East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)

East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)

Vocals: Sally Edmondson
Intro guitar: Doug Edmondson
Keyboards and programming: Simon Duggal
Produced & mixed by Simon Duggal

Written by Brooks Bowman
published in 1934 by Santly Bros

My ex mother in law and father in law are musicians. They’re in their 70s. Sally Edmondson sings and plays drums and Doug Edmondson plays guitar, bass and banjo.

In 2011 they came down to my studio with their band to record a few songs. I really liked one of the songs we recorded – East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) – a cover of the 1934 jazz standard written by Brooks Bowman.

A couple of days later I decided to do a remake of it using Sally’s vocals from the recording session. I spent an afternoon doing it. They were pleasantly surprised by what I’d done.

I’d completely forgotten about this until I found it on one of my back up drives a week ago. I loaded up the pro tools session and gave the mix a couple of tweaks. Aside from that it’s exactly as I did it back then.

The intro with Doug on guitar and Sally on drums is from the original recording session I did with them back then. Apart from that the only thing I kept was Sally’s vocals.

I decided to quickly make a lyric video for it and put it out into the universe.