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  posted on 3/13/2005 at 12:26 PM
I listened to the live 3/11/05 show yesterday, streamlining in... It's amazing how these guys are able to surprise so much every year. - I loved the fact that Gregg did solo piano music and in particular "Delta Blue" really really moved me. Does anyone have any information on this song. It sounded like Gregg said it was a new one. If he wrote this, it's probably my favorite song he's written since "Melissa" and that's saying a lot because I've basically liked everything he's written!

Also, I've been writing about how they should bring back Oteil's song "Walk Like a Man", well "Egypt" is basically a rewrite of "Walk Like a Man" (or at least parts of it). So I'm really loving that. If we can assume that "Delta Blue", "Egypt" & "Hiding Place" are all going to make a new album, I think we'll have a very different album from HITTIN' THE NOTE, but equally as good, which is really really cool. - Also, I hope that if they put a cover on the album it will be "I Walk on Gilded Spinters".

 
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  posted on 3/13/2005 at 12:33 PM
Does anybody have the lyrics to Delta Blue? I can't really make out what Gregg is saying from the streaming audio.
 

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  posted on 3/13/2005 at 12:34 PM
I was going to try to transcribe them myself, but I really can't make out a lot of them either... I'm going to have start working out some trades for this year's Beacon run!
 

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  posted on 3/13/2005 at 12:58 PM
I've got them, give me a second. You're right about Egypt being an instrumental version of Walk Like a Man. Hiding Place is a song Warren wrote years ago and played acoustically on his solo tour.

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  posted on 3/13/2005 at 01:00 PM
According to Kirk, Steve Cropper wrote this song in 1991. Nobody's recorded it, but Clay says it almost appeared on Shades of Two Worlds.

The words as I heard them:

Moss hanging on a tall oak tree
Moth clinging to a cypress leaf
Nobody knows how lonely it can be
But old Mother Nature and me

See the sunrise on the riverbank
See the ripples where an old boat sank
Nobody knows this town better than me and you
Delta Blue

There's a Sunday morning river
That rolls on forever
Someone, somewhere, sometime
I'd like to think that it was yours and mine
It ain't true, no no no
Delta Blue

See the sunset on a riverboat
Old piano with a missing note
Iím not going to give up hope for me, for you
Delta Blue

There's a Sunday morning river
That rolls on forever
Someone, somewhere, sometime
I'd like to think that it was yours and mine
It ain't true, no no no
Delta Blue

 

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  posted on 3/13/2005 at 01:45 PM
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If we can assume that "Delta Blue", "Egypt" & "Hiding Place" are all going to make a new album, I think we'll have a very different album from HITTIN' THE NOTE, but equally as good, which is really really cool.


I think you're right on! Of all the "new" songs the band has played so far (These Days, Rain, Oncoming Traffic, Preaching Blues, Death Letter, Smokestack Lightning, plus the three mentioned above), only those three would likely make it on a new album. And really only Egypt was just written...and even that was culled from a song from 2000. Wonder if we'll actually hear any new Warren or Gregg material during this run?


Edit: I'm loving Gregg on the grand doing those rare tunes....and I can't wait to hear Smokestack Lightning, but as far as Delta Blue goes (to get back to the point of this thread), I think it is ABBsolutely wonderful....I hope it does make it on the new album...



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  posted on 3/13/2005 at 01:45 PM
ABBsolutely lovin' this song...gets better each time

 

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  posted on 3/14/2005 at 07:19 PM
Marley, YOU ROCK! You do so much great research. I can't thank you enough!

I'm glad everyone else seems as pumped as I do about these tunes.

Sandman, I agree with you. Hearing Gregg play the grand piano and sing solo is really inspiring. I'm a little doubtful we'll get to see that this summer, but I really hope so. At least in the theatre shows...

 

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  posted on 3/14/2005 at 07:45 PM
Thanks very much, Pauli. The info about that song comes from Oteil himself. I agree about Delta Blue. Beautifully-written song. I hope people get to actually hear the thing. I think it goes C-Am-G-D or something like that; the music and lyrics fit together very well.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2005 at 07:52 PM
My favorite of the new/reborn material so far is These Days. Of course, that's like saying Ghirardelli's dark chocolate is my favorite chocolate. I love ALL chocolate

 

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  posted on 3/14/2005 at 10:57 PM
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My favorite of the new/reborn material so far is These Days. Of course, that's like saying Ghirardelli's dark chocolate is my favorite chocolate. I love ALL chocolate


I'm right there with ya! I didn't even mention that song, because it's a given! I don't think there is a way anyone in this band could screw up that song. It is beautiful. I love how well Gregg & Warren sing it together.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2005 at 11:33 PM
"According to Kirk, Steve Cropper wrote this song in 1991. Nobody's recorded it, but Clay says it almost appeared on Shades of Two Worlds."

Yes, it's from the 91 Shades of Two Worlds out takes.

 
 


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