Michael Fremer Rated 9/11 Music, 10/11 Sonics in his June 2012 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!
Stunning Audiophile Quality LP Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Scott Hull at Masterdisk and Supervised by Grammy-Winning Engineer Elliot Scheiner!
Classy Album of Standards, Classics, and Sincere Love Ballads Inspired by Frey’s
Passion for the Art of Song
Romantic, Late-Night Feel of After Hours All About the Piano, Voice, and Setting
Glenn Frey has lived the life in the fast lane. Unveiling an elegant approach on
After Hours, the legendary co-founder of the Eagles immerses himself in the
mellow music he loved growing up and during his adult life—specifically,
standards, classics, and love songs originally rendered by greats such as Dinah
Washington, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, and Brian Wilson.
Rest assured: This two-and-half-year project has nothing to do with putting a
smooth contemporary polish on songbook gems or reinventing a career. Frey leaves
such doings to other contemporaries. Rather, the classy late-night feel of After
Hours is all about the art of the song, how words are delivered, and the how the
combination of piano and voice can touch a listener’s soul. To this extent,
Frey’s voice is in peak form, his capability as a torch crooner and sentimental
dreamer seemingly unlimited to an extent his careful, tonally balanced
deliveries will surprise even the biggest Eagles fan.
Mastered from the original analog master tapes, this 180g LP is made with the
same care Frey invested in gems such as “For Sentimental Reasons,” “The Look of
Love,” and “It’s Too Soon To Know.” The complete dynamic range, dead-quiet
backgrounds, impeccable balances, and ultra-silent surfaces distinguish this
analog production, supervised by multi-Grammy-winning engineer and producer
Elliot Scheiner. Frey also enlisted Eagles touring band members Richard F.W.
Davis and Michael Thompson as co-producers and collaborators. The results are
nothing short of exquisite.
Fans of vocal pop, mellow jazz, and sincere expression will want to hear this
spectacular-sounding LP in their system. Dim the lights, pour a glass of pinot
noir, sit back, relax, and experience the allure within the grooves. Allow Frey
to transport you to your own personal small club. You will not regret it.
"Speaking of perfect augmentation, the analog recording is superb and Elliot Scheiner's mix is seamless. The entire production harkens back to the era of great recordings... An analog recording and mix, mastered from the original analog master tape, pressed at RTI on 180g vinyl and beautifully packaged, the vinyl edition is more than just an afterthought... the first play through will convince you that Glenn Frey is no poseur and that he's poured his heart and soul into this project and more importantly gotten the desired results. A very enjoyable listen for every possible reason!" - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, Music 9/11, Sonics 10/11!
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Scott Hull at Masterdisk Studios in NYC
• Supervised by Grammy-Winning Engineer Elliot Scheiner
• Gatefold Jacket
1. For Sentimental Reasons
2. My Buddy
3. Route 66
4. The Shadow of Your Smile
5. Here's To Life
1. It's Too Soon To Know
2. Caroline No
3. The Look of Love
4. Getting Old Before My Time
5. Same Girl
6. After Hours