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Artist
David Fenech and Pierre Bastien
ReleaseProduct
Suspicious Moon
Label
Improved Sequence
Catalogue Number
IMP078
Release Date
March 18, 2022

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A collection of Elvis Presley covers recorded by the duet David Fenech & Pierre Bastien. The idea of "Suspicious Moon" started at a party around the topic of blue color. David Fenech had chosen to play "Blue Moon" and Pierre Bastien asked to join in. It was a very enjoyable party and then they recorded the song and decided to plan an album exclusively based on covers of the King. Not that we were absolute fans of Elvis... but as a starting point to go somewhere else. And this is what we reached: in many aspects a premiere for the two musicians. Pierre focuses on (prepared) trumpet for the very first time, while David is heard extensively as a vocalist and is more than ever responsible for all arrangements and textures. Playing other people’s material is also a premiere for both of them. 11 tracks around very well known standards. Like familiar places that are changed when seen in a different light. Please enjoy. "Our choice of the Elvis Presley song book for this record may seem strange to many. It seems strange to me as well. Not that I dislike the original music, but before our sessions it had never been a direct source of inspiration. Paradoxically, this distance gave me freedom and flowing ideas. I hear similar qualities in David’s parts too. We hope that our relaxed attitude and its positive outcome will be reflected in this album" - Pierre Bastien “The strange thing about these recordings is that the creative process was so fluid and natural… that it seems that through playing other people's music, we almost reveal something of ourselves. As if these tracks were our creation, as if they were our own children!” - David Fenech

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Track List

  1. Jailhouse Rock
  2. Heartbreak Hotel
  3. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  4. Hound Dog
  5. Love Me Tender
  6. Suspicious Minds
  7. Don't Be Cruel
  8. Blue Moon
  9. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  10. Fever
  11. In The Ghetto

David Fenech and Pierre Bastien

Improved Sequence

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