This is the 8th of 11 posts about our project, Give My Regards to Broadway: Classic Showtunes Reimagined.
The 8th track on our project is "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" from "Pal Joey". Music by Richard Rodgers and Lyrics by Lorenz Hart.
Grant is one of the first people I asked to be involved in this project. His groups, Summer Underground and Private Victories are played all the time in my headphones, and I knew that Grant would bring something completely fresh and different to the table. So all I really said to him was, "here's a couple songs, do any speak to you?" Bewitched was the choice.
After Grant's first draft came back, and we really started honing it in, Grant's insane musical talent and ingenuity really really showed through. How many people take the thought "could it have more of a groove through percussion?" and come back with "hey I recorded ice in a glass, the opening of a ginger ale, an empty bottle being lightly tapped, and a soundscape of the spring outside my front door and turned it into some light percussion"? Not only that, but it's freaking perfect. I went into that listening so confused as to what that would sound like, and came out going, "yeah...that's it!"
I can't get enough of the final like 30 seconds of this song. They are just utterly stunning. Grant's vocals are beyond perfect. And if you haven't listened to the song yet, I highly recommend you take a couple of minutes and indulge in it.
Check out all the tracks at www.neddonovan.com/GMRTB
Grant Carey - “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered”
From the musical "Pal Joey"
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Arrangement by Grant Carey
Recorded at Birdnose Audio
Produced and Mixed by Grant Carey
Executive Producer - Ned Donovan (neddonovan.com)
Mastering by Steven “SolidGold” Goldman at Four Legs Records (fourlegsrecords.com)
Vocals, Eletric Guitar, Bass, Synthesizers and Percussion - Grant Carey (grantcarey.xyz)
Photo by Danny Bristoll
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