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The World Is Ours


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Philip18

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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I've tried several mixes of this and finally said that's enough. So here it is. I'm playing the guitars and doing the vocals, John Paxinos is playing the keyboards.

I hope you enjoy listening!
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The World Is Ours
Words and Music Philip Gardner 2015

There’s a wind howling in from the ocean
Rocking the boats as they sway
It’s bending the trees on the foreshore
And blowing the sand dunes away

Come and stand beside me
We can face the storm
When you stand beside me
We are strong

A fire thunders down from the mountain
All in its path is consumed
Smoke turns the day into darkness
There seems no escape from the fumes

Come and stand beside me
We can face the fire
When you stand beside me
We’ll get through

This will test your power
This will test your might
We can win the battle
We can win the fight

There’s an army that’s marching towards us
Right up to the old castle gates
Listen and you’ll hear the drums beating
No time for us left to wait

Come and stand beside me
Look out from the tower
When you stand beside me
The world is ours
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Comments: 48
Fans: 24
Plays: 21
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Uploaded: Aug 07, 2015 - 04:09:50 PM
Last Updated: Aug 11, 2015 - 05:34:56 PM Last Played: Mar 17, 2017 - 09:23:28 AM
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Comments
Loob said 598 days ago (August 7th, 2015)
Mix?
Love it Phil. The mix is not bad really, but maybe handing it off is the idea? A person can be too close to a project. Big thumbs up!
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Philip18 said 598 days ago (August 7th, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Freddy. Good idea re the hand over - next time!
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Daugrin said 598 days ago (August 7th, 2015)
Logical
Sounds like yer getting the flow down. Nicely done on the lyric.
Great job... I can hear ya breath. Can't beat that...

Daug
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Philip18 said 598 days ago (August 7th, 2015)
Thanks
I'm working on the flow, Daug! I'll get there eventually. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment - much appreciated!
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DWL said 598 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
It\s a constant
issue for me. Mix after mix after mix ....

This sounds good. Lovely positive song tastefully delivered.

Nice little touches like the bit of electric lead that pokes its head up towards the end and the strings that sort of crept in without me noticing.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you liked the song, Dick, and the little bits here and there! Thanks for listening and for the comments - much appreciated.
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MarkHolbrook said 598 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
I like!
The music gets you moving. Your vocal is syrupy smooth and just works.

If I had only one thing to pick on would be the high end of your vocal. Even in my cheap phones the S sounds were hot.

But aside from that everything else was spot on! Nicely done!
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Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
Thanks
That's good, Mark! Your comment on the vocal is interesting - I'll go back to the source file and see what I did (sometimes to get the vocal up in the mix I do bad things...). Thanks for stopping by.
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sammydix said 598 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
That
slick lead break was my "look forward to" section on the song. love that tone.
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Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
Thanks
I'm pleased I was able to deliver what you were looking forward to, Sammy! I do like that guitar. Thanks for listening and for the comments - much appreciated!
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paul f. page said 598 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
Your vocals...
...are always so very pleasant to hear, Philip. And your story telling is a gift of narrative, too. I hear you about mixing and mixing. This is really quite good in so many ways: clear,balanced, etc. I think it's a fine song and I enjoy hearing it very much, indeed.
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Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
Thanks
I appreciate the positive comments, Paul - thanks for your continued support!
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say said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
The World Is Ours
Wow this is nice ! So good in my ears & heart & mind
: ) It's on replay

