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album art Without A Warning (Graziella's song)
by Dyl, mbehar and Barretok


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Released: Nov 28, 2007 | 8:53 AM
Category: Folk
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 12.72 MB

Plays: 4717
Downloads: 27
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Wednesday

License: No derivative works allowed
I tried to write this song since months...wanted to wave goodbye to a person close to my heart, almost gone. But i was so stuck choosing the 'right' words and distance that i asked Barretok if he could do a little of his magic poetry for me. I told him the story of my grandma, gave him some details and he offered me those lyrics. I take it as a gift. I cant thank you enough, Bernie. Then Mori added his unique touch on the ivories. And there we are. It's a long tune, mainly spoken, with some pronunciation bugs from me. Forgive me, please !

And..hum...There may be too much pathos in here, but i promise next time i'll do "Obladi-Oblada". I just had to do it.

Barretok - Lyrics
mbehar - Piano and organ
me - bass, nylon, steel and electric guitars, banjoline, harmonica, cello, vocals

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that80sboy Artist

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wow...very touching dylan! glad to see when people keep their heritage and family alive...this song will be another way to keep your future family members in touch!...nice ivories in there and barretok works his magic once again!...nice collab guys!
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10 years ago
RiGee Artist

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A very nice and excellent produced tune with a touching story..I understand the high tone towards the end as a dramatic increase..that was a little shocking..

cya - thanx for the music.

RiGee
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10 years ago
artneuro Artist

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This sounds so good through my cans. Lots of space and definition, but above all it's a heartfelt and evocative song. Wonderful vocal performance Dylan! Great collab!
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10 years ago
Barretok Artist

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Amazing performance Dyl. You can feel all your heart and soul in it. Great musical background for an intimate story of roots and family. Thanks for making me a part of it.
B
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10 years ago
Rusticalia Listener

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Quit showing me up Dylan.. J/K.


The spoken word fits amazingly well with the instrumentation, and the production is flawless.
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10 years ago
RolandOfGilead Artist

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Love this tune... great and sad and "true"... love love love!
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10 years ago
AshleyBeanHead Artist

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A Recorded Family Event that will be heard for Generations to come.
Nice work gents!

~Doc
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10 years ago
ciheins Moderator

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Nice collab. I think it is pretty wonderful but I can't seem to hear all the parts. Maybe it's my cheap speakers.
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tomtomR Artist

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very intense ... musically u r always good anyway smiley - this one sounds very intense very ...
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EvilFactman Artist

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Really appreciated this today. We all have our stories to share. Thanks for sharing yours. I can relate.
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DavidBowles Artist

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Very intimate and beautiful... fantastic.
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etgilles Artist

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Love the piano. Lyrics are captivating.

Wonderful collaboration.

et.
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zallaz Moderator

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real musicians playing real instruments conveying real emotion, thanks guys for keeping it real, BIG time! smiley
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padowan_learner Artist

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What a beautiful tribute -- there is no greater gift than what we can give from the depths of our own souls. Incredibly moving. Mori and Bernardo's contributions here are priceless.
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10 years ago
jkane Artist

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Well, I'm devastated. Can't really comment on this without trivializing the song. All I can say is thank you guys for sharing such a beautiful and heartbreaking song.
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10 years ago
JD Moderator

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Ok. NOW I will send you some Mark Knopfler tonight!!!!!! Although I am convinced you are him or you're channeling him!!!!

The Knopfler comparison has to be mentioned because this is VERY much like a Knopfler penned tune. It really is.

Mind you, I think Knopfler is one the best out there. His brother's really amazing too. Their body of work is actually incredibly impressive. Excellent really.

And your body of work, very impressive also. VERY.

But this very special number here...

This is excellent. And oh so much more...

You and Bernardo and Mori make one hell of a team. This one is definitely one of the best tunes on this site-- and there are a lot of really, really good tunes here too.

But this is one of the best.

No doubt.

Absolutely fantastic.
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I'm deeply touched by this song.
Beautiful.
Amazing lyrics, music and vocals.

Petra


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10 years ago
mbehar Artist

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Dyl, thanks for letting me be a part
of this deeply moving memoir.
Beautiful work.

