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Title: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Sharpola on February 28, 2010, 03:42:29 AM
Lyrics - Donna Devine
Music - Ray Sharp
Vocals - Steve McAndrew
Drums - John Wooten
Additional keys - Jay Shankman
Bass - Neal Van

Crossing Abbey Road     

(v1)
A woman I once loved
Walks towards me slowly
Wraps a maxi-coat around her
In a gesture almost holy
She looks quite normal
An impression that won't last
She's caught in amber
A jewel from the past

Pre-chorus
Those were the days my friend
For her they'll never end/never end

Chorus
Her mind's a Bermuda Triangle
Filled with psychedelic waste
It's all unchartable space
And the only thought she holds
Is to count aloud the zebra stripes
While crossing Abbey Road/crossing Abbey Road

(v2)
We strolled once through Hyde Park
Giggling in the rain
Ate a 99 Flake
From the ice-cream van
Watched a three-dimension rainbow
As it glorified the skies
And when the sun returned
I saw it dancing in her eyes

Pre-chorus
Those were the days my friend
For her they'll never end/never end

Chorus
Her mind's a Bermuda Triangle
Filled with psychedelic waste
It's all unchartable space
And the only thought she holds
Is to count aloud the zebra stripes
While crossing Abbey Road/crossing Abbey Road

Short instrumental break

Lift
Her elevator stops at the 13th floor
At a room that's never locked
The dead are always grateful
When she comes to sit and talk

Longer instrumental break

(v3)
Now she lives by herself
But is never alone
Voices laughing in her head
Though no one ever phones
She fell from Lucy's diamond sky
But can still describe the ways
She hears the colours in her mind
Sees notes when music plays

Pre-chorus
Once the woman held me fast
Now she walks blindly past

Chorus
Her mind's a Bermuda Triangle
Filled with psychedelic waste
It's all unchartable space
And the only thought she holds
Is to count aloud the zebra stripes
While crossing Abbey Road/crossing Abbey Road

D.Devine 2008


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: NickT on February 28, 2010, 06:12:48 PM
Brilliant!

Nice trip on a Sunday morning.

Great production and all performances were incredible.

Nick


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Donna on February 28, 2010, 08:18:01 PM
Ray, excellent job. Your unique musical vision matches the theme and mood of the lyric so well. Thanks, Neal, John, Jay, and Steve, for your fine performances.
Wonderful work all round, gentlemen.  :)

I'd like to thank Andy too. He in fact approached me with the overall idea and asked me to write the lyric. He was a gracious mentor.  ;)

Donna


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Sharpola on February 28, 2010, 11:26:54 PM
Thanks Nick & Donna!
it was a fun one to do!


Ray


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on March 01, 2010, 06:09:51 AM
Ditto guys, but the real creator was you Donna and Ray, amazing lateral thinking 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: TallPaul on March 01, 2010, 12:00:37 PM
First listen! Very interesting, I think I just got an acid flashback to the 60's! Not that I was old enough to have a flashback to the 60's!  ;D I got a kick out of the 13'th floor vocal area. Excellent performance, guys, and Donna you always write some cool lyics!


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: AndyG6508 on March 01, 2010, 01:51:25 PM
Hey Everyone,

A great listen.

Super write, performance and production.The Beatles 67-68 era sound has been captured perfectly.

I too enjoyed the 13th floor vox squiggle and the "seagull" like loops from Tomorrow Never Knows that Ray slipped in.



I'd like to thank Andy too. He in fact approached me with the overall idea and asked me to write the lyric. He was a gracious mentor.  ;)

Donna


Thank you Donna for the kind words but as Steve said the original vision was all yours and Rays. Well done!



Cheers
Andy


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Sharpola on March 01, 2010, 10:32:36 PM
Thanks Steve, Paul & Andy!!


Ray


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: nitch on March 02, 2010, 03:58:34 AM
Thats awesome, I enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Donna on March 03, 2010, 11:05:57 PM
Thanks, everyone.  ;)  I've just been listening again to the song. It really is a unique piece of work! :D  Thank you again, lads.  :)

Donna


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: PVD on March 04, 2010, 12:30:01 AM
Everyone:

Very well done, enjoyed.  Donna, excellent lyric that tells a very long story and wraps it all well at the finish.

Paul


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: j on March 04, 2010, 12:32:34 AM
nice job everyone!


