Lipa Schmeltzer has been busy for the past few months, recording his newest album, in Israel and abroad. During Chol HaMoed Pesach he was on a concert tour, but Shlager managed squeeze in a short conversation between flights from S Diego to New York.
Lipa clued us in on the makeup of his newest album: "I tried to include more mainstream songs with potential to become hits. Fewer songs in Yiddish, and more classic songs." And here's some unconfirmed news: Lipa will be singing his first Hebrew song.
Naftali Schnitzler is producing this masterpiece, as well as directing to vocals recordings in his studio. And as Lipa so aptly said, when the two of them get together in the studio, sparks fly.
Although the song list is almost closed, the number of songs hasn't been finalized, and there may be 13 tracks of great listening.
Lipa isn't one to compromise when it comes to quality, therefore the list of arrangers is a veritable 'Who's Who" of Jewish contemporary music, including Moshe Laufer, Moshe Mona Rosenblum, Ruvy Banet, Shua Fried, and some talented newcomers.
Much of the music was composed by Lipa, with Yossi Green, Pinky Weber, Yitzchok Fuchs, Yishai Lapidot and young and fresh names rounding out the list.
One of the innovations is the choir with big name members: Shlomi Daskal, Beri Weber, Shragee Gestetner, Sruly Green, Tzali Gold and Yoely Greenfeld.
A fantastic video clip will be released together with the album.
More information will be forthcoming, here at Shlager.info.