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#1May 25th, 2007 · 07:25 PM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Folk-Freely
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This song is not in a battle


This is another song I had just hanging around, so it might as well hang around here!

This was recorded in Jims front room in Leiden again and like all the other songs we did together this is also a 'one take' recording with his little 4-track.

The lyrics.......

Freely

Did I ever tell you?
Of the things I had in mind
Did they ever tell you?
Of the times you left behind
Did she ever try and sell you
Magic so untouchable
Well you gave
Freely

Did you ever realize?
The looking in my eyes
Was it a surprise?
The thunder of our skies
Will it ever dawn?
That times been here all along
Must the fighting go on?
For we are here
Freely

One day I'll stop looking for one day
Any moment now it will be all right
Some time in time to come
It will be done
Some time deep in the night
You will see
You should have loved her
Freely

Could you really love her?
She says, see I love you
Freely
And you gave your hart and soul
Why do I love the things you do to me?
Set me free

Did I ever tell you?
That the world is one
Did you ever realize?
That you don't until it's gone
And the earth keeps on moving
Beneath out very feet
Moving on and on
On and on and on
Freely

The spirit moves in the captivation of your soul
Freely
And you are the very hart of it all
Set me free


Again thanks for the comments, it's always wonderful to know what this little group of critiques think!

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#2May 25th, 2007 · 09:01 PM
34 threads / 16 songs
538 posts
Mexico
Dude, this is great! strong on the feeling it delivers.  Complex emotions on a simple structure, that's what i usually call a good song 
The recording is not very good tho...

oh, and I'm one of those who like to understad hehe. can you post the lyrics?
#3May 25th, 2007 · 09:35 PM
31 threads / 1 songs
434 posts
United States of America
needs a de-esser, mix needs a little work in the beginning as I can only barely make out the rhythm underneath the song.

I like the passion you put into your vocals though. good show.
#4May 25th, 2007 · 11:36 PM
37 threads / 19 songs
618 posts
United States of America
Smashing!!!
Great Job bro...
 guitar work is killer!!  Your voice is super..
you should your abilities here!! keep it up
bro!

Bluey
#5May 26th, 2007 · 04:49 PM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Thanks for the reviews guys, I uploaded and went to bed!
Well the lyrics are up there!
The recording, from 15 year old cassette to digital so I'm actually quite pleased with it!

Blue : Killa Guitar ? try http://www.laliya.com/   , James Mcguire a real magician!
"you should your abilities here"  ??? I don't understand?
#6May 26th, 2007 · 06:57 PM
37 threads / 19 songs
618 posts
United States of America
oops...
should = showed....  (damn rented fingers)



 



Blessings,

Bluey
#7May 26th, 2007 · 06:58 PM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Cool! Thanks
Blessed Be! 
#8May 26th, 2007 · 07:43 PM
37 threads / 19 songs
618 posts
United States of America
well..
went through the sound bites on the james
mcguire website.. he's fekkin awesome, no
doubt.. but I didn't hear any wailing guitar
leeds anywhere.. some great guitar parts
and stringed parts that I was unable to
identify..  one I think may have been
a balalikia, but couldn't swear to that with
out witnessing it.. cause it could have been
a keyboard sound module part.. but
never the less from what I heard, that
dude and his music is truly fekkin
awesome!!!!  and you have another good
point you made, even if you didn't say it
out loud..  that is neither one of us are any
where near that level yet.. you'll be there soon
at this rate.. me, well who knows with an
old lamed up dog... but one can hope...

blessed be,

Blue
#9May 26th, 2007 · 08:40 PM
151 threads / 150 songs
265 posts
United States of America
Great guitar sound. A little too much delay on the voice. A bit of hiss. Like your voice. Really like how it picks up towards the end. Great for being recorded in such a way.
#10May 26th, 2007 · 10:58 PM
127 threads / 43 songs
2,805 posts
Puerto Rico
Another hit Kings.The guitar playing is really good.The guy has great dynamics.Your vox feel and touch are top notch.Forget about the quality of the recording this is just a great song!!Super vote! 95.23%
#11May 27th, 2007 · 05:11 AM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Hey thank you all so much!

