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album: OLD TAPES
track 1: 6:11 ALLEZONE
track 2: 3:46 LET ME GO
track 3: 3:48 GET YOU HOME
track 4: 2:45 AND THE WIND
track 5: 4:47 SAILOR OUT TO SEA
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For Analogapalooza. Mastered May 7, 1976
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And the wind lets my mind come home to you
As it spins I can see a lighted view
Peace is like the sun on a summer day
Love is oh so warm seems like winter is miles away

(Miles away)
(A breeze is floating me back)
(To the summer that we were together)
(When bad weather seemed to never come)

Please come with me my sweet summer sun
The fall will never come for us
We can hold right here till tomorrow comes
And let me see your yellow gold sunrise

(With me my sweet summer)
(Fall is far from our season)
(Hold me close forever)
(Let me see summer sun rise in your eyes)

I remember winter how cold the wind was howling then
I recall winter was too cold and the wind was so freezing
I remember how could I forget the wind was icy cold and frigid

Now it seems forgotten
(it's just a dream that wasn't real)
I could cry out loud but now that is past
(fantasy never seemed)
But the past is only like a dream that's gone I'm glad that
(So real to me)
Things are better now than before

Hold me summer and tell me (you love only me and forever)
Tell me you love me (you love only me forever)
I love you (yes I love you) I love you love you
I need you tell me you do
I need you now I need you (I love you)
Yes I love you I need you so

Please tell me you need me and I'll stay

And the wind lets my mind come home
I'm so tired I just couldn't roam much more
Now that summer's here
Please let me hold you near
Please never let me go again

(c)1976 Bill Grundmann
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Uploaded: Aug 04, 2007 - 02:53:10 PM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011 - 11:01:04 AM Last Played: Aug 01, 2019 - 08:29:23 AM
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announcer said 4461 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
We need more information
A pretty ambitious song with ambitious harmonies to be sung in one take. Who is that singing with you? What was the recorder and the circumstances? Did you have long blond hair and a martin guitar?

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announcer said 4461 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
And one more question
What color was the VW you rode around in during those days? Was it a bus?

PS good song.
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SmokeyVW said 4460 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
i'm not certain, but i think this, and the other ones here, were done with my modified Radio Shack Quadaphonic deck. it could only record stereo (and flip over tape for side B) or quad (both sides all at once). i modified it to disable the erase head and record head on a per track basis for each track separately - and fed the record head output to a separate preamp to get simul-sync. it was a real hack! but i got a relatively cheap 4-track that way.

soon after, i saved up my money from giving guitar lessons and bought a TEAC A-2340SX - but i suspect these tracks were done on the Radio Shack unit.

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announcer said 4460 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
A hacked Rat Shack!
and sync for a four track. You must have been the hero of the block with that set-up. It actually is not a bad sounding recording considering the gear. And it still sounds pretty good considering the amount of signal loss that tapes that age sometimes suffer from. Is the version you uploaded a mastered down version? and what did you use for a mixdown deck. I'm betting it was a cassette machine.
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SmokeyVW said 4460 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
no dolby
i lusted after Dolby, but alas had none.

that *is* the master tape - the reel i dug up was the master for each song spliced together.

while i was recording the tape into my Mac, several of the splices failed on playback - adhesive failure... it took a while to get back into how to splice tapes - i long ago lost my splicing jig, so i used an old jewel case, some scotchtape and a razor. it was like the old days, except i couldn't see the tape very well...

cassette tape?! uggh. that was awful stuff, even once Dolby-B showed up. the only good thing about cassettes is that you could play them in your car.
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SmokeyVW said 4460 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
no, i had long dark brown hair and a Kalamazoo guitar.

that's me singing falsetto here. it's all my fault!
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said 4461 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
I can see it
strummin with a few friends singing and havin fun thanks for sharing! you must have been a Yes fan!
SmokeyVW said 4460 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
you bet! The Yes were gods
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said 4461 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
Another demo...
...for the SmokeyVW Box Set! Everything I said about the first two entries also applies here Bill.

Be well!

bud said 4460 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
Nice tune Bill
very impressive vocal work. Tricky structure and changes too - very sophisticated stuff. I love how you modified the Radio Shack unit to do this.
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echoroom said 4459 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
old bill
Man, this is pretty different to your latest work ... my old stuff sounds the same, but worse quality. This is a pretty groovy track, in all senses of the word.
Sounds from a more innocent time?

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Ed Hannifin said 4459 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Somewhere between Fragile...
...and those Neil Young demos that showed up on the Buffalo Springfield box set...

I think this is the murkiest of the mixes... It has a little nod in the direction of some of the later Donovan productions, too, I think...

People like you with yer fancy-schmantsy Radio Shack hacked decks were the object of my mid-70's envy...

I remember the first time my former partner Phyllis and I recorded at a bass player's house onto a Teac reel to reel four track... THAT was high tech... We managed to get MARIMBA on THAT tune!...

These are really fascinating songs, Bill...

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said 4456 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
I'm so happy for you, Bill!!! :-)
Sooooo Happy!!!! :-) Kudos Barb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
william devine said 4449 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
cool story about
the way you modified the quad tape player.
This sounds real good.
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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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