EDIT: Monday, June 11th--adding link to a new mix (below)
Inspired by Darwin's beautiful rendition of The Beatles' "Because" recently posted here, and also by the Kronos Quartet's version of "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix, I recorded a string quartet version of "Drive My Car" by Lennon and McCartney.
Two Garrison Strads, with the GPO solo Cello 1 and solo Viola.
The key and tempo are the same as the original version of this somewhat quirky rock-blues number. I added a third harmony as the piece progresses, and also a transition into a key change towards the end.
Try counting the opening--It's odd. I read on a website analyzing The Beatles' music that the opening two measures of this song are probably the most rhythmically confusing of all their recordings! Unexpectedly off-beat considering the straight forward and repetitive nature of the song itself.
This was also a personal challenge I set for myself. I'm always amazed when people here in The Listening Room sometimes say, "Here's something I did this morning" --a project in One day?? It's beyond me. Minimum of several weeks or even months for the things I've posted here. I decided to see how fast I could do a project.
This wasn't all in one day, but close to it. I recorded the parts on Friday afternoon, then yesterday morning I did the mix and mastering in about 4 hours.
This was Great fun to do with the Strad, supported by the GPO solos.
The 40th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper was last week, as duly noted in the General Discussion Forum--I'm arriving just a tad late with this small tribute.
EDIT: New mix based on Ray's observations on the first mix---How's This my pal in Stirling?