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Baleful Waking Morn


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rtcooper

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Neil "Drivin' Wheel" Porter on Bass and B3.
and excellent, as always.

Song talks about a country girl who married young and then it got complicated.
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BALEFUL WAKING MORNING


A baleful, waking morning
Came upon you slow
With the driving snow
Now, howling around the door

You were still a young girl
But old enough to know
Not to let it show
To the familiar, intimate stranger

Who, unannounced was no surprise
And the guarded stance, in your eyes
Takes up arms again to shelter you from another glancing blow

Standing, swirling
Is the dream that you once had
When loneliness was a fad whose time was passing


A baleful waking morning
A pale and hollow dawn
A reminder of what’s gone
And it’s sure not needed

Married young, carried by youth
Believing all, in a truth
That you defended to the roots
Until all the changes

When torn from you in shouts and cries
Of false and pointless alibis
Were the sacred vows, spoke solemnly, yet did not speak the truth

Standing swirling
Is the dream that you once had
Who promises again faith everlasting


A baleful waking morning
Lurking around the door
Offering once more
A drink from a cup, that’s long since empty

You were still a young girl
But old enough to know
Even though you left that town
You could not get away

Intentions are the surest kind
Of deception, lying in the mind
And do not fit inside the lines, when drawn so ruthlessly

Standing swirling
Is the dream that you once had
But the hope of its return will soon be passing


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echoroom said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Classic
Guys, this sounds like a 70s classic - wonder guitar, great wheezing organ. And the lyrics ...

Offering once more
A drink from a cup, that%u2019s long since empty

Soul-poetry gents. This slips and slides with wonderful melodies... welcome home, guys.

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rtcooper said 3595 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Made Men
Yeah, it's got those earmarks, no?
And did you see the photo of Neil from about that time, in the Forum? Cool.
The story dates from 77, too.
You made us, Steve.

Whoa, speaking of nailing it, "SKY", certainly does!

Hey and Merry Christmas over there,
Coop and Neil
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Feter said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Baleful Waking Morn
O ye ...thats a cool treat to hear what a song
whata sound ..Coop you r da best ..lovely B3
and bass playin as always from Neil ..Fabulous
song folks ..God Bless !!
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rtcooper said 3595 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
RUSH
Your feel and enthusiasm are always a Rush, Brother.
Yeah, the B3 is a Big Deal in the piece and Neil just "brings it to the House" all by himself. He penned that out of the blue; Magic.

God Bless, Brother,
Neil and Coop
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Joe Brady said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Back at it!
I love the line:"When loneliness was a fad whose time was passing" Great to hear from you again Coop; your writing is a treat for the ears and the eyes. Nice touch with the B3, Neil ;-). Great Fender lead; reminding me of Bruce's "In Candy's Room" as far as the sound of the string, the line is all Coop, of course! Great Sound Coop.
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rtcooper said 3595 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
BACK AT IT
Yeah, don't you know that part of a seventeen year old girl's life when she's aloof and has that solitary way about her? Poetic and rather majestic.
Elizabeth married right out of that. Took her a long time to come back, though.

Great to see you (hear from you) again, Brother.
Merry Christmas up there,
Neil and Coop
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apb said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Well crafted song guys ..

.. does have a very authentic classic sound .. lots of good lines in the well sung lyrics, my favourite is:

"Intentions are the surest kind
Of deception, lying in the mind
And do not fit inside the lines, when drawn so ruthlessly"

..if it was me, I might have put "curtains" instead of "lines" .. but that wouldn't have worked quite as well ;o)

The guitar work is brilliant, I felt at some of the nicely cranked up passionate bits, they sounded just a smidge too large stone room reverbed and thus a bit distant ..relative to the other parts .. a very small personal quibble/taste thing, so pay no heed.

Neil does a great job with that sweet B3 plug-in that certainly adds character .. and is of course a very solid bass player, amongst his other talents.

Also got a touch of 'last slow dance' feel, and I mean that in a good way, just right amount of sentiment, passion and reflectiveness.
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
WELL SAID
Man, you're really There when you listen to a piece!

Neil and I used to trade notes in Production. Now, it just happens.
He "brought" the B3 on his own. Maybe we should have a B3 - SHA-ZAM, a B3!

[What a Trip MJ is: 14,000 miles and telepathy going on!]

Yeah, the guitars up front got pushed a tad too far when the "wrapper" got added in the Master. A little too far off line for the right clarity, hope it doesn't spoil it, though.

