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Sailor's Warning w jiguma, Philip18


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I‘ve been focusing mainly on solo acoustic projects this year but a recent collaboration with Saltaireguru77 on The Long Way inspired me the get the band back together!

The Great Southern Band (jiguma, Philip18 and myself) have been on tour twice previously at MJ with the songs Life Sailors and Don’t Look So Surprised and I felt it was a good time to call the boys back from their successful solo careers to hit the virtual road again for a reunion. We are calling it the Superannuation Tour! ☺

Anyway, I had this riff that turned into a song and sent the rhythm guitar track and lead vocal off to Neil for a listen. He found something to like in it and we were on our way.

Neil just nailed the drums and bass required to put some real punch in the song and them we called in the man who has too many guitars to put some icing on the cake. We had to fly him back from holidaying in Italy and France especially for the gig... As usual, Philip didn’t disappoint.

Neil added some keys, I did some harmonies then Neil weaved his mix/master magic on the project. Et voilà.

As always it was a smooth ride and a blast.

Neil: Bass, drums, keys, background vocals, mix, master and production.
Philip: Lead guitars
Peter: Songwriter, lead and harmony vocals, rhythm guitar.

Hope you enjoy!

Until next time,

Peter

P.S. What comes after the “Superannuation Tour”? The “Hip Replacement Tour”????

Photo: Taken by my friend’s son, Tim Coates, when we were on holiday at Tuross Head, NSW (just up the road from Neil) in January 2009.
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Lyrics
Sailor’s Warning - Peter Bowen (May 2013)

[E riff]
[E] There’s portend in the cold, dawn light
[E] The clouds are stained blood red
[E] It seems a storm's a' [A] coming
[E] Alarms ring in my head

I'm [C] all at sea and I [D] don't know why
I get [C] startled looks from the [D] passers-by
Pay [C] heed the warning [D] from the sky
'Cause [B] heavy weather [A] is a[E]head
[E riff]

On the ship of fools it's midnight
They're all tucked in their beds
No one’s keeping lookout
That they're being misled

I'm all at sea and I don't know why
I get startled looks from the passers-by
Pay heed the warning from the sky
'Cause heavy weather is ahead
[E riff]

Bridge 1
I've [G] battened down the [D] hatches and I'm [A] trying to toe the [E] line
I've [G] squared away the [A] sails from stem to [E] stern
My [G] friend's say, "keep your [D] shirt on", [A] things are doing [E] fine
But [G] when we're on the [A] rocks, I guess they'll [B] learn

Lead over verse and chorus and [E riff]

Bridge 2
[C#m] Red [B] skies in the [A] morning [E]
[C#m] A [B] sailor’s [A] warning
[E riff]

There’s portend in the cold, dawn light
The clouds are stained blood red
It seems a storm's a' coming
Alarms ring in my head

I'm all at sea and I don't know why
I get startled looks from the passers-by
Pay heed the warning from the sky
That [B] heavy weather [A] is a[E]head
[B] Heavy weather [A] is a[E]head
[B] Heavy weather…. [A] is a[E]head

[E riff]
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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2013 - 12:40:16 AM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 01:34:16 AM
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thetiler said 1501 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
I like
how this song swings and sways. And the bass and drums seem to work it's magic and the lead guitar sounds terrific. A cool piece indeed.

