Noel Gallagher joins an all-star team for Mind Contorted cover.
Charlotte Marionneau aka already had The Specials’ Terry Hall, and Kevin Shields on board when the cover was first recorded in 2012.
But when Shields was unable to make it for the final mix, Marionneau called upon Noel Gallagher whom she has been a regular with both in the studio and live via The High Flying Birds since 2017’s Who Built The Moon.
“I chose to cover Daniel Johnston’s Mind Contorted with Terry because we are both huge fans of his,” Marionneau told Brooklyn Vegan. “Terry and I met in 2005 as we shared the same label and became friends.”
“I listened to all of Daniel’s albums carefully and picked Mind Contorted and Story Of An Artist and recorded them both with Terry, his son Theodore and Kevin Shields in my flat in London in 2012.”
“Earlier this year I decided to finally mix it. I wanted Kevin to re-do his guitar parts and asked him. He agreed, but Kevin being in Ireland and Kevin being Kevin, I didn’t want to wait a year so I asked Noel Gallagher if he didn’t mind stepping in.”
“I asked him on Tuesday and he said, ‘OK. Friday 2pm!’. Et voila!”
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