Video: Engineer Al Schmitt On Bob Dylan’s New Album – ‘My wife thinks it’s sexy’

Interview with Albert Harry “Al” Schmitt, the engineer on Bob Dylan’s upcoming album, Shadows In The Night, which was recorded at Capitol Records studio B in Los Angeles.

Schmitt, who is also a producer, has worked with Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Cal Tjader, Al Hirt, Rosemary Clooney, Liverpool Five, The Astronauts, Sam Cooke, Steely Dan, Neil Young and many more.

Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples interviews Schmitt.

“It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard Dylan do,” Schmitt says of Shadows In The Night.

Pretty technical interview but interesting all the same.

Schmitt says 23 songs were recorded, although only ten are on the album.

This is apparently the first of eight segments, but it’s not clear how much more of the interview is about the Dylan album.

Thanks to Eduardo Ricardo for finding this clip.

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One thought on “Video: Engineer Al Schmitt On Bob Dylan’s New Album – ‘My wife thinks it’s sexy’

  1. this is more than promising, and quite telling about why some people find Dylan difficult and others see the inspiring force… great interview

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