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This song is an old hymn... I’m fascinated by the lyric... the lyric is so picturesque and poetic, yet the music that accompanies the original is downright banal... almost ridiculous... I inserted a snippet of the original at the end of the song... sort of like an echo rising out of the past... the treatment of this hymn is really designed to propel the lyric in a more suitable fashion... although it occurs to me that 100 years from now folks will look at this the same way that I perceive what was done 100 years ago... that’s the nature of fashion... so be it...

I sang the old radio echo from yesteryear that you hear as it fades... I’d rather have other voices doing it.. recognizing my voice there sort of wrecks the effect for me... also it peaks in twice as the song fades... I’m guessing that it may be too much.... it moves from it’s original position to the other speaker in the fade... I’m not sure if was trying to achieve to much or if it even worked at all... but one reason I put it in there was so that you could see that although the chords are different, the melody is the same...

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Lyrics
When the mist has rolled in splendor from the beauty of the hills
And the sunlight falls in gladness on the rivers and the rills
We'll recall our Fathers promise in the morning of the spray
We shall know each other better when the mist has rolled away

We walk the path before us with a weary burdened heart
we toil amongst the shadows and our fields are far apart
But the Saviors come ye blessed all our labors will repay
When the shadows have departed and the mist has rolled away

we shall know as we are known
nevermore to walk alone
in the dawning of the morning of that bright and happy day
we shall know each other better when the mist has rolled away

We shall come in joy and gladness we shall sit before the throne
Face to face with those who love us, we shall know as we are known
And the song of our redemption shall resound through endless age
When we gather in the morning and the mist has rolled away

we shall know as we are known
nevermore to walk alone
in the dawning of the morning of that bright and happy day
we shall know each other better when the mist has rolled away

When the mist has rolled in splendor from the beauty of the hills
And the sunlight falls in gladness on the rivers and the rills
We'll recall our Fathers promise in the rainbow of the spray
We shall know each other better when the mist has rolled away
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Uploaded: Feb 06, 2010 - 04:06:26 PM
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2010 - 12:05:28 PM Last Played: Feb 17, 2017 - 01:49:55 PM
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Dharma_Logos said 2843 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Beautiful
I don't think I've ever heard this hymn, but I really like what you've done with it. It seems like writers and arrangers have a divide in their minds between songs and hymns, and they think it is acceptable to make a hymn sound banal, irritating, harmonically babyish, and maddeningly difficult to sing. You have torn down that wall and made it into an actual song. Beautiful. It vaguely reminds me of Petra's early worship songs. Don't criticize your voice. You have a unique vocal style that works very well for this song. Although at first I thought your vocal was slightly weak, that was no longer the case when you added the backing vocals halfway through. The organ around 5:18 is an extremely nice touch.
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eleveneyes said 2843 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
i was captivated
from the moment it started to the moment it ended the second time.
Love the melody and those unexpected chord changes. Your voice and the whole vocal arrangement sounds fantastic. WOW! The dynamics and production used to help achieve them is just stellar. Absolutely beautiful.
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Moviz said 2843 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
You sure
know how to produce, arrange and perform a song to it's best advantage Scott...... this sounds just wonderful and you brought it right up to date. Apart from the great instrumentation, there are those wonderful harmonies you do so well. Those last echoes of the past... well, what can I say? Just beautiful, regards M
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Dharma_Logos said 2843 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Feedback?
This song is good enough that I'm back for more. At 1:36 there is a high pitched noise (feedback? sound effect?) that is kind of loud and shrill. It would probably add nice ambience if it was lower in the mix, but it stands out front and kind of pulls me out of the spell cast by the rest of the song.
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jfisenne said 2843 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Awesome
What a pleasant song to listen to. Great singing, harmonies, and mix.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2843 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Great rendition...
...of an old hymn. Like Dharma says, you've done well at pulling this one out of the mire of banality and making it sound like a "real song".

The old southern gospel "radio show" snippet at the end was also a nice touch as well.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Jim
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Calchas said 2843 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Gorgeous!
Good to have you back Scott! You sure found a great photo to match this music. Very, very nice.

Be well friend!
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TobinMueller said 2843 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Reaching through the mist
Man, I love that fretless bass.
I heard a great line in a Dylan song the last night:
"We all wear the same thorny crown/
soul to soul our, shadows roll/
And I'll be with you when the deal goes down."
Thanks for reaching through the mist, Scott. Love this.
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Diviner said 2843 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Nicely sung
and nice picture. Well composed and like the choir sound, really adds momentum. Nice one Scott, enjoyed.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2843 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Simply...
... fabulous. I love the gentle guitar picking, smooth backing music and fretless bass, and the warm vocals. Very inspirational indeed!
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Doug Somers said 2842 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
What a lovely opening
It reminds me of a helicopter ride through clouds that gradually thin out to reveal a beautiful landscape below. Your vocals here (all of them!) are terrific as is your guitar work. The arrangement is really effective in its balance, with the bridge and its sweeping power being a great build from the rest of the piece.

First rate production Scott. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and efforts here with us.

