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I REMEMBER


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craighalkett

 Genre: Ballad

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My mother died a few years back and everything that was going through my head came out in this song.The hurt the guilt the great memories of growing up feelings i think most of us experience at times like this. appreciate feedback and advice cheers Craig
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Comments: 37
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Plays: 140
Downloads: 139
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Jun 01, 2008 - 03:12:08 AM
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2008 - 03:12:08 AM Last Played: Aug 06, 2019 - 05:59:33 AM
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caroline said 4098 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
beautiful...
sad... and brought a tear to my eye. i wish it hadn't ended quite so abruptly but thank you for sharing these tender, uplifting and painful memories xox
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
thanks Caroline
will probably redo this and change the ending cheers Craig
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Robert Rayner said 4098 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
Wow Craig
A lovely song about your mother and your early years.

I am lucky that both my parents are still alive and healthy, but I have moments when I feel guilty of perhaps taking advantage of their unconditional love, especially when I was younger.

A very thought provoking song, and I am going to visit them right now.

Thank you for sharing your experiences
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks Robert
great to hear from you i think we take each other for granted at times and sometimes forget that nothing lasts forever sounds like a start of a new song cheers Craig
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lavalamp said 4098 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
Heartfelt
Heartfelt song. A song of unconditional love. Sorry for your lose, too.
Very nice production and your voice sounds excellent. It has a kinda' country tone to it.

A mother's love is the truest kind.

Agree with caroline about the abrupt ending. I think that may have been something you overlooked when you did the final mix. I have done that before, so now I always listen to the entire song before posting.

Great song my friend.

LL
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks David
i should have listened to the master before putting on i will redo the song as their are a few bits i dont like thanks again for comments Cheers Craig
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said 4098 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
Great!
Great as always, amazing vocal and great words. Wonderful playing... Thanks for sharing!

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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks Yeman
appreciate your kind comments Cheers Craig
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Feter said 4098 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
I REMEMBER
this is so stronge so powerful so heartfelt my friend
just awesome ..your voice hold alot of passions here
the words so true ..thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Cheers Feter
I appreciate you taking the time again to comment will redo the song and fix a few things cheers Craig
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magnatone said 4098 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
I Remember
Craig, this is so special. Thanks for posting what this song is for you, in the description. This just aches with authenticity and the powerfulness of love. Lyrics, vocals, guitar - all wonderful. Thanks for this special song Craig.
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks Karen
The ending could be a lot better and a few other things i am not happy with i will give it another go cheers Craig
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Elevator_Funk said 4097 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
not many
people can write so many golden songs. This one is a great one.
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanx Brian
Appreciate your kind comment cheers Craig
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Blondie said 4097 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
Your mum
would be very proud of you Craig, as I am, what more can I say you are a star and I think this song is one of your finest.

Annie xxx
craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanx Annie
When i write one that you dont like i know i will be in big trouble Cheers Craig
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said 4097 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
Whoa....
My mom passed away unexpectedly about 16 years ago... I was was frozen at the time... numb. As the years passed so many memories... so many "what if I had said or done this? Why didn't I?" I don't want to take away from the awesome job you do with that guitar and the production qualities... but your lyrics, your heartfelt delivery of those words speak deeply to me... Thanks.

and deep bows for a great song.
craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thank You JACK
A compliment indeed coming from the master i really appreciate you taking the time to listen.The good thing is when the grief passes you are left with the great memories Cheers Craig
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Peter Bauckham said 4097 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
The guitars
on this remind me of the late, great Grant Mclennan (Go-Betweens). The song is sad - but beautiful. Lovely performance. The ending is abrubt as mentioned.

Peter
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thank you Peter
I am going to change the song a bit yeah the ending is really messy i appreciate you taking the time cheers Craig
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screamalexz said 4097 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
...
the guitar playing sounds really pretty. i thought my mother died once and all that came out was a song "i don't care if you're dead) your voice sounds very honest and strong on this. the feeling is clearly there. this is really a good and meaningful song.
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks Chance
Appreciate you taking the time to stop by Cheers Craig
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shavingronaldscar said 4097 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
gorgeous, man
it's nice to see this amount of heart in music. bravo
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks Joachim
Appreciate you stopping by thank for the kind comment Cheers Craig
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said 4096 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Wow Craig...
My mother passed on a few years back too. It was very difficult for me to handle. I too wrote a tune about what I was feeling. It helped some...

This is extraordinarily beautiful man. Touching lyrics. Moving vocal delivery. I think you did a fine job on the mix as well. Sounds really pro to these old ears.

Be well friend!
said 4096 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
PS
I did forget to mention the abruptness of the ending. A glitch perhaps?
craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks Michael
Appreciate your kind comments i am going to redo the song their are a few things i think could be better but the ending is a bit of a mess Cheers Craig
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guitapick said 4095 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
This...
...is a true beauty...tip my hat to you...I remember, too.
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craighalkett said 4095 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
For the kind comment appreciate you stopping by Cheers Craig
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richardhowardjones said 4091 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
.
Craig, a warm heartfelt song. Thanks
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craighalkett said 4090 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Thank you
appreciate you taking the time thanx for stopping by cheers Craig
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springclock said 4086 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
remembering
man you really really wore your heart on your sleeve on this one....what a great way to work out your loss... beautiful and honest, I think this would put a smile on her face. Very fitting tribute.... as far as the music...great mix, great playing, the vocals are quite good as well.... I can really hear the void she left in your life, but I can also hear the joy that her memory brings you.... Thanks for sharing such an honest piece of music with us here.... peace....Ian
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craighalkett said 4086 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Thanx Ian
Really appreciate you stopping by Cheers Craig
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paddler said 4082 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Moving
Excellent harmonies and moving lyrics.Really strong song and poignant sentiment.A perceptive reminder of how we should try and make each and everyday count.
Regards RG
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thetiler said 3982 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
You can sure sing
I am not sure if I have heard better country ballad than you here.

You have harmony so much like the Everly Brothers. Amazing.

What a great natural gift. Your terrific voice just belts out bigtime.

Again what a gift!
When I hear that type of voice I think this guy has made money singing and maybe a lot of it. It seems so star quality! Enjoyed the guitar as well.

Would love to hear a bit more bassy-ness in the guitar.

Maybe when you mic I would suggest making mic point towards the top of the whole of the guitar and away from the fretboard and the bridge. But it does sound like a nice backup. Just a suggestion to an already terrific song!!!!
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Yordbear said 3606 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Excellent!...
Well done my friend I love this. very powerful and heartfelt. Your voice is very powerful and guitar is superbly played! 11/10!
Char said 3069 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Very
powerful singing: full of emotion. All you can do is remember but mostly that is enough. Thanks.
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