The Light Of Reason - 2006 - Produced by Dean Madonia
This CD is the follow-up to "Deep Sky." It was supposed to be finished in 2000, and it basically was. I decided to have a friend of mine, Craig Lozowick, mix a couple songs and he talked me into mixing the whole thing. He did this for me on the cheap at Desmond Child's production studio in Miami - The Gentleman's Club. When we finally got started, we decided to redo the vocals and some guitar and keyboard parts, One song, "Cannot Turn Away." was completely re-done.
I was packing up to leave for Nashville and because Desmond had "real" clients recording there like Bon Jovi, and LeAnn Rimes, and the American Idol winners, my project still wasn't done when I moved to Nashville. I got a CD in the mail with some mixes I was not happy with and I kept bugging him to tweak these mixes, but the studio was busy, and so was Craig. A Long time passed with me constantly hounding Craig to finish, and I grew quite frustrated and concentrated on writing.
Finally enough was enough. I demanded to get my hard drive back with the data so I could mix it myself. Craig could not find the data, Desmond had closed the studio and moved all of his stuff (and my hard drive) to L.A.
After a lot of swearing, numerous phone-calls to Craig, and other feats I will not describe, a data back-up tape was produced. It took 8 different studios to figure out a way to retrieve the lost data. Mark Hornsby of Ridenour recording in Florida finally sent me CDs of the data which had much of the material. Unfortunately, randome audio files were missing and many parts still had to be replaced.
How many times did I have to record and mix this CD?
I took my time mixing the stuff and a few songs were missing so much data that I had to use Craigs original rough Mixes:
"Poor Man's Physician," "No Tommorrow," Cannot Turn Away," and "What Do You Feel."
These actually sounded good, I am just really anal.
I had the CD mastered by Spencer Secoy of Ridenour Studios at the end of 2004, and I was about to press the CD in 2005 when I started on "Madness And Desire, One Night In America." My wife was preagnant and I had a small window to bring the band in and record the rhythym tracks. We did it in two days. A Month later, My son Wolfgang was born. Of course, no work was done for awhile, but I got back into that CD and recorded the vox, keys, and a few overdubs with Val, and Then We got it mastered.
Now I had two CDs. These Cd's have the same release date even though, "The Light Of Reason" should have come out in 2001. I hope you will find it worth the wait. Buy this CD at CD Baby!