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Album Name: California Dreaming
Album Type: Album Download - 3 Tracks
Release Date: 30 Jan 2009
Publisher: MonaLisa Twins
Download Format: zip file with MP3 and M4A (iTunes+ Format)
01 San Francisco (Scott McKenzie)
02 California Dreaming (The Mamas &
03 Hotel California (The Eagles)
Cover Arrangement, Performance, Engineering, Production and Album Design/Photos: MonaLisa Twins
About the Album
We got the idea of covering those songs when we planned a trip to the states. As we love the Californian "Live and let live" way of life, these covers are intended to be a tribute to California and its people in particular. We also wanted to use the beauty of this fabulous part of America to make videos for Youtube which we shot right in Los Angeles, San Francisco and their environs. Just the "All the leaves are brown ..." parts were saved for Austria. We filmed the footage first and recorded the music later in our studio in Austria.
We put all our effort and time into making these tracks as good as we possibly could. It was quite challenging to cover such classic pieces of music history that everybody loves. We knew people would hate to see us mess around with these songs and not catching the original feeling. All of them are kind of hymns for a whole generation. But YouTube views suggest that we did a fairly good job since the reactions were pretty good and people seem to like our versions of these classics.
With both of us 14 years old, it was the first time we did a "studio only" project, and we were able to try out whatever we wanted to and had endless opportunities of sound and recording. It wasn't only an awful lot of fun, but we also learned very much about professional studio productions and recordings.
Mona & Lisa