CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

(Demo)

Another demo from Joe Osborn's studio, circa 1968. This one, however, is on the one 4-track that Joe gave to me. Even though the most important ingredient on tape, the lead, is on its own track, the bass, piano, drums and string machine were all bounced to another track, leaving two open; for what, I can't remember. As a result, in 1999, we transferred the 4-track to 48-track and redid everything, including my electric piano solo. I finally got around to putting real strings on the track instead of those on the Chamberlain Music Master that was on the demo. This is one of my favorite tracks on this collection. Karen, at 18, is a marvel. I especially like the way she jumps an octave, from chest voice, to head voice on the letter (and note) "A" in the opening.

 

 

 
Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  Richard Carpenter

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