Bob Sellon - Power From The Sun
Bob Sellon - Power From The Sun
Power From The Sun
Bob Sellon
2001
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Notes from Bob: "I had been wanting to do a song about solar power and this song sort of popped out of the air. Though it was recorded quite a few years ago, it was a real milestone for me in terms of production and arrangement.  "

Musicians: Bob Sellon: Vocals, guitars, bass, keys, MIDI sequencing (drums)

Producer(s): Bob Sellon, Dave Chislett

Power From The Sun
by Robert Sellon and David Chislett

Three weeks with no rain
On and on its sun again
to kill the wheat, kill the corn
wonder if this heat could change it's form

Power from the sun
shinin down on everyone
Power from the sun
this work has just begun

Miles of desert burning dry
No oil or coal or nuclear fire
burn my crops to dust on me
If I could just turn this heat into electricity

Power from the sun
shinin down on everyone
Power from the sun
this work has just begun

We fill the air with dust and waste
throw caution to the wind in haste
For years we caused the earth's decay
Never let our heart get in our way

Power from the sun
shinin down on everyone
Power from the sun
this work has just begun

Copyright 1998 Robert J. Sellon and David Chislett

Recording Notes: "I had been working on the song idea for about a year when I got started on this version of the song. I had recorded most of the basic tracks when I brought my buddy Dave Chislett in to help finish it up. Dave suggested some minor (but important) lyrical and vocal melody changes to the song and did the mix for it (with me helping out)."

Technical Notes: This version of "Power From The Sun" was recorded and mixed entirely on a Lexicon Opus Digital Audio Workstation one of the worlds first digital audio recording systems. The system had an obsenely large hard drive for the time: 680 megs! What are you going to do with all that space. The disk drive itself was the size of a small refrigerator. At the time, Opus only handled 8 tracks at a time so we had to do a lot of track bouncing (not as painful as it could have been thanks to the system's automation but still relatively unpleasant).

Thanks to Dave Saganey for lending me his bass guitar for this track. - Bob

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