“As Long As I”  >>>  Ray Bertram/Robert Baitinger/Donovan Plant/Antony Wolfson/Mick Hutchings collab w/SoundClick link

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Dec 13, 2009, 03:14 PM

This production has been in the works for a little while now and there’s a good bit of background behind it…I’ll share that and the active SoundClick link in a subsequent post.

As Long As I
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8468708


“As Long As I”


Verse 1:
As long as I
Have been around
My life’s been turned
Upside down
I’m never sure
What I should do
All I know now
Is you

Chorus:
As long as I
Have air to breath
As long as I
Have you with me
I’ll hold on
Yes l’ll try
As long as you
As long as I

Verse 2:
We both live
In the present tense
Even though it
Makes no sense
Life seems like
Such a mystery
When all I am
Is me

Chorus:
As long as I
Have air to breath
As long as I
Have you with me
I’ll hold on
Yes l’ll try
As long as you
As long as I

Chorus:
As long as I
Have air to breath
As long as I
Have you with me
I’ll hold on
Yes l’ll try
As long as you
As long as I


Music & lyrics: Ray Bertram, Robert Baitinger, Antony Wolfson, Donovan Plant, Mick Hutchings
Vocals: Antony Wolfson
Guitars: Mick Hutchings, Donovan Plant
All other instruments: Robert Baitinger


“As Long As I” (c) 2009 W. Ray Bertram, Robert Baitinger, Donovan Plant, Antony Wolfsong, Mick Hutchings

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 13, 2009, 03:15 PM

“As Long As I”
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8468708

Original SW101 lyric library link:
http://songwriter101.com/forum/threads/35358_0_26_80_C/


And the rest of our links:

BCC Global: The Back Country Connection
SoundClick:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=866548
MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/thebackcountryconnection
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/Thebackcountryconnec


The “As Long As I”  individual production team member links:

Antony Wolfson:
http://www.antonywolfsonmusic.com

Mick Hutchings:
http://www.mickhutchings.co.uk/

Robert Baitinger:
Official Website:
http://www.robertbaitinger.de/robb.htm
MySpace:
[url=http://www.myspace.com/songwriterrobertbaitinger]http://www.myspace.com/songwriterrobertbaitinger[/url]
SoundClick:
http://members.soundclick.com/robbi007


Donovan Plant:
MySpace:
[url=http://www.myspace.com/zerosareeverywhere]http://www.myspace.com/zerosareeverywhere[/url]
SoundClick:
http://members.soundclick.com/donovans+songs

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 13, 2009, 03:16 PM

And just a little background here?I originally wrote this lyric for my wife, Theresa - getting to share my life with her is simply incredible beyond words and it’s one of my favorite things to write about.  When my good friend and frequent creative partner Robert Baitinger picked the lyric up, I knew to expect good things ?but when Donovan Plant, Antony Wolfson, and Mick Hutchings became involved, the production really took off in the best of ways.  If you’ve been around SW101 for any time at all, then you’re all ready familiar with Robert and Donovan and their work.  Mark Sapsford has been doing a lot of work with our BCC Global creative platform, especially in the U.K. region, and it was through his strong networking/marketing that we were able to meet and form creative partnerships with Antony and Mick.  (Mark’s making many valuable contributions to our creative platform these days and on multiple levels.)  And I’m going to strongly encourage everybody to either check out our BCC MySpace blog that we’ve set up around this song at

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=395837524&blogId=521973356

Or check out Antony Wolfson and Mick Hutchings through their links above - there’s A LOT of good things to be said about both artists and you’ll find it all through those links?and some other background notes too.  Special thanks to everybody involved in this production - Donovan and Mick for their guitar tracks, Robert on the production side and with all the other instrumentals, Antony for the vocals - everybody worked very hard in their own ways and , really, the work’s only begun as we now start working toward pushing the song forward.  We hope that you enjoy the “As Long As I”, thanks for giving it a listen?and as always, comments welcome.