Mori
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Baboon Artist

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That generation of "The Great War" has all the stories to tell...and I've listened to many. This is another great one. Makes me wonder, comparatively, what stories we will tell of our own lives when get up in age and reminisce.

Barretok's writing is beyond a doubt, powerfully poetic. Wise choice Dylan.
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ddball Listener

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Important, beautiful, graceful. Thank you for this. smiley
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feenixx Artist

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Well done - more than just a song... it's a project, a big story with a huge scope, well presented, touching, delivered with a flair - thanks a lot!
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10 years ago
PurePerversity Artist

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This is beautiful Dylan - such lush instrumentation. The nylon string sounds great.... and I never knew you played cello! That timbre is perfect for this song!! What a touching way to honour your Grandma!

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MJGolda23 Artist

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Real life, Real Tribute, lovin' the song, touching collab smiley Instant Fav.
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10 years ago
Henno Artist

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yes way to go dylan how a song should be..
a reason for the story
the story well told
performance and everything has a meaning

personally I did not like the end guitar thrashing seemed out of context
Last edited by Henno, 10 years ago.
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RichardRinger Artist

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Everything in this sounds great. Terrific story, beautifully told. I really enjoy the ending with the guitar. You really honored your grandmother with this song, truly.
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i agree...touching lyrics barre...and i love the piano & guitar parts!

what a lovely tribute to your grandmother, dylan...and an incredibly fitting collaboration of artists.

smiley

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Bass2x Listener

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nice tune...
perfect delivery, dyl
tasty piano accompanyment
bernardo is best as a lyricist
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10 years ago
eagle Artist

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Nice and gentle mood in a universal story that was captivated in a beautiful piece of poetry. Simply beautiful.
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10 years ago
pete Artist

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Oh man is this just the most beautiful thing!
Dylan, this goes so far beyond a song.

(this would also have Greg Brown weeping)
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KCsGROOVE Artist

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Dylan, this is a great song!
I know this very well, my grandmother died a few years ago at the age of 102...
thanks for this ! ( And B ofcourse for the fine lyrics)
KC
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To fine for words, everyone has said what I would have said except Bravo fine Collab...
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10 years ago
emilia8 Artist

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I can think of a hundred adjectives to describe this song....but all I know is that it made me cry. Between the beautiful music , those ever so heart felt lyrics abd vocals, you three have created a masterpiece.
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GreenStation Artist

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As Pete said, this is more than just a song. Thank you for giving this to us.
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BossHook Artist

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This is a timeless experience that we can share because of all of your beautiful musical sensibilities and gifts. Epic perfection.
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Dyl Artist

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Thanks a lot for the kind words. I know it's been said many times, but without Icomp and without those fine and 'open ears/open minds' artists, this tune would never had been done. At all. This site is so special...

Thanks again.
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JordanNims Artist Those instrument tracks are killer dude!
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dirigent Artist

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so expressive, with a lot of heart, wonderful text, touching, great music, bravi!!!
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Dylan, this is very, very beautiful. I really love the timbre of your voice in this piece against the instruments. Your phrasing is wonderful -- warm and generous. A fascinating story that held me captive from start to finish. Chella : )
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jolofsson Artist

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I agree with Julian...Knopfler stuff indeed...and I like it...very very much smiley

Wonderful collab!

/Johan
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letileti Artist

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What a great production and performace - lyrics are excellent. Simply beautiful in every way.
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Fantastic Lyric writing, well delivered, music very well !!! Love the whole piece.
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fromano Artist

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ooh, Dyl.. this is special, really.
Touching and straight-to-the-heart. Just the way a song like this should be.
You, Bernie and Mori have made a little masterpiece.
Believe me, I'm not exaggerating at all.
Thanks.

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10 years ago
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Hi Dylan, Thank you for sharing your memories with Bernie. It grew into something that was really excellent to listen to. You really presented the lyrics with so much heart and feeling. Your Grandmother is a very lucky person to have you.
There are so many things that we must deal with everyday and this just helps us all to keep our minds on what is really important, FAMILY!!!
Take care
Glenn
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Great song. You've got some heavy hitters working with you on this one, and the end result is truly special. I love Mori's piano playing, and it sets the mood perfectly. Love all of the performances here. Thanks so much for sharing such a personal song.

