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Only Child cover
« on: Fri, 2008-01-11, 19:42:30 »
Hello,
since Only Child is one of my favourite songs ever and I was really happy to hear it live from Arena last year
I did a cover version of it today to show my respect and honor Arena  :-*
Although my version is far from being perfect I hope everyone can hear what the song means to me and enjoy it.

http://boxstr.com/files/3368852_gr2a1/Unicorn-OnlyChild.mp3

Regards,

Markus
« Last Edit: Mon, 2008-09-01, 10:36:51 by Unicorn »

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 2008-01-11, 19:58:44 »
Wow, that's really really really great!!! Cool to finally see a contribution to this quiet part of the forum, and whát a contribution! :o

Keep up the good work, and if you need some guitarsolo added here and there, give me a call! ;)

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 2008-01-11, 22:07:57 »
Hello,
since Only Child is one of my favourite songs ever and I was really happy to hear it live from Arena last year
I did a cover version of it today to show my respect and honor Arena  :-*
Although my version is far from being perfect I hope everyone can hear what the song means to me and enjoy it.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/ii7wwk

Regards,

Markus

Very good indeed Markus.  8)

Couldn't have done it better myself.  ;D :-[ :-\ ;)
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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 2008-01-11, 22:43:09 »
Thank you guys, glad you like it!

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 2008-01-16, 19:35:54 »
Wow!! That's really REALLY good!! :o
I must admit that I honestly didn't expected it to be that good!
Very beautiful piano and very beautiful voice!

Can you give us the piano chords? A midi file? Or maybe even a "piano only" version of this?
This is very professional!
Well done!!
I hope you can do more arrangements of Arena's songs!

-Paco

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 2008-01-16, 22:26:56 »
ouhh... here are the chords. I can also upload the midi in a few days.

Cm                        Ab maj7
Who makes these choices
         Dm7                 Gm7
Who waves the final hand
        Ab maj7 
When wisdom is more than
Bb       Cm         G9-8   
age or reason
Cm                         Ab maj7
Who makes these choices
        Dm7                   Gm7
Who makes the final stand
           Ab maj7    Bb
When solitude is all
              Cm
that you believe

Eb
It's all the same
             Ab maj7                  Bb7/9
And you really should have known
Eb
It's all the same
                  Ab maj7
When your heart grows cold
                  Bb7/9
and you're all alone
C9
This has no name
       Ab maj7          Bb7/9
This feeling that I used to know
C9
It's here again
        Ab maj7                Bb7/9
I can see the tortured souls
                        Eb
as they cry for help
Eb
Take my hand
    Ab maj7               
I'll lead you through the
Bb7/9
traps and snares
Eb
Take my hand
   Ab maj7                Bb7/9
I'll feed you and I'll clothe you like
     C9
My only child
             Ab maj7            Bb7/9
There is nothing left to fear
     C9
My only child
             Ab maj7
There is nothing left
   G
to hurt you now!

Cm                         Ab maj7
Who makes these choices
         Dm7                  Gm7
Who waves the final hand
          Cm
When all around
    Ab maj7
I hear the sound
     Dm7                 Gm7
Of pleading for a helping hand
Cm                        Ab maj7
Who makes those choices
         Dm7                  Gm7
Who makes the final stand
         Cm                Ab maj7
When far away I hear them say
          Dm7               Gm7
They couldn't give a damn....
         Ab maj7    Bb7/9 (Ab <-- Bass)
Give a damn!
Cm                         Gm7
They're crying for help....
  Ab maj7    Bb7/9 (Ab <-- Bass)
Help me!
Cm                             Gm7
They're crying for help...
Ab maj7    Bb7/9 (Ab <-- Bass)
Help me!
Cm                       Gm7
They're crying for help...
  Ab maj7    Bb7/9 (Ab <-- Bass)
Help me!
Cm                          Gm7     Cm
They're crying for help...

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 2008-01-16, 23:18:22 »
Thanks!

I'm looking forward to it! ;D

-Paco

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 2008-01-21, 22:18:07 »
Ok, here is the midi for you to sing along  :D

www.ureuropa.com/Hel/zeug/OnlyChild.mid

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 2008-01-21, 22:44:35 »
Okay Paco, now we've got the midi file, I'm curious how it sounds with your vocals.....I can't wait 'till you post it here! ;D

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 2008-01-21, 22:59:13 »
Many many many thanks!!

I'm going to put my own wonderful vocals to it. With a pig background choir to enrich the effect...

Anyway, again, this is a very good piano arrangement. Are you in a band yourself?

-Paco

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 2008-01-22, 00:15:40 »
Thank you. I want to hear other people sing it aswell  ;D
To be honest I'm a bit lazy when it comes to figure out a song exactly, so I just check the functions and then play it.
Yes, I play in two bands and have/had some projects.
"Elane"  is a fantasy-darkfolk band www.(myspace.com/elanemusic)
"Hel" is a pagan metal band ;) (www.myspace.com/bandhel)

So a bit different from this cover's style.

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 2008-01-30, 20:42:55 »
OK, there's a problem.
I've unleashed my songwriting skills on the song. It became a very special version of the song actually... I cannot wait to upload it, but my microphone is really really crap.
I've tried to add vocals to it, but mine is not a proffesional mike, so it's better not to include vocals.

I think that's really a shame, since the whole effect of the song is gone now... :(
Does anyone have an idea?

-Paco

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 2008-02-07, 01:12:24 »
You should try to borrow a good mic! If the song is intended to have vocals you shouldn't do without vocals

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 2008-02-08, 12:07:34 »
You should try to borrow a good mic! If the song is intended to have vocals you shouldn't do without vocals

Yeah you're right. I'm asking some friends of mine.
I knew a classmate of mine has a studio, but I don't remember which classmate...  :-[ :-X

Hehehehe

-Paco

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 2008-03-14, 11:22:05 »
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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 2008-04-10, 02:28:51 »
Hello,
since Only Child is one of my favourite songs ever and I was really happy to hear it live from Arena last year
I did a cover version of it today to show my respect and honor Arena  :-*
Although my version is far from being perfect I hope everyone can hear what the song means to me and enjoy it.

http://www.ureuropa.com/Hel/zeug/Unicorn-OnlyChild.mp3

Regards,

Markus

That's very good, dude!  An alternative arrangement too!  It sounds great. :)
That piano sounds like it's a Yamaha. ;)

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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 2008-09-01, 10:31:50 »
Has Clive heard this?


I don't think so, but I'd be happy if he would.  :)

btw. it's not a Yamaha

http://boxstr.com/files/3368852_gr2a1/Unicorn-OnlyChild.mp3
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Re: Only Child cover
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 2009-01-19, 14:08:04 »
I just listened to this again. What a great cover! When I hear songs like these, I really wish I could play the piano...

Tom
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