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Loved By The Sun by Tangerine Dream / O'Keefe Music Foundation

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Published on Oct 12, 2011

O'Keefe Music Foundation: http://www.okmusicfoundation.org/

On Saturday, May 7th 48 kids traveled to Nashville, TN to record 8 songs at Starstruck Studios, thee world class recording studio owned by Reba McEntire. This was our most involved recording session to date...running 19 hours, from 8.00am to 3:00am. During which from 4pm to 7pm the students recorded Tangerine Dream's, 'Loved By The Sun' as featured in the classic 1986 Ridley Scott film 'Legend'.

If you have ever seen the movie 'Legend' then you know just how amazingly unique and moving this song is!

Our recording session was an investment of time and dedication by all who participated. Many of these individuals reduced their rates or worked for free in order to make this beautiful song come to life.

And honestly, there are to many people to thank everyone who contributed (literally hundreds) with a project like this. They do it for the kids, it is a work of love. HOWEVER, if we must point fingers!....

We owe a big thank you to Mr. Dan Willard, who transcribed the song and provided us with the sheet music, whose transcription was incredibly accurate and without whom we never could have learned the song. If you EVER need perfect transcriptions, be sure to check out www.danwillardmusic.com

Clemens Schleiwies, thank you for mixing and mastering the song. We were very excited to have Clemems mix and master the song because, like the original recording artists, he is also from Germany. Clemens transferred the song to analog tape and then mixed it on his vintage Helios console which is from Hansa, a world famous studio in Berlin. For top notch mixes and absolute professionalism, definitely check out Clemens' services: www.analogmix.com

Brian Anderson, Josh Cole and Morgan Asher...what can I say? (THANKS GUYS!) These gentlemen worked 24 hours straight and took care of business. They made the trip enjoyable and successful. I truly can't thank them enough!!!

I'd also like to make an honorable mention and thank:

Kristin Agee for arranging the percussion part: www.kristinagee.com

Tom and Nick Inglin for their fantastic photos which were used in the credit sequence of the video. (Good eye guys!!)

Todd Tidwell and Aaron Kasdorf, the engineers who kept the session relaxed, focused, and productive despite the long hours. (Gentlemen, just amazing work. AMAZING. The students can't wait to work with you again.)

And of course to all the parents (Those literal 'hundreds' I spoke of before), for making this trip possible.

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Comments • 260

Stephen White
Considering she was only 10 when she did this, Kala's vocals were amazing, and the other singers were great too. The whole thing was exceptional. Many thanks to Aaron O'Keefe for putting this together.
Laura Bennett
This is why Music should be seen as important as Math, Reading and Writing.  Not everyone is going to look for the cure for cancer, write software or design big buildings. Some are going to be the people that create, perform and appreciate the soundtrack of life.
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Ralph Willis
if the human race could learn to work together as well as these kids for a common purpose , we wouldn't be looking for the cure to cancer, we would already have it.
Jeff Creek
Or . . . more likely . . . some who can create, perform and appreciate the soundtrack of life will be the ones who will also know enough about Math, Reading and Writing to find the cure for cancer.
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angelkattics
Beautiful, just beautiful
Michael Hinman
Wow !!! The vocals are so moving   Great job everyone!!
Mike Gray
Wish I'd have had a voice like this at that age.
scottssurfshop
I think Jon Anderson would enjoy young Kala's vocals.
Josh Carson
Beautiful from beginning to end!
Alicia Ford
Children are just....so...awesome.
63rdwho
My God! This is absolutely stunning.
jeff thompson
i just love kala she is so awesome love this song she does awesome job keep the good work up kala a fan
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