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Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains


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This is pulled from the LDS hymnbook. Originally penned by John Macfarlane in 1869. I've always loved the old school hymns. No school like the old school. Think Weezer at the ward Christmas social.

I actually worked on the mix more than I have on any other tune. I'd like to hear the nit picking. Thanks, and have a Merry Christmas!
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Lyrics
Far, far away on Judea's plains
Shepherds of old heard the joyous strains
Glory to God, Glory to God
Glory to God in the highest
Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.

Lord with the angels we too would rejoice
Help us to sing with the heart and voice
Glory to God, Glory to God
Glory to God in the highest
Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.

Sweet are the strains of redeeming love
Messsage of mercy from heaven above
Glory to God, Glory to God
Glory to God in the highest
Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.

Hasten the time when from every clime
Men shall unite in the strains sublime
Glory to God, Glory to God
Glory to God in the highest
Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.
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Comments: 30
Fans: 16
Plays: 251
Downloads: 84
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Uploaded: Dec 21, 2009 - 10:21:52 PM
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2009 - 08:33:44 AM Last Played: Mar 26, 2017 - 04:23:46 AM
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Telecaster, Jazz Bass. Fender keys. M-Audio fast track pro. Macbook
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Comments
mybravedesign said 2861 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
woah guys....
check it out....weezer did another christmas record...
for real though....this is fun..
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mybravedesign said 2861 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
awww....
it's no fun because you mentioned weezer in description....
i'm checking out your other stuff though and i like what i hear...
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Lennon714 said 2860 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
haha
well it just makes it cooler (to me) that you thought Weezer without my prodding. Thanks!
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Feter said 2861 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains
Man I love how you look at songs and turn them
into your own ..amazing vocal with tough guitars
I m enjoying this with the flaming drums ...just
good ol rockin ...a true party number ...rock on
thnx alot for sharin !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lennon714 said 2860 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Flaming Drums
Sometimes I need to embrace the rock and roll a bit more. This was a lot of fun. Thanks for listening!
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lavalamp said 2861 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
A Very Weezer Xmas
Merry Christmas to you and your family- Great tune brother. Well done

LL
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Lennon714 said 2860 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Merry Christmas
to you and yours, as well. Thanks for listening and double-thanks for the Weezer comment.
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tempie said 2861 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
my new favorite lennon tune
dude this is outrageously good. forget weezer this has so much more heart than weezer. your voice is in top form. love the bridge to the chorus too.

mix is great. big cymbals, creative panning of the guitars in the chorus. my only suggestion is to split the rhythm guitars on the verse and pan one at a lower volume and off time by a smidge to widen the sound.

i think you should do a sufjan type thing and make an effort to record all the hymns in the book.
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Lennon714 said 2860 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
A new fav
Thanks for your comments and suggestions! Never thought about adjusting the timing to thicken up the guitar sound. I'll definitely give that a shot.

There are many hymns I'd like to / probably will cover. The whole hymn book sounds like a bit much - especially when I have hundreds of my own tunes I have yet to record. :)
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Vic Holman said 2860 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
rolling over in his grave?
electric guitars only happened in back to the future III.

excellent pop rock tune. happy holidays eric
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Lennon714 said 2860 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Back to the Future III
Nice! Remember when ZZ Top was playing at the Hill Valley dance? So awesome.

Happy Holidays to you as well!
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magnatone said 2860 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
far far
FABULOUS tune Eric! man - what a great xmas gift to us! and merry christmas to you and your family!
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Lennon714 said 2860 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Thanks!
I appreciate that you took the time to listen and comment. I see you've covered my all-time fav Christmas song! I'm on my way to hear that now.
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five_extra_arms said 2860 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
Disturbing The Peace On Earth
From that first drum break and the feedback in the intro, I knew that this was gonna be good. I'll have to admit though, you are guilty of Disturbing The Peace On Earth with this rocker.

Serious vocal harmonies and a perfect mix.

Your version has become my favorite Christmas song!

Thanks Eric!

Merry Christmas!
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Lennon714 said 2857 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Rock and roll Christmas
Hooray for disturbing the peace on earth. Hey, even the big guy got all Led Zeppelin on the moneychangers, so why can't I get my rock on?

You are my favorite Christmas song.
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michael2 said 2860 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
nice one
this is great, your chops are getting better and better. love the indie sound of this one. nice harmonies too. great arrangement, now hurry: go find an agent to place this in a xmas movie release for next year.
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Lennon714 said 2857 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
too lazy
to find any agents. :). Thanks for the compliment on the chops. Vocal tracks are still lacking clarity. I think I need to get better using EQ and probably need a new mic. The one I use is old and not necessarily the best. Thanks!
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kinane said 2860 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
Yeah for Christmas!
Sounds awesome Eric. Love the arrangement and the mix sounds top notch. Great job.
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Lennon714 said 2857 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Thanks!
Glad things sound good to other, capable ears. Glad to see you're back!
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VicDiesel said 2858 days ago (December 25th, 2009)
Heavy christmas
Sounds good to me.

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Lennon714 said 2857 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Thanks, Vic!
I always appreciate your feedback. Thanks for stopping by!
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echoroom said 2854 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Let it rock n snow!
Mix sounds ace, voice nice and clear, guitars nice n chunky! DL'd and put onto my xmas mix tape!
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Lennon714 said 2853 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Thanks!
It's always great to hear that someone DL'd a tune. Thanks for the compliments on the mix.
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segiperkasa said 2854 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
christmas mood....
nice arrangements... easy listening beat....
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Lennon714 said 2853 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Thanks
It's a great song to start with, so it doesn't take a lot of arranging to make it listenable. Glad you enjoyed!
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His_Boy_Sherman said 2852 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Telecaster Down The Chimney
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rsorensen said 2848 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
awesome
wish i had this on my christmas playlist over the holidays. downloaded for next christmas for sure. great job. definitely a weezer nod here, but equally an eric V joint as well.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2844 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Exceptional!!!!
Wish I'd heard this before Xmas--this is terrific. Harmonies, vocals, guitar arrangement--all great. Without exaggeration, I think this is the best rock reimagining of a traditional hymn I've ever heard.
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ste said 2783 days ago (March 10th, 2010)
top
vox and harms as always. love those drums too. like the juxt between the lyrical content and the delivery. interesting stuff
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five_extra_arms said 2147 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Disturbing The Peace On Earth
After all these years this is still my absolute all time favorite Christmas tune ever.

My family rocked it this weekend as we decorated the tree. I woke up with it in my brain this morning and ran 3 miles as a result of it. I even let a car pull out in front of me on the way to work. Everything was beautiful until NPR did a "special report" on Hanson's MMMBop song from the 90's. Now I'm seeking a powerful emetic.

Eric, you rock man. If ever I was going to be in a band with other people that rocked, you'd be one of the first dudes I'd call. I think I have a name for our band too. You can sing and play guitar. Now all we need is a redneck to sing and play guitar and we'll be famous!

Peace on Earth with the Little People!!

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