Way to go! Like that ending as well. IT all shines with good rocking and boppin :)
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PeterB7858 said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
LLL...
Thanks, Bill. The lads from the lower lands appreciate your support and comments. Take care, Peter.
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jiguma said 1501 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Lots of fun!
Thanks for inviting me along for this one Peter! Loved your rhythm track and vocals, and Philip really nailed the solo.
Cheers from "Up North"'
Neil
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PeterB7858 said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Impact and clarity
It was great to get the band back together again, Neil. You brought impact and clarity to the project. The "Hip Replacement Tour beckons... :-) Thanks. Take care, Peter.
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alackbass said 1501 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Sailor's Warning w jiguma, Philip18
Very good song and I love your vocal. Philip's lead knocked me out. What a great tone. Neil's the expert at giving a tune that Little Feat funk. Pro mix and master! Is the tour coming to Florida? We have plenty of water.
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PeterB7858 said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
The dudes...
I'm sure if our people meet with your people and there are bucket loads of cash involved (or a few slabs of beer substitute) we might be able to fit Florida in our world tour. Glad you thought this ditty from the dudes down under was OK. Thanks, Andrew. Regards, Peter.
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Moviz said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
The mix
on this is so good I can feel the vibration from those guitars in my solar plexus.... good chunky style, vocals and performances all round...... and why wouldn't it be? Good work you guys, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Sss..
Thanks, Maurice. The sons of the great southern land salute you and appreciate your support. Neil is the mix/master magician, isn't he. It was fun. Take care, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Sailor's warning
I enjoyed working on this one, Peter - that riff you put down really set things up for coming in over the top with a few lead lines. And it's always a pleasure to have Neil woking his magic on the production side (not to mention that driving bass). Thanks for having me on board!
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PeterB7858 said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Now you just need a mandolin...
No bite at the "man with too many guitars" line? :-) I'm sure Gaby agrees! Thanks for your work on this. That lead break is a killer. I agree about Neil's bass. Talk soon, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Now you just need a mandolin...
And a banjo, a dobro, a Gretsch Country Gentleman, a Les Paul, a Ukelele. And a Godin nylon strung acoustic/electric.
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Vic Holman said 1500 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
the aussies return
excellent song guys. the three of really are really in sync with each other and serve the song perfectly
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PeterB7858 said 1499 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
In sync
Thanks, Vic. In sync in the southern land :-) We appreciate you dropping by. Take care, Peter.
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TvRicky said 1500 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Music Magicians @ work
Now this is really too cold..Clarity and space for days. Instruments treated with platinum notes, played and sang by wonderfully gifted souls. This is an amazing Musical Gem you guys have put souls all in. Words do this no justice. Listening dose. WoW!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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PeterB7858 said 1499 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Poetic
Thanks, Ricky. The dudes from down under appreciate your enthusiastic, poetic response. We appreciate it. Nice new avatar, too. The pink suits you :-) Take care, Peter.
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peterms said 1500 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
enjoyed
I listened and enjoyed your song. I would like to hear you live! Can't wait for the "virtual" tour! peace out
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PeterB7858 said 1499 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Virtually nothing
The virtual tour will cost virtually nothing :-) Glad you dropped by. On behalf of the guys, thanks. Regards, Peter.
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egobandit said 1500 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
dont know why
but I get a canned tuna feel from this, you guys sound great the harmonies roll together nice and pull offs on that guitar are amazing esp when the lead comes in
the storms a coming thanks for the down load!
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PeterB7858 said 1499 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
D/L :-)
Thanks, Tim. The download says it all. Glad you liked our third aussie outing. We appreciate you dropping by. Take care, Peter.
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Doug Somers said 1499 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
GSB strikes again
You guys can go on as many farewell tours as you can stand as far as I'm concerned. This is a great tune, well played and sung all round. I like the variety you got from the different feel of the bridges, especially bridge 2. Hot soloing between the bridges too. You all sound like you recorded this in the same room, always a good sign of real musicianship.

