Tags : | Soul | 9.48 MB | Samplitude

Description : When the film The Land Before Time came out in 1988, I was just 3 years old.
The song has accompanied me all my life! Important in a time when wars and natural disasters shock us every day! So now in the run-up to Christmas a cover version of this great song by: James Horner and Will Jennings in a country-pop version arranged by Angelica Schwanitz.
The Band:
Manuela Boekels
Angelica Schwanitz
Sophia Berkel
Paul Scherner
Ulli Stein
Peter Schninkel, Ben Perl

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  1. UChris
    UChris on Fri 12th Jan 2024 - 3 months ago

    So nice. Its good to have acoustic instruments represented on Looperman, and fine acoustic performances like this one. Enhanced but not overwhelmed by digital production.

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello and thank you for your message and your praise! Kind regards, Manuela

  2. Verdiqo
    Verdiqo on Mon 11th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Greetings, I loved this song. It was indeed a very pleasant cover to listen to. Very well balanced out and organic indeed. Iam also getting some christmas vibes here because i believe i remember this song from a christmas movie. So yeah i was pleasantly surprised by this song. So very well done really nice and clean. I loved the voice as well. It sounded that this song was made in a live performance setting. Which makes this song more organic and natural. So yeah again very well done. One for the favourite section indeed. Also thank you for your input on my track. With kind regards, Verdi

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hallo Verdi, bedankt dat je de tijd hebt genomen om naar het lied te luisteren en er commentaar op te geven. Ik ben blij dat je het leuk vindt! Ja, dit nummer roept bij veel mensen herinneringen op. Het is ook ontzettend emotioneel. Ik was toen nog te jong, maar ik heb de film pas jaren later gezien. Maar toen ik het zag, herkende ik meteen dit liedje, dat ik op 3-jarige leeftijd voor het eerst hoorde, zonder dat ik het specifiek kon benoemen. Vanaf dat moment heeft het me mijn hele leven af en toe vergezeld. En ik denk dat de vonk van melancholie die dit nummer creert, zich ook heeft verspreid naar mijn twee dochters.
    Ik wens je een prachtige, contemplatieve periode vr Kerstmis. Blijf gezond, vriendelijke groeten Manuela

  3. Micky
    Micky on Sat 9th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Hallihallo Manuela,
    na dit is ja ma wieda n knueller (ich wette, so ist es nicht mit Google Translate zu uebersetzen hihi). Unglaublich eindringlicher, erhebender schoener Gesang ... passend zur Zeit. Du kannst wahnsinnig gerade Toene singen ... will ich auch lernen. Ich uebe das noch.
    Ach ja, ich vermute sm soll heissen so much.
    Liebe Gruesse,

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hej Micky, dat haste ever schoen jesaat. Wat sin mere doch fruh, dat wir unser plattduetsch han. *lach
    Ich kann es leider nicht so gut. Reden geht zwar einigermassen, aber schreiben ist sehr schwierig.
    Schoen dich hier mal wieder zu sehen. Schoen auch, dass dir unser Song gefaellt.
    Ich hatte eine gute Gesangsausbildung und hoffe dass hoert man heute auch noch. Ich versuche mich zu mindestens beim Singen an meine Ausbildung zu erinnern, was immer mehr schwerfaellt, denn auch ich werde aelter *lach.
    Liebe Gruesse ins Bergische Land

  4. kingmt77
    kingmt77 on Thu 7th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Manuela. Excellent production. Touching and moving. Everything sits perfectly but the technical aspect is not the focal point. The lovely piano melodies intertwined with the vocal intonations with the emotional string arrangement is what took me straight on a much needed early holiday excursion. This level is unmatched by the sheer dedication by all involved. Loveliness personified! Thanks for sharing. Peace


    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello Marc,

    I hope you really enjoyed your early vacation flight *smile. Thank you for your big compliment!! Yes, you are right, there is a lot of emotion in this song. That also fits into the Christmas season. I wish you a nice, contemplative Advent weekend.

    Kind regards, Manuela

  5. luvroxu
    luvroxu on Sun 3rd Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    i luv this sm

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Thanks once again! But what does SM mean?
    Kind regards, Manuela

  6. luvroxu
    luvroxu on Sun 3rd Dec 2023 - 4 months ago


    Reply by 2Sisters

    Ich danke dir!

  7. Zootman
    Zootman on Sun 3rd Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    I don't know the movie, though I was 20 at the time! I'll have to take a look for it. But this is beautiful. And gentle, we need more of that god knows. Was it really live? One for the times, I'm driven to despair about what is happening in Gaza at the moment. This reminds me of beauty and caring and love.

