DOWNLOAD - Trashcan Sinatras - Oranges and Apples MP3

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DOWNLOAD - Trashcan Sinatras - Oranges and Apples MP3

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John Douglas from the Trashcan Sinatras has kindly shared a 2 minute MP3 clip of his bands forthcoming song "Oranges and Apples" for you to download. The song is inspired by Syd Barrett and a percentage of the cash raised from the sale of the single will be donated to The Syd Barrett Trust.

Download the song by clicking the link below.

The single is released on 13th October 2008 and will be available on iTunes.

Download MP3 Clip

Right click and choose "save target as..." or "save file as" or the equivalent in your browser.

http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/audio ... ip-NPF.mp3

Or watch the full song being performed live in 2011.





Lyrics

Evening sun in an English sky
Orange as the pigeons eye
No-one knew when you cycled by..

Oranges were made for you .... apples too, all made for you

Emily and the English Rose
Shining out the UFO
Hand in hand with your Eskimo

Oranges... they fell for you.. and the apples too.. all fell for you

Light shines through
Brightest of all was you
and i just don't know what i would do without your light

Green wheelbarrow, Bikes, red and blue
Orange drawers that winked at you
All the colours that fell from you

and all the things that you went through
and now everything is enhanced by you
and the oranges were made for you
and the apples too.. all made for you

(c) and (p) Trashcan Sinatras 2008



John Douglas, from The Trashcan Sinatras on Syd Barrett and the inspiration for the song

In the months after Syd's passing, I became entranced and intrigued again by him and his wonderful unique work. A friend of mine, the great English songwriter Boo Hewerdine, lives in Cambridge and had told me of seeing Syd on occasion riding around town on his bike (in fact, on one occasion, Syd fell off his bike and Boo helped him get back up and on his way ). He seemed to enjoy a degree of anonymity, and the local tradesmen spoke highly of him and he seemed to be happy. This picture of Syd is at odds with the historically documented version. I was relieved and pleased to discover that Syd had found a degree of peace and 'normality' in his years there.

I was very touched by his personal effects from his house. A fund raising sale of some of his household items by auction was held, and the auction house had photographs and descriptions of each item available to view online. Syd had personally adapted pretty much everything in his house, from the stereo to the chest of drawers to his bikes and wheelbarrow... all had been re-painted, re-designed or, somehow, made more personal by Syd. His highly individual attitude to song-writing was, it seemed, a reflection of his attitude to life in general.

Through dwelling on these things in admiration, the song "Oranges and Apples" appeared.

Some months later I was fortunate to run into Allan Brown, a Sunday Times journalist living in Glasgow. Allan had bought a chest of drawers and one of Syd’s paint brushes at the auction and he gave me a tube of paint owned by Syd and allowed me to be photographed with the chest. We spoke for hours about Syd and my feelings about him were re-enforced. I will forever treasure the tube of paint!

John Douglas - August 2008
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such a great song :D
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It is beautiful! Everyone should download this and buy the full version when it is out!!

Nobody else having a listen to this then???
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Downloaded and listened

Great song
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I just downloaded it. It's lovely.
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It's lovely...but it sounds to me more like it's inspired by Chris Rea then Syd ...musically speaking.
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Lyrics are obvioulsy about Syd though
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WARNING: UNASHAMED PLUGGING OF OWN MATERIAL ABOUT TO ENSUE: WARNING

Don't forget-The Charybdis Music project here at NPF has a lovely Syd-inspired song of our own entitled "Someday I'll take The Time" and can be found here:

http://www.artistopia.com/coldironfusio ... album/5027

Not that "Oranges and Apples" isn't great (I did rather enjoy it) but you gotta support your fellow forum members first don't ya? :D
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Great song...really evokes and era..I love it
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Just listening back to this song. Excellent. Some of you may have missed it, download it in the original post at the top of the page. 8)