Saturday, December 11, 2010

I’ve Got a Name Etc.

It’s been a while since I posted an update on my EP project, so I thought I’d take a little breather from the Holiday madness to fill you in.

After several months of referring to the project as The Wendy Lane Bailey EP Project or simply The Recording we’ve got an honest to goodness title. Soon you will be able to rush right out and buy your very own copy of Wendy Lane Bailey’s Breathing. The title comes from a song written by Amanda McBroom, and my producer/arranger/music director Michele Brourman. As far as I know, I’m the first person outside of Amanda herself to have recorded it, and I’m very excited to send it out into the world.

The post-production phase is moving along nicely. We’re almost ready to send the tracks off to mastering, the dull legalities are being handled and artwork is being created. In the coming weeks I’ll be announcing the official release date.

I had a wonderful photo session with Isaac Bailey. I got to show this native Californian why we Southern Girls are called Steel Magnolias by posing outdoors in 38 degree weather. Oh, and did I mention it was sleeting and there was a corset involved? We had the best location EVER, but I’m not going to tell you what it was. I’ll wait till the cover is revealed and we’ll see if you can guess. My undying gratitude and admiration go out to Mario Raymondi, Edwin Peterson, and Jay Milian who worked wonders with hairspray and waterproof mascara. It takes a highly specialized team of beauty experts to keep a girl looking her best even in a monsoon.

The closer I get to finishing the more excited I get. I’m tremendously proud of my work and the work of everyone who contributed to Breathing, and I’m eagerly anticipating the day it makes its grand debut!

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