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grah3am

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A collab with Sam Dixon and David McNair
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Lyrics
Are you a saint, or a sinner?
Mirror, mirror in my heart
What's the secret you impart?
Can you fall in love without an angel?
Mirror, mirror, in my soul
Hope to die 'fore I get old
What's the use of life without an angel?

Wondering what would happen if I were to be leaving right now?

What is my next calling?

You're no sinner, you're no saint
You're an angel
Chance of a lifetime, what's in the next one?

Sinner or saint?
I don't know anymore.
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Hits: 2036
Comments: 53
Fans: 28
Plays: 135
Downloads: 36
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 28, 2014 - 07:17:53 PM
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2014 - 07:07:43 AM Last Played: Mar 13, 2017 - 12:13:02 AM
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paul f. page said 1094 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
Percussion track...
...draws me in right from the opening measure,
Nice mix of the band in this one, Graham. The little hits on the guitar now and again are perfect and they break up the insistence of the rhythm track. I also like the vocals here and find them very clearly presented / easy to understand — something I always have a problem with. Not sure I understand the lyrics. They sound ominous and devastating and somewhat hopeless. That may exactly be the point. ... The grungy sound in the last 30 seconds of this song are really gripping, too, underscoring the lyric there as well. This is a cool track and very well constructed and mixed. Good one.
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grah3am said 1094 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
Glad you could hear it
I couldn't get the pic to upload. The song is a contrast between me (good) and Sam (evil, and I think he enjoyed being evil), and it all ends up conflicted, as we all are. Your point about percussion is well - taken, as without David's contributions this song would not exist. Also, thank David for the mix. he's getting a dab hand at the old Logic mastering. And the last 30 secs are my favourite bits too. (Exaggerated bass and amazing Sam vocals = awesomeness.)
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sammydix said 1094 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
Sam (evil, and I think he enjoyed being evil)
hah! i'm going to ignore that statement!
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grah3am said 1094 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
Evil Sam
It's a plus, these days, especially in music. (Justin Beaver, for example.)
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peacepiano said 1094 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
Bass
great song. Bass work is stirring, I like the way you did the vocals, holds my attention. Cheers!!
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grah3am said 1094 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
New strings!
That's all it took to turn my crappy bass into something that sounded like a proper thing. Sam's vocals are gobsmacking, I agree. That last "I don't know" is incredible.
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sammydix said 1094 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
kudos
to David on the mix and you for pulling it out of your mind for us to enjoy being a part of it. i sang the other bits--besides the requested opening-- thinking they were throw aways. but you kept them and made them work. nice surprise when you told me. it was cool being a guest Sock Puppet.
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grah3am said 1094 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
Best bits
I was hoping for some nice harmonious "Are you a saint?" vocals, but there was so much more. You can't waste contributions as good as that. When the millions roll in, you're in for a third, Sam.
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Skean said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Angel
Nice collab, thanks for the download, cheers.
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grah3am said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
You're welcome
It turned out even better than any of us hoped, I think.
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alackbass said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Angel
Outstanding. A must have download!
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grah3am said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Sounds great on HATS
(Honda Audio Testing System) as I drive to work in the morning. I expect it will sound good on yours, too, Andrew. Thanks for listening.
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Philip18 said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Angel
Good variety in the arrangement. I like what you do with the guitars. Good harmonies. Rocking bass and percussion. All good, Graham!
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grah3am said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Three heads
It certainly helped having three heads working on this one. I'm happy you liked it, Philip.
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MarkHolbrook said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Heard the early of this
Love the final of this! Graham... you are a amazing! Great tune, great collab! Simply awesome.
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grah3am said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Me too
Sam's "I don't know" was the icing on the cake. Thanks, Mark.
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rok41 said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Angel
Wow, lots of things really "pop" in this tune. You really did a fine job structuring the production on this - lots of ear candy, love the "Wondering" line. Sammy always brings an element of awesomeness and I am really impressed with David's drumming prowess on this. Killer song boys!
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grah3am said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Neat jigsaw
The various bits ("Wondering", the finale) were the result of leaving space for one of us to fill in. David used a disco drum set for "Wondering" and I pretended I was John Wetton for the finale. We had a blast doing it. Glad you liked it.
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Vic Holman said 1093 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
dang!!!
a great collab project. the detail to the composition is friggin great.

man. this is soooo fantastic
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grah3am said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
I knew it
I was listening to the first version, which sounds weedy and crap in comparison, but David and I sensed some potential in it, and it developed bit by bit into this beast (or beauty). Thanks for listening, Vic.
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Garni said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Angel
A most enjoyable listen, quality collaboration.

G-)
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grah3am said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Yep
Absolutely agree about the collab. I still enjoy listening to it and am glad you do too.
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Char said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
I like it.
Nice singing. Thanks.
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grah3am said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Well, it IS Sam
So you expect great singing. And we got tons of that. Thank you, Sam, and thank you, Charlene, for listening.
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DWL said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Impressive!
Good choice of collaborators.

Lovely touches (I like the "wondering what happen" breakdown) Fine guitar work.


