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Friendship (with Franciscus Henri)


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Philip18

 Genre: Acoustic

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This song has been taken from a 1972 Franciscus Henri LP called Gabriel's Mother's Highway (the title track was written by Arlo Guthrie).

Both Franciscus and I have posted it, so if you've commented on his page there's no need to comment here - the song is the same.

"Friendship" was the final song on the LP. It was short, so a guitar solo was added at the start of the song. I fiddled around a bit, then Franciscus asked for the solo to keep to the lower strings. The track is the first take, played on the Maton FG 100 steel strung acoustic guitar that I still use today.

The track is taken from the vinyl, so you'll hear some noise. This is being posted by both Franc and me, and the cover displayed is from a copy of an LP that Arlo and Franc signed. We are still playing music together today, so I guess "Friendship" is an apt title for a collaboration.

Credits:
Words and music: Franciscus Henri
Vocals: Franciscus Henri
Guitars: Phil Gardner, Franciscus Henri
Drums: Geoff Cox
Bass: Rick Berger
Piano: Brian Cadd
Produced by Brian Cadd

Recorded at Armstrong Studios by Graeme Owens
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Lyrics
Friendship like bread
Once broken yet
I've broken mine
Friendship like wine
I've poured out mine
Peter and Sal
Sal was my gal
I know where they went
And I know why they had to go
All I can say
The USA
Seems a lifetime away
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Comments: 32
Fans: 23
Plays: 136
Downloads: 44
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 07, 2013 - 02:34:24 AM
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2013 - 02:12:02 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 08:29:48 AM
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Comments
Narad said 1529 days ago (October 7th, 2013)
Friendship
I did listen to this song already ! Lol.
Excellent musical symbiosis of two friends ! :)
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Philip18 said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
Thanks
THanks for the compliment, Harald - much appreciated!
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KCsGROOVE said 1529 days ago (October 7th, 2013)
friendship
love the warmth of the mix
cool guitarwork
made me think of Love or the Collectors :-)
dig the oldschool vibe
KC
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Philip18 said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
Thanks
They were warm mixes - should be more of it, I think! Thanks for stopping by, KC.
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J_Gretch said 1529 days ago (October 7th, 2013)
Friendship
i like this a lot,,,thanks for sharing.
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Philip18 said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for stopping by!
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PeterB7858 said 1529 days ago (October 7th, 2013)
Impressive
One take, Mr Gardner! Pretty impressive. Fine groove. It is great to hear this and also great to know that you two, and the Maton, are still producing quality music and are still friends 40 years later. Enjoyed. Thanks, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
One take
Yes, if I were doing it today I'd have GB on loop and do 20 takes! That Maton has done a lot of work, and I'm hoping it will keep it happening! See you soon.
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alackbass said 1529 days ago (October 7th, 2013)
Friendship
Love the vinyl warmth. Sure does echo of the period it was created in. Excellent vocal.
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Philip18 said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
Thanks
The mixes were warm - we get clarity today, but that warmth is hard to replicate, I think. I've always found Franc's vocals have both power and warmth. Thanks again for your support, Andrew - it is much appreciated!
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jiguma said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
Mixed by Brian Cadd!
Respect!
Lovely sound on the FG 100 - I still have my FG150 12 string from the same period.
Vey nice - thanks!
N

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Philip18 said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
The mix
At the time I think the connection was Armstrong Studios and Fable Records - both Franciscus and Brian Cadd had recorded for Fable. He was already big then, so having him as the producer was a real buzz. Don't sell that FG 150 - wonderful sound!
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egobandit said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
cool intro
IM sinking into the guitar leading melding into Franciscus Vocals
Great poetry I always like a song with great writing
Tops and thanks for the download!
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Philip18 said 1528 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
Thanks
My memory is that Peter and Sal were friends of Franc and they shifted from Australia to the USA, hence the song. Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
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rok41 said 1527 days ago (October 9th, 2013)
Friendship
Echos of the times - Although this was a little before my real music consciousness took over, I feel that familiar feeling when listening to this. I really enjoyed that era of music, thanks for posting.
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Philip18 said 1527 days ago (October 9th, 2013)
Hi Chris
There was a lot a good music made then, Chris! Thanks for stopping by.
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Vic Holman said 1527 days ago (October 9th, 2013)
Friendship
pretty cool track. sure has a CSN&Y vibe here. could of been a lost track from one of their albums.
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Philip18 said 1526 days ago (October 10th, 2013)
Thanks
Well any comparison to CSNY is a high compliment, Vic, and I thank you for it! Glad you enjoyed the track.
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groovehounds said 1526 days ago (October 10th, 2013)
Friendship (with Franciscus Henri)
As soon as I heard the opening hiss I new it would sound good ... like everyone has said ... warm. There is nothing like analogue ... love the warm bass sound and that wonderful lead tone. Henri's vocals sound great. More please!
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Philip18 said 1526 days ago (October 10th, 2013)
Warm sound
I thought I might be able to bet rid of that hiss, but no luck - probably need better software than I have! But yes, it does tell you what to expect. We were all impressed by the arrival of the no noise CD, but it seems that some warmth went too - another case of you don't know what you've got till it's gone! Thanks for stopping by, Stan.
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guygrooves said 1526 days ago (October 10th, 2013)
Digging the groove
This is a great track!
Peace
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Philip18 said 1525 days ago (October 11th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Guy. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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michaeljayklein said 1526 days ago (October 10th, 2013)
Friendship...
...firstly, this is an excellent example of the "sounds" of the 70s and the vinyl artifacts, without being obtrusive, add much to that dimension. Very sold work gents and the guitar work on this is wonderful! The beats have a nice crisp sound to them and contribute very nicely too. Thanks for sharing this little trip down memory lane; I really enjoyed this! Michael
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Philip18 said 1525 days ago (October 11th, 2013)
Thanks
We were happy with the guitars at the time, Michael, and I think the track has stood the test of time. THanks for stopping by - always good to hear from you!
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Charday said 1523 days ago (October 13th, 2013)
jdholliday here Phillip
just popped in to see if there was anything new and cool to listen to, I guess this isn't "new" but it's top quality stuff, should be soaring/dominating the macjams charts! Well done! Jd.
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Philip18 said 1523 days ago (October 13th, 2013)
Thanks
Good to hear from you, JD! I'm glad you enjoyed the track - the fact is this sort of music is in my head and hands, so that my past is still somewhere in my sound of today. Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated!
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Bob6stringer said 1523 days ago (October 13th, 2013)
Nicely done,
Like the extended intro fiddlling, low strings and all...sets it apart from the expected fretboard crawlings and fits well with this fine, chill piece. Takes me back to a time when THIS is the kind of music we all dug. (Yeah, guess I'm old.) You piqued my interest with the Maton 100...watch-listened to some vid of it...nice, round sound not too unlike my D-28.
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Philip18 said 1523 days ago (October 13th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed the song, Bob. The Maton is nice, but I'd love to add a D-28 to the collection! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated.
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grah3am said 1522 days ago (October 14th, 2013)
Warm
Like Friendship. Lovely blend of old and new.
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Philip18 said 1522 days ago (October 14th, 2013)
Like friendship
THanks Graham - much appreciated!
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thetiler said 1517 days ago (October 20th, 2013)
Like the fade in
and continues with a nice texture with the lead and the counter guitar. Very swayin and cool festive sound. It all works like clock work in a nice soft rockin way !
Nice singing ! Like the sixties feel to this. I enjoy how you capture that feeling of the way it was and the way it could be even today !
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Philip18 said 1516 days ago (October 20th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked the feel of it, Bill. Thanks for listening and for leaving a comment - much appreciated!
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Name: Philip Gardner
Location: Melbourne Victoria Australia
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Played folk guitar then learnt jazz guitar in the 70s. Worked in folk joints, then pubs, restaurants and reception centres in bands, duos or solo. Now enjoying the opportunities that the digital age supplies to write and record.... [see more]

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