I'd say Thank You and Merry Christmas in Swedish, but my wife's not up yet!
Merry Christmas,
Neil and Coop


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apb said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Funny ..
.. I knew you were going to say that! ;o)

Didn't spoil it at all .. just my tiny guitar production preference is what I mean, far from 'wrong'.

It's "Tack och god Jul!" pronounced err .. 'tack awk goad Yool' .. roughly :o) now you can impress the mrs... remember to leave out the "thanks" part .. sounds a bit desperate otherwise I find.. lol.

Have great Christmas Coop and fru Coop. (the Sveedish mrs.)
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
AHAHA
It WORKED.
You're a genius. Thanks for the pronunciation cues!
Very best,
Coop
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jiguma said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Glad this is up Coop!
Coop, I really enjoy doing these with you - for a start I got to wheel out the B3 (at least I didn't have to carry it!) :)

These songs have an organic flow to them - even on the first listen I knew what I'd be playing - and seem to be plucked from a different, less complex time (although not for the protagonists in the songs necessarily). Coop, your writing, playing and vocalising are always a treat.

This one is a good reminder of how brilliant it would be if more of us lived closer together (well, what I mean is if I lived closer) and could play some of these things live. Oh well, maybe next life ;)

Thanks for inviting me to the party Coop,

Neil
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
THE MAN
TAKE A BOW.

Mr. Neil"Drivin' Wheel" Porter, Artist Collaborator, extraordinary.

Yeah, the great thing would be drinking beer after the Gigs! (if we had eighteen-year olds to move the B3, the Ampeg, and such).

Working with you, so much just comes with the flow, now, it is a lot like sharing the same space. It could only be better Louder! (Heh, heh, FEEL that Bass, don't ya know?)

If I were still flying for a living, I'd figure out just where the heck that Bay is. Your wife is glad I'm not!

Very Happy Christmas, Brother,
Coop
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peacepiano said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Old Reliable
Great sounds from the vocal, guitar, bass, organ, everything. Slow, sad, wonderful song.

Thanks
Bill
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
THE PLACE
NEIL makes a place with the organ and Elizabeth's story fills it up.

It was sad to see a young girl go so hard, but she fought her way back.
Born and raised in Vermont; good stock. Love told her wrong, though.

Thank You, Bill and Merry Christmas to you,
Cooper and Neil
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lengold said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
What a lovely
flowing song. This just oozes class all the way through. Really sounds like a top live band at the height of their talents.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Granite Tower
"The Man of Stone stands alone atop the daunting peak."
(I love that sculpture.)

I wish we could go live, but were it not for MJ, those 14,300 miles in between would be an obstacle (still an obstacle to playing live). Neil's a natural and would be a Blast to play together with, especially on things like the outtro to this piece. He just Drives It.

Hey to You and Happy Christmas,
Coop and Neil


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bud said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Hard to imagine a better offering
from you guys - this one gives and keeps on giving. The writing is beautiful and the vocals, playing and production darn near perfect. Close to rock n roll heaven on this one.
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
STILL ROCKIN'
"Gimme, Gimme, Gimme" some More Rock and Roll!

We may be close to Heaven, but we ain't there yet. Still kicking.

Aw, thirty years is a wink, wasn't that long ago. We're just re-writing the history songbook is all. It's all unintentional, stylistically. There is no limiting the Groove when it heads off in a direction, it just goes.

It's funny how you learn. It takes everything you know just to say something.

Hey to You and Merry Christmas,
Coop and Neil
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Doadars Uncle said 3595 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Zimmerman!
Real nice RT!

Great guitar touches, too!

Doug
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
IN THE DOCK
I stand accused of writing songs just to play the guitar in the outtro.
It's True.

Heard the Newbie Gospel piece. The Vocal is Dynamite.
Welcome to Nashville, Boys.

Hey to You and Merry Christmas - to Doadar, too,
Cooper
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DWL said 3595 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Vintage stuff!
Lyrics are excellent and the simple delivery reminds me so much of Dylan's work with The Band.

Top marks from me (or it would be if voting was allowed!)

Cheers

Dick
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
SMOKE RINGS OF TIME
Wish I had a different sounding voice because it's so disappointing to remind people of what they're not listening to, but I'm "blessed" with what I've got (Bullfrog at midnight).

The B3 is pretty much Garth Hudson 1966 and on, though.

Hey and Happy Christmas to You,
Cooper
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Mcboy said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
classic sound indeed
doesn't get any better than this.....soulful lead made me smile......niel nails it on the b3......many bows !!!!
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
DATELINE 1976
Say, Neil.
This guy's On To Us (college in the 70s).


