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Chasing Shadows - Feat. PeterB7858, Rok41 & Scofugate


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Sigmund

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Peter B approached me late last year with Chasing Shadows. Of course I said yes! Boy what a challenging and fun song to work on! With help from Chris (rok) and Scott (scofugate) I knew this was going to be something special. I wanted to keep the original spirit of the song that Peter had intended, while adding my own touch here and there. I asked him to comment on the project and here is what he had to say:

"Several MJ members had suggested that my solo acoustic version of Chasing Shadows could stand a bigger arrangement and Sig graciously accepted the challenge, just as he had done previously on Devil Wind.

No guessing that I think this turned out rather well.

Sig’s arrangement/production skills and fantastic guitar and keyboard playing are on display big time. As an added bonus, Chris laid down some sublime bass lines and wonderful vocal work. And to top it all off, Scott just nailed the supportive and inventive drum track.

Big smiles all round.

Thanks, so much guys. I owe you all a beer or three"


Peter is a great songwriter, and I feel privileged to work with him. Chris played phenomenally - both on bass, as well as with some excellent harmony vocal work. Scott, as usual, continues to floor me with his exceptional percussive talents.

Thanks to all 3 gents for a fine collaborative effort. I hope you enjoy Peter B's "Chasing Shadows"

Cast:
Peter B - Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Master
Rok41 - Bass, Harmony Vocals
Scofugate - Drums
Yo - All Electric Guitars, Keys, Synths & Mix
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Lyrics
Chasing Shadows - Peter Bowen (October 2015) CAPO 3

Opening Riff

[Am] Night time in the [G] desert

[Am] Fire in the [G] sky

[Am] A blaze of cut glass [G] crystal

From [Am] on high (riff1)

[Am] The Southern Cross [G] heroic

[Am] Proudly points the [G] way

[Am] And guides this weary [G] travelling

Emigre [Am] (riff2)

[C] A distant train is [G] calling out

The [Dm] Ghan* is on the [Am] run

[Fmaj7] It’ll pass by Coober [Em] Pedy

With the [Am] sun (riff1)

[C] Wish I was on that [G] fast train

[Dm] Rolling down the [Am] line

[Fmaj7] Heading home to [G] find

Some piece of [Am] mind (riff2)

Break over verse

Mercury the wanderer

Orion on the hunt

A life spent chasing shadows

At the front

The beauty of the outback

Stole my heart away

That fair but fickle maiden

Held me sway

[C] A distant train is [G] calling out

The [Dm] Ghan is on the [Am] run

[Fmaj7] It’ll pass by Coober [Em] Pedy

With the [Am] sun (riff1)

[C] Wish I was on that [G] fast train

[Dm] Rolling down the [Am] line

[Fmaj7] Heading home to [G] find

Some piece of [Am] mind (riff2)

Break over chorus

[C] That distant train’s still [G] calling out

The [Dm] Ghan is on the [Am] run

[Fmaj7] It’ll pass by Coober [Em] Pedy

With the [Am] sun (riff1)

[C] Wish I was on that [G] fast train

[Dm] Rolling down the [Am] line

[Fmaj7] Heading home to [G] find an

Old love of [Am] mine (riff2)

Closing riff

*The Ghan is the name of an iconic train that travels between Darwin in the Northern Territory to Adelaide in the south through the desert centre of Australia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghan
Song Stats
Hits: 1854
Comments: 46
Fans: 30
Plays: 109
Downloads: 19
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Apr 10, 2016 - 10:08:03 PM
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2016 - 06:28:04 PM Last Played: Jul 15, 2017 - 02:18:05 AM
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Hardware:
A computer, a couple guitars, bass, keyboard, drumset, and bunch of dudes who play them
Software:
Logic Pro X
Comments
awigze said 470 days ago (April 10th, 2016)
Big
Great lineup of some of the best I know. Good to hear your work again. Many thanks.
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Sigmund said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Hi Andy
Thanks for stopping by to listen - the band appreciates your support here at mj!
Sig
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Fire_Angel said 470 days ago (April 10th, 2016)
Oh boy, how do I comment?
Fantastic, can't think of much else to say, and yet I must mention this; some of that lead guitar playing reminds me of Brian May yet again. Now Dr. May numbers Hank Marvin, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Dave Gilmour and Joe Satriani among his fans, so if you can remind anyone of his playing you're doing something amazing.

Finally, everybody involved in this should be proud. Tons of feeling in the vocals, perfect rhythm section, yeah I did think of something to say after all...

