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album art The Ballad Of Alpo
by Dyl and KDMan


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Released: Mar 13, 2006 | 8:19 AM
Category: Folk
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 7.39 MB

Plays: 3070
Downloads: 43
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Monday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
KDMan and I met in a dream. Had some beers, talked for a while. He handed me a page with lyrics...Next thing i know is this upload...
Trêve de plaisanterie : i'm so lucky to share this virtual stage with an artist like him. This is a true story. The action takes place in Austin, Texas.

KDMan : lyrics, vox on bridge, back vcls
Dylan : other stuff

Ah, and it's a Waltz. Sad waltz.

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RiGee Artist

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What a ballade…speachless, no comment - only stars, millions of stars…RG
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11 years ago
GGirl Listener

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I'm speachlees too...This is masterpiece. A pure masterpiece.
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11 years ago
JILLB Listener

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This song is as good as a Townes Van Zandt tune. The musical, vocal and "mood" performances are incredible for "amateurs". A divine surprise. I hope the rest of this site is on the same level !
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11 years ago
LaFayette Artist

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All in this song is good : vocals, music, instrumentation : this site is really a golden mine for our ears.
KDman : congrats !
Dyl : tu es impressionnant sur ce coup là ! Bravo mon Païs.
Five golden stars for this collab !!!

- Lafayette
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11 years ago
zallaz Moderator

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Hey after recent excursions into various other persona's great to hear Dylan being himself, a great lilting ballad monster of a song, proof that less is more the beauty of this track is it's great seperation and simplicity, but to make something sound this simple takes a shed loada work, KDMan's appearence acts as a fabulous foil.

terrific work guys!!
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11 years ago
jkane Artist

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What a sweet melancholic song. Kd lyrics are poetic and vivid. The vocals harmonies were haunting and so well matched. Sometimes, I hear these collabs and realise that two artists that are seemingly so different have so much in common.
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11 years ago
The_Brown_Band Listener

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So beautiful and strange...Yeah, all is great here ! Some dark jazz feelings too. Full of meanings and fine music (acoustics are top notch !). Congrats !
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11 years ago
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very cool guys! i just love it!

Neil
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11 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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I almost missed this... thank goodness I saw Dylan thanking someone in the chat window for rating this. I love this song! Another great piece of music going on here. I real nice mellow mix. I love the space in particular. The chorus is haunting and beautiful. Great playing all around.
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11 years ago
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Wonderful!Brilliant collaboration from you two.Moving, sobering....
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very cool work.
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11 years ago
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Finally, folk music that I really like. We need more.
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11 years ago
ddball Listener

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Moving. Could've been a great depression number.
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11 years ago
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a wow from me too. excellent song. sensitive handling of sweet lyrics.

jeff
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11 years ago
etgilles Artist

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An elegant song really. Controlled with melancholy, yet lilting and quite sexy.

Incredible piece of work. Congrats KD, and Dylan... you are such a talent.

et.
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11 years ago
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Very nice....two musicians and a vision.

-Dave
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11 years ago
enicholsIC Artist

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So well done. You communicate longing and loss well here. I might like to hear the bridge just "spoken" but altogether awe-inspiring. Dylan, you continue to get better and better with each tune. This one fits you quite well.

Great work guys,
Ed
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11 years ago
42 Listener

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Yes, sad... But, sad songs are beautiful... Weird is life... About the bridge, I agree with enichlosIC...
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11 years ago
Didier Artist

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Loved it from the beginning with that beat little jazzy, to the end. I love when you doubble your vox. THX
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11 years ago
Bob6stringer Artist

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First, I can really appreciate the heart and soul in this song. And Dylan's probably the best vocalist to bring it out, anwyere.

My critique is, in comparison, insignificant. But here goes: First, it's a very well recorded and performed tune, and I like that it's not compressed to the point (or at all?) to the point of clarity/high-frequency losss. So clear. Drum presence is a little high and maybe the vocals could come down a decibel or two. Alternately, I might turn up the lead and rhythm guitars, but that'd mean also pushing up those so-subtle, tasteful ambient keyboard washes. Then the bass? This speaks to my subjective bias (is there any other kind of bias?) toward guitars. So there you go. Still just fine as is.
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11 years ago
lilichi Moderator

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you guys... you guys... no words
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11 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Cornering the market on "class" again, I see.
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11 years ago
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very original and gripping. "I caught him looking twice", very nice lyrics. Enjoyed it very much, thanks for sharing.
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11 years ago
yosL Listener

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Sorry guys/dyl 4 coming late in here
been on travels
on that train

very cool song

fantastic
thx 4 sharing
well enjoyed
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11 years ago
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fantastismorifficlicious
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11 years ago
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Haunting and natural. This is amazing and you guys make it look so easy.
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11 years ago
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great....thank you for sharing it.
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11 years ago
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A truly great story-teller. This is very well done. I always like train songs....
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11 years ago
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Fabulous....great lyrics and wonderful story

Love your singing, especially the harmonies
great guitar with the drums. I actually didn't like the distorted guitar too much, but it was fabulous all the same. All this needs is a wailing harmonica on it. Great job guys.
u4ea
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Bob6stringer Artist

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... just back for a download... thanks!
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stevel Artist

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This a consumate performance...excellent vocals and guitar work...you get such a professional sound I am jealous! This is such a great advert for what GB is capable of...of course it helps if you are such a talented writer/musician!
Great stuff
Steve
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11 years ago
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This tune is beautifully sad; meaningful, even to me. KDman and Dylan, this is such a moving and classic folk song. The words belong with the tune, and the tune rolls into to the beautiful words. I'm remembering, my old friend...
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11 years ago
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A wonderful piece of work by both of you. I love storytelling songs and this one carries on that wonderful tradition beautifully. Dylan, your vocals are mesmerizing -- fabulous job, full of pathos and grit. Fantastic!
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11 years ago
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A wonderful piece of art. It has it all: danceability (granted it is a waltz), sing-ability (for it has a true melody and is sad), and movie-ability (a life story is told in there). smiley

Really very nicely done. Enjoyed greatly.
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11 years ago
ScottCarmichael Artist

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I love it that you acheive the eitherial vibe through your lyric... hinting at the subject and poking little holes so that we might see a glimpe... It creates a mysterious atmosphere... such a perfect way to frame this story

bravo... deep bow
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10 years ago
brnPetra Artist

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hi Dyl!
I heard this song at your myspace page..it is so very beautiful!!

Petra
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