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River Of Life w/ racerat,rebsie


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paddler

 Genre: Psychedelic

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Description
I was looking for an uplifting subject and thought of the Sleeping Knights of Alderly Edge (http://www.alderleyedge.org/Wizard.htm) who will supposedly awake one day and save us from well.. ourselves I suppose.Or certain death by way of the absence of root vegtables for example.

I made a video too - the qualitys not too great and the sound is in mono for some unknown reason.Its actually pretty crisp on imovie.

video (youtube)

Many thanks to Rebsie and Racerat for their talents.

rebsie - vocals/indianesque
racerat - vocals/electric guitar
paddler - accoustic git and beats etc

Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2008 to everyone at macjams.
Now then - time for sherry.
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Lyrics
The Vison Of Angels / River Of Life

For a 1000 years we have lain below
In the fires of the mountain of fear
But theres a whisper of change
In the turning tide
Could it be - our time is near?

Running into the sun
With the vision of angels
Theres a reason to live
A reason to die
And we must go on
Fighting for the river of life

Theres a beast in men and a restless dream
With a heart that beats but we can't be seen
For the cries of war we will refuse
In a race of truth we have nothing to lose

Running into the sun
With the vision of angels
Theres a reason to live
A reason to die
And we must go on
Fighting for the river of life

You could be the reason we're drowning in the water
Time has got you spinning better save your sons and daughters
The stars are burning brighter than we have ever known
Its time we got together - time this bird was flown


ah ah ah ah
ah ah ah ah
ah ah ah ah - the river of life

the river of life X 6

Running into the STORM - lightning may strike - and nations may fall
Only time can tell - If we can survive - dont know heaven from hell
Just keep fighting for the river of life


Song Stats
Hits: 5393
Comments: 53
Fans: 35
Plays: 227
Downloads: 183
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Dec 18, 2007 - 09:49:49 PM
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2007 - 08:44:22 AM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 11:25:52 PM
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Hardware:
git,keyboard
Software:
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Comments
Feter said 3597 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
River Of Life
A real Superb song ..very powerful and tight !!
incredible work on guitars and yes I think I
guesed Rebsies sound from the first listening
(this is the second -wink) ..thnx for sharin it
your singin just cool( a tull ) my friend keep them comin !!
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paddler said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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feter - Kudos my friend.How you managed to post a comment before the earth was even formed is beyond me.Many thanks
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timothy devine said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
nice composition.
what a great bass sound.
I love the piano in sync with the vox in the start.
The vocal harmonies are real sweet...'into the sun'...
great production and the vocal performances are right on the money.
Theres that rebsie again/she keeps poping up
Dig the jammin piano in the tune, it really brings back some old "Stuff"(Original Saturday night Live Band/NBC.TV)
the keyboard player was Richard Tee(I think)/he hasalso worked with Paul Simon amongst many others
eough
great collab and recording
peace
HH
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paddler said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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Thanks tim - what a meticulous ear you have.I hope that bass works,electronic bass can sometimes be a grind.
Yes that rebs is highly in demand for sure -
I'm privelidged that she contributed.I've heard that show mentioned alot around macjams,I'll have to watch some footage.

Cheers - RG
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timothy devine said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
So You have never seen SNL
Just make sure you get ready,... in the right mood, first.

Its a bit off the wall. try to find the early years, the '70s...are best...

great collab
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lengold said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
What a
big song and production. Great collaboration, everyones part fits so perfectly (what is an indianesque?).
This sounds like one of those songs that will be around forever and could be covered in any genre. Just brilliant songwriting. The choice of instruments and their masterful playing is also superb. Your vocals all blend so well too.
All-in-all a perfect production.
Cheers
Len


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paddler said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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Thanks len.An indianesque is the word I chose to describe the eastern type singing at the beginning.I dont know if its a real word,and I also dont know if rebsie is of indian descent.

Its a nice concept to think of a song bouncing around forever.Then again - is there such a thing as forever? I dunno.Probably best if I just stuff a mince pie in my face and stop wondering.

Cheers Len
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Rebsie said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Indianesque
Yeah, actually I'm one-sixteenth Indian, thanks to a colonial liaison in 19th century Madras. It still manifests in a love of warbly vocals.
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paddler said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Madras
thats near the bullring shopping centre isnt it?
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Godchaser said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Awesome collab.
Great song.Excellent performances,production and song crating.

Blessings,
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paddler said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
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Cheers God.

