Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ellemusic covers Hal Ketchum's (Mick Hanly) "Past the Point of Rescue"!




The last time I was in Norway, I had the privilege to work with my wonderful friend, Einar Moen (Tristania) on yet another awesome track!

Every time I visit, we always find a way to steal a moment to record as much as we can - because he basically lives a hop, skip and a jump from where I stay :)

This time, we decided to work on a cover called "Past the Point of Rescue" by country star - Hal Ketchum! (You can take a listen to the original version here for anyone who is unfamiliar with it.) I recently found out the original was by Mick Hanly, though :)

Although this original song is all countrified in all of it's glory (still pretty fantastic) - I hold it very close and dear to my heart.

It was the very first concert I ever attended at the age of 8 - in Dollywood (huge Dolly Parton fan!) Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

I remember I was so enthralled with him as I sat there, listening attentively -  enjoying  my cotton candy on a stick.

As I get older, I can't help to think Hal Ketchum gets even more good looking! Weird? Whatever. I'm probably just becoming more like my mother everyday ;)

Mr. Ketchum is a writing genius, and I have loved this song for many years!

I was super happy to work on our own rendition of this track, and finally get to hear it finished :) 

Enjoy it, below!


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it!!:)

Elle said...

Thank you so much! :D

Elle
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Elle!
The song it's just fantastic!! You know, I used to like country music and now your cover is brilliant!! In this song seems that your voice is indeed dark and haunting!!;-) Nice job!!
With Love and Respect , Alice!!! :-*

Elle said...

Alice!

Thank you for such kind words! I really appreciate hearing this and it's so cool you used to listen to country music, too!

So happy you like it!

Elle :)
xoxo

Anonymous said...

No problem!!xD Yeah I used to play a little country in my guitar (not something special though)!Aaa good days!!;) Alice...Vi snakkes!

Elle said...

Oh fun, Alice!

Look at you breakin' out some Norsk!

Proud of you!

*stor klem*

Elle
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh tusen takk!! Jeg elsker Norsk! og Norge of course!!!LOL

Anonymous said...

Not bad at all. However, Mick Hanley wrote this song and Hal covered it.

Elle said...

Oh my goodness!
I just read this now! How did I not know this! I feel so ridiculous!

I did check out Mick's version and it was amazing! I am going to change my post a little. Really appreciate your knowledge :)

Elle :)
xoxo

The Guitar Maniacs said...

Great cover, Elle, no matter who wrote it. Great job on a great song. Beautifully done.
Bill Farkas
San Diego, CA

PS. I sure miss Oslo... Been way too long! Peace!

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