AudioSparx, 'a licensing agent, service provider, distributor and publisher of high-quality audio content to clients in film and television production,' has licensed Deirdre Leah Faegre's cover version of John Lennon's 'Across the Universe' to AM French, a filmmaker in the United Kingdom whose feature film, 'Victims of Love' is currently in production.
ProductionTrax, a provider of 'superior-quality music intended for use in multimedia, film, television and interactive media on an on-demand basis,' has licensed Leland Thomas Faegre's 'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night' to Anthony DAndrea, an actor, film director, sound and film editor, and writer known for his work in 'Thrillkill,' 'Prom Night II,' 'Beverly Hills Cop II' and others.
"It is wonderful to have such a great team of co-publishers working for the placement of music from our portfolio" said Leland Faegre, Founder and President of On Top Of a Cloud, LLC who also contributes to the company's catalog of music production.
"And it should come as no surprise that when my daughter's work is licensed, it is a very special source of pride. Especially since it [Lennon/McCartney's 'Across the Universe'] was her idea to make piano the basic instrument in the arrangement rather than guitar and inspired me to arrange and produce the track in the first place, Faegre said.
About 'Across the Universe:'
"Awakened by my daughter playing a piano version of 'Across the Universe' in November, 2007, I remember how inspirational her interpretation of John Lennon's acoustic guitar version was for me and I asked for her to record the piano track immediately so that I could consider the arrangement and production further."
"Following our relocation in January, 2008 and the studio configuration of On Top Of a Cloud, Lake Tahoe, I went to work immediately on the basic tracks by interpreting the electric guitar, bass and drum parts the way George Harrison and surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr would likely have contributed to a theoretical production of the Spector-produced acoustic guitar arrangement from 'Let It Be,' the twelfth and final studio album from the Beatles."
Credits: Engineered by Leland Thomas Faegre at On Top Of a Cloud, Los Angeles and On Top Of a Cloud, Lake Tahoe
Mastered by David Scharf at In Fidelity Recordings, Los Angeles
Arranged by Deirdre Leah Faegre
Arranged and Produced by Leland Thomas Faegre
Piano, Vocals and Acoustic
Guitar: Deirdre Leah Faegre
Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Drums and Percussion: Leland Thomas Faegre
Published by On Top Of a Cloud ASCAP
Engineered by Leland Thomas Faegre, On Top Of a Cloud, Lake Tahoe
About 'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night:'
"Stripped of its production, its category or genre would have to be 'blues;' but even without the arrangement, I thought the composition was eerie and applicable to themes of fright and horror. Recorded at 63 bpm, the arrangement seeks to capture Frankenstein's gait or walking speed, while the bass guitar primarily gives it heft and force. A powerful cello arrangement with sundry trombones and brass complete the ambience of paranoia."
"Written on piano, my original analog recording included excerpts of the original 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast which has been the working title for the track for about twenty-five years. Written a decade prior to the 'Roland architecture period' and without any specific external event that I can recall, the composition nonetheless arouses an ambience of fear, and I was only too happy to complete the production."
About On Top Of a Cloud
On Top Of a Cloud, LLC is a broadcast partner, music publisher, record label and recording facility subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated located in Lake Tahoe.
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