Giacomo Bondi featuring Jason Sax – Bar Lounge ’70 & ’80 Hits on Saxophone (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:23 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Smoothnotes
Songwriter, producer and remixer, Giacomo Bondi has collaborated with respected artists such as Gabrielle Chiararo, Latin Vibe, Brazilian Jazz pianist Jim Porto, IN-GRID, VibraPhile, Mazachigno, Jinadu and many others. Bondi’s work has been featured on over 500 CD compilations across the world, thousands of digital releases contain his music. He has millions of streaming per year and his music is present in hundreds of Youtube videos with hundred thousands of plays. In 2002 his TV work won him an award in Italy’s Soundtrack Lab music competition.
Like so many of us, Giacomo Bondi is – and has been since he was a young boy – a huge Beatles’ fan. Just as every Fab Four song has its own story, also Giacomo links his own memories with each track selected. Together with the italian Beatles tribute band The Apple Pies, Bondi recorded some new versions of the songs on this CD and later reworked the individual audio tracks in studio. ”Re-lounging” involves not remixes, but remarkable new productions and arrangements.
What we feel distinguishes this album, are the genuinely new and sensitive nuances that Giacomo gives to these classics. An ”artist’s album” because only a few producers have ever managed to add something that enhances the original brilliance of the Beatles’ tracks.
A fresh new sound is given to the music of the most influential pop group in the history of recorded music, thanks to the efforts of a famed Italian producer / remixer like Giacomo Bondi.
His mission: to record the Beatles songs as close to the original recordings as possible, then remix each one of them in a different music style, resulting in “A Lounged Out Homage To The Beatles.”
The Apple Pies, the band the recorded the album with Giacomo Bondi, assembled at GBMUSIC studio in Rome in December of 2006, and played with the same VOX amplifiers, the same Hofner bass, the same Ludwig drums and the same Gretsch guitars as the Beatles used on the original recordings. Thanks to the incredible vocals and to the quality of the musical performances, the final sound was almost the same as the original Beatles recordings. The remixing and re-lounging sessions were done by Bondi in the course of just one month, by de-assembling and reworking each single track played by the Apple Pies.
As everyone knows, the early Beatles albums were recorded in two-track stereo, and it was only after 1964 that they began working with a four track recorder, eventually progressing to an eighth track recorder for the later albums.
This album was recorded with modern, multi-track techniques and this gave Bondi the opportunity to record and then work with each single instrument and vocal track performed by the Apple Pies, available separately as an audio track, to be cut/ pasted / looped and filtered through a computer recording system – resulting in the first Lounge inspired Beatles remix project to date.
The Apple Pies were formed in Italy in 1997 and are a performance-only Beatles cover band. Their shows faithfully recreate the original sound and style of the four lads from Liverpool, which includes the entire Beatles repertoire, from “Love Me Do” to “Let It Be”. They effectively mimic the Beatles in every way: from the instrumentation they use, to the vocal styles, hairstyle and the retro 60’s clothing that they wear on stage. As mentioned earlier, their equipment on stage is equal to the original Beatles: classic Vox amplifiers, Hofner bass, Gretsch guitars and Ludwig drums. Since 10 years from their formation, the Apple Pies have played hundreds of live gigs across Italy and Europe. Their busy touring schedule coupled with frequent appearances on syndicated TV shows, have made the Apple Pies synonymous of the image and music of the Fab Four. Emanuele, “Paul McCartney”, is performing in the show “LET IT BE” around the world, he was selected among thousands of people around the world to represent “Paul” in the official music show!
01. Careless Whisper
02. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
03. Don’t Dream It’s Over
04. Close to You (They Long to Be)
05. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
07. Take My Breath Away
08. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
09. Just the Way You Are
10. Top of the World
11. Dancing in the Dark
12. La Isla Bonita
13. Yesterday Once More
14. Holding Back the Years
15. Total Eclipse of the Heart
16. Fast Car
17. The Longest Time
18. More Than Words