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Shine (MJ Collab)


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This tune found me really. For a period of a couple of weeks during the final mixing of Grow Old with Me, Steve (tonestones) had taken the master to try and help me tweak the track. Shine was a very random "playing around...bored" session one afternoon. The song had other intentions. As I sat lurking one nite on line I watched 3 friends support each other. All they were doing was "being there". They couldn't "fix" anything .... they were just there. The first lyrics formed from that conversation. I see this happen quiet a lot actually on this site. Sometimes people call it being "cliquish" .... but I think not really. Each artist sent a box of magic for this tune and I have tried to find space for everyone to shine.
The mix is not perfect but the tune said it was time. This tune is dedicated to all of you here at MacJams ... and especially my brother Feter who has more than once pushed past his darkness to light mine.

The Band
Gail60 ...Vocals and lyrics
awigze...Mando and Sax
Roxylee..Vocals
kevmikwa (Mike Watkins)... Drums
Davisamerica2 (Terry) ... Vocals
Outtaorbit....Conch Shell
Davisamerica ... Bass, synth, vocals,lyrics ...stuff

Shine Voices:
Char
Magnatone
Kassia
KissMeKate
DWL
SmokeyVW
Rocha Malhada

A note:

As the mixing process evolved two additional tracks said hello .....
http://www.macjams.com/song/57290 Shine1 ... a vocals only track on the Davisamerica site
http://www.macjams.com/song/57600 Shine2 ... an instrumental track featuring the wonderful horn work of awigze on "Rabittwhole" page
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Lyrics
Shine

He had come to believe
That the road was too long
I had come to a place with no end
Tho he was tired and was weakened
And I could not speak
He said "Shall we try this again?"

You can draw your dreams for me
We can watch them shine
Light a candle in the dark
We can let it shine

Shine .... You're important to me
Shine..... Take my hand and you'll see

I will help you make it through
I know you can shine
You've got hope, it's here for you
You can take your time

.....shine

We walk roads
That are dark and long
As we try to find our way home
The smallest candle
In the dark
Is a burning sun
It can shine
Song Stats
Hits: 6635
Comments: 130
Fans: 91
Plays: 667
Downloads: 165
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Dec 17, 2009 - 02:10:09 PM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2015 - 09:56:01 AM Last Played: Oct 29, 2016 - 06:50:49 PM
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Comments
Gaylen75 said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
wow!
this is great. good job to all involed. this is a great song.
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Gaylen75 said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Ps
love the arrangment!
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
gaylen
thanks ... digging Fast World
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Char said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Your lyrics
and the vocal beauty of Gail, Roxy, Terry and you Jack bring the humanity. Andy's sax and mandolin, Patrick's conch and all the other stuff fill out the production like a theater piece. Thanks, band.
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Happy New Year Charlene
... what a good buddy
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MarkHolbrook said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Man...
wish I was part of this band... Damn great stuff!!! Love it Jack!!! (and company!)
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
darn..
how did we miss u Mark .... thanks
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Bob Rodgers said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
This
is excellent....great song and some superb vocals, Gail, Roxy, Terry always love Andy's sax, great playing and sound, everyone shines on this, a great band and collab Jack!

Bob


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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Mr. Rodgers
many thanks from the band ... and a very Happy New Year to you
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Moviz said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
I'd love
to see the whole show sometime...... really does sound like an excerpt from a stage show..... another excellent job from all, cheers M
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Maurice...
thanks for the listen ... and for your brilliant RC performances this year ..all the best and a wonderful New Year to you as well
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awigze said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Piercing the darkness
Wow, everybody did so good on this. I am getting chills. Jack,love the fact that you dedicated this to everyone here at MacJams and especially our very own Mr. Feter as well. Everyone... shine whenever you get the chance!
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
You
shine Andy .... always
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sheilad said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
what I love about you
is that you can take your direction from anywhere and turn it into something truly amazing. It does not seem to mater the project... you put so much into it and find such complementing talent to make every piece exceptional. Whether it is labelled being cliquish or being a friend.... I am honored to be counted in and allowed to be exposed to such wonderful talented people.
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
:-]
.... I just find pieces and people... thanks sheila
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magnatone said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
OMG
it's DONE!!! Jack, what a monumental achievement for you, what a wonderful, spectacular collab, what a testament to the spirit of MJ!! Thank you for letting me do a little something on this awesome song, thank you for being YOU, just THANK YOU! FABULOUS work to one and all!
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Being me
is dicey sometimes but you always shine dear lady
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magnatone said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
need i say?
DOWNLOADED!!
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Roxylee said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
You guys shine
Thanks for letting me be a part of this wonderful song. I love hearing these projects come together. Gail and Jack, you sound so good together, and Terry's voice is sublime, too. Mike, great drums. Andy, the mando and sax adds so much. Jack aka bassman, the hours you spent on this shows. The Shine chorus rocks! You're all the best. I love MacJams because of friends like you.
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davisamerica said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
You are
with out a doubt one of the most amazing ladies here Roxy.... thanks for adding the magic once again
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ramonaji said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
beautiful song, guys~
thank you!
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Feter said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Shine
Yet another gem left me speechless ...you people
can let a rust like me shine ..its you who do
really shine .... I love you all !

