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Released: Dec 23, 2010 | 5:42 PM
Category: Holiday
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Only loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 3.94 MB

Plays: 4626
Downloads: 17
Weekly Plays: 5
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Thursday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
I always think of these Christmas songs as icompositions Christmas card to itself. I reach out to dozens of you, and get such an overwhelming response that it kinda makes you think there is something about the holiday that is supposed to bring people together.

This year's song was an afterthought, something that came out of my son's letter to Santa, which included the usual childhood fare of “please bring me this, and that...” but ended with, “please remember my friends and my family”.

The song opens with Arend's (eagle1) glorious harmonies and dickphilpot singing the first chorus along with four0four's keys and Ian's (8 monthmalfunction) sleigh bells, and Big Ed (Sloparts) drums and bass.

First verse has me singing along with dickphilpot and jkane, a last minute piano part by John Hennessey (Henno), and Lafayette's bass and guitar. There are also those SUBLIME oohs by morgan102 which really round out the sound of the first verse. The lyric, for better or worse, was supposed to conger up the image of our friend George (fatchance) who past this year...

The second verse, is musically all Lafayette's...piano organ and bass and guitars...in the verse I tried to be as democratic with as possible, starting with slopart's young girl in a shelter, alan's (northpoint) GREAT line about opening your heart, which he laughs during, which I still find amusing!!! and Elaine's (rubydoobie) wish for peace on earth.

In the chorus we have a who's who of icomp friends, including Chris (trillobite) and that 80s boy (Mark Koch)jkane, henno, alan, elaine, etc.

Please forgive me for the terrible mix, in spite of the coaching I had from Ian and Ed, it is still weak and muddled, but it was the best I could do in such short notice, as I wanted to make sure I got it out for Christmas!!!

if I have missed anyone, please alert me so I can include you in the credits...

you all have been such a joy in my life, I want to thank you all and wish you a MERRY Christmas, HAPPY Hanukkah and KAPTIVATING Kwanzaa.

See you next year!!!!

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Beatle128 Artist

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Nice job, Michael (and everyone) -- sorry I couldn't participate, but it doesn't sound to me like I was needed. Happy holidays, everyone!
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dickphilpot Artist

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excellent work - tremendous additional verses - I really love this.

Brilliant.
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jkane Artist

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Wow, that was quite a transformation from the street busker track that I had in my head. Don't get me wrong - this blossomed into something altogether grand. Proud to be part of it. Great work, Michael.
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FourOFour Artist

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Awesome job of putting this together! Glad I could help.
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RubyDubidoux Moderator

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Miles!

I love this...and love you for being inspiring, patient and a great example of character and spirit!

Marvelous contributions by all!

I hope Jackie gets everything he asked for this year!

Hugs!
Elaine smiley

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pete Artist

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One of the best things I've heard here, wow, this is great.
Peace to all!
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Henno Artist

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sounds great but i only hear 3 lines and stops doh!!!
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6 years ago
TwoCatGirl Listener I have been listening to Christmas music for everyday for over a month now. There is a radio station in Maryland that starts playing it right after Thanksgiving. I just want to say that this is one of the best Christmas songs I have ever heard. It is beautiful and very meaningful!
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TexasPete Listener

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Yay!
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8MonthMalfunction Artist

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Beautiful work Michael, the mix sounds fine to me... Thanks for asking me to be a part of this, it is always an honour to work on a large collab like this with so many talent iCompers.

Happy Christmas one and all, and I for one will surely be raising a glass to the "Fat Man" this year!
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nlsn Artist

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Hey Miles! No one can pull them together like you can! Hope you have a good one this year!!
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mfwmiles Artist

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I don't know why it is important for me to post this here and now but right now i am driving home from my mothers house. She died this afternoon unexpectedly as you all listened to my song. I had hoped to play it for her on Saturday.
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that80sboy Artist

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oh man miles...i am so sorry...i'm sure she would have loved this too...so sad to hear...my condolences to you and your family miles...
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RubyDubidoux Moderator

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Michael, Michael, Michael,

I'm sooo sorry to hear this news about your mother.

You, Natalie, Jackie and your Mother are in my thoughts.

Sincerely,
Elaine



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6 years ago
becwil Moderator

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Great song!

