Take this Waltz & Everybody Knows, new covers by Kyra Alana

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Take this Waltz & Everybody Knows, new covers by Kyra Alana

Post by panjandrum » Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:15 am

EDIT: Makes sense to put this in the first post I suppose:

Newly released covers of Take This Waltz and Everybody Knows. We very much hope you enjoy this. My daughter is the vocalist and is largely responsible for the creative direction of the entire project.

Pre-release is available to purchase on iTunes/Apple Music and Amazon (full album releases everywhere else April 30, including CD, which is worth the price if you are 'old school' enough as it's a lovely design based on vintage vinyl).

Take This Waltz is available as of today. We feel it's the standout track on the project, closely followed by Everybody Knows and Film Noir Dream.

https://music.apple.com/us/album/film-n ... 1563347936

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0925 ... s_sp_ps_dp

Artist catalog on iTunes/Apple Music includes a couple other older tracks (also Leonard covers):

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kyra-alana/983441363

Artist's (free and basic) site: https://kyralana.weebly.com

More info to get you interested below:
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Re: Film Noir Dreams

Post by panjandrum » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:15 am

This project is complete and in production. Plan is to release "Take This Waltz" a couple weeks in advance on iTunes, if the project clears final process on time. Here is the finalized art (track list and a bit more info in following post).
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Re: Film Noir Dreams

Post by panjandrum » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:20 am

Two Leonard tracks on the album among a bunch of old Jazz standards and a single original track (but the whole project fits together pretty well due to arrangements by Michael Kelsey).

We do feel that two of the standout tracks are Take This Waltz and Everybody Knows. We think Leonard fans will enjoy these two versions.
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I'll post again when it becomes available for purchase and streaming.

Fun tidbit: Kyra has long planned an "all Leonard Cover" album (possibly along with a one or two of her own tracks, if they seem to fit); the working title for this future project was always "Thanks For The Dance."
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Re: Film Noir Dreams (Includes Take this Waltz & Everybody Knows covers)

Post by panjandrum » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:42 pm

The CD has been produced and album release date is 4/30/21. If things go correctly Take This Waltz will be available on iTunes before this time. (Album will be available digitally on all major platforms as well on the release date.)

For those who want to know more, the vocalist has had 2 Leonard covers available for a number of years in digital format only. This is her first complete album, which was mastered, produced, etc. by "the 2004 best unsigned guitarist in America ( https://www.mixonline.com/technology/ke ... val-380387 )" (Michael Kelsey) at his recording studio Kelsey's Playground.

The album was partly a leaning experience for Kyra to become more familiar with working in the studio, before she (eventually) turns her attention to an album of originals songs and an album of all-Leonard covers.

This is a professionally recorded, produced and polished album with a couple of stand-out Leonard tracks we certainly hope you enjoy.

Some of Michael's work to hopefully get you interested!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjmCxA34WiI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK3fDANYtx4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmiUZ9LSrFc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YngyvQY9xL4
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Re: Take this Waltz & Everybody Knows, new covers by Kyra Alana

Post by panjandrum » Tue May 04, 2021 4:49 am

OK, this is now up for purchase digitally as a full album as well as CD. Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. etc.

Standout tracks are the Leonard tracks, so hopefully you'll give them a try. If you want to listen here is the auto-generated YouTube for the album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr8T294 ... tNkLM3mXDg

Wait for the harmonies to come in, especially on Take this Waltz:

Everybody Knows:

https://youtu.be/jGKTxfD4utU?list=OLAK5 ... tNkLM3mXDg

Take This Waltz:

https://youtu.be/6HfCyv2sjUA?list=OLAK5 ... tNkLM3mXDg

Hope you enjoy and leave feedback here!
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