California Dreaming – EP (Short Album)


This short album (EP) “California Dreaming” features the three California-related songs “California Dreaming”, “San Francisco” and “Hotel California” which got recorded to coincide with a vacation to the USA where the MonaLisa Twins filmed the music clips for them. Check the tabs below for more info, the videos and lyrics.

Album Name: California Dreaming
Album Type: EP (Short Album) – 3 Tracks
Release Date: 30 Jan 2009
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Torsten Bröer
4 months ago

The songs are known from YouTube, I got exactly what I expected. (I expected an excellent CD!)
The voices sound very young, well, no wonder! I love that!

Arthur Stessl
4 months ago

Great as usual. always enjoy listening to you.

Gerry Tonti
4 months ago

So young and so talented. Amazing.

8 months ago

Absolutely love this! It leaves me wanting more!

David O'Keeffe
11 months ago

13 years old and making such accomplished covers as these , what talent , was sign of the great things to come .
Hotel California wonderful

Tim Arnold
1 year ago

As just an EP on it’s own this is a collection of 3 classic California tracks done exceptionally well by two talented Austrian teenagers. California Dreamin’ is one of my favorite songs of all time and you guys knock it out of the park. Both San Francisco and Hotel are also very well done. Love the instrumentation and vocals on both. The guitar work on Hotel California is very impressive.… Read more »

1 year ago

Didn’t recieve this CD with the order,instead The Duo Sessions was in the order.No worries,no need to take any action.In fact it was a pleasant suprise.I know it was a hectic time getting all the orders out to everyone,I will just have to include it in my next order.
Wishing You All a Happy New Year,filled with lots of Love,Hugs,and Groovy Times in 2023. 💛 💓 🥂


Rory Heynemann
1 year ago

Wow. I consider ‘California Dreaming’ to be one of the greatest songs ever recorded and the MonaLisa Twins version is exceptional. I would never have guessed they as young as they were. I thought I was tired of hearing ‘Hotel California’, but this version I could and do listen to over and over. ‘San Francisco’ is a great opener. Always liked that song and love this version. Three classics given… Read more »

Allen Tork
1 year ago

Such Powerful Voices !!! Even at 13 !!!
I have watched the videos for these songs on you tube. Extremely well produced !!

Tim Johnston
2 years ago

Without listening, it would be easy to dismiss this collection as Baby Mona and Baby Lisa singing. That would be wrong. While you can tell by their voices that they are young ladies, the talent is there and the harmonies are well done. Then when you hear the musical talents, it blows your mind. The guitar work on Hotel California would make you think that the Eagles sat in on… Read more »


# TITLE (Click for Lyrics) Play Sample
01 San Francisco (Scott McKenzie)
02 California Dreaming (The Mamas & The Papas)
03 Hotel California  (The Eagles)

About the Album

The MonaLisa Twins got the idea of covering those three songs when they planned a trip to the States. As they love the Californian “Live and let live” way of life, these covers were intended to be a tribute to California and its people in particular.

“We also wanted to use the beauty of this fabulous part of America to make videos for YouTube which we shot in Los Angeles, San Francisco and their surroundings. Only the “All the leaves are brown …” parts were saved for Austria where we originally come from. For all the songs we filmed the footage first and recorded the music later in our studio.”

“We put all our effort and time into making these tracks as good as we possibly could. It was quite challenging to cover such classic pieces of music history that everybody loves. We knew people would hate to see us mess around with these songs and not catching the original feeling. All of them are kind of hymns for a whole generation. But YouTube views suggest that we did a fairly good job since the reactions were great and people seem to like our versions of these classics.”

At the time the Twins were only 14 years old and it was their first “studio only” project. Being in their father’s professional recording studio they were able to try out whatever they wanted and had endless opportunities for sound and recording. It’s been their first steps to learn more about professional studio production and recording.

Cover Arrangement, Performance, Engineering, Production and Album Design/Photos: MonaLisa Twins

Album Name: California DreamingAlbum Type: EP (Short Album) – 3 TracksRelease Date: 30 Jan 2009

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