Hey to You, Brother.
You may just have our number (ahaha).

Best regards and Merry Christmas to You,
Cooper


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said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
nice write, coop
this is solid as a brick - a very solid brick.
"And the guarded stance, in your eyes/Takes up arms again to shelter you from another glancing blow" - DAMN! - heavy, coop.
i, too, liked the "great wheezing organ" and that lovely bass shining thru.
whole piece is nicely integrated. works for me!
anne



rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
HEY, PRETTY GIRL
Hey, SISTER ANNIE,
We miss You.

Merry Christmas and Everything out there,
Cooper

Foot of snow, out here. FedEx?
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Estella said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
very nice
what a poet you are. Steve and Anne picked out my favorite lines already.

Great job guys. A good one for a lonely road trip.
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rtcooper said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
SAYS IT ALL
That you think so really means something because I can hear in the way you sing that you know where that is.

Hey to You and Merry Christmas,
cooper
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Cori Ander said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Dig the basic feel
I dig this basic feel.
And you do it so well!
This makes me feel at home.
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rtcooper said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
THE GESTALT AND THE GROOVE
You are a Voice I listen most closely to.
Your sense of the gestalt of Sound is peerless.
When you play, the combination of sounds is faultless and pure; understated and usually profound ( i.e., "In The Valley").

I can't do that, but I greatly appreciate hearing it done.

Hey to You and Merry Christmas way over there!
Cooper
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Cori Ander said 3591 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
.
Thanks a lot for your friendly words Coop!

And I still dig this song a lot after listening quite some times.

Merry Christmas!
Wish you a great 2008!


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buckhorn said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Excellent Tune
And Excellent overall sound. Guitar licks are supurb as usual. Good to see you posting stuff around these parts again. Regards
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rtcooper said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
WELCOME SALUTATION
Say ,Brother
Thanks for the Howdy; it's part of what makes "these parts" so memorable and to stand out from all the others.

Thank You and Merry Christmas to You,
Cooper
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John Stebbe said 3594 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Country
This track has a great country feel. You've got enough 'speech-singing' to give this a very story-telling feel. And that what's country music is all about, I'm told.

Guitar work sounds very good. The organ adds an excellent bed to this piece.

". . .carried by youth
Believing all, in a truth
That you defended to the roots
Until all the changes" Great writing here. I can relate. Many things I believed passionately as a youth I no longer believe, and I am surprised even now that I stopped believing some things that I held dear back then.

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rtcooper said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
AMEN
ME, TOO.

I have seen marriage get sideways a bunch (i.e., this piece).
BUT still "defend it to the Roots."

Thank you for comment; it's a bit like a PhD TA giving Crit to an undergraduate!

Hey to You and Merry Christmas,
Cooper
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timothy devine said 3594 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Hey man
I love this sound.
I mean real playing and soulful singing
well recorded and well performed.
Nice support team.
Bass sounds good.
I love the soloing guitar at the end
what better way to express
Peace to you at the holidays and always
HH
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rtcooper said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
HEAD LINESMAN
SAY, TD,
Thanks for Dropping the Dime.

You're a fearless critic that I rely on.
I always notice when I don't hear from you.
You are in the elite that call 'um Flat Out.
"The Umpire."

very best regards and Merry Christmas to You,
Cooper
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said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Country girls
They do that once in awhile. The feel and the way this is played reminds me of Roger Waters(the pros and cons of hitchhicking). Some Petty thrown in there! Mabye some Waits I hope all the comparisons dont offend ! I enjoyed this alot!
rtcooper said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
BANDIT!
I'd say erudite rather than embarrassing, except I don't know Roger's stuff, yet.

That mind of yours is always full up, no?
Hey to You and Merry Christmas, Bandit,
Cooper
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Vic Holman said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
shades
of The Band & Blind Faith. can't go wrong with that. But, of course it still has you thumb prints all over!

Lyrics are mighty fine as well.
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rtcooper said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
SHADES
Not only that, they're Black, Ray-Ban, Wayfarers.

