The MonaLisa Twins’ second original album that provides listeners with a whole new experience. While staying true to their roots – The Sixties –  this album branches out into new territories of musical styles. You can expect to hear a more experimental and very tongue-in-cheek side of the MonaLisa Twins. Check the tabs below for more info.

Album Name: ORANGE
Album Type: CD – 12 Tracks
Release Date: 29 Sep 2017
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  1. Peter


    Peter (verified owner)

    Bought on the strength of two songs but found many more brilliant tunes, a welcome return to true music and talent.

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  2. Rick Grenier

    New fan

    Rick Grenier (verified owner)

    I love it.

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    All You Need Is Orange

    Howard (verified owner)

    Howard Bedwell (verified owner) – October 28, 2018

    I am a very recent convert to the Mona Lisa Twins and their beautiful vision after discovering their amazing archive of work on YouTube, stretching back over ten years. I immediately thought to myself, ‘why hasn’t anyone told me about this’ and I haven’t wasted any time making up for my loss. I have now purchased everything that the Mona Lisa Twins have produced musically and am transported to the sixties where I revelled in the anticipation of the next Beatles or Stones release. Now it is the next MLT release!

    Orange is a must have album for anyone who appreciates well written, sung and performed music that is perfectly produced. Like Sgt Pepper’s, it gets better with each listening and also includes the lyrics on the inner sleeve so you can follow along, as with that Beatles’ record just over fifty years ago. Briefly, following are some of my notes on each track.

    No More Worries Company – Mona & Lisa share the lead on this opener written mainly by Rudolf I believe. A catchy ‘Roaring Twenties’ style musical assuring us we have nothing to worry about. As you listen to this album, all your cares will disappear, I promise!

    Once Upon A Time – Featuring Lisa on lead and Mona harmonies. This will transport you back to the psychedelic late sixties and the ‘dawning of the age of Aquarius, complete with the language of the day, spurred along by Sebastian’s blues harp. A wonderful indulgence!

    Close To You – Also featuring Lisa on lead, Mona harmonies. A lovely 60s style ballad about lost/found love.

    It’s Alright – Featuring Mona “Teachers”, Lisa verses, Both chorus. Spontaneous and playful with the twins beautiful intertwining vocals a special feature. They work together seamlessly.

    Waiting For The Waiter – Lisa on lead, Mona harmonies. An excellent bluesy number featuring Lisa’s very sensual voice accompanied by Sebastian’s blues harp.

    In It For Love – Lisa on lead, Mona harmonies. A bubbly number that for some reason reminds me of the sixties again. Is it the kinks’ ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’, the Rolling Stones ‘Out of Our Heads’ or perhaps Herman’s Hermits ‘I’m Into Something Good’?

    Count On Me – Lisa 1st verse, then both. Initial idea formulated in the dark by Lisa during a blackout. Rudolf contributed the chorus. A sublimely haunting and gentle tune with matching lyrics philosophising on ‘what’s it all about’.

    Sweet Lorraine – Mona on lead, Lisa harmonies. A bitter/sweet story with a deadly twist, perhaps! You’ll need to listen to the lyrics carefully to find out! Listen out for the trumpet and I’m sure you can also hear a tenor horn or French horn there somewhere. Now where could they be coming from?

    That’s Life – Lisa on lead, Mona harmonies. A fun song about the ups and downs and twists of life and how important it is to seize the moment. Partnered with an excellent and hilarious video. ‘Life, give it a chance ……….. Before the book closes’!

    Club 27- – Mona on lead, Lisa harmonies. A real rocker in tribute to real rockers who never had a 28th birthday. Mona on lead vocals showing she has true rock cred to go with Lisa’s magical guitar work. What a blast!

    Still a Friend of Mine – Lisa lead, Mona harmonies. A sublime ballad featuring Papa Rudi on piano and Lisa on lead vocals with Mona in perfect harmony. Truly beautiful song also accompanied by a beautiful video. Not to be missed.

    Do yourself a favour. Order a copy immediately. And if you haven’t already, double up with their truly awesome first album ‘While We’re Together’. You won’t be disappointed.

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  4. Andy Buckley

    Orange is the new Sgt Peppers

    Andy Buckley (verified owner)

    My first purchase of MLT Music and I was not disappointed. The things that impressed me were:-
    1. The Variety of styles from Nonsense songs (No more worries company) to Classic Piano Ballads (Still a friend of mine) with everything and every style in between. The 60s influence is present in songs like Close to You and the Close Harmonies in “in it for Love” – Just like the variety in Sgt Peppers!
    2. The clarity of the voices – I don’t know if it was Dad that did the mixing but the voices are crystal clear and the harmonies tight and varied. Overall production values are very high with variety of additions, Banjo’s, childrens choirs, extracts from film soundbites etc used very effectively.
    3. Impressive musicianship by both MLT and others. Some of the guitar riffs are outstanding – George would be proud of you!
    4. looking forward to the next album but even more I am looking forward to seeing you Live – even if it means getting you to come to our village fete! ( Just like The Quarrymen at Woolton fete in 1957 when Paul met John)

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  5. Holly Norris

    9 dream

    Holly Norris

    Wow,the best new music in a long time ! I love it. Once upon a time blew me away ! Every song a delicious treat. I’m a life long Beatle maniac and the fab four live here in Mona Lisa Twins. Beautiful girls, harmonies, funny, fantastic guitar, nothing else comes close. John Lennon is my hero and he is smiling right now !!! Peace and much love…

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  6. Graham L

    Yes I'm a convert to the Mona Lisa twins!

