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BillyG
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November 17, 2019 - 10:37 am
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A solo fiddle cover of the vocal-melody of the famous Mike Oldfield track "Moonlight Shadow" which appeared on his 8th studio album called "Crises" in 1983. On the album, the vocals to this track are performed by the great Scottish singer, Maggie Reilly.

[ Needs more work, but it's getting there - and apologies for the foot-tapping sounds in places 🙂 !   Oh and - errrr no - this song should not be confused with "Moonshadow" by Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam - another fine song in its own right !!! ]

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[ Oh - trust me, the real thing's a lot better.... here you go - ]

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November 17, 2019 - 11:20 am
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That was very nice. Sorry, couldn’t watch the second vide. The person has not made the video available for viewing the states. 

Thanks for sharing your video.

Cello and Viola Time! 

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Nice job with that tune, Billy. smile Like cid, I could not view the 2nd one. 

Jim

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November 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm
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Thanks @Mouse and @MoonShadows ...  yeah there must be some geo-restriction set on that video - if you're not familiar with the piece - just try searching "Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow" - there must be some bootleg-posted version out there that's generally available !  Great album, lot of clever studio work as well has gone into it if you like that kind of thing - well - it's mid-80's pop-rock-culture - what else were they gonna do?  LOL

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@BillyG and @MoonShadows Video didn’t make it across the pond. Must have sank.

Cello and Viola Time! 

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Jim

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BillyG
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November 17, 2019 - 2:03 pm
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thumbs-up Nice one Jim !

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Love it. Thanks for finding a link that would play over here. 

Cello and Viola Time! 

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Good job @billyg !  Sounding great.

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Billg, 

Well played, thank you.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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🙂 thank you @GregW , @Mark - it's getting there....   Next task is to do something that approximates to the lead guitar solo part - it's a bit darned fast (for me) and way up the neck on the guitar  ( and in fact, at the time the album came out, because the guitar solo was so "clean" it was said that Oldfield had played it at half-tempo, an octave down and then sped it up in the studio mix - but that is not true..... ) - I'm about to do something naughty here - since the official version appears to be blocked states-side, I'll record an audio extract of the bit I'm talking about and post it here - you'll see what I mean.... (and I have no sheet for this, it's all by ear) - 

And as an official disclaimer and attribution to the originator of the original work - this extract from the Crises official video release is for two purposes - (1)  educational, and (2) to share some small part of Mike Oldfield's awesome music !

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Nice playing BillyG! I love your choice of material too.

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Thanks Tim @starise - yeah, I'm just an old rocker at heart !   

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