Bruce Swedien Masters Lisa Greene at Bernie Grundman's 

Apr 2, 2009 2:45 PM

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photo of Bernie Grundman, Lisa Greene, Bruce Swedien

Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, Calif. are (L-R) mastering engineer Bernie Grundman, Lisa Greene and recording engineer/mixer Bruce Swedien.

Renowned engineer/producer Bruce Swedien has mixed When the Night Calls, the new album from UK artist Lisa Greene, and mastered the project with mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Swedien mixed the new material at his West Viking Studio in Ocala, Fla., from tracks that were recorded at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles.

"Lisa is an incredible new artist," Swedien says. "After I received some demos of her work I immediately felt that I should be a part of her career. I would describe her work as rooted in jazz, combining some retro elements with a very fresh, modern approach. She's a very talented songwriter and boy, can she sing!"

Greene was born in Zimbabwe, Africa, to a single mother and raised there until the age of 15 when she moved to London and attended university, studying law. While working part time at a recording studio, she studied songwriting and landed a position with a prominent music-publishing firm. After a number of her songs were recorded by major artists such as Tom Jones, Greene began performing and recording her own material.

Greene recalls her meeting with Bruce Swedien: "I have always loved his music, and I'm especially a big fan of his work with Quincy Jones, and his recent work with Jennifer Lopez. I got in touch and asked him about mixing my new record, and luckily he did. The depth of emotion that he brought to my music is astounding. The scope of the stereo image, and other indescribable aspects of the sound, are more than I could have imagined."

Swedien and Grundman have worked together since the '70s on such phenomenally successful albums as Michael Jackson's Thriller and numerous others.

Bernie Grundman adds, "Lisa's voice has a very romantic, intimate sound and the arrangements are big, with strings and excellent orchestration. Bruce Swedien is the perfect engineer for this kind of music—actually for any kind of music—but for this style he is the master. He gives you the sense of great space, and depth, but she sings softly in a very intimate way, and he is able to capture that as well. It really moves you. You can walk right inside those mixes."

When the Night Calls is slated for summer release via a number of digital distributors, to be announced.

Visit Bernie Grundman Mastering's new Website at www.berniegrundmanmastering.com. For more information on Lisa Greene, visit www.myspace.com/lisagreenemusic.






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