    Graham L (verified owner)

    These girls are absolutely lovely, authentic human beings and not more showbiz phonies! Their voices are terrific, their harmonies are great, their cover versions are hugely enjoyable and their original material is just one pleasing track after another. I wish them all the best for the future – may they win over many more “converts”!

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  7. Rex & Paula

    Fun Music with heart!

    Rex & Paula (verified owner)

    It sometimes takes just a bit to get used to new music, so we played it through a couple times on a nice Autumn drive in the car. What fun. Liked it more with each play through. Thanks!

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  8. Michael Triba

    One of the greatest albums of all time!

    Michael Triba (verified owner)

    For me, ORANGE is one of the greatest albums of all time! It far and away surpasses anything offered in the mainstream of that which is called “music.” It incorporates all of the elements of what I have considered to be near and dear over the past 55 years. The song that touches my heart and soul the most is “Count On Me.” The lyrics, vocal harmony, musicianship, and instrumentation in this beautiful song are second to none. This album deserves a prominent place in the collection of every lover of great music. It is so evident that this album was crafted with the utmost attention to every detail and delivered to us fans with a mountain of love. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you Mona, Lisa, Rudi, and Michaela.

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  9. eecasigay

    Orange fever

    eecasigay (verified owner)

    The album orange is good to the ear.. i always play this cd when i need to relax.. 60’s taste brings back the true music. Shipment of this product is fast and a lot of freebies.. thank for your album.. my wife really love this also especially “in it for love” and “sweet loraine” when i introduce it to her.. i’m looking forward for you to play “here, there and everywhere & golden slumbers” by the beatles.. and also for your next album.. i really love this kind of music..

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  10. jarle fagervold

    Great album

    jarle fagervold

    So I bought this album 2 weeks after Maccas Egypt station. Iam a huge Macca fan,but this album blow my mind. Listening more to MonaLisa . I never expekted that. Great music , keep on and I will buy yuor next one too.

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  11. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Darryl Boyd

    Brilliant Orange

    Darryl Boyd (verified owner)

    Brilliant album.
    Gorgeous harmonies and fantastic musicianship.
    Wonderfully written and played songs, especially the last one, just beautiful.
    Please come down under and tour one day if you get a chance.
    Hi from sunny Adelaide 🙂

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  12. John Piddock

    Blew My Socks Off !!

    John Piddock (verified owner)

    I discovered the Mona Lisa Twins a few weeks …What a fantastic talented duo they are. I just love this Album… Great Harmonies, Great production and refreshingly original songs with their obvious 60’s influence. Thank you Mona and Lisa.. You are my new Favourite band.. I urge everyone to check these girls out
    Be sure to look for them on Youtube as well. I’m still sitting here with no socks on, as everytime I listen to the Mona Lisa Twins – they get blown Off !! Cant wait to get to see them Live !!

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  13. David

    Orange album

    David (verified owner)

    Great harmonies, very tight guitar playing.These ladies are very impressive. Hope there is a 3rd album on the way.

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  14. Keith

    Loved it!

    Keith (verified owner)

    Great original material- good melodies, lyrics, and instrumentation. I’m impressed with the songwriting and musical skills of Mona Lisa Twins. I’m looking forward to buying more CDS and telling my friends about them!

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  15. One person found this helpful
    Stephen Krogh

    My New Favorite Color - Orange!

    Stephen Krogh (verified owner)

    So original, so well performed and produced. This album truly puts the Twins into the ranks of musical legends. Absolutely LOVE every track! What could possibly come next???

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    Tommy (verified owner)

    I just just “discovered” these lovely ladies a few weeks ago and you have GOT to get this album and their other CDs as well!
    On this album the girls mix it up a bit and give us some new music styles we’re not used to hearing them do. It’s refreshing! Although I will admit I love their 60’s influenced stuff much more! The legendary John Sebastian even makes an appearance on this album!

    These girls as so talented it’s unreal. I LOVE them! GORGEOUS harmonies, amazing guitar playing! They both play several instruments as well, Mona guitar, drums and harmonica and Lisa guitar and stand up bass.

    Be sure to look for them on Youtube as well, they are FANTASTIC! I LOVE them!

