MonaLisa Twins Play Beatles & More – Album CD

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MonaLisa Twins Play Beatles & More” is a 60s cover compilation with live & studio recordings of world-known tunes from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, the Easybeats, Buffalo Springfield & Janis Joplin. Check the tabs below for more info, audio clips and lyrics.

Album Name: MonaLisa Twins Play Beatles & More
Album Type: CD – 15 Tracks
Release Date: 28 Mar 2014
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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.

Album Name:
MonaLisa Twins Play Beatles & More
Album Type: CD – 15 Tracks
Release Date: 28 Mar 2014

Song Tracks & Lyrics:
01   Revolution
02   Friday On My Mind
03   Johnny B. Goode
04   This Boy
05   In My Life
06   Blackbird
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

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Weight 0.0520 kg
Dimensions 14.0 x 0.7 x 12.5 cm
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  1. Jacki Hopper

    5 out of 5 AN MLTBUZZING WORTHY GROOVY KINDA MUSIC GEM !!!!

    Jacki Hopper

    First off, this CD is definitely a must-have keeper complimentary companion for your MLT MUSIC COLLECTION….YOU GOTTA HAVE IT !!
    This particular collection of both LIVE and STUDIO recordings of covers not only resonates and amplifies your musical ear hearing pleasure, it can be known to cause singing along, toe tapping, air guitaring and /or drumming, etc . With shared lead vocal duties from Mona and Lisa, and then a full band on the live stuff this is quite stellar. You truly feel as though you were at the shows( perhaps some of you were 😉 ) and/or in studio witnessing such fine musicianship . You will be infinitely satisfied , lifetime guaranteed with this CD .

    Now onwards to the review:

    #1~ ” REVOLUTION : Simply WOW on this …..The MLT take on this one, just sends goosebumps of sheer bliss up my spine. The full power of all the instrumentations, predominately the guitars and vocals, well that in itself, is enough , no further commentary necessary…

    #2~ ” FRIDAY ON MY MIND ” : Though I was not familiar with this particular song, I loved it from the get-go and afterwards looked up original, Hands down , I prefer MLT’s rendition of this. Again, full bodied sound and it shows, Awesome !

    #3~ ” JOHNNY B. GOODE” : OK, ADMIT IT, COME ON NOW, who after or even while listening to this found themselves singing along, air guitaring, etc…it’s hard not to be tempted, they’ve done Chuck Berry proud on this. Quite masterful guitar efforts put forth here and equally done so in the vocals dept…..TOP NOTCH , THUMBS UP on this one…Yes indeedy !!

    #4~ ” THIS BOY” : There is just something spectacular that occurs when MLT do slower paced songs, vocally it just reverberates, resonates, it completely grasps hold on you. and I’m pleased to say that it had such effect when listening to it .

    #5~ ” IN MY LIFE ” : I’ve always enjoyed this one , whether it’s the Beatles , or whoever else has covered it but yet again, the simplistic version of just vocal/harmonies/guitar, etc…it truly captures the essence of the song, takes one back to the days when….

    #6~ ” BLACKBIRD” : This song has a haunting vibe to it and once more, the MLT MAGIC was invoked, and it came out beautifully done, again a simple, rawness but effective.

    # 7~ ” FOR WHAT ITS WORTH” : This one is a classic, original and now MLT-ed style…..This one strikes a CHORD ( pardon the PUN 😉 ) , vocal-wise, guitar work…it just speaks on it’s own merits…

    #8~ ” DRIVE MY CAR” : Alrighty then, we have ourselves a surefire humdinger winner here, …What’s not to love about this ?! A favourite for sure, upbeat, whimisical, quirky , goodtime kinda FunkyGroovy….A perfect PostivityPickMeUpper !!

    #9~ ” CAN’T BUY ME LOVE ” : You can definitely hear the BEATLES-esque going on here…there’s no denying it… Fabtastic .

    #10~ ” WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS ” : Well this speaks for itself, in a class all its own, George would be most pleased of it, I think, I know I am, I believe it to be my all time fave off this CD . To me, this is as equal calibre to George’s take . You”ve done good 😀

    #11~ ” GOD ONLY KNOWS ” : I ‘m a Beach Boys Fan , yes, I admit it…but I like the Female take on this, hearing female voices as opposed to all guys, it just works…..A phenomenal version, Kudos .

    #12~ ” PEOPLE ARE STRANGE ” : Groovy Funky Vibe is what you get here, and that’s good…..Song’s spirit channeling through clearly .

    #13~ ” DAY TRIPPER” : Another of my all time fave Beatles songs done with such awesome enthusiasm, definitely rocking and rolling along here.

    #14~ ” THE LAST TIME ” …LOVE this…I think they bettered it than the STONES did .. Just supreme take on all angles in the efforts made here.

    #15~ ” MERCEDES BENZ” : Janis Joplin, she should be proud of this, I am…The gals nailed this totally, and Mona ‘s Blues Harp tidbits…WooHoo !!

    In summary, this CD yielded an abundance of Groovy and Rock and Roll !! Worthy of having, please get your copy and enjoy !!

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  2. NightWatch

    5 out of 5 Great covers!

    NightWatch (verified owner)

    Though I have had this album CD for quite some time now, I just noticed I missed reviewing it!

