I Want You (2019)

Vanessa Fernandez, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Philip Selway, Michael Jackson, Bunny Sigler, Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Daryl Hall, Rory Graham, Jamie Hartman, Leon Ware, Arthur Ross, Curtis Mayfield

Vanessa Fernandez

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I Want You by Vanessa Fernandez is her third DSD release at Native DSD Music.  This album from the team at Groove Note sees Vanessa return to the '70s R&B classics and modern soul catalog that she delivered so very well on her debut album Use Me but with the addition of some Pop hits as well from the likes of Radiohead and Rag & Bone Man. I Want You includes songs made famous by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Gloria Gaynor, Amy Winehouse, and Hall & Oates.

The album was recorded at United Recording Studios (former known as Oceanway Studios) in Hollywood and was mixed at Sphere Studios in Burbank and Capital Recording Studios in Hollywood. All recording, tracking and mixing was done 100% analog. Michael C. Ross recorded the album in United Recording Studio B over four days on a 24 track Studer Recorder using 2 inch analog tape running at 30 ips. The final 30 ips 1/4 inch stereo master was used by Bernie Grundman to create the Stereo DSD 64 master.

Tim Pierce handled all the arrangements as on the first two Vanessa Fernandez albums (Use Me and When The Levee Breaks). Musicians on I Want You include former Michael Jackson bassist Alex Al, current Jimmy Kimmel Show Band keyboardist Jeff Babko, top L.A.-based horn player Ricky Woodard as well as returning musicians from her album When The Levee Breaks (Tribute to Music of Led Zeppelin) - also available at NativeDSD Music.

Needless to say, Vanessa and the band deliver some truly exceptional performances on this album with fabulous sonics. Some say it is her best album yet. It is a must-own release in DSD.

* NativeDSD makes this recording available for the first time as a DSD Download
* NativeDSD exclusively offers this recording as Stereo DSD 128, DSD 256, and DSD 512 Downloads (see Tech Specs for more info).

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Vanessa Fernandez

Vanessa Fernandez is a singer, radio presenter, music culture leader and record label owner in Singapore with over 15 years of experience in music and radio broadcasting. At the age of 12, with friends from the church choir, she took part in a local TV talent show, Rolling Good Times and won the Girl Groups category. Since then she has performed in musicals as part of the Singapore Repertory Theatre as well as festivals such the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Festival (France), Laneway Festival (Singapore), BIGSOUND (Australia), V-ROX (Russia) and Concrete & Grass Festival (China). Vanessa has released music on major labels such as Universal Music and EMI, as well independent labels including Groove Note Records, Syndicate and Medallion Sounds. She also recently founded her own label, Ownself Records.

photo: from booklet When The Levee Breaks

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I Want You (2019)

Vanessa Fernandez, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Philip Selway, Michael Jackson, Bunny Sigler, Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Daryl Hall, Rory Graham, Jamie Hartman, Leon Ware, Arthur Ross, Curtis Mayfield

Vanessa Fernandez

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The DSD512 download of I Want You by Vanessa Fernandez from Native DSD is one of the best sounding recordings that I’ve ever heard.

Aaron DeShaw

    Positive Feedback - 2019 Writer's Choice Award Winner

I Want You by Vanessa Fernandez (Groove Note GRV1200). Singer: Vanessa Fernandez. Label: Groove Note Producers: Ying Tan & Michael C. Ross Mastering Engineers: Bernie Grundman, Dave Glasser, Tom Caulfield (DSD 128, 256, 512) In 2014, singer/songwriter Vanessa Fernandez made her debut on Ying Tan's Groove Note label with an album of Soul Classics given an acoustic flavor titled Use Me which included Bill Withers' hit song of the same name. It is an Analog Recording with top studio musicians that became an instant audiophile and music lovers favorite. The album was followed up by a second release by Fernandez - When The Levee Breaks, an acoustic tribute to the Music of Led Zeppelin, which also nabbed the attention of many high-end music fans. This year, we were treated to I Want You, the third release on Groove Note from Vanessa Fernandez. It features "I Want You" the title track made famous by Marvin Gaye, along with a host of Soul and Pop hits originally performed by artists including Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Gloria Gaynor, Amy Winehouse, and Hall & Oates. While the songs are familiar, each is given new life and a new spin through the vocals of Vanessa Fernandez and the arrangements by Studio Guitarist and Arranger Tim Pierce. Along with Fernandez and Pierce, the album features an all-star band that includes former Michael Jackson bassist Alex Al, current Jimmy Kimmel Show Band keyboardist Jeff Babko, top L.A.-based horn player Ricky Woodard as well as returning musicians from her earlier albums. The result is an hour of Soul and Pop music, recorded in Analog with truly standout performances and fabulous sonics. I Want You is available in DSD Downloads up to Stereo DSD 512 (from NativeDSD Music). One can debate whether this is her best album (Ying Tan says it is and I can't disagree), but it is a must-own release that is one of my Writer's Choice Award Winners for 2019.

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I Want You (2019)

Vanessa Fernandez, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Philip Selway, Michael Jackson, Bunny Sigler, Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Daryl Hall, Rory Graham, Jamie Hartman, Leon Ware, Arthur Ross, Curtis Mayfield

Vanessa Fernandez

Analog Recording Equipment: Ampex ATR 24 Track, 2 inch Analog Tape running at 30 ips
Cables: Kubala Sosna
Executive Producer: Ying Tan
Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, David Glasser at Airshow Mastering - Analog to DSD 64 Transfer, DSD 128, DSD 256 and DSD 512 Download Files Created by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab, Marshfield, MA
Mastering Room: Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, Airshow Studios, Boulder, Colorado, NativeDSD Mastering Lab, Marshfield, MA
Microphones: Vocal Microphone: Neumann U67
Mixing Room: Sphere Studios in Burbank and Capital Recording Studios in Hollywood
Notes: We are pleased to announce the availability of Groove Note releases in DSD 128, DSD 256, and DSD 512 in addition to the original DSD 64 releases. These higher bit rate DSD 128, DSD 256, and DSD 512 releases are all pure DSD created. They are not up samplings, for there are no PCM or DXD conversions involved in their production. They are re-modulations of the original DSD 64 encoding modulation that produced the DSD 64 releases. The sonic advantage to these new Stereo DSD 128, DSD 256, and DSD 512 releases, as with all higher DSD bit rate releases, is the wider frequency passband prior to the onset of modulation noise. This results in the listener’s DAC using gentler and more phase linear filters for playback of the music.
Producer: Ying Tan & Michael C. Ross
Recording Engineer: Michael C. Ross, Wes Seidman, Cyrus Shahmir, Nick Rives
Recording Location: United Recording Studios, Hollywood on June 14-17, 2018
Recording Type & Bit Rate: Analog

This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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Right On For The Darkness
Curtis Mayfield
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I Want You
Leon Ware,Arthur Ross
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Human
Rory Graham,Jamie Hartman
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Every Time You Go Away
Daryl Hall
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Hey Stranger - Album Mix
Vanessa Fernandez
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Angel Dust
Gil Scott-Heron,Brian Jackson
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Tripping Out
Bunny Sigler
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Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
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Creep
Ed O'Brien,Colin Greenwood,Jonny Greenwood,Thom Yorke,Philip Selway
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I Will Survive
Dino Fekaris,Freddie Perren
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Back To Black
Mark Ronson,Amy Winehouse
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Hey Stranger - Alternate Mix
Vanessa Fernandez
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