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Ember-A Heart of Stone Turns to Flesh (The Drakonis Collab)


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My offering to the Schwan Songs genre-in-itself rendering of The Ember Open Collaborations
My wife, Maureen who has worked with me in music projects for years and who has inspired me more than once to write has offered her vocal talent on this song. As people we are often times faced with loss and disappointments. As Christians we have a certain way about dealing with such human emotions that God can use to help us to work out our lives. I hope that this song helps to convey and capture how all things work together for good for those who love the Lord. Lyrics used and adapted from Ezekiel 36
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Lyrics
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
[Give you a heart of flesh]

[Moreover, ] will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; [and] I will remove the heart of stone [from your flesh] and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26

There's a heart that's made of stone that turns to flesh when God has touched you.

There's a heart that's made of stone that turns to flesh when God has touched you.

When God has touched you...
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Uploaded: Jun 22, 2009 - 11:29:14 PM
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011 - 06:13:32 PM Last Played: Jul 11, 2017 - 08:56:23 AM
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Comments
Boundless said 2952 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Beautiful Andy
What a great take on Eduard's piece. Fantastic additions.
Wonderful vocals. How inspired. . .

Well done - thanks !



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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Boundless
Thanks man--- what a great place to start. Ya ought to think about thrwoing down on it... very nice and keeps ya motivated.
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Feter said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Ember-A Heart of Stone Turns to Flesh
O my ...I cant believe my ears how beautiful this collab is ..the match
between maureen spiritual vocal and the sax between the piano pace voice ..
this is so lovely ....amazing production ...panning ...arranging ...so
authentic as meshing many styles all along ...so deep and spiritual as
all ...I m sure Eduard is smiling now ....cos this certainly let those
sense true music would feel so filled ...thank you for sharin such gem !!!!
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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
as always you say some nice things -even overlooking flaws...
i agree that Maureen has a very spiritual voice - a kind and gentle spirit.
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Roxylee said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Kudos, Andy & Maureen
You have captured the beauty in how God turns darkness into light. Ember's voice is transformed from ominous to omnipotent. I love this passage of Scripture.... Such promise and hope here. Maureen, you sound great! Andy, I would never have thought a sax could be in Eduard's Ember and do it justice, but you made it fir perfectly. Kudos!
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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Roxylee
Thanks Rox... she does sound great - very glad to have worked on this project and can say that Eduard is extremely talented. Very interesting the variations on a theme.
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MarkHolbrook said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Yup Ember
will keep burning on... One day I will do my own version of it... one day...

It is worthy of all this attention! Nicely done Andy!
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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Mark
Yes, Mark definitley give it your hand.
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magnatone said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Andy/Maureen Ember
when the sax comes in, i'm just mesmerized! gorgeous vocals - this is very deep in every imaginable way! Great work to you both!
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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Karen
Thanks Karen- coming from the 'tone that is a fine, fine compliment !
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drakonis said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
washes of introspection
This is beautifully realized... gorgeous re-interpretation, and very nicely performed and mixed. So ethereal and dreamy, the singing, sax, harmonica, they all wash me gently off to a quiet place. Maureen, such a nice voice you have, and great choice of melody lines. Andy, sublime sax and harmonica work, and I totally totally love the ending you did, very sweet resolution. What a wonderful gift to come back from vacation to find!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Eduard
Thanks- coming from a dragon those are mighty words. Glad you enjoyed your vacation and wanteed to time it our for your return. I really appreciate the input you offered along the way. I used the advice in other projects as well immediately and it seems to work! Thanks loads and very manythanks for setting all of this up!
Andy
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lengold said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
What an
absolutely spellbinding piece.
Gorgeous.
Cheers
Len

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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Len
Thanks lengold - glad you dropped in and that you enjoyed it....
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John Stebbe said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Beautiful
Lovely vocal, and inspired treatment of the text. Wonderful sax parts. Imaginative arrangement. Sounds like the sax player has had some jazz experience. I like the use of vibrato in the sax, at just the right time. I love that verse of Scripture because it lets us know that salvation is all a work of God, and does not come from us in any way. We can't give ourselves a heart transplant. God does that.
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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
John
so true, so true... if all that was left up to me, we would be in a world of trouble..... Happy that you enjoyed the listen.
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rabittwhole said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
blown away
..... blown away.
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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Jack
wordy comment as usual Jack : )
glad you liked it...
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Calchas said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
There seems to be no end...
...to the permutations of this tune. Perhaps the best one yet.

Kudos to Maureen for her great vocals!

