One of the heavier songs on the album, this is the one that gave us the description "Linda Ronstadt fronts Deep Purple." It's also got a Black Sabbath drum groove, for those of you scoring at home.
As I look back at the lyrics to the songs, I'm taken by how many times a phrase from Douglas Adams wanders across my brain, in search of something to connect with. (I think it just happened again, in fact). The 'music of the world' bit comes from the first Dirk Gently book, where Reg steals the music from the spaceship and passes it off as being by a non-existent composer named 'Bach'.
I need to get out more, evidently.
Your Love Prevails
Track 4 on the album is "Your Love Prevails", and it kind of crystallizes what the whole project is about. We like to describe this album as, "Imagine Linda Ronstadt fronting Deep Purple, doing songs by Lindsay Buckingham". (If none of those references make any sense to you, please go listen to this, this, and this. Have one of these while you're at it).
This is a clip of the guitar solo, which is pretty heavily influenced by Ritchie Blackmore. The transcribed bit is something he does all the time, which is to stick an extra pull-off in the middle of a triplet. Sounds like he's quadruple-picking, or maybe he has an extra finger. This was the 3rd take on the solo, and that bit came out entirely by accident, so that's when we knew we had a keeper.
I'm David Lauria, music teacher, performer, and songwriter. Once in a while, I'll tell you a little bit about my band.