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Lee Lucas & Lavallin - Seven Stones (Genesis Tribute)

Lee >>> Lucas on April 03, 2013 11:19

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    Seven Stones is the 4th release in the series of Genesis Tribute songs of the bands early years I have been working alongside my good friend Graham with. The original song was on the bands 1971 album Nursery Cryme, and is the first release of the many songs we intend to cover from this classic album of theirs.

    I remember in conversation with Graham when discussing the tracks from this album to do, I told him I have always loved the tones in Gabriel's voice on the ballad of a song Seven Stones. I did not myself have any intention of wanting to do the song, and the next thing I know Graham sent me the music to do it.

    On the original Seven Stones you will very much hear them tones in Gabriel's voice, for this is a song even he himself sang differently in comparison to many of the songs he did sing for Genesis. Gabriel as a great sweetness in his voice when he does this song, and it really is something I could never emulate, and had to do in another way. There are many words in this song I simply could not reach, and struggled with, and I perhaps gave it a more harder edge in my own approach in comparison to the original.

    Once again I would like to thank Graham for his hard work he has put into getting the music as close to the original as he can, to which he has done a brilliant job of.

    You can hear more of Graham's fine music on his cloud here: Lavallin

    Seven Stones is available as a Free Digital Download along with all the Genesis Tribute songs in this series @ Bandcamp by clicking on the Free Download Button above.

    Seven Stones (Words & Music By Genesis)

    Lee Lucas - Vocals & Backing Vocals.

    Graham Lavallin - Guitars; backing vocals; arrangement around a midi sequence believed to be authored by Michael Vanni
    Instrumentation: Fender Strat through Apogee Gio pedal interface to access onboard GarageBand amps and FX pedals for electric guitars.
    Ovation electro-acoustic guitar through Roland Sonic Cell interface and custom acoustic guitar patches for acoustic guitars.
    AMG vst Hammond Rock/Jazz Organ; AMG vst Mellotron Strings and Mellotron Choir.
    EWQL vst Mellotron flutes; Fender 5 String Bass Gtr; Drums and Percussion; V.O.P. backing vocal layers; Solo Flute.
    Arturia vst Moog Modular Taurus Pedals ... all recorded and mixed in GarageBand.

    The lyrics are as follows:

    I heard the old man tell his tale:

    Tinker, alone within a storm,
    And losing hope he clears the leaves beneath a tree,
    Seven stones
    Lay on the ground.
    Within the seventh house a friend was found.
    And the changes of no consequence will pick up the reins from nowhere.

    Sailors, in peril on the sea,
    Amongst the waves a rock looms nearer, and not yet seen.
    They see a gull
    Flying by.
    The captain turns the boat and he asks not why.
    And the changes of no consequence will pick up the reins from nowhere.
    Nowhere.

    Despair that tires the world brings the old man laughter.
    The laughter of the world only grieves him,
    Believe him,
    The old man's guide is chance.

    I heard the old man tell his tale:

    Farmer, who knows not when to sow,
    Consults the old man clutching money in his hand.
    And with a shrug,
    The old man smiled,
    Took the money, left the farmer wild.
    And the changes of no consequence will pick up the reins from nowhere.
    Nowhere.

    Despair that tires the world brings the old man laughter.
    The laughter of the world only grieves him,
    Believe him,
    The old man's guide is chance.

    Please find time to leave comments which are always very well appreciated. Many thanks for listening.

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