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Summer Rain w/ awigze, gadzooks, Philip18, PeterB7858, michaeljayklein, grahame1956 and SmokeyVW


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neilh79

 Genre: Acoustic

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When I first posted Summer Rain (http://www.macjams.com/song/69210) I was astounded at the level of support I received for what in essence was no more than a noodle.
I e-mailed the guys and managed to get this collab together to give a more finished version.

A big thankyou to all involved it has been a fun time

Credits:

neilh79 : guitar, mix
Philip18 : guitar
grahame1956 : guitar
gadzooks : uke
awigze : sax
michaeljayklein : piano
SmokeyVW : strings
PeterB7858 : Lyrics, vocal
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Lyrics
Summer Rain (Music: Neil79; Melody & Lyrics: PeterB7858)

Summer rain is drifting down on the breeze

Cold on my neck, dripping down off the trees

But I find I don’t mind

I leave my worries behind


Raindrops sparkle, prisms lighting the day

It lifts me up, reminds me I mustn’t stray

It’s just good to be here

At one with the atmosphere

It’s been a wonderful year

And I give thanks most sincere


When the rain ends the sun will warm up the land

The harvest crops will be soon gathered by hand

People working in line

Singing in the sunshine

They’ll share the fruits of the vine

Give thanks with glasses of wine

At peace with all of mankind
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Fans: 28
Plays: 119
Downloads: 41
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Uploaded: Dec 05, 2011 - 12:04:21 PM
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011 - 12:06:30 PM Last Played: Dec 20, 2016 - 03:29:08 PM
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PaulaMunk said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Bravo,
band. Gentle song. I can hear everyone. Like a group made in Heaven. Thanks.
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neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Char
Thankyou so much for the listen and comment, the guys were great!
Feter said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Summer Rain
Nice
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neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Feter
Thankyou very much glad you enjoyed it
gadzooks said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Summer Rain
Sounds great Neil! It's great to hear it complete. Thanks for inviting me to be part of it.
SG
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neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Stan
Thankyou for coming on board, hopefully we can do something again along the line.
magnatone said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Summer Rain
wowzers - this might be the biggest band of MJ'ers on one song that i've ever seen! sounds great - congrats to each of you and especially to you neil!
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neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Karen
haha there certainly was a few of us. I have never mixed as many tracks (13 I think in all!) I am proud of this, the guys were fantastc
Sudra said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
All kinds of golks.....
....making music together. Isn't that really the best outcome we could possibly hope for? Very nice. : )
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neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Sudra
This was very enjoyable, glad you like it cheers
crissew said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
All star cast
Very cool. Soft and delicate melody. Kind of a 60's protest folk vibe to the music. Nice positive lyrics too. NIce work!
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neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Charles
Really happy you enjoyed this, it was a great experience. 60s protest! I like that!
Wyoming said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Summer Rain
Congratulations to you all. It needs listened to several times and each time it gets better!
neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Wyoming
Thankyou very much for such a lovely comment appreciate it
Skean said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Nice collab
Great work from all involved, enjoyed a lot.
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neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Skean
Thankyou so much, glad you like it
Soundhound said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Very Nice song.....
Outstandingly done by you all.....

A bit of wishful thinking, lyrically never the less very well written,
You guys should become a band......
And go on the road....... :-)
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neilh79 said 2182 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Soundhaound
Peter certainly did a great job with the lyrics and vocal, as for the band thing..... how long would that soundcheck take!
PeterB7858 said 2181 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Mega collab :-)
Thanks for letting me be involved, Neil. Great to be part of a mega collaboration. Interesting piece to try and write a melody and lyrics to. The structure was quite different but hopefully things turned out OK. Take care, Peter.
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neilh79 said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Peter
Thankyou so much for being a part of this, great job on the vocal, appreciate it
richard13 said 2181 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Just like summer rain
refreshing. Thanks to all.
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neilh79 said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Richard
Thankyou for dropping by, glad you enjoyed the track
PatriciaGirl said 2181 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
It just gets better
A lovely next stage for this pretty song. Great collaboration all of you. A myriad of great talent makes summer rain sunny for me :)

Thanks for sharing.
pg
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neilh79 said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Patricia
Thanks so much for dropping in, the guys were brlliant! I do like a sunny summer!
davisamerica said 2181 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
this is
what happens here so often ... great band...wonderful ambience... good one Neil
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neilh79 said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Jack
I couldnt agree more, the guys are incredible and I am privileged to get to work with them, thanks for the comment
alackbass said 2181 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Summer Rain
Really nice work. As gentle as its namesake! Nice contributions from all. It's particularly nice to hear Micheal on piano.
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neilh79 said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Andrew
Thankyou very much for the kind comment. Michael is awesome, his piano skills are really high class, glad you liked it
michaeljayklein said 2181 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Summer Rain
Thanks guys for your fine work and special thanks to you Neil, not only your good work but for allowing me the rather rare opportunity to contribute. Ya all done great! Michael
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neilh79 said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Michael
Really good to have you on board again, you rock!
Vic Holman said 2181 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Summer Rain
mega band! cool work guys.
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neilh79 said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Vic
Thankyou so much for the listen and comment, glad you enjoyed it!
H3nry said 2181 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Gr8 collaborators
Nicely done mix. Remarkable how many contributions can come together so harmoniously! Y'all done good. Nice song, Neil.
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neilh79 said 2180 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Henry
These guys are awesome, glad you enjoyed it!
DWL said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Has a 60s feel about it.
Hazy summer days in a field with a few guitars.

