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I joined Laurie (lholden) and Freddy (Loob) who have been working together for quite some time. We're enjoying very much working together on different projects and I'd like to say that in addition to their talents, both Laurie and Freddy are absolutely fantastic people and great friends, so this makes everything great fun and great experience.

So we're going to keep on working together and this song is one of the first which we worked all three together. There are several more ongoing projects and there will be many more !

So, I approached Laurie quite a while ago, proposing her to work on a piece of music I had been working on. She kindly accepted and came up with lyrics we would include to the song. Torch Lake Laurie refers to is located in Michigan and the song is about the good feelings different places raise in us, which we associate to our memories.

While we were progressing, I also got more involved in different project ideas with Freddy. Seeing that they both worked together regularly, we decided to
work on "Pull Of Torch" 3 of us. Freddy brought his rich experience into the project and took it to another level.

I hope you enjoy.

About the song credits :

The artwork is a picture of the lake, Laurie had this great shot she provided as the song artwork.


Words and music by Laurie and myself, respectively.

Laurie : All vocals, arrangement
Freddy : Drums, acoustic guitar, arrangement, mix and mastering.
Yves : Bass guitar, electric rhythm, electric lead, piano, orchestration, arrangement

(c) 2012, FLY


PS : In the meantime Freddy made the fade out smoother, a new version of the song can be listened here :



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Lyrics
PULL OF TORCH

Verse
When night has fallen
Sinking torch, burning bright
The pull of day is through
Promises of tomorrow
Calling to, you… you

Calming fingers
Lap on the shore
Breezes drifting
Drifting, calling
More… more

Chorus
Take the bait
Please trust my plan
Thoughts astray
Oh, hold my hand

Memories, visions
Of days gone by
Weaving tapestries
Fly…fly

Verse
Blueberries, cherries and corn
To calm your fears
Corral your dreams, tomorrow
All your dreams
For years, years

Family and history
Build who we are
Circling round us, all around us
Far, far

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Comments: 63
Fans: 29
Plays: 176
Downloads: 42
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jan 14, 2012 - 10:45:09 AM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2013 - 06:33:40 AM Last Played: Aug 26, 2017 - 11:03:22 AM
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DWL said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
A timeless feel
to this.

A rather majestic arrangement which is done full justice by the performances.

And even a shift up at the end.

Clever work.

Cheers

Dick
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Hi Dick
Thank you so much for checking this out sir.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Pull of torch
The three of you should be very proud of this. The first thing to say is I like the pauses. It doesn't rush to the end of the track; it takes it's time and each phase is measured and considered so the listener can take it all in. Laurie's vocals are haunting and that counterharmony just sets it above a standard ballad. As always, Freddy pours a lot of himself into this and that's what makes him one of the best there is at what he does. Yves, one word. Stellar. Very much enjoyed guys. You should do more together as there's clearly a working chemistry here.
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Thanks so much mate
It sure is a great pleasure to work with Freddy and Laurie, more will come for sure. I'm also very excited about ours !
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alackbass said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Pull Of Torch (by FLY)
Outstanding work by all! Almost pastoral or hymn like in feel. Excellent mix and arrangement! Yves, you're becoming the true collab master around here!
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Andrew, thank you so much
for your constant support and kindness ! If I'm becoming a collab master at all, it's because I've been following great examples, like yourself Andrew. Thanks a million again.
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neilh79 said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Pull of Torch
Holy wowsers Yves!! This has some serious awesomeness going on. Love the beginning, the understated first verse, that rocking solo and Lauries voice I have admired for ages. No doubt about it, this is a great song, it builds effortlessly. Stunning
Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Hey Neil
Thank you so much for your kind comment, Freddy and Laurie's work made this sound the way it is now. Many thanks again for your support.
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Loob said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Thanks for bringing this great song to us Yves!
When i started talking and working with you, I knew right away that you shared the values and musicality that Laurie and I were trying to use in our projects. And also the open mindedness that we have tried hard to incorporate. So I had a strong feeling that you'd make a good integral part of this group. Boy was I right, and Laurie felt it too. And so it's been our great pleasure working with you on this, and other songs.

I should point out folks that the drums are beased heavily on Yves' original idea. He had a framework in place already when I came into this for drums. So I just added some of ME to his drum structure, and that is what you hear. And when he says orchestration he includes tympani. Yves and Laurie are a pleasure to work with, and they both have a great sense of dynamics which I am very much enjoying.

