Saturday, April 2, 2016

An Easter Backing Track Release!

An Easter Backing Track Release!

Click this to hear the backing track for "Forever": 
Click this to hear the song with vocals:

Easter is not a day. It is a 50-day season. The 'octave' of Easter has also always been a way of celebrating the Resurrection. More than that, it is an attitude and a way of life. As St. Augustine once observed, "We are an Easter people, and 'Alleluia' is our song"! This song culminates in the wonderful invitation from our gentle yet powerful Lord, "Up, up from the tomb, rise with Me! Rise to eternal splendor"!

So! Here is another in our series of our 'backing track' releases. The group often performed this for conferences, penance services and many other venues. This track, I created myself (Mark). I wrote up some sheet music lines on Noteworthy Composer and transferred them into GarageBand using different instruments, such as strings and piano. I added some tracks of my 12-string and overlaid the vocals. For this version here, I removed all vocals except the last chorus. I have actually used this to perform the song a few times, playing guitar and singing live with this as a backing. If you know the song, you could use this version to sing over, if you wish. Just let us know about it, and support us back in some way, and that is good enough for us.

I took a lot of care in arranging this. One thing you may notice is that during the transition, everything drops out except simple chords on the piano and chiming harmonics on the 12-string. Then, things slowly build to the Resurrection final.

Please! Enjoy this latest offering, "Forever"! OR at least for as long as a good listen....

Peace & Love & JOY,
Mark LaJOIE!