Flag So High / Freedom Chant (Vinyl)

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    ***Please find previews of all 6 tunes featured on the vinyl release here - https://theuplifter.bandcamp.com***

    Limited pressing of 500 copies on heavyweight black vinyl. (367 copies sold by 01/05/14).

    Double sided sleeve artwork custom drawn by talented Brazilian artist Victor Maristane

    Side A.
    Flag So High (Vocals by Tom Uplifter)
    Brass So High (brass instrumental featuring Dave Leonard on Trumpet/Tom Uplifter on trombone)
    Dub So HIgh (Dub mix by Paul Fox)

    Side B.
    Freedom Chant (Vocals by Tom Uplifter and Paul Fox)
    Freedom Melodica (Melodica version by Tom Uplifter)
    Freedom Dub (Dub mix by Paul Fox)

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*This vinyl release features all of the tracks featured here on the The Uplifter Bandcamp corner* (Please refer to the individual digital tracks for a preview)...

When the world we are presented with gets too much, for me, I've always pictured my family, friends and all the conscious minded people launching some wooden boats, rowing off into the distance on calm water into a warm sunset to some place better. Somewhere peaceful.

This cover features my pet lizard Draco (see if you can spot him!), family members and with references to fishing and water - themes which always seem to crop up. Many years were spent in Ireland and after two tours of New Zealand - the landscape on both the record sleeve and label remind me of the landscape in both of these beautiful countries.

Paul Fox features on the second verse of Freedom Chant and sings with me on the chorus.

The vinyl release is dedicated to my great uncle, Uncle Mick, who was one of my favourite people in the world. He passed away during the production of this record. We used to go fishing together in Ireland from when I was a child, up to recent times. If you look closely bottom left of the image, he is fishing off the back of a boat (much easier to see on the vinyl record sleeve).

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released January 20, 2013

(Intro)
We're chanting for freedom
Chanting for Freedom

(Chorus)
We're chanting, we're chanting
This here one a freedom chant (Repeat X2)

(Verse 1)
We're marching across mountains and we're sailing over seas
Rowing in a boat why don't you follow we
To a place of true peace and tranquility
A place where we all can truly be free
(Repeat chorus)

(Verse 2)
Somewhere along the road say we lost our way
Look at the children, how they love to play
How where they taught to be afraid
We're making the same mistakes our father's made
(Repeat chorus)

(Bridge)
We're marching across mountains
Chanting for freedom

Trodding through the hillside
Stepping in time
Encouraging togetherness
Come join the line

(Repeat chorus)

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The Uplifter Southampton, UK

The Uplifter

Drummer / Multi Instrumentalist / DJ & Selector / Percussionist / Producer / Sound System Operator. Based in South UK.

Toured extensively for over 10 years across the UK, New Zealand, New York, Europe... Spreading positively unique vibes.

Collaborated with The Slackers, Groundation, Channel one Sound System, Vibronics, Zion Train, The Black Seeds, Paul Fox.
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