Saturday, March 5, 2016

“Glory (Instruments only!)”

“Glory (Instruments only!)”
 
https://www.reverbnation.com/livingwaters/song/4864790-glory-karaoke

Thought it was time to haul out and listen to a track with just instruments. Here is "Glory" from our album, "The Joy". Mark wrote the song, but arrangement was a group effort; before this, the song had been quite simple, but a new vocal arrangement, and the layering of the instruments changed that. That 12-string intro, using the upper register, is Mark. Mike McBride is showing the wide range of our old ARP synthesizer and other keyboards in several places, making that great 'wind' sound in the beginning. On verses you hear him add those simulated woodwinds, so suitable for a pastoral scene, but the greatest thing he does are on piano: the rousing chorus chords and those sweet, tinkling lines that ornament the verses and quiet sections. Dave's bass, as always is not predictable and yet strongly drives the rhythm which is fascinating to hear. Tony's drums are clear and strong, with his crisp rim-shots. Greg is adding full rhythm acoustic underneath. We recorded this in our 505 Pleasant community house in the basement. Those were marvelous days. I will release a few more from this session soon!