I am proud to announce the official release of my latest recording – Everything’s going my way – (2016 Special Edition).
Greg Englert – Sydney, Australia – Composer, Producer, Arranger – All Instruments.
Nicholas Woodford – Sydney Australia – Vocals
Meera Belle – Sydney Australia – Vocals
A love song from a Civil War soldier on the eve of a battle, thinking how wonderful his life is and how everything is going his way because he shares with his wife back home, with an dark foreboding backdrop that he may die tomorrow in the coming battle.
To celebrate 25 years as a music producer Sydney based composer, producer, musician Greg Englert decided to re-visit his previously released music. Rather than re-mix and use alternate takes Greg started a project to have his favourite singers and musicians from around the world re-imagine his compositions in their own special ways. The result is a series of epic special edition recordings ranging from Pop and Rock, through Jazz and Swing to Civil War Movie genres.
‘Everything’s going my way’ was originally a light Pop/Rock love ballad released in 2011 as part of the EP ‘Tonight I’m with you’ (GEM-006), (Available at all good on-line stores) by the composer Greg Englert.
In the spirit of his 25th anniversary special edition releases, Greg started exploring the song and came up with a distinct drum feel that was reminiscent of Civil War/Military Band drumming and decided to re-imagine the song using that feel. He kept the original vocal by Nicholas Woodford, which was recorded in a major key, and then added a minor key drone and period instruments to completely change the song from a happy love ballad to something more mysterious and brooding. As he painted the picture an entire story of conflicting emotions came pouring out. It became a soldier lying on a battlefield thinking about his life and how wonderful it has been because of his love for his wife back home. However whilst he sings it, there is that constant feeling that he may die tomorrow and it will all be gone.
The final piece of the story was the wife back home, who is also at that moment thinking about her husband far away. Greg brought in his dear friend, the exceptional singer Meera Belle who very quickly created the part of the wife with her amazing ability to sing harmonies.
The result is something that was not intended when Greg started this series of releases. But it grew into a complete story which had to be told. Remember, Everything may be going your way, but will it last?..........
Greg Englert, Sydney, Australia, 2016
PS please check out other songs from the 25th anniversary special edition releases for more amazing treatments of my songs!