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Cradle, with Sam, David and Tom



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Reworking of a collab with Sam Dixon and David McNair. Mastered by Tom of TST studios.
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Care for your sister and care for your brother
Care for your father and care for your mother
Care for a friend or a neighbour or other
Or the cradle will fall

When will the cradle fall?

Baby - safe in your bed late at night

Baby - even a night such as this

baby - me and your ma are right here

Baby - now go to sleep with a ...

Baby - beware of the bumps in the night

Baby - watch for the things that can bite

Baby - beware of the things that can bite

Baby - watch for the spooks and the creeps

Baby - they'll come around while you sleep

Baby - but not while your parents are here

(You'll see them crawling but things aren't the way they appear.)

When will the cradle fall?

Don't feel alone - nobody should have to suffer alone, in their own home
Falling, calling, mission incomplete, the first matter is that you care
There's nothing that's too hard to do - there's nothing to be misconstrued
Help for you, care for me, care for you, not discrete

Or the cradle will fall

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Uploaded: Mar 11, 2017 - 12:47:58 PM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2017 - 06:25:33 PM Last Played: Apr 22, 2019 - 08:51:25 AM
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PeterB7858 said 829 days ago (March 11th, 2017)
Wow! You three are certainly rocking a cradle of prog creativity here (with a touch of Fab Four seasoning - of course). Wonderful song. Top notch vocal work and harmonies. Plenty of light and shade. Familiar but new at the same time. Impressive work all round. Sounds great, too. Thanks, all. Take a bow.
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grah3am said 829 days ago (March 11th, 2017)
Thanks, Peter
I've been remixing and mastering a lot of tunes with Tom Hellsten of late. This one involved some rearranging, with excellent results.
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sammydix said 829 days ago (March 11th, 2017)
impressed with the new arrangement/mix. The ending threw me off completely the first time I heard it. I actually thought the song was over, then got the 'surprise'. I also like how well our voices worked together. Kudos to you and Tom for the new mix. I love it.
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grah3am said 828 days ago (March 12th, 2017)
3 sections
I asked Tom to incorporate the intro, which he did. Then I sent my arrangement of your last set of vocals, and that got used instead of the previous version. It seems logical now and works very well, I think.
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Calchas said 827 days ago (March 13th, 2017)
The Beatles meets Robert Fripp? Amazing stuff here!

Don't remember the original. No matter. I won't forget this one. A real gem!

Be well friends!
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grah3am said 826 days ago (March 14th, 2017)
I'm happy you enjoyed it. It took quite a while to reach this stage, but it was worth the effort.
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jgurner said 825 days ago (March 15th, 2017)
I was sucked in pretty quickly. Cool tune. The ending is a really nice change. Works really well with the style and theme of the song.

I definitely hear a few influences in there, but might there be just a touch of XTC as well?

Very cool job guys. Enjoyed it very much.
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grah3am said 825 days ago (March 15th, 2017)
You can add Gentle Giant to the list. Sam and I are both fans. The song became a bonkers lullaby after David insisted the squeaky toy stay in. I was then stuck with the problem of making a dark and stormy night into something involving babies. Thanks for the kind remarks, Joseph.
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KCsGROOVE said 825 days ago (March 15th, 2017)
Man, when those guitars kick in....
really cool piece
love the recording and mixing of the vocals.
And Tommy surely can mix, I heard a lot of his mixes..
slight psychedelic touches give it a great oldschool vibe. A British sound :-)
Gonna grab me a copy
hats off, guys!
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grah3am said 824 days ago (March 16th, 2017)
Thanks, KC
Still British, though the singer is American, the drummer is American and the mixmaster is a Swede living in Thailand. Oh, and I'm a Bahamian! But I know what you mean. All the influences cited here are right on. Thanks for listening.
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Hickling_Stan said 824 days ago (March 16th, 2017)
hey Graham this kept my attention from beginning to end. Starts/stops/key changes/sound effects....just my cup of tea!! No idea how you came up with the concept for this piece...must have been a hell of a dream!. Much enjoyed.Downloaded. cheers Mark
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grah3am said 824 days ago (March 16th, 2017)
Many thanks
I was thinking 10CC "Mandy" when I was concocting this. The current arrangement is made with the help of two extra bits that the original song inspired. I love stuff with SFX in, particularly weather. (And the effects here are all genuine Bahamian weather noises.)
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