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Stand By Me

Jonathan Scull sent this out today, in an e-mail that read:


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You'll feel better after you watch this. Let it develop, and have a beautiful day.

So many things race through my mind as I watch this and the chills sweep over my skin. Thinking first: God, this is so beautiful. And then: How is it that music, in its simplest form, is always so similar, no, the same, all over the world? And: Why do we--people, humans--make music at all? What does it do for us?

And as I'm thinking these things, I'm shaking my head and smiling and the chills sweep over my skin and I realize how silly I am. It is obvious: Music is the only true language we have.

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I need to get that, obviously. Was everything on Impulse awesome?

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Yeah- you take a song you've heard so many times, and yet half way through I realized I was sort of tapping my leg to teh beat and smiling. Good stuff.

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Essentially ;-)

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OMG: That was incredible and thank you it made my day !!!!

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That was absolutely fucking amazing. Thank you so much for sharing that.

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Someone should teleport some of the dudes at the anti audiophile crusade taking place in HydrogenAudio.org forums so they can learn the true meaning of music - love, not hate.

Thanks for that.

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My day has just been made .. thank you for sharing!!

Jeff

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That was a great rendition of Ben E. King's staple; thanks for sharing. I like this multinational "re-version" better than the original. What really struck me though, immediately after listening to it (on my friend's computer speakers), was how awesome the sound was! It was totally natural and totally real. The singer(s) were there, somewhere near the monitor, and the instruments were totally present, and had totally the right timbre; down to the metallic sheen of the acoustic guitar strings at the end. When the camera started going to the Netherlands, the sound was even more amazing. The bass and drums were in the room; the African chorus clear and distinct. When I showed the video to my friend, she had also remarked on how good the sound was (with no prompting from me). Two minutes into it, and she said she thought I was showing her some special tweaked audiophile video. But if anything, being that it was recorded outside, over many different locations, then assembled somewhere, it should not sound particularly good. Yet it sounded like a studio recording, and a good one. I can't yet figure from this if its because of the tweaks I had done to my friend's place, or because this is simply an exceptional recording?

Did anyone else find the sound exceptionally good?

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Thanks for posting that, I enjoyed it

No doubt about it, music knows no boundaries.

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If music and sweet poetry agree,
As they must needs, the sister and the brother,
Then must the love be great 'twixt thee and me,
Because thou lovest the one, and I the other.
Dowland to thee is dear, whose heavenly touch
Upon the lute doth ravish human sense;
Spenser to me, whose deep conceit is such
As, passing all conceit, needs no defence.
Thou lovest to hear the sweet melodious sound
That Phoebus' lute, the queen of music, makes;
And I in deep delight am chiefly drown'd
When as himself to singing he betakes.
One god is god of both, as poets feign;
One knight loves both, and both in thee remain.

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Wow, I'm glad you all enjoyed it so much! We should thank Jonathan Scull for passing it along.

Michigan: I'm also only listening on cheap computer speakers here in the office, but I bet this is a really excellent recording. Everything sounds right.

And, man, I love Grandpa Elliott's voice!

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Thanks for turning us on to this find! There are actually a whole series of these videos on youtube, and the www.playingforchange.com website. Best of all, they are now selling a CD/DVD compilation! I just ordered it from Amazon. Purchasing the music, and other gear, supports the ongoing work of their foundation- to fund music education programs around the world! What a noble idea!

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It is available on CD and DVD at Starbucks for about $13 in a package that includes both formats.

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Someone should teleport some of the dudes at the anti audiophile crusade taking place in HydrogenAudio.org forums so they can learn the true meaning of music - love, not hate.

Thanks for that.

Do you have any evidence at all that the folks over at HydrogenAudio don't love music?

I should also point out that you have just failed your own test of "love, not hate."

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