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Crazy with you (w/ hackneybloke and scofugate)

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tonestones

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Julian wrote this very pretty acoustic tune called "Crazy With You". He was curious what would happen if we collaborated together. He has a great voice and his song writing has this really beautiful quality to it. He had already contacted Scott Fugate about doing percussion, which saved me the trouble because I love working with Scott.

The photo is some slowly dissolving timber on a temporary WW2 dock at the beginning of the white cliffs of dover.

Quote from Julian:
"i sent this song to steve....did i? in fact i don't know how it happened. i didn't even know the guy...and then somehow we ended up in a collaboration....and i hadn't even smoked anything."

In fact, this is a snapshot of our conversation which got things going:

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You sent me this: thanks for popping over for a listen. i'm digging your arrangements.....and you have an interesting bio. and is that your pug? i love pugs.
please don't work scott fugate too hard as i want him all to myself.

i'm seeing a little black pug later. really cute dog....the owner's a car-crash...but the pug's cool. i would love to collab with you. i have little ability in the rich production of things and you seem to have an ear/eye for that. if i sent you the bare bones of songs; rhythm guitar, vocal melody, lyrics, breaks etc...could you fill in the gaps and create a richer, fuller produced song?
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Julian sent me a GarageBand project which I imported into Logic. He played the electric piano, acoustic steel string parts and did all the vocals.

I added some sampled percussion (congas, tamborine, simple traps), fretless bass, classical guitar, piano, marimba.

I then sent it off to Scott for his percussive magic. He layered his parts on top of my sampled percussion which gives a really cool duel drummer effect. Scott's first attempt was absolutely perfect.

As a side note. Julian is really fun to work with. He has a very odd sense of humor. I hope to do more with him soon.

-- Steve
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Lyrics
crying  in a parked car
city lights up and I don’t know where you are
we’ve been fighting now for much too long
it’s time we realised here’s something wrong
‘sorry’ is a strange place
full of uncertainty that lines your face
and makes it seem that we no longer care
so many things to say but we just don’t dare
and we got no reason to go on like this
but  can we just give this thing a miss
to hell with us being through I’m so crazy with you
what am I gonna do I’m so crazy with you

and every night we’re searching for
a way through this insanity
another fight and reason goes astray
up into the air

grey dawn on a high tide
we didn’t make it but at least we tried
to say goodbye to rowing ways
and wasted time in those unhappy days
and I see you’re thinking just what I’m thinking
and I cant let you go like that

I guess it’s sad but it’s true I’m so crazy with you
don’t know what I can do , I’m so crazy with you
it’s too bad that we’re through,  I’m still crazy with you
what am I gonna do I’m so crazy with you
I’m so crazy with you , I’m so crazy with you
so goddamn crazy with you
I’m so crazy with you
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Plays: 241
Downloads: 73
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jan 24, 2011 - 10:52:19 AM
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 - 10:58:38 AM Last Played: Aug 16, 2017 - 05:12:15 AM
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shavingronaldscar said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
sweet!
I love the 70s easy listening feel, and the production quality on this is through the roof, as I've come to expect from Scott. The performances, also, are first class, and the tune itself is catchy as hell. In fact, whenever I comment on a tune from one of you guys, it's always just ego stroking. But we all need a bit of that too, right? ;)
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
70s easy listening
I tried to let my inner "Burt" shine through (Bacharach that is). I usually keep him chained up in my psycho-basement, but he was begging so I couldn't resist.
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hackneybloke said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
crazy with you
how many times have i cried in a parked car since this collaboration?

