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A Soldiers Dream (Remix/record)


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Moviz

 Genre: Pop Orchestral

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When I originally posted this, a few people commented on the poor quality of the vocal sound in the Spoken Word part and they were right, so I finally got around to re-recording the vocal and doing a slight re-mix of the Orchestral part. It all sounds so much better now and with Armistice Day approaching shortly, I thought it would be fitting for us to give a thought to the lads overseas who are doing a good job for their/our Countries. Thanks to all who supported the original version of this, but shortly I will erase it as this (I hate to do that after people have been good enough to listen and comment) but I'm sure you'll agree this is a far better recording...... hope you'll give it another listen.
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Lyrics
Soldiers Dream of Home

Far away in foreign lands, a soldier boy is sleeping,
Though around him are the sounds of mayhem, love is always in his keeping
For the ones he left behind in the homeland that he knew,
They’re still there within his heart, his regrets are very few.

As he sleeps, he is escaping, all the noise and strife abounding,
In his dreams he is recalling, hills and valleys all surrounding,
Where the safety of his childhood made him loved and keeps him loving,
All he knows within his heart, who will be there at his homecoming.

Though the ravages of war have left him tired, his dreams are yearning
For the green hills of his homeland, where the love just keeps on burning.
Tinkling rivers on whose banks he’d played with friends, their laughter sounding,
In his dreams, all this floods back and while he sleeps, the guns keeps pounding.

For a while he snatches rest and through those dreams the miles are closing;
Reaching out to meet halfway, the love that’s sent as he’s reposing.
And in that moments reverie, a window in his mind’s revealing
Treasured memories, lit like jewels, bringing strength from love he’s feeling.

Maurice Vizard 7/7/2008
Song Stats
Hits: 3447
Comments: 50
Fans: 23
Plays: 231
Downloads: 103
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Nov 03, 2009 - 07:06:28 PM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2009 - 07:06:28 PM Last Played: Aug 26, 2017 - 12:33:05 PM
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Comments
scofugate said 2959 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
WOW M!
What a great emotional piece for all of our troops, Present / Past / and Future! Wonderful arrangement! Hanky is out! Like I said.you can do it all!
ABC narration (or is it BBC in your neck of the woods)haha.
I love this


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Moviz said 2959 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
I said
you'd need your hanky LOL... thanks for the listen Scott. Oh and yes, it's the BBC over here otherwise known as 'The Beeb', cheers M
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paul f. page said 2959 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Beautiful...
Maurice,
I can't think of anyone who can deliver a spoken vocal performance like you can. You represent this lovely and poignant text with such grace and polish. It is just beautiful. Thank you for posting this.
Peace...and more peace.
Paul
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Moviz said 2959 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Thanks Paul
for the very kind words..... much appreciated, regards M
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Feter said 2959 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
A Soldiers Dream
One of your classic Sir ...indeed a very nice
arrangement and wonderful reading ...thank you
so very much for sharin !!!!
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Moviz said 2959 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Feter
thanks so much for re-visiting this and again for your nice comment, regards M
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MarkHolbrook said 2959 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
This does
sound better! Nicely done Maurice! Excellent subject matter!
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Moviz said 2958 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Thanks Msrk
for giving another listen and the 'fave'.... it needed this update, cheers M
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ShadowofNine said 2959 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Rememberance
Day we call it in Canada a most important day of remembering the sacrifice's that were made for us all..This piece is wonderful...and very touching...Bravo
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Moviz said 2958 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Over here
it's also called 'Remembrance Day as well as Armistice..... how can we forget the sacrifice and it's still going on in Afghanistan and other places. Really pleased that you approve of this, regards M
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Roxylee said 2958 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Oh, yeah...
It sounds really clear. You do great spoken word pieces, Maurice. Much enjoyed.
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Moviz said 2958 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
I threw away
the megaphone I used on the other recording Roxie LOL; thank you for listening, regards M
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Sigmund said 2958 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
soldier's dream
Maurice
First of all nice music - perfect for spoken reading. And, I thought this was quite heartfelt and very well read by you - you have a wonderful voice! Nice work - Sig
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Moviz said 2958 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Glad you
like this Sigmund. Thank you for your very welcome comment... it's much appreciated, regards M
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jiguma said 2958 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Maurice
A vast improvement in sound on this version. It is so good to see that your perseverance with the vocal clarity you get has paid off.
Well done. This is seriously well done.
Neil
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Moviz said 2958 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
I was hoping
you'd drop in on this one Neil and I'm pleased you got to hear it.... and like it. I'm also very pleased with the sound now. Thanks again, regards M
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digitalnirvana9 said 2957 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Excellent Job!
As I have said before you should get this one out there....Would make a great video too....Peace to you, and what a talented person you are!
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Moviz said 2957 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Thanks Norman
The problem is that being outside the States, I'm unable to contact the American equivalent of the British Legion (I tried). I agree there could be a good video to this and I wonder just who has a good camera to do it? LOL, thanks again Norman, regards M
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DarkPlanet said 2957 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Yes!
This is truly great, you have the natural narrator's/poet's voice!
just magical!
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Moviz said 2957 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Thanks to you
Tom, for giving this another listen..... there is a big improvement in this recording as opposed to the last version.... really appreciate the listen, regards M
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musichead said 2957 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
great
Not only is the music and narration Great. But its also a great theme! To the Lads! I cant hear any hiss or noise at all! great recording!
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Moviz said 2957 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
I finally
got it right .....and I'm satisfied I couldn't do it any better .....and of course that's the test for any of us doing music. Thanks very much for re-listening to this and for your very welcome comment, regards M
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fathom said 2957 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Poignant
and very touching work. Never heard the original but this is certainly beautifully produced. Can't think of anyone who could have given a finer narration and the musical backing is beyond first rate.
Well done.
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Moviz said 2957 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Well
Thanks so much for calling in to listen... I really do appreciate that very kind comment... Glad you liked it, Regards M
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davisamerica said 2956 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Maurice
this is wonderful and the quality is much improved (but i did love the original) you have such grace of presentation .... hats off to you my dear friend...excellent post
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Moviz said 2956 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Thank you Jack
for taking the time to re-listen to this and thank for your support always, regards M
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maxruehl said 2956 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Wonderful
Moving musical accompaniment to an equally moving narrative voice. Really terrific work. I could listen to your dramatic readings all day.:)
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Moviz said 2956 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
I'm really
pleased that you called here Andy, thanks very much for your very nice compliment.... very flattering and much appreciated, regards M
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Boundless said 2955 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Beautiful
Love the overall atmosphere.
And the story telling.

