Spotlight on A Great Gentleman of Song… Bobby’s Incredible Voice and Vocal Delivery!
We took what is considered to be one of, if not the best, Bobby vocals – and crafted a near a-capella mix from the original stereo release to a mono Bobby vocal “up-mix”.
Inspired by The Beach Boys’ “Stack-O-Vocals” it only seemed right we extract at least one vocal for the great Bobby Darin. Note that the way these early ATCO cuts were recorded, Bobby did not always have his own vocal track. So this is totally unique – and not pulled directly from any single track.
Crafted off the original stereo mix – we kept the “warmth” of Bobby’s powerhouse vocal, so you will hear some backing track “leakage”. It was too sterile with removing all of the backing track – this was the second pass.
This is not to supplant the original final mix in any way (or the officially-released alternate version released on “The Bobby Darin Story” – missing a lot of BD’s trademark vocal inflections).
This was crafted to showcase Bobby Darin, the young vocalist – the attitude, the voice, the blowing bubbles, the inflections – the “hep-hep”s!
Let us know what you think in the comments! Enjoy!