Silver Lining was a charity album recorded and released in 2011 by the students of the Sound Training College in aid of Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. The album features tracks from the likes of Bressie, The Heathers and James Vincent McMorrow, who recorded “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood, which has helped the album raise over €225,000 for Headstrong thus far.
Silver Lining is a charity album featuring 10 tracks, all from the year 1986, the year the college was founded, in celebration of STC’s 25th anniversary. The proceeds of the album all go to Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. The title of the album “Silver Lining” reflects the sentiments of Headstrong’s ideals, like a more positive outlook on Mental Health, especially in young people.
The second year Sound Training College students were involved in every aspect of the production of the charity album from the very start, organising bands and a charity, right through the recording and mixing process to the PR and launch and everything in between. Every year the students have the chance to get involved in a fantastic project like this and record a charity album. It’s a great chance to really take ownership of a project and understand how the industry works, and is many student’s favourite part of the course.
The album can be purchased here.
Recording of “Higher Love” by James Vincent McMorrow
Higher Love was recorded by James Vincent McMorrow for Silver Lining in Sun Studios. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sound Training College students and garnered much success for the album. It also brought James Vincent McMorrow much success and exposure. The song has over 10 million views on YouTube. Check out this video of James Vincent McMorrow working on the recording with STC students.