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And here's another song from 1994, with a sparkling new "Andrew Russe Band" arrangement fresh from the broom-cupboard. Like most of my songs, it was written with an acoustic guitar, a pen, and an A4 pad. The ones written like this all have…
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Sister Savage said

Oh man, Andy, will you stop breaking my heart?!

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Now here's a bit of an oldie - the second song I ever wrote. In... 1978! I think I played it once, or maybe twice, at school assemblies. My musical peers and colleagues back then dismissed it as corny/rancid pop music rubbish... Now, I kinda…
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Anton said

It's so warm, the music reminds me of Elton John's recordings.

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And here's another song from 1994, with a sparkling new "Andrew Russe Band" arrangement fresh from the broom-cupboard. Like most of my songs, it was written with an acoustic guitar, a pen, and an A4 pad. The ones written like this all have…
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Anton said

Very emotional song, loved the fuzz guitar and solos!

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And here is the first reply to In Your Hands. I say "first" because I've found another one, When I Try To Be Me, that Mrs R says I have to do too... but that's unlikely to be the next one I post because I'm working on a band thing at the moment…
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James Michael Taylor said

I'll try again. lost the comment. I said, I love the clean guitar and vocal. Why don't we ask more questions. We make such lousy assumptions. Sometimes e find out too late.

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And here is the first reply to In Your Hands. I say "first" because I've found another one, When I Try To Be Me, that Mrs R says I have to do too... but that's unlikely to be the next one I post because I'm working on a band thing at the moment…
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James Michael Taylor said

Great clean guitar and vocal. How oblivious we can be. We make assumptions. Why don't we ask more questions?

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Now here's a bit of an oldie - the second song I ever wrote. In... 1978! I think I played it once, or maybe twice, at school assemblies. My musical peers and colleagues back then dismissed it as corny/rancid pop music rubbish... Now, I kinda…
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James Michael Taylor said

Love is always a teeny bopper thing. You capture it here. I have learned never to dismiss a song just because someone dismiss it, too. I had no idea how beloved I PLAY C would become. And thank you for listening commenting on my Shorts.

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And this is the last of the little threesome of In Your Hands, Little Thing, and this one, When I Try To Be Me. It's in the key of 4th fret and was written just over a month later than the other two, on 19th March 1994. I'm not sure I did…
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James Michael Taylor said

"I want you to be happy I long for you to be free..." That scares me. It sounds like, "Goodbye." Love the clean guitar sound.

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And here's another song from 1994, with a sparkling new "Andrew Russe Band" arrangement fresh from the broom-cupboard. Like most of my songs, it was written with an acoustic guitar, a pen, and an A4 pad. The ones written like this all have…
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James Michael Taylor said

Love how you g from the simple to the huge...great guitars. And the lyric, so intense.

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This is an oldie. Recorded in 2005. It was the first recording I finished on a DAW, but I'd played it a lot in the last band I was in (around the turn of the century). I think it was written in the mid 90s. It's about one of the casualties of…
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slkrell said

Yes angular ,like the twist of it

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This is an oldie. Recorded in 2005. It was the first recording I finished on a DAW, but I'd played it a lot in the last band I was in (around the turn of the century). I think it was written in the mid 90s. It's about one of the casualties of…
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thetworegs said

How did I miss this ....superb!! 10 out of 10 sir ...

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And here's another song from 1994, with a sparkling new "Andrew Russe Band" arrangement fresh from the broom-cupboard. Like most of my songs, it was written with an acoustic guitar, a pen, and an A4 pad. The ones written like this all have…
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Radio Roswell said

this is really moody and really well produced. dark and and Pink Floyd vibes.

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And here's another song from 1994, with a sparkling new "Andrew Russe Band" arrangement fresh from the broom-cupboard. Like most of my songs, it was written with an acoustic guitar, a pen, and an A4 pad. The ones written like this all have…
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Reefwalker said

Nice song. Like the stop up at 2:00. Pretty intense. I’m laughing a bit about the name ‘lament ‘which obviously was supposed to be ‘the practical gardener’. That sounds familiar with my stuff too., lol. 15 years can put a new perspective on almost anything. Cheers.

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And here's another song from 1994, with a sparkling new "Andrew Russe Band" arrangement fresh from the broom-cupboard. Like most of my songs, it was written with an acoustic guitar, a pen, and an A4 pad. The ones written like this all have…
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GONeil said

Very Cool Song my Friend. G

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Pop-rock song. Recorded 2009. I wrote this several years earlier and rehearsed it with the last band I was in. The recording was my first "serious" project on my Boss MBR, I was stunned that you could do something like this on a little silver…
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sammymann123 said

How fucking great is this! I'm hitting the bicycle right now. In the head while riding will be Aha aha ah ah ah ah ah ah aha aha aha

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Pop-rock song. Recorded 2009. I wrote this several years earlier and rehearsed it with the last band I was in. The recording was my first "serious" project on my Boss MBR, I was stunned that you could do something like this on a little silver…
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Guest said

Crikey this is good!

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And this is the last of the little threesome of In Your Hands, Little Thing, and this one, When I Try To Be Me. It's in the key of 4th fret and was written just over a month later than the other two, on 19th March 1994. I'm not sure I did…
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Guest said

Wow, love your sound....I downloaded a couple so I can listen as I have time driving and running....from Amazing ....

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Here it is in all of its glory... THIS is the song that Mrs R and I had decided was a suitable response to a request to "Upload something HAPPY, stat!!!!!!!!!" I tried to record it back in 2013 when I wrote it. My muse of many years, who…
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sammymann123 said

7:11 am in Cali. . Happy As Fuck! Great sense of order. I'll be taking a shot of vodka now!

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A tale of keeping your head above the water, or not... Recorded Jan-Feb 2011. I wrote it many years ago, never thought I'd ever do anything with it. I intended to record this with just an acoustic and my new EDB (electric upright bass…
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Paul Matthews said

Super track - 70s feel and I get echoes of Family and Alex Harvey here....!

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**** Jan 17 2015 - Remixed. I was always kinda disappointed with what the original mix sounded like. Listening to it the other day I realised what it is - I'd mixed the vocals too loud. This reduced the "stereo" and killed off a lot of the life…
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Paul Matthews said

I really like this track Andrew..... another right up my alley! Great production and that prog rock style that I love....

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And here's another song from 1994, with a sparkling new "Andrew Russe Band" arrangement fresh from the broom-cupboard. Like most of my songs, it was written with an acoustic guitar, a pen, and an A4 pad. The ones written like this all have…
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Pat Bondy said

Ah yesss! This is fantastic :)

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