Right Where I Am is a gloriously beautiful, majestic, and ambitious project comprising 12 classic songs from multi-platinum recording artist Gino Vannelli, who produced, recorded, arranged, and engineered the album. With the initial inspiration for the album dating back to 2017, the history of Right Where I Am is a long and emotionally inspiring story that will be told in the months to come here on JeffPike.com. The recording, mixing, engineering, and mastering was a long and arduous road due to Covid-19. However, in retrospect, the country's lockdown proved quite beneficial in allowing us to devote more time to the project than was initially planned. The album was finally finished in June of 2021. In March 2022, work began on videos for the album, with Ross Vannelli directing, producing, editing, and filming.
The initial plan was to release the CD in the fall of 2022 but touring, life, Covid, finances, time, and many other unexpected obstacles made me consider other options. Sometimes obstacles can be a good thing. After much thought and conversation with my producer, Gino Vannelli, we concluded that the best way to proceed is to make videos for each song on the album and then release some of them as singles with accompanying videos over time. Then once some headway has been made, we will release the complete finished version of 'Right Where I Am.' The plan is to make the album beautifully packaged and available on CD, Vinyl, and digital streaming. There will also be a Video Album consisting of all the songs and possibly a couple of bonus videos. Naturally, being the old-school guy I am and firmly believing that everything comes back around, I will also make the video album available on DVD.
This album is taking much longer to fruition than Gino, Ross, and I both planned initially, but we are all finding more gems in the project as time goes by. So the bottom line is we all feel it will be well worth the wait and are excited to see what we will find around the next corner.
As of August 2022, we have completed two videos. We will return to L.A. in September 2022 to work on two more with Ross Vannelli.