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Released: Sep 27, 2008 | 10:29 AM
Category: Rock
Application: Logic Express
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 7.23 MB

Plays: 2336
Downloads: 7
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Saturday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
So, finally this is complete and up...

This track has taken 9 months to complete, which although a long time, is very appropriate as it is dedicated to our son Morgan. We started writing this about 2 weeks before he was born, but this track has proved an epic production to organise, arrange, mix and finalise...

There is a long story behind this song, so I will try and explain as briefly as possible so that you don't get bored smiley

Morgan means Sea Circle, or born of the Sea and was also the name given to a specific type of water sprite in a story told to some Irish children. Being born in January he is an Aquarius, the sign of the Water Carrier. Also, many people believe that we are either just starting or about to start in the precessional age of Aquarius, which some ancient cultures 'allegedly' believe brought great floods to the earth.

With this in mind, Toni and I sat watching TV one night, discussing the true possibilities of a new era of flooding due to alleged global warming and all of the other disasters, like the fall of economies, natural disasters, violence, wars etc etc etc... It seemed like the only good news that we could find was the fact that our son was due to be born at any time...

So, wanting to write a song dedicated to our son, we invented a little legend for fun, about Morgan, our Sea Circle, our Infinite Water, who was going to be the one to come and save us from all of the trouble of the world and would survive a global flood to go on to play a major role in the rebuilding of mankind... And in some ways, that is exactly what he had done for myself and Toni, because when things around us seem bad, it takes but a small smile from our boy to take it all away for a short while...

I would like to thank all of the very talented musicians who have given their time and talent to this song... I am sure some of them never thought it would ever be completed as it has taken so long. Thank you all for being patient and for offering your input into a song which has finished up way beyond our original expectations. This track really is a strong indication of the power of the iComp community to work together, even though there are miles seperating us all, iComp and the internet have brought us together and given us the ability to make some great music with each other!

So, the band that I have dubbed "The Morgan Allstars" are:

Ian Husbands - Lyrics, Vocals, Piano, Mix, Production, Blood, Sweat & Tears
Toni Jones - Lyrics, Vocals, making the baby laugh
Dan Bailey - Electric and Lead Guitar
George Couts - Acoustic Guitars
Scott Hunter - Bass
Scott Lyons - Drums & Drum Mix
Morgan Husbands - Laughs on outro

We hope you all enjoy this piece...



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feenixx Artist

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Very enjoyable, and thanks for the story - excellent songwriting, and performance(s) to boot. Big arrangement with beautiful instrumental work... the vocal arrangement stands out. Clever ending, made me giggle.
This must have been a huge job to mix!!!

smiley
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pete Artist

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9Monthfunction!

Great, heartfelt, beautiful piece.

bravo!
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KCsGROOVE Artist

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Ah, great track, Ian!
You guys got a good thing going here!
Can hear all the work you put into it!
Great vocals and playing by all!
Excellent mix!
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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9 years ago
fatchance Artist

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My Derby's off to Ian the "Terrible Task Master"...
Bless You for rejecting my many tracks of Santannanistic muddle...
Bless You for making me reach to perform up to your expectations...
Bless You for your "New Editing Skills".... (you make me sound dam good)
Bless You for your Unwavering Relentless Work Ethic on this project!

EXCELLENT MUSIC OCHO & CO... smiley

Proud to be a member of "The Morgan Allstars"!!!

Geo/FatChance

PS. Cool Barretok Shirt Morgan

Last edited by fatchance, 9 years ago.
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DLB Artist

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very nice, fine production Ian. Very nice song too, excellent. My that boys growing up! smiley
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JackFancy Listener

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Good to read the backbone to a song!
The arrangement is very rich sounding...
Great emotion in the vox, easy to get into this...
Well done!
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9 years ago
ShadowofNine Artist

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Fine song, from a Mother and Father reveling in there new born joy, excellent in fact...much enjoyed from start to finish...( A real cutey btw way,not like his dada at all LOL)
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Filmscorz Artist

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What a fine set of Parents has!! Wonderful song and what a cool collab! Wonderful work everyone....
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eagle Artist

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Amazing song and overall performance and production. Enjoyed and congrats for the result...marvellous.
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Bass2x Listener

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Fine vocals and hamonies.
Bailey can play!
Nize collab all.
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9 years ago
pharmakeus Artist