jack my bro
thnx alot !
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bud said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
At the risk of sounding really corny -
this place has lifted me out of the darkness on so many occasions. Thanks for speaking for so many of us Jack and company. Beautiful composition - letting the truth be told. Excellent performance from all - great post.
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said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Encore
is in the picture

Great work Jack YB, WLYM?

. - Harold
particledots said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Lovely stuff
Love the drums on this (can I steal them)
Lovely singing and great arrangement
Well done all
:-)
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SmokeyVW said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
shine on
perfect timing
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richard13 said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Shine on, all you crazy diamonds!
I almost have tears in my eyes; the backstory ("...my brother Feter who has more than once pushed past his darkness to light mine") and the lyrics are quite touching, and the music and arrangement are, as usual, terrific. Thank you all, for sharing, for caring, and for shining. What a great bunch.
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awigze said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Shine on
I really don't remember much about recording this- I mean, I can usually remember what was going thru my mind when I hear one of my parts played back, but not on this song.... I was thinking of Feter though and recall recording bits and pieces and the suggestion of the melody... there is something about this song- it's beyond me. Maureen is here listening. Maureen loves the voices and the singing. I think she likes the sax a little.
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tempie said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
i'm gonna let it shine
this reminds me of the stuff that lanois did with emmylou harris, the way the acoustic and digital comes together so that the digital sounds folky and the acoustic sounds electric. beautiful vox.
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kassia said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
brilliant
just brilliant. this is a work of art, full of heart. you made my day jackrabitt. kudos to all involved. wow.
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davisamerica2 said 2654 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Amazing!
I love the way this turned out. Quite a few adjustments since my last hearing. It truly blossomed! Thanks for letting me be part of it. The melody & lyrics carry you away. The music and performance by all are very natural. You have to hit the repeat button. You can't listen just once.
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drakonis said 2654 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Yes, you all do shine here
Jack, as always, your subject matter and attention to detail are touching. As is the music. The vocals are superb, but then, we know who is singing here, and you cannot go wrong with them. Andy's sax work here, along with the bass and synths, take this to a Pink Floyd "Division Bell" sound, really good in my book. Excellent sentiment and performance, everyone! Mike's drums are crisp and perfect. Macjams is indeed a welcoming helpful place, letting everyone come and shine.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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lengold said 2654 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Just
wonderful.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 2653 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Amazing collab
It's something about this site that the people here support each other musically, spiritually and didn't they buy a guitar at some point?

A wonderful track with a brilliant concept and execution.

Much kudos to you all and long may it continue.

Cheers

Dick
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Doug Somers said 2653 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Wow indeed
What's not to love? This is great folks in any dimension you want to choose. Something about the slow tempo with the accentuated percussion makes this perfect.

Many thanks,
Doug

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spitlogic said 2653 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Great collab
All the pieces coming together for the common goal of creating music. This is great work by all of you.
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damiengh said 2653 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
This Shines
Magic surely happens at this place..... and Master Jack, you truly are one of the magicians that blends love and craftsmanship to make this music community what it is.
You have the ability to siphon the cream off this community and to make some really good MacJams desserts.
Just like the Tiramisu, this one really is superb!

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Vic Holman said 2652 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
another multi talent
excellent work on this finished piece! very talented work by all involved and quite epic. the sax solo really blew me away.

