Demons, volume 2 – Synchronicity part 2 (Marathon)

A few weeks after my synchronistic moment in the book store (see previous blog), I had another one in the Toronto airport. We were flying home from one of our many tours of this past year when a man came up to me while I was standing in the immigration line. He recognised me, which is a rare thing unto itself, and he wanted to tell me that he was returning from the West coast where he had spent the past few weeks with his brother, who had several months earlier been diagnosed with ALS. He told me that the disease had ravaged his brothers body at a stunning rate and that his brother did not have long to live. One of the things that he had brought along on his trip was the Trinity Revisited DVD. And that he and his brother had watched Vic’s performance of Dreaming My Dreams over and over and they had cried together, a lot. The power of Vic.

For some of the Demons recording sessions Margo wasn’t available so we invited our good friend Andy Maize to join us and lay down “ghost” vocals as we worked on the bedtracks. Some of Andy’s vocals were so powerful and on-the-mark that we decided to keep some of them and Margo ended up working with them, creating a duet using the “ghost” vocals as her singing partner. One such song was “Marathon”, a touchingly beautiful lament set at the end of the line. Here is a rough mix of the bedtrack with Andy singing the lead:

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2 Responses to “Demons, volume 2 – Synchronicity part 2 (Marathon)”

  1. chris Says:

    November 10th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Wow! This is shaping up to be a beautiful record (no surprise there I suppose). I love this song, and Andy’s voice is great on it. Nice that you guys decided to leave it. I also love your electric work Mike. I think you are a great (andunderappreciated) guitarist. I hope you guys decide to leave this track on the barebones side. Stunning. Now I think I’ll pop in Trinity Revisited.

  2. J. Paul DiMaggio Says:

    January 14th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    What a haunting, beautiful song!