I'm so happy to have captured these moments on tape from our live shows to share with you. I feel grateful and fortunate to work with truly gifted artists/musicians who play with so much heart and soul. While going back and listening to all of our live recordings and putting this cd together, I was touched by so many memories of all of the places we've been to over the last three years and all of the beautiful people we met along the way. I've been inspired by the creative process of taking the songs from our cd, "bliss" and giving them to musicians to bring the music to life in a different way. When people have come up to me and said, "I have bliss and I love it," I always replied, I hope you get an opportunity to hear the music live and be a part of that experience with us. I'm so proud; what can I say.
Most of the songs were recorded at the Mint on Sept 12, 2001. It was a very emotional night for everyone. Although we were all in shock from the recent tragedy, there was a comfort in us being together as a community. We all came together as one that night and let the music take us to another place .. . closer to our hearts.
Acoustic (the Chad sessions we call them)
The acoustic recordings were done at my friend Chad Fischer's house/studio in the hills of Laurel Canyon, CA. I picked that space, because it was where my friend, Josh Clayton-Felt spent the last month of his life finishing his cd. He died of testicular cancer in January, 2000, and we recorded these songs just a couple of months after that. Josh's spirit was everywhere and I can feel it when I listen to the recordings. One of the highlights of the sessions was when my friend Haitor Pereira came in and played his romantic, classical Spanish guitar on "Te Amo" and "Please." When I listen to Te Amo with Haitor's guitar and Cameron's cello together, I'm taken to another place...standing on a beautiful island somewhere.
Where I've Never Been Remix
Anthony Resta aka Ajax is a dear friend of mine. I met him years ago through Nuno Bettencourt of the band, Extreme. For years, Anthony and I said we wanted to make music together. He's always loved this song, so it was perfect when we thought of him for doing the remix. He's a very talented writer and producer, which I'm very excited to be currently collaborating with on with my new cd . . . coming soon.