4.29.20 - JERUSALEM (HOME SYMPHONY VERSION)
This includes many of the principal string players we have used through the years all in one "place". They represent different time periods, different albums, and different phases of our live show. Some of them started when they were too young to drive, so their parents had to bring them to our gigs. I have a love for all of them and am amazed we got them all to do this. Thinking about naming them The Big Parade Pandemic Symphony. (Apologies to those we couldn't contact.)
4.21.20 - ROCKET MAN
It certainly feels like it's been a long, long time. But we're glad this lock-down has given us the chance to get Nancy Hanson and Craig Miner in the mix.
4.7.20 - EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT
No social distancing orders were violated during the making of this video :) The opening clips were shot before all of this happened. We hope that everything will be alright for everyone in the coming weeks.
Musicians: Mike Ensign (bass); David Tolk (keyboards); Patrick Campbell (drums); Ryan Tilby (electric guitar); Kevin Davis (congas); Rebecca Fawson Suelzle (viola); Asheley Madsen Watabe (violin); Nicole Pinnell (cello); Denney Fuller (tambourine).
This is the song we need right now. Writer Jeff Lynne (ELO) said of writing it, "It was dark and misty for two weeks, and I didn't come up with a thing. Suddenly the sun shone and it was, 'Wow, look at those beautiful Alps.' I wrote Mr. Blue Sky and 13 other songs in the next 2 weeks". We recorded each of our parts from our respective homes during this stay-at-home order for COVID-19 and then put it all together.