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Better late than never. This is pretty rough -- haven't had the chance to truly mix it, and there's some sloppiness here and there, so I'll apply that to the fictional story's clues (which will be more detailed than its predecessors since the group and album are a bit more obscure than the other two).

So. Intended for their 1989 release, the lead singer/rhythm guitarist/main song writer of this quirky British pop trio recorded this in his famous shed home studio as a demo for the band. For whatever reason, the song did not make the cut -- perhaps because, while the vinyl release was a double album, the single CD clocked out at almost the full 74 minute running time. What has perplexed the diehard fans is that the demo has only now surfaced, since most of the home demos of this band have appeared on the lead singer's 7-series "bootleg" release.

Oh, and the song art? A reference to the source album's cover.
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alackbass said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
A Moment With You - LSP2
There was room on Nonsuch! Who knows, maybe someday Andy and the boys will put together a compilation of unreleased gems including this one. Thanks for sharing your bootleg copy.
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
:D
Or at least one of the Fuzzy Warbles collections! :)
peacepiano said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Old School
Sounds like British invasion stuff. I just can't pin down the exact artist. Great track, you really have a knack for this 60s early 70s sounds.
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Thanks!
While the album this song is supposed to be representative of came out in '89, the band in question had a very strong love of '60s jangle pop bands and it shows in their later work.
davisamerica said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
clueless
but then I am a child of the 60-70s. John I am amazed at your creative flow and so happy you chose MJ as a second home. Rock on brother ... I am a fan. Google sez XTC
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
You'd like them.
As a lover of '60s and '70s stuff myself, I heartily urge you to check their stuff out -- one of the few '80s bands I enjoyed. :)
sammydix said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
and a
partridge in a pear tree comes to mind. well, it is close to xmas. doesn't really sound that rough to me, very good separation. i do like the song in its own right, though. got some cool changeups like the group in question (if i'm close).
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Oh, it's definitely unfinished... and you're right on the money.
Andy would never repeat verses at this point in his song writing, so I have a refrain and bridge I still need to write (which is good, because the double-tracking blows goats at the moment) and it also needs some of Colin's counterpoint harmonies. :)
SmokeyVW said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
five senses working
a fun listen - i totally forgot to listen for the sloppiness you mentioned - much enjoyed -- thank you (Andy Partridge?)
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
At this stage, yes...
...since, as I stated above, I didn't get around to recording any Colin-esque harmony vocals. I thought I did a pretty passable imitation of his vocals. :)
Garni said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
A Moment With You
Your creativity amazes me. Love this!!

G-)
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Thanks!
Glad you enjoyed it. :)
sschedra said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
John,
I think you do pop better than anyone (maybe even the originals). I can't for the life of me figure out who they are even with all the clues and the internet. That said the material has such a familiar british pop lilt I feel that I should "get it". You make it seem like you could crank this stuff out like cotton candy, which I think belies the fact that there is a lot to get right when your composing and performing in someone else's style. Very nice indeed!
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1346 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
High praise indeed!
I've actually had this tune and some of the lyrics bopping around in my head for some time now -- over a year at least -- and when LSP2 came up, I thought I'd dust it off since it sounded to me like something the band I used as inspiration for the arrangement might have recorded. So it was kind of a retroactive tail-wagging-the-dog situation, where the song was written and then I realized I could record it to sound like it came off the album rather than the other way around, like "All The Same To Me" was written specifically as a pastiche of that particular band.
Doug Somers said 1345 days ago (December 10th, 2013)
Orange you glad you picked this album?
I don't know how you produce this much quality in such a small amount of time. This is a good listen, harkens back to the band you want to sound like, and sounds great in my cans. What is not to like?

Thanks for the dload!
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1345 days ago (December 10th, 2013)
Thanks!
Like I said, I had this one sitting around in my head, percolating, for at least a year, so I knew exactly how I wanted it to sound. It's still not there yet, but most of it's there.
MarkHolbrook said 1344 days ago (December 11th, 2013)
Wait
how many LSP2's are you doing? Oh wait you are making up a complete lost album right!? Just kidding. Once again this is about as good as they get. Nicely done.

I can't even begin to guess who this is... or could it be?
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1344 days ago (December 11th, 2013)
I've been described...
...as a one-man "That Thing You Do!" soundtrack. :D
scaustrita said 1329 days ago (December 26th, 2013)
A Moment
The guitar solo with harmony is perfect, sometimes audio quantize or midi takes away from the feel of the period. As always vocals are flawless

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The_Applesauce_Project said 1321 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Oh, there's plenty flawed with the vocals...
I consider the vocal tracks to be temps -- I need to write a couple of verses still (and rewrite one or two), and work out a counter-melody backing part in order to authentically capture that XTC sound. Thanks for the listen!
Philip18 said 1321 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
A moment with you
I love the jangly guitar (12 string?), the bouncy vocals/harmonies and the full backing. Excellent work!
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1321 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
It's actually not a 12 string
Thanks! It's actually a 6-string Epiphone Casino, though the ascending scale is actually triple-tracked with three different amps.
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