THE BACKSTAGE WITH ROBERT EMERY PODCAST
In this special episode of the ‘Backstage with Robert Emery’ podcast, RDCE tries to discover and delve into the secrets to making a number one album. To turn things on their head a little, he has swapped seats and is being interviewed by the soprano, Joanna Forest.
Working closely with RDCE for a few years, Joanna works hard to find out exactly how he produced her two albums and made the first one go straight to number one. Discussing everything from money and mixing through to orchestrating and editing; they cover it all with the odd funny story along the way.
Concepts of the podcast [01.40]
Stars are rising [04:30]
Russell Watson ‘Anthems’ album. [06:44]
Seven 4colors [07:00]
Bizet Jeux d’Enfants [12:38]
Choosing a song list [14:57]
Harry Secombe and Pickwick [17:04]
Song choices which didn’t make the cut [18:00]
Andy Day as a guest artist on the album [19:29]
Paul Potts is featured on the album [21:10]
How to budget an album [25:01]
Creating a new orchestra called Arts Symphonic [33:11]
Conducting an orchestra. [40:40]
Getting finance for an album. [42:18]
Developing songs (orchestration and arrangement) [46:11]
I’d like to teach the world to sing [48:40]
How Robert Emery orchestrates [1:00:14]
Producing a modern sound by layering effects [1:07:00]
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Books, Music and Videos that feature Robert Emery
The Rhythm of Life - Joanna Forest, Arts Symphonic, Arts Voices & Robert Emery
Stars Are Rising - Joanna Forest, Arts Symphonic, Arts Voices & Robert Emery
4Colors - Seven, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery
The Art Is King - Seven, City of Prague Symphony Orchestra & Robert Emery
Bat out of Hell (Original Cast Recording) - Cast and band of Bat out of Hell Manchester 2017 & Robert Emery
Singing My Dreams - Carly Paoli, José Carreras & Robert Emery
That Is His Story - Olga Thomas, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery
Royal Platinum Love Song - Olga Thomas, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery
Imagine - Angie Ott, City of Prague Symphony Orchestra & Robert Emery
Return of the Voice - Russell Watson, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery
Anthems - Russell Watson, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery
Only One Man - Russell Watson, Claude-Michel Schönberg & Robert Emery
Robert Emery: Live In Concert - Robert Emery