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Tower of Power Masters “Soul Side of Town” at Bernie’s

Tower of Power co-producer Joe Vannelli recently mastered the band’s new album, “Soul Side of Town,” at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Produced by Vannelli and ToP leader Emilio Castillo, the new album “Soul Side of Town” is an amalgamation of funk, soul, vintage R&B, groove, pop and rock, and is the centerpiece of a celebratory 50th Anniversary campaign.

Listen to the official single “On The Soul Side Of Town”

“Soul Side of Town” has an arsenal of powerful songs that delve into the golden canon of classics with a fresh approach to new material, picking up the torch in all of the time-tested styles that ToP fans have embraced over the years. The new collection is comprised of vibrant and intricately woven tunes that exhibit a range in musicality that’s both modern and classically electrifying. The album ranges from instant classics like “Hangin’ With My Baby,” “Butter Fried” and “After Hours” to the funky “Stop” and love songs “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” “Love Must Be Patient and Kind,” “Let It Go,” and “Do It With Soul.”

“Soul Side of Town” is an Artistry Music release on the Mack Avenue Records label. Order the album:


Since its formation in Oakland, California in 1968, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a solid band of high achieving musicians fluent in all realms of Soul, Rock and Pop music with a sophistication and punch like that of a Jazz big band. The 10-piece Tower of Power band is celebrating on a worldwide tour that includes sweet spots around the globe.


The name Bernie Grundman is synonymous with Mastering. His world-renowned facilities, responsible for a consistently large percentage of chart recordings, were launched in 1984. In 1997, Grundman opened his Tokyo mastering studios and in 1998 relocated to expanded facilities in Hollywood. Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood operates six studios, including a 5.1 mastering room. All processing devices can be completely bypassed, resulting in sonic quality that is unsurpassed in the mastering industry. Virtually all digital and analog formats are accepted for mastering, with the facility providing high quality disk masters, and sub-masters for CD. Grundman’s custom consoles are built in-house with all discrete electronics.