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Well… this one has been a long, long time coming. It started many months ago when someone visited the company I work for. He was moaning on and on about troubles he was having with business and his life.

Once he'd gone I said jokingly to colleagues that 'I wish he would 'f*** of and take his bad luck with him - before we all catch it'. Everyone seemed to find that funny.

It troubled me though, and I felt very guilty about saying it. That was the basis of my thinking about 'No one wants your bad luck' etc.

I then spent quite a few weeks or maybe months trying other things - but I kept coming back to this theme. Although, after a while it seemed to be more about the plight of the homeless. Once I had written the basic song, I asked my good friend Julian Sims if he would help me with some backing vocals. The sunday he came round he had played football in the morning and had injured his leg very badly. He actually arrived on crutches and effortlessly sang three part harmonies in no time at all. He is a great talent and is always surprising me with his seemingly endless abilities.

I also asked my niece Aisuluu if she would help with a vocal part, I am very grateful to her for the short but vital part she plays in the song.

I hoped against hope that my other good friend Christopher Chaplin would again turn a little song of mine into something. He was very busy with his own projects but agreed. I waited with great anticipation for a few weeks and then there it was, another stunning Christopher Chaplin orchestration.

I must say here that I am very grateful to MJs for giving me the opportunity to meet and become friends with so many wonderful and talented people.

I have also made a video to accompany this and it can be found below.

There is also another video here with me chatting to Barry, one of the homeless people I met. I apologise for swearing a couple of times in it. I will at some stage be posting another chat with Ricky.

Now this is at last finished I can catch up on all the songs I have missed here recently.

Words & Music: Len Gold
Additional Music, Orchestration & Mixing: Christopher Chaplin
Vocals: Len Gold, Julian Sims & Aisuluu Ritchie

Copyright Ⓒ Len Gold & Christopher Chaplin, December 2010.


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Lyrics
Get That Bad Luck Away From Me
Get it Away From Me
Get That Bad Luck Away From Me
Get it Away From Me

You Know I've Had My Share
And I Kept it to Myself
You Must Be Aware
No One Wants to Hear it

Never Doubt I'll Shout
I've Been Down... and Out

No One Needs Your Bad Luck
Get it Away From Here
Nobody Needs Your Bad Luck
Take it Away Disappear
Nobody Needs Your Bad Luck
Get it Away From Me
Nobody Wants Your Bad Luck
Go Away and Make it Disappear

We Don't Want You
We Don't Need You
Get a Job, Lazy Slob
Drug Taker, Booze Beggar
Dirty Stinky, Who to Rob

Not Friendly, Not Easy, No Money
On Your Own
Cold Winters, Street Shivers, Wind Blasters
On Your Own

'Round and 'Round the Streets
Looking Down and Never Up
Lucky People There,
Laughs and Never Meets

Never Doubt I'll Shout
I've Been Down... and Out

No One Needs Your Bad Luck
Get it Away From Here
Nobody Needs Your Bad Luck
Take it Away Disappear
Nobody Wants Your Bad Luck
Get it Away From Me
Nobody Wants Your Bad Luck
Go Away and Make it Disappear
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Comments: 163
Fans: 77
Plays: 215
Downloads: 76

Uploaded: Dec 13, 2010 - 01:42:19 AM
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 - 06:49:32 PM Last Played: Jun 24, 2017 - 11:07:04 AM
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DWL said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Words fail me
Too much to take in at one sitting.

I'll be back!

Cheers

Dick
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DWL said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Just brilliant
I don't know where to start.

A wonderful concept and so well executed.

In no particular order....

The video. A great way to present the song. Very cleverly produced and very effective. It brings an immediacy to the words and it's always good to see the performers. Your own image has a death mask quality about it. Quite sinister.

The music. Chris once again excels himself with a splendid arrangement that expertly reflects the words.

The vocals. Heartfelt and intense. Good use of the backing vocals to introduce different textures.

The song. Great lyrics, simple, direct and very relevant.

A class piece of work chaps. High concept art, quite incredible from beginning to end.

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Dick - thanks
so much for your support and encouragement. I am very, very lucky to have had the help of such great collaborators.
Cheers
Len


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Daugrin said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Bad Luck
Bride of many wonders.

