Bob Sellon - Power From The Sun
Bob Sellon - Power From The Sun
Power From The Sun
Bob Sellon
2001
Info:
  • News: 11-14-2010 "Power From The Sun" released on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, MediaNet, eMusic and more.
  • 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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