Longtime collaborator Chris Mills has a new album out: Chris Mills and the Distant Stars – Alexandria.
Shannon provided footage for these two videos:
Chris Mills is Living the Dream
Music by Chris Mills from the album 2005 The Wall to Wall Sessions
Orchestral arrangements by David Nagler
Shot and edited by Shannon Manning
Recorded and mixed live to 2-track tape January 5-9, 2005 at Wall To Wall Recording, Chicago, IL performed by Chris Mills, Jason Adasiewicz, Nick Broste, Dave Max Crawford, Stephen Dorocke, Gerald Dowd, Ryan Hembrey, Kelly Hogan, Nate LePine, Fred Lonberg, David Nagler, Patrick Newbery, Nora O’Connor, Jen Clare Paulson, Jay Pike, Aram Shelton, Susan Voelz, Deb Stevenson.
Most songs were recorded with only a few takes, one run-through and the entire ensemble going into the control room for playback and ego-free feedback: “I’m too loud in the mix.” Shot with only one camera using the various takes (the band is perfect every take.)