Mike Pilato, friend, former bandmate, programming genius and all-around Renaissance man, just jogged my memory with an old, forgotten version of Goodbye California. At least, I had forgotten it. Mike redid the song in 6/8, acoustic, and did all the production and instruments (except for the piano and me singing lead vocals). I love the organic, laid-back approach. The key seems a touch on the high side for me and I’d be really curious to see how this version would work out a couple steps down. Ahem, Mike?
Anyway, in all it’s acousticky glory: 6/8 version Goodbye California.
3 thoughts on “Forgotten 6/8 version of Goodbye California”
High side?! It’s perfect! You’re Art Garfunkel and Peter Yarrow rolled into one.
Some contemporary singers have voices from the past. A day seldom goes by that I don’t wish Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) would re-release ALL of Janis Joplin’s songs. She would go platinum in sales. I know Nashville would vomit all over itself, but she is missing a huge opportunity.
Garfunkel and Yarrow? Hey, wait a minute. Those guys are demigods. I’m unfit to plug in their microphones.
…and Dan Fogelberg.