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Coming Home (MJCC2013)


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Philip18

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is a cover of a song by Bob Rogers (http://www.macjams.com/song/75413). I liked the feel of it and at first tried just to copy it. I wasn't entirely happy with what I was able to do with it, so tried it in a more folkie style. Here is the result.

Thanks to Bob for giving me permission to play with his song!
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Lyrics
Coming Home
(by Bob Rogers)

Many years have passed us by
I think it’s been so long
You’re afraid there was no one
I thought it was so wrong

And I know you’re coming home

Where did you go?
You never say
I think that you don’t know
You must find in your mind
What took you far away

And I know you’re coming home

You’re away, you all know
You are away
There was loving and there was me
I’ve nothing to set me free

But I know you’re coming home
I know you’re coming home

I’m coming home
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Hits: 2548
Comments: 54
Fans: 28
Plays: 506
Downloads: 40
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 02, 2013 - 12:14:03 AM
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2013 - 12:14:03 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 01:06:15 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 1572 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Coming Home (MJCC2013)
Very nice. The groove and feel you went with really works. A nice departure from Bob's rock take on the song. Great picking on both sides. Nice electric fills. The melody and lyrics really suit your vocal range and stye. Good mix too.
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Andrew. I did make it fit the sort of music I like to do, and I'm pleased Bob was OK with that. Thanks for the comments - much appreciated!
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Narad said 1572 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Coming Home
Beautiful listen and performance ! :)
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for listening and for the positive comment - much appreciated!
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PeterB7858 said 1572 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Coming Home
Quality re-working of Bob's fine song, Philip. I like the gentle mood and the nice balance between the guitars. Some very tasty fills. Warm, engaging vocals, too. Très bon. See you in a week or so. Peter.
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked the style of this - thanks for the comments. I'm back in town now - see you soon!
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peacepiano said 1571 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Home
Folk sound works well for this. Your voice and guitar give it a new feel. I am glad you did this one, great song.
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Thanks
I did try it another way, but thought this was, for me, a better approach. Thanks for the comments - much appreciated!
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Bob Rodgers said 1571 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
I
really love what you have done with my song Philip; this is a great version with nice guitar picking, lovely fills and excellent vocals. I’m pleased you turned it into an acoustic song with a folkie style, has a lovely warm feel to it and this was very much enjoyed.

Thanks for picking one of my songs for the cover challenge, very much appreciated.

Bob

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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Thanks
I'm really pleased that you like the way it's turned out, Bob. I had fun with the song, and hope that I've done it justice. THanks again for allowing me to play with the feel of it. Cheers. Philip.
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Dadai.2 said 1571 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Yes...
Beautiful cover. Indeed, a great tune, a great rendition...
Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Great tune
Thanks, Jack - much appreciated!
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FEEL said 1571 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
What a nice cover
I like what you did with this tune and kept true to the original. It's a fine choice and I appreciate you directing me to this gem that I had missed. The guitars fit well and your vocals are spot on. Great job on the mix and a enjoyable listen.
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Thanks
Great to read your comments - thanks for the positive feedback!
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MarkHolbrook said 1571 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
The guitars
are so sweet in this. Simply flowing down the river of sound with this. Vocals fit perfect in my ears! Very very nicely done!
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Mark - thanks very much for those kind comments!
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MartinD28 said 1571 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Coming Home
Lovely song and vocal. I like the guitars - nice groove.
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
Thanks
I tend to have plenty of guitars in the songs I do, so I'm pleased they sounded OK. Thanks for the comment.
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SJB said 1570 days ago (June 3rd, 2013)
Spot on!
Excellent version! The arrangement, recording and mix are spot on - my type of sound!
Steve
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thanks
glad you enjoyed it, Steve. Thanks for listening and for the positive comments - much appreciated!
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Sigmund said 1570 days ago (June 3rd, 2013)
Coming Home
This is such a neat song of Bob's, and you did it justice, Philip. Nice guitar, and nice folksy vox from you - I enjoyed this!
Sig
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Sig. I did bring the song back into my comfort song, but I hoped that it would appeal!
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gadzooks said 1570 days ago (June 3rd, 2013)
Coming Home
This is the way a cover should be. Take a good song and make it your own and that's what you did. This is so Philip .... love the wide pan of the two guitars and that lovely lead tone more towards the centre. Great job and an excellent mix ... now how did you manage this up in those Tuscan hills?
Cheers
SG
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Philip18 said 1564 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate the comment, Stan. I hope that there's a lot of Bob's work and some of mine in this version. I have to admit it was ready to go before my travels started, so I didn't have to find a guitar in the Tuscan hills - it was hard enough finding a strong internet connection to upload it!
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Moviz said 1570 days ago (June 3rd, 2013)
Quite
a different feel with this Philip with some really nice guitar and vocals..... enjoyed, regards M
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Philip18 said 1563 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thanks
THanks for stopping by and for the positive comment, Maurice - much appreciated!
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Garni said 1570 days ago (June 3rd, 2013)
Coming Home
Thoroughly enjoyed my listen. Wonderful work Philip

