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Call Home the Day (cover of Ed Hannifin)


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Mackie

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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About one month ago I went into Ed Hannifin's Macjams-page, to see what he sounds like. I started the song ”Call Home the Day”. And wow!! What an amazing song! It touched me!

Then I got really pumped to make a cover version of it, and here it is!
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Lyrics
CALL HOME THE DAY (by Ed Hannifin)

Call home the day
There's nothing left to do
Call home the day
The day is done with you
Call home the day
And give yourself to rest
Call home the day
Call home the day
Call home, call home the day

Sun's behind the hill
And left this velvet blue
She's hid her weary head
So darling, how 'bout you?
She sings, call home the day
And give yourself to rest
Call home the day
Call home the day
Call home, call home the day

Oh, you can call it home
And you can tuck it in
And then lie down beside
Pull the covers to your chin
You can call home the day
You can both lie down to rest
Call home the day
Call home the day
Call home, call home the day
Song Stats
Hits: 1822
Comments: 36
Fans: 16
Plays: 83
Downloads: 16
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Dec 05, 2014 - 06:55:35 AM
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2014 - 06:55:35 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 06:40:29 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
iMac
Audio Technica AT4033 - microphone
Rode NT2A - microphone
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 - audio interface
Yamaha HS50M - studio monitors
Audio Technica ATH-M50X - studio headphones
LTD TE-202 - electric guitar
Martin D16GT - dad's acoustic guitar
Yamaha - electric bass guitar
Software:
Logic Pro 9
Imperfect Samples "Steinway Walnut Pro" - (amazing) piano sample
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Firsties!
I sure hope so, anyway!
Cori Ander said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Secondies
I hope (too)..
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Ed Hannifin said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
So Felix...
What I'm SUPPOSED to be doing on a Friday morning is typing up a pile of clinical notes...You know: working...

What I'm REALLY doing is grinning and listening to this over and over again. I really love what you've done with this song, and I'm very touched that you thought of doing this.

In typical MacJams fashion I'll say that I really enjoy your guitar playing and your singing. I think you've got a great sense of simplicity in arranging, and on top of that I think you've added a great sense of dynamics to the somewhat monochrome version I did long ago...

You certainly did a much better job on the drums!

I love the way things cut back as the piano fill comes in. That's a great moment.

Where I'm going with this is that for me this just works musically. It has great punch. You have also preserved the vibe of the original song.

Beyond that is just the fact that I'm thrilled that you thought of doing this. I feel honored and warmed.

I didn't mention to you before that when Edge came out of his bedroom, hearing this coming from the kitchen, and asked who it was, he also was touched. He gave me a big hug and said, "Dad, it gets me in the feels..."

I also want to assure you that I was NOT joking about you doing a box set of my songs. Please make this your life's work, or at least ONE of your life's works.

Thank you and thank you and thank you...
Mackie said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Thanks!!
Hahah! I'm really glad you like it so much! And listening to music is better than working! Isn't it? ;)

Thanks for all praise that you're giving me! It warms me aswell, in the cold winter of Sweden.

Wonderful to hear that Edge liked it aswell! It was a long time since I heard of him. Maybe it's time to make another song together? ;)

Well, thanks Ed! Part of why I made this was because, you've always been so nice and encouraging about my songs and work. In some way, I wanted to give some love back to you when I heard this song. You deserve it!

Haha, I can't promise you that I will do a box set! But it would defenitely be a wonderful idea! Maybe we should do it together?

You're welcome, you're welcome and you're welcome! =)

Felix
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Pete_NB said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Majestic
Haven't commented on a song here on MJ for quite a while but felt compelled after Ed pointed this out. Wonderful take on a great song, really touching and soft yet powerfully delivered.

I can see why Ed and Edge were hit "in the feels" by this.
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Mackie said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Oh, thank you!
Thanks! Glad you like it! Yes, the song is great!

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
Warren Smith said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Total package
The music is wonderful .. but you also have a great singing voice, too.
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Mackie said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Thank you!
Thanks! All though my voice is pitch corrected =)
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jiguma said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Felix!
I knew we'd end up hearing more from you in time :)
This sounds terrific!
Leaving aside for a moment the fact that you've focussed on one of Ed's songs, and the obvious way you've touched him by doing so, this is just such a clever and caring interpretation.
I totally understand Ed's feelings about your performance of his song - you're modern interpretation of it really shows up Ed's great writing talent, but also shows the timeless/genre-less/ageless nature of solid songwriting.
You should both be very pleased with yourselves!
Cheers from Oz Felix, it is heart warming to see how your talent has developed!
Neil
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Mackie said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Thank you!
Wow! Thanks a lot!

