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My Recorded Cover Songs- “Sweet Jane”

June 14th, 2009 . by Alexander Fisher

I have been going through my saved recordings. My main purpose to is to find something I’d forgotten about or to just re-mix some of the things I can remember, but would as soon forget about.

I recorded Lou Reed’s Sweet Jane some time in the past, but some time in the 21st century. I found the tracks on a disk that I had created without putting a date on it. As I listened to the tracks, I thought I could mix this up and have a decent cover song. There’s few rough spots, but over all it came out OK.

Sweet Jane

[audio: Sweet Jane.mp3]

I have never owned a Lou Reed album. I think the first time I heard Sweet Jane was the Mott the Hoople version. Being a big Mott fan in the seventies, I tend to skew in that direction when interpreting a cover song.

I sang, and played all of the instruments. I recorded the song on my Fostex VF-16 digital multi-track and processed it with Cakewalk Sonar 7 Producer and Sony Sound Forge 9.