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An oldie, but a goodie....lyrics by Yip Harburg, music by Jay Gorney

sorry - i just couldn't keep MY gob shut!!! komrade k did this fiddle track when he heard my (caroline's) version of this song with guitar - i saved it and he said that we could use it here - thank you martyn xox

also - all things being equal and truthful... i must thank chad miller and amanda wheeler for the passion they gave me (caroline) to sing this song this time around - cheers you two x

Given that Alfalpha did the entire arrangement in a very small amount of time,he came up with the 'electronica' idea, I should really thank him for this entire version....he had to spend heaps of time editing the violin part, as well as having to edit my voice so it actually was in time to his whole arrangement....enjoy!

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Hits: 3943
Comments: 24
Fans: 5
Plays: 328
Downloads: 45
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Mar 12, 2006 - 08:55:34 PM
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2013 - 03:04:37 AM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 08:53:51 AM
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happygemini3 said 4066 days ago (March 12th, 2006)
melan-
choly and charming.....good production and I really enjoy the vox...very dirty and real....great mysterious and sparse arrangement...the groove rolls nicely and I love the distance that the verb gives the voice....almost haunting and yet remains candid...one of the more unique pieces I've heard here....this is really great work
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perceptualvortex said 4066 days ago (March 12th, 2006)
Great
production on this... definitely soundtrack material! Great picture too. I agree with gemini.
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happygemini3 said 4066 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
melan-
choly and charming.....good production and I really enjoy the vox...very dirty and real....great mysterious and sparse arrangement...the groove rolls nicely and I love the distance that the verb gives the voice....almost haunting and yet remains candid...one of the more unique pieces I've heard here....this is really great work
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said 4065 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Very Dave Stewart Feel
I was expecting to hear Annie Lennox! LOL.
Very interesting arrangement, excellent voice and violin.
Komrade K said 4065 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Sparse and wonderful
Really enjoyed the setting and production on this track - an
unexpected arrangement but one which doesn't detract from the sad
tale in the lyrics.

Fiddle can be a tricky instrument so I was a bit nervous before listening
but considering the fiddle track was pitched with an instrument that's
no longer present I think your use of it here has worked out
surprisingly well. In fact it's encouraged me to go back to playing
more electric fiddle.

Now you ought to have a go at some Kurt Weill!

KK
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urbnite said 4057 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
Sparse and wonderful
Kurt Weill would be awesome.

I told Caroline she should do "Pirate Jenny"!

I think the rights are held, though. There's a Kurt Weill Foundation of some
sort... would be worth looking into, though! Brecht's daughter holds all the
rights to his stuff. :(
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Moses said 4065 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
sweeet
loved the sounds in this! vocals were great, i loved the way it just kind
of plodded along but with enough going on that kept me thoroughly
interested the entire way, this one is a fav
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selters said 4065 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
I like this version better!
I liked this version better the the first one, although its a long time since i heard it! This actually sounds like a James Bond Soundtrack! Really! You sound so intence!!! Great tune again!!

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drakonis said 4065 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
kool koncept!
Very nice... I like your revamped singing style on this (though I liked the
prior version for other reasons.) I love the light orchestration, and the
violin floating in the background... keeps me straining to hear the echoes
of a time long passed. Lovely, this is very well done, 3 kudos, one for
each of you! Faved.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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urbnite said 4065 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
okay
so i'm finally getting my lazy self around to commenting on this!

caroline! i've never heard you sing like this! passion! some of the
immediacy of the guitar version is lost, but it's totally worth it for the
power you have here! fabulous!

alf... what you've done with the music here is extraordinary. it's almost
a totally different song.

and the violin is great, kk!

more more more!
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ziti said 4065 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
CAROLINE!!!
This is very good....a weird sort of starwars cantina vaudeville bit....just
really creative by all involved.!!

man you belted this out....so real!!!

BRAVO!!!!!!!

deep bow

z
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said 4062 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
boss sound from two bosses
What a team. You two rule! I want a little less reverb on your voice.

Brilliant this is. Kudos to KK and Caroline. You sing of things sad and
the punctuation provided by the soundtrack gives it a primo theatrical
quality.

Yes.
Leon said 4062 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Spare me a ride on your limousine...
This has the feel of a James Bond soundtrack... Putting aside the lyrics, I
can imagine female sillhouettes acting across the screen like the opening
of an 007 movie. ;-) ala Goldeneye.

Caroline, wow! Although the lyrics begs for a dime, the rhythm and
melody are high-class, and you sang it like a well-heeled diva.
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stevel said 4061 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
Giving it some vibrato!
Great collab...I like the whole presentation...really gives the song a new
dimension. Caroline you are sounding like a Shirley Bassey-esque
diva...giving those vox some major welly! I would have liked to have heard
the vox a bit louder and less reverby in the mix...but that nit aside this is
a great track
Nice one guys!
Steve
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said 4061 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
a fantastic
free download!
Thanks M8s!
thetiler said 4060 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
enjoyed it
love the whole thing, cool orchestration!!!

Nice style caroline!
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atonalis said 4006 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
whoa....
really nice.......wonderful voice..... perhaps the reverb is a little too artificial..... but i love the performance....
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said 4006 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
Minimal
Yep, too much reverb on the vox, violin too deep in the mix. Way too
much drum intro, start on the synth bass. Wish the drums sounded more
real too.

Vocals have great character. Klaus Nomi!
said 4006 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
Minimal
Yep, too much reverb on the vox, violin too deep in the mix. Way too
much drum intro, start on the synth bass. Wish the drums sounded more
real too.

Vocals have great character. Klaus Nomi!
alfalpha said 3455 days ago (November 13th, 2007)
yeah...right...
where's YOUR magnus opus pal?!

...this gutless wonder has removed his profile.....figures...
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riverwildcat said 3733 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
best ever
the best version i've ever heard, caroline! and i've heard a lot of 'em. it's the quitessential song of the Great Depression, and you've done it proud!
bronco said 3692 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
How Did I Miss This?
Really great performance. Wonderful song given all the meaning that it's timeless message deserves. Way to go Caroline and Komrade K!
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alfalpha said 3687 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
yes, it took me quite some time...
...to synch Caroline's voice & Komrades violin in time with the instrumentation. Caroline sent me her raw vocal track, which I spliced, re-pitched & put 'into time' with my backing track (the middle 8 section was sung in a different key to the original chord progression, so I had to re-harmonise that section!)-the same had to be done with Komrade K's violin track (which Caroline sent me when I had almost finished the song).

I originally didn't anticipate using the 'electronica'-style orchestration, but it seems to have worked out reasonably well.

I'm really glad you like this version-quite some effort was put into it.
Thanks Bronco...

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ClifarQ said 3262 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Wot a surprise!
Very clever, unique, dramatic. Never imagined the song done like this...torchy. Thanks
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