“Sweet On You”

“Sweet On You”
Written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2013 copyright Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)

I have written two songs for my wife thus far. The first is an instrumental simply called “Mary.”

The second song is with vocal and is highlighted here.

Since the vast majority of my recordings have been instrumental and featuring guitar, there are a lot of people who have only come to know of me in recent years who are unaware of the fact that there are quite a lot of songs where I do sing. Most of my vocal stuff comes from before the year 2000, but this song appeared on the 2013 album “Simplicity” which had several vocal things on it.

I quote Jimi Hendrix from “The Wind Cries Mary” at the end of the guitar solo, which is fitting considering Mary is my wife’s name.

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20th Century Good-bye

“20th Century Good-bye”
written and orchestrated by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 1997 Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)

In 1997 I prepared for the end of the century with what, for me, was an ambitious project.
I wanted to create an “orchestral” album and this was the title track.

The album did receive some nice reviews at the time but maybe was a little too much for some casual listeners. C’est la vie.

The Players

Piano and vocals-Reynold
Cello-Dianne Tremaine
Flute-Kristi Kuhns
Clarinet-Kevin Stuevens
Percussion-Gomez de Riquet
Violin-Carolyn Boulay
Oboe-Merilee Klemp
Harp-Sunita Staneslow
Trombone, cornet and euphonium-Zane Schaefer

“20th Century Good-bye” (Philipsek)

Some war, some peace,
All the happenstance between our two eternities in the meantime.

Is this an age of wonder or just Babylon?
A spectacular sunset mistaken for a dawn at the same time?

Just where did the time fly?
20th Century Good-bye.

The rise and decline
Of another chapter of mankind in the meantime.

Is it random or design
That a million fates
All intertwine at the same time?

Just where did the time fly?
20th Century Good-bye.

We all want to go to heaven
But we don’t want to die,
Like to take the plunge
And still keep dry in the meantime.

Just where did the time fly?
20th Century Good-bye.

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