Wake Me (song)
|Song by Grey Daze from the album Wake Me|
"Wake Me" is the fourth and title track on Grey Daze's 1994 debut studio album Wake Me.
On October 6, 1994, the very first day of working on Wake Me, the album's producer David Knauer recorded Grey Daze playing live in his studio to see what they had in store for their debut album. He recorded their performance straight to DAT tape and had Chester say the name of every song so it was documented on tape as well. "Wake Me" was among the songs that made the album. According to Jonathan Krause, the song was taken from Chester and Sean's old band, Sean Dowdell And His Friends?.
On February 18, 1996, David Knauer brought them into his studio again and recorded the band playing live in preparation for their first album under Real Records. Knauer was eventually released from his contract and the band started working on the record with the label's producer and engineer, Andy Barrett and Glen Parrish. The album never came out and later that year Knauer was asked to redo it. This time, instead of working at his studio, they went to the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences in Phoenix. The band was recorded live by David Knauer and Mike Jones during their pre-production session for ...No Sun Today on December 3rd. That same month, Knauer was in a bad car accident so he had to move way from the project. The album was finished with Jones as producer. "Wake Me" was in consideration for both albums, but didn't make the final tracklist.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Wake Me||Wake Me||2:52||1994||1994|
|Wake Me||"Wake Me" Pre-Production Live Session||3:00||October 06, 1994||
|Wake Me||Album Pre-Production Live Session||February 18, 1996||
|Wake Me||"No Sun Today" Pre-Production Live Session||December 03, 1996||
While it's unknown if the song was ever performed live by Sean Dowdell And His Friends?, "Wake Me" was played live by Grey Daze for the first time at the band's very first live performance, which happened on January 22, 1994 at the Thunder & Lightning Bar & Grill in Scottsdale, Arizona. The song was performed until 1996 and dropped from the setlist once ...No Sun Today was recorded.
- Jason Barnes - Guitar
- Chester Bennington - Vocals
- Sean Dowdell - Drums
- Jonathan Krause - Bass
- Recorded and Mixed by: David Knauer
- Produced by: David Knauer and Grey Daze
- Mixed at Anthem Recording
- Assisted by: Billy Spoon and Dan Manriquez
- Mastered at - SAE by Roger Siedel
Should I have a taste of this
- ↑ Exclusive: "Wake Me" Pre-Production Live Session - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, October 31, 2015
- ↑ Grey Daze - Grey Daze story by Jonathan Krause
- ↑ LPLive Wiki - Grey Daze Story, October 06, 2015
- ↑ Exclusive: Grey Daze's Debut Show (w/ Unreleased Songs) - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, July 11, 2015