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!
Hello again, everyone! Back with another announcement.
For all my Laptop Sessions viewers, I present an extra-special treat this year for the holidays. It’s Jim Fusco’s 14 Days of Rock’n’Roll Christmas!
Starting on Sunday, December 7th, I’ll post a new recording every day for 14 days. I’ve recorded all of my favorite Christmas songs and I’d love if everyone would download them. And, they’ll all be FREE!
So, check back here on the 7th and every day after for free downloads of my brand-new Christmas song recordings! See you then!
Good evening and Happy Memorial Day. I hope you had a glorious holiday and got to enjoy a parade, a hamburger, and perhaps a game of horseshoes. Well, at least I did.
Today we get to continue “Title Track” week with another song by The Eagles. It’s great, because I don’t have to tell you the album and song title – I get to tell you both when I type “One of These Nights”!
This is a great tune that is somewhat tricky to capture on acoustic guitar. I decided to do a slightly off-beat strum pattern for this song. I tried to do more takes with me singing the chorus at the higher octave, but I failed miserably. My voice just wasn’t ready to maintain that, so this take has me singing the chorus in a normal range. I also improvised a little at the end. After all, every live version of this song that i’ve heard has something different at the end too. Also, since the song fades out on the recording, I decided to end the song…well, watch to the end to find out!
Jim will be here tomorrow for his first installment for “Title Track” week. Thank you for visiting The Laptop Sessions and I hope you enjoyed this acoustic cover.
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and origianal music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!