Spencer Douglass describes his life and work as a producer on films, TV commercials and music video, as well as his work as a production manager and agent on music album recordings, concerts and tours.
Some of the featured artists include Keanu Reeves, Sandy Lam (林憶蓮) and Joey Yung (容祖兒)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sandy Lam 林憶蓮 - Working on the Album Re:Workz!
I am really proud to have been able to work on this project!
My Credit in Sandy Lam's (林憶蓮) Album Re:Workz
I have to say that of all the incredible music projects I've worked on over the years, this has to be both my favourite and one that I feel really lucky to have been involved in. This is the kind of project you seldom hear about in modern times, where creativity is truly king, where amazingly talented musicians have the freedom to let their magic flow and where the producers have both an incredible master-plan and yet also enough vision to let the music carry them in the moment.
The brief for the project was extremely challenging: take a selection of Sandy Lam's (林憶蓮) most iconic hits from the last 20 years and re-work them for a 2013 release. Obviously creating completely new arrangements and production for some of Hong Kong's most famous and best known songs was a major challenge, which had to be matched with an extremely high level of performance from the musicians and of course Sandy's beautiful vocals. Expectations were incredibly high and the result the producers wanted was to have something that was both relevant to the current music trends, whilst also respecting the incredible source material. I'm very pleased to say that the team was more than up to the task and the album has been recognised by both critics and the public, winning a huge number of awards last year.
Kelvin Avon - Producer Extraordinaire
Jun Kung 恭碩良 - The Quintessential Musician / Songwriter / Producer / Drummer
Jesreal Lucero - The Unbelievably Talented and Blind from Birth Pianist
Derrick Sepnio - Creative Guitar Genius
Scott Dodd - Master of Electric & Upright Bass
Yuki Leung - My Partner in Crime
And of course the awesomely talented Sandy Lam 林憶蓮 herself
At the end of this great experience, the best news of all is that the album came out even better than what we had been aiming for. It has a unique intimate feel when you listen to it, as if you are right there in that room with the musicians. And the vibe is undeniable as the musicians frequently take us away on wonderful little side journeys, before rejoining Sandy's beautiful vocals again.
For a taste of what was produced check out the first video from the album: