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The environment for this song is a huge cathedral... in the dark ages... For theatre, I picture slavery and forced labor in the darkest places... hopless and forsaken...

human history is replete with examples of
the bondage we live under... and while we here all fall down on all sides of every arguement... one thing I'm sure we all agree on... our longing for some kind of freedom that transends the relentless gravity that has pulled on us from the dawn of time... this is what the song represents for me

A heart felt Merry Christmas to you
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OH COME OH COME EMMANUEL,
AND RANSOM CAPTIVE ISRAEL
WHO MORNS IN LONELY EXILE HERE.
UNTIL THE SON OF GOD APPEARS
REJOICE REJOICE EMMANUEL
WILL COME TO YOU OH ISRAEL

OH COME THOU WISDOM FROM ON HIGH
& ORDER ALL THINGS FAR & NIGH
TO US THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGE SHOW.
& CAUSE US IN HER WAYS TO GO
REJOICE REJOICE EMMANUEL
WILL COME TO YOU OH ISRAEL

OH COME DESIRE OF NATIONS BIND
ALL PEOPLE IN ONE HEART AND MIND
BID ENVEY STRIFE AND QUARREL CEASE,
AND FILL THE WHOLE WORLD
WITH HEAVENS PEACE
REJOICE REJOICE EMMANUEL
WILL COME TO YOU OH ISRAEL
REJOICE REJOICE EMANUEL
WILL COME TO YOU OH ISRAEL
WILL COME TO YOU OH ISRAEL
WILL COME TO YOU OH ISRAEL
WILL COME TO YOU OH ISRAEL

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Uploaded: Nov 29, 2008 - 07:59:54 AM
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thoddi said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Oh yeah
A fantastic song Scott. I'm stunned over the vocal arrangements you do. Superb!

And you know so well how to keep it interesting, accentuate at the right places, powerful drums, and a tasty use of melodylines flowing through and holding it together.

A very good re-mix:)


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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
thanx Thor
there are a few reasons that I stay @ MJ... you're one of them.. I went away after posting this so I'll try to catch up... I didn't expect alot of comments for a mix tweek.. so I'm a bit surprised.. I just didn't lke that other mix for the pod cast...

thanx my friend
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thoddi said 3279 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
cool
You are of course one of my favorite of favorites. I'm happy that you choose to stay... I'm fond of the visit you pay my songs, and I enjoy your music much:)
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Feter said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Oh Come Emanuel
This is a huge and teremendous kinda work my friend ..
really one of your best work ...this reminds me of the
classic rockers of the 70s ..the synth keys the drums
and percussions really ..amazing ...yes you are one of
the best vocalist over MJ ..Kudos ..and thnx alot for
sharin such gem !!!!
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Thanx Feter
I believe the DNA of the song sort of makes it epic right from the start... I can see how that transltes well in to that "classic rocker" lots of drama
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sloparts said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Even more powerful
than the last take Scott. It's amazing how much power there is in this my friend. It's beautifully done and your vocals and harmonies are just awesome.

A wonderful Christmas gift, thank you

Ed
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Ed thank you
for visiting... this is the exact mix that you'll find over at icomp... MJ is the first place that I post stuff... an allegiance that I have here... as I refine a mix I'll usually post it over there... I hate to clutter up my music page... but I didn't want the older mix on the pod-cast...

Merry Christmas to you and yours... you're a fine gentleman

Scott
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dreadmon said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Always a joy
Scott, thanks for the gift of a plussed version of this tune, though I'm not sure that it needed any plussing whatsoever. I recall being simply stunned at the production when you first debuted it. It has become a favorite in this household and we'll be including it in all our Christmas playlists.
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Hi Bing
Merry Christmas... and long time!... even the updated version doesn't sit right in my ears... It sounds like sythns to me... and a bit nasal... It's always been more of a scketch... I really hear this with an orchestra.. still this acheives the BIGGNESS and DRAMA, that I invisioned..

