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Our Castle in the Skies w/ Vic Holman


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Symphony101

 Genre: Psychedelic

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I reached out to Vic Holman to work on a song basis I recorded quite a long time ago. The ones who worked with Vic know, he's an awesome collab partner, I worked with Vic on a previous collab and we also got together recently on another collab. Vic's work on vocals, synths and his fantastic guitar work made this piece of music alive. Vic is also the author of the lyrics.

Once again, it's been a great pleasure working with Vic.

I hope you enjoy this song.



Words : Vic
Music : Vic, Yves


Vic : Vocals, Guitars (several tracks rhythm and the lead guitar), Synths, Arrangement, Mix and Master
Yves : Guitars (single track rhythm guitar), Bass, Drum Programming, Arrangement
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Lyrics
OUR CASTLE IN THE SKIES


we walked under a canopy of trees
drifting together on a sea of green
each step we take leaves a year behind
brought some light to our fond memories
held our hands and shared our bands
throughout all the years we have made out stand
days and nights we watched the sun rise
when the lights will fade so will our lives
we walked under a canopy of trees

we are going home to our castle in the skies
we are going home for the rest of our lives

raised our young and buried the dead
joy and the pain and whispers in bed
we learned very young how to carry on
we salvaged pieces best left behind
mending the watch and the hands of time
i live and regret and so do you
we walked the fields like we use to do

we are going home to our castle in the skies
we are going home for the rest of our lives

solo

we are going home to our castle in the skies
we are going home for the rest of ou





Vic Holman, 2012
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Uploaded: May 28, 2012 - 03:54:51 AM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2013 - 06:31:52 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 12:26:18 PM
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Comments
Philip18 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
The castle
Love those ringing guitars at the start of this. Bright mix. Backing sits nicely in support. Plenty of powerful images in the lyrics. Impressive guitar solo. I like the arrangement, too. Congrats to both - a couple of fine musicians displaying their skills!
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Hi Philip
Many thanks for your very kind comment. It's been great having Vic's talent on a collab again.
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lyzak said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Expands My Horizons
Amazing feel. I had just emailed a very old friend, commenting on today's anniversary of his guiding me on a memorable first psychedelic experience - and then listen to this. Cool! And the words!! On listen number two it's even better! Thanks!
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Hey Greg
Many thanks for your kind comment. Isn't Vic a great talent, both with words and with his guitar ?
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alackbass said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Our Castle in the Skies
Excellent collab gentlemen! Great composition. I love the dreamy Pink Floyd vibe. I don't how Vic does it. I start combining guitars like that and it just becomes a mess. But Vic is the master of layering guitars and his tasty use of effects shines here. Killer guitar solo!
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Thank you so much Andrew
for your continous support ! Vic is definitely a genious on the guitar works, we did another collab in the past he did the same, every bit he plays has something the ear catches, I love this too.
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Loob said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Yes this is awesome!
Great job both! I think I'd bring up the drums a bit in the mix. Hard to hear them. Very cool!
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Hey Freddy !
Many thanks pal, and many thanks for your feedback too !
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abzwork said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Our Castle...
Guitars ringing from the belltowers, chord structure is full of flava and possibilities...Vic makes great use of the possibilities..strong regal vocals and delightful transitions...Ahhhhh..craftsmen at work 4sure...:):):)peace
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Hey Erin
Thank you so much for your kind comments. When I sent the initial parts to Vic, I was wondering myself what could be done to make it more interesting, and Vic found ways brilliantly ! He sure is a great talent.
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Songwriterz said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Guitars
Wow.. really incredible sound with all those guitars!! Like Andrew said something about it could be messy done the wrong way - but this just works so great! Really great job both of you! There's a great dreamy feeling in this one! Love Heidi
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Thank you so much my friend !
And you're right, I think combining electric guitars I'd have made a muddy mix myself. But it's Vic's speciality and so good he did this !
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gadzooks said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Our Castle in the Skies
Very impressive clarity in the mix with all the layers of guitars and orchestration ... wonderfully composed and Vic!! Nice guitar break.
Great job guys ... really well performed.
Cheers
SG
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Thank you so much Stan
I'm just coming from your page, after having listened your latest. It really feels good to have feedback from an artist like you. And I totally agree on your comments about Vic's work.
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magnatone said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Our Castle
The Dynamic Duo strikes! This is terrific - congrats to you both!
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Thank you Karen
for your support as always ! Vic is the man who made it happen really, I'm so happy about this collab !
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Bowman said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
You guys
make great music together. A welcome collab with a late 60's progressive rock vibe. Wonderful stuff.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Thank you so much Charlie
It was fantastic working with Vic on this tune.
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Les_Kloo said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Castle
Magic.
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Hey Les
Many thanks for checking this out !
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Moviz said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
Lovely
bright bell-like guitars that give a great dimension to this.... Vics' stamp is all over this, bringing that certain magic and......the musical bridge is perfect the way it sweeps in.......the photo is just perfect. regards M
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Hi Maurice
many thanks for your kind comment.
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Vic Holman said 2002 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
skies the limit
thanks yves for letting me put my mark on this. and thanks for being patient i believe it has been a month to this day that you sent me the track. you had a solid track for me to work with. i had debated with myself on adding another verse near the end and cutting the solo short. but once i was going on the solo there was no stopping :-)
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Symphony101 said 2002 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Thank you so much Vic
This was one of my greatest collab experiences Vic, I'm grateful you accepted this and made it just fantastic ! I think the decision to carry on the solo was the right one, it's one of my favorite spots on the song !
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TvRicky said 2002 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Very Profound Piece!
Different and original which I like very much. 60's feel for me memories of those times emerge as I listen and enjoy!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Symphony101 said 2001 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Hey Ricky
Thank you so much for your time to check this.
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neilh79 said 2001 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Our Castle in the Skies
Excellent, love the guitar solo, the arrangement is top notch. One to be proud of
Symphony101 said 2001 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Hey Neil
many thanks mate, Vic's work made the whole thing work. Many thanks for your comment.
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Bob Rodgers said 2001 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
A
great arrangement and a wonderful collab!
Love the guitars and solo, a nice dreamy vibe to this, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Symphony101 said 2001 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Hi Bob
Many thanks for your kind comment.
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Char said 2001 days ago (May 30th, 2012)
What
a bright and uplifting song! Made me smile. Thanks, guys.
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Symphony101 said 2001 days ago (May 30th, 2012)
Hi Char !
Thank you so much my friend ! How are you doing, it's been a while.
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rok41 said 2000 days ago (May 30th, 2012)
Our Castles
Reminiscent of early Pink Floyd in a way...nice and moody...Nice job on the structure Yves, gorgeous key work Yves and nice guitar and lyric/vocals by Vic. Nice collab fellas!
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Symphony101 said 2000 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
Many thanks Chris
for your kind support ! Actually, just to make sure to give Vic his credits, on this tune he also played the keys, in addition to his great guitar layers. I just played one guitar track and the bass (and programmed the drums), so I have been really lazy on this one :-), Vic did really everything significant for the tune to become as it is now.
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Sigmund said 1999 days ago (May 31st, 2012)
Our Castle in the Skies
This tune has such a dreamy ethereal quality to it, and the tempo is perfect to lull you into the sonic experience. Vics lead work sounds great - those harmony guitars had me thinking of early Brian May, and the feel reminds me a bit of Pink Floyd. Very cool - I really enjoyed this collab - nice work Yves and Vic!
Sig
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Symphony101 said 1999 days ago (June 1st, 2012)
Hey Sig !
Many thanks for dropping by and for your constant encouragement. Doing this collab with Vic has been a very cool experience.