I never heard the term 'song crating' before - interesting.Thanks very much
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Godchaser said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Webster's Ways
Crate (krat), n., v.,crated, crat-ing. -n. 1. a slatted wooden box for packing,shipping,or storing fruit,furniture,etc.3.informal. something rickety and dilapidated,esp. an automobile.5. to pack in a crate.

Craft (kraft), n.,pl.crafts v., craft-ed,craft-ing 1. an art,trade or occuopation requiring special skill.2.skill;dexterity 9.to make or manufacture with great skill and care.
My apologies,I'm pretty sure I meant 'crafting' and not crating!

Blessings,

Daniel
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paddler said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
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Cheers Daniel - what a very precise definition! Appreciated - Richard
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Moviz said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
What a
Great collab this is. I do like this folky-jazz style, the performances all round are excellent along with the arrangement. I like how it really moves along gathering to itself as it goes.... As does life, regards and all the best for the season to all here, M
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paddler said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
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Life cetainly does rush along,maurice - cant believe Ive been in the lakes 5 years now and only lay by a river once on a hot summers afternoon - and it was the slowest ones ever.Thanks very much you offer great support
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DWL said 3597 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
So well put together
A great story and good performances all round.

The video was pretty neat as well.

Cheers

Dick


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paddler said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
..
Thanks Dick - the video could be better its a bit jumpy and the qualities terrible by comparison to what I had here oh well,might try re-converting

Cheers,Happy new year
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guitapick said 3596 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Really cool...
...chord progression in the chorus...unique and really effective...

Powerful message
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paddler said 3595 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
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thank you guitapick
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Vic Holman said 3596 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Not to sound funny
but i hear a bit of a few late '60's influences. but that's the true psychedelia garden to grow from. trippy with both feet on the ground.
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racerat said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Rich and Rebs
Thanks for asking me to participate on this little beauty. I had so much fun. It came out really open airy and lush. Certainly a 60's trippiness to it, what with the "indianesque" singing (perfect term if you ask me, great work Rebsie!). Plus, the added bonus of the video which is VERY cool.
Peace,
Philip
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Cori Ander said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Great
Beautiful!

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Cori Ander said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
And how I dig
And how I dig your handling of the electric piano!!!
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TobinMueller said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Retro prog folk
I really dig the retro prog folk feel, combining electro-bass and sparse electro piano (my fav sound on the track), the cross-genre nature of every layer. Very cool.
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said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Go
Good outlay. I like the lead vox and flanking chorus bits judiciously applied. That's a funky juice harp keyboard sound. Excellent lyrics. The songs needs just a tad more "presence". It needs just one thin layer of gauze peeled back. The limitations of non-analog mixing on a shoestring budget, no doubt.
echoroom said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Sup[erb...
... from all involved ... what a wealth of talent. Beautiful track.... i need more listens before commenting more, but I loved this on first listen!?


steve
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davisamerica said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
well then!!
made my christmas wish list a little shorter..was hoping for a new paddler tune and got it along with rebsie and phillip..WOWOW! great tune and production...nothing to say but excellent work and will now download,,thanks folks you have made my day!! hats off x 3!!
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five_extra_arms said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Phenomenal Sound
What a really perfect song this is.

Wow!

Thanks for the download!

Bob
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craft said 3596 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
great collab
I'm diggin it... It is very good.. Faved.. Well done
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I. Spike said 3595 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
I guess I don't need dinner...
Lovely angel funk! I love the sonic separation between the voices. Very tasty!....
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echoroom said 3595 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Excellent
This has such a great feel - kinda 60s keys but contempory beats. The vocals ace great and wonderfully mixed.... a really uplifting track - great collab guys.

steve
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bud said 3595 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Wonderful collab - cheers to you three
and Paddler there'll be something extra in your stocking for hosting this fine tune. Love the mix of instruments and vocals - cool lyrics too. Happy Holidays!
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thetiler said 3594 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
wow
Paddler, racerat and Rebsie

This has a terrific rock catchiness to it. The backround singing really fits in and the lyrics are fun to listen to.

This is a pop radio hit tune, When I hear tunes like this I feel like pleading to radios that be and tell then hey this has the ability to go big on the radio.

Way to go. This should be a money tune on the radio.

