Anne Bisson and Simaudio join forces with legendary producer, conductor, and arranger Guy St-Onge, along with René Laflamme of Fidelio Audio, bassist Normand Guilbault, and drummer Paul Brochu, to deliver a masterpiece of exceptional music that is sure to take your breath away.
This fantastic audiophile recording features a rich and warm midrange, with sultry tones that envelop and embrace. The first time you hear Bisson’s crystal clear voice, you’ll likely get shivers, while subsequent listens will reveal a depth and emotional core that resonate long after the final chord has sounded. Melodies soar with a delicate confidence through changes that are a unique blend of jazz and vocal pop.
“For anyone that believes great vinyl can’t be pressed from a digital master, look no further than Anne Bisson’s Blue Mind, recorded live with minimal overdubs (only one track, “Dragonfly” features overdubbing) at Reference Studio in Saint-Calixte, Quebec. Vacuum-tube Neumann microphones contribute greatly to the pressing’s enormous, breathy sound.” – TONEAudio, No. 46, May 2012
“Bisson breaks no new stylistic or artistic ground, but she keeps the tunes upbeat. Drummer Paul Brochu and bassist Normand Guilbeault helm sparse arrangements that aid in accentuating her fluid voice. Fidelio brilliantly captures this essence, with Kevin Gray extracting every last ounce of dynamic range on LP. The result? It sounds like a master tape. Count on hearing this gem in many rooms at upcoming hi-fi shows.” – TONEAudio, No. 52, January 2013
“The album itself has a beautifully quiet backdrop, while Bisson’s considered and emotional delivery will have fans of Diana Krall rushing to their wallets.” -Hi-Fi World
We couldn’t be more excited to present such an exquisitely recorded album from a truly gifted performer.
“From the minute I first heard Anne Bisson’s Blue Mind, I immediately knew that we would have to bring this album to the world. I sat in my seat, transfixed and in awe, for the whole thing. And then I listened to it again!” – Bob Bantz, President, Elusive Disc, Inc.
“I hope you feel the immense pleasure I had singing and playing these songs with the two extraordinary musicians that accompanied me through this journey. Last but not least, a special thanks to a very caring man who guided and inspired me, Guy St-Onge. Something really magical happened, and now it’s yours to discover!” – Anne Bisson
Blue Mind was recorded July 21-22, 2008, at Reference Studio in St-Calixte, Québec. It was mastered by Marc-Olivier Bouchard, assisted by René Laflamme, at Pure Mastering in St-Calixte. There are no overdubs on any song except “Dragonfly”. With the exception of “Hoping Love Will Last” (Steve Hackett), all songs were written by Anne Bisson.
• Neumann U-67 & U-89, B&K 4003
• Sennheiser MKH40 microphones
• Raindirk mixer
• Pro Tools HD 24-bit/96kHz & XTRAKTHD 24 bit/96kHz software
• Mastering System: Moon power amplifiers, DCS Digital and WEISS EQ
Anne Bisson, piano, vocals
Paul Brochu, drums
Normand Guilbault, double bass