With today's music business transformations, direct-to-fan projects are getting more and more attention. So when you gather amazing artists such as Charlie Hunter (seven-string electric guitar), Bobby Previte (drums), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), and Skerik (saxophone) together to re-imagine a fans' choice selection of #1 hits, in order to press a limited run of 1000 LPs (vinyl only, no CD!), don't be surprised to see the initial crowdfunding goal easily reached! All the tunes were recorded in analog, live in the studio by the virtuoso experimental jazz fourtet. Fasten your seatbelts for mind-bending covers of Bruno Mars, Macklemore, Beyoncé, Duran Duran, Terence Trent d'Arby, Eminem, Queen, Edwyn Starr, Fergie or The O'Jays (the latter only available as a digital bonus track).

Omaha Diner
Omaha Diner - Omaha Diner - #1 Pop Hits Reconstructed
(Limited LP/Digital) 2014-01-21, self-released

Tracklisting :
01. Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars) 03:10
02. Thrift Shop (Macklemore) 03:33
03. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyoncé) 01:47
04. The Reflex (Duran Duran) 03:48
05. Wishing Well (Terence Trent d'Arby) 04:13
06. Lose Yourself (Eminem) 04:13
07. Another One Bites The Dust (Queen) 03:54
08. War (Edwyn Starr) 03:32
09. Big Girls Don't Cry (Fergie) 03:22
10. Love Train (Bonus Track) (The O'Jays) 03:34

Note : on bandcamp you'll get full resolution wav / flac files in 24 Bit 44.1 kHz

Links :
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Omaha Diner : official | bandcamp | facebook | pledgemusic | ragman

Press Release :
OMAHA DINER is many things: the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music - not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in another one as well.

In its 125 years of experience, the Diner has worked in some capacity with an unlikely and astonishing array of artists: Aretha Franklin, Sting, John Mayer, Levon Helm, John Adams, Roswell Rudd, Linda Ronstadt, Pearl Jam, Elton John, My Morning Jacket, Courtney Love, The San Francisco Ballet, Sam Rivers, Marianne Faithfull, The Moscow Circus, Roger Waters, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Michael Tilson-Thomas, R.E.M., Johnny Copeland, Bonnie Raitt, Lukas Foss, The Meters, Ween, D’Angelo, Les Claypool, Alvin Ailey, Digable Planets, Sonny Sharrock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tom Waits.

Omaha Diner has toured every continent with the (possible) exception of Antarctica, playing rock arenas, iconic Jazz clubs, Carnegie Hall, and hardscrabble Kentucky roadhouses. Now the Diner needs you to help us record our first record, a vinyl release of ONLY songs that have reached #1 on the Billboard Pop Charts. But of course, “reconstructed” by the Diner. (were you expecting anything less?) And just like many of those great hits were, these songs will all be recorded LIVE in the studio to analog tape.

Please support us by choosing one of the packages listed here, one of which which includes the rare chance to add to music history by choosing exactly which songs we will record, complete with your name listed in the album credits. Your choice, your vibe, and your name, forever etched in the annals of recorded music.

Thank you, and get ready to discover the power of OMAHA DINER.

The Diner is :
Charlie Hunter - 7 string guitar
Bobby Previte - drums
Steven Bernstein - trumpet
Skerik - saxophone

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