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Life Sailors (Philip18, jiguma & PeterB7858 - an all-Aussie collab)


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PeterB7858

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Hi MJ’ers.

This all-Aussie collaboration has been percolating away whilst I have been in hospital for a kidney transplant and jiguma (Neil) did a great job of pulling together the bit and pieces that Philip18 and I had offered.

I wrote this song staring at the ocean on a summer camping holiday on the south coast of New South Wales (co-incidentally just up the coast from where Neil lives – although I didn’t know that at the time) and it was crafted as an introspective folk ballad.

When Philip, Neil and I agreed to try an Aussie collab I offered this up for consideration but was unsure how it might go. It was a bit slow and dirge like.

As it turned out, the tasty guitar work and subtle backing vocals that Philip added, and Neil’s sympathetic drums, bass and Hammond (nice surprise) gave this the lift it needed.

Philip and I have known each other for many years now and we live close to each other in Victoria so we met up on a couple of occasions to lay some of the tracks down.

Neil is a master, masterer and I called on his talents to produce a mix that brought out the best of what we gave him, and as expected, he hit the mark perfectly. Philip and I really liked where he took the song.

Neil says: "I've been wanting to do a collaboration with some other Australians for a while now. I think Alf (alfalpha) and Nolan are the only others I've collaborated with in all these years. Peter and Philip are both schoolies too, which gives us another point of congruence. I like Peter's writing and Philip's playing is another attraction to doing this one. I'd just like to thank them both for letting me loose on this song and all their tracks."

So, on behalf of Philip, Neil and myself, we hope you enjoy this collaboration from the Great South Land.

Peter.
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Lyrics
Life Sailors – Peter Bowen (2008/2011)

[D] I am staring at the [G] ocean
[D] The sea reflects a leaden [G] grey
[D] White caps prowl, the wind in [G] motion
[D] A big swell comes from miles [G] away
[C] Our life [G] path is often [D] stormy
[C] Ebbs and [G] flows from day to [D] day
[C] Squalls race [G] quickly from the [D] horizon
[C] We must [G] make it our [D] own way

Then sunlight breaks through the cloud’s lining
Announced by shimmering rays of gold
At once the outlook it is brightening
Our journey’s end can be foretold
The course of a life is never static
Rogue waves and currents come into play
But if we stay firm on our true bearing
We’ll make safe port with good headway

[Cmaj7] We need to learn from old life [Gmaj7] sailors
[Cmaj7] How to work the wind and plot a [Gmaj7] course
[Cmaj7] Read the weather, find safe [Gmaj7] anchor
[Am7] To live a life without [D7] remorse

Break

When I was young and green and naïve
I just took one day at a time
I was dismissive of the future
And lurched from fool to the sublime
I was too easy on the rudder
My course was often ruled by chance
I drifted listless, in the doldrums
Floating back with each advance

Then winds of fortune filled my mainsail
My running rigging is now well set
I’ve set a spinnaker for the long run
I plot a course with few regrets
Still our life path is often stormy
Ebbs and flows most every day
Squalls race quickly from the horizon
We must hold fast and make safe way
We must make it our own way
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Comments
KCsGROOVE said 2300 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Fine collab, guys!
Really good song!
Dig the playing and singing!
Peter, take care, hope you'll recover soon...
KC
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PeterB7858 said 2300 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Looking up...
Hi KC. On behalf of the Great South Land band :-), thanks. It was great to work with Neil and Philip. Neil really pulled a great mix out of the bag. Glad you enjoyed it. Things are looking up. Regards, Peter.
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jiguma said 2300 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Great Southern Land Band
Peter - you just reminded me that I once played in a band called "The Great Dividing Band" :)
Cheers from up the road,
N
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Philip18 said 2300 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Thanks
Great to work with you both on this one - fascinating to see the development in the backing and the production as we went along. Beautiful song, Peter - always the best place to start! Take care. Philip
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PeterB7858 said 2300 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Finally...
Thanks Philip. We have played together a few times, live, and it has been a pleasure to record a song, finally. Neil pulled together our tracks and added some great backing instrumentation to boot. Looking forward to more collabs with this team. Talk soon, Peter.
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alackbass said 2300 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Life Sailors
Great song. I really like the bridge. The bridge really brings home the 70s singer songwriter vibe. Wonderful arrangement. The nylon string guitar stands out nicely. Everybody's locked in. Great mix and master.
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PeterB7858 said 2300 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Nylon magic....
Hi Andrew. I thought you might lock into this one. Thanks for the kudos re the song. Neil featured Philip's Gibson nylon string work in the mix wonderfully well and added the solidity the song needed with his rhythm section additions. Hopefully the first of many :-) Regards, Peter.
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DWL said 2300 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Men down under eh?
Lovely relaxed work chaps.

