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Coming Home (Ambient Mix)

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Here's a song with a major story behind it. :-D

When I was growing up, a lot of musical influences came from the music my parents listened to. We're talking bands like The Moody Blues, U2, The Outfield, ..and on and on. But another major influence in myself becoming a composer was my father. Dad played piano, but mostly he'd pull out his acoustic after coming home from work and sit out on the couch and play. As a kid I used to just lay out on the carpet while listening to his playing, and one song in particular always caught my interest. It was a song he wrote called "Coming Home", and it was a spiritual tune about longing to be with our Father in heaven.

Fast forward about maybe 15 years later when I'm in Audio Engineering school trying desperately to find a guitar player/singer for my recording project. For some reason Dad's song kept playing in my head, so I convinced him to drive up to my school and let me record him playing his nylon guitar and voice to his song he wrote back when I was 6 or 7 years old. It was a great day, and after I had mixed it down completely in the studio, I took the master back to my dorm.

I always knew that if I could get a chance, I'd want to redo the music as an instrumental. I knew I wanted there to be a piano and violin accompaniment to Dad's guitar playing, so I sampled his nylon pickings and created...well...this. This is my tribute to my father's original simple acoustic guitar solo.

The beginning includes my dad's voice counting down into his mic before he began playing. I also mixed in the original recording at the end of him singing just to pay tribute to his original song further. The record "pop" you hear before his voice kicks in is on purpose. It's supposed to sound like an old recording kicking in on a record player as his voice appears to sing from a distance as it fades away.

Enjoy :-D

-Reasoner (Ryan)

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Just wanted to let you know, even if you don't get on here much anymore, I still listen to this on an almost daily basis for the past 12 years. there was a time when I couldn't remember this song by name but I could always hear it in the back of my mind. I'm hoping my daughter will love this song as much as I do when she's old enough to really appreciate music. Much love from an old fan.

Great song like all the others!

There is no words to describe this greatness

It totally reminds me of the golden times when i was still young...

whos says looking back is a bad thing?

if this is what u and ur father did together then its ur best song yet
btw i want to buy ur album but could u like upload 10 secs of some song as i unfortunatley havnt liked al your work soz and dont want to waste me my money
pls dont be offended

Your music is fantastic

It's so artistic. I have heard your songs morning light and ticking away and they are just great. I hope you continue and make this a professional career.

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4.87 / 5.00

Nov 28, 2008
11:49 PM EST
File Info
4.9 MB
4 min 18 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.