U.K. singer-songwriter Pete Molinari debuted the video for “Waiting for a Train LIVE” today. The video features an all-star group of musicians — including multi-platinum producer and musician Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer), famed keyboard player Mike Garson (David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Prince), and The Wallflowers band member and Echo in the Canyon executive producer Jakob Dylan — who joined Molinari at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles to record a live session of his song “Waiting for a Train.” The song is featured on Molinari’s forthcoming album, JUST LIKE ACHILLES, co-produced by Linda Perry and Bruce Witkin via We Are Hear.
“Waiting for a Train LIVE” is one of several live studio sessions Molinari shot of songs off his forthcoming album. Other artists who joined the LA based musician to record live studio session videos include Ronnie Spector, whose long career began in the 1960s with the Ronettes, and actress/musician Evan Rachel Wood. To watch Molinari’s video for “Steal The Night,” featuring Evan Rachel Wood, click HERE.
Molinari shared that the idea to shoot the live studio sessions was conceived by Linda Perry, saying “it came about the first day I met Linda and when she decided to sign me to her label and publishing company, We Are Hear. She said, ‘You know what? You are different, and a lot of your appeal – other than the music – is the way you dress. We need to make a film in a grand place and invite guests to sing your songs with you.’ That idea grew from a small seed into an oak tree.
“The next day,” Molinari continues, “she called me and said, ‘We are going to Capitol Studios and doing this with Don Was, I’ve invited Jakob [Dylan], Evan [Rachel Wood], and Ronnie [Spector] and a whole other list of class-A studio musicians, make a list of who you wanna invite.’
“So luck had it I also had Jakob on my list also. He’s a great musician, a real gent and has a beautiful way with a song. Great phrasing. He added something to this version I love that’s more emotional than the studio version in ways.”