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Title track from the album "Nightfall", originally released on the Encantado label. 1992 - Painting by Linda McCluskey
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NIGHTFALL

Don't know how to treat you, girl
It's enough to make me weep
But lovin' don't come easy
The way is long and steep
I'd let myself flow with you
But your waters run too deep
True love hurts the hardest
'Cause there's nothing it'll let you keep

I'm drifting twixt the stars and hell
Trying to stay on my feet
And your name goes round my head again
And I can't get to sleep
There's a bar just on the corner
Where the nightfall creatures creep
And I'm gonna get me wasted
'Cause the liquor there is cheap

There's a rainbow in an old man's eyes
Bloodstains on the street
Girl, I love you like an emperor
When I crawl home in a tangled heap
And I'm dreamin' of you, darlin'
As I'm countin' drunken sheep

MUSIC & LYRICS: Richard H. Jones
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Comments: 19
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Plays: 89
Downloads: 76

Uploaded: Feb 02, 2012 - 05:11:49 AM
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2013 - 09:48:17 AM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 08:35:36 AM
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Philip18 said 2118 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Nightfall
Beautiful opening leading to your warm, musical vocal. Lyrics present strong images. Gentle orchestration gives a soft sadness to everything. This is very impressive, Richard! Thanks for the download.
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richardhowardjones said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
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Many thanks, Philip and, you're welcome.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2118 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
nightfall
very nice warmth in the vocals. very well arranged. love the middle 8. very well performed. enjoyed it cheers graham
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richardhowardjones said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
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Thanks, Graham, I'm pretty partial to the middle 8 myself. :-)
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johnwhitehead said 2117 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Nightfall
Really fine vocal performance--warm and full of feeling. Love the arrangement touches--bass, chromatic harp, piano. Love the line 'love you like and emperor". Thanks for posting this fine track.
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richardhowardjones said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
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You're very welcome, John. Glad you liked it.
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MarkHolbrook said 2117 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
RHJ!
Haven't seen you in a bit! Cool tune indeed! Thanks! Vocals are crisp and clear. Nicely done.
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richardhowardjones said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
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Cheers, Mark. Hope you're doing well.
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TobinMueller said 2117 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Fabulous
A perfect track. Most excellent. The lyrics to that last verse are superb.

There's a rainbow in an old man's eyes
Bloodstains on the street
Girl, I love you like an emperor
When I crawl home in a tangled heap
And I'm dreamin' of you, darlin'
As I'm countin' drunken sheep

Thanks for sharing this. Fabulous.
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richardhowardjones said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Tobin
Thank you, Maestro, for your kind words. So fulfilling when someone knows what you're on about. You do. Cheers.
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Mosaica said 2114 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
A real gem
This is just gorgeous - thanks for the download! You have a very good voice, just easily flowing over the notes with expression and dynamic. The music accompaniment is just right - gently supporting andnot too busy. Love the harmonica solo.

The accompanying artwork is stunning - looks like Paris?
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richardhowardjones said 563 days ago (May 5th, 2016)
Indeed!
Yes, Paris. A painting by my pal, Linda McLusky. Check her work out on google. The harmonica solo was my old pal, Chikara Tsuzuki, who played for the movie, Blueberry Nights. You can find that on YouTube. :)
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PeterB7858 said 2114 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Strong song, fine vocals
Strong song, Richard, with fine vocals and pro quality arrangement. Just a touch of country adds to the melancholy. Congratulations. Take care, Peter.
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richardhowardjones said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
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Thank you Peter. :-)
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Demeter7 said 1844 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
Smooth
vocal. Love ballads. Thank you.
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richardhowardjones said 563 days ago (May 5th, 2016)
Thanks...
Demeter7. What happened to Demeters 1,2,3,4,5,& 6? LOL
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ste said 1567 days ago (August 5th, 2013)
really
like that fretless bass sound. well balanced and good singing. proper song
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richardhowardjones said 563 days ago (May 5th, 2016)
Cheers, Ste...
how ya doin', mate? It was actually done on keyboard. If you listen REALLY carefully, there are six basslines in the song. If you can't hear them individually, that's cool, I mixed it that way. :)
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Dadai.2 said 249 days ago (March 15th, 2017)
This is...
a beautiful song...
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