Spring Has Come Again

Posted by: dani48

Spring Has Come Again - 03/01/14 12:30 PM

Hi, friends !

You would not believe it, but
Spring is really in the air up here
in the cold North !!!!:))
This made me dust off a song
I wrote back in 1992 and sang
on the record of that same year !:))

The original lyrics are in Swedish
so the english lyrics will not rhyme !

http://app.box.com/s/1fws75bfkkifzob7g5lj

As a curiosity I add the original track from
the record (me singing and playing my ovation)

http://app.box.com/s/63hqpz8kv3m1137b8tev

The BIAB version is recorded and mixed in Mixcraft 6
with the following instruments:

Bass 366 El Bass Country
Drums Nashville even 16 1 Sidestick Ride
Guitar 896 12 St AC rhytm Folk rock
Strings 363 Pedal Steel Background Ev 085
Soloist 51 Synth Strings 1

Solos on both tracks played by Dani on Ovation AC Guitar

Lyrics (English Free Translation)

SPRING HAS COME AGAIN (Våren är kommen åter by Dani)

Soon there´ll be spring
you can feel it arriving
with warm winds so gentle
caressing your chin, and your skin!
Winter is on the run when
every day grows brighter and longer again
birds in the sky returning
scream out their joy,
their long trip is nearing it´s end
Icefloes adrift
melt away on the ocean
and defrosted water
flows freely as rills, what a thrill!

Winter is on the run when
every day grows brighter and longer again
watch how the well with water
gushes itself along thru the thawening mire

solo

Nights getting brighter
and deepfrozen souls there
awakening again
to the simmering life, what a life!

Give me a time like springtime
dripping from roofs and snow crust and sunshine above
Give me a time like springtime
that is the time I want to live forever ,I will
Oh yes I will !!!!

©Dani Lindroos 1992
Posted by: Elliott Kayne

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/01/14 12:44 PM

Very nice job ... we need more spring. I like the mix and the pedal steel guitars add a nice flow.
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/01/14 03:29 PM

hi dani nice one well done everything works well together keep them coming thanks eric
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/01/14 05:06 PM

Hi, Elliott !


I am very glad you liked this
old tune depicting our most
promising season over here
- Spring !:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/01/14 05:17 PM

Hi, Eric !!:))


Thank you very much for
your most kind comments !
I´ll try my best to keep ém
comin´ :))


Cheers
Dani

Posted by: Noel96

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/01/14 06:05 PM

Hi Dani,

Very nice music smile The fact that the lyrics didn't rhyme was not an issue. The song still worked for me. I'll have to sit down and ponder what it was about the composition that made it work like that. It's very clever.

For the record, though, it's not spring down here in Australia, March 1 sees us begin Autumn.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/01/14 09:51 PM

Dani,

Nice job on that. A nice flow to it. Who needs rhymes!

I think you've covered all the season now...

floyd
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 08:13 AM

Dani,

Great song - loved it!

Bob
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 08:57 AM

Enjoyed that one Dani! There are spring signs everywhere outside our home and we love it. Thanks for this song that so well expresses our feelings about the season. A fine production in all aspects.

j&b
Posted by: olemon

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 09:36 AM

You sing with such an easy relaxed voice, very smooth. A pleasing song with interesting RT's and progressions.
Posted by: gibson

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 09:41 AM

Dani,

yup we can tell it's spring here as the rain is getting warmer. grin

I like both versions BUT I REALLY REALLY like the original with just you and your Ovation. Your translation adds to the enjoyment as I can also understand what you are singing about.

I'd love to hear more songs with just you and your guitar if that is an example.

Alyn
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 10:13 AM

Dani, You always surprise me. Of course it's me again trying to guess and being surprised by your chord progressions. But this time you added a new twist. Steel guitar and your solo. Good job. The changing of the seasons is the one thing I am beginning to miss after being in Florida for so long. Here we have 2 seasons-Hurricane season and Tourist season. Nice vocal on this also. I enjoyed it. Tom
Posted by: boehm

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 10:22 AM

Hi Dani,

that's a nice welcome to spring.
I'm glad you posted the original, too, because this is
my favourite. I don't know why. Maybe it's because
you sang it a fourth higher, or is it the language that suits you so nicely, or you didn't use as much vibrato in your voice as today, or is it the the simple arrangement with just guitars and your voice.
The new version is ok, but the original is super.

