So… my daughter, Hannah, added background vocals yesterday. Oh. My. Goodness. While before I’d been grinning like the proverbial cat that ate the canary, now I’m smiling so much as I listen to the recording my cheeks are beginning to really hurt.
Hannah did an amazing job singing as much as eight tracks of vocals in some sections, creating a lovely choral sound. Wow. My kid is very, very impressive. And even though she had a sore throat going in, she hung in there, sang passionately, and created an absolutely lovely tone. Steve said that while usually with “kids” he just accepts what he gets, with her he could tell he could treat her like any adult singer coming into the studio… he pushed her for quality and she responded!!!
After I left, Steve added a shaker and some hand claps at the end, truly setting it off just as I dreamed and imagined.
What was it Willy Wonka warned Charlie at the end of the movie: “do you know what happened to the little boy who got everything he wanted? He lived happily ever after.”