, singer and television personality Erika Heynatz occupied Studios A and J as she put together her long-awaited debut album with producer John Alagia, engineer Brian Scheuble and second engineer Brad Conrad.
John LeFebvre, who took over Studio D for a month earlier in the year to record his debut album with such veteran sidemen as Brian Auger, Jim Keltner and Al Kooper, returned to Studio D to mix the project with producer Brian Ahern. Donavan Cowart once again engineered and Ghian Wright assisted.
Photo caption: Solange Knowles and engineer Greg Morgenstein seated at Studio F’s Digidesign ICON.
Founded in 1968 by Geordie Hormel, The Village is a state-of-the-art, full-service recording complex housed in a Masonic Temple built in the roaring Twenties in West Los Angeles. The Village Recorder is famous for landmark sessions by Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Supertramp and Pink Floyd. The studio is also well known for its film score recording and commercial music work.