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    I received my copy yesterday and all I can say is WOW!!! I’m gonna wear that sucker out. There are very few albums I’ve listened to where I can say every song is great. Dark Side of the Moon, Revolver, and Rubber Soul come to mind and now I can include Orange. I’d say you’re in pretty darn good company. This will be a tough one to follow up but as talented and gifted as the two of you are I’m sure you’ll do it and it’ll be a masterpiece. These songs have great melodies, positive messages and they are just really feel good and uplifting. I love it and I’m tickled to death that back in May I found The MonaLisa Twins and all summer you have literally been all I’ve listened to. I just can’t get enough of your music. Keep up the great work.

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    Jerry Chamness (verified owner)

    Awesomel album! Great, creative, songs. Vocals and harmonies are second to none. Fun songs, rock songs, love songs and songs that take you back t young love. Great album.

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    Bill Teeters

    Bill Teeters (verified owner)

    Close To You is quite possibly the most perfect song ever recorded. The melody, the lyrics, the chord pattern. Perfection. MonaLisa Twins are by far the greatest music group since The Beatles.

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  20. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Christomir Rackov

    Brilliant album

    Christomir Rackov (verified owner)

    ORANGE is already among my personal Top 10 albums of all time, along with the MLT debut album and 3 albums by the Beatles, plus 5 others. I think that says it all.

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  21. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful

    A Breath of Fresh Air in 2017

    akcmartin (verified owner)

    ‘Orange’ is a throw-back, in the best of all possible senses; an instant classic. A record that is simultaneously old-fashioned and refreshingly new. One listen and you could almost swear that you had known, and loved it for decades.

    I’m tempted to say that ‘Orange’ is an album that was made they way they USED to make them, but even back in the proverbial ‘day’, ‘Orange’ would have been fairly uncommon. Every track on ‘Orange’ was written, arranged and produced by MLT, as well as singing and playing all the instruments (with a bit of help, notably John Sebastian on two songs). They did it ALL, and there weren’t too many artists that could claim as much, even back in the 60s. I do not believe I am exaggerating when I say that if ‘Orange’ HAD been recorded in the 60s (and to listen to it, it very well COULD have been) it would rank right up there with the best the decade has to offer.

    I was also tempted to say that ‘if you love 60s rock and roll, you will love this album’. While that IS true, it falls somewhat short of the mark, as the musical styles and obvious influences are a great deal more far-ranging than that. I won’t attempt an track-by-track analysis, as other reviewers have already done that (and probably more intelligently than I could) but I would like to share a few personal observations:

    I listened to the opening track repeatedly attempting (in vain) to identify the voices. I caught Lennon, Elvis and Maxwell Smart quickly enough, and I’m fairly certain that there is a Kennedy (John?) in there. I would love it if someone could share the sources for the rest of the voices, as well as those that pop up during ‘No More Worries Society’, esp. the one at the end ‘You’re Taking it as a Joke!’ I really feel that I ought to know that one! 🙂

    I LOVE ‘Close to You’, esp. the vocal hook in the chorus (‘is it true that the good things don’t last’), which I think is one of the catchiest things I’ve heard in years.

    My wife’s favorite track is ‘Count on Me’, which to me sound hauntingly familiar, esp. the chorus. It reminds me very much of something… I just can’t quite put my metaphorical finger on it. Maybe somebody could help me out with this one.

    Another stand out track (in an album FILLED with stand out tracks) is ‘Sweet Lorraine’. The title made me think immediately of Nat King Cole, but I don’t think that Nat’s Sweet Lorraine was an insanely jealous murderess. She might have been, though, for all we know. They didn’t air dirty laundry like that in public in the 40s. 🙂

    All in all, a truly excellent album, and to repeat what others have already said…. Please don’t make us wait 5 more years for the next one! 🙂

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    'Orange is a masterful achievement by artists who truly love music (verified owner)

    I would first like to comment on a really well written review by Mr. Mick Francis. I hear Elvis where he hears Lennon…. otherwise a spot on review that details my feelings almost identically. ‘Once Upon A Time’ brings me right back to the 1967 Summer of Love in ‘Frisco – beautiful singing, guitar playing and stellar production! Not mentioned are the references to Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’, The Beach Boys “I Can Hear Music’, Donovan’s ‘Season Of The Witch’ and The Who’s ‘Pinball Wizard’. ‘Close To You’ gets me thinking of those early childhood loves – beautifully sung with awesome phrasing. ‘In It For Love’ has the most gorgeous harmonies by two angels. ‘Count On Me’ is so direct and seems to come straight from Mona to me – my fav. ‘Club 27’ is a super take on the big band swing number ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ by Louis Prima – outstanding flash guitar work, Lisa!!! Concluding with ‘Still A Friend Of Mine’ the album closes with Mona’s heartfelt plea to everlasting friendship – I’m all in.

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    jimidean (verified owner)

    jimi dean — Oct 19, 2017

    Orange shows the Sixties influence MLT were naturally drawn, but also the depth and maturity in their work since their last CD five years ago — they have blossomed into sound songwriters and lyricists in their own right. With flawless harmonies and solid guitar work, they bring that sound to Orange and make it their own. Skilled arrangements and quality production add to the eclectic mix of songs that make this album an absolute pleasure to spend time with.

