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Moorlandt's 'Somehow'


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alfalpha

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This is another take on Moorlandt's song 'Somehow'.
All the harmonies and counter melodies have remained pretty much untouched. I did, however, take the liberty of changing the orchestration to what I felt the song meant to me.
A mighty big 'Thank You' to Walter for allowing me to reinterpret this mighty fine song.
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Lyrics
I watch your mouth while you are talking
Girlish talk, I’m just a boy
It’s warm and cosy in your country house
You made my favourite dish again
And I can talk about my day
While you pretend that you are listening to what I say

I turn the television on
And watch it from your bed
You tell me “turn the volume down”
But girl, I hear so bad
What I would like is plainly clear
Just sit beside me now
And watch this comedy with me
We’ll have a laugh somehow

I watch your back while you are writing
To a man you met in space
His soul’s aligned to yours, that’s what you always say
You turn your face to me and shout
That it is time for me to go
But I’m still waiting for my favourite: the late night show

I turn the television off
Respect your privacy
Don’t have the competence to dive
In your complexity
I’m just a boy who lives next door
Who’s in your house right now
Your anger turns into a smile
And we make love somehow

Maybe I’m not your number one
But I still own your key
Dreamed about having other girls
But they turn their back on me
Don’t ask me why I’m coming back
Although our love has died
There is no heating in my flat
Please let me stay tonight

Still there is love somehow
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Uploaded: Feb 12, 2007 - 05:38:41 PM
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2007 - 05:48:32 AM Last Played: Aug 03, 2019 - 09:05:02 AM
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jiguma said 4576 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
Takes me back!
Nice version Alf! Walter's vocals are fantastic on this song, so you had some pretty good base material to work with. "Somehow" your instrumentation has time-shifted this back five or six decades - I can now imagine it even more being played in some cabaret in Europe. Masterful use of JP4. Love the accordion - must have a talk with you about accordion sometime :)
Neil
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Morning Light said 4576 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
OH Yes............
I thought I liked the first version, but this is excellent!!!! I love the mood the new background music brings! Wonderful music.......thanks !
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alfalpha said 4576 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Many Thanks Morning Light
I was very chuffed to have the opportunity to 'play' with this piece, and, as Neil (Jiguma) mentioned, Walter's wonderful original is very inspiring, (let alone his voice...) and I had a great base to work with.
Many Thanks for popping around for a visit!
AA

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alfalpha said 4576 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
'Somehow'...
...I wanted to take you back! Thanks Neil, and you can talk to me about accordions anytime you like!
Now, that reminds me....hmmmm....
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moorlandt said 4576 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Wow!
Another brilliant remix! I just LOVE this version. And again - like in Ross's version - a sublime choice of instruments. By adding the reverb on the vocals, it gives me the feeling of a live performance. Wow... I never sang live in fact (too much of a poopypants for that), so thanks Alf for giving me at least the phantasy that I did :-) Again, I'm honoured so much.

- Walter
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alfalpha said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Thank YOU Walter...
....for letting me 'play'. I really enjoyed this project. You have a remarkable voice & your song writing skills are top notch. I hope to have another opportunity to collaborate with you sir!
AA

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Reinholt56 said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
First class
This arrangement is first class.

I can't say any more.

Paul
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alfalpha said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
nice of you...
...to stop by Paul! Thanks for the kind words. Mind you, I had a first class template to begin with!
Thanks once more...!
AA

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Shimky said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Exceptional
This is the first version I've heard. The instruments are exceptionally clear, well defined and tastefully selected. Great voice and words too. Bravo!
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alfalpha said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
cheers!
Thank You for your comments Shimka! It's really nice to hear from the Swiss MacJammer delegation!
Cheers!
AA

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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
HMMM?
I remember commenting on this one! Don't know what happened. Maybe too many shrooms! This is great! Very cool atmosphere Alf! The vox are outstanding and have a killa Nick Cave feel. Better in my opinion. Moor this rules!
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alfalpha said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
I too suffer...
...from memory loss!
LOL! Thanks for coming around to visit Chad, the beef & carrots tasted great!
;-)

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haribo said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
wow
love the contrast between moordy's powerful bass vocal and the progressing harmonic rhythm.. (especially the repeated motive!! the high pitched one) and subtle, subtle instrumentation.

thanks for sharing this song empowered by the moody enchanting arrangement and moordy's enchanting vocal ;) (wow what a corny rhyme i came up with)

ps: the lyric's quite dark, stark and private ;-0!
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alfalpha said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
corny rhymes?
...you can never be corny Hun. I felt very privileged to work on this, & even more so that you came around to visit.
Many Thanks!

