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September 15th, 2013    Posted in multitrack master

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My List Feature Added

June 3rd, 2013    Posted in other

Want to save your own favorite tracks or share them with a friend?  Now you can–just click the “Add to your list” star icon to save a track to your own custom track list of Read more

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Rolling Stones | Under My Thumb (instrumental)

September 2nd, 2014    Posted in 1960's, bass, drums, guitar, pop, rock

First appearing on the Rolling Stones 1966 album Aftermath, “Under My Thumb” was a hit for the band and helped the album to #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the U.K. Albums chart.  The album was recorded in California at RCA Studios and was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.

INSTRUMENTAL (GUITARS: Keith Richards, Brian Jones; BASS: Bill Wyman; MARIMBA: Brian Jones; DRUMS: Charlie Watts):

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Paul McCartney and Wings | Band On The Run (keys only)

August 31st, 2014    Posted in 1970's, keyboards, pop, rock

Here’s a treat for keyboard players and McCartney fans.  From Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run album released in late 1973, the title track became arguably it’s best known cut. The track also won a Grammy Award in 1975 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals. It was recorded in Lagos, Nigeria in challenging conditions and mixed in London at Abbey Road Studios.  McCartney is credited as producer with some sources also naming longtime Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick as co-producer (Emerick engineered for certain, in fact winning a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work).

KEYBOARDS/SYNTHESIZERS (Denny Laine, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney); some RHYTHM GUITAR (Denny Laine, Paul McCartney) only–note there are sections of silence where keys do not play on this track:

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The Who | I Can See For Miles (vocals only, instrumental)

August 30th, 2014    Posted in 1960's, bass, drums, guitar, pop, rock, vocal only

The Who released “I Can See For Miles” as the only single off their 1967 album The Who Sell Out.  It was also their highest charting single in the U.S., reaching the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Written by Pete Townshend, the track was recorded and mixed at three studios on two continents, including CBS Studios in London, Talentmasters in New York City and Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles.  It was produced by Kit Lambert.

VOCALS only (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend):

INSTRUMENTAL (GUITARS: Pete Townshend; BASS: John Entwistle; DRUMS: Keith Moon):

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Beatles | Taxman (rhythm guitar, bass, drums only)

August 29th, 2014    Posted in 1960's, bass, drums, guitar, pop, rock

A track off the Beatles 1966 Revolver album, “Taxman” was written by George Harrison. Unusually, it actually featured Paul McCartney on bass and lead guitar (the latter of which is not heard here in this rhythm-only track).  Topping most world music charts at the time including the Billboard 200 and U.K. album chart, the classic album was produced by George Martin and recorded at EMI Studios in London.

RHYTHM GUITAR (George Harrison); BASS (Paul McCartney): DRUMS (Ringo Starr) only:

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Blink-182 | Feeling This (instrumental, guitar only, bass only, drums only)

August 26th, 2014    Posted in 2000's, alternative, bass, drums, guitar, multitrack master, rock

From Blink-182′s eponymous fifth album, released in 2003, “Feeling This” was released as a single that went to #2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.  The album sold over 3 million copies and placed as high as #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.   It was recorded at The Rubin’s House, Rolling Thunder, and Signature Sound in San Diego, California and Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, California and produced by Jerry Finn.

GUITAR only (Tom DeLonge):

BASS only (Mark Hoppus):

DRUMS only (Travis Barker):

INSTRUMENTAL:

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The Guess Who | No Time (multitrack)

August 25th, 2014    Posted in 1970's, bass, drums, guitar, pop, rock, vocal only

The Guess Who released “No Time” on their 1969 album Canned Wheat, but a re-recorded version released as a single in 1970 off their American Woman album is the version that became a hit for the band, reaching #5 in the U.S. Billboard charts.  The track was recorded at RCA Studio A in New York City and produced by Jack Richardson.

VOCALS only (Burton Cummings):

GUITAR only (Randy Bachman):

ACOUSTIC GUITAR (Randy Bachman)/BACKING VOCALS (Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale, Gary Peterson)  only:

BASS only (Jim Kale):

DRUMS only (Gary Peterson):

INSTRUMENTAL only:

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Dokken | Mr. Scary (guitar only)

August 25th, 2014    Posted in 1980's, guitar, hard rock, rock

Dokken put out “Mr. Scary” on their 1987 release Back for the Attack.  It became the band’s best selling album, peaking at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.  It was recorded at a range of studios in the Los Angeles area including One on One Studios, Music Grinder Studio, Total Access Recording Studios, Rumbo Recorders, and Can-Am Studiosand produced by Neil Kernan.

GUITAR only (George Lynch):

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Demi Lovato | Heart Attack (vocal only mix)

August 11th, 2014    Posted in 2010's, pop, vocal only

 Released in 2013 as a single from her third studio album Demi, “Heart Attack” went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Club songs chart.  It has since gone on to sell over 3 million copies as a single.  The track was produced by The Suspex, and this vocal mix was created by White Sea.

VOCAL only (Demi Lovato):

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My Chemical Romance | Welcome To The Black Parade (vocal focus alt. mix)

August 11th, 2014    Posted in 2000's, guitar, hard rock, keyboards, other, rock, vocal only

“Welcome To The The Black Parade” is a track off of My Chemical Romance’s third studio album, entitled The Black Parade.  The album was released in 2006 and went to #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.  The album was recorded in El Dorado Studios in Burbank, California and produced by the band and Rob Cavallo, who has worked with Green Day and Paramore, amongst others. 

VOCALS/PIANO (Gerard Way); KEYBOARDS (Jamie Muhobarec); GUITAR (Frank Iero); STRINGS/HORNS arranged by David Campbell:

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Beatles | A Day In The Life (studio talk with George Martin)

August 10th, 2014    Posted in 1960's, pop, rock, studio talk

Here’s a great documentary segment on the Beatles masterpiece “A Day In The Life” from the Abbey Road album featuring long time Beatles producer George Martin soloing and talking about the tracks and how they came about and were recorded.

VOCALS (John Lennon, Paul McCartney); GUITAR (Lennon; George Harrison); BASS (Paul McCartney); DRUMS (Ringo Starr):

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