DOKKEN Mixing Long Way Home With MICHAEL WAGENER

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken, former BATON ROUGE/JOHN NORUM singer Kelly Keeling and veteran producer Michael Wagener (i.e. SKID ROW, HAMMERFALL, ACCEPT) are ensconced at a Tennessee studio mixing DOKKEN's forthcoming CD, entitled Long Way Home, for a late spring/early summer release through CMC International Records. Among the tracks that are tentatively scheduled to appear on the album are the following:

01. Sunless Days
02. Magic Road
03. Little Girl
04. Heart Full of Soul (YARDBIRDS cover)
05. Goodbye My Friend
07. You
08. Everyone Needs to Be With Someone
09. I've Found

According to Keeling, the song "I've Found" may be my favorite song that I have written with Don. [The final] mix of it just floored me. The cellos are brilliant. I was allowed to play a classical guitar melody during the intro and mid section, along with some others I had not done so well previously that we were stuck with which kind of glued and married all the parts together. An honor since I am not really part of the band. There are no drums and we also added a proper piano part. It was a great vocal performance from Don. I don't think he has sung that well on a recording ever and it's an indication of what is to come from him in the future, brilliance. You will soon hear what I mean from this song. The song 'You' is also a monster, Michael Wagener's favorite track. It's just amazing and heavy. He is the best mixer I have worked with next to Pat Regan & Phil Kaffel.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).