California Dreamin'
* Featuring Rob Trow *

Lyrics and Music by John and Michelle Phillips

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All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

Stopped into a church I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray
You know the preacher liked the cold, he knows I'm gonna stay
California dreamin'... on such a winter's day

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
On a winter's day (on a winter's day)
If I didn't tell her (if I didn't tell her)
I could leave today (I could prob'bly leave today)

California dreamin' (California)
On such a winter's day (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day (Am I really dreamin'?)
On such a winter's day (California dreamin')


Produced & Arranged By:
Roy Braverman


Recording Studios:
All But Guitars: Studio 56
Alba Communications
All Recorded By:
Roy Braverman
Mixing Studio:
Westworld Recorders
Mixed By:
Bob Schreiner
Roy Braverman
All Instruments
Except Guitars:
Roy Braverman
Performed On Keyboards,
Some Sequenced
Tim Pierce

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All Vocals:
Rob Trow

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Anyone who was alive in the 60's will certainly be familiar with the original, legendary version by The Mamas and Papas.

It first touched my life
when I joined a 5-piece a capella group for a high school show.
We sang California Dreamin'.

I don't know why I started playing this arrangement on the piano,
but I usually honor my 'inner musician' and at least try what I'm feeling.
I was thrilled with the result.

I had initially imagined this song sung by a vocal group ... such as Take 6. Singer and long-time friend Rob Trow agreed to do the 'demo' vocals, and
(as it so often goes with the monster talents I know)
I knew darned well that he would make it his own.
Once he started singing, I never thought of the group concept again.

I have an amazing music video concept for this song.
I've done a demo (thank you Eric Freeman)
and hope to do a pro version very soon.

What amazing guitar work by Tim Pierce!

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