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Sharpola on March 14, 2010, 11:26:22 PM
Thanks J, Paul, Donna and Nitch!


Ray


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Donna on April 03, 2010, 08:37:33 AM
Paul and Jay, thank you.  :) Everyone did a marvellous job.

Gentlemen, here are a few kudos from off-site.  ;)

Donna

Very cool stuff here! Kudos to all!  RJC

Nice flowing story I enjoyed the Beatles-like music and presentation. James

Very Beatle (ish)! Sounds great! Really nice write! Way enjoyed it! Ben

What a production. Sure does bring back memories of the Beatles. Kudos to the crew who put your lyrics to music. Lot of work there!
Enjoyed the listen! Robin

A million flashbacks!!!!
Wow Donna, and the music soars and the vocal is spectacular!!!!!!
whooooohooooooo!!!!  Richard

Dig the 'big' intro vibe. there's a tension throughout but in a major chord sense (hope that makes sense). Also way dig the movements. Gives me a feeling of travel'n the musical universe. Way way enjoyed and thanks for sharing. Rard

This is an Awesome trip!! What a great job, both in the nice writing and the well done demo. It really takes you there. Really nice!!! Sheila

LOVE THIS! I feel as though Alice in Wonderland took me to visit the Beatles. It was a great journey as I found the singing so evocative and your lyrics alive with possibilities. You are an amazing story teller. Thanks for the pure pleasure you give. Annie

Playing catch up, glad I caught up with this one! Lots of great pictures in this one, really enjoyed it! Nanci


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on April 03, 2010, 08:50:19 AM
Thanks for posting Donna, it's always nice to hear!! :) :)


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: McLovin on April 06, 2010, 04:46:50 AM
This is a just a very cool song.  Really great production and lyrics.


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: soulfrontier on April 06, 2010, 10:36:30 AM
kudos to you all, great song, lyrics and production  :)


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Paulo on April 06, 2010, 06:15:48 PM
Very nice tune guys... I love it... All of it is professional


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: jwoo10 on April 08, 2010, 08:24:01 PM
One of my fav songs ever to have collabbed on .. Great melody, Great Lyrics, Great production, Thanks for letting me play too folks!


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: AndyG6508 on April 08, 2010, 08:27:49 PM
One of my fav songs ever to have collabbed on .. Great melody, Great Lyrics, Great production, Thanks for letting me play too folks!

Looks like they have got you playing in a Beatles tribute band John :)
Andy


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Bassic_Soul on April 11, 2010, 04:35:47 AM
It don't get no better than this.

 :) 8)


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Sharpola on April 11, 2010, 05:14:31 AM
Thanks guys!


Ray


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: CosmicDolphin on April 13, 2010, 09:05:35 PM
This was a good listen , I like the retro feel.  Nice to hear folks trying something different.

CD


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: riggorog on April 16, 2010, 08:16:37 PM
This is a great tune! Really nice listen :)

Roger


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Donna on April 16, 2010, 08:50:06 PM
Thanks, everyone.  :) 

Donna


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Donna on April 18, 2010, 10:42:51 PM
Update:

Lads, the guy who runs Live 365 Internet Radio "Newgrass, Prog & More" happened to hear the song and was impressed. He's just added it to his play list.   ;)

Is fame and fortune just around the corner?  ;D

Donna


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: r4m on April 19, 2010, 03:01:59 AM
Cool tune!
Great production too! ;)


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: OcalaMusician on April 22, 2010, 06:54:15 AM
Lyrics - D.Divine
Music - Ray Sharp
Vocals - Steve McAndrew
Drums - John Wooten
Additional keys - Jay Shankman
Bass - Neal Van (OcalaMusician)

Hi Ray - I would greatly appreciate it if this is how you put my name in the credits.  You can leave off my MCS name if you wish, but I'd like my real name associated like the rest of the band - if it's not too much trouble.

Take care and the final mix kicks ass!!!


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Donna on April 22, 2010, 07:15:48 AM
Thanks for the name update, Neal.