Guenter
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 10:26 AM

Originally Posted By: gibson
Dani,

yup we can tell it's spring here as the rain is getting warmer. grin

I like both versions BUT I REALLY REALLY like the original with just you and your Ovation. Your translation adds to the enjoyment as I can also understand what you are singing about.

I'd love to hear more songs with just you and your guitar if that is an example.

Alyn


Plus one for this comment. Dani, it is so interesting how different your voice sounds in Swedish. I enjoyed both versions though. That is nice guitar playing.
Posted by: sixchannel

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 02:18 PM

Hi Dani
Good to hear both versions. IS it really more than 20 years between the two? Wow!
Oddly enough, and no detriment to BB, the solo voice and acoustic guitar is the better - even if I can't understand a single word! lol
But to concentrate on the BB version for a moment - this is a well chosen set of RTs and the pedal steel works very well I thought.
LOvely
cheers
ian
Posted by: PgFantastic

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 04:19 PM

Very well done, like the steel fits perfect, thanks for sharing!
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 06:41 PM

Hi, Noel !:))

Thank you for your kind comments !
Yes, I often wonder how you perceive
all the seasons down there ?
Normally our seasons are quite clearly
distinct but lately nothing in the
weather or the seasons have been normal !!!!:))

Have a most nice Autumn, Noel !!!

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 06:46 PM

Hi, Floyd !

You are most kind as always !:)
Singing in Swedish may have
more in common with German than
English (I am not sure about that
statement) ! In any case the
Swedish language is a German
language !! I agree with you,
rhymin is not a self purpose !!
(or how you would express that
in english) !!:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 06:47 PM

Hi, Dean !


I am truly glad you liked my
little seasonal song !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 06:51 PM

Hi, Janice & Bud !

You are all too kind
but I really do appreciate
your warm words. At this
time we should normally have
the coldest period and deepest
winter, so you can understand
that we are awed at seeing
migrating birds returning !!!!!!:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 06:53 PM

Hi, Scott !:))


I am humbled by your
more than kind comment !!!

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 06:57 PM

Hi, Alyn !


You are most kind in your comments !
Well....I did play rhytm guitar on
every track of the record but I am
not sure there were more tracks where
I sung and played alone by myself !
I will check the record !:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 07:04 PM

Hi, Tommy !:))

Thank you for your most kind comments !
I think I am beginning to like surprising you (lol) !!
Yes, during normal times we really have 4
distinctive seasons up here, but spring is
unusually early here this year !:))
Migrating birds arriving in february when they
should arrive at the end of april !!!!!!!:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 07:12 PM

Hi, Guenter !:))

You are just too kind my friend !:))
The difference between these versions
are largely due to the difference of
the arrangement and set up but, this
also shows how much my voice has sunk
in the last 20 years !!! I am really
a second base nowadays , no more baritone,
but some falsetto !:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 07:16 PM

Thank you Jo for your most kind comment !

Yes, I´ve always loved pickin´
playing the guitar, and steel
strings somehow sounds better to me
for pickin´? (ok, it depends so much
on the guitar also) !!:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 07:41 PM

Hi, Ian ol´friend ! (and thanks for the solo on WL)

Yes, it is 20 years between these versions
and it makes me sad to have to admit that
I have clearly fallen from bari to bass
in my voice range !:)) A natural development
I´m afraid !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 07:42 PM

Hi, Robert !:))

Thank you so much for
your most kind comment !
I agree with you that the
steel pedal really fit
the background nicely !:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/02/14 10:27 PM

Hi Dani...

What a nice song! Anything that says Spring is coming soon is welcome to our ears. You did a real nice job on this! And not all songs rhyme. CCR's "Proud Mary" has no rhyming lines! It amazes me how many people, particularly musicians I've mentioned it to, aren't aware of that.

Very, very nice! Smooth! That last vocal note was fabulous!

Al ^ Di
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/03/14 10:47 AM

Hi, Al & Di !


You are all too kind with this
old fool but he is appreciating
your nice comments truly much !:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/03/14 10:28 PM

Nice vibe!! I love spring! My grandfather was a full-blooded Swede but I don't speak the language BUT I enjoyed this English version!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/04/14 06:17 PM

wonderful song and I enjoyed hearing the original version very much!

great vocal performance
Posted by: Sundance

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/04/14 08:37 PM

So pretty Dani.


