A tribute to the west-coast California sounds of the 60’s & 70’s has been beautifully recorded by Australian music legends, Rick Price and Jack Jones with Rick at the production helm. Both Rick and Jack share a common love for the music of the period and were both equally enamored by the idea of paying tribute to some of the greatest artists and songs of the 20th century.
Recording the twelve track album in Nashville at his home studio, Rick talks about making the album, saying: “I felt we needed to pay homage to be these songs and be respectful to the melodies and arrangements and not drift too far off the reservation. But, at the same time, we wanted to add some things here and there that made a difference”.
With Jack adding: “Rick and I have been talking about doing something for close to two decades… it was a great opportunity to work together and celebrate great artists, some great songs, and a certain time and genre. That period in music will never be repeated again.”
Celebrating the likes of The Mamas And The Papas, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Eagles, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
CALIFORNIA DREAMING TRACKLISTING:
- California Dreamin’
- Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
- Blue Bayou
- Monday, Monday
- Light My Fire
- Both Sides Now
- Take It Easy
- Heart Of Gold
- Teach Your Children
- Running On Empty
- Fire And Rain
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Price has lived and worked in Nashville since the mid-nineties, working with everybody from Tina Arena to Mitch Grainger. Other solo albums include ANOTHER PLACE, THE WATER’S EDGE, and TENNESSEE SKY.
Price’s relationship with Jack Jones goes way back. Jones first caught the attention of Australian radio with his band The Southern Sons in 1990. The band’s self-titled debut album hit double platinum and spawned three top-top hits, ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’ and ‘You Were There’. 1992’s follow-up NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH shot into the Top 40 and was followed by ZONE in 1996. New York City based Jack also performs under his birth name, Irwin Thomas. His other work includes his involvement in Electric Mary, a slew of acclaimed solo singles and his much-lauded debut platter, THE EVOLUTION OF IRWIN THOMAS (2002).