A Marathon Night

It was a full night for those recording, and by night, yes, we mean from 5 p.m. until around 5:45 a.m. The evening recording times made it affordable. God provided an excellent engineer for us to work with: his skills were incredible, and we really appreciated him.

Dad, Joseph, John, Anna, Jesse, and Mary were incredible troopers! Here are some pictures. They were able to record the first three songs with vocals and two more with just instrumentals.

The Lord’s Hand was very evident upon the whole session–we are grateful for your prayers.

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing” (Psalms 100:1-2).

18 thoughts on “A Marathon Night”

  1. Wow that was a long recording session and I pray the Lord continues to bless your future sessions. What type of music are you recording? I’m sure it’s conservative (love that!) but is it mainly hymns/traditional choruses and that sort of thing? It’s so hard to find Christ honoring music. I’m really looking forward to this.

    Robyn K.
    It is a bluegrass style, with a good portion being hymns! Blessings, Sarah

  2. Oh, my! :O Wow, you all worked that long into the night! You all are such dedicated hard worker. 🙂 I pray the Lord would bless all your efforts and help you with the rest of the music needed to be recorded (I am assuming there is more needed to be done from what you said). Also praying for health and strength for voices and all too…I am sure everyone is tired today and voices can get strained from tiredness or sickness too. Praying God keeps everyone healthy and revives energy! 🙂

    I am curious, where are you all recording at? Is that something you all built in the house or are did you travel somewhere nearby? 🙂 It looks like a great place to record! 😀

    I can’t wait to get the cd…I know all the hard work you all are putting into this will mean it will be a wonderful one to listen to. 🙂

    God Bless!
    It was done at a recording studio!

  3. I’m glad you got to do that! Praise the Lord you got it finished! 🙂

    Actually, Katy, it was just the first night of several. 🙂 Sarah

  4. That’s great! Can’t wait to buy it, put in the car cd player when we’re traveling somewhere, and sing along with your voices! That’s one thing we like to do together as a family. So Annah and I usually look forward to long trips in the car! Excited! Glad the Lord has put it on your hearts to do this
    project. Thanks for sharing the pictures, Sarah!

    By the way, how are the Moodys coming along? I hope you have felt God’s
    blessing as you write!

    God bless! Rebecca K.
    The Moody book is coming along great–I’m so grateful to the Lord for guiding me as I work on it. Some days are easier than others.

  5. I know nothing about professional recording so these photos and the account of the experience are just fascinating! If you’ve never done this before, it must have been a lot of fun, even though it went into the wee hours of the morning. No doubt your finished product will be amazing!

    God Bless as you continue your recording sessions! Can’t wait for the CD!

  6. Looking forward to purchasing the recording if it will be available.
    Yes, it will be sold when the project is finished/mixed/mastered!

  7. I am so excited for you. Your true diligence to mae this happen is awesome. I have been praying for a Maxwell Family CD or sometime no and what a blessing to see it coming soon.

    As a film editor my oldest son spends a lot of time in recording studios with movie soundtracks, and the hours are horrendous even in daylight hours. You all putting in your time overnight is a true commitment. I know God is smiling.

    I am so happy for you to be doing this and I can’t wait for the CD. We will be prayimg for you as you work on this project through completion.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari (a huge fan of your music and so grateful to God for giving you the gift of music.)

  8. I am so thankful that this session went well. You were quite literally singing praises to God throughout the night hours!

    “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
    Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake the dawn.” (Psalm 57:7-8)

  9. Wowee! That’s incridible commitment to making your cd! Praying for you guys as you prepare for session #2 and more!

  10. Praying for you all with this new project – although the prayers seem a little selfish, as we have been wanting a CD of your music for years! ;0) Looking forward to the Moody book as well.

  11. Sarah, how did you get that picture that sorta looks like it’s looking down on Anna? Did you climb on something or use a tall tripod?
    Hi Katy,
    I’m not sure how they did it–I actually didn’t take any of these pictures :-).

  12. Hello! I am so excited to hear that you ARE making a cd! I had hoped you would!
    Also…if you get a chance, could you post some pictures of your CHRISTmas decorations around your house? You have encouraged me to make our Christmas celebrations MORE centered around Jesus! In fact, we have more nativity scenes than we know what to do with and are actually giving some as gifts this year! (I went a little crazy as I purchased 1/2 price ones after Christmas….)
    I was thinking about your family as I was walking down an aisle at a store and I was wondering about your decorations…the ones in the store were sooooo worldly and you really ARE a huge encouragement to me.
    Merry CHRISTmas everyone!! Love, Beth B.

  13. Congratulations! I look forward to buying the cd when it is available. Would you consider putting a small clip on the blog for your fans?

    Will be praying for you!
    In time I expect we will have something available.

  14. I am so excited to add a new CD to my collection. I love blue grass style music and whenever your family performs, my feet are always tapping. I know that our entire family will be singing along while we are cleaning.:) I know all of our spirits will be lifted to the Lord. We definitely, however, will not sound as great as the Maxwell’s.

  15. Did you arrange the pieces yourselves?

    By the way, how did you (talented) people learn? Like did you do exams, etc?
    Most of the pieces we arranged. We learned through practice.

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