We are proud to present the first release of Believe! International Records – the re-issue of Kirk Reed "California" / "Shawn Lee Mix".
American songwriter and artist Kirk Reed first published the west coast gem "California" in 1979. It was the b-side of the Meca Records 7" release "Lazy Mind". The song is a folky groover that pays tribute to The Golden State through its imagery of sunshine and wide open roads. The original record is in high demand among collectors.
The flip side features an exclusive mix of the track by Shawn Lee (Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra/Young Gun Silver Fox). Shawn has performed a full studio re-work of "California" with added instrumentation, vocals and production. The result is a luscious adaptation of the original song that truly captures its casual west coast vibe. creditKirk Reed: California.
Written by Kirk Reed.
Producer: Carl Edmondson.
Originally released on Meca Records 1979.
Shawn Lee Mix:
Mix & additional production by Shawn Lee.
Shawn Lee: background vocals, guitar solo, Jen SX1000 synth, Crumar MultiMan-S, bass drum, toms, congas, wood blocks, shaker, tambourine.
Recorded by Pierre Duplan.
Mixed by Pierre Duplan & Shawn Lee at The Shop London.