Cheers,
Doug
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PeterB7858 said 1499 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Acronym nirvana
GSB! We will soon be as famous as CSN, NYC or LBJ :-) Glad you liked this, Doug. I'm glad the two different bridges worked well. Philip's solo really lights the place up and Neil's skill got us all in the same room. He has a teleporting machine :-) Take care, Peter.
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brewsta said 1499 days ago (June 17th, 2013)
Great
This is a great song. Your guitar work and vocals are right and tight. If I could make one constructive critique: I wished for a faster tempo. A quicker pace would really make this great song even better.
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PeterB7858 said 1498 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
Thanks!
Thanks for dropping by. We appreciate your listen and comments. I also thought a faster tempo might work quite well, too, but it came down to the groove I had in my mind, in the end. Take care, Peter.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1499 days ago (June 17th, 2013)
sailor's warning
nice guitar tones and playing. all holds together really well.
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PeterB7858 said 1498 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
It'll be alright on the night...
Thanks, Graeme. It did come together alright in the end. The "dudes" appreciate your support. Regards, Peter.
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claypotts said 1498 days ago (June 17th, 2013)
Great journey
Appreciate the chords. The song is a real winner. The arrangement is perfect, not overdone. Fine harmonies. Truly well crafted in every way. I used to sail many years ago with some good friends. I'm gonna share this with them!
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PeterB7858 said 1498 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
Nautical bent
Thanks for the kind words. The lads from the lower lands appreciate your comments. Quite a few of my other songs have a nautical bent, too. Take care, Peter.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1498 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
warning
great solid and driving sound. I don,t know how you do it but you always catch that classic oz rock sound. contrary to other advise avoid the ukulele .
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PeterB7858 said 1498 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
GSB rides
Thanks, Franc. I thought this song might suit the "Great Southern Band" as soon as it came off the production line. Yes, I think you probably need to be a virtuoso to get away with uke in a pub rock song :-) Take care, Peter.
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sewer rod said 1498 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
Awesome!
You guys rocked on this track! Brilliant composition. Really liked this a lot!
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PeterB7858 said 1496 days ago (June 20th, 2013)
Bbbbb...
Thanks, Jay. Glad you thought the boys from beyond the black stump boogied beautifully :-) We appreciate you stopping by. Regards, Peter.
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peacepiano said 1497 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
Collaboration
You guys work so well together. This collaboration doesn't sound like it is hitting any rocks. I like the imagery in the lyrics. Can't wait for what comes after, perhaps a "reunion tour" all the old bands are doing it :)
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PeterB7858 said 1496 days ago (June 20th, 2013)
Virtually unheard of...
Thanks, Bill. Perhaps just a scotch on the rocks will suffice. We are waiting to have a reunion where we are all in the same room in the same state :-) We appreciate your support. Regards, Peter.
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Llarion said 1497 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
Cool riff!
Love it when a riff bears a whole song! Nice and fonky (which is a little different from funky in that it's more southern). Good bridge, a well-constructed song with excellent playing all around!!
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PeterB7858 said 1496 days ago (June 20th, 2013)
Fonky!
Thanks, Phil. Fonky will do very nicely. The sons of the south land appreciate your listen and support. Regards, Peter.
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oldlibmike said 1497 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
Great combo!
Lovely harmonies! Wish I could sing :) Great sound and collaboration.
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PeterB7858 said 1496 days ago (June 20th, 2013)
Ditto
We often wish we could sing as well, Mike. Thanks for dropping by. Glad you thought our collab turned out OK. Take care, Peter.
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Parichayaka said 1497 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
Cool song!
Everything here works. Instruments sound great, mix is balanced and the songwriting and singing is as good as the photo (which is quite extraordinary actually!)
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PeterB7858 said 1496 days ago (June 20th, 2013)
Portent
Thanks, Pari. It is a great photo. It was an impressive storm, too (especially camping in a tent on the beach...). Glad you thought this turned out OK. Take care, Peter.
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paul f. page said 1496 days ago (June 19th, 2013)
Collaboration defined!
You guys know how to get the job done! This is such a sold mix of talents and all complement the gently-rocking track. The "Bridge 2" progressions are a little unusual and are very very effective, too. I echo all the positive comments above, adding only that I find the rhythm (particularly) of this tune to be absolutely impossible to ignore...and it is mixed into the whole without overpowering it. Great collaboration. You've taught us all how it should be done right. Wow.
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PeterB7858 said 1496 days ago (June 20th, 2013)
A games
Thanks for the very kind words, Paul. We all brought tried to bring our A games to the table for this one. Neil got the mix just right. We appreciate your comments. Take care, Peter.
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Daugrin said 1495 days ago (June 21st, 2013)
Swamp groove
This is the feel and attitude... everything is tasty good, there is effective voice leading at the transitions, love this jam guys!

