Dave Grohl's debut film Sound City: Real to Reel has garnered major accolades and even Oscar whispers around the globe. The soundtrack for this amazing rockumentary, which includes the first ever reunion of the remaining members of Nirvana joined by Paul McCartney, was mastered by Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar, and her team at THE LODGE.
The film conceived by Grohl features interviews and performances from famous musicians and producers who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums on the Neve 8028 and in the magical space of Sound City Studios located in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, California during its 42 year history from 1969- 2011.
Instead of reminiscing about yet another monumental studio biting the dust, Grohl in his usual upbeat Renaissance man fashion decided to celebrate the studio's amazing history and give the legendary Sound City Studios the proper credit it deserves. The iconic albums that were recorded at Sound City will make your head spin including Nirvana's "Nevermind", Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours", Neil Young’s "After The Gold Rush", Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Damn The Torpedoes", Rage Against The Machine's "Rage Against The Machine" and Cheap Trick's "Heaven Tonight" the list goes on and on.
Grohl tracked down and joined forces with the famous artists that walked through Sound City’s doors to discuss the studio's legacy and collaborate on an all-star studded compilation album. Released on Roswell Records Sound City: Real to Reel is a brand new collection of all-original songs, each one composed and recorded exclusively for the film soundtrack on the Neve 8028 after it was reinstalled in Grohl’s Studio 606. The new mega jam-packed compilation album—produced by Butch Vig, mixed by James Brown and Chris Lord-Alge features some serious heavy hitters and totally amazing collaborations between Grohl and Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Rick Springfield, Joshua Homme, Rick Nielsen, Lee Ving, Corey Taylor, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford, Jessy Greene, Jim Keltner, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Rick Nielson, Scott Reeder, Nate Mendel, Peter Hayes, Robert Levon Been and Trent Reznor. The story of Sound City will inspire generations to come as we move forward further into the era of digital recording. Good timeless music never dies though, you can purchase a vinyl copy of Sound City: Real to Reel at Amazon or download to-go at iTunes.