Our dear friend and fan David Claux is back again with another cover video, this time he performed one of the most beautiful songs ever played by Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler’s favorite song, “Romeo and Juliet.”
“For me, it’s one of the songs along with “Sultans of Swing” and “Telegraph Road” that made me want to pick up the guitar in the first place, so many years ago,” he said.
This cover video is published on the official YouTube channel of David Claux on April 8, 2020. Definitely David has made an excellent choice by performing this song in his studio.
“I originally only had a nylon string guitar and couldn’t play too well, but I figure out the chords for this song in standard tuning and later was able to kind of sort of fingerpick it “a la Knopfler”. Many years later, I found a Fender steel guitar that somehow looked like Mark’s National and was affordable, so I bought it on the spot, and decided to properly learn “Romeo and Juliet.”
“Fast forward a few more years, and I was able to record this cover, which I hope you’ll like. As a fun fact, the hardest part of creating this cover was to reproduce the drums. It took me forever,” David added.
For all those who are interested in the technological equipment that David has used during recording and shooting of this video, you can read the following what he shared with us and said:
“The video was recorded using a Canon EOS Rebel S2 with a 50mm lens and was produced with BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve 16. For my voice, I used an AudioTechnica AT2020 mic. Everything was recorded using PreSonus Studio One 4 via a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface.”
“My Fender FR48 Steel Resonator was recorded with two Rode M5 mics. My Candy Apple Red Mexican Stratocaster, Taylor 114e, and Yamaha TRBX204 Bass were recorded through Helix Native.”
“Although this cover had been a long time in the making process, I actually recorded it during the first month of the Covid-19 quarantine. Playing the guitar is definitely a nice distraction during these strange and difficult times. I wish everybody the best, stay home, and stay safe,” he finished.
Besides that, you can click here and find more cover videos by David Claux. Until now, he performed “Sultans of Swing,” “Going Home – Wild Theme,” “Matchstick Man,” and “Lady Writer.” Click on some of the names of the songs and you will go to the next blog post. Enjoy!