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going behind the scenes to get you ahead of the curve by andrew greer
in the studio
Sixpence None the Richer
ALBUM TITLE: Strange Conversation
RELEAsE DATE: Spring 2011
REcoRDIng sTUDIo: Plyrz Studios, Valencia, Calif.
PRoDUcERs: Jim Scott
nUMBER of songs: 11
off sEAson: We spent the previous two years
in various Nashville studios working on small
projects (EP, Christmas album, compilation
songs) “warming up” for this full-length album.
HoME IMPRovEMEnT: Leigh developed
immensely as a songwriter during the time apart.
So she had much more of a presence in the
writing process, which made for a much better
LEss Is MoRE: The sounds that [producer] Jim
Scott achieved for each instrument were so
inspiring, creating a special chemistry and sonic
haven for us to realize these songs within. Less
orchestration and minimal overdubs left more
room for Leigh’s voice to fill the tracks. – M.S.
BRoAD APPEAL: We have always done what felt
right and listeners in both [Christian and secular]
markets have responded. We’re really grateful
for that. – M.S.
sTUDIo RELIEf: Loads of ping-pong and darts.
top: Leigh nash. bottom: sixpence none the richer (Leigh nash and Matt slocum).
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