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Sustain (Ida's demo)

mickpuck on April 29, 2010 09:24

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    I sang this song live as a solo acoustic number for several years but couldn't come up with an arrangement for a band recording.

    In the summer of 2006 I heard Ida Nilsen's version of Fisherman's Blues, performed by her Vancouver-based band Great Aunt Ida on their album Our Fall. I loved what they did with it so I contacted Ida and sent her a live recording of Sustain.

    She rearranged it, wrote a middle instrumental and sent me back this exquisite demo.

    For the Waterboys' album Book Of Lightning I recorded the song in Vancouver backed by Great Aunt Ida, with Ida leading the band on piano. Steve Wickham and Roddy Lorimer were overdubbed later.

    You can find GAA here:


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    • Gary Hardiman
    • Alejandro TiSe
      Alejandro TiSe on August 02, 2012 22:13

      The song, her voice, the piano, everything is great !

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    • JuketastrafeChicago
      JuketastrafeChicago at 2.23 on September 30, 2010 17:20

      I lUv er Voice She Reminds Me Of An Updated Susan Vega Her Voice Would Be Pefect On Elctro Remix

    • Paul Strachan Composer
      Paul Strachan Composer on July 12, 2010 05:26

      Well your voice is simply beautiful, utterly suitable to this beautiful song. Thanks so much

    • SonjaJohnston
      SonjaJohnston on July 09, 2010 01:48

      One of my most favourite songs. Nice to hear this version.

    • MickeyMcDuggan
      MickeyMcDuggan on May 22, 2010 10:17

      Haunting song, haunting vocal. Beautiful.

    • DonaldT
      DonaldT on May 07, 2010 19:28

      terrific , love this

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