Eric

I'll be waiting for 'ob-la-di, ob-la-da' smiley
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jibes Artist

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Gorgeous tune and collab. "bass, nylon, steel and electric guitars, banjoline, harmonica, cello." fantastic! Love it!
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OnX Artist Beautiful song, beautiful...
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10 years ago
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Long live Graziella! smiley
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MIR Artist

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well, everything seems to have already been said by now... apart that i'm happy to discover my papa Dy has a little italian blood running into his veins! smiley
it all stays so well together, and i think the choice of so much spoken word is a real winner here. both because your voice is beautiful, and because it perfectly suits the mood of the song... imo
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Oh yeah, nice one guys. I love the story lyrics and Dylan, your voice was PERFECT for this project.
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malekey Artist

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ok, cannot find another word than:
Phantastic...
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Wallace_Landreth Artist

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A lovely light touch on this great song. Nicely done fella's.
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Such a sweet consistency to it -- subtle lyrical gems wrapped in a patient, breezy tune and delivered with resolute, dynamic intrigue. I believe that everyone has a story, but not everyone has something to say. Dylan, you have something to say every time I hear you, and your grandmother lived a story that, thanks to you, caused us all to become like your mother -- quiet listeners.

Peace,
Paul
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Beautiful mate.
regards
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jkane Artist

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Been listening to this constantly. I swear I can hear the crowd slow-clapping during the choruses. Great, great work guys!
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Man this reaches deep... so real and raw... timeless and weighty... reality buffered in true artisty...

deep bow
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ScottCarmichael Artist

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real nice touch on the instrumentation too.. 2nd listen... a great piece of work

truely
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12th listen, I think I should avail myself to the free goods. Forgot to dload it earlier!
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A very beautiful track, touched me deeply indeed. lovely piano playing and guitar work, and the lyrics are very powerful, but very impressed with your delivery. We are lucky to have you Dylan. Thank you so much for sharing this. smiley D
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Lovely song! And a big honor to to the people you love!
This song tell the hole story of a lifetime so people can remember them, LOVELY!!!
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AWSOME WORK YALL!!!!!! The speaking of the lyrics I like. The music I like.
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Great tune Dylan!!!My compliments...Grande voce "graffiante"!!!
smiley
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10 years ago
Justin_Case Artist

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Oh, this is really lovely. Just caught this tonight. What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. My own grandmother just passed away this last week. This is a beautiful and cheerful production. Evocative and profound. This collaboration works great. The music is very crisp and sets a great mood. The electric guitar at the end was truly a transcendental moment -- like angels wailing in the night. Thanks for this track, guys! ~Justin
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Reminds me of Van Morrison in some of his more talking moods...Hymns to the Silence days. Very beautiful. Nice to take a walk by.
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Excellent in all departments but you don't need me to tell you that. Beautiful sound.

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Very Beautiful.
Played very well.

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What a collaboration! Love the mellow vocals with perfect backing instruments. The bass is excellent and ties everything together beautifully.

I'm not sure how you all make these collaborations happen, but WOW.

The story is truly poetic and does preserve something magical (nice Barretok!), and the bridge lyrics flow in perfectly each time.
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Damn I love this song... Such perfect instrumentation!
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Jee, so beautifull!! So different again!! I just love it that icompers can create this together. Very, very, very Superb and respect in what people can create together!! Realy fantastic collab!!

grtz.

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This song commands your attention. It draws you in. Its magical.

All the instruments are like players in your grandmothers life and they sound so perfect together. Besides the lyrics and story, I am really enjoying the piano and cello. The ending is brilliant. Its almost a shock, "without a warning". No matter how prepared you are. Your grandmother is proud!

SM
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9 years ago
Dyl Artist

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Graziella died last week. I think about her and i thank you all for the kind words.
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8 years ago
Barretok Artist

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Hey Dyl, I am really sorry for your loss. I am very glad we did this song.
B
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8 years ago
jkane Artist

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Sorry to hear the news. A great work of art for a great woman.
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I love this song.
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jkane Artist

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I heard this song ago today. Brilliant and touching. I love the details in the words.
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