Monday, September 9, 2013

Re: SOUND - “Why Do We Need 60-70 Strings For A Pop Album? It Makes The Difference.”

By Peter Nordahl, Producer of the new Agnetha Fältskog album, A.

“Why do we need 60-70 strings for a pop album? The answer is simple, it makes the difference.

First of all it makes the difference just to record with real strings rather than to use sample sounds or any other artificial sound library because real strings are alive and breathe. 

Normally we would use 15-20 strings for pop projects but we felt that we needed something special because we were working with one of the finest voices of our time.

Agnetha’s mature and clear voice needed the back-up of the warmth that only a full orchestra could create. An orchestra with its own sound and richness of overtones. An orchestra where you almost can smell the sound of wood while playing. An orchestra that would lay out the red carpet for Agnetha to tell her stories… 

...I wish everybody could be in front of a large orchestra to feel the power that is totally unstoppable.”

Read the full article at the official Agnetha Fältskog website.

A Myrra Malmberg-filmed video clip of producer Peter Nordahl conducting Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in the new song I Should've Followed You Home can be seen below. This song comes off Agnetha's new album, A, and features Gary Barlow singing a duet with Agnetha.

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