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drakonis said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
similar, but different...
Alf, this is really cool. I unfortunately heard Myshkin's excellent version too, and now must compare them against each other and the original. First off, now that I've heard Myshkin's version WITHOUT drums, I think I like that better. However, I like the pizzicato strings, and I like how you dropped yours an octave, it felt better, somehow. Again, despite my slight allergy to accordians (mea culpa), I think they work well with this song, bringing old European charm to this piece.. you didn't mention playing t he accordians, so I assume they are MIDI? Very good sound, if so. The ambience on this mix is great, sounds very deep and real. Walter's voice is perfectly set in here.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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alfalpha said 4575 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
but similarly different...
Ross's arrangement is outstanding. What IS it about Aussies & pizzicato strings? Perhaps its our obsession with JP4 ;-)
More importantly, what is it about people's aversion to the much maligned squeezebox?
LOL! The accordion is a midi accordion...(somehow, I think had I played my accordion live to this, I would join you in your aversions...)
Many Thanks for the visit Eduard!
Alf

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Enrique Gil said 4574 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
nice!
Hey Alfalpha: this one is way cool and a download. good to hear your postings after chatting with you the other day.... Thank you...
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alfalpha said 4574 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
nice chatting with you too!
Walter's template was certainly a boon...I really admire his work. Really nice of you to stop on by & comment....Thank YOU Sir!..
Cheers!
AA

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datafunk said 4574 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
!
very cool use of everything plus the extra more! very much of a killer track, downloaded!
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alfalpha said 4573 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
very cool...
..of you to pop around Data! thanks for the nice compliment, that's awesome coming from you!
Cheers!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
mikkinylund said 4574 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Very different
This is such an awesome mix. I did very much enjoy the original, but this works even better for me. For some reason, the instrument chosen, and the new arrangement, give me more meaning and suppor to the lyrics. This is a rich song, lots of surprises and passages throughout, and an awesome story told with passion. This is a hit.
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alfalpha said 4573 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
thank you Mikki!
Mikki, the original version blew me away and I was really excited when Walter generously put his song up for reinterpretation. I really appreciate your comments.
Many Thanks!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
moorlandt said 4574 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
new singer wanted...
I would LOOOOOVE to hear someone else sing that song once (I'm bored with this guy's voice! :-)

Again, you did brilliant, Alf...
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alfalpha said 4573 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
old singer needed...
...Walter, arrangements can be replaced & rehashed...singers are unique & in this singer's case, 'don't fix what ain't broke'!! ;-)
Thanks again my friend!

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
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said 4573 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Great job, Alf!
Danny Elfmanesque chords and sounds. Walter sounds fab! What a great interpretation.

Alimar
alfalpha said 4573 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Danny Elfman?
..well now, THAT's a compliment if i ever heard one!
Many Thanks Al!
...& yes, Walter's voice IS amazing!
Cheers!
AA

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caroline said 4573 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
yummy!
cake and icing!! oxo
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alfalpha said 4570 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
I already responded to your comment...!
...Why the hell didn't it show up?!
Ah well...
Caroline, let's replay it then;
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox!
BP

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composerclark said 4573 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Still there is love?
How wonderful to have multiple versions of the same song, each with its own unique take on the original! I really enjoyed this one.

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alfalpha said 4571 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
I'm honoured..
...that you stopped by for a listen ClarkI have admired your work from afar for quite some time!...and I'm not surprised Walter's song has inspired so many of us. Many, many Thanks for your kind comments!
Cheers!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
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apb said 4571 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Love this ..
..brilliant instrumentation choices. Kudos.
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alfalpha said 4571 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Thanks APB
...I really enjoy orchestration, Walter's song conjures up so many ideas, and I especially enjoyed working on this!
Cheers!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
guitapick said 4571 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Perfect music...
...to go with the lyrics. A lonely street lamp outside the door..stay inside...

My first listen to your tunes. Very, very nice.
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alfalpha said 4571 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
a lonely street lamp indeed!
...heh, I had that image pretty much haunting me whilst having a 'play' with this piece.
Thank you very much for stopping on by Bob!
Much appreciated!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
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alfalpha said 4571 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
a lonely street lamp indeed!
...heh, I had that image pretty much haunting me whilst having a 'play' with this piece.
Thank you very much for stopping on by Bob!
Much appreciated!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
Parichayaka said 4571 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Brilliant indeed!
Wonderful job you did with this song. For some reason your sound reminded me of Dido's "Honestly OK" (I think you'd hear why). Wonderfully creative - the combination of instruments could even be from a Hip Hop track but absolutely works in this calmer and more reflective song. The use of the strings is restained and effective with some brass adding drama and warmth. Really enjoyed listening to this. Walter's voice blends extremely well with your music!
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alfalpha said 4571 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Parichayaka,
... I'm absolutely chuffed that you've come by for a visit. Your 'Heroes' track is simply stunning & I am simply blown away by your GB technique, let alone your composition & orchestration skills!
You have made my day with your comments,
Many Thanks!
AA

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SecaMode said 4570 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
amazing orchestration
alfalpha, you have really blown my mind with this piece. i already liked the original version, walter's voice is amazing and your orchestration complements it perfectly. beautiful indeed.