Daug
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lengold said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Bad Luck
Thanks for the very cryptic comment Daug. I will think about it.
Cheers
Len

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hackneybloke said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
no bad luck
i'm so proud to have been part of this. a truly sensational creation. the original idea, the orchestration by chris (especially the 'bond' lounge elements)...together with everything else gel together perfectly and seamlessly. you'll have to curb your language if you want to make it onto the beeb though len. as they say, "you can take the boy out of bethnal green.....".
the video also is incredibly creative and so well produced - i didn't know you were going to appear like that - but you should have learned the lyrics len - you're so lazy! lazy..and genius...and a lovely bloke....all at the same time.

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lengold said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
no bad luck
...I'm prouder to have you as a friend. Thank you so much for your help/advice with this.
You know life is too short to be a perfectionist! Post one of your many WIP's and give everyone a treat.
If you put in a word for me on Eastenders, I promise not to swear (unless they want me to).
Hope to see you soon.
Cheers
Len
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KCsGROOVE said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
intense song!
Impressisve work
Dig it!
KC
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lengold said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Thanks for
the listen and comment - appreciated.
Cheers
Len

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Hickling_Stan said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Just watched
that video Len. So, so powerful. Immense kudos to you and your friends for bringing this to fruition. Far too good for the commercial mainstream. You ought to send a link to "Shelter" they might use it in a fundraising promotion! very well done and have a good Christmas. cheers Mark
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lengold said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Thanks a lot
Mark - really pleased you liked it. I am really lucky to have such talented friends. You know, I took your advice re the video and sent a link to it to quite a few homeless charities saying they are welcome to use it if they want. No replies as yet though.
Thanks again Mark.
Cheers
Len

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Symphony101 said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
dramatic
intense song ! This is a great line up Len, for such an awesome song. It's rich on all areas, just fantastic. My congrats to you, Christopher, Julian and Aisuluu for this brilliant work.
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lengold said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Thanks a lot
Yves, you are doing pretty good on the collaboration front lately yourself, some great tracks.
Cheers
Len

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tokai said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Len and crew
Down and out. Sounds like you might have spent more than a bit of time on this. It works on all levels. One of the best sounding production pieces i have heard on here, rich and with plenty of depth. The chorus is lovely. Yeah top job Len. I will get to the film after work.
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lengold said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Len and Crew
Tell you what, they are a great crew. Christopher's composing and production are in my view faultless.
Thanks for the PM about the video too - appreciated.
Cheers
Len

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Jarvoid said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Wow....
thats an absolute stonker,on somany different levels !The instrumental passages almost tip over into prog rock (and for me that's great).The vocals are splendidly bleak and unforgivingly commanding as are the lyrics.....to paraphrase if I may.." Don't come to me with your problems" which is a phrase you hear too often today ..especially in the work place which is where much of this "Bad Luck " starts or at least manifests itself.

The views expressed by the lyrics are absolutelely spot on .They are typically the sort of prejudices that are displayed to the down and out and homeless when in fact there are often mental health issues,often unrecognised and undiagnosed.......

The piano part is just excellent and the whole thing just hangs together......actually having listened for the third time there is a whiff of prog rock over the whole thing especially the beginning ,the end and the middle ........and on a slightly lighter note..I do not know if it was the mix or the contrast of the voice but every time Aisuluu sings....it sounds like she is behind my left shoulder and the first couple of times I ....well to be polite I leapt out of my skin !! Great post ,great song and a fantastic job by everybody involveed.Or ,involved, even!

Chris
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lengold said 2501 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thank you
Chris for such lovely comments - I can't emphasise enough how much I appreciate the help of Christopher, Julian and Aisuluu. I think they made the song come alive.
Cheers
Len

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lavalamp said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Yes Len
You're a true artist. Great concept. Haunting vid. Oh yes, one more thing, inpressive piece of music.

Hope to see more posts from you.