Hey to You and Merry Christmas,
Cooper
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mikkinylund said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Love it!
Except the beginning and the end. Sorry, you have such a great song here, great vocals, great lyrics (no song is good without the words, we ache for the story to be told, and you told it)... This for sure sends early B. Dylan vibes vocally (at least you're able to pick out the words, which is not always the case with Bob ). The end is pathetic compared to the song you have laid out here. This could be awesome and it is, but the beginning and end through me off right away. Lyrics are most excellent, many lines to add to my favorite book of lines. This could be become a TOP song, work on it, please... I apologize for some of my strong words and hopefully you take the advise. If not that's cool too - this is art and essentially your song. Good luck/Mikki
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rtcooper said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
CLEARLY STATED OPINION
Say, Brother,

Had not heard the outtro (esp. the lead guitar) as contrary to, or conflicting with, the main point of view of the story. It is an empathetic voice that objects to the hardship of the "young girl" in the tale (Elizabeth in life). It is strong, but not intended to overpower the telling.

It is clearly overpowering to your ear. I have not listened to the piece without it, but I will. Not sure I'll change it, but I'll certainly go back to the Mix and look at it.

Your comment is greatly appreciated; your opinion valued.

With best regards and Merry Christmas to You,
Cooper


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rtcooper said 3592 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
SURPRISED ME
RAN the file without the opening and closing lead, leaving other Voices in place.

Big Change in Dynamic (of course) and overall Tone and Manner. It is more Vocal-centered and empathetic.

There is clearly another place for the guitar voice that is less strident and quite pleasing. I intend to re-track the lead at next chance for a full alternative version.

I believe the change will be surprisingly apt and very different in its affect.

Big one, Mikki. Will send a File.
Hey and Merry Christmas,
Cooper
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Dixie Mason Band said 3593 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Why not
Turn the organ up.

DIXIE
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rtcooper said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
CALL COLLECT
Thank you, Heather.

BTW, Why don't you call me when you get back to town?

very best,
Merry Christmas
-rtc
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Sir Bass said 3591 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
cu online
bob dylan,
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rtcooper said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
I'M NOT THERE
If you're mostly talking voice while you're singing, it always sounds like Dylan to people.

He's a Root for me, no doubt, but he Really DOES Sing and is the best BEAT writer ever walked the Planet.

It's a drag to be reminicient of him cause it's a bummer for the listener that it's not him. Just got to use what you got though, eh?

Hey to You and Merry Christmas
Cooper
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JOAN said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
beautiful
sniff
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rtcooper said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
MIDNIGHT'S CLEAR
HOT TODDY for these Boys.
Just take it from this Big Ol' Wad A Cash, right here.

Hey and Merry Christmas to You,
Cooper
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BloodSoul said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
awesome song
i dig this song, reminds me a bit of billy joe shaver and the greatful dead mixed haha. very nice.
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rtcooper said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
SHADINGS
BILLY JOE SHAVER.
All Right. What a compliment. Thanks.

Hey and Merry Christmas,
Cooper
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perceptualvortex said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Classic
You guys rock. This really takes me back a ways. The organ couldn't be more fitting for Coop's singing. Great collab, guys!
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rtcooper said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
VINTAGE TUBES
We don't Feel old, but some of the new stuff Is starting to sound a bit "funny."
Ahaha.

For me, it's always amazing what comes back from New South Wales (Neil) when I send a file down there. The organ just damn well Makes the song, and he just threw that in out of whole cloth! Plus, I think the Bass is totally On It, both in and out with the kick and such.

It's a Howl and a prayer that we can get you kids to play this stuff.

very best as always,
Merry Christmas
Coop
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said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
nice light kit and
In keeping with classic RT, you have all pistons poppin here. Nice contribution from Oz land & Mr. Porter, that's the kinda effect & affect he has on works. But the Base here is that thang you do so well - prose and the twangy thang you may get tired of hearin me compliment you on that I love so much in the guitar tones.

Yours, truly, more on hear,

. - Harold

. - Harold
rtcooper said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Light the Tree
All the Ornaments hang on Neil's B3 in this one.

Some think the guitar is pedestrian, but I think the Bass and Lead Drive it together pretty well. It's not a Folk song; it didn't go that way. The lead is, well, the way I heard it.

Hey and Merry Christmas, Brother
Cooper


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Ibstrat said 3590 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
This song
has SOUL!Reminds of Dylan Highway 61 or The Band.I love that guitar playing.Wow a great song!
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NorthPoint said 3588 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
A Baleful Waking Morning
Nice feel on this tune. Great lyrics and song-writing. the music is strong, agree it has a nice 70's feel with that organ as the foundation. My favorite part is the vocal - has a Dylan feel, with a deeper, rootsy feel (maybe with a little Johnny Cash thrown in). Then I heard that guitar solo - powerful and well-stated, with a perfect tone to complement this tune. Nice job all around.
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ajnorth said 3564 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Really
Like your style. Another good song here. And cool guitars.
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