29 maio, 2015


Desta vez, apresentamos um álbum muito interessante, com ótimas releituras das canções dos Beatles. O que chama a atenção é para a seleção das músicas, que foge do padrão de outros tributos, com a inclusão de canções não tão conhecidas.

O disco foi lançado em 1995, pela NYC Music. Na sequência, uma comentários de John Heidt, da Vintage Guitar Magazine, June 1995:

This time we present a very interesting album, with great reinterpretations of the songs of the Beatles. What stands out is for the selection of songs, which runs from the pattern of other taxes, with the inclusion of songs not as well known.

The album was released in 1995 by NYC Music. Following a comment of John Heidt, of Vintage Guitar Magazine, June 1995:

“Producer Mike Mainieri once again puts together a slew of great guitarists to interpret the classics of the Beatles, inc. Robben Ford, Wayne Krantz, Charlie Hunter, Michael Hedges, Philip DeGruy, Adam Rodgers/David Gilmore, Terje Rydal, David Tronzo & others.

This is [a] really eclectic, diverse, and just plain fun CD dedicated to the music of the Fab Four. It features some guitarists you've probably heard of, and some you probably don't know. It doesn't really matter, there's not a bad cut in the bunch.

Things get underway nicely with Wayne Krantz's version of Tomorrow Never Knows. The former Michael Brecker and Billy Cobham sideman never loses the melody of this early Beatle psychedelic number, while using his virtuosity to work around the melody with great bass and chordal work.

The droning bass notes are interrupted by lightning bolt soloing to give this one a nice feel to start the proceedings. By the way, this number shows up again as the last cut. David Fiuczynski uses some very odd technotype noises in the only cut that didn't immediately catch my ear. I must admit though, after a couple of listenings, the odd talk-box vocals and weirdness of the sound of the music became quite hypnotic and more listenable.

There are plenty of highlights to talk about. There's an incredible version of Strawberry Fields by Philip deGruy. On his Guitarp (7-string guitar with an extra set of ten tunable harp strings), deGruy makes a gorgeous statement of the John Lennon melody and augments them with some strums of the harp strings that will make your heart melt. Some nice false harmonics also help round things off. If you haven't heard of Philip before, I think you will. He's an incredible player, as evidenced by his solo album Innuendo Out the Other.

There's a guy on here I don't know who really supplied some smiles. His name is Charlie Hunter, and he covers Drive My Car. It's an amazing tour-de-force that left my mouth wide open wondering how one guy can do all of this. For that matter, how can one guy sound so damned funky? And to top it off, there's a little swing section in the middle that's incredible. No, to really top it off, for some reason, he ends every chorus with the lick from Junior Wells' Messin' With the Kid. No, I don't know why, but it sure sounds great.

There's some more treats, too. Check out Adam Rodgers and David Gilmore's take on I Am the Walrus. Great layered guitars take on the melody and create the same feel the original had. In fact, the whole cut kind of reminds me of the controlled chaos of the Beatles' version. Some great wang-bar crashes and hammer-ons help create a dead-on version of the tune.

One of my favorite guitarists, Robben Ford, shines on Golden Slumbers. He teams with former fellow Yellowjackets Russel Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, and William Kennedy and paints a nice version of the Abbey Road-era classic.

Other highlights include Terje Rypdal's dreamy jazz-and-wah drenched version of Not a Second Time. Beatles, Hendrix, or just plain music and guitar fans will love this one.

Other nice turns are taken by Robert Quine and Jody Harris (Yes It Is), David Tronzo (Because), and Michael Hedges (If I Needed Someone). They all have something to offer the listener eager to explore new players. Check this one out".

1. Tomorrow never knows (Wayne Krantz)
2. Strawberry fields forever (Philip deGruy)
3. Drive my car (Charlie Hunter)
4. I am the walrus (Adam Rodgers & David Gilmore)
5. Not a second time (Terje Rypdal)
6. Yes it is (Robert Quine & Jody Harris)
7. Because (David Tronzo)
8. Golden Slumbers (Robben Ford)
9. If I needed someone (Michael Hedges)
10. Tomorrow never knows - Slight return (David Fiuczynski)

 Capa Alternativa (Alternative Front)


22 maio, 2015


O álbum "Tropical Tribute To The Beatles" faz releituras das músicas dos Beatles no estilo Salsa, apresentando vários intérpretes, incluindo a grande cantora Célia Cruz. 

