Taking Us Over to the Other Side

Posted by: alfstone

Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 08:52 AM

A song about immigration. It's about the Irish immigration, but it's extremely relevant even today. I live in Italy and this is a reality we have to face almost everyday.

https://soundcloud.com/alfredo-de-pietra/taking-us-over-to-the-other-side

Taking Us Over to the Other Side

Words & Music: James Higgins; arrangement: Alfredo De Pietra, various BIAB Celtic RealTracks)

there's a boat that's sailing on the morning tide
and it's hold is deep and it's deck is wide
and it's taking us to the other side
i just hope to god that we all survive
and it's taking us over to the other side
well we've paid the piper and the captain too
and we're sharing quarters with the cabin crew
and we'll step on shore in a week or two
if we don't drop dead with the spanish flu
and it's taking us over to the other side
where all men are equal in the eyes of god
where men are free to live their dreams
a place where we can live in peace
where we can hold our heads up high
and it's taking us over to the other side
well we're crosing over the deep blue sea
and the fog's so thick that i cannot see
and i'm stood in bilge up to my knees
and i hope to god that we'll soon be free
Posted by: Digital Angel

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 10:05 AM

Very nice story telling using BIAB, I like the Celtic tracks you used, lots of soul in them could you list a few.


DA...
Posted by: PgFantastic

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 10:16 AM

The music puts me in mind of Kansas, the lyrics to either Gordon Lighfoot or Neil Young. Great vocal performance and mix thanks for sharing!
Posted by: dani48

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 11:57 AM

Hi, Alfstone !:))


I like your tune and your voice
and the way you are singing this
tune that rings with emotion
coming out of the serious situation
you are singing about ! You do not
by accident know my Sicilian music
friend Salvatore Cerami also from
Palermo if I am not mistaken ?


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: FredM

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 01:10 PM

Alfstone,

Have to mention first... Great voice, great performance! Well controlled, sung with a Celtic soul (done by a Sicilian smile )
Quite a message as well! You tell the story, I hope you can publish this one way or another... This story should be heard!

Mix, balance, clarity top notch!

Fred
Posted by: Glenn in Minneapolis

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 01:35 PM

Very good! Proper mixing, fine tune.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 02:43 PM

Very powerful and well-performed song!! Love the vocal, and "the band" works flawlessly for this track. Excellent stuff!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: alfstone

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Alfstone !:))


I like your tune and your voice
and the way you are singing this
tune that rings with emotion
coming out of the serious situation
you are singing about ! You do not
by accident know my Sicilian music
friend Salvatore Cerami also from
Palermo if I am not mistaken ?


Cheers
Dani


***

No, no, Dani, the vocals are not by me, they are by James Higgins... smile

I don't know Salvatore Cerami...I've googled a little...is he a guitar player who owns a Duan Eddy Gretsch?

Alfredo
Posted by: alfstone

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: FredM
Alfstone,

Have to mention first... Great voice, great performance! Well controlled, sung with a Celtic soul (done by a Sicilian smile )
Quite a message as well! You tell the story, I hope you can publish this one way or another... This story should be heard!

Mix, balance, clarity top notch!

Fred


***

Vocals by James Higgins (who is from Glasgow, Scotland) smile

Thanks everybody!

Alfredo
Posted by: dcuny

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/06/15 08:25 PM

All the elements come together nicely - writing, singing, mix.

But... have you considered sneaking a little fiddle in there somewhere? laugh

I love James' accent!

Thanks for posting!
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/07/15 04:34 AM

That's a cool song.

Well done and the singer's accent fits perfectly.

I loved the sound of the guitars in there at the 1:29 point.... full sounding chords.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/07/15 05:07 AM

Nice production in all aspects.
A great story supported by
wonderful imagery. Nice
graphic also on the SC
page.

Excellent!

J&B
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Taking Us Over to the Other Side - 01/07/15 08:47 AM

Alfredo and James

Excellent song, vocal and production.

A very enjoyable listen

floyd