    MLT are multi-instrumentalists covering genres of jazz, rock, blues, pop and folk on Orange. The tracks Once Upon A Time and the bluesy Waiting For The Waiter, feature John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful playing a soulful harp. Still A Friend Of Mine is the most emotionally-rich track, combining moving vocals and heartfelt lyrics to a song that we can all somehow feel moved by.

    Like many artists before them, MLT cut their musical teeth playing Beatles’ covers —along with other Sixties groups — and posting them on YouTube. Unlike many others, they covered them extraordinarily well, staying close to the original recordings, and using their outstanding harmonies and skilled musicianship to make them theirs and bring you back to watch them over and over. Their work payed off handsomely.

    The eclectic mix that is Orange will have you hoping there isn’t a five year gap until the next MLT release. Until that release, we have Orange, an album that will most definitely stand the test of time as one of their best.

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    Lawrence Schmitt

    Lawrence Schmitt (verified owner)

    I am an old guy 76 years old. These girls have given me many hours of enjoyment listening to their music. I loved all the previous songs they covered. I bought them all.
    I was worried about this album. But that was for nought. It is terrific!! I pre-ordered it with out any hesitation and it was well worth it. I think my
    favorite is “Your still a friend of mine .” But I love them all.
    So my advice is buy it, you won’t be sorry!!!
    Thank you Ladies.

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    Steve_H (verified owner)

    Greetings all,
    I’m an experienced songwriter, and I am captivated by Mona and Lisa!
    I’ll list my favourites…

    “Still A Friend of Mine” – you’ve got to be kidding me! what experienced song-writing here. Such a well constructed song, though I wished it didn’t finish at the end so quickly. It was so refreshing to have piano introduced as contrast to guitar. (not that I’m complaining though) This track is a masterpiece; beautiful chord structure that emotionally moves the melody. Well done girls.

    “Count on Me” – The other tracks that stand out to me are this one – what such a refreshing delicately executed song. Brilliant! (love to hear a piano ballad version).

    “In It For Love” – Like the above, a refreshing sound with a feel of a pre-sixties sound. Excellent harmonies. A nice refreshing feel.

    “Sweet Lorraine” – As soon as I heard this, it gave me that stacatto feel of Eleanor Rigby. Great song with a lovely chorus. I was expecting a fade-out to the song, but we get surprised by an abrupt finish. (which actually wants us to play the song again)

    “That’s Life” – Firstly, what a fantastic video film clip. I can only sentiment others’ comments on this great song. A complex, yet well constructed song, with that catchy melody!”

    “Close To You” – Terrific song and beautifully sung! This lovely song would sound great performed ‘live’ — even with a version with a harder edge rhythm guitar. (personal view only) A delicate melody attributes to this material. Nice song girls!

    “Waiting For The Waiter” – We all got a taste of the Orange album with this first. It has a definite country feel. Okay, now for a humorous comment… love to see this performed ‘live’ with Mona & Lisa wearing gun and holster, like out in the wild west! (though a bit hard whilst playing guitar – hehe).

    Congratulations! A terrific album which did not disappoint. “Still A Friend of Mine” blows me away. Can’t wait until you upload some videos and I can’t wait to anticipate what’s in store for your next album! Your parents must be so proud of you girls. We are! 🙂

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    Geir S.

    Geir S. (verified owner)

    In 2014, I stumbled upon the MonaLisa Twins’ exquisite cover versions of “God Only Knows” and “Bus Stop” on YouTube. Then I discovered their own material (the album “When We’re Together”) as well as the other brilliant covers they’ve done. I’ve been following their progress ever since, and also had the pleasure to witness some of their great live performances at various music venues in Liverpool.

    It’s been two years since the release of their latest original song “That’s Life”, but by releasing an album as strong as “ORANGE”, they prove that it has definitely been worth the wait!

    The MonaLisa Twins’ love of sixties music is obvious, but there are several different styles present on this album. The song “No More Worries Company” reminds me of a musical style from decades earlier. Listen to the uptempo “Club 27” for some magnificent rock guitar playing.

    Beautiful harmonies are everywhere on “ORANGE”, and the arrangements and production throughout is excellent. John Sebastian contributes wonderful blues harp playing on two of the songs.

    What impresses me the most about “ORANGE”, is that it’s a team (family) of just four people who have done basically everything here, from song writing and arrangements to performance and production.

    I can’t wait to get an opportunity to hear this material performed live!

    Personal favourites: “Close To You”, “Count On Me”, “Club 27” and “Still A Friend Of Mine”

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    NightWatch (verified owner)

    Read [skip] down for track reviews.

    We all know that music reviews are subjective no matter how much the writer claims objectivity. Reviews are influenced heavily by how much the reviewer likes or dislikes the reviewed and other personal preferences of said reviewer. With this in mind I, as a ‘fan’ of the Mona Lisa Twins [MLT] for a couple of years or so now, will try to keep my reviews … sensible! I can write wholeheartedly that any words of praise for ‘ORANGE’ that I write will be woefully inadequate in expressing just how amazing I feel the album is.

