While all the songs on Tales of Love and Defiance were written by one person, the album itself was the result of a team of talented and dedicated professionals. Working with Michael, they each put their own creative spin on the final product as we see it today. Without their abilities and effort, the outcome would have been very different. Michael is deeply indebted to all of them for their assistance in helping him realize his vision.
Paul is co-owner of Audio Animals Ltd. He took the raw tracks and mixed & mastered them for disc. He’s worked with thousands of artists and mixes, from ‘A’ list pop stars and Hollywood films to complete unknowns.
David is a freelance photographer with experience in weddings, sports and nature. He took all the photos for the album as well as several other shots featured on this website and elsewhere on the Internet.
Alan is an expert Photoshop user and trainer who took the raw photographs and put them together with the text to create the overall design and look of the album packaging.
Thanks also to Mike Arblaster & Kevin Marples of the Derby City Photographic Club, as well as Chris Boswell of Foursquare Innovations, for the roles they played in helping Michael get in touch with David and Alan, respectively. And Kev & Will at PureMusic Manufacturing for their assistance regarding the pressing and printing of the album.
Photo of Paul Ashmore © Paul Ashmore; Photo of David White © David White; Photo of Alan Cininas © Alan Cininas. All photos used by permission.