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This is the 3rd song from Wizard of Oz that I "progified". Also check out "Ding Dong" and "Over the Rainbow".

The intro is sung by a buddy of mine (Doug Clark). We were fooling around before recording another tune we were working on and I got him to record this really cool (originally acapella) into to this tune. He is amazing. He layered 6 parts, one take each, no auto-tuning required!

I had big visions for this, but ran out of steam and never finished it. Originally I was going to do all of the music from Oz, but it sits on the shelf... Waiting for further attention. Ah, someday...

The rest of the tune is all me.

I haven't uploaded anything in quite a while. I moved my studio around the beginning of the year, intending to give myself more space, etc. Long story short, work has been all consuming lately and I'm still reassembling the studio. I hope to get back to writing/recording soon.

Thanks for listening.

-- Steve
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Uploaded: May 25, 2012 - 02:24:06 PM
Last Updated: May 29, 2012 - 06:03:15 PM Last Played: Nov 29, 2017 - 12:53:09 AM
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Doadars Uncle said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Nice!
Great vocals... this could also be about my state governor...

I would love to hear more on this theme!
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tonestones said 2028 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
our elected officials
Haha. You got that right, Doug. Same goes for way too many of our elected officials.

I'll finish this someday. I ran into some technical problems with some of the Logic instruments/samples I was using. I'll revive this project soon.

Thanks.
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Philip18 said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Brain
Rich harmonies to start this off. Nice woody bell (or whatever that is) follows. Powerful orchestration leading up to the vocal, which also has intensity to it. Vaguely chaotic backing suits the lyric. A few nice guitar riffs in there! I like this a lot.
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rok41 said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Steve
Good to hear you again!...Classic Tonestones sound on board for this one. So much happening and it's all very cool...vocals are well crafted, guitars and synths give this the edge it needs. Nice!
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PatriciaGirl said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Brainless
Great layering of vocals. The theatrical and percussion elements are very interesting. I was engaged in listening the whole way. Great job!

patty
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awigze said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Brainless
very cool and progified for sure. Remember when we were walking along the beach at Encinitas. What were we talking about? Nothing like this tho.
Glad you have reemerged from the depths of whatever depths we go when we disappear.
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awigze said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
and oh ya
Doug sounds great!
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Gaylen75 said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
dark
Love this. Great everything imho.
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magnatone said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
If ....
Hi Steve - where have you been??? This is terrific and gives new meaning to the word "creative"!!
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SmokeyVW said 2032 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
unusual tune - it's great
the multipart vocals are most excellent!

lots of tasty bits in here - wow

thanks
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KCsGROOVE said 2031 days ago (May 26th, 2012)
If I only
I love the gospel opening :-)
Some very cool arrangements here..
Totally dig this piece!
KC
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tokai said 2031 days ago (May 26th, 2012)
Steve
Very impressive vocal intro and song writing skills. It has your classic guitar moments which blow the whole tune wide open. It has been too long!
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Sigmund said 2031 days ago (May 26th, 2012)
If I only had a brain
Hi Steve - nice way to return to the MJ scene. Your buddy Doug really did a great job with that intro! The rest of this tune is pure tonestones! Very interesting - and much enjoyed! Nice to see you back around these parts!
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alackbass said 2031 days ago (May 26th, 2012)
If I only had a brain
Wow, Steve! Where have you been? Seems you've been away so long! This is amazing. Those are some seriously great vocals! Great backing! The percussion is great and those are some wild guitar lines!
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Daugrin said 2031 days ago (May 26th, 2012)
Good to hear...
A refreshing arrangement sets the ears up! Thanks Steve. That vocal layering is all good!

Daug
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Les_Kloo said 2029 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Hopelessly brainless
I know the feeling. Excellent tonestones re-entry. Nice touches throughout. Kudos to Doug. Love all the breaks and the shifting tones.
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davisamerica said 2028 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
per
fect steve ...d/l'd
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Char said 2028 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Quite
wizardly of you guys. Enjoyed this horse of a different color. Very theatrical for sure.
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sammydix said 2026 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
Brainless
damn that was good....
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scofugate said 2025 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
GOOD to
hear you!!
Awesome tune my friend!! Cant wait to hear more, but what I do hear in this tune it "your style"!!
Kudos!!
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Bob6stringer said 1524 days ago (October 15th, 2013)
Evil genius!
I may have lost it but you sure got it. Killer vocals, and at the minure-or so, I was sure: Yup, you still got the prog stones. I'm not the first to call this "theatrical," but it's true. A touch old Peter Gabriel even. Cool.
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My name is Steve Stone. I live in the San Francisco bay area, originally from Louisville, Ky. College at Indiana University. My focus in school was between music, math and computer science. I played music professionally off and on during the earl... [see more]

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