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Alan (apb) uploaded the first two minutes of the song and searched for an ending, an idea to finish this great pop tune. I asked him if he would mind to give me the chance to try something just at the end, an addition.
It was a very inspiring playback and here is a little extra for your listening enjoyment! :)
Thanks a lot Alan!

apb - Alan : composition, arrangement, vocals, bass, synths, drums and percussion, mix and production

I.G.M. - Ingo : guitars, tenor sax, violin and muted trumpets
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Lyrics
Odds on favorite,
To create addictions.
Pay your fee for alternatives,
That never come.
Selling me water.

I'll take my chances
Tapping into ever decreasing squares/Tapping into ever increasing rectangles,
Repeats.
Sell me air,
I wanna breathe.

Reaping what you knit
in the fabric of time and sss- fashion!
Sell me water?
On Mars?

Seeing red,
To win, you just don't play
The stakes are high,
My get up and go, got up and left
My thirst is free,
They're selling me water.
Selling me water.
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Comments: 62
Fans: 28
Plays: 765
Downloads: 117

Uploaded: Apr 13, 2009 - 10:00:09 AM
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2009 - 02:44:29 PM Last Played: Sep 18, 2018 - 04:03:28 PM
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abfkingsport said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
I heard another version of this and this is a radio ready song. Great lyrics and very inventive sound.Excellent mix. Awesome lead guitar work on the end. very nice.
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx
it was real fun to do this.
Alan offered thet lovely playback.
thx for the comment
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magnatone said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Selling Me Water
WOWZA - i love ingo's additions here - cool idea on the brass especially. as i said earlier in chat, i hope to hear much more from the two of YOU!
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx Karen
glad you like the additions.
Alan is very professional, very diligent and so is his music.
I like that and it was great to have the chance to work with him.
hopefully there´s another chance to work with him!?
thx for your comment (and please don`t hate me!) :o)
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Char said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
I don't know
about the other version. This sounds very good. Got lyrics? Evocative vocal styling. Good finished product, both of you. Thanks.
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx Charlene
you like it? although you listened 6 times? :o)
thx for that compliment!
glad you`ve dropped by
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egobandit said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Water on mars
Apb's version with an ending, extending the horns and the guitar. just wwhat it needed!
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx
glad you like this.
thx for the comment
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blindsidedpoets said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Selling Me Water
Amazing bass line. Great lyrics! All around good song! Good job!
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx Nigel
the bass line was very inspiring indeed.
fits perfectly with the more complex tonality of the addition.
thx for droppin by
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dajama said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Wow
This is great. I haven't heard the other version of this, but this sounds great. Love the bass, and love the vocal. I mean, I really love the vocal! Great lyrics, too. The brass is really inventive - not what you'd expect, but perfect once you hear it. Nice guitar work at the end, too. Man, this rocks! Very cool. Kudos to you both. Sweet. Peace.
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx
very kind of you, we`re glad you like our collab.
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caroline said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
deep river rock....
vittel new additions - so good i feel like having a highland spring! it's a perrier that you two work really 'well' together and its all e-volvic'ed so 'well' - thank you - *waves goodbye ;) xox
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx a lot caroline :o)
your words are just like evianity bud weiser!
thank you so muchy!
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mowguy3 said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
The brass in the intro
with that rythem kind of had a Mowtown flair.(that's a good thing from me) So throught the tune I was getting that Mowtown thing going on in a great rock tune,awsome. That is what I heard, and I thought it was fantastic. Great job to you both. Thanks.
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx
glad you liked it, "Motown", "great rock tune", wow, huge compliments.
thx for droppin by
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ktb said 3447 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
wow
you guys nailed this. Love dat bass! tight soundin groove.
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx
yeah, we nailed this, and screwed a bit.
thx for the comment
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MarkHolbrook said 3446 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Well Ingo!
It worked BIG TIME! Nice. Alan of course sounds marvelous! Love what you added Ingo... Excellent!
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx a lot Mark
very glad you like it!
Alan is very professional. t`was fun to work with him!
thx for listening and commenting
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gail60 said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
What a kool song!
This is a great collab and I enjoyed every beat of it. I'll take several cases of this water please? :) You all did a wonderful job here. The singing is right on, the music is driving, not a thing here I did not enjoy! Thanks for sharing.
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx Gail
good to hear that you liked it.
you can take as much as you want!
thx for your comment
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davisamerica said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
wowzers ....
killer stuff guys
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Thx a lot Jack
"killer stuff"?
hope you like it nonetheless. :o)
thx for droppin by
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Dadai.2 said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
solid, relentless beat...

underpinning some soul/funk/rock/..... type music. IGM... great additions to complete apb's song. I like the counter-balance between his calm vocal delivery and the driving, hard hitting nature of the the instruments throughout. Good one guys...

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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx Jack
glad you like it.
much appreciated.
thx for your comment
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WharmtonRise said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
I also
Haven't heard a previous version. This has a great very tight and insistent groove. The bass line is terrific however I'd be tempted to shave just a little off the lowest frequencies as its threatening to over-vibrate and may do so on some systems. But everything is else is very nicely done. Love that brass. Good voice too and all around playing.

Lovely!
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx Andrew
you`re right, my monitor speakers vibrated a bit (thought they`re just bad).
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kassia said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
excellent
i loved the original and i love this one. excellent additions ingo. this is awesome.
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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx Shay
the original tune was so inspiring, Alan did a great job!
thx for droppin by
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Macaudion said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
neVr thought I'd hear you popn it...
...but there you have it... Popn' the snapn' crap out of it (no pun intended)

We kinda like a good horny thing!

