Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Friday, August 20, 2004

Had a great time with my musical friends last night. Morey, Matt and John came over to prepare for the festival. It'll be quite fun. We're doing three things, one's a little audience warmup, another is John's "Desert Flower" a gorgeous slow jazz tune he wrote for his daughter, and then "Booka Mo", which is a fast swing version of "Book of Mormon Stories". It's way, way fun, and I'm certain it will turn out to be one of the more memorable highlights of the fest.

Then afterward, I stayed up a bit later and cut vocals for "The First Step". Many of you might remember that long, long ago, when I got Cubase and went digital for the first time, I started working on this song. It had originally been written for the baptism of a good friend's daughter. I think she's in high school, now...

Anyway, I recorded a version of the song, and put it out on iuma. I did it with the intention of it being on "my album", whenever that would happen. Well, three years or so later, it's happening. I'm still using the same basic tracks, and I'm just recutting the main and decorative vocals. The backing vocals were done by Anne Corey, and they're so smooth and gorgeous that I'm keeping them.

So, the next step (pardon the pun) is to comp the vocal line, then prep the tracks for mixing, and then redo the mix.

This tune is kind of a departure for me. It's got a sort of Tom Petty, folky feel to it. A very simple tune. I like to use it to start my acoustic shows.

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