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album art Eye of the Needle
by Baboon, TheLongLines, Matt Granz and jayman


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Released: Jan 31, 2008 | 9:19 PM
Category: Rock
Application: Logic Pro/Studio
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 7.65 MB

Plays: 3737
Downloads: 34
Weekly Plays: 5
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Thursday

License: No derivative works allowed
A fresh new track from The LongLines.

Transcribing the tale of a beautiful woman who leaves her home and family to marry a rich man and live in America. Only to see there are poor people here, too...but she is no longer one of them. At least, not on the outside.

The nature of pain is illusory. Emotional or physical...it's just a signal created by your brain. Sure seems real when you're feeling it, though, doesn't it? You know what they say about rich men and camels...only one of them can pass through THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE.

Keys, bass and drums by Jayman
Guitar by theGranz
Vox by Baboon


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Matt Granz Artist

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Weeeee're Baaaaaack.


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wow deep song guys....really great lyrics, concepts, performances. All around great!
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Baboon Artist

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Thank you UnderGH, I am in debted to Granz and Jay for the cool experience. Definitely.
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Wow! Too much awesomeness to process with one listen (thanks for the free download). There are many great parts here, but I think that the lyrics truly stand out. So well written and sung. Great job by everyone though.
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Great job on this collab. guys!!!Everythings well played, love the concept!!!
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Baboon Artist

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Tanks Pink and Tran, genuinely appreciated.
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Very cool song, well done,well played,well performed...
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I told my wife about this song. I thought it was just like her. She hit me in the back of my head, and said "You aren't rich!" smiley
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You guys are legend and legion. The band sounds great (as usual) but I really love these lyrics, Babs. Fine, fine writing and imagery here.
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Wow, yeah this is almost too epic to process but you guys came back like a tidal wave. Killer vox and some of the best lyrics I've heard on Icomp. Indeed, as the lyric sheet said - Matt's awesome guitar solo with that sweet tone. Amazing collab fellas!
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Awesome track guys this is going on my ipod for sure.
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Nice collab guys! Very evocative melody. Really enjoyed the vocal work. Excellent lyrical concept. Yup, this tune rocks steady! Love it!

Long may you run!

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... Wow! I am almost without words... Very original, the more I listen the better it gets. Reminds of early Bowie... I am reticent to critique this, but as my ears and heart must do and as this forum must obligate us to do, the only critique is just a bit more polish on the production side... Meaning the level ride. Otherwise, F#*k awesome work!

Privileged to have heard.
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Haha, I guess we are back ... Been a while! ... Maybe more to come? ... This one can't be polished anymore .. It's the song that has been in the closet so long that we spent a week blowing the dust off. Thanks for the comments friends!
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jayman Artist

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Bab's & Matt .. I love you guys!
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4arms Artist

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This is indeed a magnificent track. You guys work perfectly together. Love the vocal delivery and the melody. The production on this track is really good to my ear. I think it lets the vocals shine through until the very tidy solo. A masterclass.
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nice one
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Wow. Epic song. Shakespearean too with its concerns about appearance versus reality... smiley
Great vocals and that's one killer solo on the guitar. Nice work all round!

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This is BIG in every way: Intelligent songwriting, top performance, suoer dense sound, yet a perfectly clean and clear mix... That guitar solo lick is melting me down.
Thanks for sharing

smiley
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who doesn't do ratings...
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Great song!
Cool vocals and lyrics!
Dig the guitars and the drumsound
KC
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DaveM Artist

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Reminds me so much of early Genesis in feel. I like the fact that Matt can throw off the chains of low fi power pop / garage rock to lay a great solo down like that.
Dave
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reminds me more of the Beatles -Excellent.
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oh yeah! You guys seriously have it going on!
Wicked decent! (yeah, I'm from the Boston area)

in all seriousness, this is great. Well done guys!
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An outstanding rock-song, amazing collab, top-band smiley smiley smiley
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jayman Artist

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Thanks Everyone for the fantastic comments!
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Talent is obvious in this song very good vox. good production and musicianship.
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Amazing as always my friends. Only thing I noticed that some things feel off at very short times, but otherwise awesome track!

When you gonna release an album already? smiley

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What a sound!!!
Well done.
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Really amazingly original sound. Love the vocal treatment, and once it starts rockin' it really does recall the fab four. Wonderful work all.
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Baboon Artist

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Shadow, DD, Boss, JK, hacked, Calchas...thank you very much.
Ogusmonk good to hear from you. 4arms, bibs, art, feenix, KC...cool, thx. Dave, woof, dirig, MikeC, thx for listening. Pete...glad you dig the Boston (town) reference. Every time I've been there it's swarming with tourists from all over the world. Great town. Jacob thank you for your support. Ziur antd Tribrix, thx!
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Babs and Jay are the ones who deserve all the credit for this masterpiece. I just played a bit of guitar. It's great to see this epic getting the attention it's getting. Thanks everyone.

~ M a t t
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The power of The LongLines shines brilliant. Right on!
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Baboon Artist

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Hey bec, good to see you smiley
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Aye Bab & Co
always a rich man behind the blues

"imagine all the people living in peace"
johnny's eternal song


well done guys
rock on
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Yohmar quoting Lennon... Now that so very cool. Glad to hear from ya brah.
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Such deep lyrics. Excellently done gents!
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Cool and clever tune....enjoyed smiley
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the legend grows...
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Back with a bang! Love it.
regards
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Quiet my ego? Let go my Eggo!

Nice one guys. I agree with the early Genesis comments. In case you're not aware, that's a

H
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compliment.