Josie
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/05/14 10:30 AM

Hi, Greg !:))

Thank you for your most kind comment !
Nice to know you have Swedish roots then ?
You granddad may have been a Johansson
and later turned it to Johnson perhaps ?
My roots are from Norway (on my mother´s side) !


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/05/14 10:31 AM

Hi, Lawrence !


You are way too kind, but
I do appreciate your nice
words truly much !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/05/14 10:34 AM

Hi, Josie !!


Thank you for your most kind
comment ! You say pretty, but not
nearly as pretty as you seem to be Josie
now when you have transformed back again
from cat to human !:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/05/14 01:17 PM

Dani,

Another very nice song! I listened to both versions, and like them both. I like your vocals (and your guitar playing) on the second version, even though I don't understand the language. Thanks for sharing it!

Steve
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/06/14 09:48 AM

Hi, Steve !:))

I am glad you liked this little ol´tune of mine !
Yes, it was me fingerpickin´that ol´Ovation back
in 1992 !:)) Nowadays the guitar sounds better than ever !:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: aleck rand

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/08/14 12:53 PM

Dani,

Very nice tune. Typically clever changes and that deeeep voice. Do you think you could send a piece of Finland over here so we can have some spring too? You wouldn't believe what a murderous winter this was over here. Some are convinced that spring will never come! They better be wrong.

Dean
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/09/14 05:09 PM

Originally Posted By: JosieC
Originally Posted By: gibson
Dani,

yup we can tell it's spring here as the rain is getting warmer. grin

I like both versions BUT I REALLY REALLY like the original with just you and your Ovation. Your translation adds to the enjoyment as I can also understand what you are singing about.

I'd love to hear more songs with just you and your guitar if that is an example.

Alyn


Plus one for this comment. Dani, it is so interesting how different your voice sounds in Swedish. I enjoyed both versions though. That is nice guitar playing.


I agree 100% with Alyn and Josie.

FWIW – I think that you should sing all songs in your native language and just list the English translations.

This song is just super with you and your guitar and like Alyn I think that you should do more of that with a little BiaB backing.
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/10/14 08:17 AM

Hi, Dean !

Thank you bud´for your
kind comments ! I think you got the
winter that was ment for us, really ?
I´d send it if I could !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 03/10/14 08:22 AM

My good Mario !:))

Thank you so much for your most kind comments !

You are certainly right, but
then I am not such a good
fingerpicker that I was back in
1992 due, among other things,
to a broken finger and pain from
holding the guitar neck!:))

My voice has also come down
from bari to bass and it does
restrain writing for a normal
bari/lead voice !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Riccled

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/18/14 05:57 PM

Hi Dani.
Nice track,does evoke the hope for the spring season,a fascinating contrast to your great countryman's terrifying symphonic poem 'Tapiola' I think your track is a great follow up to Tapiola ,as you would need a lift after that magnificent but chilling work.

Like the country style that backs the piece,very jolly.

Ricc.
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/18/14 06:56 PM

My good Jessi !:))

I am delighted that you
found this little tune
interesting ! Thank you
so much !:))


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: RichMac

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/18/14 07:19 PM

Hi Dani. Enjoyed this hugely. A lovely positive vibe. I like the RT version especially the last line and last note. Your voice sounds great on this. Cheers.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/18/14 08:14 PM

Hi Dani ...

We came back for another listen ... such a pretty and soothing song! Thanks again for another wonderful listen!

Al & Di
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/18/14 11:45 PM

I enjoyed both versions too. I'm surprised again by your versatility and always look forward to your posts.

Regards,

Charlie
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/20/14 08:33 AM

Thank you Ricc !!:))

You are very kind !
I am truly glad if
the tune evoked hope
of a warm spring season
over there too !

We had 27 celsius up here
yesterday and today it is 20 C
huh.....

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/20/14 08:35 AM

Hi,Richard !:))


Thank you for your most
kind comments !:))
In fact it starts feeling
summer up here with
temps over 20 C !!!:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/20/14 08:38 AM

Hi, Al % Di !:))


Most kind of you !
You must have liked this tune then ?
I wrote it back in 1992 as
I was writing tunes for the record
and I wanted to have tunes depicting
different seasons as our seasons
up here really are distictingly different !:))
Thank you both for your kind comments !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: dani48

Re: Spring Has Come Again - 05/20/14 08:40 AM

Hi, Charlie !:))

You are way too kind with me
but you should know I really
do appreciate your kind comments !:))

Cheers
Dani