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It's been nearly a year (6 May 2006) since Grant(G.W)McLennan died. I wrote and recorded this the day I heard the news. 'Fire' was a subject that crept into quite a few of his songs and 'Bright Yellow, Bright Orange' is the title of a Go-Betweens album.
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Uploaded: Apr 25, 2007 - 05:29:29 PM
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2007 - 02:48:51 AM Last Played: May 05, 2019 - 08:48:18 AM
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stevel said 4505 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
Fab tribute
Its hard to believe that its been a year now since Grant's sad passing...he was such a great songwriter, definitely one of my main influences! I ended up recording a version of 'Streets of your town' as my own tribute.
This is a lovely song Peter, you have captured the vunerability and melodicism of Grant nicely on this track.
Cheers for sharing
Steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4505 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
Thanks Steve
How quickly time passes. I've been a huge Go-Betweens fan for years and especially Grant's solo stuff. When someone of a similar age dies suddenly it make you question your own mortality. I understand there is a new compliation of both Grant and Robert's solo material out in the summer but it dosen't seem to offer anything new except re-mastering. I think someone should re-master 'Oceans Apart' - Great album but awful sounding CD - the second press is just as compressed and distorted as the first. Thanks for listening, Peter.
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jiguma said 4505 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
Influence shows!
A fitting tribute to one of our finest Peter.
Neil
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Peter Bauckham said 4505 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks for your comments. I wanted to try and capture a little of Grant's sound and I am, a year on, still pleased with how this one turned out. Peter
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Vic Holman said 4505 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
a great number and tribute Peter
a excellent twist of "a day in the life". not in song construction, but through the message and story. may we all shine brightly after our own passing. excellent
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Peter Bauckham said 4505 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
Thanks Vic
Let's hope that Grant's music gets the recognition it deserves. Peter
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said 4497 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Thank you...
...Peter, for this touching tribute. So beautiful...hard to hold back the tears listening to this...It's so good having you back here man. Lovely melody. Haunting ambience. Bravo.

Be well friend!
Peter Bauckham said 4496 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Thanks Mike
for listening and your comments. I don't normally record tribute songs but it seemed appropriate this time. The song was written and recorded very quickly and is genuinely heartfelt. All the very best, Peter.
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dajama said 4477 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Heatfelt and nicely done
I don't know much of Grant McLennan's music, apart from a couple of Go-Betweens songs, but i can sense the true sentiment at the heart of this. Nicely sung, and produced, with a genuine soulfulness. In fact, it has inspired to go explore his music some more, which I guess is the ultimate compliment for a tribute song.
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Peter Bauckham said 4477 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Thanks
for listening - I was thinking of doing a cover of one of Grant's songs originally but I felt this was more appropriate. Do check out Grant's solo material - all 4 albums are well worth owning - There was a condensed version of Horsebreaker Star in the US which might be a good place to start (a complilation is due soon). Thanks again for your comments. Peter
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bronco said 4450 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Good song
I am not familiar with this artist but i will look him up after hearing the song and reading the comments. Nicely played and recorded rhthm guitar parts and your quiet singing is remarkably effective on this song. Overall sounds like a professionally recorded song that you would hear on the radio.
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Peter Bauckham said 4450 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Thanks
Bronco, I glad you liked the song and the production. I used my old Yamaha 12-string on this one and, of all my songs, I think I am happiest with this one overall.

Peter
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davisamerica said 3900 days ago (December 20th, 2008)
peter ..
saw you here and was inspired to visit .. :-] long over due fav and listen ... Season's best Peter
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Peter Bauckham said 3900 days ago (December 20th, 2008)
Thanks Jack
Glad you found this one. I haven't been here much lately - haven't written or recorded anything for far too long. I hope I can find some inspiration in 2009! Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the new year!

Peter
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Cori Ander said 3689 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Beautiful composition
I dig the way you build the song. it is a beautiful creation. (Though I don't know who Grant(G.W)McLennan was).
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Cori Ander said 3689 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Ha
.. and I managed to become double fan of this song :-)
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Peter Bauckham said 3688 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Thank you
for listening to this - I am touched by your comments. It's always nice when an older song gets listened to - especially this one. Nice to have you here as a double fan!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3688 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Looking back
... across your posts Peter I discovered this gem. Heartfelt and beautifully sung I think I like this the most of all your songs.
Great production work as always, your guitar work always shines in its delicacy and melody.
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Peter Bauckham said 3688 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Thanks Paddy
I'm glad you checked this one out as it's probably my most overlooked song - perhaps it's the subject. It was written and mostly recorded the day I heard the news and I'm glad that the emotion does come across in the performance.

Peter
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