Many thanks again.
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davisamerica said 1997 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
i would know
that guitar immediately .... nice call Yves. This is a terrific marriage of sound gents. mix is sweet. downloaded
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Symphony101 said 1996 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Thank you so much Jack
and it's a real pleasure working with Vic.
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paul f. page said 1986 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
All that metal...
...at the top is very cool, and you continue the ethereal quality of them throughout so that the opening becomes the guiding motif behind the whole number: a minimalist perspective of instrumentation that works very much to your advantage. ... I must be honest to suggest another careful listen to the pitch of the vocals. Could be just me, but it feels a little flat in some places. All those shimmering guitars might (1) be clouding my hearing, (2) be clouding your hearing. Anyway, my own ability to hear clearly is beginning to slowly fade, so maybe I'm way off on this item. ...
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Symphony101 said 1986 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Hi Paul
Thank you so much for your kind and insightful feedback. I wonder if any possible pitch issue could be due to my own instrumentation at all ? Like my guitar or bass line ? Sometimes I found out that they happened to be the culprit, I wonder if in this case they could be part of the issue.
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Kicbal said 1952 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Late to the Dance
I don't get any notices when my MJ pals post new material and I've been absent from this scene for a bit, so sorry for coming late this this Yves.

Anyway,This is an expansive and impressive mix. The transition at 1:45 is very cool. Gives me a slight Doors feel there. As others have said this does echo of Pink Floyd which is also very cool. My only comment is that the vocal treatment seems a bit at odds with the rest of the song. Perhaps its a little dry or too out in front of the mix and not integrating as well as it could. Guitar solo at the midway mark is nicely done and the overall arrangement is quite compelling. Nice collab guys. Ending is awesome! How about more of the arpeggio synth ear candy some where else in the song such as before the guitar solo : )
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Symphony101 said 1952 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Thanks so much Chris
It's never late to receive a good friend's visit :-) Thank you very much for your insightful feedback too, great ideas indeed that I'll keep in mind.
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Narad said 1891 days ago (September 16th, 2012)
Our Castle in the Skies
Simply beautiful ! Bravo to both of you :)
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Symphony101 said 1890 days ago (September 17th, 2012)
Hi Harald !
Many thanks for your kind comment and taking your time to listen.
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