LL
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lengold said 2501 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
That really
is very nice of you to say that - appreciated. I used to bang out a song about every fortnight. But lately they seem to take forever.
Cheers
Len

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woofer3 said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Hi Len
it's me Mr.Happy - Love this track with it's almost Aqualung type subject matter. It has such a rolling and magnetic gait though with a dark overtone as well. First time I listened to it I felt that the vocals perhaps could have been more to the fore but on a second listen I'm not too sure, just my substandard lugs I expect. Nicely written and put together- oh and I liked the video as well. Good to write songs about things you feel strongly about and good to question yourself as well, but remember we all say things on the spur of the moment sometimes, shows you care. Lovely music and sentiment Len.

John.
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lengold said 2501 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Hello Grumpy...
Aqualung type subject matter: I was so lucky it wasn't raining when I traipsed the streets.
Really pleased you liked this John and thanks for the lovely comments. It certainly helps to have such wonderful assistance from others.
I reckon Willie and his Chopper should be making an appearance around next April - you have plenty of time to write it!
Thanks again.
Cheers
Len


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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
accomplished track
lots going on. great build up of sounds. really effective orchestration. vocal harmonies work really well. feels very progressive. piano work is tremendous. this tune is very rich in texture and sound. love the way it keeps moving along and evolving. has a huge feel. cool the ay it almost sounds disjointed but in a fused way! cool stuff. enjoyed it a lot. cheers graham
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks very
much for the listen Graham and the very positive comments - appreciated.
Cheers
Len

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bud said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Wow - this is amazing
Great work Len and company. Reminds me of some of the adventurous work of groups like Henry Cow and Art Bears. Great lyrics and vocal performances - and really wonderful orchestration and arrangement. Quite and accomplishment.
Cool video too - well done.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
I can always
rely on you Kevin to quote bands I have never heard of, will have to look these up. Thanks for the generous comments from me and the company. Especially pleased you liked the video.
Cheers
Len

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RAVENS said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Sad
Len, I'm very much like you. I can't find myself saying anything mean to someone (or about someone) without feeling horribly guilty afterward.

The lyrics are sad, but the music kind of has this upbeat positive feel to it. Nice contradiction, and I dig the vocals & harmonies. Terrific collab, you guys (and gal) rock!

RAVEN ;-)
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
So nice of
you to listen and comment - appreciated.
Cheers
Len

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egobandit said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Len!
Ive been trying to leave you a comment but my electric went out, Some great orchestration on this and the piano leading is great also your lyrics and the way you sing them are almost surreal to me, I love the start and the end when you can hear the song stripped down to its bed! very cool collab great work by all involved!
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Tim!
Thanks. I love Christopher's orchestrations.
Cheers
Len

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richard13 said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Great job Len (et al)
helping illuminate a growing problem almost everywhere. I was gobsmacked (;-) yesterday watching your video of Barry, at his intelligence, his equanimity, and his humanity. Your guilt (and humanity) along with the talents of you and your friends have produced a wonderful piece of music. I haven't yet seen the video but I'm sure it is equally good, and pointed. Thanks.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
gobsmacked
They are just great comments - thank you from me and et al.
Cheers
Len

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paddler said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
SUPERB
song,arrangement,concept and what an interesting interview with barry..I'd be interested to know what he does with his tent,now - whether he uses it or not,cos often it seems that people sleeping in the street are sleeping there because they don't care about themselves.i mean - they could sleep in a park or out of town,somwhere where they would be safe,but for some reason choose the center of town where they are vulnerable.Great characters,but his story made sense.Brilliant Len - brilliant.Rich
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Great characters
You're right Rich. I suppose they are in the City 'cause at least they can get a wash/shave some food from the charities, and plenty of people around to beg from. Probably like the company of others around them too.
Thanks Rich.
Cheers
Len

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Bob Rodgers said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Wow!!
What an excellent piece of music Len, this is superb in every way.
The video is great and brings the message home to make me stop and think, wonderful arrangement and I just love the way you have presented this, very powerful stuff.
The music is fantastic and the piano playing from Christopher fits so well into the arrangement.
Your vocals are perfectly delivered and good to see you in the video along with everyone else singing and playing their parts, just presented so well.
This masterpiece was worth waiting for Len, I think it's your very best!
Fantastic job from everyone involved.

Bob

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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Wow!
Really appreciate your support and friendship Bob. So nice to be able to have the others contribute, they definitely lifted the song up to a higher level.
Glad you liked the video too.
Cheers
Len

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Brian D said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
wow.
you've really raised the bar here! incredibly well done. kudos!
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
wow.
Thanks Brian - means a lot.
Cheers
Len

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particledots said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
excellent
on every level
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Bryn
Thank you - appreciated.
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Len

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cchaplin said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Len !
Just really loved working on this with you. It was well worth it. I love the video, the way it starts, and how you put it all together. Your songs are unique, and I hope there are many more to come ! Christopher
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Christopher !
You are genius.
Really pleased you liked the video.
If you're up for it I'll start again? Can't imagine not asking you to help.
Massive THANK YOU.
Cheers
Len

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Reggie_Pole said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Bad luck
The term 'tour de force' is overused, and usually not warranted. In this case, both the music and the video earn the term. A real work of art on a more-than-worthy topic. Your documentary-style version of Barry was also very powerful. You've done a good thing, Len.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Bad luck
Thanks so much Duane - really pleased you liked it and thanks for the lovely comments.
Cheers
Len

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J.A.Stewart said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
There But For the Grace...
The Lottery of Life can be cruel and people don't like to think about it. You've done a great job in creating a haunting audio-visual reminder that the homeless deserve better than they get from our *civilized* societies.

I attempted to address this subject many years ago in a song entitled "Do You Care?" but it was not nearly as weighty as yours.

Kudos to you, Len. What apparently started out as careless joking has ended up as thoughtful redemption. ;)


--- Joe
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
There But For the Grace...
I think it is only a very small step from here to there.
Really lovely to see you here Joe and many thanks for your support.
Cheers
Len

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davajonah said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Yes
Lots of homeless souls up here too. You've done them all a great service with this, and your Barry doc. Very powerful.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Yes
Thanks Dave - it was a long time coming, but got there eventually.
Cheers
Len
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SISTERS said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
bravo
love the Big Mix that hits my ear immediately.
CRAZEE BACKING MUSIC!!
the piano is amazing!
altho i appreciated the gorgeous harmony, i think the way it's mixed muddies the music behind it - just my 2 cents'.
your vocal comes thru loud and clear, len.
just the right amount of drama to your delivery.
enjoyed, anne
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Christopher
is definitely amazing!
Thanks for the complimentary comments Anne - appreciated.
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Len

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Bowman said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Not a pretty song Len
but one with heart and grit.
Demands our attention and the video puts a face to it.
Unforgettable my friend, unforgettable.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Not a pretty face
either Charlie (apart from Aisuluu), thanks for the support - appreciated.
Cheers
Len

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ktb said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
No Bad Luck
I enjoyed the song genesis description. The horns and the piano work are wildly cool imho. The song has the feel of perhaps being part of a larger work, say an entire play about the homeless. No subliminal message there :-) A great work on its own Sir Len.

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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
No Bad Luck
Thanks for those lovely comments John, from me and my conspirators. I would love to do a larger work and we have actually spoken about it.
Cheers
Len

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Char said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Very powerful!
A theatrical presentation which gives importance to the subject matter. I especially loved the keyboard and the vocals. Well done. Thanks.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Theatrical
I do like a drama.
Thanks Char.
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BeccaJohnson said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Great Job!
Hello Len,
Wow,it is truly artistic.I am very impressed by the lyrics,the music is BLOWING AWAY!I can see why it took long to finish it off,so much work was involved but in the end,great result. I hope you all enjoy your success!
Love,Rich,Becky and Christopher.xxx
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Artistic
Thanks Becca really pleased you liked it - little sister did ok too didn't she!
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Love
Len
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magnatone said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
No Bad Luck
more of a real comment later, but WOW!!!!
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magnatone said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
No Bad Luck
4th listen - I am completely blown away by this. I wish I had words to describe how deeply this is touching me, and how wowed I am by the creativity and hard work that put this together. Julian's voice in here is just incredible, and I am such a fan of his anyway - the back story about his injury on recording day just made it all the more impressive. Christopher's orchestration is just INCREDIBLE - I am nearly speechless at it, Aisuluu's voice is gorgeous! And Len .... I almost don't know what to say, I'm so blown away by you. I watched the video you posted int he forums the other day just entranced, and seeing what you've done here, this VIDEO is breathtaking in its rawness. Congratulations to all of you, this is a true work of art, and searing in its story telling. Thank you all!
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I am blown away
...by your very generous comments. I must totally agree with you about the help I've had from the others with this. They definitely lifted the song way above what I could do.
Thanks for the video comments - it was my first attempt at one and it took lots of time trying to learn just a bit of Final Cut Express (it's a bit like learning Logic but much harder). But I think I may have a bug for video now.
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dave_b said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
No Bad Luck
Cool concept for a song, and well realized with passionate vocals and lush orchestration.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Thanks very
much Dave - appreciated.
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sir dennis crowther said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Unbearably good!
Your agent, Dick, brought this to our attention a couple of days ago but the inertia of everydayness meant that I could only hear it now...but blimey! It's astonishing. I won't drivel on about the technical aspects which are after one listen faultless. The concept and performances are just jaw-dropping. And then, and then, it's all put to a video! Fabulous. I won't needlessly hog bandwidth by raving on about how much I liked this now. I shall do so in person over a pint tomorrow. Cheers.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
You can hog
as much bandwidth as you would like Sir Dennis. I don't suppose for one minute that you actually get to read this, but just in case, massive thank you. Takes a lot to get you here, you should come more often. Great to see you the other night.
Cheers
Len

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davisamerica said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
unbelievable Mr. Gold.....
Just brilliant and the vid is amazing. This is huge..... downloaded.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
unbelievable
Thank you Mr Hemby for your unstinting and very welcome support.
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Len

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jdholliday said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Well done
very interesting artistic piece of audio/visual social commentary! Bravo!
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lengold said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Nice to see you
here.. and thank you very much.
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michael2 said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
great track
that intro is so good it warrants a long version of it's own. there is so much really cool stuff going on here. I love the back story too; unfortunately we are all human. stand out track Lengold.
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lengold said 2498 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
great track
Thank you Michael, the intro (apart from the drums) is totally the work of Christopher. He is truly amazing.
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alackbass said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
No Bad Luck
Wow! Amazing stuff.Talk about making a bold statement! The arrangement is brilliant. I love the meandering piano in the chorus. Sting wishes he wrote this.
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lengold said 2498 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
They are
great comments - thanks. I wish I'd written Sting's songs.
Cheers
Len
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damiengh said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
heart
You've unveiled your inner heart here, one of love and compassion. You had a message to give, a message more powerful than yourself and you became it's conduit.
With your skills and vision, you brought it to fulfillment, through the assemblage of other sensitive and creative artists for a most artful collaboration.
This artwork could easily become viral this holiday. I for one, will definitely spread it around. Thanks for your work all.

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lengold said 2498 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
heart
Thanks for those fantastic comments Damien, and for spreading it around - very much appreciated.
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Len

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Carrie71 said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Excellent
Great all the way around. Vocals by all three of you are fantastic. The sound bed is incredible. Just awesome.
lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Thank you
very much Carrie - appreciated.
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racerat said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
no bad luck
what a tour de force. Very intricate and serpentine. The reverb's were perfect, a real credible auditory space. Sad story though, we all have bad luck sooner or later, and it is much nicer to think that someone out there might care...
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Really pleased
you liked this Phillip and thanks for the generous comments. Orchestration and mixing was superbly done by Christopher.
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Vic Holman said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
bad luck
well it happens in certain degrees.

great composition on this one. really has a lot of depth and style. excellent chorus. and a awesome support of musicians... one of your best and in top form Len
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
bad luck
Thanks for your support Vic - very appreciated.
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Len

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Sigmund said 2503 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
No Bad Luck
This is epic, and your message is dramatic and powerful. The video brings it to life, and it is amazing. This is an excellent collab, Len - Kudos to a job very well done!
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
epic
Thanks for such complimentary comments Sigmund - much is owed to my collaborators.
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FEEL said 2502 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Definitely
Too much going around.... Really cool tune. Great piano and the bed of music to carry it along. The vocals are right on. I'll have to keep your advise in mind next time I'm around someone who wants to stew.

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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Thank you
John for those lovely comments - appreciated.
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Robert Rayner said 2502 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Bad Luck!!
Hi Len, just got back from working in Wales. Jamilia had left your link open for me to see when I got in.
Listened and watched twice. Brought a lump to my throat. When I got home I was moaning about my boss, my job and the traffic. What would these guys give to swap places with me I wonder? I wont be moaning for a while, I promise.
Your song and video really made me realise how lucky I am!
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Bad Luck!!
So pleased you got to see this Robert and thanks for the compliments, much is owed to the others and didn't Aisu do well!
See you soon.
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TERRAPLANE said 2502 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Well worth
The wait for this wonderful insightful production..Thanks Len

Enjoyed much!!! T
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Thanks for
the listen and comment Terry - very appreciated.
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PeterB7858 said 2502 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Emotional roller-coaster
Hi Len. This is a complex, emotional roller-coaster of a song. The unusual tempos and orchestration give the song an edgy, disturbing quality. Great concept and execution. Well done to all. Take care, Peter.
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Unusual tempo
and orchestration are Christopher's department - I am so lucky to have his friendship and access to his amazing talent.
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Go_Turtle_Go said 2502 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
shared interest
shared sorrow! It is one life's darker mysteries. Where does one fall off and someone else stay on top....
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
shared interest
Lovely to see you here Marc - hope things are going well.
Thanks for the comments.
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Ibstrat said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
This
is incredible. No one sounds like you- really original. Well done video, you really should be making money off your music it's just too good. This is moving music.
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
money...
That would be nice. Thanks so much for your unstinting support mark, it is really appreciated.
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kingbee said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
I should be so lucky
To get to work with such great people.
Not sure what else to add to other peoples comments except a stunning piece of music from everyone involved.
Elbow meet Talk Talk ( last 2 albums) conducted by a mad maestro or a sorcerers apprentice painting huge swathes of sound all over the shop
Great stuff guys
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Thanks for
the lovely comments Brendan and enjoyed your company the other night.
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scofugate said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
hauntingly true
What a great tune!!
Wonderful arrangement and production, just an freakin cool tune!
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
true
Very nice of you to say that Scott, the arrangement and production was Christopher's brilliance.
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tempie said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
i've always found that bad luck really is catching
but i feel guilty about feeling that way regardless. HUGE tune. love the orchestration, especially the brass and the piano solo. and as always your neice's voice is terrific. mostly just like how big this feels, you don't listen to it you walk into it. very cool.
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
walk into it.
I don't do subtle, don't know how.
Lovely comments and thanks for pointing out Aisuluu's excellent contribution and Christopher's arrangement skills.
Much appreciated Craig.
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Outtaorbit said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Incredible......
Our perceptions are so not on line sometimes, yet so hard to escape.
Excellent tune...
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lengold said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Incredible.....
Thanks Patrick.
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fasteddie said 2502 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
I really
dig the ominous nature of this.

The vocals are very cool. It's good you got Julian out of his winter slumber.

Very great production and stellar performances from all!

By the way this is my second listen.
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
second listen
Thanks Michael, Julian doesn't slumber, I think he writes about ten songs a day. Might try your Butt Trumpet out during the Christmas family gathering.
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guitapick said 2501 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Powerful...
...I'm glad you did this, Len. We tend to casually say things without thinking and you caught yourself on this one. Well done, man...
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Powerful
Thanks for your continued support Bob - very appreciated. Strange what an off the cuff remark can eventually lead to.
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sonnyjim said 2501 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Len
You're really riding an incredible wave with these last few songs. I haven't been able to spare much time lately for MJ, but this project in particular really grabs me (incredible performances all around, and fecking GREAT orchestration by Mr Chaplin). I'll be back, but in the meantime thanks very much for this!

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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
fecking GREAT
Mr Chaplin - with you an that one for sure.
Thanks SJ.
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kassia said 2501 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
incredible
what a stunning project. the video, the song, the concept. really, i don't know what to say except really well done. thanks for sharing this.
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
So pleased
you liked this Kassia, I am very lucky to have had the help I had.
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crissew said 2501 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
If it werent for
bad luck, I would have no luck at all! -Born Under A Bad Sign

Very interesting piece. More of an aural ride than a piece of music, this is really awesome!
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
aural ride...
Would be nice if I could sell tickets for it.
Thanks for the listen and support Charles - appreciated.
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Peter Bauckham said 2500 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Awesome!
Truly outstanding work - Chris' orchestration is amazing.

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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Awesome!
Thank you so much Peter - Chris' orchestration IS definitely amazing.
Hope we get to see you again sometime soon. All the best.
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guygrooves said 2500 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
This is so Deep...
and so beautiful.
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Deep...
That's a lovely and very appreciated comment. Thanks Guy.
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PockBluesman said 2500 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
A Classic
Clasaic Piece of work here Len very well put together
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Classic
Thanks for the very complimentary comment PB - appreciated.
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papag said 2500 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
timely tale
you caught the tone just right...the meandering on the keys is great. The pompous tonality works to carry the divide between the haves and have-nots. Cool stuff

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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
pompous tonality
Always very pleased when someone downloads and thanks for the lovely comments.
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billykirsch said 2500 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Bad Luck
It's almost unbelievable how a seemingly selfish and insignificant phrase triggered this level of compassion and art.
Thanks Len.
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Bad Luck
It always amazes me too how somethings that a re really quite trivial seem to spur me into something. Most of my song are based on that sort of thing that just stays in my mind for some reason.
Thanks for the compliments Billy. The art side was mostly supplied by Christopher.
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Diviner said 2499 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Powerful
Well done all, great collab. All aspects of this piece of music are great, really enjoyed esp the fact it makes you think about people less fortunate then yourself during this festive time.
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Powerful
Thanks for your encouragement and support Keith, always appreciated. One of my niggles is that they are only thought of during this time of year. It was just a coincidence the song happened now.
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MacFerret said 2498 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
No Bad
Seriously ambitious and seriously successful - concept, song, collab, film - the lot. This promises an edgy ride and by God it gives one. Great work.
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Really nice
to meet you the other night Tim and thanks for taking the time to listen and leave such a lovely comment. Hope to see you again.
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mvh9591 said 2498 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Nice____
Len - That is some really nice piano work. Great mix.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

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mvh9591 said 2498 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Video_____
Len _ I just watched the video and man this is deep. A reality that I believe will worsen before it gets better. I have to agree with the line "GET A JOB - LAZY SLOB - DRUG TAKER - BOOZE BEGGAR" - Let's hope we never fall into that category. (My thought is bad luck can happen to anyone - the drugs and booze are usually what lands people there)

Once again - Very nice job - Thanks,

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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Piano work
was shared by myself and Christopher, the impressive parts were definitely Christopher's.
Thanks for the listen and comment.
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Catalina22 said 2498 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Epic
I'm not exactly sure, but I think this song goes from 3/4 time to 4/4 when the singing starts; very cool, disarming effect. (At least there is something going on with the time signature right there that is very unique and original-sounding.) The harmonies in the chorus are REALLY unorthodox--way to push the envelope and make it sound uber cool! In fact, everything about this song pushes the envelope. It's fresh and fascinating. Yes! It does modulate the time--'cuz it does it again at the end . . . again, very cool effect.

This is epic! Wow. It introduces many different elements, yet maintains its cohesiveness as a piece. Raw lyrics--very good. Can't wait to check out the video next. :)
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Epic
Lovely to see you here Cort and many thanks for such lovely comments.
I am so lucky to have such talented friends.
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crissew said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
WOW
came back to check out the video. Really well done. Man, one of the best (amateur?) music videos I have seen. Really put the song into good persepctive. Pretty trippy, almost musical like.
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
WOW
Thanks so much for that great comment on the video Charles. It was actually my very first attempt at doing anything like this and very time consuming. It was daunting traipsing the streets for footage too. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and hope I can think of something new for another one.
Thanks again.
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ted23 said 2497 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Powerful
Stuff. You would find this in the easy listening section:)
I like what you've done here. Challenging listening but not in a bad way. Clever stuff for sure
lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Powerful
I have never visited the easy listening section, so wouldn't know what might be there.
Thanks for commenting.
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Hydrogen3 said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
No bad Luck
Love your approach to this! My heart goes out to the homeless. Society can be so cruel and heartless. H3
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lengold said 2493 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
No bad Luck
Very nice of you to take the time and comment Holley. Life is cruel.
Thanks again.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2492 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
Talk about...
... an incredible gathering of talents!

