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The recording was done the vintage way, capturing a sound and warmth that have
become rare today. Recording sessions were held in Paris. The Album was mixed in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. During the process, Maty Soul also travelled to New York and Kingston Jamaïca, giving her album a special worldwide flavor.
“The Price Of Consciousness” features contributions from some of the most talented session musicians - Drummer Gene Lake (Meshell Ndegeocello, Maxwell), bassist Michel Alibo, singer Karen Bernod (Mary J Blige, Chaka Khan), producer Rashad Smith (Lauryn Hill, Notorious B.I.G., Erykah Badu) - and engineers in the game, including Grammy winning Jon Smeltz (Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Al Green...) and Russell Elevado (Alicia Keys, Common, D'Angelo's "Voodoo", Bilal...). All of them contributed their invaluable experience to That Natural High (the producers and
composers consisting of Maty Soul and Walking Bass). Walking Bass is also featured as a rapper on two songs. Guitarist Eric Delval is the arranger.
Maty Soul's first full-length LP is a thought-provoking collection of songs consisting of fourteen tracks, no fillers. It features lyrics about social awareness, multiracialism and love. She dedicates "Enfants De Martin Luther King" to that human rights icon, covers Bob Marley's "War" and also pays tribute to Lauryn Hill by singing "Forgive Them Father" as an interlude.
The album's title basically expresses that taking the path of conscience is not an easy choice. One may pay for not fitting in with the crowd and not keeping silent about things that matter. But most importantly by choosing this path, one will open the doors of Freedom, and Truth, in an intense life.
released September 21, 2010
Maty Soul : Lead vocal & Background vocals
Karen Bernod : Background vocals
Walking Bass : Rap (5, 11)
Gene Lake : Drums
Hîndo (1) & Rashad "Ringo" Smith (2) : Drum Programming
Stéphane Edouard : Percussion
Michel Alibo & Jean-Pierre Thierry (1, 11) : Bass
Eric Delval : Guitar
Guillaume Poncelet : Keyboards and Trumpet (1, 5, 8, 9, 12)
Boris Pokora : Saxophone (8, 9, 12)
Karen Bernod appears courtesy of Natively Creative Music
Gene Lake appears courtesy of Gene Lake Music Ltd.
Rashad "Ringo" Smith appears courtesy of Dirty Jeans Records Inc.
Gene Lake plays Premier Drums
All songs produced by THAT NATURAL HIGH
Recorded by Jordan Kouby at Question De Son (Paris), March/April 2008.
Mixed and engineered by Jon Smeltz (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14) at The Studio (Philadelphia, PA), October 2008.
Mixed by Russell "The Dragon" Elevado (3, 10, 11, 12) at Wren Drive (Canyon, CA), September 2008 and January 2009.
Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound (New York, NY), May 2009
All songs written and composed by Maty Soul
Except tracks 4, 10, 12 : Written and composed by Walking Bass
Track 6 : Written by Maty Soul, Walking Bass & Jean-Marc Simon and composed by Walking Bass
Track 7 : Written and composed by Lauryn Hill
Track 8 : Written and composed by Carlton Barrett & Alan Cole
Track 11 : Written By Maty Soul & Walking Bass and composed by Maty Soul
Track 14 : Written by Maty Soul and composed by Maty Soul & Eric Delval
All Musical arrangements by Eric Delval except tracks 7, 8, 13, 14. All Background Vocal arrangements by Maty Soul & Eric Delval
All songs published by No Waiting In Vain except Track 7 published by Sony Atv Tunes LCC / Obverse Creation Music Inc. and Track 8 published by Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd. / Odnil Music, Ltd.
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