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Justin Timberlake Behind the 20/20 Experience

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This last day of the "Making of The 20/20 Experience" 3D photobook kicks off with this shot from recording the beginning of "Blindness." The lighter isn't just for effect; we were actually recording the lighter sound.
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Directing the horns for "Let The Groove Get In" with Kevin Williams on the left, Sean Erick and Leon Silva of The Regiment Horns on the right.
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Recording horns with producer Rob Knox on the left and sound engineer Paul Foley on the right.
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Sheet music for "True Blood"
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Here's the wickedly talented Benjamin Wright String Orchestra recording the strings for "True Blood." (The same orchestra also played on FutureSex/LoveSounds.)
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It's the final countdown before The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 comes out 9/30/2013! Hope you've enjoyed this look inside of the recording process and that it gives some added context around the 20 tracks that resulted from these 20 days. One last request? Play those two records loud!!!
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Hope you enjoy day 4 of The 20/20 Experience 3-D Photobook.
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In front of the soundboard of the control room...
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Tim taking a break...
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Timbaland and artist Darren LeGallo, an artist who was sketching the recording process as well, look on. (More on Darren's work to come...)
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This time recording, we actually rented several rooms in one recording studio...so we were all jumping from room to room - often with two songs being recorded at one time. Here's Tim in one of the rooms.
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In an isolation booth, figuring out some chord progression...
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With guitarist Elliott Ives in one of the living rooms of the studio, working on the acoustic version of "Blue Ocean Floor." Fun fact: Elliott contributed to a majority of tracks in the album (all but "Cabaret") and is also touring with Justin on The 20/20 Experience World Tour.
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Day 3 of the 3D Photobook of making of The 20/20 Experience. Recording "Blindness"
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Sampling some clapping with producer
Rob Knox on the left, a member of the Ys.
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Recording the track "Body Count"
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Recording "Body Count"
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Just a little adjustment...
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"The first (album) is a little more summertime; it's a little more virginal. The second half is just a little more....slutty"
- Justin on Kimmel Sept 24th
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Funny how in the studio you can't tell what time it is....Songwriting with James Fauntleroy
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Day 2 of the 3D photo book of Making The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. This is shot the night "True Blood" was recorded.
(photos: Rachael Yarbrough)
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with Tim.....
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Day 2 of the 3D photo book of Making The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. This is shot the night "True Blood" was recorded.
(photos: Rachael Yarbrough)
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Discussing options with writer, James Fauntleroy. (Not only is this guy mad talented; he's also hilarious. Check his Twitter for proof...)
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Tim making magic happen...
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Smile
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Recording strings for "True Blood" with director and arranger, Benjamin Wright and his orchestra.
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The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 is out in one week – Sept 30th, 2013. In its honor, we’ve created a Behind-The-Scenes 3D photo book from making of the album(s).

Better yet - The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 is streaming on iTunes all week, so be sure to listen to it while looking at these shots!

New photos and other content will be revealed each day of this week so stay tuned!
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The two albums are called "The 20/20 Experience" because there were 20 songs recorded in 20 days.

When we started recording the albums in May 2012 , no one – outside the small crew in the studio - knew it was happening.
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Tour Manager / A&R Andre Person is on the left
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Group meeting. Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, Rob Knox, James Fauntleroy, engineer Chris Godbey, guitarist Elliot Ives, etc... None of this would have been possible without the hard work and determination of the people who worked on this album.
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Jammin' on the keys.
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Recording vocals for “Only When I Walk Away”
(Photos: Rachael Yarbrough)
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Lost in thought....Not a Bad Thing