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Minstrel Boy (with Rebsie)


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DWL

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Well for what it's worth I wasn't going to do this but the chance to work with Rebsie's vocal was too good to turn down.

It's all her voice treated a little bit here and there. Gave me a chance to use my E-bow for the guitar washes.

It's all been said. Fantastic source material. Thanks Rebsie :-)
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Hits: 3832
Comments: 51
Fans: 16
Plays: 215
Downloads: 153
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Uploaded: Jul 25, 2007 - 08:56:33 AM
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2007 - 08:56:33 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:04:16 AM
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Hardware:
Strat, Boss GT8 effects, E-bow,
Software:
GB
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said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Great Work
I enjoyed listening to this

It kind of reminds me of my unusual version of silent night that i did with Mysti a while ago

Excellent
DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Thanks Bryn
is Silent Night on MJ?

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Yep - try this link
http://www.macjams.com/song/27143

bryn
DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Blimey
I think you should sue me for plagiarism ;-)

That's brilliant.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
man
i gotta get me an e-bow....what a trippy sound! these songs just get better and better... rebsie and rich are gonna have quite a resume when all is said and done. each should have an album's worth of material on only one lyric. the end of this tune is simply gorgeous...
DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
E-bows rock!
Well they don't actually but they do make a very nice sound if you can find something to use them on :-)

Thanks for commenting!

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Jim Bouchard said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
supa-dupa!
I think this might be my favorite so far... I like the freekout at the end. A little ebow goes a long way!
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DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Appreciated Jim!
I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Feter said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Minstrel Boy (with Rebsie)
just Gorgeous .. this is a real creative
take for the song .. very cinematic the guitar
just give alot of new taste to the whole
song ...this is a genious take ..well done
my friend !
(just another 'Camel' Production ..I dunno
if you ever listened to the Band camel !?!)
there late 90s album (Harbor of tears) is
exactly what have you done here ..!
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DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
Camel, now there's a name from the past. I don't know the track you're talking about but I'm quite happy to be compared to them :-)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Well done
Like this a lot.... Thanks for this beauty.

Take care
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Kenta
DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Kenta, I thank you
for listening.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
five_extra_arms said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Atmospheric Bagpipes
I get a real different feeling from this one. Your guitar sounds create such an authentic ancient feel to this little ditty. The drums at the end are an effective contribution to the overall sound. I'm glad you saved them for the ending.

That lead guitar of yours.... this is about the third time I heard one of your leads and sat up straight in my chair with a foolish face on!

Are those your back up vocals? I was wondering if anyone else sang along with their featured singer. I thought about it, but didn't dare!

This is beautiful stuff Dick.
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DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Not my vocals
They're Rebsie's put through the GB "female to male" processor. Others have the "deep voice" effect added.

I heard Rebsie's voice and saw a Scottish hillside and tried to get that sort of feeling (if you know what I mean)

I wanted the vocals to be clear at first like the clarity there is before a battle then gradually get less and less distinct as the battle progressed.

The drums were left until the end becuase I couldn't sync them earlier ;-)

Many thanks for the comments about the guitar.

Much appreciated

Cheers

Dick






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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
five_extra_arms said 3673 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
"Female To Male"
Isn't that a Monggzsongg? (cjdaley)


Thanks for sharing your techniques and your ideas. I hear Rebsie on the hillside, fer sure.


As far as your guitar playing goes, call me crazy, but I think you're really a 25 year old guitar god that was trapped in a podgy middle aged body by an evil witch.


It's just an observation, nothing personal.



Bob

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she'll love five extra arms.
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bud said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Really nice bed for Rebsie to lie in
we took a similar approach in that - but you've taken this piece a lot farther than I did. Quite beautiful and well produced. Fantastic ending. Another jewel in this crown of creativity.
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DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Just had a listen
and I see what you mean about the same approach.

Same road different destination, ain't music great ? ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Dick



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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
peacepiano said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Setting
Your setting for Rebsie's vocal accents and accentuates while keeping her part clean and clear. Then that ending....:) Excellent version.

Thanks
Bill
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DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Thanks Bill
Appreciate the comments about the vocals. See my reply to "Five extra arms" explaining the rational :-)

TBH just about every version I've heard of this has been pretty bloody amazing. Lot of talent on this board.

If only my mix had been half as clear as yours!

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Fav parts

I enjoyed listening a lot when the 2 voices appeared , great job with the in canon too .
DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Thanks Henri
your comments are much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
yes
A soulful, introspective, spirit-dwelling rendition. Nice.
DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Thank you Mr S.
I do my best. My apologies for not using your vocals as well ;-)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
lengold said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
And again...
Another great version. How can I never had heard of the ebow? Investigating. This version works very well and again is unusual, love those guitar sounds.
Cheers
Len


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DWL said 3677 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Cheers Len
The ebow is great but a bit limited (in my hands at least :-) ) Not an essential but a useful addition to your armoury. Link here http://www.ebow.com/

Thanks for the comments.

Cheers

Dick




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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Rebsie said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
You're welcome
I'm glad you enjoyed working with it. Really nice heady trippy mix which takes its time and enjoys the journey. Great stuff!
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DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Thanks Rebsie!
I'm pleased you enjoyed it and didn't mind the "alterations". I wasn't trying for trippy but sometimes things don't go quite where you expect :-)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
VicDiesel said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
You mean that's a guitar?
It sounded like an additive synth I have. Fascinating. Those are some serious effects you must've thrown over the sound.

I like the beatless interpretation of your version. The voice is just floating over that bed of sound. Nifty. (The ending, beats and all, is cool too.)

