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Released: Feb 18, 2007 | 1:17 PM
Category: Rock
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 7.07 MB

Plays: 4738
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After watching the Police at the Grammy Awards last week, I decided to finally to the cover of "Roxanne" that I had been considering for a long time... a somber, softer version that brings out the poignancy of the lyrics more. Hope you like it.

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LaFayette Artist

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Excellent ! I like your interpretation.

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10 years ago
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wow. David this is so so so very good. Its so very impressive wow

hats off my friend superb cover, this hits all the right notes for me

Neil
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10 years ago
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Awesome cover David!!!!!!


great version
well well enjoyed
thx
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10 years ago
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O jz. I saw the title ... and I had look. This is an amazingly bizzare interpretation! If the original was cheesy as. This is not just cheesy. It's gorgonzola. Needs a backing vocal for the chorus?
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I love this version! fantastic! your voice is great and this softer music really fits the song!
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10 years ago
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You always have such a dramatic awareness. Excellent.
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This is truly excellent in every way, certainly one of the best productions I have ever heard on iCompositions. Congrats.
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Glad you join into the lower towns..its amazing how songs get a new sense when we make them ours with our attitudes..first time I really love your voice..cheers David


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10 years ago
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great soulful version of this awesome tune....nice work
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10 years ago
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A sexy and etheric take on the classic. I like this much better actually. There is so much atmosphere in the tune that I can actually see Roxanne's world in my mind. The song transports.

The interpretation is completely wonderous.

et.
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10 years ago
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The great covers come from those who make their own unique versions. I'm so glad that you're furthering the vocal part of your music. Choices of instrumentation, as always, is perfect. Couldn't help thinking of jolofsson when hearing this. I read the article in the NYTimes about the police reunion and it left me feeling very melancholic about the music biz. Sombre as this is, I get a lot of joy from hearing it and look forward to your songs and music.
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Woah!!
Fantastic version David!
I saw the Police back in Scotland with the Pretenders and UB40 as support!
This song was the reason I went along,
Best gig ever......
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risky business, DB, covering this song, but man, u pulled it off! as emotional as I've ever heard your voice. well done!
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What a difference in outcome when the mood is changed!!! Totally more becoming to the intention of the lyrics. Your voice is superb in it's tenderness. This really by far exceeds the original. So much more soul, caring, and human awareness.

I'm so glad you did this. I hope this style is a trend you'll continue to explore for us.
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Lovely DAvid this is soo lovely.. a beautiful sensitive rendition of a great song...
You always seem to be able to tune your music just right to hit those tender spots ....you aim well and get your target every time smiley
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Wow, a very cool interpretation, indeed. Much more focus is put on the lyrics this way. Such passion in the vocal delivery. Very, very well done! Thanks for sharing,

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GREAT JOB!
LOVE your interpretation!
I bet that the tour doesn't launch though. I think Stewart Copeland is gonna get under Sting's skin way before they hit the road. Sting is a mellow evolved spirit and Stewart Copeland is a bit arrogant and well I just don't see it working. Hope I am wrong (because I love their music).

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no words.
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Now this is Stellar ! Inspiring , remarkable, sensantional.... Fab
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pretty amazing!
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Hey Dave! Great Singing! Great interpretation that I'm sure sounds best in a dark room with a red light on. I'll have to try it.
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10 years ago
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I remember vividly when Sting re-did this for Live Aid. Just him, his guitar and Branford Marsalis on sax. A lot of perople hated it. I thought it was wonmderful. I loved it because he made another fanatstic tune out of a brilliant song.

You did the same thing!

Great stuff David.

Great.
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Interesting twist. Soft coolness
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This gets an iGrammy!

Great spin on this one David.
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This is a great interpretation of a song I don't particularly like but your version is amazing David!! Really, really good! smiley
Felicitaciones!!
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Gracias, Barre... me da gusto que te ha gustado.
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Great cover! Bravissimo!
beautiful interpretation!

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Splendid moment with you, Dave. Sting, get out of the way, please !
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No words for this, A beautiful remake of the classic.
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Beautiful. I love the new mood of this. The original always seemed a little giddy for such a dark subject. Yours is absolutely heart-wrenching. Love it.
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10 years ago
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Hi David,

Roxanne was not one of my favourite Police tracks but I really enjoyed your version - more than the original.

Best wishes,

Howard
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10 years ago
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david Good man,
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Wow, this is better than the original IMO ... Lot's of emotion here, and the production is top box!... Excellent job!
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Very very hot David.






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Buenisimo David!
Realmente diferente, excelente vision de espacios minimos.
La verdad: un placer de tema.
Felicitaciones. La pegaste con este.
Saludos,

macoco.
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Cool stuff!! Love the the strings!!
I bet Gordon approves!!
Tommy.
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.....when the cover becomes your own song....great Dave!

Lou
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10 years ago
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Cover? This one? Naaaaaaaaahhh....

Usually I never give ratings on creativity for covers, but this time I have to. This is not a cover.
Very, very beautiful.
Alex
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Thanks, Alex. I'm humbled by your generous comment.
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Great cover David! You really took possession of this song.
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ghost Artist

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Back again ! . Can stop listening to this ! Just a great cover................G
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I ditto ghost, I downloaded it but I have to keep coming her so you can get the paly count.
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That's because you RAWK!
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SPEECHLESS! (in capitals!!)

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A beautiful cover David. I love Sting and used to like the Police when I was younger, am so glad they are back together. I love the way you put your songs together, am rapidly becoming a big fan. smiley smiley
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So glad I found this one. This is SOOOO COOOL. I love this sensitive cover of the song -- and yes, the atmosphere and mood really transport the listener into Roxanne's skin. The piano and synths are marvelous. The drums are a bit bland and the only area I would point to for improvements if given a choice (everything else sounds splendid to me). Bravo David!
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Nicely done; you give a different feel to the song--it's what makes a good cover.
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8 years ago
Bass2x Listener

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Back after 2 years...
Still speaks to me. Great cover, DB!
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Man I have been returning back 2 icomp after my hiatus.....so you know I had to stop here and hear my favorite cover song ever.....This track speaks volumes of your talent......Keep doing your thang DB...Holla @ the D!
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Bizarrely, I don't know the original. But I liked this. Great simplicity to it, yet no less effective for it. Good vocals!
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