Cheers

Dick
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grah3am said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Yes
While I was doing that little bass run I thought, "This is going to be good." It's a bit like doing a cartoon - you trust that someone will pick up on what you did later, and Sam and David certainly did that. Thanks for listening, Dick.
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carbon said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
angel
this is terrific! harmonies are off the charts enjoyable to listen to. there have been many outstanding sam collabs but i think this might be my fav. great job guys and thanks for the download.
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grah3am said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
It's mighty
Sam outdid himself on this one. I'm pleased that this has been such a hit, and thanks for commenting.
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flagg1337 said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
I love that picture!
Graham, I can't stop chuckling at your art for this one. Looks like we have the cover art for the single ready to go!
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grah3am said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
I kept reducing the rez
but it was a question mark in the file name that was causing it not to load. I will do a high - rez version for the single.
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Doug Somers said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Pro-duced!
Apart from getting hooked on that intro rhythm (take no prisoners must have been your creative goal for the listeners) I heard the first harmony on the lead vocal and was into "What pro group do these guys sound like?". I still can't place it, but guys this is a great song rocking all the way through - that killer bass, guitar work everywhere that would stand on its own, and two styles of vocals, clever - and of course the beats that drive this one home.

I only hope you had as much fun putting this together as it sounds like you did. Appreciate the addition to the old iPhone playlist!

Cheers and well done.
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grah3am said 1091 days ago (March 31st, 2014)
I certainly did
I think the finale sounds a bout like Yes's "Roundabout" but Sam's vocals are so different to Jon Anderson's. Thanks for your kind words.
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VicDiesel said 1092 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Saint
You guys have some amazing vocals, and the whole production sounds fantastic. Mondo enjoyed.
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grah3am said 1091 days ago (March 31st, 2014)
Agreed
Voice and production are top - notch, thanks to Sam and Dave. (Not THAT Sam and Dave.) Cheers, Vic.
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Les_Kloo said 1091 days ago (March 31st, 2014)
Angel
Grabbed me immediately with the KC opening. But it's all Graham. You guys blend well together. "Wondering what would happen if I were to be leaving right now?" Love that part. Powerful drumming. And the rev up at 3:20 is great. Really special.
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grah3am said 1090 days ago (April 1st, 2014)
Hi, Vic
Glad you liked it. It's one of our best efforts, I think.
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sammydix said 1090 days ago (April 1st, 2014)
heh!
:D
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Les_Kloo said 1088 days ago (April 3rd, 2014)
Who's Vic?
Well, it IS true that Les is just an alias, and I have others, but Vic ain't one of 'em. Hahahaha.

Also, I forgot to call out Sammy's excellent contributions to this production. Way to go, Sam!
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grah3am said 1088 days ago (April 3rd, 2014)
Oops!
Sorry, Barry, I mean Laslo.
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Charday said 1090 days ago (April 1st, 2014)
Hey Graham!
pretty cool gents! Jd.
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grah3am said 1090 days ago (April 1st, 2014)
Yup
This had the kids jumping in my classroom today. I didn't tell them what it was. They complained when I turned it down, so that's good. Thank you, gentlemen.
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magnatone said 1088 days ago (April 3rd, 2014)
Angel
sorry to be so late to the party - so glad i found this! it's an instant D/L and thanks to this fabulous band!
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grah3am said 1088 days ago (April 3rd, 2014)
It DOES sound like a band
That's the best thing about it. Thanks for stopping by, Mag.
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Narad said 1083 days ago (April 8th, 2014)
Angel
Excellent listen ! Much enjoyed ! :)
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grah3am said 1080 days ago (April 11th, 2014)
Thanks
Good you enjoyed it. I had a blast recording it.
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Bob Rodgers said 1083 days ago (April 8th, 2014)
You
already know I love this number Graham :-)Great vocals Sammy and the drums are superb.
This has been very well put together with an excellent mix and production.

Bob
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grah3am said 1080 days ago (April 11th, 2014)
Yep.
More good ones on the way - at least three. thanks for your interest, Bob.
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FEEL said 1078 days ago (April 13th, 2014)
Really like the guitar and vocal layering
And the drums are spot on. The three of you compliment each other and it sound like everyone was there to produce this in the same room. The way the song builds to the end and then finishes off added a nice touch.
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grah3am said 1078 days ago (April 13th, 2014)
It went well
Great collaborators make all the difference. This will be a hard one to top, so I won't even try. The next one is a political, satirical thing nothing like this. Then we have funky rock number and a dainty, jaunty acoustic tune which will surprise everyone with its catchiness. The Rocking Sock Puppet is one busy, busy item of footwear. Thanks for stopping by.
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TobinMueller said 1069 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Crimson Angels
Reminds me of King Crimson, one of my favorite bands. Love the groove, the guitar stabs, the harmonies. Thanks for sharing this.
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grah3am said 1069 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Crim
That's what I'd like to be when I grow up! Thanks, Tobin.
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JazzIsTvRicky said 1065 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
What is my next calling? Life!
The Guit is killing me baby as is your always refreshing and slick groove...Percusssed yes!

JazzIs, cool
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grah3am said 1062 days ago (April 29th, 2014)
Cheers
It was exciting to get such great responses from Sam and David. We brought out the best in one another, I think.
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