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Strawberry Fields


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Vic Holman

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so done futzing around with this. always have been tempted to cover this song. so i gave it a shot.
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Lyrics
Let me take you down
'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see
It's getting hard to be someone
But it all works out
It doesn't matter much to me
Let me take you down
'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
No one I think is in my tree
I mean it must be high or low
That is you know you can't tune it
But it's all right
That is I think it's not too bad
Let me take you down
'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
Always know sometimes it's me
But you know I know when it's a dream
I think I know I mean a "Yes"
But it's all wrong
That is I think I disagree
Let me take you down
'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
Strawberry Fields forever
Strawberry Fields forever
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Hits: 302
Comments: 24
Fans: 23
Plays: 64
Downloads: 8

Uploaded: May 07, 2017 - 08:51:11 PM
Last Updated: May 07, 2017 - 08:51:11 PM Last Played: May 23, 2017 - 10:44:07 PM
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Hardware:
imac, presonus interface & preamp, gibson SG '61 re-isssue. Taylor 314 acoustic, fender start, boss GP10, M-Audio keyboard
Software:
logic pro
Comments
DWL said 16 days ago (May 8th, 2017)
A complex piece
This must have taken some work!

So much going on in there. Lots of good sounds.

You old hippy ;-)

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 16 days ago (May 8th, 2017)
Thanks Dick
luckily for me I knew how to play this on guitar. I had a pretty good idea where to go from thinking about it for years
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sammydix said 16 days ago (May 8th, 2017)
Agreed w Dick
This is such a grand production. Glad I didn't have to take it on. Love the twists. You can even keep one guessing on a song they've heard 5 million times.
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Vic Holman said 16 days ago (May 8th, 2017)
Thanks Sammy
at first i was thinking of a acoustic version, the acoustic track are muted so it's possible. also when i play around i have a hard rock version that was tempting to do :)
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Philip18 said 16 days ago (May 8th, 2017)
Strawberry Fields
Rich arrangement - I like what you've done here, Vic!
Vic Holman said 14 days ago (May 10th, 2017)
Thanks Philip
for some time i had in mind how i would treat the composition. so the early planning helped
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rabittwhole said 16 days ago (May 8th, 2017)
Essential track
Of the boys figuring out how to do this track live .... so well done Vic
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Vic Holman said 14 days ago (May 10th, 2017)
Thanks Jack
proves that it can be performed live! good to see you around!
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Dadai.2 said 16 days ago (May 8th, 2017)
Strawberry Fields forever...🍓
"It's getting hard to be someone
But it all works out..."

Thanks Vic.

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Vic Holman said 14 days ago (May 10th, 2017)
Thanks Jack
living is easy with eyes closed..... fake news or not:)
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Narad said 15 days ago (May 9th, 2017)
Strawberry Fields
Inspired cover ! Muchly enjoyed your stuff ! :)
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Vic Holman said 14 days ago (May 10th, 2017)
Thanks Harald
for years i kept telling myself I should give it a try to record this. it took a long time so it's out of my blood.
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Bob Rodgers said 14 days ago (May 10th, 2017)
A
great version Vic and I've always loved this song. Lots of wonderful changes and a great performance.
What a fantastic treat to hear you perform this as I'm a big Beatle fan.
Guitars are superb and I have to say you did a grand job here, very much enjoyed :-)
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Vic Holman said 14 days ago (May 10th, 2017)
Thanks Bob
one of their more challenging songs to undertake, that's for sure. although i would like to redo the vocals at some point
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FEEL said 13 days ago (May 11th, 2017)
Love this version
One of my favorite Beatles song and it especially found a place in my memory arsenal because of the remake Steve Howe partook in with the band Tomorrow. February 1968

https://youtu.be/pprZjeGdL6Y

Thanks for sharing... thoroughly enjoyed.
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Vic Holman said 12 days ago (May 12th, 2017)
thanks John
something i just had to get out of my system. i liked your take on PVS. I ha no idea of steve howe's version I 'll have to check it out
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The_Applesauce_Project said 13 days ago (May 11th, 2017)
Great production!
This is not an easy song to cover (trust me, I know!), but I think you handled it with great aplumb. Faithful to the original production but with your own little touches that make it yours.
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Vic Holman said 12 days ago (May 12th, 2017)
not so easy as it seems
around that time Lennon had a odd way of mixing time signatures. although it was fun attempt to see what would result. thanks much!
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echoroom said 11 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Dreamy
Great track Vic. This is grippy but also kind of aggressive, so there's a real nice tension in the track. Top drawer man!
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echoroom said 11 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Er
I meant trippy not grippy!
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Warren Smith said 7 days ago (May 17th, 2017)
Iconic as it gets
It's funny how certain songs challenge us to cover them. I've never been tempted to try this one, but there are other psychedelic-standard-bearers calling my name in a similar scary fashion.

You do a bang up job here. There may be some timing issues - or maybe not - it's hard to tell because it's almost impossible to stop comparing it to the classic Beatles rendition. I've listened to your version a bunch of times and I like what I hear, but I still can't separate it from the original (which, of course, I've heard a gazillion times compared to the seven or eight times I've listened to yours). Your sound is full and rich and it bathes you in its warm embrace while revealing the absurdities and contradictions that make up the story. Just as reality never looks the same after one has taken an acid trip, your song-making forever may never be quite the same after visiting Strawberry Fields. If that last sentence even makes any sense.
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KCsGROOVE said 7 days ago (May 17th, 2017)
strawberry fields
wow! quite an undertaking, great how you got a lot of the sounds right and still make it your own
just love the ending! I did a very basic version once with another singer but thast will never see the light here. I like it that people start uploading covers too here. I've done some covers in the past of songs that I really like and maybe I'll upload one here soon..
I'm gonna grab a copy of this cool piece for further examination :-)
thanks!
KC
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carbon said 5 days ago (May 19th, 2017)
wow
every time i listen to your version of strawberry fields (it's on my phone), i gain a new appreciation for how difficult it must have been to put this together. the instrumentation is a treat to listen to and there's something about the bass tone that is pretty bad ass. aside from some intonation and timing issues with the vocal i think this is a great listen. the beatles, holmanized. nice!
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paul f. page said 4 days ago (May 20th, 2017)
Big Assignment
Such a complex song that the Beatles made sound so easy. You are a brave man to reimagine it and to work out quite an authentic orchestration and realization of the original. So much to learn in studying this number. You've done a very creditable job.
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