Daug


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PeterB7858 said 1494 days ago (June 21st, 2013)
Swamp city
Thanks, Daug. Swamp city is were we were headed. The boys thank you for stopping by. Take care, Peter.
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Outtaorbit said 1495 days ago (June 21st, 2013)
Love that line.....
On the ship of fools it's midnight......They're all tucked in their beds
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PeterB7858 said 1494 days ago (June 21st, 2013)
The Southern Cross boys
Thanks, Patrick. Yeah, I kinda liked that line, too. it just rolled out and announced itself to me. Glad you liked what the Southern Cross boys brought to the table. Take care, Peter.
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magnatone said 1494 days ago (June 21st, 2013)
Sailor's Warning
you could hardly put together a band better than this one Peter! It's an outstanding song, and your specialists have come in and done what they do best, just perfectly. I love absolutely everything about this song - your lyrics are strong and present - this is just terrific. congrats to all of you, long may you collaborate together! (I really like how you list your collaborators as part of the title - it always bothers me a bit when collaborations are titled as though only one person did the whole thing, only to learn once you've clicked on the song that it was a group effort - give everyone credit up front i say!) thanks for the D/L - this will be much enjoyed - truly stellar!
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PeterB7858 said 1470 days ago (July 15th, 2013)
Thanks so much
Thanks so much, Karen. I have been away on holiday and have only just found time to get back to MJ. We really appreciate your kind words and support. Take care, Peter.
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Jarvoid said 1493 days ago (June 23rd, 2013)
Touch of
sparseness in the mix that goes well with the feel of the song......and that's a good thing.....it's songs like this that keep my beer tokens safe from people at HMV,iTunes and other retail outlets (nyuck,nyuck)and that's more beer for me!

Great stuff Allya's...Download and secreted in the compartment of relistens......

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PeterB7858 said 1470 days ago (July 15th, 2013)
Mission accomplished
Thanks, Chris. Glad we could contribute in some small way to your beer token store. Mission accomplished. Regards, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 1478 days ago (July 8th, 2013)
A
wonderful laid back groove with excellent vocals and harmonies. I like the way your vocals follow the guitar riff Peter when you sing 'heavy weather.....etc'
Very clear production and that's an excellent solo from Philip.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 1470 days ago (July 15th, 2013)
Southern Stars...
Thanks, Bob. It was great to work with the "southern stars" again. Da boys did me proud. Take care, Peter.
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TobinMueller said 1477 days ago (July 9th, 2013)
Great collab guys!
Love the solid writing, really pleasing mix. The song has a solid America Don Henley feel, which is a compliment! Well done. Thanks for working so hard on this and sharing...
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PeterB7858 said 1470 days ago (July 15th, 2013)
A nod is as good as a wink..
I'm sure we will take a DH nod any day of the week, Tobin. Thanks! It was a pleasure to work with Neil and Philip again. Take care, Peter.
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MarkHolbrook said 1474 days ago (July 12th, 2013)
No one
stands a chance at battle of the bands against this super group! I'll just put the geeetar away right now! This is funky, clean, cool, it swings, you simply cannot avoid the foot tap or the head nod. It gnaws down to your soul and makes you move.

