Songs By Other People

by BELLE GHOUL

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This Single is only available in digital format!!

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BELLE GHOUL are releasing a digital single that includes three marvelous covers taken from different recording sessions, and that show the duo’s – formed by Christopher Tait (ELECTRIC SIX) and Jesse Smith (the daughter of Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith, from MC5) – calling to become classics, and that they emanate a certain magical halo influenced by the wintry seasons.

To start things off we have “Care Of Cell 44” by THE ZOMBIES, one of the starting points and musical coincidences between Jesse and Chris, as they themselves have said. Psychedelic pop made for a piano, with heavenly choruses à la BEACH BOYS, brushing up at some points against LOVIN’ SPOONFUL. Recorded in Tree Laboratory (Brooklyn) by Eric Hoegemeyer for Halloween night 2013, this song switches between a mystery and a luminosity that give it an unmistakable air of Christmas.

“Free Ride” was originally recorded during the sessions for “Saturday Knife Fight” and was finished in the Rust Belt Studios, for a tribute to Nick Drake that was ultimately never released. Luckily, the song is rescued here for us to enjoy in all of its solemnity, far from the intimacy of the original, with a more ambient touch but just as melancholy.

“Swee’Pea’s Lullaby” was also recorded for another Halloween night, this time in 2012, by Zach Shipps, but the truth is that this version of the song that Harry Nilsson sang for the “Popeye” soundtrack, with that drum machine and that keyboard that seem like they’re counting snowflakes falling between Christian Doble’s sweet, nighttime sax and Casemir&Casemir’s choruses, fills us with sweet excitement. What’s more, this recording is accompanied by a curious little anecdote: The bass was recorded with Matt Van on a completely acoustic 1963 Fender Precision with a mike in front of it and the signal was so delicate that Matt had to hold his breath while he played… the whole song. Now that’s dedication!

It’s a great gift for BELLE GHOUL’s ever-growing fan base. And we’re sure it will keep on growing!

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released December 18, 2013

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Track Name: Care Of Cell 44 (The Zombies cover version)
Good morning to you I hope you're feeling better, baby
Thinking of me while you are far away
Counting the days until they set you free again
Writing this letter, hoping you're okay

Saved you the room you used to stay in every Sunday
The one that is warmed by sunshine every day
And we'll get to know each other for a second time
And then you can tell me 'bout your prison stay

Feels so good you're coming home soon

It's gonna to be good to have you back again with me
Watching the laughter play around your eyes
Come up and fetch you, saved up for the train fare money
Kiss and make up and it will be so nice

Feels so good you're coming home soon

Walking the way we used to walk
And it could be so nice
We're talking the way we used to talk
And it could be so nice

It's gonna be good to have you back again with me
Watching the laughter play around your eyes
Come up and fetch you, saved up for the train fare money
Kiss and make up and it will be so nice

Feels so good you're coming home soon

Feels so good you're coming home soon
Track Name: Swee'Peas Lullaby (Harry Nilsson cover version)
Everybody needs somebody
Even if it’s only me
Stops your crying sweet peas
And try to go to sleep

I don’t know how you got here
I don’t know if you cares
You could have come from heaven
Or a typhoon anywhere

Well me I came from heaven
Of Catalina lagoon
And I was told me mammy
Gave me up in a typhoon

So don't you cry, little Swee'pea
You and me, we’re both the same
And the biggest tear I ever seen
Came from the eye of a hurricane
Go to sleep, sleep sleepy
Now tell me what you see

And someday when you are older
I'll tell you all about me...
Track Name: Free Ride (Nick Drake cover version)
I know you
I care too
I see through
All of the pictures that you keep on the wall
All of the people that will come to the ball
But hear me calling, won't you give me
A free ride?
Hear me calling, won't you give me
A free ride?

I know too
What you do
When you're through
Counting the cattle as they go by the door
Keeping the carpet that's so thick on the floor
But hear me calling, won't you give me
A free ride?
Hear me calling, won't you give me
A free ride?

I know you
I care too
I see through
All of the pictures that you keep on the wall
All of the people that will come to the ball
But hear me calling, won't you give me
A free ride?
Hear me calling, won't you give me
A free ride?

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