    When I found out about ‘ORANGE’ there was little information about the album other than it was by MLT and the suggestion that the album would be a new direction for the group. Alarm bells started ringing! How many times have we read ‘… a new direction for the group …’ for any group and found that the new direction was not to our taste or somehow degraded the group or, I can think of a few, over commercialised the group by going with whatever the recent music fashion was? My fears proved unfounded when I first listened to ‘ORANGE’.

    As a whole, the new MLT album is very true to previous MLT material. MLT are adored for the materials from a bygone age that they ‘cover’ such as hits by The Beatles, The Hollies and others from the same era. This adoration is also given to MLT for previously released original works that are written by the artists. This new album ‘ORANGE’ of original work does not disappoint and will, without doubt, be adored by fans of MLT. It will be no wonder to this reviewer that anyone new to MLT will not be disappointed by the album either.

    The album ‘ORANGE’ is in a format that I quite like! Though each track can be enjoyed independently, from the start the album kind of tells a story. On the whole the story told is about life. It would be easy to compare ‘ORANGE’ to albums that became classics of other groups and master classes in composition.


    Following is my review of each track for those of you still reading and those that have skipped to this point;

    1. The Future: This clutter of sound will seem somewhat strange or confusing on first play but lays down the foundations for what follows very well and, maybe strangely, makes more sense as the album continues or is replayed.

    2. No More Worries Company: This puts me in mind of a cheeky, witty show tune from a stage musical. The lyrics are fun and the tune is very upbeat and raises a chuckle. Like a friendly, warm welcome to the hearth on which the rest of the album gently simmers this track embodies the cheery, fun and staying groovy attitude MLT are known for.

    3. Once Upon A Time: Arguably an instant classic, this track puts me in mind of a certain style of mid to late sixties ‘eastern’ influenced music mixed with a deep ‘bluesy’ style. With many a, seems to me, tip of the hat to the artists that have influenced MLT and somewhat meaningful lyrics, this is a wonderful track.

    4. Close To You: This track is a superb exploration of wonder and misfortune romance can bring. This is a quintessentially 60’s love song and, to me, would not be out of place if on an album performed by artists such as Chad and Jeremy or Peter and Gordon.

    5. It’s Alright: Fast, fun, a little pop like and a clear display of how well the twins voices play off each other. I see this track as a great expression of personal liberty done with the joyous charm MLT often show.

    6. Waiting For The Waiter: This track, with the help of John Sebastian on blues harp, is simply outstanding. The lyrics are full of imagery that is, arguably, open to interpretation. This track really does show how well the twins have come along in terms of great song writing. I could not help but think of the Samuel Beckett play ‘Waiting for Godot’ when listening to this track. Also, without going too deeply into a discussion on the matter, I could not stop myself thinking; ‘Should we really wait for the change or get up and go for the change or even make the change ourselves?’. (Define change!)

    7. In It For Love: I ‘ain’t misbehaving’ when I write this review! This song is entirely modern in a very nostalgic way. The tune is lightly melodic fun and the lyrics are cheekily optimistic. Once again the vocals here are perfectly matched. I could easily put this song to the top of my favourites of songs that are similar.

    8. Count On Me: How heartfelt and beautiful can a song be? Get the tissues ready! With a prominent yet (deceptively) simple guitar leading the dreamy instrumental part and a wonderful vocal rendition by both twins this track is purely magical.

    9. Sweet Lorraine: Is this a Beatles song? (I know it’s not). This song is saccharin sweet – but in a good way. A story song that is humorous, sarcastic and mischievous all at the same time this track pleases very much.

    10. That’s Life: The very first line in the lyrics of this song got me hooked! The lyrics are full of self deprecating humour of the best kind, down beat optimism and joyously forth rite advice. This song brings an ironic laugh and a smile hard to drop. The guitar work and percussion on the track has a fun clarity. Is that a cowbell I hear? Needs more – chuckle! The song is so infectious it should come with a health warning.

    11. Club 27: Though I am familiar with the idea, it took me a minute to realise what the title ‘Club 27’ was referring too – and here’s me a Fortean! Energetic and fast music with Hendrix like guitar work and sang in a let loose and lovin’ it fashion with a tip of the hat to hotel California lyrically this track is vibrant to say the least.

    12. Still A Friend Of Mine: Another tear jerking beauty. This track is a personal love song with echoes of universality beyond the simple. Or is it? Listening to the track, one could be easily forgiven for thinking it is as I just described. Reading the lyrics brings to mind other words such as ‘roguish’, ‘rebellious’ and ‘inciting’ though. Either way, this track has an exquisiteness that is easy to accept yet, somehow, hard to explain.

    Thank you for the music (and I tried so hard not to mention ABBA). Mona and Lisa (and co) you never cease to please. This album ‘ORANGE’ is great for your fan base and, I have no doubt, will bring on board many who were previously unaware of your work and make fans of the curious.