Later,
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Amazing collab!!!!!!! Congratulation!!!!!!


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Wow, I am blown away. You guys sound fantastic. Well played, arranged and recorded. The lyrics are profound and well written. In fact the remind me of early Rush lyrics when Peart was at his best. Extra points for using the word placebo in your song.
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There's no losing with this superstar line up. Excellent song guys!! Bravo! smiley
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Wow, again thanks for the comments ... And so good to see everyone, it has been a long time.
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Ahh, that lush sound of the longlines. What a wonderful performance! As always, the LongLines have rocked my world. BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!
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long live the longlines!
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What a nice way to kick off 2008. Thanks everyone.
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this has an 80's rock feel about it, good stuff as always from you guys.
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If I'd say that I'm flattered, I'd say only a part of the truth.
This song is GREAT!! i LOVE the lyrics, the way you sing, the superb work Granzie made on the fretboard, the fantastic drums, bass, keys by Jay, the powerful mix....
Superb, epic arrangement, words that seriously kick some ***, a great team of musicians.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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This Piece is WONDERFUL!
the exceptional quality, both of the recording, and artistic of the Group , make this Song, a GREAT Song.
Gi il Cappello.


A.

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Everything is already said, so I just will add that you make me feel proud of being a listener.
I love this song, and you know: I'm a big fan of Bab's voice.
Long life to the LongLines!

Hernan.
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just amazing guys! you guys are the super band of icomps great job
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Great collab guys !

Congrats

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excellent in every way !Bravissimo !
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I agree with Anto (SELES): superior quality, great song, excellent production, fantastic collab.
BRAVISSIMI!!!!
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Excellent production, lyrics, playing.
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thx Zall, ohlanda, Narad, Laff, Dodds, maco, seles, fro, DLB, Markk, Justin, B, MikeB, Ramz, Ed!, Teddy, Bass, mori, punk, Yoh!
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I BE STRUCK DUMB smiley on this one, grate song u guys make!
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Another great collab from The LongLines crew! Pro mix; great vocals and instrumentation!
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tank u tove
thx Darryl
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Okay, Okay can't help it. Nothing but compliments from me too! Great sound. Reminds of the good stuff from the past. Get me tickets to the concert, man.
Great Job. Music, vocals, production, and lyrics. A rock tale. Most excellent.
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Hey thanks BC,

The thing about concerts...what "look" do I go with on stage? I could grow the goatee out, dye it red and starch it and look like the metal wild men out there now...or clean cut with shades and leather jacket like Bono...or maybe the Nehru jacket thing...or shave my head and go Phil Collins...tough call. Nerve-wracking decisions. That's mainly what keeps me from touring...haha. One of my favorite bands, Rush, I think does it right...they just come out in regular street clothes looking like themselves. Lycra is right out.

Thanks for the encouragement!
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Very nice folks. Nice to hear a full production like this. Very rocking solo there! Real drums! Yeah! love it. Can't say enough about this one as I am sure all the other comments above have already done so. Rock on. - Jeff
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Hey Babs, as long as you don't have us dressing up cross gender and all, I'll gladly play on stage with you guys. Street clothes always work. Hmmmm... Red Velvet Blazers are cool too. Rhinestone sequins... Big oversized Sun Shades... Platform shoes...

oops! Got carried away there...
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Elvis Jumpsuits...
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Thoughtful, musical, fun. . . . . .Hell, its just plain good! Always a treat to journey with the Longlines! Great musicians allllll!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing.
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Thx jalanix. Good to see you Aaron.

Granz, btw...we will not be doing the Bowie glam thing, sorry. I know you had your hopes set on it, buckeroo, but...it's been done. Hey...the full burka thing, however, is largely under-utilized on rock stages. Also, the full suit of knight's armor is a possibility, that hasn't been done in "ages".
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I could seriously dig on us being hog tied and hung upside down by our feet while we perform.
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Dynamite performances by everyone. Tasty guitars, pounding drums and perfect vocal harmonies. I think this is my first LongLines song, but it most certainly won't be the last.

Welcome back, gents.
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Came back to some great music.
Thanks to you guys, my day of great music is complete...

Awesome tune!
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Baboon Artist

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thx herrsol, yo JD!

Granz what kind of sites are you visiting on the internet these days?
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Pretty AMAZING guys!
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jayman Artist

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I know what Sites theGranz is visitng ... Muuuaaahhhaaahhaa!
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Baboon Artist

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thx Tait!
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wow- somehow I missed this one- nice tune guys-

"his watered down life is like a placebo
You wish hard enough it will quiet your ego"

cool stuff

jeff
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9 years ago
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Thanks j0j0 ... This was a fun project to work on.
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Baboon Artist

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Glad to see you j0j0! I was hoping you'd post more tunes...I will catch them, soon smiley

"Eye of the Needle" is probably the song I'm most proud of to date, lyrically and content-wise.
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Baboon Artist

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I just got the "PowerMatt" thing, btw...lol...PowerMac...PowerMatt...what can I say? I just got a Mac a couple months ago.
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Babs, you can call me PM if you want or PowerMatt99.... heh heh heh....
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this is really special and inspiring. great all round *applause* smiley
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Just had to say what a fabulous song/concept/execution!!!
Brilliant.
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Baboon Artist

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Thx for the comments randolf and Dust. Very kind of you to check out the tunes.
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A powerful work, team -- very powerful. All is delivered here with confidence and seeming ease. Rock on!!!
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thx pad!
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Great work
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It's as if the Kinks were a Britpop band. Awesome.
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(I love this tune, heheh.)
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