Sad news, miles. My thoughts are with you.
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Naaji Artist

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The song is a delight, and the news you've shared is sad. I hope your mother can hear it from where she is!

hugs,
Ramona
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dickphilpot Artist

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Extremely sad news indeed. Thinking of you and yours.
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eagle Artist

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This is really sad Miles, this is really sad.
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KCsGROOVE Artist

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Miles, my sincere condoleances! So sad to hear she passed away just before Christmas. I wish you and your family all the best!
Fine song!
KC
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morgan102 Listener

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I am truly sorry to hear about your mom Miles,god bless you and family,man.May she be in peace and the light that shines with-in her family for generations to come.
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Sloparts Artist

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Your efforts on this beautiful song will be heard in Heaven, Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Natalie and Jackie. May your mother rest in peace knowing she has raised a wonderful, caring son.

Gob Bless you all at this time of mourning.

Ed
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Vixen Artist

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((((Michael))))) so sad to lose a loved one at any time but more so at this time of year. I love the song and am sorry for your loss
Love n hugggs
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ShadowofNine Artist

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Ohh that is so sad Michael I'm so sorry about your Mom, this song however is inspired and lifted my spirits...Congrats to all who participated....
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malekey Artist

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Ah, what a pity! T'was too short notice to take part in it...

Great collab!!! I love it!
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LaFayette Artist

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Very sad news, Michael smiley my best thoughts are with you.

Much thanks to you all for this cool collab and to the listeners.

- LaFayette smiley
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NorthPoint Moderator

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Michael my friend I am so deeply sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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jkane Artist

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I lost my mom fairly recently as well, Michael. My condolences for you and the family. It's nice to think that we're all thinking of her at this time of year. Wishing you a happy new year and looking forward to seeing you here later on with some new songs.
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8MonthMalfunction Artist

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Michael, I can echo what others have said here and send our condolences and sympathy for the loss of your Mum. You and your family are in our thoughts.
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Oh wow... This is beautiful!!!! What a great collab, guys.... Phenomenal work.... So great to see how a "collab" works... From the bare bones to this wonderful finished piece.... Fantastic job, guys... and what a Christmas blessing!!! smiley
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robby_reverb Artist

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Amazing collab - wish I coulda been a part of it - it's precious!! I love the lyrics and the music is what the holiday is all about - bringing people together - love this - it's a musical Christmas treasure! smiley Happy holidays to you all - glad u r blessed with great talent! - Rob B-)
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Lovely track - so warm and full of everything needed to make a perfect Christmas recording. You have all done a wonderful job.
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Trilobite2 Artist

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Love to you and your family Miles.
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nlsn Artist

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Sorry to hear about your Mom Miles! I'm glad Jackie is old enough to have his memory of her- hope your Holiday honors your Mom and you find joy!
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Completely captures the reason for the Season! Wonderful collab.
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A very Merry Christmas jam, iComp style. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Trilobite2 Artist

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This tune might last if you get it out to the masses. It's got a heck of a hook and a heavenly cast.
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smiley nice
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I'm a bit late noticing this song ,but I'm glad I discovered it today 27th . A nice 3/4 ,pleasant and gracious and most of all I love the way a bunch of people get together carrying the Spirits of Christmas so beautifully ,my congratulations to everyone ,Happy New Year to you all, You guys are GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Baboon Artist

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I love this.
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Rusticalia Listener

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Well done everyone!
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LaFayette Artist

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Much thanks again to you all for the cool comments !

Happy new year smiley

- LaFayette
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LaFayette Artist

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2011 ... of course smiley
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Cinderella Artist

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How very wonderful this is (and so well mixed together)....this is why I so enjoy being on Icomps. So many talented and warm hearted people. Loved the listen!! smiley ~ Cindy
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So very Christmassy!
The music is very well put together and the band sounds tight but not stringent, like a proficient combo sometime into the night.
The vox are delightful and I like the harmonies.
The standout for me is the piano, which seems to trip along. And such a delight when Elaine pipes in from back.
Lovely ideas in the lyrics. Good prayers. Often funny too smiley
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nocrywoman Listener God bless you, always.
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JCLeonard Artist

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...made me smile! Guess, I'll gonna play this one in December.
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wow This is so nice...
Dreamy and soothing.
Very good tune.
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A1K3M1 Listener

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Glorious collaboration, excellent work everyone. Soaking up the 'together spirit' shining here. Thanks for helping me get into the Christmas spirit.

Thanks for sharing this gift with the family, masterfully composed, performed & produced.

Hope everyone has a peaceful holiday.
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