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gail60 said 2652 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
as always
working with you wonderful folks is such an honor and priviledge. Jack your talent spans all over this place and your creativity is always a fun thing to be a part of! Thanks for asking me to participate, really lots of fun. We make a good team eh?:) Roxy and Terry, again do so well together and the drums are super! Love the mando and sax and of course the conch shell! Great job Jack!!
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awigze said 2652 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Drums
I just came back for a listen and noticed how magnificent the drums are on this song. Without Mike, we are nothing.
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kevmikwa said 2651 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Shucks
It's nice to feel appreciated and everything, and I do thank you for the sentiment, Andy. Just so long as everyone reading realizes that you were exaggerating! Let's be careful not to diminish the real talent here: from songwriting to mixing to vocals to mando to that awesome sax track ... I'll need to look up who contributed that part :-) .

As an aside - I wish I had known that there were going to be vocals to this one. My reference track was the electronic percussion track with bass and layers of keyboards. I would have played some things differently (most notably the bit at 4:06+). Then again, that's part of the thrill of a collab with Jack. It's like a box of chocolates. This one was yummy, and I'm thankful to have been invited along for the ride.
awigze said 2650 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Well,
that was my third comment on this song and I gushed on everyone except you... but I realized it was the drums that made this song. So it's like a train with no wheels...without the drums that you produced... so - maybe a slight exaggeration on the 'we are nothing' part, but a vague reference to J. Lennon when he said, 'Before Elvis there was nothing.' It's always cool to be a part of a collab that you are a part of.... hmm, and they've all been with that Jack fella.....
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jiguma said 2652 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Nice collab
I love how you work outside the square most of us inhabit Jack. It does sound like song from a show - as much in the mix as in the performance/s. It has an almost live sound about it - some excellent playing all round. Only nit is the lack of clarity sometimes in the production - always hard to overcome in a project such as this - not helped by the droning fuzz note in the chorus.
A terriffic accomplishment though to get so many people together for a song and for it to sound this good.
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davisamerica said 2651 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
neil
my mixing continues to be lacking.... and u are very kind....i love your spot on critiques .... u shine my friend
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crissew said 2652 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Cool
This is the song Mike was talking about doing with you. Love the percussion he did on this song. Cool song with an eclectic vibe like much of your music. Well done my friend.
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davisamerica said 2650 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
and a very
big thanks. I love it when Mike is available ... much appreciated Charles
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apb said 2651 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
I'm away for a bit ..

..and look what I miss! A conch shell!! ;o) no, that wasn't it .. lol. Very fine .. major work with all those vocals .. I agree with Bryn .. the bottom end is lush. It's got some middle-eastern, Enya meets Garfunkel ..and Ultravox "Vienna" thrown in.. only wee nit was the amount of reverb on some of the female vocals.
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davisamerica said 2650 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Hello Alan ....
i have my biggest battles over reverb and most times ... while getting better ... i lose. Totally agree and if that is the only nit you have .. I win! Thank you sir
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sonnyjim said 2650 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Cool sound
Like a lost 60's gem recently refound and given a digital polishing. ( That drum track is the coolest!) Unconventional stuff all around; the heavy 'theater' overtones make this the first song from the next Big Finish album.
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Pete_NB said 2650 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Shine
Great jo here, as usual Jack. Way to blend a whole lot of sounds into one focused and uplifting song.

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MarkHolbrook said 2649 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
Without a doubt this
should stay at the top of the MJ charts! Simply gorgeous here on the 8th or so listen... I just wish I had been in on this man... I am jealous man... Supergroup of MJ... Outstanding...

All grins and happy here! Just hearing this again makes the morning!
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2649 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
man...
....i really wanted to be apart of this, but i totally forgot about it. i was really busy this last couple months. I probally would have just destroyed a good thing anyway ;) really cool concept Jack, and the execution is great. Great work by all involved!
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egobandit said 2648 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
I must tell ya
this has wings it lifted me up, Great on the SHine part! Love how it fades out and comes back in. This is a big collab it makes MJ a very special place, thanks for sharing,