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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
crazy with you
haha. I hope it wasn't my guitar playing that brought you to tears. This is a really beautiful song. Parking lots are a wealth of inspiration.
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KCsGROOVE said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
very nice collab guys!
Excellent songwriting and performing!
Definitely a 70-s vibe!
Love the marimba addition!
Very much enjoyed!
KC

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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Marimbas
Seems like I have to have some kind of a mallet instrument in all my recent songs. Marimbas fit much better than a glockenspiel (my usual tuned percussion weapon of choice) with this tune.
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scofugate said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks!
For letting me in on this! I absolutly love Julians songwriting and the fusion feel that Steve brings to all his wonderful music!Wonderful job guys!!
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Always a pleasure
Scott, you bring such a great feel to these songs. I can't believe how quickly you turn out great performances. Thank you!
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neilh79 said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Crazy with you
Like the 60's/70's influences. Just need a dinner jacket and cigar then the job is complete. well done guys
tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Dinner Jackets
are optional. Just sit back, relax and enjoy. Thanks, Neil.
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Symphony101 said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
pure pleasure
A great song and fantastic arrangement. I love everything on this. A great result from 3 talents meeting ...
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Yves
Greatly appreciated.
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Calchas said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Nice nice NIIIIIICE!
Classy 70s style pop ballad. Wonderful lyrics sung with passion and verve. Kudos Julian!

Beautiful musical accompaniment. Steve, your keyboard additions are magnifico! Scott's artistry shines through here as well.

From start to finish an excellent piece of work...

Be well friends!
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Michael
Always appreciate your comments.
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Bob6stringer said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Three great tastes in one jar of jam.
You're all favorites, and combined, you make a great mix. I wish I could remember who Julian's voice reminds me of. IT's great. Oh, I've got it: Julian. Scott, you have the chops and versatility to do so much, and when collab-ing, I notice you have a tendency, nonetheless, to serve the song. Last but most: Steve, you're crazy versatile, talented and tasteful in your ability to blend brains with heart across your catalog. (And I can't help but wonder FZ would think to have his influence grace those turnarounds on such a smoooth song -- as if you borrowed Ruth Underwood herself.
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Ruth Underwood
I saw her playing with the mothers back in 1973. She was amazing. I've always liked mallet instruments, but she was a master. Zappa made great use of her talents.
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Bob Rodgers said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
A
superb song and a great combination of talent. The mix and production is first class and this is a really great song. Wondeful lyrics and as always a great vocal Julian.
I love all the different instruments and percussion used.
A great performance and very much enjoyed, thanks for the download.

Bob
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Bob.
Percussion is usually where I start a tune. Then bass. The bass line usually shapes things for me.

I'm glad you like it. Julian has a great voice and is an excellent song writer. I hope to do more with him in the not too distant future.
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Mosaica said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Cool stuff
Long before I read all the other comments beating me to it about, I thought "70's soft rock"! I was expecting jazz as per your selected genre so this (for me) was an unexpected and very nice surprise. Love the vocal and the instrumental lines. I feel all nostalgic now...
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
70s soft rock
I probably should have filed this one under the ballad genre. Julian clearly wrote it as a ballad. When I first heard it I told him it sounded like "vintage America". I told him I'd "fix" that. Of course there isn't anything wrong with it. I tried to jazz it up a bit with my instrumental musings, but it is at its core a great ballad tune.
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PeterB7858 said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Fantastic work
Fantastic work Steve, Julian and Scott. Julian's distinctive vocal work and harmonies are complemented very nicely by the sympathetic arrangement and Scott's drums. Pro quality sound. Another song for the mp3 player! Thanks to all. Warm regards, Peter.
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Bound for the mp3 player!
Very happy to read that. I love the idea that people listen to something I've worked on when they are out walking on the beach, enjoying a great sunset.
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davisamerica said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
well
you know Bert also wrote "My Little Red Book" .... and see what Love did with that. Right where I like it guys... to the heart. Excellent track gents.
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Jack
I used to listen to Burt on TV when I was a kid and his piano/arrangements. Interesting bit of trivia.. His father was Bert Bacharach, but he was named "Burt". Some people go to great lengths not to be a "jr.".
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ShadowofNine said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Bravo
MAGIC>>>
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Dave
I appreciate the comment. I've got to say, when Julian first sent me this tune I had that magic feeling.
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FEEL said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
What a colab
Very nice... great tune and a nice mix. I'm amazed at the quality music you can get from MJ and this is a fine example. thanks for sharing.
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks for listening
What an interesting place MJ is. I rarely listen to music outside of MJ these days. There is so much great stuff here.
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richard13 said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Very nice work Steve, Scott and Julian
Very nice (he repeats).
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Richard, I love to hear it twice
One of my fav lyrics from King Crimson:
"I repeat myself when I'm under stress.... I repeat myself when I'm under stress"
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rok41 said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Crazy
Steve, this is very nicely done my friend. Such an easy feel, lovely listen. Julian is a remarkable musician and Scott is a true professional. So, so good...
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Chris
Kind of a fusion of jazz and pop ballads thing going on here. I'm really glad you like it. When I played music for a living (a waaaay long time ago) I played the bass 1st and guitar 2nd. I usually approach song writing from the bass line. I'm glad to hear that it appeals to other bassists.
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alackbass said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Crazy with you
I remember Julian sending this one my way! I love the song. I don't seem to recall being fired LOL!

