This is the 2nd Piano cover I’ve made for my web series.
I’m a big Queen fan, and I was very surprised to hear a new approach to the original Adam Lambert song created by Brian May and Roger Taylor. They performed a very “Queenie” version of this pop-dance song during the Queen + Adam Lambert South American tour in 2015. It was a big rocker, and it featured an amazing Brian May guitar solo. I was very amazed about their version, I liked it so much that I instantly wanted it to be on my next Piano Cover video.
This time, I took a different approach and made, from scratch, a backing track based on the Queen version. Originally, I wanted it to be ready before the Queen + Adam Lambert concert in Chile (September 30th). But due to a full time shitty job I had at the time, it could only be completed in 2016.
This was a full music production work: I transcribed all the instruments and sequenced them on Cubase 8.5, using Kontakt VST instruments running through Midi. Then, I had the backing track mixed and mastered before recording my Piano performance live in front of the camera. I recorded about 10 takes before getting the one I was happy about.
Finally, the whole track was mixed and mastered again with the live piano performance, and synced with the video footage.
Enjoy my rendition of Ghost Town by Adam Lambert (based on the Queen + Adam Lambert live version).