Irish band Cronin have recorded a version of the iconic Beatles track A Day in the Life as tribute to The Beatles Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary.
Mick Cronin muses –
“I know you shouldn’t go there and try and cover this but we did.
We are Beatles freaks so decided to spend a few hours last Thursday 31st May to record and film this with the intention of putting it out on the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper on June 1st.
“Back in the late ’80s when we were still in Longford, Johnny started getting guitar lessons from this local Beatles nut. Of course this lad’s obsession with the Fab Four soon rubbed off on Johnny and then to myself. I remember their being some special on Sgt. Pepper’s on BBC radio 2 shortly after.
Johnny would religiously record the songs from the radio, but for some reason we don’t quite have the full album and it wasn’t available to buy at the time in our local Longford record shops.
So, when we moved to the UK the following summer we made sure we had enough money for our first shopping trip to HMV to pick up this masterpiece and complete the Pepper experience.
It had a big effect on us and still has now with all the different styles and strings. I remember Johnny would always listen to She’s Leaving Home every morning before he headed out the door for the school bus.”
To coincide with the release, Cronin are doing their first Irish shows since their 2 night run in The Olympia supporting Ocean Colour Scene.