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Released: Jun 11, 2006 | 6:31 PM
Category: World
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 5.23 MB

Plays: 2396
Downloads: 21
Weekly Plays: 4
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
Remix in honor of my new project, Pulp, in which I celebrate the early-twentieth-century fiction I have loved since childhood. This particular track is a bittersweet Afro-Celtic jam that I had a great time creating, inspired by the idea of Alice Clayton, née Rutherford, otherwise known as Lady Greystoke, human mother of Tarzan. Rereading the first Tarzan novel, I kept imagining this very young newlywed English woman, trapped in Africa, very pregnant and very unsure of the future. Jane Porter, the next Lady Greystoke, was also on my mind. In composing the song, I reflected on author Edgar Rice Burroughs, how the female protagonists get such short shrift in the Tarzan novels. I tried to imagine the wonder and sadness of their experiences in Africa and convey them with music.

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redirecTed Listener

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glad to see you didn't leave out the frazettta artwork - without which tarzan would be less than what he became...

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I love all Egdar Rice Burroughs novels and love all music by David Bowles and so knew this would be a hit in my book. I like the beats in this a whole lot and the different instrument voices you chose. Very cool man.
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Your talent at creating these epic soundtracks are without peer. Another beautiful pice Mr. Bowles.
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Tarzan understood .. trees are for swingers smiley
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Great African beat, and is that Bagpipes I can hear..? surely not!

Lovely composition.. structured wonderfully, and i like that Kalimba too

As always, a great piece of information that goes along with your songs... I always like to get into the atmosphere of each one through your descriptions.. Very interesting smiley

Enjoyed it

-Magnus
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Fascinating interpretation of a classic piece of literature. Brilliant,
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great piece...with your music travel gratis for the world smiley
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David you are makin me homesick for Scotland!
This is (can't swear)in briliiant!
I am so lovin your creations at the moment,and this is no exception.
Thank you Dave,I will book a flight back to my homeland!

Cheers,
The Bam smiley
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Thank you David, very nice ..... Enjoyed & Ipoded!!!!


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Simply remarkable the volume of first rate music that comes out of your studio. You are a truely gifted artist. Brilliant in concept, production and execution. Thank you for sharing your rare gift!

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Superbe inspiration.

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Thanks, folks! I took into account many of your comments from the first draft of this track, and it looks like paying attention to you has paid off!
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Superb, I never would have thought of combining instrument sounds liek you have doen but it works sooo well. Just excellent. Love the concept behind this too. All round excellent.
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Wonderful work on percussions David, in the jungle is important getting the right beats!

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David,
You have an uncanny way of expressing your musings. Great job!
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Yes, this has a Edgar Rice Burroughs feel to it. Great! ---Dave
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Thanks, guys. Be sure to check out my salute to Conan the Cimmerian: http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=39412
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Very Cool! ... Excellent tune that you have here ... Thank yo so much for sharing!
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wow david- this is unbelievalble- I loved the first take and didn't really think it needed improving but now I get it- wow

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Love two things about you David: Your Immaginaion And The Talent of Making Supercool Clean Music

Very Inspiring
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Leaves me cold, never been a fan of celtic music.. too many whining bag pipes, whistles and fiddles..this sounds very typical of that genre.

But, you've created a good sound track, obviously put a lot of thought and effort into it and the production is first class.
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So, hrm, I totally respect that, Jonny, but I'm not sure whether your opinion of the piece is derived from an objective analysis of it or from your own biased view of the genre... if the latter, does that mean that ANY Celtic-flavored piece would get a lower score from you? Hardly seems fair if that's the case.
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Amaze me more and more.....

Just love it! Very uplifting and man you deserve stars for you stories that come along with each song... you know a lot and remember it. I know a lot too but my memory is having serious probs here!!!! I always like to read what has inspired you to create a song...
My love for Ireland got revived although this music is applicable for many countries throughout the world, so far Ireland is my only ascociation (says a lot about me huh, hahah) Thanks for sharing you music is not the right sentence, it should be thanks for sharing your brain!!!!!

Greetzzz....
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Today i needed too many whining bag pipes, whistles and fiddles...And you gave them to me, Dave...Thank you ! Your work is ALWAYS uplifting. ALWAYS. Do i have to shout ?
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Celto-African. Like a barn dance on the Serengeti. Wild. I used to have a rusty old thumb-harp from Africa. Dangerous to play, but such an odd scale and resonating pluck...irresistable to fiddle with. That part about three-fourths thru reminded me of that.
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Very cool. I like all the changes while the overall mood stays the same.
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This is a wonderfully complex, well imagined piece of music. Love the blending of Tarzan's parentage with his eventual homeland. Great job!
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