Felix
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alackbass said 1049 days ago (December 5th, 2014)
Call Home the Day
Wow! Outstanding!
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Mackie said 1048 days ago (December 6th, 2014)
Thanks!
Thank you!
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bud said 1048 days ago (December 6th, 2014)
Wonderful arrangement and musicicanship
and then it's your voice that really brings it. Assured and sensitive at the same time. The middle empty section with piano and voice is excellent. Really great work.
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Mackie said 1048 days ago (December 6th, 2014)
Thanks!
Thank you! I'm glad to hear you like my voice!

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
magnatone said 1047 days ago (December 7th, 2014)
Call Home
the second I saw who the artist was, and who the artist being covered was, I was already THERE! wonderful to hear something new from you Felix, and I love this song of Ed's. wonderful arrangement, this is terrific - absolutely made my Sunday!
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Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Oh..!
Haha! Thank you! Awesome :)

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
Fire_Angel said 1047 days ago (December 7th, 2014)
Powerhouse version.
I'll go listen to the original when I get up tomorrow, but this is great. Develops nicely and know just when to go louder and when to calm down a little. Lovely, well done.
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Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Thanks!
Thank you!
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composerclark said 1046 days ago (December 8th, 2014)
Very cool!
Just had another listen to Ed's original post (http://www.macjams.com/song/11745), and I still like it a lot, and think the production was really well done. It's a thrill to hear another version of this, and especially one that is done so well. Love the easy, relaxed feeling of it all, love the piano that helps set mood but never get in the way (now I'm kicking myself for never having suggested this to Ed in the first place!), the drums, guitar work, singing, everything!

Very fine work!
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Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Thanks!
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it!

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
awigze said 1046 days ago (December 8th, 2014)
Ed and Felix
What a great tune and an honor.
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Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Thank you!
Thank you!

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
FEEL said 1046 days ago (December 8th, 2014)
My fav by Mr. Hannifin
You did this justice, this version gives me goosebumps. Fantastic instrumentation and you really have something there with those vocals. How proud it must be for your dad and special it is for Ed.
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Cori Ander said 1046 days ago (December 8th, 2014)
you bet
the dad is both proud and continually amazed over what is being created in Felix little simple bedroom studio

i also want to chime in with all who point out the greatness of Ed's own version, to me it is one of the very best songs here at mj and beyond

so it made me quite thrilled when Felix started to talk about covering it — no easy thing since the original is so exceptionally good — but why not give it a try

and i think you made it Felix, if i hadn't felt that it lives up to the quality of Ed's composition and his own version, i would have dissuaded from posting, (and btw i don't think you had made that same decision yourself)
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Cori Ander said 1046 days ago (December 8th, 2014)
correction
... i think you had made that same decision yourself
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Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Wow!
Wow! Amazing to hear! Thank you!

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Thanks dad!
Thank you daddy! I'm really glad that you are so positive to my work! You know that?

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
Moviz said 1045 days ago (December 9th, 2014)
Felix
you did yourself, Dad and Ed justice with the way you tackled this song....a really good all round performance.....and so young too; I think you're really going places in the next few years; excellent, regards M
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Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Thank you!
Glad you like it! Thank you (:

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
richard13 said 1045 days ago (December 9th, 2014)
A lovely post
and a wonderful listen. I've not heard Ed's original but I sure enjoyed this. Thanks. I took a copy.
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Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Thanks!
Thank you!

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
PeterB7858 said 1044 days ago (December 10th, 2014)
Call Home the Day
Really fine work, Felix. Such a wonderful version of Ed's song. Subtle and dynamic at the same time. Quality arrangement and sensitive vocal work. Really glad I stopped by. Thanks, Peter.
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Mackie said 1043 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Thanks!
Thank you! Ed's song is wonderful, aswell! Glad you stopped by!

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
Bob Rodgers said 1043 days ago (December 12th, 2014)
An
excellent version of Ed's song and a fine performance Felix.
Wonderful work and very much enjoyed.

Bob

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Mackie said 1042 days ago (December 12th, 2014)
Thank you!
Thanks!

Felix
Check out my latest song called Du världens ljus
Dadai.2 said 1022 days ago (January 1st, 2015)
Felix...
You do both your Dad and Ed very proud. Wow. You are well on your way the path to exceed both those old men. Rare that a cover bests the original (not slaggin' at all on Ed's fine song), but you took this one and gave it your own wonderful stamp. So, thanks for a great listen.
cheers...
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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