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picture of I Never Landed There Before lead sheet

I've Never Landed There Before

Composer and Arranger :  Gail Selkirk

Instrumentation and Musicians:

  • Vocals :  Gail Selkirk
  • Bass :  Gail Selkirk
  • Piano :  Gail Selkirk
  • Guitar :  Fred Smith
  • Drums :  Jimmy Boudreau
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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:

Here's a link to the Ogg Vorbis web site if you are interested in finding out more about this new format.

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 Song

This 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.

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