Pictured (L-R) at the vintage Neve console in the new Ocean Way St. Barths resort studio are Allen Sides and Steve Vai.
Allen Sides Engineers Tracks in Eden Rock Caribbean Resort Studio
Legendary guitar hero Steve Vai is working on new material in Ocean Way’s resort studio on the island of St. Barths in the Caribbean. Engineer and owner of the Ocean Way studio facilities Allen Sides is recording tracks for Vai’s forthcoming symphonic album project.
Steve Vai is a three-time Grammy Award-winning rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai recorded and toured in Zappa’s band for two years, from 1980 to 1982. Vai began his solo career in 1983 and has released 13 albums. In 2010, Vai released several “VaiTunes”
singles of tracks that are available on www.vai.com, iTunes and Amazon.com. On September 14, 2010, Vai released “Where The Wild Things Are” as double vinyl through his label Favored Nations.
The new Ocean Way St. Barths studio is located at The Eden Rock, an exotic resort destination since the 1960s for such celebrities as Greta Garbo, the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds. Just completed is a new 16,000 sq.ft. beachfront villa, which includes four bedroom suites, a 20-seat home cinema that doubles as a professional audio recording space, and a new control room installed by Ocean Way. Housing a wealth of vintage gear alongside state-of-the-art digital equipment, at the center is a vintage Neve console that was used by John Lennon to record “Imagine,” among countless other historic hits.
Pictured is the St. Barths Eden Rock resort.
Hollywood’s famed Ocean Way houses some of the best sounding large live rooms ever built. Constructed in 1958, the studios have been the site of an astonishing number of classic and current hit records which have sold in excess of a billion copies worldwide.