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Letter of a Heart (by Feter)


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michael2

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I did another version of this one a few weeks ago, as I decided to go with this version for the challenge. Think Feter as performed by the Velvet Underground. I really like the way this one turned out, it sounds like the back room at Max's Kansas City at 2 in the morning, circa 1969.

I really loved this song when I heard it and am very happy to have been able to add my two cents to it.
here is the link to Feters original, which is a beautiful folk song:
http://www.macjams.com/song/36307

here is a link to my other noisey shoegaze version:
http://www.macjams.com/song/45091
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Uploaded: Sep 01, 2008 - 01:39:57 PM
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2008 - 01:39:57 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 07:12:21 AM
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intel mini mac, m-audio 49e keyboard for the drums, ibanez bass, fender telecaster gtr, MXL USB mic
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Comments
Vic Holman said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
wow what diversity
that you went with this song. this and the rockin version are great.

I'm digging the laid back Lennon vibe on this one.

thanks for putting this event together, Michael.
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Feter said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Letter of a Heart
I m touched and honored ...never ever dreamed
to this can happened to one of my songs ..!

thank you !
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said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Great version
Wonderful stuff
guitapick said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Well...
...you've got a fan, here. And my daughter just passed by and asked me to pass on her compliments, too...

Sweet tune...very nicely interpreted by you...


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Diviner said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Very good
Very impressed it sounds so good. Well done.
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Char said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Covering is
the sincerest form of respect. Sometimes, I get the timing right. Glad I caught it. It will be cherished. Thank you, both of you. :)
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Roxylee said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
This is cool
Hearing someone else do a Feter song. You did it justice, too. Really sweet rendition.
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davisamerica said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
man michael
great choice .... wonderful rendition ... man u just never quit making me smile .... excellent!
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Jim Bouchard said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
magnificent
A more obvious comparison would be Yo Lo Tengo, with the vocals sounding much Ira Kaplan and drumming soft and complex like Georgia Hubley, but YLT have much in common with VU. And in the end it sounds like MM. Really superb and you've claimed it as your own. I much prefer this version to the shoegaze version. Great!
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rsorensen said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
letter
great job. I'm all about your other version but this is just as good in it's own way. really like that tele. this has a really nice hazy lazy feel about it. great vocals. and hey feter - awesome song!
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guygrooves said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Fabulous!!
Kind of a Velvet Underground meets Blue Rodeo vibe to it. This is a great cover M2. Great song Feter I like your version of it too.
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sloparts said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
To Feter with Love
This is the purest compliment you could pay to our dear friend Feter. And to do so in such a wonderful way ans this is all the more.

Michael this is beautiful. You played and sang the song in the true spirit in which it was written. Kudos to you my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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sloparts said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
To Feter with Love
This is the purest compliment you could pay to our dear friend Feter. And to do so in such a wonderful way and this is all the more.

Michael this is beautiful. You played and sang the song in the true spirit in which it was written. Kudos to you my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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dajama said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Very nice
Smooth and elegant take on Feter's song. Your vocal on this is perfectly done - a nice laidback approach, and a lovely approach to the track. Love the percussion, and the guitar work is sweet. Very nicely done. Peace.
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egobandit said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
oh yeah
Im a big Velvet underground fan and this has a nice slow take the edge off my stress feel. Feters version is also a very good song This is a big compliment to him! enjoyed !
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MarkHolbrook said 3220 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
A great
cover of a good song by a great man, a great MJer...
Mr. Feter!

Micheal... you did this up extremely well!
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jiguma said 3220 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Good one Michael!
After listening to two covers of your songs, I half expected this to be a cover of your own song. Little did I realise that it would be a cover of a cover you did already of Feter's song ;)

This is a very late at night, "just one more glass of red wine before I go" kind of version, and I really like it.

Neil



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cjdaley said 3219 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
compliments
to you both. I like the light touch you have with the drums. they don't sound midi at all to me (a typical feter remark!).
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yrp said 3219 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Impressive
clean guitar work.
I preffer this one than the shoegaze version.
Your midi drum work is awesome too and the vocals, as always, are perfect.
Of course feter is glad with this tribute.
I am looking foward for the heavy metal version.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3219 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Softly

Peacefull song , very well sung.

dirigent said 3219 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Letter of a Heart
Wonderful atmosphere with a relaxed laid-back feeling. Excellently performed song, a beautiful tune!! Bravo!!
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five_extra_arms said 3219 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Love it
You can just make any song sound any style, any period you want. I like the Velvety feel you've given this.

Fascinating.

Feter, your original is also a great song.
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timothy devine said 3219 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
thanks m
great sounding geetars on this one
i must check out more of the challenge



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saymme said 3219 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
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This is a beautiful cover!!! You do this song wonderfully Michael , I'm sure Feter must be thrilled by this ! KUDOS!!!!
Outtaorbit said 3218 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
you hit this
on the nose... excellent
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Lennon714 said 3218 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
wow
I don't want to even think how long those drums took you - but they're worth every hour it took. This is a agonizing and brilliant version of Feter's touching original.
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Rebsie said 3217 days ago (September 4th, 2008)
Sweet
I love your voice Michael. A lovely tribute to a sincere and heartfelt song.
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saymme said 3217 days ago (September 4th, 2008)
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back for dl - so wonderful to hear this beautiful heartful song again Amazing job You did here Michael Honoured to hear it ! tx
racerat said 3217 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
VU
Very Velvets, you hit the nail on the head. I'm nodding out,....in a good way.....;-)

P


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sonnyjim said 3215 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
mmmmmm
Great vibe, great performances......... those BV's are perfect!
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LunaTrick said 3215 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Well worked song...
..and excellent vocals that capture the mood perfectly. What a duo!
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Ed Hannifin said 3213 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Over the bridge we go...
Yeah, if you hadn't said it, (and everyone else who said it after you), I would've said it... lots of Velvets '69 or Loaded...and maybe better recorded...

And a bit of Cowboy Junkies a la Trinity Sessions...

A very sweet and touching gift for Feter...

Ed



Heightened said 3107 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Fantastic
collab guys. Nice and slow too.
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Cover_to_Cover said 2965 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Deep rendition!
Great feel. I love this style!
five_extra_arms said 2958 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Rewriting The Letter
Wow Michael,

I totally forgot that this was a Feter cover. It pops up on my shuffle in the studio all the time and I think it's one of your finest works. Man, a double scoop of Feter and Michael - no wonder I love this song so much!

Thanks Cover_to_Cover for bringing this back to my attention. This will be a great project for a great artist, by great artists!!
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bud said 2953 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
How'd I miss this before
Oh well - I'm here now and digging the slow groove and velvets tones.
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