LOS ANGELES, CA – Green Day recently scored their third U.S. number-one album on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of Revolution Radio, the group’s 12th long player, which hit stores and digital platforms on October 7, 2016, via Reprise Records. The album was yet another hit for Culver City, CA-based mastering facility The Bakery and its founder, mastering engineer Eric Boulanger. Aside from being number-one in the U.S., the album also hit number one in the U.K. and Canada.
For such a high-profile rock project, there are notably very few engineer credits on the record: Chris Dugan for tracking, Andrew Scheps for mixing and Boulanger for mastering. The album was self-produced by Green Day. Scheps personally recommended Boulanger and The Bakery for the project.
Dugan previously worked with Green Day on 2004’s smash American Idiot (pre-production and some instrumental work), 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown, the 2010 American Idiot cast recording, multiple live albums, a three-album studio opus in 2012, and various other Green Day-related side projects. He states, “I am very proud of the band and what we’ve accomplished with Revolution Radio. We’re glad to have Andrew and Eric contribute their gifts to the finished product.”
“Green Day is a band with a lot of history and an immediately recognizable sound,” notes Scheps (whose other credits include Adele, Metallica, Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey and others). “I was really excited that Chris and the band chose me to handle the mix, and I think we got something that is powerful and contemporary that also sits perfectly within the context of their amazing catalog.”
Boulanger remarks, “I couldn’t be happier to have a project that I’m so proud of not only ‘hit,’ but hit number-one! I especially thank Maestro Andrew for his sonic creativity / perfection, while recommending The Bakery for mastering the project. I thank the band and their longtime collaborator Chris Dugan for crafting such inspirational musical material in the first place.”
Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Tré Cool, Eric Boulanger, Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Dugan and Mike Dirnt, pictured at The Bakery after a vinyl mastering session for Revolution Radio. Photo credit: Jett Galindo, The Bakery. © 2016.
About The Bakery
Located in the heart of Sony Pictures Studios, The Bakery offers a complete range of state-of-the-art mastering services for a wide range of clientele. The facility consists of a mastering room and a dedicated editing/production suite. Services offered include: Mastered For iTunes: Apple AAC format; Vinyl Mastering: Vinyl Cutting, Reference Lacquers and Master Lacquers; High Resolution Audio: From 24bit/48kHz to 192kHz Masters; and Audio Mastering: Audio Mastering for CD and Digital Distribution. Founder and mastering engineer Eric Boulanger, also an accomplished professional studio violinist, is the rare professional whose exceptional skill set regularly takes him from the studio to the stage. Working behind the console, Eric has mastered acclaimed projects for the likes of Green Day, Hozier, Selena Gomez, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, Eric Burdon, Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, The Plain White T’s, Chris Botti, Amos Lee, Serena Ryder, The Doors, Olivia Newton-John, Rufus Wainwright, and Sarah Jarosz, among others. Several of Boulanger’s