American Epic

American Epic

The Sessions

Music CD - 2017
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Apr 16, 2019

I have yet to see the film, however listening to the CD more than once, gives me the allowance to hear the richness of the diverse sounds. Thirteen songs on disc one and Nineteen songs on disc two.
Includes a pamphlet that states: " In the American Epic Sessions, we have reassembled the very first electrical sound recording system from the 1920's...[inviting] Jack White and T Bone Burnett to produce an album of recordings by twenty of today's greatest artists."
"Our engineer Nicholas Bergh has reassembled this recording system from original parts and it is now the only one left in the world. A single microphone. A towering six-foot amplifier rack. A live record-cutting lathe, powered by a weight-driven pulley system of clockwork gears. The musicians have roughly three minutes to record their song direct to disc before the weight hits the floor. All the musical performances in this film are live. The audio you hear is taken directly from the discs they were recorded to, with no editing or enhancements."

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