Ray, could you please also fix the spelling of my name. Rather than D. Divine it should be Donna Devine.  Thanks.  ;)

Donna


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Donna on November 19, 2010, 12:06:28 AM
There's been renewed interest in this one. Some nice kudos for you guys.  ;)

Donna
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Love the lyrics...well done, Donna! And I really like the music, and the themes explored between the two - they are definitely Beatlesque and slightly psychedelic, and all of that really is my cup of tea. Sounds like a Mellotron or Mellotron patch being used there, and I love that sound.  Cuthbert
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Really a pro production here - I'm back in the 60s!  Love it!  HL
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Great song Donna. Professional production.   LG
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Wonderful song.  really enjoyed this.  Fantastic in every way.  BB
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The vocals really make this song great voice Donna.  Tom
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I'm happy you thought of the three dimension rainbow. I'm very much impressed. A real story. The singer really knows his business. thanks for sharing Donna, and well done. Daniel
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I listened to this 3 times today at work, and I am in love....
I would not complain if you were to post more in this fashion....
I'm a fan.  LG
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Well done, great lyrics, great mix, great singing and performance overall.  Really has an "I am The Walrus" vibe to it.   Love it !  BB
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This is such a good song , you've captured all that is 60's psychedelia / Beatlesque feeling , great writing  ,playing , production and exceptional vocals , this will grow on you so much , i absolutely love it.  Rob
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Very Cool, you've captured the psychedelic feel...reminiscent of "When We Was Fab" by George Harrison.  Sandy
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Just pro work, with great song writing skills, can hear all the Beatles touches in the guitar and vox, very impressive indeed.  SE
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Super stuff.  Captures the era brilliantly. Paul
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Great music, Donna. very evocative, with production to die for. We labour for the things we love, and love them all the more for it.  Terry
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I know the song, and I'm sure I already told you that I love it at MCS. But it cannot hurt to say it again: I love this song!  Regards, Steffen
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Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Sharpola on November 19, 2010, 04:28:57 AM
Very cool!!  8)


Ray


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on November 19, 2010, 07:40:54 AM
An additional Very Cool from me 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Thanks for posting Donna :) :)

Thanks for just being the genius you are Ray 8) 8)


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: jwoo10 on November 19, 2010, 09:23:08 AM
DITTO! :)

Thanks for posting Donna :) :)

Thanks for just being the genius you are Ray 8) 8)


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: peterk1 on November 19, 2010, 03:14:01 PM
One of my favorites from this year as well.

Is there a credit missing? The woman's voice talking to her imaginary friends.... "so, how's your diet going?", "That's not much!". I'm still trying to pick out everything she says in there. Was that lifted from a movie?


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Sharpola on November 19, 2010, 03:34:15 PM
 :) that clip I grabbed from a british how to speak english site, didnt think it would work at all..


Ray


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: peterk1 on November 19, 2010, 05:42:17 PM
It works. She's very charming. I was sure it was someone' s wife or girlfriend!


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: AndyG6508 on November 19, 2010, 07:06:25 PM
Hey Donna and team,

Yeah always loved this one. Strikes all the correct Beatles 'notes'. Well thought out lyrics rounded off by a great arrangement, performances and vocals.

Ray is a true Beatles enthusiast!!

Cheers
Andy


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Johnny on November 20, 2010, 04:30:11 PM
Very Nice All...Thanks for,  getting back to where we once belonged...

Donna stay away from those funky mushrooms, (I hear they make you see things) like 3 D rianbows and stuff ;D

Ray the music was spot on.....sooooo lovely, Think I'll give the ol' "Abbey Road" a spin. :)



Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: AviR on November 24, 2010, 11:27:55 AM
Very good song, professional stuff. The vocals are unique and cool, drums are fantastic.


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: SWANSONG on November 27, 2010, 01:39:56 AM
HI Donna and crew
What an abbey road sound and even a john lennon sound
vERY pleasant listening liked it a bunch thumb s up . great
job. tc NEIL


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on November 27, 2010, 06:03:29 AM
Thanks guys for all the kudos, this was a great tune to sing :) :)


Title: Re: Crossing Abbey Road - Sharpola - Pleasuredome - Donna
Post by: docmidnite on December 09, 2010, 11:25:17 AM
Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does somebody remember KLAATU? A band that was considerd being the Beatles, reunited? Anyways: This is how they sounded like!!!!!!!
"Calling occupants of interplanetary craft" was one of their songs!

Super creative, guys!!!!!!
@Ray: super fancy guitar sounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@Neal: Hey brother, here you go!!!! ;)