That backround singing is so nice to hear.
Very impressed!
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Joe Brady said 3593 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Paddler, this is great........
Love all the vocals, nicely blended. The keys are killer, and the song has a ear friendly structure that is no work at all to listen to, unconciously keeping the beat with my feet/hands. I also like the acoustic strumming which is done superbly. Nothing to lose in a race for truth, so true.
PS: that video is tres cool.
Cheers,
Joe
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3593 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
For some obscure reason....
....I don't like this - yet feel compelled to post ....hang on... now I got it - the HOOK is terrific - river of life - aye.
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Ed Hannifin said 3593 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Lovely bit of psychedelic...
...Let's see...great arrangement and production, with stuff stopping and starting intelligently and creatively...Great blend of voices, great Sixties piano and great strumming acoustic... Great dulcimerish sound in there, too...

I figure along about the fifth listen, which is surely coming, I'll get some inkling what it's all about, which is about par for me and my favorite psychedelic songs...

The thing just sounds cool...

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peacepiano said 3593 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
Great
Enjoyed every bit of this one: from the strumming guitar to the classy harmonies in the chorus to the funky rhodes to the stirring guitar.

Super collab.

Thanks
Bill
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rtcooper said 3593 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
ROLL ON, MIGHTY RIVER
Real nice keyboards - Garth Hudson playful.
Love the changes going into the "vision of angels" change up.
Nice Talent Pool, here. Mixed so everyone has the right space.

As a guitarist, of course would like more definition in the outtro guitar part!

appreciation and best regards,
Merry Christmas
Cooper
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ktb said 3592 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
what a blend
of sonics and talent. Wonderful smorgasborg of vocals. The synth and piano are my favorite. It just seems to strike such an original thread with me. Yet it also seems to keep on a familiar plain. Kudo's to Rebsie and Philip for outstanding contributions.
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jiguma said 3590 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Led Zep start
had me waiting in anticipation - no disappointment either. Very nice combination of talents - now get back to the mince pies :)
Neil
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dajama said 3588 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
This is a great song
The arrangement is perfect, and the performances are outstanding. Love the vocal on the first verse together with the keyboards. Nice harmonies and lovely contrast between the different voices. The lyrics are nicely done, and I love the instrumentation throughout. This is outstanding. Nice one, folks. Peace.
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said 3578 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
River Of Life
Howdy Paddler,
My compliments to both yourself, Racerat and Rebsie for an awesome work!!!! Loved this song very much, the vocals, instrumentation, arrangement and the awesome lyrics!!!!!!!! Just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Severely impressed by you and all here at MJ, Thanks,
Wade
said 3566 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
trippin'
graphic

super progressive cadence to this song - befitting the prose written. slick song and collab, nice

. - Harold
lavalamp said 3563 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
This is.....
This is best all of you have done. Sorry it ways so late to hear. Really great music.
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victorias_playground said 3540 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Loved it!
Great groove here! The lyrics...just perfect with the tune! Loved the changes and the vocals...particularly the female...great voice n harmonies!!

Well done!!

Peace
xox
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tokai said 3535 days ago (February 19th, 2008)
500th hit
yeah that is a top tune. great vocals, very pro sound overall, how long did you spend on that.
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said 3520 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Great!
Great song ... I enjoyed everything about it!
Thanks a lot for sharing and KUDOS to all.

Take Care
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said 3507 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Enjoyable listen.
and a lovely relaxing melodic sound ,the music.the vocals, the lyrics were all really really good, and very enjoyable to listen too.
And I also loved the title River Of Life. Thanks for sharing,

Peace Dee.
Damroze said 3081 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
a lot going on here
Good funk/rock driving groove with some of that post psychedelic celtic flow with nice intertwining vocal work and a dash of soul/jazz keys.
Do genres even matter anymore ? Were they ever anything more then a marketing tool that is now obsolete in the world of GB and the internet ?
Good work Paddler. DL
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davisamerica said 3051 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
The Best Ever ....
it still is ... came up on my shuffle ... came by to say thank you
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alackbass said 2687 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
River Of Life w/ racerat,rebsie
This is one of those rare tunes that's written on a level like a Peter Gabriel or XTC thing. So many twists and turns that are completely unexpected yet all mesh together seamlessly. The vocals are just pristine. Perfectly arranged and performed. Love the electric piano. The modulating synth is also very cool. What is not to be loved and be impressed by?
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Demeter7 said 2683 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Enjoyed this
very much. Thanks, all. :)
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davisamerica said 822 days ago (July 24th, 2015)
once again
.... big smile!!
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