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Let It Shine (Bauckham Family)


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Peter Bauckham

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Another oldie. This was recorded as a musical Christmas card in 2005 and features my wife Lesley and son Matthew (then 10) on vocals. The tree in the picture was in Birmingham's Bull Ring and was photographed by a friend of ours - I think it made a rather nice cover. My son's favourite (only) CD is 'Best Songs Of Worship... Ever' - I wrote this in that style otherwise he wouldn't sing!
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Uploaded: Dec 12, 2007 - 02:52:26 PM
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2007 - 05:03:57 AM Last Played: Nov 07, 2018 - 03:02:08 PM
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Moviz said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Such a
nice bright sound on this and the beat is unusual and adds to the brightness. I love the Family choir sounds great and gives a lovely merry sound to this seasonal song, great song, regards M
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Peter Bauckham said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Thanks Maurice
This was the first Christmas song that I wrote and I remain happy overall with it - a couple of the edits (Matthew kept forgetting to sing) could be better but I think those little imperfections somehow add. I was going for a bright and lively sound so I'm pleased that it comes across that way. Thanks for dropping by. Peter
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Feter said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Let It Shine
just awesome ..and shine with love and peace !
impressed by the singing somuch .merry and all
thank you for sharing this gem here ! thank you

God Bless !
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Peter Bauckham said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Hi Feter
thanks as ever for your lovely comments. I really appreciate your support. All the best to you. Peter
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echoroom said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Family affair
Great pete - Matt is obviously a chip off the ol' block .... a REAL xmas song

steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Good to see
you here. Matthew and I do clash a bit sometimes - I think we're too alike! He's always very enthusiastic and was keen do a Christmas song this year but we just haven't had the time. Thanks for listening and hope you're on the mend.

Peter
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dajama said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Very nice song, my friend
I love the swaying rhythm and the sentiment of the lyrics. Great performance all round. Good lead guitar sound and nice acoustic sound too. Very cool. Talent runs in the family, I see! Nice work. Have a good one. Peace.
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Peter Bauckham said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Cheers David
Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed it. This started off with just an acoustic guitar and drum machine - which worked remarkably well - I then came back to it a few months later, tweaked the drums and went from there. I'm far more of a rhythm guitarist so I don't do too many, or very complicated solos but I think thnik they work on this, especially the two near the end. The lyrics really wrote themselves and I felt very comfortable with them. Lesley and Matthew both did a stirling job. Thanks again! Peter
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perceptualvortex said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Cool
Better than most Christmas music, because it's a family affair. Great recording, Peter.
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Peter Bauckham said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Thank you!
I think it's nice to receive something home made at Christmas and a family gift is rather special. I'm not sure how many CDs were sent out (seemed a lot at the time), but it was well worth the time and effort.

Thanks for listening
Peter
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said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
This is precious...
I feel like I am in your living room as you perform. Well done family Bauckham! And thank you for sharing your Christmas joy through song.

Jack
Peter Bauckham said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Jack
that's very nice of you. It's great to share it with you.

All the best
Peter
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Vic Holman said 4024 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
really nice to hear the Bauckham's
Peter, this is really nice! It's nice to hear a Christmas tune rocked up a little bit. Lesley and Matthew are really talented singers! I'm surprised they haven't been present on some of your other tunes.

Really enjoyable!
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Peter Bauckham said 4023 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Hi Vic
Thanks. I wanted this to have a feel good, happy sound and be a good sing-a-long song (more Slade than Bing). Both Lesley and Matthew sing really well but neither are very confident doing it. I'll continue to try and get Lesley to do some singing for a 2008 MacJams post.

Peter
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Heightened said 4022 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Let It Shine
Super Great Christmas tune - cheers!
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five_extra_arms said 4022 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Gift
I bet there were a lot of happy Bauckhams singing along to their cd. What an awesome gift and a great family production.

It will definitely be a favorite around my tree this year. DL'd

Thanks Peter (and Lesley and Mathew)

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damiengh said 4022 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
up
Recorded nicely. Wondrful holiday uplifing tune made more so by the fact it was a family effort.

Good one.
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lengold said 4022 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
What a great
idea this was Peter. Lovely Christmas song and a treasure for your son I'm sure.
Merry Christmas Peter and Family.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 4022 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
When your son's voice came in
I got all choked up - I'm not kidding. Kids and light - can't beat the combination. What a wonderful gift as the days grow darker and colder.

Peace - Bauckhams!
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Estella said 4019 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
So much to say!!!!
A Musical Christmas Card????!!!!! What a great idea!!!!

What a blessing that your wife and child sing so beautifully!

Maybe one day you can do harmonies together and knock everyone even further off their feet!

Great job everyone! Beautiful voice and that electric guitar comes in and impresses so!

I just noticed I've punctuated every sentence with an exclamation point! It's just so exciting!
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Peter Bauckham said 4017 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Hello
Sorry the reply has ended up under Neil's.

Peter
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jiguma said 4018 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Talented family!
Peter,
This is very nice - Matthew and Lesley sure have good voices (we know you have Peter!). Beautiful recording - I hope you're sending this out to friends as a Christmas gift :) Lovely production too.

