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

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Track #3: I Found Out

I Found Out is one of the heaviest songs on the Plastic Ono Band. Acid both in the lyrics and the sound of the original track. John Lennon says “ah ok, ok, now I realize what’s happening, I ‘m not a kid”. Blaming the press, critics or crazy fans of The Beatles legacy. And all this speech over a raw and saturated instrumental base to levels that were only seen in the recording of “Revolution”, where the guitar plugged directly into the console channel saturated to the top almost makes burning the Abbey Road console!
For this recording I momentarily parked the idea of being only me who records all the instruments by my own and with my equipment and have recruited three incredible musicians to form a one-day-band and record I Found Out at Wicked Sound studios in Barcelona. Alongside Vicen Martinez (guitar), Kim Fanlo (bass) and Gabo (drums) have recorded this cover trying to get closer to the sound and spirit of the power trio formed by Lennon, Starr and Voormann. It has been an incredible experience for me and I can not help but be grateful for your support!
The video recording is created by Gerard Bar贸, who has managed to capture the atmosphere of the recording and, as always, bring his great talent to this project.

I Found Out es una de las canciones m谩s duras del Plastic Ono Band. Tanto por lo 谩cido de la letra como por el sonido de la pista original. John Lennon nos explica “ah ok, ok, ya me doy cuenta de qu茅 pasa, ya no soy un cr铆o”. Cargando contra la prensa, la cr铆tica o los fans locos herencia de The Beatles. Y todo este discurso sobre una base instrumental cruda y saturada a niveles que solo se hab铆an visto en la grabaci贸n de “Revolution”, donde la guitarra conectada directamente al canal de la mesa de mezclas saturado a tope casi hace arder la mesa de mezclas de Abbey Road.
Para esta grabaci贸n he aparcado moment谩neamente la idea de ser yo quien grabe todos los instrumentos solo con mis medios y he reclutado a tres m煤sicos increibles para formar una banda por un d铆a y grabar I Found Out en los estudios Wicked Sound de Barcelona. Junto a Vicen Martinez (guitarra), Kim Fanlo (bajo) y Gabo (drums) hemos grabado este cover intentando acercarnos al sonido y el esp铆ritu del power trio formado por Lennon, Voormann y Starr. Ha sido una experiencia increible para mi y no puedo hacer otra cosa que agradecer su apoyo!
El video de la grabaci贸n es obra de Gerard Bar贸, que ha conseguido captar el ambiente de la grabaci贸n y, como siempre, aportar su gran talento a este proyecto.

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!

New video for Track #1 “Mother”, a John Lennon cover by Plastic Ono Man

It’s a great pleasure to show you the first video created for Plastic Ono Man! Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching!

Directed by Gerard Bar贸.

Aerial Photography by Dave Danvers.

Sweetness and simpathy by Dina.

Cover of song “Mother” is recorded and performed by Manel Guerrero.

I have to say THANK YOU to the nice job done by the first contributors of the project. It’s an incredible way to start!!