Also, as you listen to this mix, picture the same team working with Dick, and Stephen, and a few others (Billy, Leo and Melsi). That is in the plans for a rock opera. So you will see the same type of interactions but with a few more additions to the recipie! Yves has some great ideas, and he has assembled a dream team to help him bring it to life! So you are all in for some great listening when this all comes together. I've done quite a bit of work with Stephen, and i am looking forward to working with Dick (whom awes me regularly with is work). So I am pleased to say we have some excellent production to look forward to. On top of huge talent these folks have huge great attitudes and team feel. So this is just the first of many we will be working on together! I am very happy to have struck up this working relationship with these MacJammers. This site and it's members have been very good to me! Some most valued friendships have sprung up from this place! Applause! Thanks Yves and Laurie, and my many other friends! You all rock!
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
And YOU rock
Freddy ! Thank you so much for all your efforts and also making me part of your lovely team. I've been enjoying this so much !
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Jarvoid said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
So hello to FLY...as opposed
to McFly....very harmonious and big ...I mean really BIG sound ....looking forward to more productions of this nature.....cool and a deffo download......Cheers

Jarvo
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Back to the future
I think McFly was the guys's name right ? :-)

Thank you so much Jarvo, for your very kind comment and support.

Cheers,
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Skean said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Pull Of Torch (by FLY)
Nice collab,I love it, thanks for the download.
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Cheers Kent,
Many thanks for your comment mate.
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Narad said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Pull Of Torch
Wonderful stuff ! Congratulations to all of you ! :)
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Hi Harald
Thank you so much for your kind comment, Freddy and Laurie are fantastic to work with, and this gave this result.
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jiguma said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Nice mix Freddy
I'm not usually one for a power ballad I have to admit, but this is a terrific example of the genre. Lovely performances from the 3 of you. It's good to hear Laurie getting the chance to work with you two pros. Very nice tune Yves.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Thank you Neil !
Laurie is just a wonderful artist and it's so great to team up with her. I've been a great fan of her voice and her songwriting is amazing too ! Added to this, working with Freddy has been such great fun and learning for me. I am really enjoying this.
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magnatone said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Pull of Torch
this is as good as it gets. jaw dropping excellence, i humbly bow to this sensational band - congratulations one and all!
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
The respectful bow
is definitely mutual Karen, although I need 3 lives to become a musician like you :-) Your support means a lot to me and I'm sure the feeling is shared by 3 of us.
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Vic Holman said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Pull Of Torch
dynamite and dynamic.

a great tune and extremely well executed. something you don't hear much anymore is the step up in the songs key, nice idea. i would say that the three of you make for a excellent power trio.:-)
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Hey Vic !
Thank you so much for your kind comment ! The particular aspects you mentioned were in my intentions and I did everything I could to produce this effect, although there was always something missing. It's only when Freddy worked on the mix and master that it started to work better. Freddy's work is subtle and assures the effect wanted. It goes without saying that Laurie's performance was determinant on this too.
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sammydix said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Torch
strong melody and lyrics from Laurie. everything in the mix flows like a silky breeze over the lake in your pic. excellent arrangement.
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Thank you bro
I'm amazed by how much Laurie can express with just a few words. I love her lyrics and her approach to songwriting and her performances has been key. Many thanks for your comment !
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RochaMalhada said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
captivating
Laurie, your vocals grab me hard - lovely

Excellent arrangement and musical performances, everyone. Dang that pitch change @ 4:09 frikkin nailed me to the floor. Awesome

Downloaded, Thank you!

. - Harold

PS: the fade is too abrupt at the end, give it some room....
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Many thanks Harold !
It has been fantastic working with Laurie and Freddy and I agree on your point about their talents.

Quite a coincidence, Freddy just mentioned the same issue on the song fade out. We'll fix it probably soon. Thanks a lot Harold, for your support and feedback !
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KCsGROOVE said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
great collab!
good songwriting and arrangements
cool playing and singing!
The mix sounds excellent
KC
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Hi Cees,
many thanks for your kind comment and for your time to check this out.
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rok41 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Pull of Torch
Vey nice collaboration here... just a lovely, melodic piece. Mix is very even, rich and wide. I love the modulation as well..... Yves, Laurie and Freddy - very, very nice job!
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Hey Chris !
Many many thanks for your kind support and enocouragement !
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Loob said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Hey Yves.
I see you added the player with no problem, and it plays the version i made with a better fade on the end. You might want to say it has a better fade, instead of just "improved version". LOL I had spoken to you and Laurie about this even before Harold's feedback. He just reinforced what I was saying. Thanks Harold. Have a listen to the second mix, that has been posted!
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Symphony101 said 2445 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Cheers Freddy !
I just adjusted it :-)
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FEEL said 2444 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
What a nice tune
it's very effective. The mix is well executed, vocals sound great.
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Symphony101 said 2444 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Hi John,
Many thanks for your kind comment and time to check this out. It's absolutely great working with Freddy and Laurie, which resulted in the good points you mentioned.
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gadzooks said 2444 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Pull Of Torch
OK,I have listened to it three times now ... absolutely wonderful vocals. The arrangement is beautiful. Freddy is one hell of a mix guy! Excellent performance by all! I look forward to hearing more from you three!
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Symphony101 said 2444 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Thank you so much Stan !
They are awesome indeed. Many thanks for stopping by.
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lholden said 2444 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Such fun
Working on this song with Freddy and Yves was really just my pleasure. They are both so inspiring, open minded and hard working, which makes the collab such fun! Thank you, everybody, for taking the time to listen and write these thoughtful and supportive comments. Let's hope that there'll be more from FLY:) All the best...
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Loob said 2444 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
You're the best Laurie!
I love both of you two as dear friends! Tons of fun working together! 2012 we FLY!
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Symphony101 said 2444 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
What Freddy said !
You're the best Laurie.
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Sigmund said 2443 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
Pull Of Torch
There is definitely some chemistry here with this group. Impressive work Yves - I see you're gaining some confidence with your guitar playing! Nice work - killer collab - enjoyed!
Sig
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Symphony101 said 2443 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
Hey Sig !
Thank you so much for your support sir ! It's great to work with Freddy and Laurie indeed.

