Thursday, September 24, 2015

Andrew Pasternack 1955-2013

The first "new" Floor Models song in 35 years is now officially finished.

"Letter From Liverpool." Written by Gerry Devine and Andy Pasternack.



Performed by (left to right) me (on bass and keyboards), Andy (12-string guitar, sampled at the fade-out), Gerry (vocals and acoustic guitar, recorded two years ago at his home studio), and Glen Robert Allen (on drums and percussion). Engineered by Brent McLachlan at 30 Below Studio. With special guest Flo Mos J.D. Goldberg on Gretch 12-string and Ronnie D'Addario on harmony vocals.



And a special thanks to Glen Bob, without whose encouragement we wouldn't have pulled this off.

Okay, I'm verklempt now.

14 comments:

Elroy said...

That is really nice.

I've enjoyed following your progress putting it together, thanks for sharing it with us.

buzzbabyjesus said...

Compares favorably with Let's Active and the Athens sound of the early '80's. Jangly and sincere.

Dave said...

Honestly, I've enjoyed every iteration of "Letter from Liverpool" that you've posted. I find both the song and your desire to do credit to your friend, Andy, very moving. Congratulations, Steve.

Dave F.

danny1959 said...

Gorgeous! Especially all the electric 12 string!

Remonster said...

You GOT to get the band back together man. Remember, you're on a mission from Gawd!

pete said...

Lovely. Beautifully produced and a great song.

GLLinMO said...

Very nicely done. Very good performance by all involved, and a great production. Song Song is certainly good enough, no faint praise.

As mentioned - great 12 string. World needs more of this.

Thank you for your efforts Steve.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Lovely song.

Mark said...

Really nice sermon to the choir. Downloaded the thing too. Did you push up the background vocals just a tad on this final version? They're really nice, too.

steve simels said...

Mark -- yes, we did just a tad.

Glad you enjoyed it..

Unknown said...

Beautiful!

Capt. Al

Nigel Tufnel said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Steve D said...

Really digging this. A blend of Hollies and Byrds, but not simply derivative. Very nicely done.

Phil Cheese said...

I love this song!