I decided to do the work, and re-record everything in Logic.. so that I can replace all the parts with samples.. that way I can build an orchestra.... I don't remember exactly what I played... so I'm picking the old files apart and listening...

I may have to post one more time if it comes out well....


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said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
power!
again.....that juno of yours is a beauty! Love this tune.
Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
THanx S S
I appreciate your time and comments...

Scott
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diamondvalley said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Wow....
I love the drama, suspense and power of your performance. Thanks for the re-post!
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
One Reason
that I love this song.. and have so many different versions recorded... is the way it captures the "Drama" of the human condition.. creation groans...
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
and
Thanx so much

Merry Christmas

Scott
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Moviz said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
I Don't
have enough words to say how fantastic this sounds. Those harmonies are to die for...... and the way you build them and the instrumental parts around.... just fantastic. Your sincerity shines throughout. Wonderful performance, Cheers M
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
thank you Maurice
I think those words worked quite well... I appreciate that...

Scott
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pablatone said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Good one Brah,
You really put some pizazz into this. It's sure gone away from the melencholy feel this tune usually has. What a celebration you've made it! I may have to change my mind about Christmas carols.
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
I know
what you mean about Christmas carols... I lead music at church... and this time of year just about makes me choke... this song, on the other hand, I've always seen as more than a Christmas song... when I was playing live, I used to close the show with this song all year.. it allowed people to hear more in it...

still Christmas is my favorite pagan holiday...

smiling.... Scott
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kassia said 3282 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
emanuel
This is incredible. Perfectly placed and powerfully effective percussion. Your vocals are beautiful, wonderful harmonies. I love the feeling of movement from the underlying synths and percussion. An amazing offering, thank you!
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
thank you Shay
I appreciate your comments tremendously...

Merry Christmas

Scott
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kristyjo said 3281 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Powerful
You have performed this to reflect the power of the words. Often, when I sing this, I think of the desires and wishes of the singers. You do it with much more emphasis on the sure promises of God. The difference in viewpoint makes for a much more powerful song.
And, as usual your vocal performance is stunning, and the instrumentals are perfect.
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
funny Kristy
my singers have heard me say many times "you sang the words and notes right"... "But you missed everything else about this song" so we go back and focus on "what the song is about"... I do this routinely with them... so this comment means very much to me...

the end result is ending up with a body of work that the congregation conects with emotiomally..
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Vic Holman said 3281 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
awesome
man, this is big!

everything I expect from you, Scott.

I am so envious of your vocals. No one harmonizes as well as you do.
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Big is Good
in this case... thanx Vic

I'm cyber-blushing

Merry Christmas

Scott
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magnatone said 3281 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
WOW
Scott - this is INCREDIBLE!!! geez - did you nail this or what?? as beautiful a rendition as i've ever heard!
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Scott Carmichael said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Thanx Karen
sometimes arranging is real work... struggling to hear a true voice of any particular work... other times it's like following breadcrumbs home.. this one felt like I was along for the ride...

thanx again Karen

much appreciated

Scott
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Epileptic Gibbon said 3281 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Thanks
for posting up the new version. The previous version is terrific so I can't wait to hear this one if the mix is even better. I'd like to thank Birdman Wayne for recommending this for the podcast show and the show should be ready in a week or two. This will definitely be a highlight.
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Scott Carmichael said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
And thank you Ian
I don't generally like to clutter up my page with double posts... but I really preferred this mix... and thanx to Yeman... I didn't know he was the culprit.. i will look forward to listening...

thanx again Ian
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thetiler said 3281 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Always quality Scott
you really have this style down with high quality.

A great blessing to this site! Really some of the best here for sure!
Your blessed with such a terrific voice, but on an equal basis the sublime music to go with it. You got the works :)

Amazingly high quality pop spirituality !