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Gorgeous. Beautiful track. I esp. like the lush keys, how the two vocalists work together and the choice lead guitar solo
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9 years ago
RiGee Artist

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Great epical work. One can feel the love with which this beautiful tune was created.Thanks for sharing.
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thenownows Artist

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Big production and a great song all - epic and dramatic but with a giggle at the end - excellent!
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Abstractvision Listener

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Ian! what can I say this is excellent & well worth the wait its a classic mate & Toni's voice is WOW!
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Barretok Artist

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Whay a nice song guys! Great vocals and instrumental behind. Really good collab! smiley
B

P.S: I love Morgan's pic with the Che Guevara t-shirt! smiley
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zallaz Moderator

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Great duet, so what if it took 9 months to complete, all thing comes to they who something or other, think my longest start to finish on a collab was 22 months, lol!

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JD Moderator

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I have t tell you, the intro alone was worth the price of admission to this gem of a song. And then I heard the tune and it was truly amazing.

Toni's voice is amazing on this one. This is the type of fire I love to hear in her. Quiet fire but powerful.

And Ian, you sound fantastic on this one.

Dan's always been an incredibly guitarist and songwriter to me, so I am not surprised by his understated excellence on this one. I love the effects on the rhythm guitar that makes it sound like a harmonium. Nice feel!

The acoustic work by George is also really perfect.

Ad Scotty. What can I say. He's an amazing bassist. Love it. Would I have added more bass in the mix. Not on this one. smiley

And the other Scotty. There is a reason I love his stuff so much man. He's right on the money. Excellent work Scott!

And Morgan got the lungs. He'll be the best of Mom and Dad! smiley

Kudos to you all on a terrific job!
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DaveM Artist

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Super song and performances. Drums and bass are superb, I really love Toni's voice when she lets fly in the chorus's.
Dave
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Great story. Grand tune. Builds into an epic song. Well done. Very!
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robotpantyraid Listener

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great job here!
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Trilobite2 Artist

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Love every bit of it. I see why it took so long to put together. From what I hear though it was worth the time. Nice work.
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mfwmiles Artist

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well, i read the intro, but i had to do so in between verses, what a BIG song, BIG concept, BIG production, this is EPIC in every sense, a wonderful concept, i know about writing songs for my son, of course mine are silly little ditties compared to this (looks like i am going to have to give the child inspired myth/epic genre a shot now though huh?)
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Garni Listener

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This is a huge collab, wow what an epic! Well done all involved.

Wonderful work and great to hear how well the harmonies work with you guys!

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irok Artist

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super tune, well produced well sunged and last but not least well played.
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irok Artist

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The shirt is'nt Barre it is Che guevarra smiley
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fatchance Artist

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We know - It's the resemblance that counts.



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Powerful tune, excellent job.
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padowan_learner Artist

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Y'know -- whether it's babies or music, great things are worth the extra effort, and worth the wait, doncha think? The concept and execution are both superb... but I gotta admit, I think Morgan's contribution to the project is my fave. What can I say? I'm a sucker for an innocent face and a sweet laugh. smiley
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Bob6stringer Artist

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From that shirt, it looks like Morgan's a budding MacIdol. Or, according to your lore, maybe more of a Neo who can save us. Dan Bailey must be the one providing that organ-sounding guitar shimmer--a real highlight that adds depth here. Critically, I might be a little cranky about the acoustic guitar, whcih could come down a db or two, or a little compression, just to flatten it down, out of the center-stage vocal spotlight. Or not... this is epic, really a great tune.

This is inspiring for me, personally; my four year-old daughter wants a Mermaid tune (but if I don't hurry, she's threatening to morph into a spider-girl!). I don't want to do a kiddie tune. This is a great way to pay tribute without dumbing-down the music. Your treatment is really very elevated. Which will be good in case the flood comes...
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j0j0 Artist

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awesome tune- congrats to all- welcome to the world Morgan.

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SoulSurvivor Artist

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GREAT Track!!!

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RubyDubidoux Moderator

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Moving meaningful and love the story...

Congrats to you all!!!!!

CU

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couldnt have done a better job myself....lol great work everybody
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RedthruNthru Artist

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WOW.. I'm totally gobsmacked! This song should be on the radio.. it's brilliant! smiley
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