Best wishes for Christmas for you and your family - I really miss the north of England at this time of year!
Cheers,
Neil
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Peter Bauckham said 4017 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Hello Neil
Thank you for listening and for your seasons greetings. I'm sure it's much nicer where you are...

All the very best too you.

Peter (Lesley and Matthew)
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Peter Bauckham said 4017 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thank you
for your lovely comments. We don't do much singing together but I will try and encourage it more in 2008 - finding the time is the biggest problem - it would be nice to work on those harmonies.

Look forward to hearing more of your tunes next year!

Peter
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said 4015 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Let it shine
One of my kid's favorites I play and we sing together is "This Little Light of Mine" an old chorus I learned in grade school..... perhaps you've heard it, maybe a kinda Baptist thing, I don't know :)

Any way, this reminds me of those kind of great times singing with the family - it's RICH! (nice electric in there, too)

. - Harold


Peter Bauckham said 4014 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
When I was
at infant school my teacher used to play "This little light of mine" by The Seekers and it was also the first record I played on my future wife's hi-fi when she was a customer of mine (I worked in hi-fi retail and was installing a new turntable)! I was trying to re-create that sort of thing on this - just need Judith Durham to sing on it!

Thanks for listening!

Peter
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Dj French Toast said 4006 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Hey
Your fam has a good sound ! Great sound a kool song !
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Roxylee said 3986 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Better late than never
I missed hearing this and need to play catch up- there are so many great artists in here and not enough hours in the day. This is lovely, Peter. Family songs are so special, and this is very uplifting.I love the instruments and all your singing. :-)
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Peter Bauckham said 3986 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Thanks
Roxanne. Although this is a Christmas song it was actually written and recorded in August and originally intended inspirational song - I think there's only one line (the last one) that mentions Christmas. This is a song that I remain very happy with. I appreciate you dropping by and listening - especially as it's mid-January!

Peter
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thetiler said 3985 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
This is delightful
Like the contrast between the two voices. The choir fits so nicely.

Thanks for sharing!
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said 3985 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Sweet song
I really like this. Has a light, airey sound that fits the lyrics quite well. The family vocals are priceless. Great mix.
ceilidh said 3982 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Pete,
this is something so utterly charming.... It made me really emotional. I LOVE that feeling of community and clannishness dripping from this sweet family tune. So caring, kind, warm and utterly utterly sweet... Wonderful... :)
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Peter Bauckham said 3982 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Thank you
for your lovely comments Pavlina. I do hope you'll be posting some more music soon...

Peter
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ceilidh said 3982 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Not in a near future Pete.
I lost a will somehow. Nothing pleases me. It might be because of that rainy awful wet weather here, I don't know. Are you noticing these huge mood changes depended on the weather on your self as well? I don't even comment on people music. An utter disaster :(
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said 3972 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Let it Shine.


Your catchy Christmas song. Brought the sunshine into my living room.
it was snowing earlier in the day. I like the words. Be guided by the light when it shines so bright. You all sing so sweetly too. love it.



Peter Bauckham said 3972 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Thank you
Dee1962z for listening and for your kind words - I guess you must be further north than me. There has been a lot of rain (and wind) but no snow. This was written on a nice sunny day in August!

Peter
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said 3972 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Sounded Sunny.


Hi again. it sounded very bright and sunny. I love religious songs.
CharlyDeeCynthius said 3963 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Let it shine!!!Cool song
Really appreciated!!!
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said 3942 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great!
Wonderful family song Mr. Peter, great Christmas gift for sure! This is very lovely and close to the heart. Thanks a lot for sharing and KUDOS to all ...

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Peter Bauckham said 3940 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Thanks Yeman
Always good to hear from you. I too haven't had much time recently. Your new song is awesome - Hope the studies are going well.

Peter
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said 3940 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Great
This is so happy.... A nice song... I like the happy feeling in this song.... And the lyrics are also something i can relate to.... Thanks for sharing this...
Peter Bauckham said 3940 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Thank you Jakob
Glad you enjoyed this. It is an uplifting song - and quite different to my usual style. Welcome to MacJams.

Peter
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SJB said 3928 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Happy Easter!
Hi Peter, it's took me a while to get to this - a bit late for Christmas i'm afraid. A great sound with your family vocals sounding so sweet together - you should get them to sing more. It puts me in a happy frame of mind even in March with Christmas so far away still. The double electric guitars near the end finish it off with a nice Slade-like touch.
I'll favoutite it ready for December.
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saymme said 3878 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
dl
Lovely to here You & Your Family : ) !
thankyou, Helena
Peter Bauckham said 3878 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Thank you
Helena - thanks for listening to this family effort. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Peter (and family)
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Cori Ander said 3421 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
Wow
How did I manage to miss this one?
Not the right time to listen to Christmas songs right now (august) but I just wanna say that I dig this one and download it to my growning Peter Bauckham song library. It will go to my iPod. Thank you!
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Peter Bauckham said 3421 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
Thank you
actually, if I remember correctly, this was recorded in August! It's difficult to get my son to participate now he's 13 - so this is a special song to me.

Peter
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