    My teen years were in the 1980’s but I grew up in a home filled with the sounds of the sixties. MLT cover all the listed songs brilliantly – be it with their own twist. I would recommend this CD on two fronts. First I would be happy to play these songs as covers and have played them to my parents (teens of the sixties) – they both liked the covers. Second is simply this; the twins have wonderful voices and the band as a whole really present their music wonderfully, professionally and with great passion.

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  3. Mr Milkshake

    Mr Milkshake

    The Fab 2 have struck again. The two young artists have tackled songs from the greatest pop/rock band ever, and have done and amazing job….staying true to themselves and to the Beatles….Congratulations and all the best to you

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  4. John C

    John C

    Okay, you both have a new fan from America. I’m a huge Beatles fan (among other 60s groups), and you two are spot on. I also love your original music. You have beautiful vocal harmonies and a great chemistry. I’ll be keeping an eye on your successes.

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  5. Tobi Jahnke

    Tobi Jahnke

    Hey Ihr zwei,

    höre mir gerade das neue Album von euch beiden an, super zeitreise durch die
    60,70 Jahre super Sound und zwei super Stimmen, macht weiter so! Mein Segen habt ihr zwei.

    Liebe Grüße von Tobi

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  6. Tom

    Tom

    The two of you are amazing. I grew up with The Beatles and The Beach Boys and the way you did This Boy and God Only Knows is great. I am also a Hollies fan and Bus Stop had to be one of the funniest video’s I have ever seen. I am looking forward to getting my CD – especially since it has Friday on my mind which was also a favorite of mine back in the day. I am also a guitar player so I can appreciate the hard work that went into a lot of the songs I have seen so far. And the video’s of the two of you when you were 13….. amazing for two youngsters. I wonder if that was your mom and dad in the video’s? And one last thing, great job on In My Life. Looking forward to seeing a lot more from the two of you. Congratulations

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  7. Gert Just Jensen

    Gert Just Jensen

    I got my The MonaLisaTwins play Beatles and more cd yesterday and i absolutely love it. Not just because they are excellent singers and musicians who can pull those great songs off, and live plays them with so much joy and energy. But even more because they, although they play the songs with great respect and close to the originals, they have the talent to give them a personal touch and make them sound interesting and new again. Like in While My Guitar Gently Weeps where they are playing it with a much softer sound, so now i know what it sounds like when a girl is gently weeping, or This Boy where they added a perfect little 60s style guitar solo. If you like The Beatles and other great songs from that era, you`ll love this album.

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  8. Eve Bell

    Eve Bell

    The “Beatles & More” album is brilliant! In my opinion you are the only artists who can make Beatles covers better than the originals. Also I love the solos on “People Are Strange”, Michael and Philipp are excellent!

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  9. Kazuhiko Hayano

    Kazuhiko Hayano

    Arrived today, new album! Very good, as expected. Mercedes-Benz attracted different from the Janis. I became want the Epiphone that use of Mona. That Monalisa comes Japanese fans also waiting.

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  10. Paul Willis

    Paul Willis

    Mona and Lisa Wagner have renewed my faith in the younger generation. From the perspective of an older rock and roller, in my opinion much of what loosely passes for music these days seems to me to be more flash than substance, more techno-beat than rhythm, more synthetic than real.

    However, from the moment I saw these two fine young artists on Youtube some years ago, through their release of their first original album, to this excellent compilation of early classics, it is clear that they possess pure and natural musical talent and a deep appreciation for the roots of rock and roll.

    Absent a chorus of dancers, and without an entourage of background singers, Mona and Lisa nevertheless consistently compose and perform amazing renditions of original songs and covers, replete with beautifully played intertwined guitars, seamlessly meshed with lovely vocal harmonies. Testament to their raw talent, they accomplish this with only two other musicians; a solid drummer and bassist.

    Upon listening to their songs one is projected back in time to an era when artists made it on the merits of their music, when the sound meant more than the hype.

    My hunch, indeed my fervent hope, is that this latest interim project will be followed by a journey into the very soul of rock and roll- a voyage into the Blues.

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  11. Chris Gonzales

    Chris Gonzales

    I knew your CD was coming in the mail, but i didn’t expect to arrive so soon!! I immediately burned the CD into my ITUNES library. I’m listening to the music as i write this review! What is it that I love about The MonaLisa Twins? First of all they are truly talented musicians. The guitar playing is first rate, and they blend their voices such as Phil or Don of The Every Brothers, or John & Paul of The Beatles.

    During these last few years I’ve seen these girls develop into beautiful young ladies. Again my roommate asked me who do you know in Austria? I answered 2 beautiful young ladies who play guitar and sing some great music!

    Love the CD & thank you so much
    Chris

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  12. Francis

    Francis (verified owner)

    Just what I’ve been waiting for! Great Album! Love it! Love it! Love it!

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  13. Murray

    Murray

    I just received your CD today, this really brightened my Monday!!! I think I need to make a copy of the CD because I will have it worn out from playing it all the time. These are some of the best covers I have ever heard. You two really know how to keep the Beatles sound alive. I love your originals, so keep them coming also.

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  14. Francis

    Francis (verified owner)

    Just got “Beatles & More” in the mail and was so surprised that it was autographed! Thank you so much! I love the CD. Favorite songs: “This Boy” just awesome! “Drive My Car” love it! and “Johnny B. Goode”. But, I love all the covers on this CD! It is just GREAT! You are so gifted; so talented; and bring so much new energy to these old classics! Love you both and wish you much success!

    Francis

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