I hope you're feeling better Peter, that's a traumatic time you've just had.

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Men down under...
Hi Dick. LOL! Thanks for dropping by for a listen to the men of the Great South Land. :-) Glad you liked what we put together. Things are indeed looking as if my mainsail is fluttering again. I appreciate your support. Peter.
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Loob said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Well Pete and crew!
This is mighty tastey! You fellows down under sure know how to make great music! This is mellow and poiniant! A deep message in the lyrics... You work well together. Great work, and downloaded! Pete I hope you are feeling better and I have fond well wishes my friend!
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Thanks for the 'men down under"
Hi Freddy. Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for the kind wishes re my health. The 'men down under' thank you. It was fun to do an all-Aussie collab. Philip and Neil were great to work with. Take care, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
RAVENS said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Terrific
Well ya can't go wrong with such a terrific line-up of talented musicians! Peter, I'm so happy to know that you're doing better. I like the lyrics, and your voice sounds great. The music flows so nicely...Wonderful collab, fellas!

RAVEN ;-)
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
A no-brainer...
Hi Dani. Neil is one a real roll at the moment (but I don't think he has ever been off the crest). His latest solo offering is fantastic. Philip has been putting up some great songs, too, so it was a no-brainer for us to get together and see how the chemistry would develop. Glad to see that it seems to have worked. Thanks so much for your kind words and thoughts. Take care, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
davisamerica said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
just a beauty of a collab folks!
...Be well Peter ... terrific track.
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
On the up...
Thanks, Jack. Things are looking up :-) Ever more so for being able to get together with Philip and Neil and put out this song. Glad you liked it. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
mrattue said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Hi Peter
i am very glad to hear that you are doing well.

If you are doing as well as this track, i have no fears for you. Love the instrumental passage in the middle.

Nice work, guys, and much enjoyed.

Marc
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
So supportive
Hi Marc. Thanks for your kind wishes. The support I have received from MJ'ers, such as yourself, has been fantastic. Glad you liked this one, too. Philip has a wonderful touch around a guitar and Neil highlighted it perfectly in the mix. On behalf of the boys, thanks. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
Vic Holman said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Life Sailors
excellent tune guys! shimmering sound and very cool that it's all aussie
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
In praise of Neil...
Hi Vic. All-Aussie was certainly an attraction. The shimmering sound is down to Neil's great mastering skills. He is a genius. The tracks that Philip and I laid down took on new life when he got his hands on them. Glad you enjoyed it. Kind wishes, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
J_Gretch said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Life Sailors
Right from the intro I was drawn into this tune...Great song.You guys are really good at what you do.Thanks for sharing...
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
An Aussie offering...
Hi J. Thanks for dropping by and listening to our Aussie offering. Glad you enjoyed it. Neil and Philip were just great to work with. Take care, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
Reinholt56 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Hi Guys......
This is a really great song. There's something almost magical about it. Great lyrics, chords, fine musicians having a great time.

Hope everythings OK with you Peter. My thoughts go with you.

Thanks everyone for putting this gen together in such a fine way.

Take care.