You know, I need to ask you how you come up with these tasteful licks ! Quite often the examples are quite short and I love the way you build up long phrases. I love playing guitar (or butchering it) but there is so much to do so that I end up with something halfway decent. Thank you so much for your comment Sig, it makes me feel great about it too.
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dave_b said 2443 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
Pull Of Torch
Spacious production and full arrangement create an epic feel. Strong vocals & harmonies.
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Symphony101 said 2442 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
Hey Dave,
thank you so much for your time to listen, and your kind feedback.
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Doug Somers said 2443 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
Torch
High impact tune here - the emotion in the vocals really comes trough well, and the mix is very clean. Orchestration is just the right amount of backing, with hot soloing in the guitar and a rock solid beat.

Very nice cut folks!

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Symphony101 said 2442 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
Thank you Doug
It's been great working with Laurie and Freddy on this and their work made this happen. Many thanks again.
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PatriciaGirl said 2443 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
Very nice Yves
A lovely ballad sounding piece where Laurie vocals sound wonderful. A very sweet sounding collaboration-great job!

Bye for now
patty
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Symphony101 said 2442 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
Thank you Patty
for your time to check this out and comment.
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Char said 2443 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
You keep
topping yourself, Yves. Laurie sounds wonderful and Freddy always knows how to refine the vibe. Well done. Thanks.
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Symphony101 said 2442 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
Hey Char !
Thank you so much, it's definitely a great experience working with Laurie and Freddy !
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lavalamp said 2442 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
great stuff
The vocals and the structure are dead on. Dig it.

LL
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Symphony101 said 2441 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Hey David
Thank you so much for your dropping by and kind comment.
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jibes said 2442 days ago (January 18th, 2012)
Pull Of Torch
Lovely song with angelic vox!
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Symphony101 said 2441 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Hey jibes
Thank you so much for your comment ! Laurie is great indeed !
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musichead said 2440 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
just very nice....
Very very nice.....I can only hope someday I have a mix this nice! Thank for the post
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Symphony101 said 2439 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Hey Steve,
Thank you so much for your kind comment, on behalf of our mastering master ! :-)
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PeterB7858 said 2436 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Fine work!
Sorry to be a bit late to the party but I was away camping and fishing. Fine work by all! Love you vocal work on this Laurie and the arrangement is very sympathetic to the spirit of the song. The drums and bass sound very natural and I like the piano work. Much enjoyed. Regards to all, Peter.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Never late !
Many thanks for your time to listen and for your kind comment Peter !
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TobinMueller said 2426 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Dramatic arrangement
I enjoyed the classic harmonies, the folklore drama and the sense of English countryside and folk melody. In my ears while using headphones, I thought the panning of the vocals was too separate, I'd prefer them closer to give the image of them singing all at once. Also, the repeating chord progression in the synth, consider switching up the voicing, opening up the chords in variations that might lead better into the build up. I really dig the epic feel, the use of electric guitar and majestic arena drumming.
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Symphony101 said 2425 days ago (February 4th, 2012)
Thank you so much Tobin
For your time to check this and your helpful advice !
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Moviz said 2421 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Lovely work
and lovely vocals by Laurie...... the song is great and and with a top arrangement and production good mix by Freddie too and the orchestration is excellent Yves. So sorry I'm late, but better late than never.... really enjoyed this, regards M
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Symphony101 said 2420 days ago (February 9th, 2012)
Many thanks Maurice
It's never late sir, and many thanks for your kind support.
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Kicbal said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Adventurous
Nice work by all. Good job on the harmonies. I like the restrain and subtle dynamics throughout the song. String arrangement complements the rest of the parts. Bass seemed a bit quiet and perhaps the vox are sitting a little too much up front, but these are minor mix issues. Yves, nice guitar solo, good sound all around.
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Symphony101 said 2413 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Thank you so much bro
for your kind feedback. Hey what's on with your tune ? Come on, we've got stuff to do ;-)
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