BEYOND THE CROSSROADS – Richard Black & Paul Samson
Released: June 30, 2015
Album title : THE RICHARD BLACK PROJECT featuring PAUL SAMSON
Beyond The Crossroads
The Lost Session, The Last Jam
- Michael Barry : All Keyboard Instruments
- Richard Black : All vocals & Second Guitar & Bass
- Gerardo Guzman : Drums & Percussion
- Paul Samson : Lead Guitar & Bass
Recorded at STAR TRAX Crestwood, Illinois, USA
Engineered by Jeff Luif
Initial mixes at. STAR TRAX by Jeff Luif & Paul Samson
Initial Sessions produced by Richard Black and Paul Samson
The initial sessions were left incomplete with a view to Black and Samson adding additional tracks at their own ( matching) digital studios in their home countries.
Some of this work was accomplished but due to health issues beyond any control, the recordings were shelved. Samson released some 2nd Generation cuts from this recording via Mystic, UK imprint but the quality was poor and the music included were incomplete tracks.
In 2013 continuing through 2014 Richard Black re turned to a new digital studio with Jeff Luif ( the original engineer) where he sang and eventually mixed the initial tracks with guitar and bass recorded at Blacks studio.
Final recording, mix and mastering was at:
Star Trax Studio, Homewood, Illinois, USA
Produced by Richard Black and Jeff Luif
Executive production on the initial sessions was via Connie Bestida and Richard Black. production assistance via Ernest Bell.
Executive producers on the final recording are Rick Struple and Richard Black.
All music was composed by Richard Black and Paul Samson except “City Burns“.
The result is a labor of love and the last time we all performed together.
Gerry Guzman and Paul Samson have since entered the last frontier.
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