Vanessa Fernandez – I Want You (2019)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 60:39 minutes | 3,69 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 60:39 minutes | 2,92 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 60:39 minutes | 1,42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Artwork: Digital booklet | Genre: R&B
“I Want You” sees Vanessa Fernandez return to the ’70s R&B classics and modern soul catalog that was delivered so very well on “Use Me” but with the addition of more recent hits from the likes of Radiohead and Amy Winehouse. Her third session for Groove Note features a collection of classic and old school soul and R&B classics with more recent songs included in the mix. Fernandez covers artists that include Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Gloria Gayner, Amy Winehouse, Hall & Oates, Radiohead and more!
The album was recorded at United Recording Studios (former known as Oceanway Studios) in Hollywood and was mixed at Sphere Studios in Burbank and Capital Recording Studios in Hollywood. All recording, tracking and mixing was done 100% analog. Michael C. Ross recorded the album in United Recording Studio B over four days on a 24 track Studer Recorder using 2 inch analog tape running at 30 ips. The final 30 ips 1/4 inch stereo master was used by Bernie Grundman to create the Stereo DSD 64 master.
Tim Pierce handled all the arrangements as on the first two Vanessa Fernandez albums (Use Me and When The Levee Breaks). Musicians on I Want You include former Michael Jackson bassist Alex Al, current Jimmy Kimmel Show Band keyboardist Jeff Babko, top L.A.-based horn player Ricky Woodard as well as returning musicians from her album When The Levee Breaks.
Needless to say, Vanessa and the band deliver some truly exceptional performances on this album with fabulous sonics. Some say it is her best album yet. It is a must-own release in DSD.
01 – Right On For The Darkness
02 – I Want You
03 – Human
04 – Every Time You Go Away
05 – Hey Stranger (Album Mix)
06 – Angel Dust
07 – Tripping Out
08 – Billie Jean
09 – Creep
10 – I Will Survive
11 – Back To Black
12 – Hey Stranger (Alternate Mix)
Produced by Ying Tan & Michael C. Ross.
Recorded on Ampex ATR124 track 2 inch analogue tape running at 30 ips at United Recordings on June 14-17, 2018.
Mixed at Sphere Studios, Burbank and Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original 1/4 inch 30 ips all analogue stereo master tapes.
Vanessa Fernandez – vocals
Tim Pierce – guitars
Jeff Babko – keyboards
Ricky Woodard – tenor & alto saxophone
Charlie Bisharat – violin
Alex Al – bass
Victor Indrizzo – drums
Luis Conte – percussion