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|Firefall Acoustic pays tribute to the Beatles|
[Posted by Dave Haber on Thursday, 11/13/08 7:19 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
Remember the song "You Are The Woman" by Firefall from 1976? That was one of my most favorite records of the late 70's.
Well, singer and lead guitarist Jock Bartley from the original Firefall has gotten together with Steven Weinmeister to form Firefall Acoustic, which was born during an appearance on a Colorado radio station in 2005, when they were asked to perform some Beatles songs. That appearance had such a positive response that Jock and Steven decided to record a whole album of Beatles songs, and it is now available.
The CD, Colorado to Liverpool: A Tribute to the Beatles, doesn't contain the biggest hits you'd expect groups to cover. Instead, they picked "album cuts", songs they grew up on in the 1960s, songs they learned how to sing harmonies with, songs as Steven has said, "that are in our DNA." Songs like Girl, Norwegian Wood, I'll Be Back, You're Gonna Lose That Girl and No Reply.
Some of the songs are simple and sound like they're playing them in your living room, and some, like Eleanor Rigby, they took in new and interesting directions. If you liked the Firefall of the late seventies, and you're a Beatles fan, I think you'll like this new CD!
For more information, and to listen to the tracks, visit the official Firefall website.
(Info thanks to Simon Barrett on the Blogger News Network.)
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