Auf wunderbar lyrische Art nähert sich der schwedische Gitarrist Ulf Wakenius der Musik seines Idols Paul McCartney. Um gitarristische Virtuosität, die Wakenius zweifellos besitzt, geht es hier nicht. Wakenius lässt McCartneys Melodien auf seiner Gitarre singen, mit viel Raum für Klang und Atmosphäre. Und was für eine Band: Zusammen mit Bassist Lars Danielsson und Magnus Öström bildet Wakenius ein Dream-Trio dreier prägnanter Charaktere, die sich hier ganz in den Dienst der Songs und des Zusammenspiels stellen.
Another Beatles album?! When Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius initially proposed the idea of recording a homage to Paul McCartney, Siggi Loch was highly sceptical. After all, it is not as if there is a shortage of versions of The Beatles' ageless tunes. However, it soon not only became clear that Wakenius was really fired up for this project, but also that he had assembled the dream team to do it: Lars Danielsson and Magnus Öström were already on board, and that above all was what succeeded in winning Siggi Loch over. He was nonetheless keen for the choice of tracks to reflect some lesser-known aspects of McCartney, a thought which took him straight back into his own memories: he had witnessed the very early stages of The Beatles’ existence at close quarters. In 1962 he had been to several of their performances at the Star Club in...line up
Produced by Siggi Loch
Recorded by Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg, September 12 & 13, 2019
Assistant engineer: Michael Dahlvid
Mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson
Cover art by Jerry Zeniuk, by kind permission of the artist