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Newfoundland


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Loob

 Genre: Folk (traditional)

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Online collaboration:

Credits:
Acoustic drums, mix master - Fred E. Jam (Keeper)
All other insturments, all vocals, author music & lyrics - Billy Playle (The Funge)
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Lyrics
Dark was the night
Cold was the night
There's a storm closing in from the east
The sea's in a rage
The lights begin to fade
As they leave their loved ones behind

And the ship set sail with a crew no-one could save
They'd been across two oceans and lived to tell the tale
Had faith in their captain as they searched for distant lands
And paid the price for Newfoundland

Two months at sea
Fighting disease
Looking for the will to carry on
With hope in their hearts
And dread in their minds
They finally made the crossing just in time

And there for all to see was the land they did seek
Laid bare in all it's beauty and a chance for us to keep
They would be the first to start a colony aground
They paid the price for the Newfoundland

They traded with the Inuit for furs and deals on land
The French would often squabble for better fishing grounds
Then farms began to grow and Carabou were raised
The natives fled to Labrador as mining began to reign

Then one fateful night in 1749
A fire spread so fierce it took many lives
The smoke hung in the air
Misery and death everywhere
Mans faith was surely tested there

From ashes we will rise
Our love for life remains
We build our lives and dreams upon this hallowed ground
We owe it to our forefathers
who searched for distant lands
And paid the price for the Newfoundland
Song Stats
Hits: 2298
Comments: 50
Fans: 22
Plays: 103
Downloads: 47
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 11, 2011 - 07:49:07 AM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2011 - 07:49:07 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 12:24:26 AM
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Comments
Loob said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
So I can get notification
I have faved.
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BlueAttitude said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Wonderful!
Wow .... I am not good enough with words to describe how good I think this is. Great lyrics, and wonderful performance by all. Magnificent!
I've been to the east coast of Canada (used to live there) but never to Newfoundland. It's on my bucket list though!
Very much enjoyed this one :):):)

~Dave
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Loob said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
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Thank you Dave.
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jdholliday said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
wow
incredible song, amazing production, the instrumentation is as good as it gets and the drums sound amazing sir, awesome post!
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Loob said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
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Thanks JD
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woofer3 said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Newfoundland
Shades of Jethro Tull here I feel, very enjoyable track. Beautifully symmetrical or perhaps I should say balanced.
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Loob said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
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Thanks
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dave_b said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Newfoundland
Great story. Fabulous vocals. The band is tight, and the playing is very tasteful - it supports the melody/lyric really well. Production sounds great
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Loob said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
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Thanks for the listen and comments.
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magnatone said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Newfoundland
this is fabulous Fred - what a great band you've put together here! love these lyrics - great performance - congrats!
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Loob said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
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Thanks Karen
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hackneybloke said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
newfundland
hi drummer-man freddy. cool percussion. and a really cool song too. fantastic mix.
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Loob said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
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Thanks Julian. Glad you liked it.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2242 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Newfoundland
Beautifully crafted song Fred! It reminds me a lot in feel of "Downeaster Alexa" by Billy Joel, which you should check out if you don't already know it. That pause at 1:30 is sublime - it takes a poinpoint touch to make an effective pause and that's spot on. Reminds me of that second when the waves come in and they pause just before rolling out again. Brilliant!
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Loob said 2241 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
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Thank you Stephen!
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alackbass said 2241 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Newfoundland
This has a very cool progressive rock vibe (Kansas maybe). Well written song. Great performances! Excellent mix and production!
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Loob said 2241 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
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Thanks Andrew!
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mrattue said 2241 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Can't Miss
Folk idiom, well expressed, interesting story, can't miss with me, Freddy!

Really enjoyed it. Lovely instrumentation/accompaniment.