Paul
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
To life...
Hi Paul. Thanks for the kudos re the song. I have always liked the sentiment of the lyrics but it took the combined skills of Philip and Neil to really give the song life and a bit of class. Glad you enjoyed it. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
neilh79 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Life Sailors
Great song, great message, great music, just great well done!!!
PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Great...
Hi Neil. Great that you liked this one :-) It was great to work with Neil and Philip to bring this to life. Have a great one. Take care, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
davisamerica2 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Nice collab.
Loved the music all throughout this. Very good song with well phrased lyrics. You guys need to get together more often. This was great. T
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Coherence...
Hi Terry. Glad you liked this one. Thanks for the kudos re the lyrics. Neil produced a great mix that gave the individual tracks space but coherence at the same time. Philip added all the tasty guitar bits. And, yes, I hope we get together again soon. Take care, Peter.
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Moviz said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Sounds
fine to me Peter and with such good companions why wouldn't it..... good lyrics and performances all round and an excellent mix as you said....... love the strength of beat with the guitar and drums driving on, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
A revelation
Hi Maurice. Thanks. Yes, it was great to have Neil and Philip onboard. Neil has great skill with MIDI drums and his mix/master was a revelation. We appreciate your kind words and support. Take care, Peter.
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Outtaorbit said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
hope it went well....
If this tune is a indication.... sail on forever
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
Much better :-)
Hi Patrick. Yes, things are much better! And in no small part due to the opportunity to work with Philip and Neil on this song. They breathed much-needed life into the ballad and made it into a better song. Thanks for your support. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
H3nry said 2299 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Smooth Sailing
Beautiful song. Reminiscent of CS&N Southern Cross in feel. Clear, well balanced mix, perfect playing, great vocal. First rate.

And it sounds right-side up on this side of the equator, too!

Hope you have a speedy, uneventful recovery.
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PeterB7858 said 2299 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
CSN :-)
Hi Henry. Thanks for the CSN nod. Southern Cross is one of my all-time favourites and Neil managed to produce a mix that does have some of the characteristics of that great song. Philip added some really tasty guitar noodling as well, which also gave it a lift. Glad you enjoyed it. My recovery seems to have turned definitely for the better. Take care, Peter.
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sammydix said 2298 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
Sailors
man, what a great mix. awesome job. as Andrew said, it has that authentic 70's vibe. everybody involved were over the top on this tune.
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PeterB7858 said 2298 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
A vinyl revival?
Hi Sam. My most important musical influences came in the 70's and I still listen to a hell of a lot of music from that period (still on vinyl :-)) I guess that's where my heart lies. Glad you liked this one. Working with Neil and Philip on it was important to me. Take care, Peter.
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Llarion said 2298 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
Good on ya, mate!
Great collab, everything is crisp, clear, well rendered... Terrific atmosphere! Honest, forthright, from the heart delivery.. I love the bridge... It's great to see that the art of a well-crafted bridge is not lost on this community, this one really shines!!
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PeterB7858 said 2298 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
No worries, cobber :-)
Thanks Phil. I appreciate your comment re the bridge. None of my first songs had one but I now realise its importance is the structure of a song. Neil's mastering skills are responsible for the crisp sound and Philip's guitar work added some much-needed interest. Thanks for dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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finkeldink said 2298 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
Great work
Wow this turned out really great.
The guitar tone is killer.
Nice one all!
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PeterB7858 said 2298 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
Aus balladry :-)
Hi Mike. Thanks for finding the time to have a listen to the 'men down under'. We appreciate your support of some Aus music. Take care, Peter.
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gadzooks said 2298 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
Life Sailors
What a nice collab ... the guitars are real nice. The bridge is real dreamy. Great vocals and mix.The subtle organ is a nice nuance creating that nice wash behind the guitars. Enjoyed this very much. Excellent job guys!!
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PeterB7858 said 2297 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
Thanks from a master
Hi Stan. Any kudos re guitar work from you is much appreciated. Philip will be pleased. There have been several positive comments about the bridge. Thanks. Neil added in the organ and I agree, it sits real nice in the background and adds depth to the great mix he developed. Thanks for dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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mowguy3 said 2297 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
Nice crisp sound
Some fine music to hear the song. I really enjoyed this one. Hats off to all of you. And Peter, wish you all the best...Thanks...
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PeterB7858 said 2297 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
Thanks...
Hi Russ. Thanks for finding some time to drop by and hear the 'men from down under'. We appreciate your comments. And thanks for your kind thoughts re my health. Things are definitely turning for the better. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
dave_b said 2297 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
Life Sailors
Solid country rocker. Enjoyed the vocals and tasty guitar fills, drums and bass hold the bottom with style. Bridge is a nice contrast. Great mix!
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PeterB7858 said 2297 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
The 'men down under' :-)
Hi Dave. Glad you enjoyed the 'men from down under' collab. Philip did a great job adding in the tasty fills and Neil pulled it all together with his rhythm section additions and a fantastic mix. Thanks for dropping by. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
BlueDarkness said 2297 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Beautiful
Guitars speak to each other like an Allman Bros tune, if you'd have growled the lyrics I might have thought it was them.

