A draft recording of the entire structure of the album was completed during Phase I (with the exception of the new arrangement for "Welcome Home" with David singing lead). This included:
Biographical credits for each of the artists involved during Phase I are accessible via the dropdown submenu above left describing their contributions to this album. They are grouped by instrument. Click on the appropriate instrument category link and a new webpage will give you access to information about each of the artists who played in that category of instrument.
The Phase I work on Hymns and Songs for Living was recorded before wide commercial prevalence of the digital tools now widely available. The technical recording medium used at that time for the Phase I recording of this album in Studio B at Bias Recording Studio in Springfield, Virginia was:
NOTE. With the strong resurgence in analogue recording and production of vinyl records, Dolby SR is again very much in use in recording studios. It's tape noise reduction capabilities are considered very close to what is achieved in digital recording. (However, you don't get access to the digital editing capabilities for mixing and mastering.)
The first thing done at the beginning of Phase II was to convert all the recordings to digital for the Phase II work.
Phase II was carried out entirely in digital. Working file format is:
Although almost all of the foundations for this album were completed during Phase I, the following things were identified in the working conversations with Ms. Gerber-Salins during the hiatus between Phase I and II that would benefit from updating/expansion:
(All electronic keyboard accompaniments and Hammond Organ were replaced in Phase II with real pipe organ. Slipped DISC made the on-location recording at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland, Virginia on their Scribner-Keeble Memorial Pipe Organ. The church is located on the campus of Randolph Macon College.)
All those were addressed as part of the Phase II work.
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