    I own the CD of ‘ORANGE’ and eagerly await my vinyl copy!

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    Jacki Hopper

    Jacki Hopper

    Once in a century or even a millennium a gifted musician or musicians will emerge that sets them apart from anyone else and makes a lifelong impact- this is the truth about The MonaLisa Twins…This new and current ORANGE album of theirs certainly captures their talent in the songwriting & instrumentation Dept. Though this time they ventured into somewhat uncharted musical territory and successfully cultivated a surefire winner while at same token managed to keep on with that uniqueness of theirs that truly defines them as of their own~
    THE FUTURE: An interesting mix match of assorted clips that makes for an intriguing saguay into the album…

    NO MORE WORRIES COMPANY: How the gals managed to pull off a most remincesent retro style song with such clever and whimsical and witty lyrics that have you being totally taken in along with them on this song journey …one can help but to smile & chuckle …

    ONCE UPON A TIME: Quite Sixties-esque and Funky Groovy Vibes going on here only further fueled by the guest appearance of John Sebastian’s musical input that accelerates this into its iwn realm and is an ear pleaser…

    CLOSE TO YOU: Yes , perhaps you do sense a Beatles-ish essence in this piece but its raw and stripped down simplicity makes this a wonderful song to mellow with…

    IT’S ALRIGHT: What is it about their harmonies that when they blend it just becomes so riveting , goose bumpworthy !? …I enjoy this very much so…

    WAITING FOR THE WAITER: Well- so much can be interpreted and said of this particular one but once more John Sebastian’s appearance of the magic on blues harp just gives this a flavour of its own spice and deliverance but sonething about a bluesy… seductive hypnotic rhythm – it strikes a chord within…

    IN IT FOR LOVE: A cute and funny number with a catchy cleverness that gets you hooked on it- most definitely…

    COUNT ON ME: This one has that appeal in which no matter what in your life is going on- know that that someone does care and etc. The tone musically of this for me feels uplifting and I like that…

    SWEET LORRAINE: A Quirky & Quaint but Loveable hit that you can find yourself singing along to whetever you are…

    THAT’S LIFE: Well the gals excellently crafted this one as we can all relate I’m sure with its lyrical aspects and the interweaving of vocals and instruments gives this a nice SMOOTH vibe with that hint of remincesent-ness about it…

    CLUB 27: WHOA !?…Only MLT could conjure up such a brilliantly creative aspect musically of the Club 27 thing…The music and lyrical references throughout this just intensifies this beyond … hope the 27 Gang approves !?…It rocks and rolls …

    In summary.. The whole album is complimentary in all of the song selections… songwriting…John Sebastian’s guest appearance and so forth. One can tell alot of Love …Hard Work…Creative Cultivation went into this and the result is a Harvest that is Musically Reaping Abundance !!!!

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      I just got my copy yesterday and listened to it this morning and OMG, your comment on Club 27 finally clicked as to what this song is about. Now it makes a whole lot of sense.

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    Funkyfingers (verified owner)

    Absolutely Stunning Album, well worth the wait. I love every track

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    Michael Parker

    Michael Parker (verified owner)

    I received this a couple of days before it’s release and having listened to it can only say – brilliant. I love the whole feel of it and your harmonies and songwriting are excellent, as always. Let’s hope that this album brings you the success that you deserve.

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    Claude Biarritz France

    Claude Biarritz France (verified owner)

    The best album of 2017, in my opinion. They didn’t try to redo their first album, they explored new sounds and produced an LP that took everyone by surprise. My favorite cuts are Count on Me, Close to You, No More Worries Company, and of course Club 27.

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    Mark Miller

    Mark Miller (verified owner)

    Very refreshing. Music with a melody. Rare these days. Love it.

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  33. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Tom Holmes

    Tom Holmes (verified owner)

    I Discovered the Twins about a month ago on You Tube, have been hooked ever since. I ordered the CD last night and received the free download, the songs are very impressive & delightful to hear. I am 61 and this is great music, I compare it to what I grew up listening to. Can’t wait for the CD to arrive so I can listen to it on my home stereo, the Twins nailed this one, thanks so much Mona & Lisa.

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  34. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    David Martin

    David Martin (verified owner)

    I love all your music, most especially this album. But it’s you yourselves who give me endless joy and the window for me to feel more a part of your wonderful selves is through your fabulous videos. You’ve done it again with your superb Waiting For The Waiter video.

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  35. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Cal deGuia

    Cal deGuia (verified owner)

    Tell me about the first time you were moved by music. I’ll tell you about my first time. It was when I discovered my parent’s vinyls and their old stereo phonograph. Music by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, Frank Sinatra …the list and hits goes on.

    Now, tell me about the LAST time you were moved by music. I can tell you about the last time I was moved by music. A year ago, I watched The Mona Lisa Twins version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. That video left me wanting more. I binge watched ALL of their videos and purchased every track they had. Their latest release, ORANGE, brought me back to that time I discovered those vinyls and watched that video. The melodies and lyrics brought those same feelings back. It’s that good.