Ya turned it out on vocals and g'tar, mister, Alan!

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Nice work, gentlemen! A strange, but gratifying combo of talents! Cool cool cool!

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I.G.M. said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
thx Macca
although I`m not quite sure what you`re tellin` me :o)
I`m happy that you`d show up and left a comment.
thx a lot man
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said 3446 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
mahv'lous
You guys done good!

One MAJOR nit-pick: I was just grooving along, and the damn song ended. What's up with that crap?

. - Harold
I.G.M. said 3445 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
well Harold,
we call that "the end". :o)
seriously, you think it could be longer?
hm, two minutes of guitar soloing and you think it`s too short?
thx for droppn bah
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said 3442 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Just kidding!
It's fine, very fine.
lavalamp said 3445 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
Cool lyrics Ingo
You guys did a fantastic job. Great vocal delivery here. The bass sounds really cool, too.

Tasty tune.

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I.G.M. said 3445 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
Thx David
lyrics are great, yes, Alan wrote them.
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saymme said 3445 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
..
Wow !!! HIGH scores in my book this is a killer track : ) ! so cool.......! HhAhhahah Awesome lyrics singin & the combination of the instruments- w o w must b played loud !!! Courtseys to you gentlemen ! on replay - what a pleasure to hear this great music !
I.G.M. said 3445 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
thx Lena
for your kind words, much appreciated.
we`re glad that like it and hope you will enjoy upcoming stuff from both of us.
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indigoblu said 3445 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
thoughts
I feel a bit iffy about the mostly spoken lyrics. Personally, I need to hear a strong melody to satisfy me. Try looking for melodies that fit in with the (well-arranged, I must say) backing track. I'd love to hear a tighter and more melodic version of this. Also, maybe shorten the end section. Where am I supposed to be going with it? Remember, instrumental sections work best when they take you out and away from the song, but bring you back satisfied with the journey. All my criticism is intended with the highest respect, from one artist to another.
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I.G.M. said 3445 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
thx for honesty
your criticism is welcome.
the only thing I don`t understand is: what do you mean "tighter?
is something wrong with timing?
hopefully not :(

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echoroom said 3444 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Bass!
Bass! The bass on this is awesome! Which matches everything else - the vocal, the production. Dl'd and on my ipod - this is fantastic guys!!!!
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I.G.M. said 3444 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
thx a lot
we hope you enjoy hearing the tune on and on :o)
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Feter said 3443 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Selling Me Water
This is a blast ...I know Alan is a cool perfectionist guy ..now two
of you really done a superb job here ...the arrangement just a top notch
everything here just brilliant ...Rock on ..a tough collab ..thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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I.G.M. said 3443 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
thx a lot Feter
glad you like our collab, much appreciated.
it was real fun to work with Alan.
thx for your kind words
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five_extra_arms said 3443 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Groovin'
Cool tune! It has a Secret Agent vibe. Love the bass and love the horns.

Excellent work!

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I.G.M. said 3443 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
thank yow
much appreciated.
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bud said 3443 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Great collab
love the rolling bass and the horn stabs and solos are excellent. Wonderful production - great lyrics and vox - smoking guitar. Man this is hot.
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I.G.M. said 3443 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
thx a lot Bud
so glad you like it!
was much fun to work with Alan.
thx for droppin by
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drakonis said 3443 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
dripping...
Alan never ceases to come up with coolness, and Ingo you sent this off in an infectiously crazy direction. Great guitar work, weird but well-sung lyrics. I'm not too much of a fan of the horn stabs being repeated that often, but the overall music is way cool.
ttfn,
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I.G.M. said 3443 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
thx Eduard
glad that you like it.
thx for "whoooshin`" by
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Sigmund said 3442 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
selling me
this has an international intrigue and espionage sound to it, kind of like something you would hear in a James Bond flick. Nice arrangement, vocals, and nice instrumentation, solos and fills. Good job - thanks for sharing this.
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I.G.M. said 3442 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
thx a lot Sigmund
glad you like it!
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Hydrogen3 said 3441 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Get Down!!
Very Cool! Love the beat and instrumentals.
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I.G.M. said 3441 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
thx a lot Holley
glad you like it!
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awigze said 3441 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
this kicks !
woo heoooooow. Really clear vocals. great collab........ lizzen to that Tenor! Fits nice. True Rock and Roll my friends!
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SISTERS said 3440 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
fantastic
wonderful!
love that throbbing bass - oooooo, it goes so well with those stabs of horn.
loved "reaping what you KNIT" - good singing, alan - like that sweet little hi note you sorta throw away.
crazy ending is so cool - you rock, gentlemen!
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ic42 said 3440 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
intrigue
the music infects the brain. it is a dance of the spy doing a half step. the singing captures the spy, who is tied up in a web of lyrics. there is a thirst for more music now. it is good. 0x0
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scaustrita said 3425 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
Hey I'm way down here!
ok, ok, I like this! I seem to remember something about this?
great horns too.
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Calchas said 3422 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
That bass line...
...KILLER man!

Hard driving funk-rock. Singing is excellent Ingo.

Enjoyed!

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colleenyb said 3377 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Awesome
This is excellent. Luv the sound, luv the trumpets, luv everything about it!

CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2988 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
water
nice driven bassline and drums. interesting vocals very individual. great build up at 2:22. like your style. dig the solo. cool tone. very cool tune. cheers
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