California Dreaming - Single Download

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Our cover of "California Dreaming" by The Mamas & The Papas is meant as a tribute to this great country and its lovely people. Check the tabs below for more info, audio sample and lyrics.

Single Download: California Dreaming - 1 Track
Download Format: zip file with MP3 and M4A (iTunes+ Format)
From Album: California Dreaming

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From Album: California Dreaming
Release Date: 30 Jan 2009
Publisher: MonaLisa Twins
Label: MonaLisa-Records
Download Format: zip file with MP3 and M4A (iTunes+ Format)

 

Original: The Mamas & The Papas, 1966
Cover Arrangement, Performance, Engineering and Production: MonaLisa Twins
About the Song

When we went to Los Angeles in summer 2008 we picked three of our favorite California songs and recorded them at our studio in Austria. During our stay in the states we shot some music videos, which we put on YouTube as well.

"California Dreaming" came absolutely true for us in those holidays. As we grew up in a country where "and the sky is grey" applies to at least half of the year, we really enjoyed the Californian sunshine, the easy-going people and, of course, the musical vibe.

Since we are big fans of the Mamas & the Papas, we were quite excited about covering their song. For us only 14 years old by then, the most challenging bits were the great big harmonies and the guitar work.
California Dreaming Album Cover California Dreaming

All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day

Stopped into a church
I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees
And I pretend to pray
You know, the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day


All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
If I didn't tell her
I could leave today

California dreamin'
On such a winter's day
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day

Album: "California Dreaming"
Cover: MonaLisa Twins
Released: Jan 2009
Original: The Mamas & The Papas, 1966

About Audio Quality
We did extensive listening tests to choose file formats that come very close to CD quality and can get played back on almost any device like your computer, your smart phone, your iPad or your MP3 player. As you might know there is always a trade-off between file size and sound quality when it comes to file compression. We decided to go for quality rather than for file size because modern computers and other devices usually have more than enough space for audio files.

Our File Formats

At last we decided to provide our music in 2 different formats: MP3 (128 kbit/s) and M4A (256 kbit/s)
For those who don’t know, you recognize the file by its ending, the abbreviation after the “.” of the file title. (e.g. title.mp3, title.m4a)
MP3 is the most common audio file. It will work on any MP3 player, iPod, computer and most mobile phones.
M4A is the typical iTunes (Apple) format, which means it works great for iPods and the iTunes players on your computer. We chose the new “iTunes+ (plus)” quality.

In both formats we could hardly hear any difference to the original master but the M4A is technically better. The MP3 format on the other hand is the most compatible and also very close to the original quality.

Format Conversion

If, for some reason, you need a different format, you can either write us or use a program to convert it (just put “ needed format -converter” in your search engine). There are a lot of free programs that will do the job nicely. However, when you convert you should prefer the M4A file as source file because it is technically better and also has a higher streaming rate than the MP3.

As long as you’re using regular equipment and operating systems you should be fine with those two formats. If you are working on an Apple computer or use iTunes as your audio player though we would generally suggest you to use the M4A files.

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