    There were sultry bluesy moments followed up by psychadelic haze and then I’m suddenly transported to a dive bar with John Sebastian on blues harp (I want to say it, “harmonica”, there I said it). The various genres they explored kept me hooked from the first note to the last.

    The only sad thing about this album is the fact that it must end. That’s okay, just play your CD in repeat mode and you’re set. “Nothing ever lasts forever, my oh my”.

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  36. 5 out of 5 people found this helpful

    Saba (verified owner)

    Words fail me at this point, and though I could pick them out from a thesaurus, I couldn’t even begin to describe just how wonderful I think ‘ORANGE’ is. So I’ll keep the hyperbole to a minimum and give a track by track review of what I think is a groundbreaking masterpiece that certainly ranks right up there with ‘Village Green Preservation Society’, ‘Rubber Soul’ and ‘Pet Sounds’.

    1. The Future: A sound collage that sets the mood in just the right way, The Future is a short, yet intriguing sign of things to come.

    2. No More Worries Company: Seamlessly combining the sound of quintessential ’60s pop with the roaring twenties, No More Worries Company is a cheeky reminder that the MonaLisa Twins are an uproarious bunch with a sense of humour that is as endearing as it is clever. The instrumentation on this song is an absolute hoot! This deserves to be a HUGE hit!

    3. Once Upon A Time: Clearly paying homage to their (and our) heroes, Once Upon A Time, with its Byrds-inspired guitar and nostalgic hippie lyrics is one of those tracks that makes you proud to be a fan of Rock n’ Roll. Dripping with allusions to other classic rock songs, this one is a classic all of its own.

    4. Close To You: The MonaLisa Twins have absolutely nailed the ’60s aesthetic while updating it to sound relevant, fresh, and inventive. This obviously isn’t news to anybody who has ever heard their music, but Close To You is probably their finest take on romance and heartbreak distilled through the sound of The Beatles, The Left Banke, and The Zombies. Of course, they merge those elements to deliver their own signature sound. If there’s any justice in this world, this song will get a ton of airplay!

    5. It’s Alright: This is such a delightful song with signature MLT harmonies, a fantastic British sound, and sunny lyrics that perfectly capture the spirit and joyousness of timeless pop. The MonaLisa Twins are undoubtedly the finest ambassadors of pop music that we have around and It’s Alright is a great example of their mastery.

    6. Waiting For The Waiter: This one is an instant classic! I’ve been addicted to ‘Waiting For The Waiter’ for nearly a month now and right from the remarkable dobro and slide guitar to John Sebastian’s astounding blues harp, and lyrics dripping with imagery, this song just goes to show the leaps and bounds that the twins have taken in terms of songwriting since ‘When We’re Together’.

    7. In It For Love: Where has this song been all my life? It’s definitely my new motto! I suppose it perfectly describes the twins and their worldview, but it’s so universal with blissfully optimistic lyrics and melodic guitar work, not to mention the twins’ breathtaking voices, that it not only transcends its genre but also rises to the top of it.

    8. Count On Me: The poignant lyrics and beautiful vocals on ‘Count On Me’ almost had me in tears. Lisa’s vocal delivery is heartrending, and Mona’s harmonies hit you right in the feels. The stripped down production and guitar may seem deceptively simple but they’re as effective as it gets. If I ever had to play a song by MLT to someone who isn’t as much of a sixties fan as I am, it’s this one. I’m sure ‘Count On Me’ will continue to be a song that I can always count on in times of joy and sadness.

    9. Sweet Lorraine: With its clever wordplay, storybook imagery, and Zombies-inspired melodies, Sweet Lorraine, akin to ‘A Rose For Emily’ or ‘Another Day’, gets into the skin of the character and makes you feel like you’ve known her all along. Mona’s vocals are so effective and compelling! I absolutely LOVE the lyrics on this one.

    10. That’s Life: I’ve loved this song ever since I first became a fan of the twins and it’s a brilliantly crafted track that’s brimming with wisdom, humour and infectious hooks. It’s precisely the kind of song that ‘starts with a smile that won’t wipe off your face no matter how hard you try’.

    11. Club 27: This track is smoking! Like so many others, I have always been fascinated by the ’27 Club’, but I positively could never write a song this good about it! Lisa’s blistering Hendrix-inspired guitar work is a highlight of this album, and I’d kill to see them perform this one live.

    12. Still A Friend Of Mine: It’s astonishing just how beautiful this track is. It almost had me in tears and wanting more! The lyrics are both personal and universal, and address the global situation in the most succinct manner. Like all brilliantly written songs, however, it can be interpreted any way you choose. I know I’ll still be listening to this fifty years from now!

    To cap it all off, If ‘When We’re Together’ was The MonaLisa Twins’ ‘Please Please Me’, ‘ORANGE’ is their ‘Revolver’. The growth in songwriting, production, and performance is absolutely staggering. This is a gem of an album that rarely comes along and deserves to be treasured by every music fan.

    Thank you for the music, Mona and Lisa. I’m a fan for life!