all of you's :)
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Outtaorbit said 2648 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
Personally
I like the shell......
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awigze said 2648 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
The shell
shells - the next wave in music.
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jibes said 2647 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
Very good
song and well put together. I was a little disappointed with the length. It should be shorter. But I love the vocal work and the harmonies.
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davisamerica said 2646 days ago (December 25th, 2009)
length....
...i usually have little control over....but....thank u
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VicDiesel said 2647 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
Seamless
A beautiful coming together of friends. Much enjoyed.
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Bob6stringer said 2646 days ago (December 25th, 2009)
Bookends with "Grow old"
He, Mr. America! I'm posting my comments concurrently for this and your prior piece, "Grow Old With ME" because they're great compliments, bookends on what it means to hurt and heal. And like "Grow Old," you've got an incredible team assembled Very nicely done all around.
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ConnieO said 2644 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Shine
Really enjoyed listening to everyone's participation...don't know how you can put something together like this, it is amazing.
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Bowman said 2644 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
An
amazing collaboration with such a great spirit.
Well done guys and gals.
Charlie
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scofugate said 2644 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Man!
I have been out of pocket for a couple of weeks so I caught this one late. Remarkable collab.
The MJ allstars!! Besides that, the deep meaning behind this song...I get it... and I love it..Just Great!!
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segiperkasa said 2643 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
awesome
like the musical arrangement, giving a dramatic mood to the song.....
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ShadowofNine said 2643 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
WoW
What a brilliant piece, everyone fits beautifully for there part,Bravi to you all...super fine track...(keeping a copy as well)
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echoroom said 2642 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
A major piece of work
Involving the MJs brains trust... jeez, if this song crashed, the site would be lost!
A really great track, and wonderfully shepherded!
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that80sboy said 2642 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
hey!
quite the collab going on here...lots of layers of goodness!
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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
multi layered,
many faceted shiney thing. Quite delightful and melodic with lots of twists and turns ....sounds like a musical.

Jarvo
sloparts said 2639 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Taken to the next level Jack
Wonderful collab with some very fine artists, all making the sum of the parts much larger and mu beautiful for the effort.

Wonderful work, all of you, and especially you Jack, for your vision. Kudos all around,

Ed


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michaeljayklein said 2635 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Well done!
Talk about a cast of thousands! Many times, these collabs with a large number of artists kinds of becomes a mishmash, but this held up beautifully from start to finish, with a strong melody and great lyrics. Excellent production and a really great track. Thanks!
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SISTERS said 2634 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
wonderful
what a beautiful offering. opening singers set the tone for a lovely stew of sound. the stately procession of talent is gorgeous to witness.
this shines like a diamond in the black nite.
anne
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davisamerica said 2628 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
a brand new year
thank u all.... shall we all carry on??? YES!!
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snowdragon said 2628 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
am I the only one
who noticed a lot of beatles in this?

Nice job guys
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thetiler said 2621 days ago (January 20th, 2010)
Nice synth guitar sound
almost a beatles sound in a way. Like the use of the percussion, nice vocals. This has a nice 60's nastalgia feel.
Cool sounds !
Way to Go and thanks for sharing ! Cool sax and the list goes on!!!
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Moses said 2619 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
shine
Very unique piece, cool instrument choices in this, and overall a pretty good mix to my ears, thanks!
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filmscoremike said 2619 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Shine
I also got a bit nostalgic with this one. I enjoyed it. The whole piece had a nice feeling. Very nice melody. The "shine voices" were cool too. :)
Finally, the sax... just, wow. Wow!
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5GoneMad said 2618 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Nice job guys!
Great job by all. Kudos
DonStevens said 2618 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Shine
Fabulous vocals and I really like the sax.
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woofer3 said 2618 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
excellent collab
great song and performance and well produced.
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Grave_Filler said 2612 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
I think
This song begs to be a film soundtrack opener, like in a Bond flick. It has such an atmospheric feeling, almost like it's floating on warm water in a peaceful ocean, with the rumbling of waves and the wind gusting lightly as seagulls pass. The vocals and sax really highlight this track. Forgive me for saying this, but as I listen I'm waiting for some swirling symphonic strings to complement the synth ones; violins, violas, and basses never hurt a beautiful song!

It's a lovely tune and has great potential!
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Mcboy said 2610 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
great collab....
and an awesome inspirational song....kudos to the gang they really shined!
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davisamerica said 2609 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Once again ...
All of us want to thank everyone who has taken time to listen.


Personally I need to once again pay respects to the wonderful talent aboard.....
Gail ... I just like singing with you. You cover up a lot of ugly in my voice.
Andy ... Horn guys are crazy ...thank goodness. Super talent and a whole lotta soul.
Roxy and Terry ... You guys always nail things. Roxy thank you for inspiring us to follow through.
Mike .... Pure professional. Excellent drummer...get the file ..drop it in ... done.