O disco foi lançado no Brasil em 1996, pela gravadora Polygram, com o selo RRM Records e contempla as seguintes músicas:

1. Hey Jude - Tony Vega
2. Let It Be - Tito Nieves And Tito Puente
3. Can't Buy Me Love (No Puedes Comprarme) - Guianko
4. A Hard Day's Night - Johnny Rivera
5. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Celia Cruz
6. The Fool on the Hill - Ray Sepulveda
7. I Want to Hold Your Hand - Manny Manuel
8. Day Tripper - Domingo Quinones
9. Lady Madonna - Oscar D'Leon
10. With a Little Help from My Friends (La Ayuda de la Amistad) - Jesus Enriquez e Miles Pena
11. Yesterday - Cheo Feliciano
12. And I Love Her (Mi Gran Amor le Di) - Jose Alberto 'El Canario'
13. Come Together [Venir Juntos] - All Artists

The album "Tropical Tribute To The Beatles" does reinterpretations of the songs of the Beatles in Salsa style, with several performers, including the great singer Celia Cruz.
The album was released in Brazil in 1996 by Polygram label, with the RRM Records label.


18 maio, 2015


O álbum desta postagem é meramente comercial, sem informações e sem nenhuma pretensão de valor. Apesar das esforçadas interpretações nos "covers", vale apenas como exemplar, para quem é colecionador de tributos dos Beatles. 

A origem do disco é canadense e foi lançado no Brasil em 2002, pela gravadora Paradox Music. Segue a seleção das músicas:

1. Help;
2. All my loving;
3. I wanna hold your hand;
4. A hard day's night;
5. Eight days a week;
6. I saw her standing there;
7. You're gonna lose that girl;
8. I feel fine;
9. Michelle;
10. Penny lane;
11. Let it be;
12. She loves you;
13. Ticket to ride;
14. Get back;
15. Come together;
16. Yesterday;
17. Yellow submarine.

The album of this post is purely commercial, no information and no claim to value. Despite hardworking interpretations in "covers", it only as an example, who is the Beatles tribute collector.

The disc origin is Canadian and was released in Brazil in 2002 by the label Paradoxx Music.


12 maio, 2015


Nesta postagem apresentamos um álbum interessante que traz 7 versões das músicas dos Beatles em estilo Big Band Glenn Miller, 

A interpretação cabe ao grupo The Hiltonaires e o álbum "Beatles Hits  in the Glenn Miller Sound" foi lançado na Inglaterra em 1971, pela gravadora Gold Award e no Brasil com o selo Discofam.

A seleção é composta das seguintes canções:

1. Moonlight serenade;
2. Something;
3. I want to hold your hand;
4. Michelle;
5. Bird cage walk;
6. Londonderry air;
7. Hey jude;
8. Let it be;
9. Yesterday;
10. Diamond rock;
11. A hard day's night.

In this post we present an interesting album that brings seven versions of Beatles songs in style Big Band Glenn Miller,

The interpretation belongs to the Group The Hiltonaires and the album "Hits Beatles in the Glenn Miller Sound" was released in England in 1971 by the record company Gold Award and Brazil with Discofam label.

Capa (Front) Edição Brasil - 1971

Contra Capa (Back) Edição Brasil - 1971

Label Edição Brasil - 1971

 Capa (Front) Edição Inglaterra - 1971

  Contra Capa (Back) Edição Inglaterra - 1971

Label Edição Inglaterra - 1971

Alternative Front


08 maio, 2015


O álbum desta postagem foi lançado na Europa, em 1994, pela TRC Music e Elap Music e fazia parte de uma série de discos instrumentais, denominada "Hits 'n' Hits". Infelizmente não há informações no encarte a respeito do intérprete. 

O disco é composto das seguintes canções:

1. She loves you;
2. Love me do;
3. Let it be;
4. Hey Jude;
5. Can't buy me love;
6. Something;
7. I feel fine;
8. Yesterday;
9. Michelle;
10. A hard day's night;
11. Eleanor rigby;
12. If I feel;
13. I should have know better;
14. And I love her;
15. The ballad of John and Yoko;
16. Long and winding road.

The album this posting was launched in Europe in 1994 by TRC Music and Music Elap and was part of a series of instrumental records, called "Hits 'n' Hits". Unfortunately there is no information in the booklet about the interpreter.