Today was a happy day indeed. My rib rejoined me. I forever feel like half a person going through the motions when I’m abroad without her; all the more why I’m excited when she shows up at 9:00am in Yverdon.
We journeyed up into the mountains to the quaint town of Echellens where we unloaded our gear at chez Freymond, our home for the next week. And my, what a view. I’ll post more fitting pictures tomorrow…but you simply can’t imagine the expanse before us.
Gabi Alonso (award winning UK producer and drummer) and I worked on setting up the main recording room here in Sylvian Freymond’s home (the Michael W. Smith of Switzerland), and then joined everyone “a table” for a filling lunch on the back lawn in view of the Alps.
We then ventured into the depths of our “gear man cave” and tracked the lead and background vocals for “This Is The Day” and “My Last Breath.” And what a hoot! By far, Andy–Gabi’s wife from Yorkshire, England–is a stitch. I have rarely had so many laughs while tracking in the studio. And she’s an amazing singer as well (fluent in French).
We closed the evening with a big dinner with friends from France, Israel and, of course, Switzerland. And we’ll be back at it again in the morning. If you missed the live broadcasts we sent out, make sure to keep your eye on my Twitter or FaceBook accounts, or check here regularly. ch: