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The Ocean (with Strangedream)


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chinaman2

 Genre: Downtempo
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when I heard Nat singing this song, I knew right away she was something special. I got in touch with her right away & asked her if she was OK with me remixing it. since she didnt know me, I had to introduce myself & explain to her whatever it was I had in mind. fortunately, she agreed (whew). & here's what I came up with. & before posting here, I also realized that this won't be the first version of this tune (as there are a lot of talented MJ artists who have worked with her on this tune but in other genres, (whew again). anyway, here's my take on her lovely song (from a poem by her friend Peter Holbrook). hope you guys like this.
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Lyrics
On the outskirts of the ocean
on a summer's night
we lay blankets in the sand
bathed in lush moonlight
held you like a driftwood doll
tenderly but tight
it was there I told my stories
some I barely knew
you were in them one and all
they were meant for you
what is real is fantasy
fiction always true

you swam naked in the ocean
ballet of the tide
water glistened down your skin
foaming from your glide
floated like a whiskey jar
with a note inside

I went wading out to join you
one more tale to tell
saw you dancing with the tide
rising with each swell
you were reaching out to me
just as morning fell
then the distance of the shoreline
and the rolling sky
claimed the yearning in my heart
years I wondered why
neither of us sank away
though we said goodbye
Song Stats
Hits: 1879
Comments: 24
Fans: 8
Plays: 47
Downloads: 47

Uploaded: Jan 02, 2011 - 01:43:52 AM
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011 - 01:53:51 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 04:18:57 PM
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Hardware:
iMac, m audi midi controller
Software:
Logic Pro, Acid Pro, various plug ins
Comments
Symphony101 said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Whew once more
For Natalie's talent and for yours my friend. Beautiful song and lyrics, very much enjoyed.
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chinaman2 said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
hey Yves
thanks for the visit man. glad that you like it
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alackbass said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
The Ocean
Every version of this song has been a winner. This is no exception. I think it may have something to do with that incredible singer. Wow! Were we lucky the day Natalie joined us here! Great take on an MJ classic! Downloaded!
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chinaman2 said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
wow indeed
she's a rare find I agree 100%. thanks man for the visit & the comment. much appreciated
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chinaman2 said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
thanks too
Ms Barbra for the fan vote :)
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RAVENS said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Awesome
I am so glad that you made Nat's terrific vocals stand out in this mix, that is so important. Wonderful mix, I like the music you've created, very nice. Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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chinaman2 said 2420 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
hey Dani
thanks for the wonderful comment. like yours, cant really go wrong with Nat's vocals.
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michaeljayklein said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Outstanding Mannix!
You really know how to create a beautiful and evocative score--very well written song, thanks for sharing it!
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chinaman2 said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Hey Michael
really glad that you like the piece. as always, you are very generous with your words.
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rok41 said 2421 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Ocean
I have heard several renditions of this song and this is another cool version. Nice job!
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chinaman2 said 2420 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
thanks man
really appreciate the comment & the visit :)
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echoroom said 2420 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Fantatsic collab
first time I've come across your work, but what an introduction. the vocals on this are gorgeous, but the soundbed perfectly compliments this. great mix and a fantastic vibe - outstanding!
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chinaman2 said 2420 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
whoa
im humbled by your comment. thanks!
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tonestones said 2420 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Cool Interpretation.
Another different take on this. Way different from what I heard. I like it. Excellent!
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chinaman2 said 2419 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
thanks!
MJ sure is blessed to have Nat on board.
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VicDiesel said 2419 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Great
I have no idea what the other version(s) sounds like, but I imagine it's not as electronic as this. But you're still making it sound very organic, a good match for the voice.
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chinaman2 said 2419 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
thanks
love that 'organic' comment. really appreciate it.
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strangedream said 2419 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Mannix
Just had to stop by here again and say publicly that I adore this remix. I listen to it to go to sleep. Is that egotistical? Well, its not because of my voice, but because of your music. Thanks for taking the time.
chinaman2 said 2419 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
awww Nat
thats so sweet of you. actually, if you take your vocals out, the music is just an empty shell. that's the heart of this tune & No, that not egotistical at all. thanks :)
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Carrie71 said 2419 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Very Cool
I really think this is awesome. I think your mix with the beautiful voice, it is perect.
chinaman2 said 2419 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
thanks
so much for the wonderful comment really appreciate it :)
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crissew said 2419 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Really nice work!
Really cool interpretation of a pretty fantastic song. Great vocal work and you made quite a creative soundscape behind the vocal. Very cool!
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chinaman2 said 2419 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
I've
actually been looking around for vocals/vocalists like Nat for quite some time now. i've been dying to make similar types of music, very fortunate that we have Nat here in MJ. thanks man for the visit & comment
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ShadowofNine said 2418 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Charming track
strong tasteful vocal, and as usual Mannix you frame it so well always tasteful...Bravi
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