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Lennon Tribute
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December 8, 1980 - In the weeks that followed Lennon's death, multiple Grammy nominee Tom Trefethen (Ambrosia, Andre Crouch, Tony Joe White, Michael Nesmith) put into words and music his feelings and concerns regarding this senseless shooting. Only having played the song for a handful of people until the spring of 2005, Tom shared the demo with renowned engineer/producer Alan Parsons (Dark Side of the Moon, A1 Stewart, Alan Parsons Projects) whose response was "...Amazing!". He became the project's Executive Producer. Special guest actor/musician Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Pretender, X-Files, 24) played harmonica and gave a unique 40’s style radio show performance. More than just a 'single' this tribute is a stirring and thought provoking 8 minute Movie for Your Ears (single 3:24). It not only pays tribute to Lennon the man, but, honors the musical styles and sensibilities of the era in which he flourished. The piece was recorded and mixed ANALOG TO TAPE using no digital processing or automation. All the sounds you hear came from vintage instruments, amps, and equipment, all operated by vintage players. It was all woven together in the classic 'tucked vocal' style of mixing so popular at the time by an engineering team who was there. To complete this Vinyl Era Experience, top artists, including 60's-70's Capitol Records illustrator George Bartell (Beatles, Sinatra, Hendrix), produced the stunning album cover artwork for the CD.

 
 Johnny's Gone Away
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Tom Trefethen   Tom & Alan Parsons   Paul Glawson - Drums Plus   Jon Gries - Harmonica
             
     
TT - Bass   Chris North - Hammond   TerriLee Holm - Slide Guitar   David Glawson - Radio/Code
             
     
Mike O'Connor - Salesman   Gries - Calling Johnny   TT - Accoustics   Paul - more drums
             
     
TT  TT2  JG  TLH   Toomas Bleaume' - Vocals   Alan & Tom   MVO
             
     
TerriLee & Tina T   TT - Engineering   John Would - Electrics   Tina Trefethen
 
 
 



Johnny's Gone Away LYRIC SHEET included with Free Download
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George Bartell
Cover Art
  Sean Maytum
Big Radio Art
         
 
THE 25th ANNUAL JOHN LENNON CANDLELIGHT VIGIL held in front of the Capitol Records Tower Building in Hollywood featured Tom Trefethen’s live performance of ‘Johnny’s Gone Away’. This inspirational gathering was well attended and culminated in a mass migration to John’s nearby Star on the Walk of Fame. The event is hosted each year by the Alliance For Survival.

 
 

Chris North, who plays the Hammond organ and electric piano on Johnny’s Gone Away, is a founding member of the acclaimed rock group Ambrosia. Tom Trefethen played in bands with both Chris and Joe Puerta (Ambrosia’s driving force) in the early days of their careers. Be sure and visit Ambrosia’s web site. Ambrosiaweb.com

 
A major Los Angeles area newspaper, the Daily Breeze, did a very favorable, well-written article on Tom and his Lennon Tribute, titled “All we need is love…and a bullet proof vest”.  The December 6th multi-page layout contained photos, quotes from Alan Parsons & Tom, and discussed the ‘all analog’ approach to production. Reporting on the songs 25-year story from inception to eventual release the story also included a complete Lyrics Sheet, a rarity for The Breeze.
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