There has been a lot of press recently in the UK about some famous musicians recreating the Beatles album ‘Please Please’. Originally recorded by the Beatles in just 12 hours, the musicians intended to re-record the album with the same strict timeline.
Now that got Gayle thinking. Could the girls record their favourite album in just 12 hours. After some humming and hawing, the girls decided that theVoulez Vous album by Abba just beat the Waterloo album by Abba, and the Super Trooper album by guess who….. Yupyou guessed it, it was Abba.
The first thing to do was to get all the equipment required together into one single small room. It turned out that an old draughty stone tower might not be the best location for sound recording, but after a few hours wandering around in the tower, the best room was selected. Unfortunately for those with a weak bladder, it was the toilet. The area was cleared as much as it could be, then their sound equipment (a laptop, a 1950’s BBC microphone, some old push button cassette recorders, and an old record player with a copy of the album) was stacked up inside the room.
With some free software off the internet, the girls managed to get a recording onto the laptop, and removed the Abba vocals. They were almost ready to go. The next big issue was who would sing what song. Each of the girls had their own favourites. But when a poll was taken, the girls all wanted the same few songs. In the end, after much to-ing and fro-ing, and bitching and moaning, names were drawn out of the hat. And so the track list was created.
Track 1 As good as new (3:22) Claire
Track 2 Voulez-Vous (5:11) Donna
Track 3 I have a dream (the toilets will stay clean) (4:44) Debbie
Track 4 Angeleyes (4:20) Sonia
Track 5 The king has lost his crown (3:30) Louise
Track 6 Does your mother know (3:13) Gayle
Track 7 If it wasn’t for the nights (5:13) Colette
Track 8 Chiquitita (5:26) Maritha
Track 9 Lovers (Live a little longer) (3:28) Trudie
Track 10 Kisses of fire (3:16) Lau
You can actually hear Gayle going to the toilet while the girls were recording‘I have a dream’, and then again during ‘Does your mother know’ which is why there was an instrumental section during that song as Gayle was meant to be singing it. Unfortunately due to copyright issues, we’re unable to let you hear the recordings. However, we can assure you that it consisted of top quality vocals, as well as vocals from XXXXX.
In between recordings the girls managed to make some wonderful cards...xDonna
I have coloured Image TEDDYBEA_218 "Smile!!"
Medium ~ Polychromos pencils
Recycled cardstock ~ Woodware
Papers ~ NitWitCollections ~ "Country Lady" ~ Lili Of The Valley
25mm cream satin ribbon, lace, flower shaped pearl and camera charm ~ The Ribbon Girl
Flowers and 5mm pearls ~ WOC
Sentiment ~ Lili Of The Valley
Papers : DCWV (the pets stack)
Strass and Promarkers
I've cut a teapot shape out of paper from Do Crafts Me to You CD and then cut 3 flowers on my silhouette and coloured them with the same colours that I coloured Teddy Bea in with. I then added a little flower charm and ribbon.
Paper: Dovecraft Back to Basics
Sentiment: A Touch of Craft