It almost felt like stealing downloading this without paying.
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Sigmund said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Hello FA
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. I always look forward to your most kind thoughts. To be mentioned in the same sentence with the likes of Brian May, is, well, humbling to say the least. I think you are far too kind. As far as the rest of the band, they are all pros, to say the least. Both players were simply remarkable on this song, and you can't go wrong with the excellent songwriting talents that Peter is gifted with. The truth is I struggled with this project, until I was able to plug in Chris' and Scott's parts, then it all clicked like magic. The band thanks for you, again, for your very kind and articulate thoughts - most appreciated!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
PeterB7858 said 470 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Hold the faith
MJ is such a great place for bringing musicians together. How cool is it that I can write songs and then get musicians of the calibre of Sig, Chris and Scott to give it the star treatment. Hang in there folks and hold the faith. Thanks, again you guys. One happy camper here. Take care.
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Sigmund said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Peter, my Friend...
It is such a pleasure to work with you. Your songs are well written, and you trust me enough to allow me the artistic freedom to pretty much do what I want with your work. The fact that I can bring in the likes of Chris and Scott to make this project shine just makes it all the better. I definitely think we are on to something, and should just keep going. When's the next one? :)

Thanks again - Sig
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KCsGROOVE said 470 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
chasing shadows
your version had potential and this is proof of it
great collab, well performed
a really fine song!
very much enjoyed
KC
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Sigmund said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Hi KC
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen, and to comment. We appreciate the kind words, and your support here at MJ. Peter, Chris and Scott are one talented group of guys - they make what I do sound so much better than it really is lol. Thanks again, my friend!
Sig

Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
rok41 said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Chasing Shadows
Sig, well done my friend - this one came a long way from when I first heard it. You really created a nice vision with the production. Love working with ya!

As always, Peter it was a pleasure working with you, Sig and Scott on one of your compositions. You really write wonderful songs with great visual references. Acoustically and Vocally, very good as we've come to expect. Thanks for asking for me to be a part of this one.

Scott, you always keep me on my toes man! Great job, with some very slick technique, you rock!
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Sigmund said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
My Friend
You know this one wouldn't have been the same without you. You elevate every project you're a part of to a higher level. I am honored to call you compadre! Thanks again for being a part of this!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
sammydix said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Lovely
and emotional. This should be an entire album. Instant modern classic easily.
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Sigmund said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Hey Sammy
Great to see you! There was a certain magic that flowed out of this song. Kinda ties us all together in a way most people don't quite understand - but I know you do. Thanks so much for stopping by to listen and comment - means a lot, my friend.
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
scofugate said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
WOW
I heard this one early and way to go on the production! Sounds great and refreshing!
My honor to jam this tune with all of you. So fun!
Thanks for letting me be a part. Chris, you rock buddy,you are the rock!!!
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Sigmund said 469 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Hey Scott
You nailed this one my friend. You knew just where to put the accents - when to play hard, and when to back off. It came together so nice. I'm thrilled you could be a part of this - we MUST do it again! thanks again!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Franciscus_Henri said 469 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
Fabulous collaboration
Well done you did honour a great song
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Sigmund said 468 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
Hi Franciscus
Really happy to see you made it by to have a listen. The honor was mine - that big island you live on is just full of gifted songwriters, I guess ;) Thanks again for taking the time to listen and comment - we all appreciate it very much!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
mystrag said 469 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
Superb
A great song meets great production and musicians. Gives me so much chills... Ending solo rocks. Thank you and cheers.
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Sigmund said 468 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
Hi Jay
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen and to comment. This is a great group of guys, and I feel privileged to be able to work with them. We appreciate your support here - thanks again!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
FEEL said 469 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
Love the version
to an already fine composition. A lot more feel to the song with the addition of some of my favorite musicians. Good to hear you back Sig.
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Sigmund said 468 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
Hey John!
Good to see you here my friend! We appreciate you stopping by to have a listen, and your kind thoughts are most welcome. This was a great song to work on, and it always helps to surround yourself with the kind of talent these guys possess. I feel very fortunate to have such friends. We need to work on another one soon, John - Thanks again for stopping by - we are all grateful for your support here.
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
VicDiesel said 468 days ago (April 13th, 2016)
Bigger
is better? Great song and arrangement.

Just one remark: at the minute mark you start throwing in a thick distorted guitar. Fine. But almost at the same time some synth parts come in. 1. That's information overload for the listener, 2. the synth parts are a little soft and feel less convincing.

Otherwise, great performances and great sounding mix. Love the bass solo and the multiple guitars around 2:30.
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Sigmund said 466 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
Hi VIc
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - I appreciate your thoughts as well. I'm still working on my "layering" skills, which is what I think you are referring to. Everybody did their best for this project and I'm most grateful. We appreciate your support - thanks!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
davisamerica said 467 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
Pete and company
This is totally sweet. Great song with terrific backing..... Well done to all involved. Projects like this proves there is still some incredible musical life here at MJ!
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Sigmund said 466 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
Hey Jack
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. There is a core group here who will always be here, as long as there is a "here" to be. We come and go, but always come back, at some point. You're definitely one of those guys who sticks around, and it's much appreciated - by all of us! So THANKS, for your thoughts, and your support!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
alley-oop said 466 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
very pro
great sound! very clean, all good all around!
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Sigmund said 466 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
Hello Mr Oop
Thank you for your visit! The entire band really appreciates you stopping by to listen and comment.
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Philip18 said 466 days ago (April 15th, 2016)
Chasing Shadows
You done a great job with this, Sig, adding tension and drive. The original was reflective and introspective - your version is more powerful. Love the keys, Chris's bass solo is wonderful, Scott's drums both solid and varied. Harmonies add to it, too. And then there's your guitar - always a delight. Very different from the original - I love them both!
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MarkHolbrook said 465 days ago (April 15th, 2016)
I could take this all day
any day and all night long. As I would expect the instrument work is spot on. Peter's song writing never fails to reach great heights.

Perhaps it's just my system but I found Peter's usually crystalline vocals to feel a little muddled. I switched to head phones to see if it was my system. It felt the same.

I'll try another computer and see if maybe the sound card on this beast has decided to muddle Peter.

But beyond that everything here is spot on great!
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Sigmund said 464 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
Hi Mark
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. It's always a challenge to fit vocals into a busy and complex mix - makes me wonder sometimes why I do that lol! Anyway, we all really appreciate your support here - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
magnatone said 465 days ago (April 15th, 2016)
Chasing Shadows
this is exquisite - you guys are really the dream band!
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Sigmund said 464 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
Karen!
So glad to see you, my friend! MJ just would not be the same without your presence here. I don't know about "dream" band, but we sure do have a lot a fun doing what we do. The band humbly thanks you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
grah3am said 465 days ago (April 15th, 2016)
Great chorus
The rest is good too, but the chorus is the hook, and it rocks.
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Sigmund said 464 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
Hi Graham
Thank you for coming by to have a listen and comment. I have to agree with you about those choruses - they do rock! Of course it helps to have a premier rhythm section like rok and scott - and I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge Peter's exceptional songwriting talents - they made my job so much easier! We appreciate your support here - thanks again!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
alackbass said 465 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
Chasing Shadows
Outstanding! A must have download!
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Sigmund said 464 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
Hi Andrew!
Thanks for coming by to have a listen! We always say that one of the best compliments is a download. We all very much appreciate your support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
egobandit said 464 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
So deep
the first thing that struck me was the mix surrounding with plenty of space, then it climbs grows love the singing , you guys sound like your in the same room tops on this!
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Sigmund said 463 days ago (April 18th, 2016)
Hey Tim
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen and to comment. I appreciate you noticing about how we sounded all in the same room. We put a lot of time into getting that right. The band thanks you for your time and support here.
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
jiguma said 464 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
Big production!
Great work on this everyone - a surprisingly big sound, but with lots of light and shade. Peter, you must be beside yourself with satisfaction at how this shaped up!
Cheers,
Neil
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Sigmund said 463 days ago (April 18th, 2016)
Hi Neil
Great to see you stopping by for a listen, and we all appreciate your nice comments. Thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
groovehounds said 464 days ago (April 17th, 2016)
Chasing Shadows
This is top notch. A well written tune taken to another level ... Peter, you must be in heaven. Love that change at about 156 with the acoustic guitar picking and cool bass. The tone of the acoustic sits real well in the mix. Fantastic ....The ending just felt like it needed a girl chorus behind Peter's voice. Wonderful playing by all!
Great production
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Sigmund said 463 days ago (April 18th, 2016)
Hey Stan
Thanks for stopping by. Peter gave me a great song to work with, and with all the pro talent I had around me on this one, it was hard NOT to have it come out cool. The band appreciates your support here - thanks again!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
paul f. page said 462 days ago (April 18th, 2016)
What power you create!
As you break into about 1:00, this piece just begins to soar with such a powerful sound. The bass and piano particularly stand out to me, both playing with precision and expertly worked into the mix. All that instrumental work around 2:00 is exhilarating!!! Wow. The vocals kind of get lost in all the exuberant instrumentals, but I end up not caring because the piece just stands out on its own with a force and completeness that the words just don't matter (to me). What a great track!!!
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Sigmund said 460 days ago (April 20th, 2016)
Hi Paul
Not paying attention to vocals has gotten me in more trouble lol! Just wanted to say thanks, for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. The entire band really appreciates your support here.
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
davisamerica2 said 461 days ago (April 19th, 2016)
Chasing Shadows
This one leaves me breathless! Amazing talent here in every nook and cranny. I've listened back, each time focusing on the individual artists, and then again to take in all in. Thanks, Sig, and to all you guys. Wonderful production, and a fantastic mix also! Terry
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Sigmund said 460 days ago (April 20th, 2016)
Hi Terry
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen, and for leaving such a nice comment. Coming from such a talented singer/writer such as your self, your words are high praise, and they are much appreciated by everyone involved this project.
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
ConnieO said 441 days ago (May 10th, 2016)
Chasing Shadows
Wow! What a cool collaboration. :o)
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