.. or: "When arrangers have too much time on their hands."
Hi folks. I fully realise I'm in high company in here and lowering the tone somewhat, but I've put the GPO in a pop context again: four Abba pieces (Money/Dancing Queen/SOS/Mamma Mia) as a medley. Think of it as a (possibly overly) sweet desert to the other beautiful stuff in this forum.
It should be atop the list here: http://www.hawksley.net/mp3
Sorry it's so big - it runs to nearly 7 minutes of music.
I've toiled over this for 48 hours (over the course of 8 days), finally kept my ailing network alive long enough on Sunday to do the production work.
My usual caveats apply - band/percussion/piano not GPO, rest is though).
The concept was from an old BBC library instrumental they used to play in the late 1970's and early 80's (when I was a very small child) while we waited for Programmes For Schools to begin. I was always totally captivated by their Abba medley (which was always better than the programme which followed), so now I've got the tools (the talent is still on order - should arrive by UPS soon :-) I thought I'd take a shot at it.
Everything's been against me on this one - computer viruses, unreliable network equipment, the dreaded low-mid interference distortion, bad cables, you name it. It's nearly done me in - but it IS done, finally!
Hope you like it as much as I do!