.... and of course the "Shine Voices" ..... what's not to love about you guys??

Thanks for the listen MJ



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davisamerica said 2609 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Once again2
...I will catch it for this...."Conch Shell".... how in the world did you ever get the thought a conch and rock were meant for each other Orbit????
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Mike_Lynn said 2604 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Brilliant Collab
Well done folks, absolutely well done. The vocals are of unique quality. Instrumentation is very professional. Cheers / Mike
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mike_d said 2600 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
You sir...
..are amazing! How the heck do you organize these mega-collabs?? My hat's off to all involved here! I really enjoyed this!
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eleveneyes said 2600 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
shiney!
wow, I love the fluid, floating, surreal sound scape you've created.
loved reading about the impetus for this song, what it is saying and how it is said.
Nice job everyone!
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paul f. page said 2600 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Just beautiful
That CHORUS coming out of the verse is wonderful! This is such an unusual song from nearly every angle: the choice of instruments (percussion) is kind of cross-ethnic to my ears; the vocal harmonies are enchanting (and entrancing); that sax solo just cuts through with enough bite to really perk things up (not that they needed it!); and the general arrangement and mix is stellar. This is one song I will listen to over and over again. Amazing work that is so beautifully recorded...(Oh that "shine" the 2nd time around with its little wobble is perfect.) Sorry I am so late getting to this, but glad I did.

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2_Daves said 2591 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Very nice collab
This is what I think macjams is all about, great musicians and singers coming together and making sweet music.
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angelahope said 2588 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
i just love this
so pro! i am so impressed with all the astounding musicians here.
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fasteddie said 2588 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
Wow
I don't know how I ever missed this one. What an incredible undertaking- a collab of this size and scope. What a collection of really great musicians. Great song!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2588 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Very nice...
... mood. I like the collaborative efforts by everyone and you, sure, all SHINE here! Love you. :)
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Cheeto said 2586 days ago (February 24th, 2010)
Like It!!
Love the vocals on this!!
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falcef said 2586 days ago (February 24th, 2010)
Shine (MJ Collab)
Hello Davis .... Thank you for your comment Lucietta Su Song and congratulations to you also make beautiful music by hello 'Italy
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ectoplasm said 2585 days ago (February 24th, 2010)
siiiiiiiick
reminds me of a slowdance tune from an 80's movie. one of the good ones. well done, all.
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ednetmonkey said 2585 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Magical
It just get better and better. Evokes so much very Earthy. Excellent.
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maxjsl37 said 2581 days ago (February 28th, 2010)
SuperGroup!
I found a bonafide Macjams Supergroup! Love the subtle backbeat mixed with all those beautiful harmonies! This got a double listen! Great job to ALL!
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Doadars Uncle said 2581 days ago (March 1st, 2010)
Shiny!
Heartwarming! Nice collaboration.
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lilmom said 2573 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
Shine
This is incredibly beautiful! How I enjoyed listening to this. But I must confess when i saw the title, I immediately thought of Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio in 1913, who had a huge hit recording of a jazz tune by the same name in 1948. Just a little history.....I can't help myself - it comes with age!
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Outtaorbit said 2572 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
Lord knows....
We got it......
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Heightened said 2572 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
Awesome collab
Great work all
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ste said 2572 days ago (March 10th, 2010)
sorry
so late to this. really like both sets of vox. great instrumentation. love the shiiiiine bit. quality post.
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rac927 said 2569 days ago (March 12th, 2010)
where do i start?
ok...to all involved...great job! i can only imagine all the work that went into producing this one! awigze...great horn work! gail....great vox, everyone else....wow.. impressive collab! one more request...

Do another one!