Have you guys done any other songs? This is nice stuff

Get healthy, stay healthy, mate

BD
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PeterB7858 said 2297 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
First of many?
Hi BD. Thanks for dropping by. No, this is the 'men from down under's' first collab but I think you might find we get together more often from now on. We seem to have a lot in common career wise and musically. Glad you enjoyed our great southern offering. Kind regards, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 2296 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
I
really enjoyed this song Peter, great song writing and I love the bridge, nice to hear them maj7th chords.
A good line up of musicians to help you with this and I love all the little guitar runs.
Excellent collab and I hope you are feeling a lot better.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 2296 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Nautical nonsense :-)
Hi Bob. Thanks for the kind words re the song-smithing. I used every nautical term I could think of as a metaphor :-) Yeah, I like maj7th's. Some don't. but... Philip provided most of the guitar runs and Neil brought everything home with his musical additions and a great mix/master. Thanks for your concern about my health. Things are looking much brighter than this time last week. Take care, Peter.
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bud said 2296 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
This sounds fantastic
and the tale you tell is excellent. What a solid collab you Aussies have put together. Everything about this tune is perfect - wouldn't change a thing.
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PeterB7858 said 2296 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
More to come?
Hi Bud. On behalf of Neil and Philip, thanks for dropping by and enjoying our all-Auusie collab. Hopefully we can get together for a few more. Regards, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Ships In The Night (w Sam D)
hackneybloke said 2295 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
life sailors
lovely relaxed folk vibe peter....not dirgey at all. all elements expertly performed and mixed. oh loving those major 7th sounds on the bridge...definitely my kinda sound. nice guitar break....really warm and laid-back. i was singing harmonies along to this....why no harmonies? the verse reminds me of 70's ELP.
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PeterB7858 said 2294 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
I'm living in the 70's...
Hi Julian. Folk vibe is me :) Still living musically in the 70's. Philip really did put some tasty licks in there didn't he. And yeah, I am a fan of major 7ths. There are some subtle background backing vocals, just ot harmony as such. I will look into this. Neil did a great job with the drums, bass, hammond and mix as well. Thanks for dropping by. Take care, Peter.
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Lightman- said 2294 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Great
This song is mixed very well.... The guitars has a nice light sound.,... I like the song...
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PeterB7858 said 2293 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
The team...
Hi Jakob. Thanks for dropping by. Neil can take all the credit for the mix. And Philip provided most of the guitar work. Glad you like the song. We appreciate your support. Take care, Peter.
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Mike_Lynn said 2293 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Cool Collab
Love the song. Well written, performed & produced. Enjoy the vocals.
Great work.