Marc
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Loob said 2241 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
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Thanks Marc!
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PeterB7858 said 2240 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Quality collaboration...
Hi Billy and Freddy. This is sure one quality collaboration. Nice work transferring the story to song Billy, and your strong vocals and the interesting instrumentation really augment the song. The drums are also really tasteful, Freddy, and the mix is first rate. Thanks for the posting and the D/L. Take care, Peter.
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Loob said 2240 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
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Thanks Pete. Looking forward to doing the same on the projects we are working on. Just a little patience and teamwork and we'll be there.
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FEEL said 2240 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
What a nice piece of music
Great collaboration. I enjoyed the fullness of the song. The acoustics are fantastic as well as the drums. Vocals are spot on. Enjoyed.
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Loob said 2240 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
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Thanks John!
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grahame1956 said 2240 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
Great story
Well told story. Beautiful mix. As an ex-seafarer who's been out there, this song is in the salt in my blood.
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Loob said 2240 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
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Thanks Grahame!
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KCsGROOVE said 2240 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
great songwriting!
Lovely playing and singing!
Reminds me a bit of the best work of Loggins and Messina!
Really cool song
Downloaded!
KC
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Loob said 2240 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
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Thanks KC!
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sammydix said 2240 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
NewF
Great big, open sound, loob. Fine songwriting, lyrics, and instrumentation.
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Loob said 2240 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
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Thanks Sammy!
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RAVENS said 2240 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
Wow
Goodness, this is just beautiful. Flowy & graceful, just a wonderful song.

RAVEN ;-)
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Loob said 2239 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
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Thanks Dani
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egobandit said 2236 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
Solid
man a sea song now what could be better, love the sound the vocals the instrumentation, the change, I like it all very moving and inspiring love the chord changes did I say that already its so nice when you have a real drummer Beautiful just beautiful!
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Loob said 2236 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
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Thanks bandit
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craft said 2236 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
newfoundland
Beautiful song.. Faved!!!
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Loob said 2236 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
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Mighty crafy of you. Thanks...
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SISTERS said 2236 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
sure...
i swear I can sniff out Billy Playle's synth strings anywhere - good to find them here! this is gorgeous music - a tribute to the talent you 2 possess. i love Billy's vocal - always have, always will. I'm real impressed with your drums, Fred. it's a wonderful mix - thank you, guys!
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Loob said 2236 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
Yes he definitely has a vocal signature
That's for sure. And I suppose he does as well on the orchestra work he does too. Thanks Anne
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DarkPlanet said 2236 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
Musical Journey
What doesnt this song have? Really nice work on the drums, piano, vocals and lyrics. You guys covered all bases on this. Reminds me of Master and Commander, love that movie!
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Loob said 2236 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
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Thanks for the listen Mr. Planet.
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Cheeto said 2235 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Way awesome....
Great song!
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Loob said 2235 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
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Thanks Cheeto
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Soundhound said 2234 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Good song...
Well played..... I like the rock but only in the summer, winters can
be tough cause when the wind blows there, not much to stop it from
going right through you leaving a chill on your bones....Hahaha....
But it's a cool place....in many ways...Stealhead Fishing is outstanding...
And just the Beauty in it's self is wondrous.....

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Loob said 2234 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
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Thanks Mr. Hound!
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RochaMalhada said 2233 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
rich
Sweet mix, full sound. I really like the way all of the instrumentation has its place and audible, none fighting each other

. - Harold
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Loob said 2233 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
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Thanks Harold
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jibes said 2231 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Newfoundland
Superb!! You work together so well. Some great stuff going on here!
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Loob said 2231 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
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Thank you Neal!
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craighalkett said 2230 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Newfoundland
Thanx for posting this is a real gem keep up the good work
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Loob said 2230 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
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Thank you Craig.
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Philip18 said 2062 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Extraordinary
A wonderful song that captures the spirit of the early explorers/settlers of new lands. Lovely chord changes and vocal tone. Love the moodiness and sense of expectation of the first verse. The playing is exceptional - I especially like the bass lines and the tasteful drums. Great job, guys!
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I have been a drummer since about 1974. I've played in bands, and in the studio, and I write and produce. I have been involved in online collaborations since 1998. ... [see more]

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