Victor.
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DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Yep guitars
except for a AMG Mini-moog for an extreme bass at the end.

The Boss GT8 is a stupendous unit allowing an amazing amount of control over the sound. My favourite is assigning the pitch shifter to the pedal giving those kind of "bagpipe effects". This song used 6 guitar tracks that had various effects added. Flange, chorus, distortion, etc. and shedloads of reverb. The ebow then lets me play a drone. I've not found much use for the ebow since I bought it so it's nice to have something like this to justify the purchase :-)

Thanks Vic

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
great use of the e-bow!
very atmospheric usage!
i like the directions you took with rebsie's voice!
you create a very haunting, ethereal piece!
very nice job, dick!
DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
It's the only thing the
ebow is good at. Mind you now that I've got the hang of using it I might try to find other songs for it.

Haunting is good as that's what I was trying for.

Thanks

Dick



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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Vic Holman said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
ghosts
ghosts on the Moors. the backing tracks to the vocal section that is. Very cool atmosphere.

Then the 400 pound gorilla got off your chest to let you rip it up. Cool approach Dick.
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DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Ghosts work for me
See the "haunting" above :-) As I said earlier, Rebsie's voice created images of windswept Scottish hillsides then that leads on to lost souls of soldiers wandering the glens.

Thanks for listening.

Cheers

Dick

ps the gorilla says he's actually 450 pounds but is on a diet





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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
guitapick said 3676 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
That's cool...
...I love the E-Bow. Sounds really great, Dick.

I think that's your voice in there, too?

Nice solo section...

This is a fantastic open collaboration and yours is a wonderful addition, Dick. Very, very well done.
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DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Vocal transformer in GB
"female to male" - works well with such a pure voice where the diction is good and is relatively slow.

Hmmm......... the ebow is getting far attention that I thought. I'll have to re-assess its usefulness ;-)

Thanks for your comments.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
guitapick said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
That's amazing...
...about the vocal transformer. I'm learning more and more cool stuff about GB.

I was really pleasantly surprised, hearing the ebow. And I'm also happy to see that others are familiar with it, too. I've been considering using mine for a new tune I'm working on.

Like I said: you play it very well.

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echoroom said 3676 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Quickie
i'm working in malta this week, so not much time... but, this is great guys, i love the spooky, menacing arrangement behind rebsie's vocals, great e-bowing, sounds like wailing whales. Nice work

Steve
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DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Malta? Working?
Thanks for taking the time to listen :-)

Comments appreciated, I didn't think it would get so much attention ! A nice surprise.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
echoroom said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
...well...
it's well deserved, and about time. Soon the whole world will know about dick langford!

ATB

Steve
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apb said 3676 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Oh yeah...
..sales of e-bows for MJ guitarists shall soar after this
sweet demonsteration of application. :o)

GT-8 .. I have the earlier ME-5, cool. I used a GT-8 once
live doing a cover of No Doubt's "I'm just a girl".

Love the lead guitar work .. I would have had it and
the back-beat featuring earlier like from the start ..
intro. The expressiveness in the guitar to the song/
subject matter is what makes this one special to me.

Kudos.


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DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Thanks!!!
I think the ebow has fallen out of fashion so maybe it needs a bit of a boost ;-)

Thanks for the "guitar" comments.

My idea was to let the sound get messier and messier and messier as the song progressed to reflect a battle. That's one reason why the beats and guitar don't appear until the end. I did want the beats in a little earlier but couldn't sync them up.

Cheers

Dick


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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Dj French Toast said 3675 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
amazing
production indeed . just WOW . Nice take on this one.
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DWL said 3675 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Much appreciated!
Thanks :-)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
steck said 3653 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Blimey
Truly amazing stuff Dick & Rebsie. My cap is tipped big style. I haven't heard anything like this before in my life !!

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail". ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is screaming out for images/video in my book.

Cheers,

Steck



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said 3674 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Ethereal!
Great sonic backdrop for Rebsie's superb vox Dick. Ethereal and foreboding...Love that build-up and closing psycho-crescendo! Bravo!

Be well man!
Diviner said 3674 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Very tranquil
You have used the vocal really well and constructed a beautiful track that ends with the guitar that washes nicely over the track. This is a great original tune.
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Sudra said 3674 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
The most interesting part to me....
is when you leave the tune altogether an go spinning off into some bizarre tribal groove about 3/4 of the way through. It reminds me of a scene in "Apocalypse Now" . Excellent atmosphere.
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said 3656 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Surreal...
I can see Rebsie on the hillside, but I don't think it's on Earth. This reminds me of my fav sci-fi show Babylon 5, and the amazing music that Christopher Franke painted that show with. Absolutely amazing!

Now I've got to find out what an ebow is.
Epileptic Gibbon said 3652 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Well...
I've heard a few versions of this now and I've been mightily impressed. My previous favourite was probably VicDiesel's. Sorry, Vic, but you've just lost top spot to Dick... ooh, that sorta rhymed. Anyway, really loving everything you've done to this. Great use of sounds throughout. I thought I might find the female to male thing a bit creepy, in a bad way, but it's more creepy in a good way. Atmospheric would probably be a better word for it, I guess. And the guitar solo at the end was just the icing on the cake. Sorted! And can I play this on my podcast show? I already have Vic's lined up for one show but I can put this version on a later one, if you're agreeable...
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PaulaMunk said 2375 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
I'm grateful
that Rebsie can still be here in collabs. Thanks, Dick and Rebsie.
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Briguy777 said 1074 days ago (September 9th, 2014)
Excellent!
Uniquely haunting & charismatic. Love the vocals and intro. Fantastic work!
Bri
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