Hotel California, the song.

This is MF&TG’s acoustic-cover of The Eagles’ 1976 slow-rock mega-hit “Hotel California”, in the full glory of six audio tracks. This song, together with Stairway to Heaven, symbolizes the golden age of rock music in the 70s. Its lyrics are being provided below, and more facts about the song. and the artist(s) can be viewed by clicking their respective live-links.

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Contributing Artists

Vocals and rhythm acoustic guitar by Mon Enriquez; First-lead nylon-guitar by Romy R.; Second-lead steel-guitar by Dexter C.; Precision-bass guitar by Boni B.; Drums/ Conga and percussion by Mike D.; Words and music by The Eagles/ Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley; Music/ Guitar-tab sheets for the guitar-ensemble courtesy of GuitarPro/ PowerTab.

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This project was remotely collaborated, and audio-recordings were done utilizing Soundtrap’s online recording facility. The mixing and mastering activities, however, were executed by MID-WAV Audio Arts; and the graphic artworks by Portraits and Stills Graphic Arts. The project was directed and produced by Mon Enriquez.

Lyrics

“Hotel California”

(Intro)
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dimmer
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself, ‘This could be Heaven or this could be Hell’
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say…
(Coda)
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place, such a lovely face.
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year, you can find it here
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, She got the Mercedes Benz
She’s got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
So I called up the Captain, ‘Please bring me my wine’
He said, ‘We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969’
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…
(Coda)
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely Place, such a lovely face.
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis
Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice
And she said ‘We are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers, they gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can’t kill the beast
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
‘Relax’ said the nightman, We are programmed to receive.
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
(Ad lib, fade & end)

Writer/s: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley
Publisher: Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Red Cloud Music

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Published by Ramon H. Enriquez MIE&M, RME

Ramon ("Mon") Hojas Enriquez is a retired business executive who now spends his available time sharing the wisdom that he gained from his post-graduate academic preparations and 35+ years of hands-on industry practice here (Philippines) and abroad; as an Independent Management Consultant and as a Professional Lecturer/ Resource Speaker. He now focuses on management consulting, education and training---in the fields of Supply-chains, Strategy-execution, and Decision-support. His affiliations with relevant leading global industry associations such as: The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), Project Management Institute (PMI), Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), American Society for Quality (ASQ), International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), System Dynamics Society (SDS), among others) keeps him informed and updated on the current and future developments in his above-mentioned fields of specialization. Mon is a lifelong Systems Thinker and an avid micro-Blogger. His hobby includes Photography and the Graphics-arts, Singing, Guitar-playing, Songwriting, and Audio recording & mixing. When not traveling or visiting Clients, he normally spends his time at his office cum studio or, QC-home with his Wife and dog.