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Posted: June 13 2010, 11:04

Most people here seem to hate the joke voiceover on this demo whereas I've said I like it. I have listened a few more times to try and identify any *reason* (why Matt, why! ) for me liking it and got as far as the following, which you will notice reinforces for me another link between Ommadawn and Amarok!

In Amarok, from 3:40ish to 4:30ish, there are a sequence of sharp stabs  and other sounds designed to jolt and make you uncomfortable. Amongst other feelings at this point I tend to have a feeling of tension but also of anticipation. That is followed at 5:00 by - well you know, something kinda enormously fantastic! Maggie has an almost similar effect during the final climax for me.

When the voiceover in the Ommadawn lost demo starts, it is a jolt from the beautiful drumming and vocals, wrenches me away from a nice place and makes me a bit uneasy. Then I find some of the phrases amusing (Rough! ) and enjoy listening to it for a bit. After that it starts to get repetitive and I start to tense up, but as with Amarok, I am getting a sense of *anticipation* combined with the uneasiness which is exciting. This builds as the jokes continue to a palpable, physical (for me) tightning and tensing of my body as the climax approaches. Then, as with Amarok, there is a short slight lull as the voices quieten before *BAM* I'm smacked around the head by literally breathtaking gorgeousness and power. I feel the tension before the climax enhances the climax itself which is why I like it.

This may not be at all what Mike intended with the voiceover and may not  happen for anyone else but that's what I think is going on with me!  Maybe I need help ;)


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Posted: June 13 2010, 11:23

As a lot of people don't speak English very well here (like me!;), could anyone tell us what this voiceover is saying in this lost version please?

:)


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Posted: June 13 2010, 16:55

I like the joke voiceover as I can imagine Mike creating it dubbing in bloke 1 and then bloke 2 as a bit of a laugh (probably thinking about the sailors hornpipe section with Viv that got cut out of the Tubular Bells release).  I like the whole thing because it is clearly a work in progress and Mike putting together ideas for the album.  I can see why Mike was upset when he lost it and had to rerecord it because it was a beautiful recording.  The joke section would have never made it to the final version and I think Mike was probably mucking around with ideas, but I am glad it was included here because it shows some of his thought processes and how he worked.  Joke section aside I think this recording has a raw beauty and is very emotional, on balance I prefer the polished nature of the final release but I am very pleased to hear this lost version as well.
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Posted: June 13 2010, 17:00

Quote (yanouch65 @ June 13 2010, 11:23)
As a lot of people don't speak English very well here (like me!;), could anyone tell us what this voiceover is saying in this lost version please?

:)

I'm not able to give a straight transcription right now, but it's a series of surreal, nonsense variations on the traditional English "I say I say I say" joke.  In these jokes person 1 will say that phrase followed by a question.  Person 2 will then reply by saying they don't know, why?  Person 1 then delivers the punchline.

In Mike's drunken take the questions become increasingly more and more eccentric, and the 'punchlines' less and less sensible.

Nice idea.....in theory at least!

Jules


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Posted: June 14 2010, 04:42

This is a good one: -


I say I say I say I say

What's that, what's that, what's that?

erm erm

What's that? Spit it out man

erm

What's that? Spit it out

erm

Spit it out

erm erm erm

What's got no legs and 5 eyes?

I don't know, what's got no legs and 5 eyes?

erm erm

What's got NO legs and 5 eyes, what's got NO legs and 5 eyes, what's got NO legs and 5 eyes...

:laugh:


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Posted: June 14 2010, 04:44

Quote (wiga @ June 14 2010, 04:42)
This is a good one: -


I say I say I say I say

What's that, what's that, what's that?

erm erm

Spit it out man

erm

Spit it out

erm

Spit it out

erm erm erm

What's got no legs and 5 eyes?

I don't know, what's got no legs and 5 eyes?

erm erm

What's got NO legs and 5 eyes, what's got NO legs and 5 eyes, what's got NO legs and 5 eyes...

:laugh:

Haha! Beats all the lyrics he wrote in the 80s! By a mile!

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Posted: June 14 2010, 04:57

I say I say I say I say, does anybody think that this demo around 2:20 sounds a bit like Mr Soft.....

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Posted: June 14 2010, 09:29

Got it and i have to say i absolutely love it!Ok so some bits sound far better on the real thing but i really like this even of the "i say i say i say" thing wears a little thin.

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Posted: June 15 2010, 04:00

And since i want the coveted 'Oldfield nerd of the year award' here's the whole of the drunken ramble in all it's glory (or as near as dammit!;)


Mike 1
I say I say Isay Who's got the biggest nose you've ever seen?

Mike2
I don't care about that.How big's his bottle?

