- Seven Sides
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- 11.http://www.davescottmorgan.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cindy30-LRl.mp3Cindy's PlaceMorganisationDave Scott-Morgan3:49s46audio/mpeg80
I finished mixing ‘Seven Sides’ on New Years Eve – the last day of 2017. Phew! It felt like it was the end of an era as well as the end of the year. Most of the songs are brand new but some are older ones that have been on the slow cooker for awhile. All feature my group Morganisation (check out the song notes for other musical contributors) and as always, I have included songs from many different styles (genres is the new in word) because I like them all. So here is my new musical message, seven sides and eleven songs – Seven sides of Eleven?
And to all our partners, fans and encouragers, thank you and Happy listening! PS Click the panel below for liner notes on the songs. Dave
A new album recorded by Morganisation in 2017
Long Time Coming
That train just keeps on rolling and never seems to reach the destination promised on the ticket. But never mind, the view is fantastic. As well as Alex Lowe, I can hear Mark Jago’s guitar playing here.
The Gates of Eternity
Am I dreaming or what? It’s as high as the cloud tops and as wide as the universe. I can’t get over it or around it. I can’t open it. I can’t close it. All I can do is sail helplessly toward it, listening to the chatter of the folk going by. ‘You’re right, it’s terrible. Somebody should have told us about it. It’s just not fair. Why was it kept secret? And why are they all looking at me?’
The Eyes of Lochaber
A song about Lochaber – a region of the western highlands of Scotland. There were some shady goings-on there during the second World War when the entire area was cordoned off and used for the training of over 3,000 men and women to be secretly sent into occupied Europe. The Germans never got wind of it – after all the locals knew how to keep a secret: Two centuries before that, Bonnie Prince Charlie had been hidden by them. On this track Morganisation were joined by piper Robert Gardner and highland guitarist Steve
This new song talks about mountains and glens… It’s the background radiation of our move to the Scottish Highlands. Ged Eastick described it as ‘universal’ – it sounds like it’s always been there! Thanks Ged, that’s nice. Anyway, here is my song written in topography and love – Still.
Lovin on You
It’s a phrase I have heard Americans use, apparently to describe a terminal pampering of affection. At least that’s what it sounds like! Whatever, it’s high time it was let loose on the unwashed of the old world. It says it all and it’s true. I am loving on you.
A song of Russia; opening with a Russian proverb: ‘We are a dark people’. Originally written about a real person – a girl with the code name ‘Tanya’ (real name Tamara Bunke). She was a revolutionary and lover of Che Guevara who died like him, in Bolivia in the 60s. “Will my name one day be forgotten and nothing of me remain on the Earth?” she wrote in a poem. Extra guitar parts are by Martin Smith.
Things can always be better but things can also be much worse. Things are the things that you can’t see because the wheel is spinning too quick. But when it stops you can see those things are the spokes which have been holding it together all the time.
Awhile back, Stefan and Wiebke wrote to me from Germany about a short ‘songette’ on the Reel 2 album (released in 2001). The original song only had one verse and they suggested I write more for it. So Stefan and Wiebke, thank you for your interest and here it is: Go-Getter Lady version 2.
Time of the Tiger
Using the melancholy of the slow blues, here I spill my feelings about the Islamic outrages that fester like open wounds on the the age we live in. But where can you go with such a grievous issue? ‘Time of the Tiger’ features pianist Fitzroy Storrod with guitar overdubs by Martin Smith and Alex Lowe.
I used to share a house with Bob & Megan back in the day… We met recently at a pub gig out in the country: ‘Get up and sing Red Rose’ Bob said. ‘Red what?’ I asked. I had clean forgotten all about this tune along with the situation that called it forth. So thanks Bob, and here it is: Refurbished, painted and decorated by Morganisation, and included in live shows circa 2017.
It’s a good job we had a four by four. That mountain was steep, but when we finally got there it was paradise on steroids. Cindy was in charge of everything and that’s why it’s called Cindy’s Place. She was a ball of pure energy, a whirlpool around which everything rotated while I became a piece of flotsam floating by with a bewildered look. ‘So here we are in Eden’ I thought. Dee found a guitar and started playing it. The sun went down, the stars went up and this tune just arose out of the comedy of it all, while Cindy, effervescent and translucent, hovered weightless above us.