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    Anderson1 (verified owner)

    Fantastic album I would give it more than a five star rating Mona and Lisa have put a lot of thought into the album and postage using orange bubble envelopes so every thing matches. It is very kind of them to included a pen,two stickers and photo postcards the album was well worth the money and the wait.

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  38. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Ed Brown

    Ed Brown (verified owner)

    Orange is a complete Masterpiece! Mona and Lisa have jumped straight from their “Please Please me” debut to “Revolver” with this album! Every song is a hit with the care and effort which was taken showing through on every single cut with amazing results! So many different types of music are here ranging from burlesque to psychedelic rock to blues to folk with some Pepper/Penny Lane thrown in for good measure. To me “Still A Friend of Mine” is my favorite bringing a serious tear to my eye every time I listen. A fantastic experience all the way around and thank you ladies for all of the joy you have given us! It is worthy of at least six, seven or more stars! The last time I felt so good about listening to a new album was when I first heard “When We’re Together”

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    Jung Roe

    Jung Roe (verified owner)

    There have been a few defining musical moments in my life. When I first heard Pink Floyds “Wish you were here”, Supertramp “Even in the quietest moments”, Beatles 1962-1966 (The Red Album) and 1967-1970 (The Blue Album), and now the MonaLisa Twins Orange Album. This is truly good stuff, every single track, as each one is so intimate and personal. It’s like the very best of the last 55 years of rock music all came together in perfection and harmony. Mona and Lisa have truly created a masterpiece of an album, and to think all this great music was whirling around in their heads for the last 2 years. I still have goosebumps from Tracks 8 and 12 among others, and I know I’m going to enjoy listening to this album for many years to come. The world really needs to hear this album!

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    Tomás (verified owner)

    The Mona Lisa Twins knock it out of the park with ORANGE. They take a variety of styles and play with them with dexterity, ease and a confidence seen only in history’s talented best. The Mona Lisa Twins present themselves lightly with lots of humor, but their lyrics are intelligent, deep and conscious like we haven’t seen since the 60’s. While their sound is reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s, it still sounds new and fresh.

    The harmonies in ORANGE are among the best ever recorded, with the guitars keeping up with the pace. Orchestrations are simple yet to the point, without ever overdoing it. It’s clear talent overflows in every direction.

    ORANGE is a collection of diamonds, where Still A Friend of Mine, Count On Me and Once Upon a Time shine a slightly above the rest, if that’s at all possible.

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    Richard McGlenn

    Richard McGlenn (verified owner)

    What are the chances of falling in love with an artist’s music all over again? Well it’s happened to me for probably the first time in my life and that spans 50+ years. The MonaLisa Twins have grown so much both musically and production wise since their debut album When We’re Together is plainly obvious with ORANGE. All their songs have such carefully crafted lyrics and the broad use of instruments makes ORANGE an audio delight to the ears. Old fans won’t be disappointed by the evolution of their music and new fans will be introduced to a rare form of music today. Real instruments, real singers, real music that is a pleasure to listen to and has such great meaning and depth. These girls have grown into young adults with a keen sense of what the world needs to be a better place through their music. Love is all you need and staying groovy is something you can do no matter what your age is. The world needs this music that’s for sure.

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  42. 4 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Rick Ross

    Rick Ross (verified owner)

    ORANGE is an album that comes along once in a lifetime. Still A Friend Of Mine is the most BEAUTIFUL SONG I HAVE EVER HEARD. Another Golden Kayak Award is on the Horizion. This will be The MonaLisa Twins biggest hit.
    The entire album consists of 60’s folk style that has been missing for nearly 50 years. You can’t make this type of album up. It draws you in from the very first note and doesn’t let you go even after the album is over.
    Waiting For The Waiter is some serious Blues. The style you would find in New Orleans or Memphis.
    No More Worries Company is very close to a sassy upbeat tune that compels you to listen for more.
    The entire album is filled with cliches and references from songs and phrases from a time long forgotten.

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About the Album

The MonaLisa Twins’ much anticipated follow-up original record to their debut album “When We’re Together”. 5 years have passed since the release of original material while the Twins played countless shows all over Europe, moved their residence to England, and learned some important life lessons. In other words … they lived life.

In comparison to their first album, which was still written in their teens, ORANGE gives a more mature, sometimes satirical, yet overall still light-hearted approach to topics we all deal with. Love, community, doubt, the past and future and the generally unsettling direction society seems to be taking.

While staying true to their passion for melodic, quirky songwriting, plenty of harmonies, a very “60s” sound and twangy guitar licks, this album branches out into new territories and incorporates very psychedelic but also earthy, bluesy, sometimes even jazzy tones. Built upon everything you loved about their debut album, you can expect to hear a more experimental and very tongue-in-cheek side of the MonaLisa Twins.

Lyrics, Music, Performance, Engineering, Production and Album Design/Photos: MonaLisa Twins

Album Name: ORANGE
Album Type: CD - 12 Tracks
Release Date: 29 Sept 2017


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