From Album: MonaLisa Twins play Beatles & more
Album Type: CD - 15 Tracks
Release Date: 28 Mar 2014
Performance, Engineering, Production and Album Design: MonaLisa Twins
Photos: Gerald Naber, www.nowayout.at
About the Song
"Blackbird" is a Beatles song from the double-disc album "The Beatles" (also known as the "White Album"). The song was written by Paul McCartney, though credited to Lennon–McCartney.
McCartney was inspired to write it while in Scotland, as a reaction to racial tensions escalating in the United States in the spring of 1968. Paul said in a 2002 interview: "I was in Scotland playing on my guitar, and I remembered this whole idea of "you were only waiting for this moment to arise" was about, you know, the black people's struggle in the southern states, and I was using the symbolism of a blackbird. It's not really about a blackbird whose wings are broken, you know, it's a bit more symbolic." He also explained that "bird" is British slang for "girl", making "blackbird" a synonym for "black girl".
Like with "In My Life" the MonaLisa Twins recorded this cover in 2009, before they went to Liverpool for Beatles Week Festival. They also filmed a music video for this one. The "soundtrack" was recorded at their studio.
Mona Wagner: Back Vocals, Guitar
Lisa Wagner: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Studio Recording & Mix: Rudolf Wagner