Saturday, February 21, 2015

Results for "Look Through Any Window"

The results are in, but first a big thank you to our co-hosts of this blogging event.

Far Away Series

STMcC presents Battle of the Bands

"Look Through Any Window" 

Originally recorded by the Hollies in the 1960's.

versus ~ the challengers ~

Michael Carpenter & Ron Smith, recorded in June 2012.

My own vote went to Carpenter & Smith.

And ~ the winner is...

Carpenter & Smith @ 11 votes
Hollies @ 6 votes

I appreciate your participation and comments!! Have  great weekend, everyone (smile).

Okay - now for those who have time - I'm closing out the LOVE month with an original...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February Battle # 2 ~ Look Through Any Window

Please ignore the falling pink hearts.
As soon as I remember how I placed  them, I'll remove them.

 I am dcrelief ~  and this is BATTLE OF THE BANDS!! [BOTB] The blogging event first introduced by our friends:

BOTB ~ where you listen to different recordings of the same song, and vote for the song version you like.  There are two "Battles" per month, on the 1st and 15th.  Feel free to leave us a comment, along with your vote. 
The results come six days later, (on the 7th and 21st). That's when I return, add all of the votes, including mine, and announce the winner. Please stop back in, to see if your choice won!

If you would like to listen and vote in other battles, I have a blog list in the right margin > > >  BATTLE  BAND PARTICIPANTS... click on one to take you there.  
If you would like to join this blog hop see (STMcC) Stephen T. McCarthy's link above; leave him a message, and your blog address.

Today's battle is between two versions of "Look Through Any Window." 

# 1 - The Hollies are the original artists from the United Kingdom ~ brief background.

With youthful exuberance, Tony Hicks' guitar work, Bobby Elliott's great drumming, and harmonious vocal, "Look Through Any Window" is one of the Hollies' best early hits. Written by Graham Gouldman and Charles Silverman, it was recorded by the Hollies on June, 30, 1965 at the Abbey Road Studios. It was released on the Parlophone label in the UK on August 27, reaching #4, and in the US in September on Imperial Records, reaching #32, becoming their 1st big American hit. It was included in their American album, Hear! Here! and can be found on the CDs Best of the Hollies: Air That I Breathe and The Hollies' Greatest Hits on EMI. 

# 2 - The challenging artists are: Michael Carpenter & Rob Smith from Australia ~ brief background.

Michael is a man of many talents. In addition to being a sessional lecturer at JMC Academy Sydney (teaching music production & spatial recording techniques), he is a published writer, songwriter, musician, mastering guy and owner and producer at Love Hz Studios. Projects throughout his successful career have earned both ARIA and Golden Guitar Award nominations. This song performed by Michael Carpenter & Rob Smith. Produced and mixed by Michael Carpenter. Engineered by Kylie Whitney and Michael Carpenter. Video filmed on a Canon 550d and edited in Sony Vegas Pro 11 by Kylie Whitney and MC.