Nicely nicely done!
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PeterB7858 said 1470 days ago (July 15th, 2013)
Thanks!
Thanks, Mark. The southern stars supergroup salutes you :-) Don't put that guitar away just yet. Hopefully we can hook up on a song a bit later in the year. Hang in there. Regards, Peter.
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MartinD28 said 1467 days ago (July 18th, 2013)
Sailor's Warning
Love the lazy rhythm - so tight and perfect for a sail boat ride. Great sounding recording mix. All the instruments in the groove and well balanced. You guys sound great together!
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PeterB7858 said 1467 days ago (July 18th, 2013)
Fun
Glad you enjoyed our cruise ship, Bradford. We all had fun being aboard. Take care, Peter.
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woofer3 said 1464 days ago (July 22nd, 2013)
Sailor's Warning
Oh this is really nice, so honest and attractive. Nicely put together and performed and mixed.
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PeterB7858 said 1459 days ago (July 26th, 2013)
Stopping by
Thanks for stopping by the song from the sons of the great southern shore, John. Honest and attractive? Us? I'm sure we are all blushing :-) Take care, Peter.
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bronco said 1458 days ago (July 27th, 2013)
Very Cool
What a great bluesy tune! Good lyrics, vocals, guitar. Well everything actually. You guys have really nailed this home recording thing and put out such brilliant sounding music. Neil really nails those drums and his bass is his usual great job.
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PeterB7858 said 1458 days ago (July 27th, 2013)
All together
Thanks, Tom. We appreciate your comments. We were aiming for that swampy blues feel and Neil really brought it all together. Take care, Peter.
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Loob said 1457 days ago (July 29th, 2013)
Has a country rock feel.
Love the harmonies! Nice production! Great lyrics. Love it!
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PeterB7858 said 1449 days ago (August 6th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks, Freddy. The boys from beyond the black stump appreciate you dropping by. Take care, Peter.
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grah3am said 1449 days ago (August 5th, 2013)
Live on my computer
is what this sounds like. Lovely clarity to the mix. Gives new meaning to Gerry and His Pacemaker.
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PeterB7858 said 1449 days ago (August 6th, 2013)
:-)
LOL. Add in a knee replacement or two and you are getting there :-) Neil is a wizard at the live mix/master business. Thanks, Peter.
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DWL said 1449 days ago (August 6th, 2013)
One of the ones I missed
when I had no internet.

Definitely worth finding it again.

Great laid back groove and fine guitar work.

Cheers

Dick

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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Great to work with
Thanks for chasing this up, Dick. It was good to do another "down under" collaboration with the boys. Neil and Philip are great to work with. Take care, Peter.
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Garni said 1448 days ago (August 6th, 2013)
Oh I missed this one
Love this wonderful collaborative effort!
Great music music mix and wonderful vocals and lyrics too!

G-)
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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Appreciative
Glad you chased this down, Gerald. The boys and I appreciate your listen and supportive comments. Take care, Peter.
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lengold said 1447 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
This sounds
so professional! Great song and collaboration.
Cheers
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PeterB7858 said 1446 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
The lads...
Thanks, Len. Working with the other lads from the lower land is always a pleasure. We appreciate you dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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Relic67 said 1446 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
riff-tastic
that is indeed a neat riff the song kicks off with.
I enjoy nautical-themed tunes so this is a treat.
I like the structure of the song too with the two bridges... that's cool.
applause!
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PeterB7858 said 1445 days ago (August 9th, 2013)
Riffarama
Yeah, I thought the riff might carry a song when I was fiddling around with it. Thanks for dropping by. It was great to work with the boys again. Nearly all my songs this year are nautical themed. Home/friends CD theme for this year. Take care, Peter.
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PaulaMunk said 1441 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Your
band is Aussie-auspiciously phenomenal. What a wonderful sound. But for MJ music like this would not combine your talents. Thanks.
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PeterB7858 said 1440 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
You are so right
Thanks, Char. The boys from down under appreciate you stopping by for a listen. I agree with you about MJ. It is a great site, with fine music and many friendly, talented people. It was fantastic to work with the lads again. Take care, Peter.
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