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Scott Carmichael said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Wow thanx Bill
I'm not sure what this style is on this one... we used to do this live... and I refered to it as "Sting does Christmas" I really appreciate the encouraging comments that you've left consistantly...

thank you

Scott
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Ibstrat said 3280 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Unbelievable
You are an incredible singer and arranger.One of the best versions of this song that I have ever heard.
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Scott Carmichael said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
HI Mark
thank you... I always get a kick out of being known as a singer... it's just so unexpected... If we could sit in a room and play and sing together, I could dispell the myth very quickly... but I would SO enjoy it all the same

Scott
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peacepiano said 3280 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Grand
Very grand production. Suitable for Christmas CD!

Thanks
Bill
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Scott Carmichael said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Thanx Bill
I'm sure I wouldn't have the patience... so many Christmas carol drive me nuts.. I lead the music at church and by the end of the holidays I'm so ready for December 26th... I'm the Grinch...

maybe that's why I prefer a dark and brooding version
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peacepiano said 3277 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
In the choir
LOL

I'm in the choir at my church, some of what we sing this time of year I could swear predates Christmas, or at least the lighter side of christmas.
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davisamerica said 3280 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
scott
you are the best man ... wonderful track !
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Scott Carmichael said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
hey Jack
Merry Christmas

and thanx for the nod

Scott
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onesweetworld said 3280 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
:-)
pretty pretty!
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Scott Carmichael said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
:-)
thank you thank you...

Merry Christmas Linda...
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elfdaughter said 3280 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Loved the original
Loved the original, and I ADORE this mix. You're right, it is a better mix. The vocal arrangements are stunning. Downloading this version too.
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Scott Carmichael said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Hi Averil
thanks so much... and you're welcome to it... I'm going thru your page and I'm loving all the references to Lewis & Tolkein... this stuff had been nourishment for years...

I must get into your catalogue soon

Scott
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awigze said 3279 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Multi-layered Talent
I could hear Shofars announcing the Lord, Jeshua!
Thank you for this song.
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Scott Carmichael said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Jeshua
How unlikely does it seem... I understand why the world thinks I'm a fool... yet I'm compelled...

Merry Christmas

and thank you

Scott
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Cori Ander said 3278 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
HA!
HA! I'm so happy to be able to fav and tenbomb this one again! You don't know how many friends I've played the old mix for. Every time I want to show what a great place MJ can be, I pick it out to play ...

And yes .. this one has a clearer mix!
So beautiful!!!
I have not words enough.. the world is a richer place to be when this song exists!

Johannes
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guitapick said 3277 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Man...
...what a tribute to God and Heaven...

Wonderful, Scott. Absolutely wonderful...
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Roxylee said 3277 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
Ooh, a remix
of a favorite Scot treated carol. isn't this the one you wrote when you were home from work because you were bedridden from flu or something? You amaze me with your ability to create such consistently excellent music. I love all the sounds in this.
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Ed Hannifin said 3277 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
And into...
...the office Christmas rotation she goes...

This is very big, very clean, and very powerful. I think Kristyjo is right on it when she notes that your version is about God's promise rather than the yearning of the singer(s)... THAT is a very astute comment...

Match this with a smaller, simpler song of the season, and you'd be well on your way to a heck of a Christmas CD...

Ed
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scottydude said 3276 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
you da man!
scott:
great to hear a new one from you my man! extremely majestic...worthy for a king! in my minds eye, this stirs up things in the heavenlies bro! masterfully done, wonderfully crafted. thanks for sharing....it has my eyes set on the things on high.
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said 3268 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
glad you re-posted
one of my favorites of yours; it's on a MJ Christmas CD compilation I did a couple of years back - Thanks

. - Harold

b0rn2w0rsh1p said 2983 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Nice
thick, powerful. I guess it is time to start collecting Christmas songs - or have to listen to all the same airplay songs again and again.

Thanks
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aclarke said 2905 days ago (December 11th, 2009)
Still amazing, Scott
Really captivating!
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