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January 4, 2021
Daniel Keebler

I asked Colin Linden about a few of the mics he has used when recording with Bruce. The photo on the left is from the Small Source of Comfort sessions. The photo on the right is from the Bone On Bones sessions.


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The vocal microphone of choice for Bruce is my Neumann U48. We used that on Small Source of Comfort and in the documentary [Pacing The Cage]. For Bone on Bone, we used a very similar one (but a U 47) on the bed tracks. When we overdubbed here [Colin’s studio in Nashville] we used mine again.

The mic dates back to around 1960 (same as me).

I have almost always used a 47 or 48 on his vocals. Mine is a really nice one. As they are old tube mics, they can sound quite different from one another.

On another note, and you probably know this, almost all of Bruce’s vocals (on the records I have produced) are live. Occasionally, we will fix a line or a word, but very rarely. He is always really prepared and he always sings great live vocals on the records.




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