Be well friends!
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Calchas said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
DOH!
Forgot to mention how wonderful Andy's sax playing is in this. Top notch!
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awigze said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Mike
Thanks Mike.... Maureen is awesome - eh? well, I GOTTA say that! but still heart fealt. She inspires me.
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kassia said 2952 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
beautiful
very cool sound combination with the sax and harmonica. you gave this a very spiritual feel that fits the lyrics perfectly. maureen's vocals are beautiful, and have an almost irish/celtic sound. very nicely done. you are officially macjammers now!
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awigze said 2951 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Shay- oh cool
If I had known we were o-fficial I would have done this a long time ago. I guess I can be a bit more smart-allecky now huh? .... ok - wandering off now to work on our collab..... {humming}
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diamondvalley said 2951 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Impressive
In every way. Loved the harmonica and vocals. I personally find panning tracks to extremes a little distracting, but given the depth of this piece it might work better, I dunno. Thanks!
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awigze said 2951 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Tom
Thanks Tom. hmmm, I thought I avoided that, but I have hearing loss in my left ear... lol - so who knows what this stuff sound like.... not me! I am glad you liked the song. You ought to try out the collab with drakonis. He's a great guy- even if he is a dragon.
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Giusepppe said 2951 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Ember-A Heart of Stone Turns to Flesh
Good entrance of the instruments, one harmony with personality and very good voice expressing the melancholy of the song.

Thks
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awigze said 2951 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Giuseppe
Giuseppe
Thanks guy(s) hope you enjoyed it as much as I loved putting it together. Drak's great sound bed to begin with is the key.
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Char said 2951 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Wonderful
Welcome to the Ember Club. Thanks. Maureen is wonderful. :)
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awigze said 2951 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Char!
Thanks Char- she is wonderful, ain't she? she has been a great inspiration on more than one level....

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egobandit said 2950 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Classic
This moves you and the sax wow! Thanks for the download!
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awigze said 2950 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
egobandit
Thanks- I am glad you got to drop in for a listen. It's an amazing soundbed and helps to have such an inspired piece to work with- really appreciate it.
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bud said 2950 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Ezekiel never sounded better
Seriously - this is amazing. Maureen's voice and reading of Ezekiel are a real revelation (no pun intended). Together with your sax and re-imagining of Drak's Ember this is one of the most moving pieces I've heard here. There's a lot of beauty and conviction at work and it speaks directly and clearly to the heart and soul. Really wonderful.
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awigze said 2950 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Ezekiel 36
Hey Bud. I do so believe and I think that may be what you are hearing... not so much me but the spirit within me... the removal of a heart of stone is a process and for a time there is a void but when a heart of flesh is given it is a revelation. Drak's soundbed gave light to the subject... I had been thinking of this scripture and the timing ot it's arrival was most pleasing.
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ktb said 2950 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
harmonica
too good. Just wonderfully embracing vocals by Maureen and the sax had a great timbral edge to it. Outstanding
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awigze said 2950 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
ktb
You know, what was funny, was that I have had this harmonica for nearly 25 years and it's been sitting in the desk drawer next to the computer for a long time. It is one of those wire mesh drawers and I happened to look down and noticed it. I had no intentions of using it at all, but it turned out to be, what I think was the highlight of the instrumentation. Of course, my wife kinda stole the show and I set about remixing everything after that. Loved every minute of it. Eduard is most talented.
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gail60 said 2950 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Very nice
What you have done here is so touching and I consider it a blessing. First of all Eduard's music is so creative and always wonderful . To take that and add the sax, harmonica and vocals just changed it completely. I love the additions and I really enjoyed this song. Terrific job by everyone!
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awigze said 2950 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Gail
Thanks Gail. Blessings are good, right? We had a great time and it was good to meet Eduard for the first time and to have this great open collaboration introduce us was a good experience. My wife was really jazzed about this session. Sometimes she even logs on my account and wanders around listening to all this great music here. Looking forward to more from you!
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five_extra_arms said 2950 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Wowzers
This is a really beautiful and passionate piece of music. Love the vocals, love the choice of instruments - very original and very original approach - love the message.

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Bob
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awigze said 2949 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Bob
Thanks Bob... you typed some flowery words there and I really appreciate it. Drakonis - he's got something going !
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Alannah said 2946 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
Love all the Embers .....
.. this one has a "celtic" feel to it in parts ..... lovely vox .... fab sax .... very nice all round !
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awigze said 2857 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
oh cool
One of the ubiquitous Chick munks has visited me. I love all them embers too.
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Alannah said 2527 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
I had to revisit this .......
.... as I realize now that I hadn't met Maureen yet when this was done ...... very nice !
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b0rn2w0rsh1p said 2863 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
Glad to see
you added your (plural) talents to this song Andy and Maureen. My turn next!

Thanks
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awigze said 2857 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Born2worship
all right! cant wait tohear what you are going to do with the ember. Should be very cool. Eduard is a joy to work with... very supportive and is one of the consummate Macjammers!
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rsolorio said 2761 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Spirit like the wind
Enjoyed the instrumental version too.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2741 days ago (January 20th, 2010)
Still meditative, more explicitly spiritual
Love this version too.
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li3detect0r said 2354 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
thank you
This is beautiful, thanks for telling me, takes me to another place, thank you, thank you, thank you.
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awigze said 2354 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Dale
another place... yes, Not long after we recorded this, Maureen and I went up to the mountains at Juneau Peak in New Mexico. We found a spot that overlooked - not really a valley, more of a bowl. The air was clear, the sky blue. We sat on the trail and listened to this on my iPod, first me and then my wife, by the end of the moment we were both in tears. Not because of the song or how it sounded to us, but tears of gratefulness that we could have the moment with Him.
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VicDiesel said 164 days ago (February 9th, 2017)
Another ember
Very nice use of saxes. It's not often used as an ambient instrument.
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