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album art The Greatest Gift (If You Get My Drift)
by Dyl, LaFayette, Bass2x, SPQR and Choirbox


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Released: Sep 10, 2007 | 6:26 PM
Category: World
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 9.49 MB

Plays: 4305
Downloads: 24
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Monday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
Long story..words written in 1988, in a Kalina tilewuyu village, Suriname. It was a sort of 'let's turn the page...no sorrows' song. March 07, Lafayette sent me basic tracks, with some celtic/irish flavours. I butchered it...asked Bass2x to add his trumpet...Then i asked Adam and Erin to add some trombone and vox. And...six months later here we are...jammin' !!!

Dont know exactly the genre now...so let's use this 'world' case.

I'd like to thank so much my Icompals for their kindness and patience. And, of course, never ending flow of talent. I hope you'll enjoy the party, the 'real' brass section...and so on !
(and i'm quite proud of the SPQR/Choirboix return...hehehe).

Choirbox - Vocals
SPQR - Trombone
Bass2x - Trumpet
Lafayette - Bass, guitars, flute, a bit of -Barretok style- vox in the end (rare!)
Me - guitars, ukulele, handmade percs, harmonica, vox and back vox

(b)

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eagle Artist

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Awesome good collab in which i loved every contrib... smiley
wonderful music...!
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guitar55 Artist

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Wonderful collab-love it
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What a superband! I love all the different voices going. Makes me wanna dance with the villagers!I like that ending smiley
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very cool song. Love it. Great collab!
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dirigent Artist

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SPQR's trombone is very catchy in the intro.
Excellent song - this band is supercoool, wow!!
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Hah really cool track. Really enjoyed this, guys.

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10 years ago
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Absolutely fab - I thoroughly enjoyed it, you all have immense talent. You deserve to be stars and you are in my eyes. smiley
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10 years ago
that80sboy Artist

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this is so pro ...worth the months of cooking guys!...real horn section...how cool is that!

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Dylan, you have some kind of knowledge on how to put together a great band. Wow, verrry nice!
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10 years ago
JD Moderator

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Holy Crap! This is great!
I;m with dave- your bands are always amazing!
The music is, also!
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10 years ago
mbehar Artist

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Cool tune! Loved all the performances.
Very enjoyable folk party music smiley
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Yeah, it sounds like a real party ! You got this awesome sound, folky and wild...Terrific. And i love the way your two voices are blending - Splendid !
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I was excited when I saw this was up! And I wasn't disappointed! This is definately one to be proud of Dylan! Great eclectic carnival of sound here! And one of my fav vocal performances from you! Top notch song all round....

Can you guys come play in NZ?
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Great song and great band!

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It feels like a crossover between caribbean and irish roots. Total fun !
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10 years ago
4arms Artist

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Amazing tune. So much going on in there. Vocals are indeed wonderful but that is usually the case. How bout that choirbox.
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Salutations, all who played! Excellent acoustic guitar sound. The riff on horns is to my ear solid south of the border. The vocals are timbrally rich and desperate. Bass is on the spot, unobtrusive and sounds like the kind of bass I'd expect from a charango-playing kind of band. Kit wallops in cool time with strumming. Lyrically this captures a moment, one of those moments which we might well feel defines us but, in truth, seems to fall out of history and define itself as a complete thing.
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Powerful collaboration, a lot of heart in the performance, excellent the mix, vocals do fit superbly, congratulations to all of you for the excellent project.
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amazing!

kudos to each of you for an incredible collaboration. Fantastico!
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Ignoramus Artist

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A fun listen; makes you want to get up and dance. Choirbox's voice is instantly recognizable in the mix, and was a great choice as a vocal accompaniment. Lots going on in the song, but a real toe-tapper. Thanks for sharing.

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This is very full and might I say "fat and sassy"? I don't know why but that was ingrained in my mind from note one. glad to see these lyrics born so long ago, finally finding a home in such capable musicians hands.
~RR
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Bass2x Listener

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an icomp block party!
woo hoo! this sure sounds like fun, dyl, even if it is a failed love story... (I think?). we need to perform this live at the first icomp music festival. I'm in!
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10 years ago
Choirbox Artist

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Me too, me too ((Bass2x.))!!!!! Thanks for inviting me to the party. I know I was "fashionably late," but thanks for waiting up for me.
Seriously though, this is a great song you guys came up with and there's nothing so much fun as a broken heart. I'm so glad to have gotten to add something small to an already amazing track.
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LaFayette Artist

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Me too ...
When I listen to the result after the original song, I'm convinced, one time again, that collabs are the best way to progress !
Much thanks to Eric the Catalyst and to the other icompals.

- Lafayette
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Baboon Artist

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haha RR "fat and sassy"

let me add "bombastic"...love that word, yep fat horns making a ruckus, powerhouse guitar lead, fine femvox
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SPQR Artist

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Bass2x, great idea! When and where are we gonna have the festival? Choir and I are definitely in.

Dylan and Lafayette, thanks for such a great tune and allowing me to be a part of it.

Everyone, that "six months later" that Dyl mentioned is completely on me. Thanks guys for your unbelievable patience with me, I'm sure it got frustrating. Your kindness and patience, undeserved as it is, is definitely appreciated.

I had a complete blast playing along with this one and am definitely proud to be a part of it.
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Great stuff!
Steve
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Great sound Boys n Girls. You all amaze me. Stuff here just keeps getting better all the time.
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Bella Canzone Dylan...Great, as usual!
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Love this, again.....So well done and well melted. I had told you before but I do it again, you really know how tell stories. Your words are always amazing me. THX, to all, Did.
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love this song.
great song of a great band smiley
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Amazing! Rich tune.
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Awesome Collab Ladies and Gents


gifted and lots of talent
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Very nice collab, all of you! Nice souful vocals also! Never heard this singer before. Bravo!
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Reminds me of Peter Himmelman and those horns are so big and brassy.
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What a band!! You have put togrther a stellar line-up, Dylan, and you guys sound great.

..if you get my drift....
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Oh this is a big collaboration. . . Digging this a lot! Great work all!


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Big and brassy. Fat and sassy. It's been said but I had to stop and rewind to hear this on the good phones. Even a supercomputer couldn't predict the wonderful outcomes of collabs such as this.
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Questo pezzo una Meraviglia.
This piece is Wonderful.
Well played by all

Anto and Fil.
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Gee wiz where have I been hiding, can't believe I missed this, oh well I finally found it, and it's a treat for me ears... Great Collab, gents (and Miss CB)
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Now that all has been said.. I say THANK YOU and thanx iComp..its a great place with great compals and a second home to me...stuff like that and contacts over years make it so special..
cheers all,
RiGee
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Superb!
Can I buy the CD or it will be only this song?

macoco.
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Sounds amazing, I can't think of any conventional category this would fit into, which is always good.
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Ambientastic. Great job, guys. Trombone sounds fantastic (and it wards off the wolves, as Mr. Dylan knows...)
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wow, that is... huge. smiley
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This has a slightly Reggae feel to it, but sort of with David Byrne singing.. NICE!
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