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 14, 2009, 08:45 AM

Hi everybody,
I virtually heard the melody of this song the first time I read Ray’s lyrics but without these guys I would have never been able to create this sound. Donovan’s acoustic guitar gave my tune a soft, sweet flavor. His versatility is amazing. And as you can hear, Antony Wolfson’s voice is just plain awesome. Mick’s e-guitar really takes the song to a higher level. All of these guys are easy to work with and very professional. I’ve made a lot of new friends during this production and I’m looking forward to our next projects together. Thanks to all of you.

I hope everybody else likes this song as much as I do.

Take care
Robert


[url=http://www.robertbaitinger.de]http://www.robertbaitinger.de[/url]

 
     
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Dec 14, 2009, 12:29 PM

I have to agree with Ray and Robert on this one.

The song is a beautiful song, and exceptionally well vocalled and produced

I am fortunate enough to have worked with some amazing talent on this production, and others
Although personally not involved in the production and creation of this song, I am proud of what I have helped create.

 
     
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Mark Sapsford Joined Oct 02, 2009
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Dec 14, 2009, 07:28 PM

Ray & Robert

This is another great one from you guys!

I love the chorus really sticks in your head

Antony’s voice has a real nice quality to it, no offence is meant by this comment but it has a old sounding tone to it and at some points it reminds me of Andy Williams!

Well done to you all.

;@)

 

 
     
Sara Williams Joined Oct 13, 2009
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Dec 14, 2009, 08:01 PM

Yeah, Marki and I were not involved in the production site, but in a very special way, we are the spiritual fathers of this piece *lol* :)

Just kidding! I think I told you all a few weeks ago that I liked it, didn´t I. And I prefer the new drum beat @Robert: The Piano solo is cool :) and the guitar work is excellent.

Cool writing Ray & Robert!

All the best
Country Mat

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

http://www.songcycle.org

 
     
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Martin G Joined May 27, 2009
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Dec 14, 2009, 08:21 PM

Sara, I will let Antony know about that lol

And hey Martin, spiritual fathers Im digging that my friend

And its up to number 4 today, in the sound click charts

 
     
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Dec 14, 2009, 08:54 PM

Huh, 2nd No. 1 in two weeks?

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

http://www.songcycle.org

 
     
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Martin G Joined May 27, 2009
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Dec 14, 2009, 09:07 PM

Fingers crossed, and everything else that can be

 
     
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Dec 15, 2009, 02:40 PM

Just a quick word of thanks to everybody who’s commented and given this song a listen thus far…we’re having a pretty fun ride with it and the comments are appreciated.  Here’s today’s numbers:


» highest in charts:  # 51   (102,298 songs currently listed in Pop)

» highest in sub-genre:  # 3   (4,695 songs currently listed in Pop > Adult Contemporary)

Have a great day, folks :-)

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 15, 2009, 03:39 PM

The response to this song, is fantastic

We are receiving feedback from everywhere, and is really going down very well indeed

Both Antony ands Mick put a lot of hours in getting the vocals and guitar right, I know I was with them for most of it, and Robert and Donovan worked wonders with the other behind the scenes stuff.

Ray as always created a great lyric
It was a real pleasure to sit back and watch this one evolve, although helping where I could to get it where it is now, Number 3
A fantastic team effort, by all concerned.

There`s more I am certain

 
     
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Mark Sapsford Joined Oct 02, 2009
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Dec 15, 2009, 11:10 PM

Nice one guys, you’ve got an assortment of talent here that
pooled together can produce something special and it shows on
this, sounds great, well done,

Tony. 

 
     
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Dec 16, 2009, 02:20 AM

I know I made a remark on this before,,,but I didn’t see it…maybe didn’t push submit…but I was coming back to listen again..
All you guys did a great prodution on this beautiful song..
I want to give each and everyone KUDOS


Really did enjoy the listen

Hugz Dar

 
     
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Dec 16, 2009, 12:27 PM

Tony and Dar, thanks for your wonderful comments, and its fantastic this song is Number 1, in the sub category this morning

The second one from BCC Global in 2 weeks

WOW, we are all so pleased

Have a great day everyone

 
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 03:14 AM

Hello Folks - This song is really different and the vocal production is intricate and very well balanced.  This shows that the creative talent is diverse among the participants.  Great job everyone!!  Cathy

 
     
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