Bouzouki and Vocals- Glyn Collinson
Guitar and Vocals- Rowena Gee
Recorded at 2am, 11th September 2009,
Social Club Hut, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Here's us playing it live...
Hi Both. We enjoyed listening to your song today and though the tonal blend of your voices really lovely to hear.. looking forward to seeing you romwena next sunday if you are around.
I like it but here are some thoughts.
Yeah, mate I have that album! Saw Claire Mann and Aaron Jones live. Their version of "Across the Western Ocean" is simply epic.
Haha. Yes, Chris it is me on the "Gee-tar" (very nice!) And I like the word "Rocketh" :-D
Glyn, buddy, this rocketh.No idea you (a) knew Ro or (b) were into this sort of stuff. Is it Ro on the "Gee'tar? Meantime, have you heard Claire Mann? this album's gorgeous: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/m annjones
Well, if your ego gets too big, then you can always just watch that Show of Hands video at the bottom of the page again ;-) However good one is, there's always someone even better. It means there is always a way of being inspired ! :-)
Pishaw. Don't say that. My ego is large enough.
Yeah you are actually a really good singer. I met Ro, and the others, at your BBQ!
Thanks Mate :)
Very nice Glyn, I wouldn't have guessed that was you singing though.
You are AMAZING! I love it :) (if you ever need an alto sax riff in any of your songs let me know :p )
I think Ro summed up the evening pretty well. For your amusement, here's the Show of Hands version...
... Yeah, I think they *might* be better musicans than us :)
So, resulting from the excitement of Glyn having seen Show of Hands at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, and both our excitement in the anticipation of seeing them on their current tour in October we've both been listening to lots of their music (check them out, they're awesome!) In particular, we both really like their version of “The Blue Cockade”. So, as we could never do justice to their version, we decided to arrange our own version of the song – which is precisely what we were up doing until about 2.30am last night/this morning !
As with any song arrangement, we started out not knowing the direction to take the song in, but it gradually took shape. We pulled together some aspects (most of the lyrics and some chords) from the Show of Hands version and a couple of lyrics and chord progressions from the Kate Rusby version, and mixed them together with a very large dose of “Waterfront”. Along the way, there was much painstaking work done to try to find some good harmonies, and some verses had to be repeated over and over as I struggled to get the hang of playing some of the complicated strumming patterns whilst still doing vocals.
And so although it is perhaps still a little rough in places, which playing it through even more will resolve, I think we're both quite pleased with the version we managed to record at the end of the night and are looking forward to playing it at a session soon.
It was on a monday morning
My head was full of drink love
So early the next morning,
But I hope you never prosper
It's true my love has listed
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