the demo versions of songs JP sent to the band. Glenn
& JP had discussed at some point to include this
on the Machine CD as a bonus, but that was months
before the CD release (and Glenn admittedly had
forgotten about it) and time was pressing for the
release so it was not included. In any event, they
(CTS) felt it would be an interesting peek into how
everyone (at least CTS) goes about putting together a
complex piece from distant locations.
Winter/Spring 2008: JP wrote then recorded these demos
in NJ. The final CD includes most of these vocals,
keyboards, as well as some guitar tracks.
June 2008: Glenn added some keyboard tracks at JP's
July 2008: While the band was playing in Pittsburgh
Joey D'Amico tracked backing vocals in Rick's studio
with Rick and Joe.
August-October 2008: Joe added bass tracks at his
studio in Texas.
November 2008: Joey tracked all is drums in Sheffield
in Maryland with Glenn and Joe.
January/February 2009: Bobby & Rick recorded most
of their guitar parts and Glenn added a few keyboard
tracks at Rick's Studio. Anthony Rankin recorded drums
for Hero at this time as well.
Spring 2009: Rick tracked the acoustic guitar solo for
Heaven at his studio.
Summer/Fall: 2009 Joe finished tracking bass parts at
his studio in Texas and did mixes for all the songs.
Fall 2009: Glenn re-tracked some of his keyboard parts
at his studio in Maryland to better fit with the
Winter 2010: A couple days at Rick's studio put the
last of Bobby & Rick's guitars to bed as well as
Glenn & Bobby tracking some background vocals.
Spring 2010: Rick did numerous mixes in his studio.
July 2010: Machine CD is released.
All this time various other tweaks of vocal parts,
bass parts, keyboard parts, percussion etc. were
tracked, added, and changed as the process continued
to brew. Offered as a free download.
for the entire
Machine boot download