Halfway home, folks! I can’t believe it’s been a full week of releasing these Christmas songs. I’ll admit, I actually just finished recording the album a few minutes ago, as I still had some guitar work to do. Just another session of mixing and everything will be complete. But, it’s like teaching- as long as you’re one page ahead of the students…
I bring you “Please Come Home For Christmas” in the style of The Eagles today, by request from my mom. She loves the Laptop Sessions version we did a few years ago. Now, I have to toot my own horn here and say that this newly recorded studio version sounds almost exactly like the original! I worked very hard to get the correct sounds on the guitar, including the chorus sound on the arpeggiated guitar.
Tomorrow, we start week number two, so please keep coming back to download your free copy of all of these songs! I hope you like “Please Come Home For Christmas” and see you tomorrow!
Here’s my second entry for “Original Wednesday” here on the Laptop Sessions. By the way, did you notice we now have www.laptopsessions.com? Give it a look!
“Marie” has always been one of my favorite Chris Moore songs.
Every time we play this in concert (which has been MANY times), I always look forward to it. Of course, this version is without the dueling harmonica and guitar solos, but I think the song stands up on its own (the mantra of the Laptop Sessions).
Chris always thought of this song as an experiment for him because he had never really written a love song before quite like this. Truly, when he wrote it, he didn’t even have any real inspiration. But, Chris is a professional writer and this song shows that he didn’t need a real “Marie” to show he could feel this way.
In concert I’ve previously done a very slow version of this song. But for the Laptop Sessions version, I wanted to keep it true to the original- the one I heard in the background on Chris’ car CD player that really started it all. Once I heard this song, we started to think that a band might be possible. See http://jimfusco.com/albums.html for the rest of the story…
I hope you enjoy part 1 of my Original Wednesday installment.
The second half of my “Original Wednesday” kicks off the holiday season with an original Christmas song!
I wrote this song at least five or six years ago, probably more.
I could never play it right on the piano, so when I learned guitar, I switched the main instrument. I’ve always been proud of the repeating chorus at the end. You HAVE to hear the version I did with MoU bandmates Chris Moore, Mike Fusco, and Becky Daly on our album, “Our Christmas Gift To You”. You’ll love it- we all sing on the chorus at the end and it sounds great! Check it out at http://jimfusco.com
Anyway, I’ll be adding many more Christmas songs over the next few weeks, so if you have any holiday favorites, please drop me a line or leave a comment and I’ll be glad to fulfill the request!
Christmas time is my favorite part of the year. This week of Thanksgiving is so exciting, and it seems like every day there’s something to do. For instance, tomorrow, I’m having “the guys” over late at night. Then it’s Thanksgiving. Then I’m waking up incredibly early to go Black Friday shopping with friends. Then my cousin Sarah is sleeping over at my condo on Saturday, ready to watch multiple Christmas/Jim Carrey movies. Then after that, I’m finally free to listen to all my favorite Christmas radio shows I’ve done with my best friends of all time on WCJM.com Free Internet Radio.
Well, enough of my Christmas rant- I’m just looking forward to everything!