I love all the jazzy and and progressive elements. Awesome performances, writing, arranging, production, and mix! Downloaded!
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
I may have stolen this one from you
Andrew, Julian and I were talking and he mentioned he had one in the works with you (What Can I Say?). We were discussing doing a collab and he sent this one to me. He later sent us both copies of What Can I Say? and Crazy With You. I think he forgot which of us was working on which song.

Anyway, they are both great songs and I think they both turned out well..
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alackbass said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
LOL
The great thing about Julian is he has plenty of great songs to go around! Cheers!
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RAVENS said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Terrific
What a team ya got here! Julian has such a lovely voice, and the lyrics are great. Scott is such a great talent, as are you Steve. Awesome collab fellas!

RAVEN ;-)
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Dani
No shortage of talent on MJ. I love all of the opportunities to collab with such interesting, unique musical voices.
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awigze said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
brilliant
a true collaboration and as good as it gets... like the syncopation. This is a rocket awaiting countdown... something going on here. special
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Andy
Thanks, Andy. Now that I listen to the ending, I realize it is missing something. A tasty sax solo! Next time I'm going to give you call.

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fasteddie said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Nicely done all
Very excellent relaxed jazz.
I really like the vocals on this one Julian. Good thing he didn't ask me to sing it.
Great instruments Steve. I particularly like the bass. The tone is great. Makes me want to get a fretless.

Scott, Great work as always groovemaster! :D

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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Scott, the groovemaster
Scott is amazing. I've done several tunes with him. He does a great job in incredible time. I can't say enough good things about him. When Julian emailed and said "please don't work scott fugate too hard as i want him all to myself" I knew we had to join forces.
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Carrie71 said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Crazy w/ You
Steve + Scott + Julian = one fantastic tune! Love Julians voice and song writing, I am a fan. Scott adds just the right touch and Steve you are incredible! I really enjoyed this one a lot!
tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Carrie!
Thanks for the listen. Your comments are deeply appreciated.
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magnatone said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Crazy With You
it just doesn't get better than this! This song is equal parts gorgeous and cool - you 3 have got something here, beyond the song itself - the synergy is palpable. more please!
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Gorgeous and Cool
Wow, Karen. Thanks so much. We'll have to use that for the band name when we take our trio on the road ;)
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Daugrin said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
NIce Boys
Great to here ya playing together...

Daug
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tonestones said 2398 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Thanks, Daug
Appreciate you dropping by for a listen.
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yrp said 2397 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Sweet
smooth tune!
Perfect to ease me from the stress and anxiety of my last vacation day!

