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I've Never Landed There Before
Composer and Arranger : Gail Selkirk
Instrumentation and Musicians:
As well as providing song previews in MP3 format as above, we are starting to try out a new format for song downloads - Ogg Vorbis, which is an alternative to the common MP3 format. We have found that Ogg Vorbis audio files are of a higher quality than comparable MP3 files. It is possible that your media player already supports Ogg format if you are using WinAmp in Windows or iTunes on a Mac. If you are, try downloading and playing the Ogg versions of I've Never Landed There Before and see if you can hear the difference:
Take a listen to I Never Landed There Before by clicking on one of the links above. Then download the PDF file that contains the lead/lyric sheet and try it out!
Background About the SongThis is one of the songs I composed while sick with a very bad flu. It does sound rather spacey and feverish!
Arrangement Notes:A pretty female choir sound in intro' and soli are points of interest. This song and arrangement has a cartoonish, retro, pentatonic treatment. To convey an outer space mood, I used a liberal amount of lydian mode, especially on tag.
I sang the lead in a childish-sounding voice to differentiate it from the classical-sounding backup vocals. These backup vocals with their answering move the piece forward.