Thankyou !!
Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed listening (more than once!) - thanks for stopping by!
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egobandit said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
the World
I was transported to another place in this very visual I could see the army coming over the hills , your voice is soothing in this great guitar also !
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Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
Thanks
Pleasing comment, Tim - I'm glad you could visualise the lyrics! Thanks for for listening and for the comments - much appreciated.
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jfisenne said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
The World Is Ours
This mix sounds pretty good to my ears. Another fine piece of work Mr. Philip18.
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Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
Thanks
Much appreciated! Thanks for stopping by.
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PeterB7858 said 597 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
The World Is Ours
Nice jangly opening leads readily to your smooth, engaging vocals, Philip. Quality song, familiar in theme to many but made fresh when given the patented Gardner acoustic makeover. I like how the bass sits/sounds in the mix. Tend to agree with Mark re the sibilance on the lead vocal. Easy fix, though. Talk soon (today in fact), Peter.
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Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
Thanks
Might get you to have a look at that vocal. Not sure what's going on there. Anyway, thanks for the comments on the different elements - there was too much in this at one stage (may still be) and deciding what to leave in and what to throw out was a constantly changing debate in my mind!
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KCsGROOVE said 597 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
the world is ours
wonderful lyrics
Really like your vocals here
a fine song!
KC
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Philip18 said 597 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
Thanks
Pleasing comments, KC - much appreciated!
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papag said 597 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
world
really like this mix. all the tracks are placed nicely. gave it a second listen and liked it more :)
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Philip18 said 596 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
Thanks
I appreciate the comments - thanks for stopping by!
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Dadai.2 said 596 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
I'll listen...
Tomorrow on my work computer. Since the "upgrade" the player and DL are no longer working on my iPad. Cheers!
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Philip18 said 596 days ago (August 10th, 2015)
Upgrade
The only way I've been able to play MJ on an iPad or iPhone is by using the Puffin web browser (I think still free from the app store) which allows you to play Flash files.
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Dadai.2 said 595 days ago (August 10th, 2015)
Thanks...
Philip. I'll check it out.
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Dadai.2 said 595 days ago (August 10th, 2015)
Just got it...
Works great! Thanks...
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Dadai.2 said 595 days ago (August 10th, 2015)
Philip, love your warm vocals...
and fine guitar playing. Gentle song that captures the imagination. Lyrics paint pictures, which only help capture this listener. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 595 days ago (August 10th, 2015)
Thanks
I appreciate the positive comments, Jack. Thanks for persisting with it!
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J_Gretch said 595 days ago (August 11th, 2015)
The World Is Ours
Much enjoyed...
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Philip18 said 594 days ago (August 11th, 2015)
Thanks
That's good - thanks for stopping by!
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Warren Smith said 594 days ago (August 11th, 2015)
Obsession with Perfection
We all want our mixes to be perfect. Yet often we destroy .. or at least diminish a piece .. by trying too hard. Part of the problem is, when we try to do it all (write the music and words, play, sing, record and mix), it's hard to keep everything from being so familiar that we lose perspective. What I'm saying is .. whatever little things are wrong with this mix .. they are so minor that they're not worth obsessing over. To my ears (and I've listened to it multiple times) it sounds great.

My only suggestions are regarding the theme. When the wind is howling .. I'd like to hear a guitar riff that's a bit more edgy .. or when the army comes marching in it does so to a more of a martial drum beat. But that can be saved for the live audience performance : )
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Philip18 said 594 days ago (August 11th, 2015)
Thanks
Interesting comments, Warren. Re the mix, the main issue for me was what to put in and what to leave out - there are always a few guitar tracks that I try and then reject... I'll keep the other comments in mind for the live performance!

Thanks for listening and for the comments - much appreciated!
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Garni said 594 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
The World Is Ours
Wonderful collaborative piece here! Just love it

G-)
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Philip18 said 594 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Gerald! Thanks for stopping by!
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Bowman said 593 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
A heartwarming
and hopefull song that’s a joy to hear.
Beautifully produced Philip.
Enjoyed!
Charlie
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Philip18 said 593 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Thanks
I appreciate the positive comments, Charlie. Thanks for stopping by!
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VicDiesel said 592 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Mix
I think I've remarked on this before with you: cut the low mid. There's just an amount of mud that interferes with the bass line. In places it sounds like the bass is playing harmonies.

Otherwise cool song.
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Philip18 said 592 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Mix
I'd be interested to explore that, Vic. Will be in touch. Thanks, Philip
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grah3am said 592 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
Mellifluous
A lovely production, Philip.
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Philip18 said 591 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
Mellifluous
Delightful comment, Graham! Thanks!
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Vic Holman said 589 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
The World Is Ours
nice composition philip. the mixing paid off. you did a great job here on all levels.
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Philip18 said 589 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Thanks
Thanks for the compliments, Vic - much appreciated!
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magnatone said 589 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
The World is Ours
Hi Phillip - I know what you mean about "ENOUGH!!". I just love your voice and the keyboard in here is fabulous. Thanks for the treat!
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Philip18 said 589 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Thanks
I appreciate the comments, Karen - as will John your comment re. the keyboard! Thanks for stopping by!
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jiguma said 583 days ago (August 23rd, 2015)
Finally!
Got to listen, and it sounds very nicely done indeed.
Cheers,
Neil
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Philip18 said 582 days ago (August 24th, 2015)
Weary travellers
I guess with all you've been doing recently, it's a marvel you have time for anything else! Glad you were able to listen and that you enjoyed it! Thanks Neil.
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Name: Philip Gardner
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