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Only One Dream

July 17th, 2012

This song took a while to “mature”. It was inspired by Woody Allen’s lesser-known musical, “Everyone says I love you”, which I got a chance to watch in 2004. The music was written on acoustic guitar while I was on holiday in Spain later that year. It took me another two years to figure out what the song was about and to finish the lyrics. My late uncle, Tony Murray R.I.P. was one of the first to hear it and always had high hopes for it. Sadly, he passed away last year before the recording was completed. The song is dedicated to him, as his gentle guitar playing and soft, melodic singing voice at family occasions reverberated throughout my childhood and left an indelible impression on me into teenhood and beyond. I got the help I needed to record the track from Dave Keary in 2009. He put me in touch with a number of musicians and with the use of his studio, we got the drums and double bass down in an afternoon in early August. The rest of the instruments were added in stages after that.

Special thanks to: Ray Fean (Drums), Paul Moore (Double bass), Alistair White (Trombones) and Limerick’s very own Jim Hanley (Piano), Alan Ryan (Trumpet) and Dave Keary (Electric guitar)

I’ve had only one dream since I don’t know when This heart has for one thing been silently beating I’ve thought at times in the past has my chance just passed me by For the years show that a real chance goes when dreams have been sleeping I’m tired of excuses and they’re sure tired of me I’ve been turning away from all the things that I feared I could never be Only now they’ve turned to me Said it’s my time That it’s high time I let the stars in Just let them begin to find what I’ve been searching How the sky at night turns blue if the stars find that your heart’s blind Well you’d better turn fast ’cause your turn will not last if the past has turned on you Just now I woke up to find I’m in a dream is what it seems to me Well here goes What’s in here knows there’s a reason it must be Gonna let the stars in Just let them begin For my dream has just found me

TV Commercial!

May 12th, 2012

I received an email out of the blue from a guy in Houston, Texas during the week, telling me that a tune of mine is on Houston TV (link below) with an estimated 6 million viewership daily! The Woodlands is an exclusive residential area just north of the city. Special thanks to Steve Williamson and his wife for taking the time to track me down and sending me the link. The “Generations” producers, John Manlove Marketing and Communications in Pasadena, Texas, have just received a prestigious Silver Telly award for the commercial. Next stop: World domination! 🙂

The Woodlands “Generations” commercial

Silver Telly award

About

Alan Peter has been writing and producing music since he took up acoustic guitar at 16 years of age.

He was piano/keys player and co-songwriter with Irish alternative rock band Woodstar, who in 2001 signed with EMI Parlophone to release the critically-acclaimed EP Time To Bleed, produced by Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode, Doves). This was followed by Life Sparks LP in 2002, produced by Richard Rainey (U2, Clannad) and Stephen Street (The Cranberries, The Smiths, Blur).

In 2003 after Woodstar parted ways, Alan built a home studio and began to explore writing songs and instrumental pieces in diverse styles, with the intention of finding a home for them on the "Silver Screen". Since 2011 he has been distributing his music globally through a Norwegian publisher (http://www.shockwave-sound.com). Below is a link to an advert that features his music. This was aired many times on a Texas TV station over a three-week period in 2012. Alan also works closely with former Woodstar guitarist, Kieran Calvert (http://www.echoshell.net), who squabbles on a daily basis with the elves in a constant tyrannical battle to make it all sound just about right in time for tea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iKK9nCoLcU&feature=relmfu

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Matroskin’s Muse

MATROSKIN’S MUSE

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Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved..

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Goodbye Sara

GOODBYE SARA

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Music written and arranged by Alan Peter. All rights reserved..

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Requies

REQUIES

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Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved..

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Rubber

RUBBER

It’s not right
It’s not right that I should bend this way
It’s what only ever happens me
It’s what only ever happens
What happens to me
It’s not fair
It’s not fair that I should stretch and tear
It’s what only ever happens
What happens to me
It’s not right
It’s not right that I should feel this way
It’s what only ever happens me
It’s what only ever happens
What happens to me
It’s not fair
It’s not fair that we must burn aware
It’s what only ever happens
What happens you and me

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Lost And Found

LOST AND FOUND

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Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved..

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Tones Of Vernet

TONES OF VERNET

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Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved. Sue Murray (Violins).

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A Stately Union

A STATELY UNION

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Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved..

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Valldemossa II

VALLDEMOSSA II

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Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved. Jane Feeney (Vocals).

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Valldemossa I

VALLDEMOSSA I

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Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved..

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The Inevitable Waltz

THE INEVITABLE WALTZ

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Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved. Doug Murray (Drums), Breifni Considine (Viola), Sean Harrold (Pedal steel guitar). Jane Feeney (Vocals). Mixed by Richard Rainey at The Bunker studios, London..

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All The Old Guys Are Getting Out

ALL THE OLD GUYS ARE GETTING OUT

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Words & Music by Alan Peter. All rights reserved. Brian Meehan (Clarinet & Saxophone), Alan Ryan (Trumpet & Flugal Horn), Joe McGowan (Trombone), Jane Fraser (Vocals), Doug Murray (Drums),Dave Irwin (Jazz Guitar). Mixed by Richard Rainey at The Bunker Studios, London..

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* Co-written with Fin Chambers

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