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Emma - Vampires Kiss


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MarkHolbrook

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Emma - Vampires Kiss

Based on "Emma" by DavisAmerica - Jack

With Halloween marching towards us quickly, bats, vampires, goblins and all other kinds of supernatural critters fill our senses. Creepy music plays everywhere you go, halloween displays show ghoulish faces, scarred and ripped up hands. It is not hard to get into the mood.

Since Jack posted "Emma" back in April of 2008 I've been in love with the song and the melody. The lyrics are haunting and recently when Jack offered "Emma" up as a collab I jumped on it. The more I listened to it and worked with it the more halloween like it became in my mind. My biggest fear was could I do "Emma" justice? The original version by Jack is so close to perfect it is stunning. I decided I could only do my best. I hope this take on Emma is worthy.

So I changed the lyrics and modified the music slightly. The setting is based around a young girl that has fallen in love with a vampire and has accepted his "kiss". The song is sung from the aspect of a grieving lover or perhaps a father who watches as the venom consumes Emma and changes her. He suspects what has happened to her but through his grieving he realizes she made a choice. Still he questions and regrets...

The parts:

Base music and melody: Jack - DavisAmerica
Guitar accents: Mark - MarkHolbrook
Lead/harmony vocals: Mark - MarkHolbrook
Kiss me whispers: Dani - Ravens
Other whispers: Mark - MarkHolbrook

I need to offer my thanks to Jack (DavisAmerica) for letting me mess up his absolutely beautiful song! I also need to thank Dani (Ravens) for the amazingly erotic whispers delivered at an instants notice! (wow... simply wow...)
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Lyrics
Emma is dreaming
And I cannot wake her
I fear that her dreams
entangle her so...

What is she seeing
What is she feeling
her eyes move about
its taking her soul

My love
Emma my darling
I just love you so
I wish I had the answers
Emma... where did you go?

Emma sleeps deeply
and nothing can wake her
her life fading
painfully slow

I have no answers
I have no reasons
The kiss she allowed
She had to have known

My love
Emma my darling
I just miss you so
I wish I had the answers
Emma... where did you go?

Emma is changing
its frightening to see
her heart never beats
her skin doesn't glow

Her eyes still moving
searching and seeking
something inside
it torments her so

My love
Emma my darling
I still miss you so
I know you've found the answers
Emma... how did you know?
Song Stats
Hits: 4063
Comments: 85
Fans: 54
Plays: 250
Downloads: 77

Uploaded: Oct 14, 2010 - 11:48:20 AM
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2015 - 07:13:24 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 12:11:53 PM
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Comments
sheilad said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
kiss me!
wow... Emma is taken to a new level. So good to hear your voice Mark and Dani is amazing. Cant believe you said "no" to her! D/l and faved
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MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks Sheels
you are the best!
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crissew said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Cool!
Another cool twist on the Emma backer. Great job Mark and Dani. Jack will be able to fill his ipod up with just this song before too long, lol! Sounds great you guys! I like the lyric changes you made.
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crissew said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
I agree with Sheilad
I don't know if I would have had the fortitude to say no either!
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MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks Charles
I wish I had your pipes... But I did my best!
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crissew said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
We don't need another me!
We need a Mark Holbrook! You bring a whole new game to the table my friend!
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guygrooves said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Bravo!!!!!!!
Superb!! Simple and delightfully heartfelt and real. This one is my favorite.
Peace
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MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks so
much Guy!
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RAVENS said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Wow
I had no idea of the direction you were taking it. This was chilling, very intriguing. Terrific vocals & lyrics. Surely going on my playlist! Glad I could help!

RAVEN ;-)
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RAVENS said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Oh...
And of course, thank you so much to everyone who listens/comments. ;-)
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MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Ya
wow oh wow is right... Outstanding whispers! Wow! Thanks!
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rabittwhole said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
There is always
someone left behind isn't there? So you have added another piece to the puzzle. Well done. Mark I must say I am blown away you would take this on .... excellent track. Dani .... most of the rest of us would have been toast if you know what I mean. Kudos guys.
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MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Usually its me
getting left behind. Thanks Jack. This is simply a gorgeous piece of music. I sincerely hope you do not mind my meddling!
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Skean said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Emma is dreaming
Not only Emma, I'm in awe, sweet as an angel, love it.
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MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks so
much Kenta!!! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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drakonis said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
YIKES!
Emma's definitely an amazingly strong and beautiful piece of music by Jack, and Mark, you've done it justice, reworking it into a slightly different view and singing nicely, very well done! Dani did great there adding just the right crimson touch. I will admit however, that mentioning in your description that "the song is sung from the aspect of ... a father who watches as the venom consumes Emma and changes her" well, being a father of a young woman, this sort of hit a chord and made my blood run cold... sigh... very, very well done.
ttfn,
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MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks Eduard
You have been missed here at MJ. So glad to see you back in force!
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ted23 said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
oooohh
this is starting so great.......
Fabulous work and interpretation. Neat vocals and really super mix.
Actually the more i'm listening the more the vocals are going from neat to excellent for me.
Nice one
MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Well
I don't know if I'd go so far as excellent but thank you so so much!
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RosaLinda said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Wonderful!
This song is fantastic in all sences!
The mix on the voices is spot on and I liked the adding. Beautiful!
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MarkHolbrook said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thank you RL
I'm expecting big stuff from you! Enjoyed your first post immensely. Welcome to MJ!
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jbazemore said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Excellent
And you never give yourself enough credit. You vocals fit perfect. Nice job.
MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks Jim
You are always a big supporter!
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alackbass said 2505 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Emma - Vampires Kiss
With every new version of this I am increasingly impressed with what an amazing piece of music Jack wrote! If there's an MJ song of the year, this may be it.

