About the Album
“MonaLisa Twins Play Beatles & More” is a cover compilation of world-known songs from the 60s era. It contains a lot of Beatles songs but you’ll also find covers of the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, the Easybeats, Buffalo Springfield and Janis Joplin on the album.
“Over the last years we have built up quite a stack of YouTube videos, as well as a big live repertoire of cover songs that we perform regularly. We recorded some of them as studio versions where we were able to play more than one guitar each, sing multiple harmonies and on which Mona plays drums and percussion and Dad does the bass. For our live shows, however, we play in the classical 60s band setting with 2 guitars, drums and bass and 2 – 3 voices, sometimes joined by the Ukulele (Lisa) and the blues harp (Mona).”
Depending on the type of recording you’ll notice differences in the arrangements. There are studio recordings mixed with live performances and even some acoustic duo recordings, like Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”.
Many tracks on the CD have been on the MonaLisa Twins YouTube channel for years, while others have not been published anywhere before. People from all over the world discovered them by searching for covers of their favorite songs and then kept following the Twins’ musical career. Maybe you’re one of them!
Fans kept asking if they could buy the music somewhere. Some wanted to use it for their weddings or funerals. Music teachers use their covers for their lessons, dancers for their choreographies, … So the MonaLisa Twins team finally decided to produce this cover compilation before the girls started writing and recording new originals.
MonaLisa Twins Play Beatles & More
Album Type: CD – 15 Tracks
Release Date: 28 Mar 2014
Song Tracks & Lyrics:
02 Friday On My Mind
03 Johnny B. Goode
04 This Boy
05 In My Life
07 For What It’s Worth
08 Drive My Car
09 Can’t Buy Me Love
10 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
11 God Only Knows
12 People Are Strange
13 Day Tripper
14 The Last Time
15 Mercedes Benz
Performance, Engineering, Production and Album Design: MonaLisa Twins
Photos: Gerald Naber, www.nowayout.at
Live recording and mix for track # 09: Andreas Neubauer, Funkytown-Productions