Produced for my Mum's 64th birthday.
Cover of a very specific, rare live recording of John Petrucci's (of Dream Theater) "Lost Without You", probably from the mid 90s, that mum and I love very much.
Because this wasn't from any record, I had to slow the recording down and learn it by ear, note for note. By the end of learning, practicing, filming and recording I had clocked up 26 hours. Evidently, even 26 hours wasn't enough to perfect the balance of emotionality and technicality that Petrucci struck! I am but a padawan at playing guitar in this style.
A massive thanks to Tim Hunter, who filmed, edited the video, played piano and did the final mix. This was a particularly difficult task as he needed to replicate the lax sense of timing in this version of the piece. Also a big thanks to Jamie Rees who lent me the use of his Axe-FX for recording, and operated while I recorded so that I could focus =)
And most of all thanks to Mum for doing motherly things for me since my birth and encouraging me and investing interest in my music. I love you!