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Let no one stay outside (multi collab)


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Finally the complete mix of my christmas song this year, with contributions from several macjammers is made. These collabs is quite challenging to mix. Small differences in timing and various levels on the recordings. But I think it was great fun to put together, and I think it turned out well:) Hope you do too.

Here are the macjammers that has contributed to this:

Alannah vocals

Dadai sax

Jiguma vocals

Scott Carmichael vocals

Selters vocals

SlimGirlFat vocals

Moorlandt vocals

Bent vocals


And myself. I've done the guitar, bass, drum programming and keys. I also play some snippets of harmonica in here.

The picture is from a lighthouse not far from where I live. It's called Feistein.
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Lyrics
Well here I am, searching through words.
Words reflecting myself.
And what comes down on paper is who I am.
- Do you think, we could be friends.

I hope, that you, will join me tonight.
Let's make a bridge from pier to pier.
Hold hands, be strong, be with me tonight.
Let me be - a friend.

Let no one, stay, outside tonight
Let our hearts make a chain,
Let the world know we all are one.

Let no one - stay - outside tonight...

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Here is the contribution from macjammer "Bent" with his additional lyrics:

In a time such as this,
no unity exists
to bring together,
that's what we need
souls to unite,
and to join, without fear
making all us - not them

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Moorlandt wrote the verse he sings alone and it goes like this:

there are many words of wisdom
that were sculptured in our mind
there is good and bad
but no one has the truth

we are millions on this planet
let's just try to get along
and maybe tonight
I'm close to you

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Jiguma sings this:

There are times when it's easy to go.
There are times when we should stay.
These are times, right now,
when we all need a friend.
It's not the time to turn them away.
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Uploaded: Dec 18, 2006 - 05:00:39 PM
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2006 - 06:06:25 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 11:40:32 AM
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SecaMode said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Beautiful...
This is a great collaboration, it gave me goosebumps listening to all these awesome macjammers working together on such an uplifting song. Good job, everybody!
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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Delight
And I felt a delight reading your comment:
Thank you!

There are lots of talent in this place, and I have just discovered one more... you:)




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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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Macaudion said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Hey, how'd you guys do that...
Awww...

I'm just saddened that I not at home and on my system

Even so, I can hear that his is just beautiful - Truly

I can really feel the spirit of this wonderful effort

Okay so now, I'm crying - Who'd a thunk that something being played on a contraption that can only poorly impersonate what a sound might be like, that it could make a person cloud up and rain so...

I hope that you guys are all bowing together, because this was really a special treat. Thanks to everyone who had a voice in this.

And as well, I hope that each and everyone of you and your family a a safe and joyous holiday.

God..., did I just say joyous - See, that's just how good this is...

Peace
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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
finally
...I discovered who's hiding behind that cool thumbnail.
And reading these warming words there is no doubt anymore:)

Your reviews/comments are the best Dion. If you really cried a little listening to this, it warms my heart so much I guess I'm responsible for global heating at the moment...

It was a real pleasure working with all of these talented macjammers. Having such powerful material to work with it had to be something special. I am very grateful for everyone who joined me in this. Lets make it a tradition:)

Thank you. You are a true friend!

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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MissChaos said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
you made Dion cry
That is about the greatest compliment you can get. :-)

Seriously, though. This is a fantastic and soulful song created from some of the most talented musicians I've ever known. It gave me goosebumps. This is more than a song, you all. It's a message and a prayer and a lesson. Thank you so much for coming together and sharing this. I'm awestruck.

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. . : : From near to far, from here to there, funny things are everywhere : : . . — Dr. Suess
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Alannah said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
I can only imagine ...
.. what a daunting task it must have been trying to blend all those different vocals in there ... timing .. key etc. .. but you did an EXCELLEBNT job .... I am happy to be a part ot it this year. Long Live This HOLIDAY Tradition !
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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
not daunting at all
Really, it was pure pleasure all the way. You all gave me such good material to work with, that I did this final mix in one night. Having put the contributions along the timeline as they rolled in, there where just minor adjustments on levels, and timing and such to be fixed in the end.

Of course, there would be a hundred ways of mixing this, but it turned out the way it did, 'cause I felt it sort of showed me the way as I worked with it.

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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moorlandt said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
oh yes...
Oh yes, I completly agree with Alannah. Splendid mix, Thor. And so glad this ordinary guy is part of it. Call me in for next year as well. If by then you're not world-famous of course, thinking of your MJ-friends as 'just good memories' :-) You did wonderful, man!

- Walter
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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
indeed
You are hereby called in to next years event! Of course, if I'm not world-famous as you say.. but nah, I'll call you anyway:)
The lyrics you wrote are super, and you sing with such feeling. You have such a cool voice... fabulous Walter. Thank you very much for joining!

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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moorlandt said 3839 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
scott walker
david sylvian, david bowie, nick cave, leonard cohen, scott walker, .... I've always been in good company when it comes to the MJ-ers comparisons of my voice :-) But most of all I'd like to sound like moorlandt some day. Working hard on that one...

