*OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Documentary Music Video – Munich Music Video Awards, March 2021
*FINALIST Best Mini Music Film / Doc -California Music Video & Film Awards, March 2021
*OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Doc Music Video – Int’l Music Video Awards, London, February 2021
*BEST DOC OF THE MONTH Tracks Music Awards, Los Angeles, January 2021
*BEST DOCUMENTARY International Music Video Underground, Paris, January 2021
*OFFICIAL SELECTION Bay Area Short Films Festival / BASH, California, January 2021
*OFFICIAL SELECTION Southeastern International Film & Music Festival, Nashville, TN, Dec. 2020
*FINALIST Best Micro Film / Best Editing – Oregon Documentary Film Festival, October 2020
Record Plant, Sausalito – Historic Nor-Cal Music Studio
SAUSALITO, CA — This docu-short takes a look at the legendary recording studio Record Plant, Sausalito located in Marin County, California. The former studio site at 2200 Bridgeway holds credits on dozens of gold & platinum recordings including five of the top 50 best-selling albums of all-time.
The short doc features commentary from 3x Grammy Award-winner, Record Plant recording artist and Marin County resident, Narada Michael Walden, as well as Darin Chace, longtime manager of Watts Music in Novato, (Marin County’s oldest record store established 1979). Walden’s work as drummer on the Rick James 1981 album Street Songs and producing Grammy-winning records for Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston at the Record Plant are just part of this legendary locations rich history. “We all knew that working at the (Record) Plant, you were working at a place of history,” says Walden. “Because of the artists that had worked there; Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Prince’s first album… Fleetwood Mac.”
In 1976, Fleetwood Mac recorded much of their Grammy-winning classic, Rumour’s album at 2200 Bridgeway. Rumour’s became the 10th best-selling album of all-time. “We could sell this (Rumour’s) album everyday if we had enough copies,” states Darin Chace of Watts Music. “We’ve sold a lot of records made at the Record Plant in our forty years… It’s a legendary place.”
A diverse group of artists from Sly Stone and Bob Marley to Van Morrison and Metallica recorded successful projects at the Record Plant, Sausalito until this historically significant location officially closed its doors in 2009. The nearly fifty-year-old building has changed relatively little since it’s initial construction. As of 2020, a group, which includes Fleetwood Mac, Rumours co-producer & engineer Ken Calliet, is in the works to purchase and preserve the site with a future eye on recording, history and education.
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