FRANKIE SIRAGUSA – ” Goodbye My Love: Lost Songs of the Beatles Covered and Rediscovered “

Posted: January 26, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Taking a break from his gig as the drummer for The Posies, multi-talented musician/producer/studio owner Frankie Siragusa “covers and rediscovers” 14 tunes that the Beatles wrote for other artists but never officially released themselves. A similar tack has been taken by numerous combos over the years—Apple Jam, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Band and The Beatnix are a few of ’em—but there is still room for talented, Beatle-loving musicians to put their stamp on these songs.

Siragusa sings lead on six of the songs, including the gorgeous, McCartney-penned rarity “Penina” and a version of “A World Without Love” that glides along with a distinct “I’m Only Sleeping” vibe. Keith Slettedahl (The 88) sings the bulk of the rest and particularly shines on “Goodbye” and “Woman.” (He’s credited with “McCartney vocals.”) Taking one lead vocal each are the Posies’ Ken Stringfellow (on George Harrison’s funky “Sour Milk Sea”) and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (on the boppy, poppy “I’ll Keep You Satisfied”).

The whole deal was recorded on four tracks and the thing that distinguishes it from other releases of the same ilk is that some modern-sounding instrumental touches are seamlessly incorporated into several of the songs. It’s all just Wonderful. 

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