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Symphony101 said 2560 days ago (March 22nd, 2010)
excellent
I loved the song, which I like the vocals very much. Really, excellent song.
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PockBluesman said 2555 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
A lesson for all
in good production. well done Jack and to all envolved
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paul f. page said 2552 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Beautiful collaboration
The technical aspects of the mix are not what's important here. The CONCEPT is what makes this piece work so beautifully. The vocals, instrumentation, and symmetry of the composition itself make this number SHINE. How you've kept all these elements and personalities in order is just simply miraculous...and I am envious of such fine results from so many varied sources. Sorry it took me so long to listen to this, but I am glad I did find it.
Peace.
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jdholliday said 2543 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Raises the bar
on colabs!
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Cheeto said 2541 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Beautiful Song...
Wow...I really like the flow of this song!!
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Hydrogen3 said 2540 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Beautiful!!
Awesome job to you all! this is amzing! H :)
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smokey bacon jnr said 2532 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
great
Nice drum track - I like the military roll, always works well behind a massive song like this. Has everyone on MacJams been listening to Leonard Cohen this month?!
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ktb said 2531 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
dooh
don't know how I missed this. There's so much good music as of late. This is a sterling example. How you managed to integrate everyones performance into such a concise and imminently accessible track, kind of blows my mind. We're talking a lot of individual parts here, and yet to me its if you were all of one mind on this. So kudo's on the mixing duty and same to everyone who contributed. I felt real peace after listening.
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MannequinRaces said 2525 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Shine!
Man this mix is full! Nice full sound and an awesome collaboration. It is great how people come together and make something special. I really like the intro to this, pretty slick!
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Sir Bass said 2524 days ago (April 27th, 2010)
Lovely
Song, very mellow.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2522 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
OMG!!!
How on earth did I miss this back in December?

I love the way this song is peaceful, but at the same time almost overwhelmingly intense. To me, it's strongly suggestive of Pink Floyd and Bohinta, and maybe somewhat suggestive of Enigma and the Reasoning. And this is a good thing. A strong yin-yang thing you have going.

I also like the way you start off with a raw, unadorned instrumental section, then bring out the big guns. *wink* I would have suggested adding a synth pad if you hadn't done so already.

Admins, is there any way we can have a special button for "mostest mostest favoritest"? If so, I would use it on this one! *big grin*

Cheers,
Jim


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billykirsch said 2522 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Jack, guys
How I missed this for so long. Beautiful, hypnotic drone and voices and percussion and winds and ... ambient.
Impressive collab. One of the best things I heard in a long time, here and everywhere.
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PockBluesman said 2515 days ago (May 5th, 2010)
Love it
Hint of Peter Gabriel and Genesis in the initial opening great piece of work for all concerned
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RobLeBanc said 2513 days ago (May 8th, 2010)
Allstar
ensemble ivnvolved in this one, haunting vox and lyrics, organic and well done by all!
Thanks for sharing guys!
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Dead End said 2507 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Great Collab
You guys created/crafted a wonderful landscape here. Great job!
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Relic67 said 2503 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
definitely not firsties
better late to the party than never!
like how th ebass, mandolin and vocals fit together, along with all the other elements. saxophone always nice to hear...
cool!
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awigze said 2488 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Shine!
Monday morning we were driving out of the Hondo Valley on a straight course back to Texas when this tune woke up my iPod. When it was done, I had goose bumps all over my arms. Just a profound mix and a collaboration that floats on the spiritual.
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propercharles said 2483 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Cinema
This could go straight to soundtrack. Theres enough variation for incidental too. Good work all of you...
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propercharles said 2483 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Cinema
This could go straight to soundtrack. Theres enough variation for incidental too. Good work all of you...
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chestnut said 2482 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Shine
Meditative and thoughtful words and music. Brilliantly done!
Many thanks to everyone.
Ken
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alanfraser said 2470 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Love that hook!
Man, that doesn't just hook, it grabs you and pulls you along for the ride. Very cool.
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tokai said 2405 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
S--t
i missed this one. Sorry. The Mj massive. Smooth sounding tune, nice and easy. Glad you gave this some space for the instrumentation... beautiful instrument and voices. Shine on.
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Narad said 2396 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
Shine
Beautiful shining performance ! Bravo :)
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Feter said 2360 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
Again
Shine ... just saying ...Thank you !
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davisamerica said 1730 days ago (June 28th, 2012)
just saying my brother
....your tune feter
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Dj French Toast said 1449 days ago (April 5th, 2013)
cool
dl'ed thx !

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aclarke said 1166 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Wow- the things you miss...
I'm kind of speechless right now but thanks for sharing the link to this in the forum.
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RichardSchletty said 602 days ago (July 31st, 2015)
What a lineup
An all-star cast shines on this number. Nice. I just got sad thinking about Harold being gone.
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davisamerica said 551 days ago (September 20th, 2015)
Harold
is never done ...just ask him
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