Great interpretation of the lyrics and melody Mark. And extra credit for having the good sense to include Dani!
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
It is one of my fav pieces for sure! For those of you that care Dani is a pro... just ask and you'll receive!
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davisamerica2 said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Great rendition of a great song!
I like what you've done here Mark, and Dani's voice adds to the spookiness. I can't bring myself to answer the door after dark now. Guess I'll have to eat all that candy myself. Thanks for the post. Good job! Terry
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Thanks Terry
It is easy to succeed when the base is so solid!
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ShadowofNine said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Exceptional
Emma...stunningly well done, WOW....
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Thanks!
I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
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Macaudion said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
emma's has turned sexy...
now you've gone and given mizz thang a dimention that makes her accessible from a different and very human perspective. i don't recall the graveling for a kiss from emma's and given what i know about vanpires and moderation, i'll bet she's kind of a slut. but no, this is not the flavor of this tune or why i'm here - i'm just being silly, of course. what stands out to me about this, Mark, is the fact that i feel like something about your arrangement has made her a bit more personable to some degree and i'm more able to sense emma's presence. but to the credit of others, it may just be that i'm getting to know her in more ways then one, i guess is the most succinct way to state that. great job. so far nobody's mangled her existence at least and everyone has enriched my knowing(s) of her. so thanks for your part sir. this is actually quite beautiful. Dion
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Thanks so much
Dion... Well vampires are supposed to be irresistible so perhaps he got the best of her?
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Mike_Lynn said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Great song
I think this is certainly among the best Halloween songs I've ever heard. The entire performance & arrangement are simply excellent. Thanks for sharing. Cheers / Mike
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Thanks Mike
Most of the credit goes to Jack for writing this gorgeous piece in the first place.
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fasteddie said 2504 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
This has been a real treat
All the versions of this song. All have been awesome and this one is no exception.

Well done all!
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
I'd have to agree
I've enjoyed everyone too!
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Symphony101 said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Jack should be proud
What a great interpretation of a fantastic song. Hats off Mark and Dani, great work.
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
I believe
that to offer up a collab and have people scrambling to take it on is the highest honor one can receive! Jack will be proud without a doubt.
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Char said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
I love this, Mark
and Dani. This is such a passionate and riveting version. I kept seeing you two dancing a kind of tango, macabre. Perfect for the season. Thanks, Mark.
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Me and Dani?
Dance a tango!? Oh that would be bad... I'd step on her toes and I know she would desire someone much younger! LOL... Thanks Char!
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rok41 said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Another...
Great interpretation of a great song! Nice touch on this, Ravens contribution is nice, nice. Nice job Mark!
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MarkHolbrook said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Thanks so much
I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
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Roxylee said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
This is scary
Wow, Mark. Bella needs to changer her name. You and Dani do a fabulous job on this.
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MarkHolbrook said 2503 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Hi Roxy
thanks so much... Glad to be in your company in the Emma song group!
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gail60 said 2504 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Hey Mark
Wow - I have missed the Emma awakening!! You did a great job here! Your lyrics were also very good. The sexy kisses fit in perfectly:)
Really great Mark!!
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MarkHolbrook said 2503 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Good gosh
Gail... If you sang an Emma it would rocket to the top... Do you want me to make a music only mix for you?
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tonestones said 2503 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Whispers
Love the whispers.. This is a cool tune. You did a great job with it. Great Halloween theme.
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MarkHolbrook said 2503 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
Thanks Steve
Any comment from you is like money in the bank man! Thanks so much!
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Alannah said 2503 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
This is fabulous Mark ....
... ack now I wanna REDO my version ... hahahaha
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MarkHolbrook said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Nah...
Alannah your Emma is too cool!
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Jarvoid said 2503 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
I have not heard
a version of this that has not been agreeably different and slightly spooky,a great sound bed but it has titivated and tantalised so many different imaginations all over Mjams.....cool job here Mark....long time no posty !


