The CD

About the audio CD:

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  • 32-track CD features a separate track for each page of text, enabling one to quickly locate and replay the specific passage being mastered in the non-native tongue
  • Song presents a musical correlation between the number being presented and the note of the musical scale
  • French text recorded by native speaker in Paris, France at Studios Davout (clients include U2, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Rickie Lee Jones, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Al Di Meola, Jean-Louis Aubert, Jean-Luc Ponty, Gene Kelly, Orson Welles, Ray Charles, Yves Montand, Yo Yo Ma, Stockhausen…)
  • English text recorded by the author in Dallas, Texas, in the private studios of Country Music Hall of Fame legend, Charlie Pride
  • Original song and music composed by the author
  • Recorded on a Baldwin grand piano, hand-selected by Van Cliburn for use in the annual Cliburn Competition
  • Mixed on Rupert Neve-designed analog console (Studio Sound Magazine’s “Man of the Century” in recorded sound; winner of a 1997 Technical Grammy®)
  • CD mastered by Billy Stull, protégé of the late Norman Petty (Buddy Holly‘s producer and engineer) using a Rupert Neve prototype “Dream Box” not yet available elsewhere in the world!
  • CD’s replicated in Terre Haute, Indiana