Cheers / Mike
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PeterB7858 said 2293 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
The 'men down under'
Hi Mike. Thanks for finding time to have a listen to the 'men down under'. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the kudos re the vocals. Take care, Peter.
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egobandit said 2292 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Kidney
I hope eveerything turned out ok, love the tempo in this, such a great collab, love the change up at Cmaj7 just a great great song !
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PeterB7858 said 2291 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
The 'great southern band' :-)
Thank EB. Glad you liked the song. On behalf of the 'great southern band', I thank you. And sincere thanks for your kind thoughts re my health. I appreciate it. Regards, Peter.
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ShadowofNine said 2291 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Life Sailors
Bravi excellent track and lyrics top performances...enjoyed
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PeterB7858 said 2291 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Thanks
Hi Shadowman. Thanks for dropping by for a listen. Philip, Neil and I appreciate your support. Glad you liked our all-Aussie collab. Take care, Peter.
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johnwhitehead said 2291 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Sailors
Great folk-rock band sound. Drums, bass and lead guitar are perfectly in pocket. Evocative images, Peter... "too easy on the rudder...set a spinnaker for the long run..." Really well-crafted lyric. Love the chorus and bridge.
Great little touches like tambourine, and splashes of nylon string guitar. A all-around excellent production.
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PeterB7858 said 2291 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Nautical imagery :-)
Hi John. Thanks for your email. I appreciate your support. Glad you enjoyed the imagery. I had to dredge my memory for every nautical term I had ever heard :-) Philip added the wonderful guitar licks and Neil did an amazing job with the mix/master and drums/bass/hammond. Take care, Peter.
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awigze said 2291 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
I'll have
To listen this on the morrow but know it will be best served with the anticipation of it.
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PeterB7858 said 2291 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
On faith :-)
Hi Andy. Thanks for taking it 'on faith'. I hope the 'men from down under' don't disappoint. Take care, Peter.
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awigze said 2290 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Faith
although I rely on it a bit, I didnt on this one. This has an open tone to it... like a back porch overlooking the sea and great friends gather for a bit of jam and true quality time. This is amazingly good! (not surprised tho)
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TobinMueller said 2291 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Fab collab down under!
A classic tune. So authentic, well arranged, solidly written. I hear an album here. Really nice collab.
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PeterB7858 said 2290 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
12 or 13 to go...
Hi Tobin. Thanks for your very positive response to our song. Neil, Philip and I appreciate it. An album, eh! Now there's a thought. Glad you enjoyed it. Regards, Peter.
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FatherTime said 2290 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
a Neil Young After the Gold Rush vibe
such a deep full backing, mm-mm. The course of a life is never static, that's for sure! Living a life without remorse I find pretty impossible myself. Then again I've always been too easy on the rudder too. heh Anyway this was a spiritual song, the first song I listened to today, the next ones have a hard act to follow.
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PeterB7858 said 2290 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Nautical metaphors rule :-)
Hi FT. Glad you enjoyed this one. Neil did a great job with the mix. It has depth but is not too crowded. Philip provided all the tasty licks. Thanks for the kudos re the lyrics. Nautical metaphors rule :-) Take care, Peter.
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VicDiesel said 2290 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
epic
A longish song, but it has a lot to say. Great work, all.
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PeterB7858 said 2290 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
The ride...
Thanks Vic. Glad you found enough to listen to to stay for the ride. On behalf of the 'team', thanks. Regards, Peter.
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Hickling_Stan said 2288 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Nice
to hear a collab from the land of the southern cross. Liked the keyboard when it came in around 2.20 that added a little lift. Some great mellow guitar. After reading Julians comment I kept thinking of "Lucky Man" by ELP...wish he'd not written that!!! great song, well done. Cheers mark
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PeterB7858 said 2287 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
H - ELP...
Hi Mark, thanks for listening to our Aus collab. Not familiar with "Lucky Man" - will chase it down. Yes, I liked the Hammond that Neil added, as well. Philip did the guitar licks. Glad you enjoyed it, Peter.
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PeterB7858 said 2287 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Lucky Man
Did know the song. Just hadn't placed the name. Similar in acoustic vibe, I guess. Can I have their money? :-) And jeez has Greg Lake filled out a bit in the intervening years...
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Jarvoid said 2285 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Just come here from
Vic Holman and Sailing on Broken Mirrors,wow another nautical themed song ...super,I wish I was listening on better speakers ,but it sounds good to me on what I have got...I think that there maybe a hint of the songs message getting through there as well.

