As you may know, Chilly Gonzales has beaten the world record for the longest solo concert in 2009, he played for 27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds at Paris’s Ciné 13 Théâtre.
He sleep-walked through some 300 songs, including originals, musical numbers, film scores, works by Gershwin and Beethoven, and songs by Britney Spears, Neil Young, the Bee Gees and many more.
Gonzales explained his motivation: “I will do this to push my musical and physical stamina. I believe music is part art, part athletics and this 27-hour concert will demonstrate both aspects.”
Gonzo had been consulting with the Guiness Book of Record to ensure a smooth attempt and an Official Guinness Judge adjudicated the event on site. Repertoire touched on recognizable songs from all eras and styles of music, in new and surprising arrangements. There was no repetition of material during the attempt. As Gonzales himself said “I will break the record without sounding like a broken record”.
The record attempt took place at the theatre of notable French film director Claude Lelouch, Theatre Ciné 13 in Paris. The attempt in its entirety was streamed live on the web and achieved #2 Twitter Trend status at its peak.
We have recently uploaded 5 songs of the series on Soundcloud, so now you can listen and share “Limit To Your Love”, “Blue Moon”, “When Doves Cry”, “Singalong” and “Scheme and Variations”. If you want to download the full series, just visit your iTunes local store to get the albums.