Thoughtful.

Merci !

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Moviz said 2955 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Much
appreciated, that you called in to listen 'Boundless, thank you for your kind words, regards M
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VicDiesel said 2954 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Sonorous
You have a beautiful speaking voice, which really makes this track.

The orchestral part is cool, but I think at 3:11 you're hitting a wrong key on the choir. Otherwise a fantastic arrangement.

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Moviz said 2954 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Thanks Vic
I appreciate your comments and am pleased that you liked it.... I've been back a few times to re-listen the choir part you mention, but I don't hear any bum chords.... though your ears are younger than mine, cheers M
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FrankAxtell said 2954 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
wow
nice work...your a gifted story teller.
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Moviz said 2954 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Nice
of you to call Frank, thanks for listening, regards M
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DWL said 2953 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Very pertinent
very well done Maurice.

You've carried off the spoken part very well.It's pitched very well and avoids overwhelming portentiousness.

Excellent work my friend.

Cheers

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Moviz said 2953 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Thanks Dick
Much appreciated words .... and thanks also that you took time out to listen to this version too.., regards M.
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SISTERS said 2953 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
perfect
what a classy set up! shoot - the intro alone is worth the price of admission. i think you're onto something with your spoken word, maurice. it's really a lovely match-up.
wonderful job of remembering....
anne
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Moviz said 2953 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Thanks Anne
I honestly don't know how I managed to get those instruments together like that at the time Anne, but I am very pleased with what came out and especially after i tickled it up a bit this time round.... and of course re-recording the spoken part. Thanks again for the nice words, regards M
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spitlogic said 2953 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Definite improvement
Im not sure about the difference in the instrumentation, but I do feel a lot better about the vocals. Very well laid over the background. It is very fitting that you would improve on this particular song so close to veterans day.

Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Moviz said 2953 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Pleased that
you called to listen to this updated version Mitchell.... The difference in the orchestra is in the mixing and panning/volume of some parts... the vocal difference speaks for itself (pun) LOL of course.... and I agree that it needed out of respect, to be better presented; especially at this time. Thanks for the listen and all the best, regards M
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blaky smith said 2952 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Re-recording
Magistral piece Maurice, very emotive. I like very much your voice tone and the perfect mix with your music and the nice choice of instrumentation, really a nice job. Thanks...
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Moviz said 2952 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
So pleased
that you like the improvement Marc.... thank you for taking another listen to this, regards M
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Sir Bass said 2952 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Clear
Nice and clear recording.
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Moviz said 2952 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Nice of you
to drop by and listen Bob. Thanks for the comment, regards M
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Calchas said 2946 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
I agree!
This was well worth the revisit my brother. One of your very best made better.

Be well dear friend!
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Moviz said 2945 days ago (November 18th, 2009)
Thanks for
giving this another listen Michael... I must say I agree with you on both counts here. Thanks again M
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segiperkasa said 2945 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
nice musical arrangement
cool musical arrangement and the orchestral addition is really adding strength to the song..
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Moviz said 2945 days ago (November 18th, 2009)
Thank you 'S'
Really pleased that you liked this, as I was quite new to orchestrating when I did this originally, regards M
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christopherpsly said 2548 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Hi Maurice
That's quite a voice my friend!
Exactly what I'm looking for I think...
Very well done.
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Moviz said 2548 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks Chris
Very pleased you approve.... looking forward to working with you, cheers M
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