57 tracks by Andrew Russe

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OK, let's delve once more into the magical shoebox of unused songs... I've already recorded several that were written in 1994 (Sleeping with the Ghost, Elizabeth's Room, With Mum Again, If You Knew, A Hundred and Twenty Pound) and I still have…
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And here we go - Edith FINALLY gets it... Actually, she's been getting it ever since I wrote it on the 29th May. I thought it would take a week or so, but it proved to be more of a fight than I was expecting. On top of struggling to sing…
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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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I was asked (told?) to upload something happy. Hmmm, I thought. This will end well... So, a few days later, I was rehearsing a pleasant little thing I wrote several years ago that has a working title of "She Was Dead When I Put Her In The…
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Here's the very latest from the broom-cupboard. I wrote it one dark night over 23 years ago. **** **All I Have To Do - A A J Russe** There isn’t much time to get this out You won’t hear me if I have to shout I have to say there…
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Okies, so I'm working on some other thing and it's taking a while... drums to do and wotnot. But in the middle of it I'm digging how my Martin acoustic is working out. You probs won't even be able to hear it amongst all the banging and crashing…
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I wrote this one last September. Allison Jane Sixsmith 1965-2016. **** **Forever - A A J Russe** I can see you on your rocking horse now The one that turned around and kicked you in the teeth He thought you'd always live forever…
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I wasn't even sure the recording machine was still going to work after nearly five years... Certainly, bits of me don't work anymore... But, surprisingly, I got this done in 24 hours, start to finish... Strange old world we live in... Greetings…
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I struggled to get this thing completed. I've been sat on it for weeks, finished, debating whether I was really prepared to let it go. I loved the song when I wrote it, inspired by a wonderful week at the end of September. But the recording…
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This one's a bit of a ponderous beastie. It can be whatever you want it to be. For me, it's got a lot to do with Sunday 18th June 1815. **** **Cold - A A J Russe** Your wagon-train Is out of danger And of course you never lie Not…
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This song's going on 32 years old... Some 12 years older than I was when I wrote it!! I borrowed the title from one of my favourite madrigals, The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons: "The silver swan who living hath no note, when death approached…
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I wasn't going to post this - it's the original demo that the finished version is based on. This is the same lead vocal and resonator part that's on the full version - no EQ or anything, just the naked tracks. There's two bars of silence before…
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Here's a new one. Well, a new old one, actually... And a bit different than the last one! Something old, something new, something borrowed, and, er, something blue... **** **Nobody Loves You - A A J Russe** Nobody loves you Like you…
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Well, I'm almost on a roll now - this little love song was written, arranged, and recorded in just a week. I've been meaning to attempt something like this for years, just never got round to it. I'd actually settled down to finally record a…
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A new one... I wrote it on 5th February, and managed to record it in less than a month (a head-cold and lack of hearing in one ear slowed the last lap somewhat). But seeing as the last one took over 8 months, I think I'm already ahead for…
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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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Finally, at last... I've got something finished... Been working on this for a few weeks. A bit of a rocker... (and an aging lecherous one at that) I got it as close as I could and then mixed it loud... I've over-cooked it slightly - but…
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This song has been sat on the marvellous mechanical mouse organ in the broom-cupboard for well over a year. A few weeks ago I got a bit of a scare - the mouse organ nearly broke down (in the middle of sorting out Delta Dawn). While I was fixing…
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This is one of the many songs going round my head from when I was young. No idea whose version I heard and used to sing along to back then, but it was written by Larry Collins and Alex Harvey. (EDIT: Done some research. It was Dottie West's…
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I wrote this little ditty back in May, did an acoustic demo and then played it to one or two people. I always meant to do something a bit more, er, "expansive" with the thing... So I stuck it in the corner for a bit and forgot about it. Been…
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