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Harvest Sun


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The Chiefs

 Genre: Rock

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I've been relocating myself since the last time I posted a song. I've moved from Norway to Aberystwyth, Wales for studies! Haven't a guitar here yet, so I'm listening to music I've recorded before in order to curb my guitar needs. Luckily I finished a bunch of songs before I left Norway, so I got new things to listen to! Will be posting some of them on here as time passes!

The song I'm going to share with you now is mostly recorded a year ago. It was autumn in Norway, and I was struck beauty of it. All the colours of the leaves, the beautiful sunsets and the feeling of starting a-new after a long, hot summer. At the same time there is something haunting about the autumn, because it leads in to the colder and darker times of the year. I got really struck by these feelings, and had to put music to it.

So most of the recording was done then, last autumn, together with a guide vocal. It was really the first time I recorded electric guitar properly and got it to sound good. I've experimented quite alot with the vocals since then, without really finding the sound I wanted. At the end of this summer I had some time at my hands, and did alot of recording. Finally I got the vocal to sound like I wanted(not claiming I can sing though) and added a banjo to the mix for a bit more ragged feeling!:D

Hope you enjoy the song, and as always; Comments are much appreciated!
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Lyrics
Harvest Sun by The Chiefs!

The leaves are yellow, the skies are blue
The mood is mellow and so are you.

Harvest Sun, what is going on?
Harvest Sun, what have I done wrong?

The sun is shining, and the clouds are going
Over the hills and far away.

And I am freezing, but it's deceiving
I have to put a warmer coat on.

Harvest Sun, what is going on?
Harvest Sun, what have I done wrong?

I’ve got a fever that is living deep inside
So if you are a healer, come on; step aside

And I am walking in too big a-shoes
Double socks in and toe abuse

Harvest Sun, what is going on?
Harvest Sun, what have I done wrong?

(Same old)Harvest Sun, what is going on?
Harvest Sun, what have I done wrong?

Harvest Sun, what have I done wrong?

Song Stats
Hits: 1922
Comments: 6
Fans: 6
Plays: 53
Downloads: 80
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Oct 10, 2008 - 10:07:26 AM
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2008 - 10:07:26 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 12:04:30 PM
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Hardware:
Fender Strat, Morgan acoustic, Epiphone Special II for slide guitar, Recording King California Deluxe banjo, Roland Cube 30 Audio Technica AT2020, Shure SM57, Presonus Firepod and Bluetube DP, iBook 12"(now replaced with a Macbook!)
Software:
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Comments
damiengh said 3272 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
Good feelings
This one had a nice laid back feel to it and it just kind of sucked me into it. The instrumentation is reminiscent of some of those early stones tunes. Liked your banjo plucking and that slide sound, really gave it some character. Nice dirty laid back sound.



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The Chiefs said 3272 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
Thank you!
Thank you! I'm glad you liked the tune!

The Chief!
Check out my latest song called (Bold Head) Blue Eyes
Relic67 said 3272 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
Cool
I like this one. Kind of psychedelic. Vocal effects interesting.
The banjo is a really nice touch. Good title and chorus too...
great work.

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said 3271 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Solid songsmithing
Pleasant example of musicraft. The song itself transcends the execution. It's solid enough to receive different treatments. I like this one. Vocal melody line is great. The rendition expresses the meaning well enough, and the musicianship is solid. Fine work!
Feter said 3271 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Harvest Sun
very cool guitar work my friend ...loved the singing
as well ...I liked that sound of the bass when boosted !
very nice sphere really ...this alot for sharin !!!
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michael2 said 3226 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
awesome
after your last song posted, I had to come check out your page. really cool stuff. if you're ever up for a collaboration, i'd be totally into it. you have a really cool sound.
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
ageofthedeathtree said 2076 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
WOW!!!
absolutely and utterly diggin this tune! gotta go check out some of your other material :D! awesome!
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