Doug
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Outtaorbit said 2842 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Whoa..........
Certainly beautiful........ wonderfully done.
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magnatone said 2842 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
mists
this is fabulous scott - the intro is downright breathtaking, and i might suggest you make some continued gorgeous instrumental starting from there. the actual HYMN, with your incredible vocals is just terrific and a beautiful treatment of the song. i'm always so wowed by your talents!
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ic42 said 2842 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Excellent work
I too suffer from the "why would anyone want to hear my voice?" syndrome... but Scott, your voice is silky-smooth and wonderful to listen to (CSNY quality.) Excellent orchestration for this, great slowed pace, perfect photo, wonderful guitar-work as always. I thought the use of the prior recording at the end was inspired (pun intended), and well done, good idea to have it come back a little and pan/fade. Great to hear you again, Scott.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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magnatone said 2842 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
PS
Scott, having now heard this twice - with these lush instrumental interludes - MAN - i'm speechless. this is one of the most beautiful songs i've heard in a long while. your ideas for instruments and voicings incredible. congratulations (again)
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guitapick said 2841 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Always a treat....
....to listen to your music, Scott...never lets me down
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richard13 said 2841 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Sounds like you were definitely inspired
This is so lush and creamy Scott: you know I love your work. You've transcribed this old chestnut into your trademarked harmonies and beautiful playing. Thanks again.
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Ed Hannifin said 2841 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
I always enjoy your voice...
...and I'm flat out envious of your approach to the guitar... You get great spangle, Scott...

I love this lyric.

There's something that sounds like a whisper of distortion in the opening half minute or so... but I don't know if I'm mis-hearing something and misinterpreting it that way...

Ed

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guygrooves said 2841 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Wow
this is so beautiful Scott thanks for sharing it.
Peace
Guy
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ste said 2841 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
that
guitar sound is great. lovely singing and good chord progreesions well played. bass line is also cool
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Boundless said 2841 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Wonderful
Love your songs, Scott, and this one
as much as any. Love your tone.
Great harmonies.
Beautiful.
Merci !
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jiguma said 2840 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
I knew right away I was going to love this.
The fretless sliding away in the background is worth the price of admission (it was free? oh, sorry). I'm getting rumbling/clipping in my phones - maybe it's the phones (or my ears). Love the harmonies and the way you've put this together - lots of variations and different modes of making the music.
Love it. Thanks for getting down to the MJRFest Scott!
Neil
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Soundhound said 2839 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Very Nice.....
The ending is a bit historical, guess I like your version better....
The over all artistry is really good, my Friend.........
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thoddi said 2836 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Your guitar playing shines
Your vocals do too. You already knew that, but I will tell you again, because I really love the music you are able to produce with just your guitar and voice.

The orchestration that is added puts in interest and power of course, but with so much feeling and music that pours from your guitar and vocal, it seems almost in the way with other additions.


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Roxylee said 2835 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Beautiful song
I'd never heard this hymn, but I imagine your version is miles better than the original. Your spirit, style, talent, and creativity makes such great songs!
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tonestones said 2828 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Beautiful lyrics, great interpretation
Scott, I love your vocals on this one. It builds really nicely. Fantastic arrangement. The mix is perfect. Well done.
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scottydude said 2815 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
awesome!
very nicely done scott....like only you can do it.
love your production mind....it is brilliant my man!
thanks for sharing,
scott
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thetiler said 2800 days ago (March 21st, 2010)
Scott
this sounds full and joyful. You always seem to turn out top notch stuff!
Love the whole thing, down to the bending of the acoustical guitar strings, choir sounds, percussion etc. . .
Lots of high quality stuff in there !

Way to Go !
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Social_Ice said 2722 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
Stumbled upon in the mist...
Wow...this is very strange, not your piece, just how I stumbled upon it in the mist...
I was chatting with Drakonis about being in the "mist" of things and the first tune I plugged in to, was this....which is very fine and lyrically heartfelt ode...nicely intertwined melody, vocals....thank you..
CharlyDeeCynthius said 2687 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Congratulation
Since now you are my favorite artists here and other site.I love your music and voice!!!
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Scott Carmichael said 2685 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
thank you Charly
I've been going through some changes here in my mid fifties... and wondering if I'll ever get back to writing and recording... But I really appreciate the nod...

thanx again
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Bob6stringer said 2663 days ago (August 6th, 2010)
Olias of MJ-hillow!
Scott, whatever you touch comes out beautiful. Besides the spiritual content, which of course is just grand, I have to add a really funny thing this resonates with in me, which I have a feeling you'll appreciate, being a "Starship Trooper" yourself: Jon Anderson's first-I-think solo album, "Olias of Sunhillow."Albeit just a wee bit. Back to reality: Nicely done!
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KCsGROOVE said 2546 days ago (December 1st, 2010)
You're an awesome musician!
Scott, i first heard your work on Icomp and now here. Man, your music is just great! And your vocals really shine!
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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MikeRobinson said 2273 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
A delightful orchestration
Okay, so perhaps the vocals are a little bit flat (I think), but the musical arrangement here is very delightful ... unhurried, creative, very lush orchestration. Positively a sound-space that's as comfy as a bean-bag chair... And a well-deserved "rescue" of a perfectly good hymn in a way that (as intended) the overdub of an original-version clearly demonstrates.
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tmcfate said 1242 days ago (June 27th, 2014)
soaring
Very dan fogelburg in all the good ways. the soring harmonies are great. i like the mix at 6 minutes when it turns. great production
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