Track #6: Remember

(abajo en espa帽ol)

Remember is a song that evokes memories of childhood and that feeling we’ve all ever had: what would have happened if …?The lyric of the song is simple and recreates a series of typical images of memories from our childhood: how high we thought were the people, the hero of our adventures that always eluded the wicked.
This was the song that I had more fear in this project, since the original arrangement is very hard and raw: a piano with delay and very repetitive rhythmic section … even exhausting! This is why I wanted to create more a “version” than a “cover” and bring the arrangement to an entirely different place: ukuleles, palms, backing vocals etc …
Something that has served me as an experiment, to create an arrangement in a new way for me.
I hope you enjoy it!

P.S.! The final explosion is a joke from Lennon, referring to “Remember, Remember the 5th of November Here the explanation馃槈

Remember es una canci贸n que evoca el recuerdo de la infancia y esa sensaci贸n que todos hemos tenido alguna vez: “que habr铆a pasado si…?” La letra de la canci贸n es sencilla y recrea una serie de im谩genes t铆picas del recuerdo de cuando 茅ramos ni帽os: lo altas que nos parec铆an las personas, el h茅roe de nuestras aventuras que siempre escapaba de los malvados.
Esta era la canci贸n a la que m谩s miedo ten铆a en este proyecto, ya que el arreglo original es muy duro y crudo: un piano con delay y una secci贸n r铆tmica muy repetitiva…incluso extenuante! Es por esta raz贸n que he querido crear m谩s una “versi贸n” que un “cover” y llevar el arreglo hacia otro lugar totalmente diferente: ukuleles, palmas, coros etc…
Algo que tambi茅n me ha servido como experimento, al crear un arreglo de una forma nueva para mi.
Espero que lo disfrut茅is!

PD! La explosi贸n final es una broma de Lennon, haciendo referencia al聽 “Remember, Remember the 5th of November…” Aqu铆 la explicaci贸n 馃槈


Track #5: Isolation

One of my all-time favourite songs by John Lennon. This is a beautiful song who talks about feeling alone in this world, crowded and agressive to the people. Original was recorded again only by Lennon (piano and vocals), Starr (drums) and Voormann (bass), and it’s very remarkable the simple and direct instrumentation. I have changed a bit this, changing the piano song for a wurlitzer classic keyboard and added a simple guitar…John’s piano sound is unmatched!

We are now in the middle of the project, side one is finished and can’t wait to continue and record the next songs!

Hope you enjoy!

Este es uno de mis temas preferidos de John Lennon. Es una canci贸n preciosa que habla del sentimiento de soledad que uno puede llegar a sentir en este mundo tan lleno de multitudes que a veces pueden ser tan agresivas con el individuo. Es una canci贸n simple y directa, grabada 煤nicamente con piano y voz (Lennon), bater铆a (Starr) y bajo (Voormann). He cambiado algo el arreglo sustituyendo el piano por un teclado Wurlitzer y a帽adiendo una guitarra…el sonido de piano de John es inigualable!

Estamos a la mitad de proyecto, ya se ha completado la primera cara del disco y tengo muchas ganas de seguir con la segunda!

Espero que lo disfrut茅is!

Track #2: Hold On

This is a very emotional song. It reveals the fragility of each of us in adversity that hurt us every day. Lennon sings for him, for Yoko and for everyone. “You have to hold on, that’s all you can do.” A hard one but, basically, it gives us an optimistic message: we will win this fight.

Hold On is the second cover of this tribute: A short song with a very crude instrumentation and interpretation. I really enjoyed playing with the tremolo effect on the guitar throughout the track. This song proves me that sometimes the simplest is really the most complicated.

Hope you enjoy!

Esta es una canci贸n muy emocional. Revela la fragilidad de cada uno de nosotros ante las adversidades que nos hieren cada d铆a. Lennon canta para 茅l, para Yoko y para todo el mundo. “Tienes que aguantar, es lo 煤nico que puedes hacer”. Parece una canci贸n dura pero, en el fondo, nos da un mensaje optimista: vamos a ganar esta lucha.

Hold On es la segunda canci贸n de este tributo: un tema corto y con una instrumentaci贸n e interpretaci贸n muy crudas. He disfrutado much铆simo jugando con el efecto de tremolo en la guitarra durante toda la pista. Esta canci贸n me demuestra que a veces lo m谩s sencillo es realmente lo m谩s complicado.

Espero que la disfrut茅is!

The day it all started

Luckily I keep a photo of the day that I made the first recording for this project!

That day I took a morning off and I dedicated it to record myself: I wanted to try some things and, in a rather improvised way, I decided to record all the tracks of the song “Mother”: drums, bass, guitars and vocals. That was a year and a half ago!
Although I loved the result, the recording remained in the drawer until I decided to launch this project.
In addition to editing, mixing, and mastering this song, I have spent the last few months to record demos of the covers of Plastic Ono Band and I already started to record the final tracks.
I could have tried to record the song again but in the case of “Mother”, I preferred to keep the spirit of that morning so that the tracks I recorded that day are the same as you can hear next October 2.

Stay tuned!