MOONGLOW (2012)

Mills, Hudson, De Lange, Knowles, Mitchell, Evans, Mann, Bulpin, Smith, Freeman-Smith, Strykert, Hyde, Dawson, Walter, Camilleri, Abba, McCusker, Shire, Gimbel, Porter, McFarlane, Kahn, Schwandt, Andree

KAREN KNOWLES

Karen Knowles - vocal
Frank Crawford - piano, keyboards
Bruce Bishop - acoustic guitar, dobro
John Leftwich – bass
Darek Oles – bass
Josh Sklair – electric & acoustic guitars
Efrain Toro – drums & percussion
Bob Summers – trumpet & flugelhorn
Larry Klimas – saxophones (alto, tenor), alto flute
EveAnna Manley – baritone saxophone
Sam Sklair – arranger, MD, clarinet
Vickie Leigh, Bruce Bishop – backing vocals

I first heard of Karen Knowles from an Australian audiophile friend who was visiting the April '92 Stereophile Show - “She's been the female lead-singer of “The Seekers” y'know, a major Aussie star in her own right...bigger than “Ben Hur”, y'know...and she's heard some of your Vital albums and she wants to record with you...seriously, y'know...”
DAT-dubs of previous records and newer demos duly arrived from Karen and we struck up a “phone and fax” relationship, based around her willigness to come all the way from “Down Under” to record with us in Chino, California.
I felt that we owed her everything of the best; especially, we had to offer her a musical-director and arranger of the highest echelon: for me there could only be one choice: my longtime British partner Sam Sklair, currently residing in Johannesburg.
Ever enthusiastic about my ideas, Sam immediately agreed to hop on a plane, and arrived a week or so before Karen herself.
Sam and I were totally taken with Karen; her gutsy, talented singing and calm-under-fire confidence during the sessions. The resulting combination of Australian, British, and Californian endeavors comes through on this album. Me? Pleased? More than that, I'm simply over the...whatsit?...moon? Yes.

David Manley, California, 1992

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KAREN KNOWLES

KAREN KNOWLES' success is well known to Australian audiences, having received a gold record while still at high school with her smash hit single “Why won't You Explain?” . She followed it with platinum-selling album “You Are The Reason”. Shortly after, “Loves Us All”, her second album, was released gaining gold status , making her one of the most successful Australian female artists of all time.
After a period spent overseas honoring her talents, Karen returned to Australia in 1988 to star in the hit musical “Big River” before joining the legendary Australian group, The Seekers, further consolidating her reputation as one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. She recently announced  her decision to leave The Seekers to concentrate on her solo career.
Karen has often been a guest singer with the Australian Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and maintains a very busy and varied live performance schedule. She Has been a well known personality on national TV in Australia throughout her career and has consolidated a strong following by appearing in two of the most long standing Australian TV programmes; “Young Talent Time” and currently with her regular weekly appearances on Bert Newton's “New Faces”.

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MOONGLOW (2012)

Mills, Hudson, De Lange, Knowles, Mitchell, Evans, Mann, Bulpin, Smith, Freeman-Smith, Strykert, Hyde, Dawson, Walter, Camilleri, Abba, McCusker, Shire, Gimbel, Porter, McFarlane, Kahn, Schwandt, Andree

KAREN KNOWLES

Analog Tape: AGFA Type 468 Tape at 200 nano-Webers, run without any kind of noise reduction.
Cables: VTL Quad Double Screened
Mastering Engineer: Transferred from Analog Master Tape to DSD by Giulio Cesare Ricci using the Signoricci System with Valve (tube) electronics
Mixing Board: Manley Reference
Producer: David Manley
Recording Engineer:

David Manley

Recording location: VTL Studio, Chino, California (recorded live to 2-Track Stereo Analog Tape)
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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Moonglow
Mills,Hudson,De Lange
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Espresso
Knowles,Mitchell
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There, I'Ve Said It Again
Evans,Mann
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All I Want To Do
Knowles,Bulpin,Smith
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Don't Say
Freeman-Smith,Strykert,Hyde
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Under The Moon
Dawson,Walter
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What's Taken Your Smile Away?
Smith,Camilleri
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Nature Boy
Abba
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Turn It Upside Down
Knowles,McCusker
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It Goes Like It Goes
Shire,Gimbel
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Every Time We Say Goodbye
Porter
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Art Of Love
Knowles,McFarlane
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Dream A Little Dream
Kahn,Schwandt,Andree
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Every Once In A While
Dawson,Walter
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Moonglow
Mills,Hudson,De Lange
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