Year: 2005
Universal Music Norway

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The recording of “Earthsongs” began in Ireland in June of 2004. The remote yet hyper-modern studio, Grouse Lodge, was chosen as the location for the first weeks of the recording with the participation of the Irish musicians. The Symphony orchestra, Choir and vocals were recorded at RTE’s main studio in Dublin. After the summer, Secret Garden chose to return to rural setting of PUK Studios in Jutland, Denmark where they had previously recorded parts of their first CD. There they recorded both the Norwegian musicians and Fionnuala Sherry’s violin solos. During their Fall tour of China, Secret Garden found time to record with the renowned Chinese “erhu” (Chinese 2-string violin) player. This performance can be heard on the track titled “Lotus”. The final mix of the CD was done in Los Angeles together with Alan Mayerson – the well-known film music composer, Hans Zimmer’s steady sound recording technician on films such as “The Gladiator”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Last Samurai”.

The Making of "Earthsongs" - 2005

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