Brian Eaton Returns To Rock Covering John Lennon's 'Mind Games' For Its 50Th Anniversary

(MENAFN- Online PR Media) While building on the classic elements of Lennon's original, Eaton injects his own brand of rock along with some Beatles' overtones into the timeless song.

Online PR News – 18-March-2023 – Portland, OR – Brian Eaton, who has earned praise for his versatility in both jazz and rock, will release his new single,“Mind Games,” on Friday, May 5 on digital platforms via his label, Eatin' Records. After releasing two consecutive instrumental jazz fusion albums in the past two years, Eaton returns to rock with an ambitious cover of John Lennon's song for its 50th anniversary. Fans can pre-order on iTunes and pre-save on Spotify to stream/download upon its release at

While building on the classic elements of Lennon's original version, Eaton injects his own brand of rock along with some Beatles' overtones into the new recording. The result is an eloquent track built on the original arrangement that forges a modern rock anthem evoking lingering hippie sentiments of the early '70s.

In its November 3, 1973 review, Cash Box said that Lennon“...comes through with his most powerful recorded effort in some time. Top flight vocal performance backed by that steady, yet driving, tempo accentuates some great lyrics, all in making for a great song.” It's no wonder this is one of Eaton's favorite songs from the ex-Beatle. The timeless track advocates peace, love, unity, and a positive outlook, and these are some of the reasons why he chose it for his tribute.

This is Eaton's second cover endeavor. He first covered Seal's“Crazy” on his debut 2011 rock album, Graphic Nature, which is rated #1 best performance over Alanis Morissette's and Morgan James' version on (the cover song database).

Eaton, who has received praise from jazz greats Jean-Luc Ponty and Seven-Time Grammy winner Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny Group), and has been featured in Bass Musician Magazine, All About Jazz, World of Jazz, and more, continues his multi-tasking abilities producing, engineering, and performing all the instruments on the new single.

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