See ya

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MarkHolbrook said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Hi Chris
Ya been pretty busy and struggling musically so I took Jacks piece and mangled it all up!
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Vic Holman said 2502 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
vampires and stuff
Mark! very nicely done on this project. i agree the original is hard to detour from. anyway i really like your vocals here, you finest moment shining through......... and heck one kiss couldn't hurt, could it?
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MarkHolbrook said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Hi Vic
Well I tried... one kiss? I think she'd bite! She's a vamp now! LOL
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bud said 2502 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Must have been sleeping
missed this opportunity. This is great Mark - I love what you've done with Emma. It's a great song and you've given it new blood. Sorry.
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MarkHolbrook said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Contact Jack
I think he'd love to have you give Emma whirl!
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jibes said 2502 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Mark, Jack and Ravens
Great song with an exotic sound!
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MarkHolbrook said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Thanks
I owe you some listens... Will get on that shortly... Promise!!! Thanks!
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lengold said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Great
Cheers
Len

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MarkHolbrook said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Thanks Len
When are we gonna hear a LenGold emma!? LOL...
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RobLeBanc said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Emma
This is really well done guys, nice melody, great production, and anytime I can hear Dani's voice , no matter how breifly, is always a plus!
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MarkHolbrook said 2502 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Fully agree on that
my friend... I was about to have her sing the entire thing!
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scofugate said 2501 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Wow!
What has jack started here!!
This is sooo cool. Amazing sound!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 2500 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Thanks so
much Scott! Jack is cool, Jack is great!
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Bob Rodgers said 2501 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
This
is a beautiful version of Jack's song Mark, one of my favs!
Great vocals and harmonies, this is superb!
Excellent work and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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MarkHolbrook said 2500 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Thank you
so much Bob! I really appreciate that!
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paddler said 2501 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
twilight melody
this song has green candles flickering in its eyes - very beautiful
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MarkHolbrook said 2500 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Well Mr.
Brighton Dark Fantastic... This is something coming from you! Wow... Thanks!
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SISTERS said 2501 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
oooooooooooo
mmm - those background "she had to have known"s were so subtle i thought i was imagining them - for some reason i really LIKED that.
shoot, dani, i'd kiss you, so sound so compelling. last "how did you know" - mmmmmm. DON'T DO IT, MARK!! surely it's Tough Love time!
i really enjoyed the dance your vocals danced in jack's lacy, lovely music. your vocal was great to hear, mark - i particularly liked your mix. hats off to ya'll, anne
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MarkHolbrook said 2500 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
LOL
Anne you are simply the best! Someday I hope to write something worthy of your vocals and efforts. I'll keep trying... Maybe someday... That would be soooooo cool!
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DWL said 2500 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Lovely work
Great song base and a wonderful interpretation.

Cheers

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MarkHolbrook said 2499 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
Thank you Dick!
I appreciate the listen and comment.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2500 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
emma - vampires kiss
this is a really cool song. very strong in identity, very well arranged and performed. very atmospheric and also conjures very strong images in the mind. this song just about has everything. i think song could go a very long way. excellent stuff on all levels. love it. cheers
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MarkHolbrook said 2499 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
I owe you some listens...
I'll get right on them! Thanks for the support, listen and comment!
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jdholliday said 2499 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
Emma some
pretty amazing things going on with this Emma, another stellar take on it and performances too! great job Mark and Dani! Jack really started something very cool here! What a place!
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MarkHolbrook said 2499 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
Hey JD
thanks so much man! It is a cool tune! I'm happy Jack let me mess it all up!
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damiengh said 2498 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
Terrific
Mark, my biggest wonder is where did you get the time? Love this version. No need to be shy about your voice. Your concept gave a nice dimension to an already wonderful tune.
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davisamerica said 2498 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
yep
u done good mr. holbrook
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This is great.
It reminds me of dead can dance.
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egobandit said 2498 days ago (October 21st, 2010)
How did I miss this
This is like a super collab this is what I love about this place , what a great creation to come from all of you ! Excellent!
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TERRAPLANE said 2496 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Well
I finally had a listen to your take.. I love the ambience & all that you added
including your lyrics,, Thanks for the DL
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dave_b said 2495 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Emma - Vampires Kiss
I like the storyline. The vocals work well against the haunting backer, and Dani's whispers are a nice touch.
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Dragonas said 2495 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Awesome
Awesome eerie (eery) feeling to this track.
Heard a previous version and really love what you've done here!
cheers
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woofer3 said 2474 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
excellent track Marc
Lovely rich sound. Must say this is beauty of a composition. Quite a classic.
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BlueAttitude said 2372 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Good song!
Very good collaboration here, haven't heard the original, before my time, but I think this is a well written and performed song by all involved in the project. Very much enjoyed the listen!
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