Thanks again Thor for this lovely song, and I'm so honoured to be part of it.

- Walter

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moorlandt said 3839 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
wrong place
whoops, this comment was supposed to go under Mungo's comment.... sorry

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Logic takes you from a to b. Imagination takes you everywhere.
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drakonis said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
sentimental sweetness
Great tune, great singing (my only critique is that in headphones, near the beginning, some of the voices were panned suddenly way left or right) great sax playing... awesome work all!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
panning
Thanks drak, the panning you point out is maybe a bit to much at places, I agree. I received some stereo tracks that where panned all the way to the left... I guess I could have fixed them by making a new mp3 and imported them again, but then I kind of like the different placement making a broader 'live stage' feel. Listening to it in headphones I see now that it should have been adjusted a bit more to the center...

The sax from jack is really cool. He plays that horn like he hasn't been away from it at all.

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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jiguma said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Great result Thor!
I wrote a lengthy response to this this morning - then forgot to post it apparently : )
Thor, you must have put a huge amount of work into this, and the result is something I'm proud to have been a part of. Like Walter, you can coiunt me in for 2007!
Thanks, and a very happy Christmas to you up there in the snow - we'll be sweltering over lunch outside in the gardedn - prawns, oysters and champagne all round. All the best for 2007!
Peace,
Neil
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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Great work Neil
As I mentioned in the reply to Alannah, this really came rolling very easy. And that is just because the stuff you all brought into it was great to work with.

And for the snow... I haven't seen anything yet.. We are still having around 10°C here... and it's wet wet wet... Global heating is around... hope we all manage with joined efforts to turn it to normal.

Thank you very much for your contribution all the way from Australia, with your good lyrics, and your cool voice:)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Thank you, Thor...
for taking, what must have been, a lot of time to weave all these parts together on another original Christmastime song by you. Your spirit of friendship and goodwill infects all who get acquainted with your music. And it is apparent that we who contributed to this song, likewise, were inspired by your music and lyrics. Beautiful sentiments... soulful song.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, my friend.
thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Thank you Jack
I think the spirit of friendship is strong here at macjams. It's very easy to get in touch with people here and that we give good response on each others music and contribute to a positive social set.

I glad you got inspired and picked up that new sax. You play it with confidence:)

BTW... do you read sheet music? I used to write some stuff for a horn section when I played in a soul band some years ago... Maybe I'll ask you to put some sax on a tune now and then.. if you're interested?

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Scott Carmichael said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
the Good company we keep
Hey Thor and participants... first... I wish I would have heard this before I recorded... I think I just made a mess for Thor to clean up... Thor you are a patient & good fellow... I've always loved the soul of this piece, and it really comes through in spades... as well as the hearts of all of you...

I just had to point out that several coutries are represented here... Norway, Australia, Canada, Belgium, England, & USA... I wound up @ MJ by accident, and I'm very happy to be here.. in the beginning of 2006 if someone would have told me that I'd be involved in a music project with people from all over the world, i would never guess that it would be such a natural effortless process...

At Christmas we sing about peace, and we hope, in spite of what we see, that it could really be... Anyway, I say we ellect an MJer as King of the world... we'll show em how it's done...

I nominate Thor ... any seconds
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said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Seconded...
All in favor say "Aye!"

The Ayes have it. Motion is past.

Long live King Thor!

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Dadai
... It's just music
jiguma said 3840 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Ummm .....
.. I third that motion!
: )
Neil

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said 3840 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
King Thor
Don't know a kinder soul on this site, and there are many!
Macaudion said 3838 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Me too! me too!
Can ya forth a motion - maybe that's force a motion... Hee hee - Whatever it is, ya got my vote on this one - Crown th man!!!
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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
very good company
You made no mess for sure Scott. Your creative timings and beautiful vocal arrangements is vital in making the chorus so powerful as it is. Your fantastic harmonies never disappoints.

I'm thrilled that I have gotten so many talented people to come sing with me. I aimed at an including theme that would suit this time of year, when we usually open our minds and tend to get a more generous heart...

For the King nomination, I'm honored and amused, but remember.. we're all ...one:)

Thank you for joining!

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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aclarke said 3840 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Well done!
Thank you all for this wonderful gift!

Happy Holidays, everyone.
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said 3840 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Heart-Warming
Special shout outs for the sax, organ and vocals and the patience and skill to mix all the parts.
How'd you get Scott Walker to sing on the song? ;)
(Just teasing, I know it's Moorlandt.)
thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Thank you:)
I had to check out Scott Walker. And you have a point.. have you heard him Walter?

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
said 3840 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Really
You did quite a number to put this together so well. Thanks to you, but a special thanks to everyone contributing as well.

THANK YOU!