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alfalpha said 4570 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Walter's voice...
...really blew my mind when I heard the original, which is also pretty gorgeous!
Thanks Sergio for your kind words!
Cheers!
AA

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onesweetworld said 4570 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
:-)
Wow this is a really nice collab. Walter your voice is perfect for this ambience/mood. Alf you did a great job with this. Love the unique accordion. It really gives the song that special something. You me and jiguma should talk about accordions one day. :-)
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alfalpha said 4570 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
:-) (-;
...heh...thanks for the comments Linda, no doubt we'll get a opportunity to discuss some 'squeezebox' opportunities!
Cheers!
AA


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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
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Morris R said 4570 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Pure poetry
Man, this is beautiful. The words are pure poetry, but so is the arrangement and performance. Very deep stuff here.
alfalpha said 4569 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Hi Morris!
Many Thanks for the kind comments & taking the time to stop by...
Cheers!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
damiengh said 4570 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
More so..
Hey this arrangement even adds more to that mood created as I stated about your earlier version; the humdrum existence and clinging to those affirmations by another, even if they are shallow, at least it's something.

I would look forward to hear a collaboration with you and K I S M E T after listening to her: "To More of the Same" by K.I.S.KISMET

You guys would really compliment each other well.

Anyhow, look forward to more of your music.
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alfalpha said 4569 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
You're very kind...
...and very thoughtful...I appreciate your comments, especially drawing my attention to K.I.S.K.I.S.M.E.T.

I hope I spelt that correctly!

Now I shall have to pay K.I.S.M.E.T. a visit!
Thank you for your comments & recommendation!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
K.I.S.KISMET said 4569 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
perfect!
excellent remix alfalpha! what a delightful experience to puch play on this song...more delightful to download to play again and again....the above comment is a great compliment, on top of the fact anyone would take the time to spell out my name:)

cheers!

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alfalpha said 4569 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
I just had to...
...quickly pop on over to your profile for a visit & listen to "To More of the Same"! What terrific song! Your comments mean a lot to me K.I.S.KISMET, & I really appreciate you stopping on by!
I look forward to a chat with you real soon!
Cheers!
AA


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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
cjhoose said 4566 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
a little bit Danny Elfman
in the beginning there. dark and strange. me likes.
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alfalpha said 4566 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
hey CJ!
Alimar said the same thing & I really dig Danny Elfman!
Many Thanks Sir!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
ktb said 4556 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
powerful
so much style and vibe. I really like this. Walter's voice never ceases to amaze me with the nuance and the backing tracks are the perfect accompainment. rich and wonderful in soul.
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alfalpha said 4556 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Thanks Karma...
...it was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to remix
Walter's stunning original version. His voice is unique, as is his song writing.
I'm really pleased you enjoyed this take on 'Somehow', and thanks very much for coming around to visit!
Cheers!
AA

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
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jamorama said 4483 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
What a song
.. I cannot name the emotion I feel listening to it. It is by turns delicate, sad, hopeful, warm, confused, corporeal and, yes, simple.

Great little tune, and story.
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alfalpha said 4482 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
what comments...
....very kind of you Stephen, you are too, too kind. You've probably read that I really enjoyed this collab very much & it was an honour to have an opportunity to work with Walter (Moorlandt). He is truly an exceptional artist.
Many Thanks again!
Alf

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gregd said 4469 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
the orchestration!
is wonderful.

You have great harmonies in here, and the production has a truly live feel.

sweet.
-g
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alfalpha said 4468 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Thanks Greg!
I especially enjoyed this collab, I'm a great fan of Moorlandt & Walter's voice just lends itself to pretty much anything, as far as I'm concerned.
Many Thanks for visiting my page!
Cheers,
Alf

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davisamerica said 4232 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
right then...
wow alfalpha.. wow
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alfalpha said 4227 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Hiya Jack...
Many Thanks for the kind comment- Walter is one hell of a talented artist.

I look forward to getting an opportunity to continue working on our collaboration also- as soon as time allows!
Many Thanks,
Cheers,

Alf
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said 4164 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Wow!!

A mighty fine song indeed i loved this and have not heard the other as yet to compare but this ones superb to listen to, love the singing also,
Peace Dee
alfalpha said 4163 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Cheers!
nice of you to visit me Dee!
Yup- I had some pretty good material to work with (Walter's voice, for starters)
It was an absolute pleasure to be involved with this remix...

Many Thanks for popping around!
Cheers!
Alf
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