Caught it perfectly.

Cheers

Dick
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neilh79 said 2180 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Dick
This was originally a noodle and now its developed to this, glad you liked it!
lavalamp said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Sounds good
Peaceful, soothing and mellow. Nice stuff fellows.

LL
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neilh79 said 2180 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Dave
Really appreciate your comment, glad you enjoyed it, cheers
Jarvoid said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Summer Drain ....sorry
that was going to be my version ...then the computer dumped everything !! This is quite different to what I visualised and is really very nice...and it is a bit folky prog rocky too....like a genesis or yes ballad....good stuff well done to each....

Jarvo
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neilh79 said 2180 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Jarvo
Cheers for the listen, folky prog rock I sense a new genre here!
awigze said 2181 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
even Kissinger
would be impressed with your negotiating the many avenues this song took. I really enjoyed the collaboration and seeing all the nuances unfold. Thanks Neil and all!
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neilh79 said 2180 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Andy
Thankyou for being on this, your talents are appreciated!
RAVENS said 2180 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Lovely
I was waiting for this, so glad I popped in tonight. What a terrific lineup of MJ talent. Everyone sounds wonderful & I really like the lyrics. Congrats to all!

RAVEN ;-)
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neilh79 said 2179 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Dani
Thankyou so much for your comment. These guys rock, glad you liked it!
Symphony101 said 2180 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
cool collab
nicely done guys !
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neilh79 said 2179 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Yves
Thankyou very much my friend glad you liked it
Philip18 said 2179 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Summer
You've done an amazing job on this, Neil. Great perseverance to see it all through and to work with all the different contributions. Congratulations to all the musicians, too, for finding space in the tune to strut their stuff. A fascinating process that's led to a beautiful piece of music.
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neilh79 said 2179 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Philip
Thankyou so much for being a part of this. Hopefully we can do it again soon!
Sigmund said 2179 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Summer Rain
Hey Neil, you put quite a group together for this tune. Coordinating this much talent, all by itself is a feat! I like the song - gentle and mellow, just like the summer rain Peter writes about. Everyone did a great job on this too. One thing - the verse vox sound a little buried, especially when the strings come in, but just my opinion, and other than that everything sounds great. Congrats to all on a cool collab!
Sig
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neilh79 said 2178 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Sig
Thankyou so much for taking time to listen, and I appreciate your honest critique. I think I must be improving the mixing side of things as people have only given minor critique rather than the quite major critique I used to get (constructive as it all was!). Glad you enjoyed the tune the guys did a fantastic job
guygrooves said 2178 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Great job
by a great bunch of guys.
Peace
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neilh79 said 2178 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Guy
Thankyou for dropping in, really glad you enjoyed it
dave_b said 2177 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Summer Rain
Sweet, mellow sounding collab with a traditional feel. Tight playing, nice sounding vocs and harmonies.
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neilh79 said 2175 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Dave
Thankyou very much for stopping by, glad you liked the tune
rok41 said 2175 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Summer Rain
Nicely done collaboration Neil! Great job by all.
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neilh79 said 2175 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Chris
Thanks so much for the listen and comment, glad you enjoyed it
apb said 2156 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Really like how
this developed: lovely small sparing touches from the uke, pizzicato strings + piano gliss in particular... soft moody sax too... and vocals that get in the mood and delivery as the song progresses. My only nits would be to have less acoustic guitar.. like 1: the 3 tracks of guitar seem a little disjointed and that darn omni-present background hum (noise gate?) is a little distracting in such a delicate and sentimental piece. All in all, these small nits can't spoil a great tune. Well done to all. Fine collaboration gents.
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neilh79 said 2155 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Apb
Couldn't agree more on some points, I did want a certain off the cuff feel to this tune on a personal level, mainly due to the original being an off the cuff noodle and I wanted to keep a live, not overly mixed and edited feel to the tune. I was originally hoping everyone would lay their track down mix them in to what went before and after everyone had gone that would be the finished piece, not to be unfortunately. This has been the biggest challenge I have tried musically to mix and although not perfect it is a step in the right direction. Thankyou for your comment and constructive feedback, I take it all on board and intend to progress as I feel I have progressed in 2011 Happy New Year
rtcooper said 2154 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
NICE COLORS COMBINED

THE Magic of Collabs.
I hear 60s gestalt in the Heart of things here.

Nice.
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neilh79 said 2154 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
rt
Thanks so much for dropping in on this! I love collabs, the guys made this happen, glad you liked it
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