G-)
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Philip18 said 1563 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Hi Gerald
THanks for listening and for the comment - glad you enjoyed it!
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PatriciaGirl said 1569 days ago (June 4th, 2013)
Coming Home
Such a compliment to do another artists music. I love that type of community here. Great job, I'm sure Bob Rogers is proud too :)

pg
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Philip18 said 1563 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thanks
No doubt there's lots of good things go on at MacJams. Thanks for the comment, Patty.
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TvRicky said 1568 days ago (June 5th, 2013)
Cover it well..My Friend
Love the licks you perform to put emphasis on the melody Phillip..Sweet Treat Baby

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Philip18 said 1563 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thanks
I always appreciate your support, Ricky - thanks for stopping by!
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Vic Holman said 1567 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Coming Home
great choice of a song to cover philip. you also did a great job in bringing your own style to this piece.
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Philip18 said 1563 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for that Vic - I agree completely with your first point and thank you very much for the second. Cheers. Philip.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1567 days ago (June 7th, 2013)
FROM PARIS?
I know you're coming home!
You have to, just to save me from myself...A great song and Beautifully done

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Philip18 said 1563 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Home
Yes, home again! Thanks for the comment on the song! Save you from yourself? Could be tricky, but we must get together and see what happens!
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Loob said 1563 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
What a great song!
Love the guitar sound Phil! Was this key a little low for you? I wondered about the lowest parts. Love it!
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Philip18 said 1560 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
Hi Freddy
I fiddled a bit with the key, Freddy. Perhaps it could have been up a notch or two - you've got me thinking now! Thanks for stopping by and for the comment - much appreciated.
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TobinMueller said 1562 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Guitars at every turn
Fabulous stereoized acoustic guitars and dreamy electric down the middle lead. Perfect authentic vocals. Such a well crafted classic sound. Really enjoyed this. You doing Bob's tune is a perfect fit! Well chosen, well done!
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Philip18 said 1560 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Tobin! I like the "dreamy guitar" description especially! Thanks for listening and for leaving a comment - much appreciated!
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peterms said 1557 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Great sound
I really enjoyed your song. It took me to "that place". And that is what it is for me. Very good job in all ways.
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Philip18 said 1557 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Thanks
That's a pleasing comment, Peter. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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Doug Somers said 1557 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Balladeer Philip
Gorgeous guitar work here Philip - picked accompaniment and electric solos too - brilliant touch there my friend. You've captured a full sound right round the head, and the folk feel of your vocal is spot on. Another tune for the collection with thanks for the download. - Doug

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Philip18 said 1557 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Thanks
Having the song to work with is a big help, Doug, but thanks for those comments and for the compliment of a download - much appreciated!
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oldlibmike said 1551 days ago (June 22nd, 2013)
Coming Home
Very nice mixing and guitar work. I agree with the comments on the stereo spread - very well done.
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Philip18 said 1551 days ago (June 22nd, 2013)
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Glad you enjoyed it, Michael. Thanks for the comment, and the reference to the mix - much appreciated!
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Llarion said 1551 days ago (June 22nd, 2013)
Nice!
I adore the guitar textures; made me think of the complementary work Jim Croce and Maury Muehleisen did together. Great interpretation of the piece! The hopeful stance is really sweet.
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Philip18 said 1551 days ago (June 23rd, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Phil. I did try to get some complementary guitar parts, so I'm pleased that it comes across that way. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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DWL said 1549 days ago (June 25th, 2013)
I'm not a fan of covers
but in this case I'll make an exception ;-)

A fine song choice indeed and an excellent version.

Lovely touch on the guitars and a perfect vocal.

Cheers

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Philip18 said 1548 days ago (June 26th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Dick. I appreciate the positive comments - always good to hear from you! Cheers. Philip
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Char said 1548 days ago (June 25th, 2013)
I like
the feel of this version as well as Bob's. You have such a warm touch on the guitar and an emotional vocal that suits the story behind the lyrics. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 1548 days ago (June 26th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate those comments, Char - it's the sort of thing I was trying to do so I'm glad it worked!
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thetiler said 1548 days ago (June 25th, 2013)
enjoy the
wey the music plays to the ears and like the folk- mark kopfler feel. Enjoy your texture of the voice. The songs got it all. Sounds pro folk and that is a great sound indeed.
Like the bass too, it all sounds cool - folk, a music that should be played more on the radio! Way to Go! So glad i stopped by!
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Philip18 said 1548 days ago (June 26th, 2013)
Thanks
I spent a lot of my early guitar playing years in the folk world, Bill, and it's never far from the surface in the songs I do. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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