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Another Day

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  1. Anchor: The title of this song is derived from melancholy, which can be heard without doubt. Some parts remember vaguely of Eminem's Sing for the moment. The interesting modulations towards the end are actually a product of coincidence and mistakes. Nevertheless, they make sense and sound great.
  2. Church Blues: This song is surely one of the most controversially discussed songs. In my eyes, it's an exclamation of warning to all the churches which are threatened to lose many members because of their growing tediousness. Starting with a adventurously played church organ, the song is changed into a quite bluesy scheme by the guitar. After the first half the song changes another time significantly. With only half the speed, the guitar, equipped with a wah-wah, grows into a murderous slow blues solo. After that, everything changes back into its original speed, followed by an outro similar to the organ into.
  3. Country Time: This is an attempt of a country song. Maybe I was still under the impression of one of Vince Gill's appearences on one of Clapton's Crossroads guitar festivals.
  4. Don't Be Sad: I wrote this song when times weren't that easy for me and my girlfriend. We had to overcome lots of difficult times during our 6-year relationship before we were able to marry each other. The style of this song is influenced by Queen and the Scorpions.
  5. Gettin' Some Ice: This song is influenced by the great Albert Collins. The basic style (and the title, of course) is taken from the song Don't mistake kidness for weakness from the album Iceman. I tried to imitate the slower vibrato.
  6. Give Me Time Blues: This song belongs to my personal favorites. I'm expressing an unbelievable amout of feelings during the many stages of the solos. The title has to do with the time I'm taking for building the whole song. There's no hecticness at all in the rhythm chords of the song whereas the solos are full of different moods. Just like in Church blues, the guitar uses a wah-wah effect at some point.
  7. J-Funk: The chord progression of this song is based on a very old bass melody I very often used to play in my first piano years. The tempo doubles at some point in the song which changes the style to a quite funky one. That's the reason why the name of the song is a composition of the words Jazz and Funk.
  8. Let's Rock: This song expresses a lot of happiness and power. Towards the end, the chords make a detour to the standard chord scheme I - VI - IV - V.
  9. Lucky Me: The happy phase isn't over yet. The solo guitar is influenced by Clapton's No alibis from the album Journeyman.
  10. More Metal Please: This is an attempt to some metal. The beginning is similar to the beginning of the Scorpion's Rock you like a hurricane. In the end it seems I can't withstand my major chord progressions.
  11. My Crossroads: In this song, I'm practising some rhythmic changes which Clapton explains on his DVD's of 2004 (Me and Mr Johnson, Sessions for Robert J). It's the change one can make from a straight rhythm to a swing rhythm without changing speed. Of course, the title is derived from the popular story around Clapton's and Johnson's Crossroads song.
  12. Roll Down: Here's a rock'n'roll song. I'm clearly trying out some of my guitar effects, like wah-wah and panning.
  13. Soliloquy: My first encounter with the word soliloquy was during english class when we read Shakespeare's Hamlet. So the song is a kind of inner description of my feelings of the time of creation. The chords of this song are quite similar to Clapton's rock version of Layla. There are many variations. The somewhat quieter part in the middle of the song is reminiscent of the main song of School of Rock. The heartbeat closes the song again, just like it has opened it.
  14. StRing Rock: The title of this song contains the word string which itself contains the word ring. The intro makes string clear because it consists of some strings. The whole song is inspired on various Lord of the Rings soundtrack material. In the middle there's a relatively heavy rock section which ends as quickly as it began. The end of the song is a very calm composition with strings, piano and guitar.
  15. The Saloon: This song is very self-explanatory. It is based on a simple but very effective western-like melody I once invented. Basically many of the chords are played with their 6th in it which creates the atmosphere.