Cheers,Great job to one and each.

Jarvo
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PeterB7858 said 2285 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Girt by sea...
Thanks Chris. Yes, I thought of the imagery available from the sea when I listened to Vic's song as well. Glad you enjoyed the 'men from down under' collab. Nautical themes are a natural, especially if your natural anthem includes the words, "our land is girt by sea". Whoever heard of "girt" before. Gort, yes. Girt, no. Thanks for dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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lholden said 2284 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Amazing
This brought happy tears to my eyes... absolutely wonderful work by all! I love everything about it. Take care, dear Peter. Thinking of you and your health.
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PeterB7858 said 2284 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Happy tears :-)
Thanks, Laura. It was great to work with 'the boys' on this one. I am actually back in hospital awaiting another operation in an hour or so's time :-( Big picture is still looking great kidney wise but I am having too many minor complications for my liking. I must have kicked the cat :-) Hopefully, you, Freddy and I can work on another song soon. Regards, Peter.
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lengold said 2276 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
Great song
and collaboration. Sounds perfect. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Cheers
Len

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PeterB7858 said 2275 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
On behalf of the 'lads'...
Cheers, Len, Thanks for dropping by. Glad you enjoyed our 'down under' collaboration. Just finally out of hospital again after a second two-week stint yesterday. Hopefully can get back into some recording in the next few days but the post-op drugs I am on make me even slower than normal :-) Take care, Peter
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ste said 2265 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
quality
song writing. very impressive production. guitar sound so crisp! enjoyed the vox
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PeterB7858 said 2264 days ago (August 6th, 2011)
Appreciative...
Hi ste. Thanks for taking time to have a listen to this "great southern collaboration". It is hard to go wrong when jiguma mix/masters a song. And Philip18 is a very good guitarist and singer/songwriter who is just getting back into playing regularly again. I appreciate the kudos re the song and the vox. Take care, Peter.
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PatriciaGirl said 2260 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Special Journey...
You have been given a special gift and a lifesaving one at that! I’m glad to hear you are doing better and still making music by reading the comments above. Also I am happy that I stopped by, I have been meaning to but there are so many songs to explore here that it is a bit daunting to look at the wonderful talent here.

Well it shows here in the music the great collaboration you guys put together. I hate to use the old cliché “but you sailors run a tight ship” The mix is clear and crisp. As for the music, it’s a delight to listen to this piece. Very smooth with nice pacing with the guitar and keys. It’s great to find friends that share the same interest and then finally do a collaboration together-great job!!

Thanks for sharing, I’ll be on the look out for some of your pieces :)
Patty

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PeterB7858 said 2260 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
When is a metaphor a cliche :-)
Hi Patty. Thanks for having a listen to our collaboration and getting some enjoyment from it. And thank you for the kind words re my recent health issues as well. It has been a big couple of months. Don't worry about using cliches - the lyrics had plenty enough to go round, too. On behalf of Neil and Philip, we appreciate your comments and support. Regards. Peter.
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Franciscus_Henri said 2152 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Life sailors
phil18 told me where to find you.
What a great song and though I have no nationalism flowing in my veins,this song has that distinctive Aus sound about it.
(what ever that is..must be surf)

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PeterB7858 said 2150 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Facing the water...
Hi Franciscus. Good to have you aboard! Philip mentioned you might join MJ. Welcome. Thanks for the kind words. I actually wrote this song sitting outside my tent, facing the water at Tuross Head on the south coast of NSW so the surf feel must have insinuated itself into the song. Neil lives just down the road in South Pambula. Will be on the lookout for your first post. Take care, Peter.
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albertruss said 1735 days ago (January 16th, 2013)
life sailers
a wonderful tune, liked it a lot also like the sound of vocalists voice is very nice..keep up the great music. thanks from florida.
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PeterB7858 said 1718 days ago (February 2nd, 2013)
An oldie :-)
Thanks for checking out an older song, Albert. Jiguma (Neil), Philip and I all live in the southern part of Australia and this was our first collaboration. Glad you liked it. Take care, Peter.
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