Mike1
Never mind about bottle.I've got much more important things on my mind.

Mike2
Well have you?Tell about them.

Mike1
Well i was walking down the road the other day and i saw a dog

Mike2
Did you?

Mike1
Yes i saw a dog.I said to him "how are you feeling?"

Mike2
What did he say?

Mike 1
He said "Ruff Ruff Ruff"

Mike2
I say i say i say i say

Mike 1
Whasat whasat whasat

Mike 2
Er,er,er erm, er ,er

Mike 1
Spit it out man Spit it out.Whasat?

Mike2
What's got,er,no legs and 5 eyes?

Mike1
No legs and 5 eyes.I don't know.What's got no legs and 5 eyes.

Mike 1
err err

Mike 2
What's got no legs and 5 eyes?

Mike1
Err err

Mike 2
What's got no legs and 5 eyes?

Mike 1
Oh dear,oh dear,oh dear

Mike 2
What's got no legs and 5 eyes?

Mike 1
I say i say i say

Mike 2
Yes yes?

Mike 1
What's got 1 wheel,2 legs and no eyes?

Mike2
What's got no legs,1 wheel.I don't know.

Mike 1
What's got no legs,1 eye and 2 wheels

Mike2
I say i say i say i say

Mike 1
Yes?

Mike 2
What's got 1 leg,3 wheels and no eyes?

Mike 1
I don't know.What has got no eyes,3 wheels and 1 leg

Mike 2
Oh never mind that.I say i say i say.What's got 3 bottles and 5 eyes and no legs.

Mike1
Well i wouldn't know.What's got 5 wheels,5 bottles,3 legs and half a wheel?

Mike 2
Well i haven't a clue.I say i say i say

Mike 1
Yes?

Mike2
What's got 3....Oh dear

Thanks to Yannick for prompting me to bother! :laugh:


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Posted: June 15 2010, 04:13

Caveman - good job!!!

A favourite bit: - "Never mind about bottle. I've got much more important things on my mind." :laugh:

Does Mike do both voices?


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Posted: June 15 2010, 04:27

Thanks.Yeah both are Mike.Even doing this silly accent he has a very distinctive voice.He over dubbed them to make them sound like 2.Clearly he's been at the bottle himself.
Yannick emailed me yesterday to ask me to do this so,never one to turn down a challenge,i sat down with pen and paper at around midnight last night.

So do i get the award? :laugh:


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Posted: June 15 2010, 04:34

Caveman - here is your AWARD :cool:

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Posted: June 15 2010, 04:42

Thank you.I'd like to thank........ :laugh:

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Posted: June 15 2010, 05:46

Good work Caveman!

Q: What's got two hands and no eyes?
A: A Clock.

Q: What's got four legs and one arm?
A: A Rottweiler.

Q: What's got two eyes, two belly buttons and two legs?
A: Two pirates.

Q: What's got twelve legs and one eye?
A: Three blind mice and half a kipper.

Q: What’s got four legs and one foot?
A: A bed.

I haven't found any that have bottles or wheels in them yet...


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Posted: June 15 2010, 06:14

Quote (Matt @ June 15 2010, 05:46)
Good work Caveman!

Q: What's got two hands and no eyes?
A: A Clock.

Q: What's got four legs and one arm?
A: A Rottweiler.

Q: What's got two eyes, two belly buttons and two legs?
A: Two pirates.

Q: What's got twelve legs and one eye?
A: Three blind mice and half a kipper.

Q: What’s got four legs and one foot?
A: A bed.

I haven't found any that have bottles or wheels in them yet...

Great joke detective work there!

Jules


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Posted: June 15 2010, 08:14

Thanks again to Mr Dan for this job....

Just one thing....A Spanish fan is not sure that the voices belong to Mike.
Dan, how can you be sure they belong to him?

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Posted: June 15 2010, 08:30

Listen to any interview.Definately got that slightly nasal Reading twang with a touch of Essex.Also listen to On Horse Back.Definately Mike.Besides he worked on this version more or less alone.And it isn't Les Penning cos i have one of his solo albums and he sounds much more upper class!

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Posted: June 15 2010, 08:33

You're really the best....but just after Mike of course!
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Posted: June 15 2010, 09:31

No worries mate.I just has another thought.It's also quite to his Uncle Rat voice in Froggy.

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Posted: June 15 2010, 09:31

Quote (The Caveman @ June 15 2010, 13:30)
Besides he worked on this version more or less alone.And it isn't Les Penning cos i have one of his solo albums and he sounds much more upper class!

William Murray lived at The Beacon for most of the album recording... but it isn't him either. I'd say it was Mike with a "ruff" voice.

BTW, anyone found another bit of a "lost" version on the DVD menu? Never heard that before.
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