Lars-Erik Dahle is known for being Ole Børud's bass player, and for playing with the foremost TV house band in Norway, Hans Orkester. He's currently touring with Toto's Joseph Williams.
The new CD, "Step Into The Water", contains three originals and seven carefully selected covers. It also contains no bass guitar whatsoever. This is Lars-Erik's debut as a singer/songwriter. Eight of the songs feature Frode Mangen's outstanding piano skills, and other featured artists include Ole Børud, Larry Goldings, Viktoria Tolstoy, Reidun Sæther, Safari and Michael Ruff.
released April 17, 2013
Produced by Lars-Erik Dahle
Lars-Erik Dahle: Lead vocals
Frode Østang Mangen: Grand piano
Reidun Sæther: Vocal fills (track 2)
Safari: Gospel choir (track 2)
Eirik Kaasa: Choir director (track 2)
Freddy Holm: Dobro (track 3)
Larry Goldings: Hammond organ (track 5)
Ole Børud: Background vocals (track 7)
Børre Flyen: Glockenspiel (track 7)
Lars-Eirk Dahle: Acoustic guitar (track 7)
Håvard Caspersen: Acoustic guitar (track 9)
Viktoria Tolstoy: Duo vocals (track 9)
Michael Ruff: Piano (track 10)
Frode Østang Mangen: Analog synths (track 10)
Vocals on track 10 produced by David Johansen.
Mixed and mastered by David Johansen at Lydspesialisten (Fredrikstad).
Arrangements by Frode Mangen and Lars-Erik Dahle. Choir arrangement on track 2 by Frode Mangen, Lars-Erik Dahle and Eirik Kaasa. Track 10 arranged by Frode Østang Mangen and Michael Ruff.
Engineered by Hermund Nygård at Kruttrøyk Studio (Oslo), Lars-Erik Dahle at DM Recordings (Fredrikstad) and Staffeldtsgate Studio (Oslo), Sheldon Gomberg at The Carriage House (New York), David Johansen at Lydspesialisten (Fredrikstad), Rasmus Kihlberg at Boxboom Studio (Malmö), Freddy Holm at Kleiva Studio (Halden) and by Håvard Caspersen, Michael Ruff, Børre Flyen, Frode Mangen and Ole Børud at their respective studios.