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Constant emotion (w/stevel/Feter/musichead/Estella) (MJRF)


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apb

 Genre: Ballad

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Description
Another old song of mine- I wrote the beginnings of this when I was about 15 or 16.

After MJ UK, and meeting Stevel - I was wondering if I had something in my repertoire that might suit him, so we could work on something together... and then I remembered this one.

Imo, this is very different to my usual fare, much more soulful, bluesy and jazzy.. so much so, I really needed a lot of help to complete it, and I am proud to present to you:

stevel - vocals, lead guitar (1st solo- then in L for the outro) [stolen from the 2005 stage/camp]
Feter - vocals [2006]
musichead - bass guitar [2006]
Estella - backing vocals [2006]
APB - the other bits [2006]

Composition and production- APB
Arrangement- APB, stevel and Estella
Lyrics- Estella, stevel and APB
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Lyrics
You take a taxi,
And think of what's been said.
You bear it all alone,
Lying in your bed.
Wake up,
You better wake up.

Your mind is racing,
And noone's gonna know.
You don't wanna,
Let this passion go.

They don't understand you,
And man they never will.
You bought some silence,
Livin' in a shell.

Hmm :o)

Freefall devotion.

They don't see all your anger and pain.
They can't feel this-
Constant emotion.

And in the quiet,
You hear the silent shout.
"Why don't you try it?"
Free from fear and doubt.

Freefall devotion.

They don't see all your anger and pain.
They can't feel this-
Constant emotion.

Constant emotion....

Lyrics by: Estellie, Stevel and APB.
Song Stats
Hits: 4103
Comments: 25
Fans: 30
Plays: 195
Downloads: 108
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009 - 05:59:23 PM
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2010 - 07:29:32 AM Last Played: Jan 24, 2017 - 04:59:11 AM
Song License
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Hardware:
Alan:
Intel Mac mini 1.66GHz, 2GB RAM
MOTU Traveler firewire audio interface
Yamaha APX-8A acoustic,
Gibson Les Paul (with EMG-ZW pick-up set)
Rode NT-1A mic (with pop-shield),
Kawai K1 keyboard (as controller).

Stevel:
Fender Stratocaster,
AKG microphone.

musichead:
Eden 400w bass amp 15" ev speakers,
Fender jazz bass.

Estellie:
MXL-V63M mic
M-audio firewire interface
Software:
Logic LE,
GB,
Drums on demand,
JP4,
Ozone 3.
Comments
Feter said 3119 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Constant emotion
Ahh ..it was just a great chance to work with all of you and specially
you Allan ...lookin from a far all the works you been doin with Steve
were remarkable and fantastic ...how the production and the mixing just
great ...Steve vocal was a real solid element for the song the bass and
the lead guitars we so impressive ...estellie vocals were like a soft color
over the song to shape a wonderful spehere ...thank you so very much for all !!!!
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Rebsie said 3119 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Ooh, a new MacJams supergroup.
Lovely melody and chord structure, lovely performances. Stevel's guitar style is so distinctive!

Well done all of you. This is very luxurious in arrangement and production.
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thoddi said 3119 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
cool groove
The starting groove immediately hooked me. This is something I sure have a taste for... Very sassy and cool groove. Kudos to everyone involved.
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Skean said 3119 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Nice band
I just wonder if I have heard it before, I can't remember it.
But Im glad I have the chance to hear it now... Cheers
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Vic Holman said 3119 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
all star line up
... for a repeat performance. Don't think I heard the original. So, this was a great opportunity to catch it.
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Drew Kopr said 3119 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Nice tune
Very nicely composed, arranged, and played tune. The lyrics and melody are great.
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sloparts said 3119 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Great song and even greater production.
this is sort of reminiscent of Imaginary Lover by Atlanta Rhythm Section from back in the late 60's or early 70's, and thats, to me, is a very good thing. I love the feel and rhythm of this and the lyrics are killer, as is your vox. Wonderful production and mixing on it too.

Great, great song that I just love. Very nicely done collab.

Ed
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magnatone said 3119 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Constant Emotion
MJ Super Group indeed!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3119 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Ok... dang it...
I favorited this and posted a comment just after it was posted and it got lost... rats... Ok well Rebsie said it great: Supergroup...

I mean Allan on strings, Stevel adding and popping in deep vocals. Estellie filling things out vocally... Musichead thumping the bass... Ok where do I pay for my ticket man?

Super Excellent!
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richard13 said 3119 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
I was constantly emotional as I listened
Good job Alan and kudos to all.

Cheers, Richard
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SmokeyVW said 3119 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
everyone
great arrangement and performance

thank you
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davisamerica said 3118 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
alan and company
wowzers folks .... great stuff
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yrp said 3118 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Beautiful
:-)

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lengold said 3117 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
All round
superbness.
Cheers
Len


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caroline said 3117 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
hmm.... this sounds familiar :)
on so many levels... that gorgeous stevel depth, estellie harmonies, steve's bass, deep, dark feter and the brady touch - a winning combination - which reminds me ... i must go and put on a vest - it's fffffffrrrrreeeeezing - big loves from brunch xxoxoxox
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musichead said 3117 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Bass
Im just the bass player
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musichead said 3117 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
well
well I was humbled to be apart .. These are the best people in the world to work with


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dajama said 3116 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Nice
What a great collection of talent! And really nice song. Love the jazzy feel, and the lyrics are excellent - depth and subtlety; you wrote this as a teenager? Impressive. Great range of voices, and beautiful guitar by stevel. Nice tight bass, and great percussion. Lovely stuff. Not what I expected, but what a pleasant surprise. Nicely done. Kudos to all involved. Peace.
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blaky smith said 3115 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Emotion
Glad to discover this talented collab !
Excellent tune Alan, nicely done...

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Roxylee said 3114 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
I love collabs like this!
You each bring your unique style to the band, and it all works together well. Great guitars, and I love the whole arrangement.
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said 3113 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
kinda Pop-ballad?
Really nice multi-collab. Feter on vocals; he just gets better all the time.

Outstanding performances all around.

. - Harold
saymme said 3112 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Tight ! Great collab
Wonderful hearing this collab w You all , very rich !!!
TX much appreciated : )
jiguma said 3109 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Top collab
for R-Fest :) Good tune , with a real festival feel. Lovely guitar Steve, and a nice production and vocals and stuff everyone.

Neil
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bug67 said 3108 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Nice
Nice collab, guys and galls. Always a pleasure. Juicy as hell guitar bits! Happy Festival!
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Char said 2685 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
I like
this Alan, especially the contributions by Stevel, Estella and Steve.
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