The Wide, Wide Land – Single Download


“The MonaLisa Twins wrote “The Wide, Wide Land” as a farewell for their grandmother who passed away a few months before they released the album “When We’re Together”. See the tabs below for the audio sample and lyrics.

Single Download: The Wide, Wide Land – 1 Track
Download Format: zip file with MP3, M4A (iTunes+ Format) + FLAC
From Album: When We’re Together

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8 years ago

Hello ladies. Really enjoying your debut album. So nice to hear your own songs at last. Of course, I love your cover versions but this is you and it is even better than I expected.
The most awesome thing about you both is that you are only going to get even better too. My own favourite, for personal reasons, is ‘Wide, Wide Land’. My Mum currently has the same illness your Oma had and the lyrics are really appropriate and also very optimistic at the same time.
My cousin lives in Austria and I hope that one day I can combine a visit to her family and also watch you play.
Congratulations on such a confident first album.


From Album: When We're Together
Album Type: CD - 11 Tracks
Release Date: 29 Feb 2012
Lyrics: The Wide, Wide Land
Music & Lyrics: MonaLisa Twins
Produced, mixed & mastered: Rudolf Wagner

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About the Song

"The Wide, Wide Land" from the album "When We're Together" is a tribute to MonaLisa Twins' grandmother which they describe as a successful and strong woman who had lived an unusual life in very unusual times but never gave in when it came to defend freedom, justice and respect for herself and others.

“Our granny lived with us for her last 5 years as she had a serious form of Alzheimer’s and needed full time care. She loved to take long walks in the fields where she used to stop in awe of the fascinating vast plains and comment it with the words "the wide land". Later, although gradually losing her memories and skills, she continued to express her love and communication with people and nature by other means than words.”

“Music had always been an integral part of her life, and so we played an acoustic version of this song for her memorial ceremony. However, for the studio version we found that African percussion merging into a marching band sound would fit the spirit best. We love and miss our grandma but are happy that she finally got freed from her pain.”

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