Sir Len, over the time that I've known you, each post you made was better and, I believe that I've said that before but, once again, this has to be one of your very bests. Fantastic music, fantastic singing, fantastic production, and a fantastic overall collaboration. I'm sorry for being late but I'm happy that I didn't miss this masterpiece. Everyone should be proud of this piece! :) Thanks for sharing.
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lengold said 2480 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Really happy
to see still around Yeman and thanks for the lovely comments - appreciated.
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composerclark said 2487 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
No one wants to know you...
... when you're down and out. This is a very serious issue, and you do a society a service by writing about it. Thanks. A very compelling listen, and, on a purely musical level, I am blown away by how good this all is; huge kudos to Cristopher Chaplin, and your fellow vocalists. Is that Chaplin on piano? It's truly inspired, whoever it is.

Fantastic song, extremely well performed and produced! I commend everyone involved.
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lengold said 2480 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
WOW
Thank you for those great comments. I totally concur with your kudos for Christopher. The piano was 99 per cent his, just a trace left on there of my original.
Thanks again.
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sammydix said 2471 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Big
Big ol sound with lots of depth. I'm surrounded. Fantastic production.
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lengold said 2465 days ago (January 21st, 2011)
Thanks for
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awigze said 2471 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
effective
No Bad luck . A true craft- elegant and disturbing in one lick. This reminds me when I was looking for someone on the streets in Austin, Texas. Ran into a lot of homeless people. As uncomfortable as that was, it created the opportunity to tell them about why I was there and could say, When was the last time you told your loved ones where you are...?. I would always say, God bless you. Take care and call your mom!
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lengold said 2465 days ago (January 21st, 2011)
Most of the blokes
I see would have mothers of about 120 years.
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blaky smith said 2463 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Great collab
Once again a magistral piece Len, very impressive and excellent in every way. Bravo !
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lengold said 2462 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Lovely to
see you around Marc, thanks for the lovely comment. Christopher is fantastic.
Just listening to your latest as I write.
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neilh79 said 2460 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
No bad luck
Nicely done, great video
lengold said 2455 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Very nice of
you to say that - thanks.
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Moviz said 2460 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Plenty
of truth here and so sad in this day and age. A wonderful creation Len with some great artistes on board..... affecting lyrics and great orchestration by Christopher, along with Julian's harmonies...... such a big sound, regards M
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lengold said 2455 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Thanks for
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PockBluesman said 2460 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Modern opera
Len This is great to me it has a modern operatic story telling feel that takes you with it. great prodution great collab
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lengold said 2455 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Thanks for
having a second visit - very appreciated.
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Bob6stringer said 2460 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
It makes us think.
Len, this is a thoughtful and moving piece, and the repeating bad-luck line is mesmerizing. It's got a sort of grity spirituality to it. You may be doing a service, at least you are to all who hear (and see) what you've done.
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lengold said 2455 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Thanks for those
lovely comments Bob - really appreciated.
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ste said 2449 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
sorry
i'm so late to this, len.
like the no one needs refrain. the harmonies work well. love the gusto in this. top tune
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lengold said 2434 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
No problem...
I'm very late to yours' too.
Thanks for the visit and comment - appreciated.
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lholden said 2437 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Bad Luck
Wow, Len. This is my first listen to your music and this song is amazing. The theme is very heavy, of course, and it is done SO effectively. I love all of the layers to the song. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful piece of eye-opening music.
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lengold said 2434 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thank You
Laura for those lovely comments - Christopher is amazing.
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DeathArrow said 2419 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
lalalala
wow this is intense!
love the background vocals and the "nobody wants your bad luck" will be stuck in my head the rest of the day for sure!
i love how this song evolved from guiltiness into a song about homeless.
overall i can say this song is amazing as hell and i just had to fav it! :D
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lengold said 2418 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Well that
cheered me up today, thanks for the lovely comments, appreciated.
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tonestones said 2416 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
If I didn't have bad luck...
I wouldn't have no luck at all!

This is excellent. I love the horns. I really love what you've done here. This must have been a huge effort. I'm amazed.
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lengold said 2415 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Thank you
for the listen and comment - it is very welcome.
Christopher always amazes me.
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