Blueyes : Told you he was good!
A few years after these songs were recorded, Jim, on his travels, picked up on playing the Dulcimer, but as a guitar against his chest as compared to 'on the knees'. The result is indeed magical.

I played this lot of songs for a girlfriend last night and while listening I had a physical 'prang' of longing to sing with a good guitarist again. I haven't done so for years. How easy it would be, he'd play a tune, I'd sing along, where it met in the middle we'd make it a song. 
#12June 6th, 2007 · 11:46 PM
14 threads / 14 songs
232 posts
United States of America
To me the song itself is akin to pink floyd’s later work (minus the crazy keyboarding)

I liked the riffing parts a little better than the chordal parts.

Just listening and had a question:

Do you palm mute three chords ascending (once each)
and then play the second chord (twice rapidly)
then the first chord again?



I know you change it up a little everywhere, but I was just trying to get a feel for it.







Astronaut A loots at B and says, “the sky is blue, right?” B says, “Uh yeah…” And A says, “and we’re going up right.” B replies, “Uh yeah,” A says, “Can I ask you one more question?”

B looks over at A and shrugs

A points at a whale jumping out of the water, “Do whales fly?”

B looks at the whale, clearly jumping out of the water and screams “OH, FUCK!”
#13June 7th, 2007 · 12:30 AM
65 threads / 2 songs
1,062 posts
United States of America
Dude! Can someone say Led Zeppelin!  You could be the next Robert Plant! (a personal idol of mine).  We are getting entirely too little material from you, Kings!  This is awesome!  The tune is instantly classy and diggable.  Just really nice, Kings!
#14June 7th, 2007 · 06:44 AM
64 threads / 13 songs
669 posts
United States of America
I dig the sound--the vocal run 1:25 and from there onwards was where the song picked up.  You've got some awesome passion in your voice.  The chord progression perfectly compliments your voice.

"the spirit moves in the captivation of your soul" is fantastic.

It's pretty low recording quality and has some major mix problems.

I don't see the Zeppelin connection here as much as I hear the REO Speedwagon.  The tone of the guitar and your voice are really reminiscent of something like "Time For Me To Fly".

More, eh?
#15June 8th, 2007 · 04:05 PM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Minds, avi ..... VERY much appreciated! Thanks a load! 

Dark wrote…
To me the song itself is akin to pink floyd’s later work (minus the crazy keyboarding)

I liked the riffing parts a little better than the chordal parts.

Just listening and had a question:

Do you palm mute three chords ascending (once each)
and then play the second chord (twice rapidly)
then the first chord again?



I know you change it up a little everywhere, but I was just trying to get a feel for it.







Astronaut A loots at B and says, “the sky is blue, right?” B says, “Uh yeah…” And A says, “and we’re going up right.” B replies, “Uh yeah,” A says, “Can I ask you one more question?”

B looks over at A and shrugs

A points at a whale jumping out of the water, “Do whales fly?”

B looks at the whale, clearly jumping out of the water and screams “OH, FUCK!”

Dark, thanks for the review, I'm really glad you enjoyed it enough to comment, the problem I have is that the questions you pose, I cannot answer, as is stated in this thread , I write and sing , the music / guitar is in this instance composed and played by a friend of mine called Jim!   

The joke sounds very much like the beginning of 'Goodbye and thanks for all the fish' !


As songs go, I do remember writing this, Jim on the sofa me on the floor, Jim had an idea and was playing it over and over, within 30 minutes I'd stretched out a lyrical idea of my own and we had a song.

Any guitarists out there want to spend some time on Skype or Yahoo working on a song or two I'd love to hear from you!
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