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tonestones said 2397 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
The last vacation day.
Oh man, I hope it was a good vacation. Welcome back to the working world. Glad we could help with the transition.
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MarcusPerry said 2397 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Cool
This has a lot of cool things going on melodically. I like the change of pace at 2:46 and then back into the smooth part.. cool transition.
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tonestones said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Coolness
Thanks, Marcus. I always try to build a good flow of dynamics into a piece. Julian made it easy with this one. By the way, I really like your "Free Man Friday". Great tune.
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DarkPlanet said 2397 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Feeling it!
Sweet music, Slipping into the groove of this is very easy, Kudos to all! Great Job!
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tonestones said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Slipping into the groove
Man, I love to hear that! Thanks, Tom.
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jgurner said 2397 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Crazy Cool!
Nice, laid back and easy. Great collab guys. Enjoyed it!
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tonestones said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Crazier then ever
Many thanks. Greatly appreciated.
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Sigmund said 2397 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Crazy with you
This song is so well put together - I am in awe of the dynamic flow. Julian your vocals and harmonies are just excellent. Steve you melded your unique style with Julian's so beautifully, and Scott's percussion rounds everything out so nicely. This is really a stellar performance by all, and is worth playing over, and again, and again!

Ah - good - dl is available!

Thanks guys - I really enjoyed this one!
Sig
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tonestones said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Thanks, Sigmund
Greatly appreciated. Julian and Scott were both great to work with. Jullian has an incredibly silky smooth voice. Glad you downloaded it. I love sharing tunes I work on.
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Moviz said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Always like
Julian's lyrics with their story-like quality and then there's the performances he gives as well.... just so talented, but he must learn to let others use Scott as well LOL. This is a great sound and an excellent collab by all, regards M
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tonestones said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Funny how Scott brought this together
Completely by accident. Scott is a treasured resource at MJ.
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woofer3 said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
crazy with you
Thoughtfully written with a first class performance. Instantly appealing.
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lholden said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
gorgeous
The production on this is just so beautifully clear and balanced. I like the tune and harmonies as well! Super listen... thanks.
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fambroski said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Depth man...
Nothing like the combination of a great song and great production. CHEERS!!
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Outtaorbit said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Cool reminds me of .....
Doobie Brothers...
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Char said 2396 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Wow!
That is just perfect. well done, guys. Thanks.
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SmokeyVW said 2395 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
classic
this is classic - and pretty darned professional sounding, production and performance

thanks
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Feter said 2395 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Crazy with you
Great songwriting ..singing ..then musician craft all over ..superb !!
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Vic Holman said 2395 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
crazy
powerful song. the three of you did a really bang up job!

the mixing and mastering is top notch. i agree with others about a 70's sound. but that is good by me. some of the best musicians where on their game in those days
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mike_d said 2394 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Outstanding!
Very nice track- enjoyed it very much!
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jiguma said 2394 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Sorry I'm late Steve, Julian and Scott
On a manic catch up run! This sounds very nice in my phones. Some fantastic sounds on this lost JT song. Beautiful harmonies Julian - then it's all pretty good. The bar at MJ sure is getting higher these days.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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egobandit said 2394 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
this is magic
its what music was and should be, so enticing, moving and memorable,You guys jell together so well! Its like you have been together forever only on MJ's
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tokai said 2393 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Hey Steve
J was telling me about this tune. You have made an amazing arrangement out of it. The drums and keyboards are very tastefully down as too are the brake downs between the passages. It reminded me of Toto in places.

Great collob blokes!
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Ziplok said 2393 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Wicked Nice
silky production and the vocals remind me of some cool songs of the time i grew up and it seems a cross between something that goes well in a nice relaxed atmosphere and is a calming type of a feeling it gives. kind of a different type of carribean thing going on in the background. nice work.
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jibes said 2393 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Crazy with you
It's all been said so I just say excellent!!
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jdholliday said 2393 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
wow
have I been missing out, Julian, another wonderfully written and sung song my friend, and Steve, awesome production dude! Scott you are the man! All star stellar performance!
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michaeljayklein said 2393 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Superlative work gents...
...this is fooking excellent!
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RobLeBanc said 2392 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Great
project fellas, nice production , Julian's singing is lovely as always, awesome job on all the percussion Scott, well done all!
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Hickling_Stan said 3 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
6 1/2 years late
No idea how I missed this one at the time. Thought I'd heard all Julian's vocals. Superb song, lyrics, vocals arrangements. What a find!!
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