. - Harold
thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Thanks
Thank you Harold. Maybe you will join next year.. there is always room for some latin perc, claves and such...:)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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Mcboy said 3840 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
awesome
group performance....maestro thoddi...u rule man.....beautiful!!!!!!
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bent said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Lucky me ....
Thoddi, heldige meg s kjenne deg!

I am so impressed it is incredible. Putting all these blends and "out of time" voices together into such a formidable result is nothing but impressive. And then I have said nothing about the composition, the instrumentation, the mix ... which is great. Fab Thoddi.

I see that a lot of the people already sign up for next year. By then I may have my own sound gear up and running and don't have to come down to your basement to record and drink with you... even though I really like those little meetings we have there. But sign me up too :-)

Thanks Thoddi - and all of you. It was great being a part of it.

Bent

PS ... are there anyone here who is familiar with TonePro Line6 soundcards? I just can't get it to work with my powerbook.
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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
..and me
Those evening we share with some refreshments and making music is worth a lot! So you may get your own equipment, but hey... I'll come to your place then;)

Thank you for the very good lyrics you wrote and sung so confident and beautiful. Yes, of course a man can sing beautiful;)

About the TonePro Line6, I'd recommend to ask in a forum post. Many skilled people around here.

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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perceptualvortex said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Awesome!!
Wow, I love hearing the switching between the voices in the verses and the overlapping in the choruses. It really emphasizes the sense of a diversity of people with, nevertheless, the same sentiments... also reflected in the truly international cast of talents. That alone makes this really cool, but it's also just a great song, rising to the level of the grand ideals expressed in the lyrics. Great job everyone.
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thoddi said 3838 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
familiar voices
That is what I like he most myself too. It's cool to here the voices we've got to be familiar with together like this. From Slimmies cool background vocals to moorlandts unique and strong performance.

And it is very exciting knowing that someone in another country and even on another continent is actually working on my tune and singing/playing together with me.

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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Ed_Moran said 3839 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Beautiful
Thor and all involved...

Bravo!!!!!!!!

Ed
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Leon said 3839 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Macjammers for the World
Sounds like We Are The MacjamsWorld... Love the lyrics! It is amazing to even imagine how talents from different corners of this planet converged to create this song. It is a huge effort to make something that was recorded in such a fragmented method take shape in a very unified and harmonious musical form! Very moving, and it elevated me into a sentimental plane. Thumbs up, Thoddi, and all the macjammers who took part in this project! Did the rest of us miss the invitation? ;)
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thoddi said 3839 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Yes
We are the macjams world:)

Thanks for your encouraging comment.

I'm sorry if you missed the invitation that appeared in the forums over a period of time:
http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=22;showtopic=68193

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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bug67 said 3839 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Wow!
I can't believe I'm just now finding this. Seems to be so many holiday contributions this year. Been having trouble keeping up with them all :)

Fantastic collaboration! So many sweet voices. Such a wonderful message. The sax by Dadai was great. Don't hear enough sax these days.

Thanks for this guys & gals.

Merry Christmas!
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Cori Ander said 3839 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
HA
HA, thank you folks!
This is like having half of MJ singing to you!

Greatly appreciated!
I feel warm inside now.

A merry merry Christmas to you all!
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eleveneyes said 3839 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
i'll be your friend
uniting in word and song...wonderful collaboration! LOVE the electric piano. I'm a sucker for that sound. And the picture of Feistein is fantastic...did you take that pic thoddi?
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thoddi said 3838 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Friends:)
Thank you for such nice words, and for mentioning the picture. Yes, I was out there one windy evening to take some photos for something I was working on at my job. The beaches of this area is very popular for surfers, which claim the waves here almost match the best surfing places in the world.

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
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ktb said 3839 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
mix master
general you are. I have trouble incorporating just a single file into a mix. this must have been a monster effort. nice balance all around, good job with the levels.

to all who donated their talents to this : A
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j2morrow said 3838 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
Truly
inspired. A real joy to listen to. Great job by everyone.
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OneManBand said 3834 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
love it
looooooove the backing vocals, very dispatchesque
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said 3830 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Gorgeous collab Thor old boy!
Wow! Kind of a MJ "We are the world." I'm so sorry it took so long to get to this. Must have been a bear to mix with all those voices. Very nice spirit.

God rest you merry gentleman!
echoroom said 3823 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Masterful
Thor - this is firstly, a fantastic song, great arrangement. The vocal contributions to this track are fantastic - such a differnt range of styles, brought together so well. How you mixed this is beyond me - I can barely mix two vocal tracks together.

Heartwarming stuff.

Steve
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onesweetworld said 3820 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
yay!
wow this is such a nice combo of so many talented artists!!!!! Very happy I found this.
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e46 said 3815 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
Can't believe that...
I didn't hear this before now. I'm blown away, what a great colab! Everyone, well done here! Fav'd for sure.
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jpfeiff said 3810 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
"We are the world..."
"...the Macjammer World." A "superstar" majammer lineup. What fun, with a redeeming message as well! Thanks for posting this

Jim

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