Long known for her seductively haunting voice, Folk Singer/Songwriter, Meiko, is releasing Playing Favorites, her first covers album on May 25th via Chesky Records. Featuring songs made immortal by luminaries The Cranberries, Otis Redding, Erykah Badu, Duran Duran, Blind Melon, and even Rick James, among many others, Meiko leaves her own indelible mark on these songs and will have you hearing them as if it were the first time.
Meiko has built a loyal following since her wildly successful self titled release in 2007, along with subsequent releases The Bright Side, Dear You, Lovers & Fighters, Live Songs from The Hotel Cafe, and Moving Day. Her albums have spawned the hits "Stuck on You", "Leave the Lights On", and been featured in shows such as Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and The Vampire Diaries.
Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the band appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. Now headphone users will hear the same three-dimensional sound and imaging as audiophiles have for the past 25 years with Chesky Recordings. Also these new Binaural+ Series albums capture even more spatial realism for the home audiophile market, bringing you one step closer to the actual event. You will hear some of the most natural and pure music ever recorded.
released May 25, 2018
Meiko - Vocals, Guitar
Ed Maxwell - Bass & Synth
Josh Day - Drums
* Wandering Star featuring Casey Abrams on Bass
Produced by: David Chesky
Executive Producer: Norman Chesky
Recorded, edited, and mastered by Nicholas Prout
Second Engineer: Janelle Costa
Assistant Engineer: Rich Cerbini
General Assistant: Paul Machado
A&R: Jeff Lanier
Recorded September 8th, 2017 at The Hirsch Center, Brooklyn, New York
This Binaural+ recording was done with Theoretica Applied Physics’ BACCH-BM Pro in-ear binaural microphone, placed in the ears of a B&K 4128-C dummy head, and Crystal Microphone Cable
Art Design: Jeff Wong
Cover Photo: Shervin Lainez
Cover Design: Laura Cella
Session Photos: Julienne Schaer
Special thanks to Professor Edgar Choueiri of the 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics (3D3A) Lab of Princeton University, for his technical assistance on the 3D audio aspects of this binaural recording
Meiko would like to thank:
Thanks to Roman, Mike 4100, Josh Day, Ed Maxwell, Jeff Lanier, Norm & David Chesky and the entire team at Chesky Records, as well as all the artists and writers whose songs I've done my best to pay tribute to on this album.