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello and thanks for your kind words! This year we are playing it at the charity events we perform at. You're right, songs like these are very, very important these days. There is a lack of comfort, love and help, especially for people who do not live on the sunny side of life! Because of that and also because of the Christmas season, we decided to produce this song.
    Kind regards, Manuela

  8. BeatMaker4real
    BeatMaker4real on Sun 3rd Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Wow, this was extremely nice, had to play it twice.
    Outstanding work.

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello, thanks for your message. Feel free to listen to it more often! *Smile

  9. dimestop
    dimestop on Sat 2nd Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    that's much clearer now, i dont produce loops either Manu, and like you love the versatility. i want nothing from this community other than our love of music and constructive feedback of course for my personal growth and i call Rita my Mrs so you can be our child of music our little musical note :))

    Reply by 2Sisters

    *Big smile

  10. RitajustRita
    RitajustRita on Sat 2nd Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Hey Manuela.
    You should know that I drove my children crazy with this song from an early age because I played it for us. It will also be played for my children when it is my time to go. They have to hold on together.
    And now you have made a beautiful cover of this song with beautiful music and a beautiful pure voice.
    My compliments to everyone.
    I must also confess that I tried to sing it myself, but my voice is quite low and I can't reach the high notes cry cry.

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hallo moeder,

    Er zijn veel mensen die in hun leven door dit lied zijn begeleid. Ik denk dat het nummer door de jaren heen veel emoties heeft losgemaakt en nog niets aan relevantie heeft ingeboet.
    Welnu, je zou het kunnen opnemen op een andere toon die bij je stem past. Of er iets compleet anders mee doen?
    Ik hoop dat je je snel weer beter voelt!
    Met vriendelijke groet, Manuela

  11. Alien
    Alien on Sat 2nd Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Brilliant work!

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Thank you for listening and your great praise!

    Kind regards, Manuela

  12. dimestop
    dimestop on Sat 2nd Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    hi Manu, i just read your comment to BoaBou on his track about you saying your music doesn't really fit here. ??? of course it fits, have you heard some of the tracks here, they aren't even tracks. we are all different and your brand is you. dont let me see you writing things like that or i will tell you off, yes i am old enough to be your father as you said :)) you and your bunch are great artist and have proved yourself, you dont do bad for comments and listens in featured either, please re assess your judgement of yourselves, this place would be poorer without you. best wishes Paul

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Oh God! I think I expressed myself wrong! We are neither worse nor better than other musicians here. But most of the people here are loopers and midi-ers, which I really dont mean in a negative way. Very few people play "real" instruments here, like you or Baoboo..... . Since we rarely, if ever, produce loops, we unfortunately don't have anything that we can share with others. That's what I meant by: "that our music doesn't actually fit in here". I hope I've expressed myself better now. Basically, I really appreciate the musical versatility that is offered here!
    If you get together with Mom Rita now, then I really have father and mother here *laughs.
    Kind regards, Manuela

  13. BaoBou
    BaoBou on Wed 29th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    Lovely track that could be straight from a musical. Really enjoyed it, but I have one question: is that F# intentional at 0:07 and 0:13?
    Otherwise great stuff as always! I assume the applause at the start is also from one of your concerts! Hope you have an amazing xmas and new year period!

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello, thank you for your compliments.
    I think you mean the single piano tone. Yes, that is wanted. It represents a kind of musical exclamation point. Angelica likes to set accents. But why do you ask? Do you think it doesn't fit? If you want, I can send you the score in sheet music form? Apart from small variations, it sticks pretty closely to James Horner's original composition, for which we have official cover permission to publish.

    Kind regards, Manuela

  14. Pnnywze
    Pnnywze on Tue 28th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    Oh my gosh...a song hasnt made shed a tear in a long time. But this Brought me both a thought of my childhood-i was six in 1988- but also of my mother, who passed in 2020. Consider this comment the equivalent of a tearful standing ovation. Beautiful beautiful work.

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Thanks! I bow to your beautiful words! I hope you had a wonderful childhood! I'm sorry your mother left so early! I am glad that our mother still stands by us and sees us as her little children over whom she still has to hold her protective hand. My sister and I are now grown women, but to my mother we will always be little ones *Smile.
    But it's the same with my two daughters.
    Kind regards, Manuela

  15. xstokes
    xstokes on Mon 27th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    sometimes i cant hear music like this cuz it requires a vulnerability i keep a lid on. oh, hell i tried but was swooning along by the first drumbeat. you and the band are genuine every time. i hope the events youre doing before christmas bring you as much joy as what youre giving!

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Thank you for your thoughtful soulful words! I am aware that this song in particular can trigger a little sad feelings in the listener. But isn't it sometimes nice when you get involved in it? I definitely feel that way. Well, Im a woman *Smile

    Kind regards, Manuela

  16. crucethus
    crucethus on Mon 27th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    I really like the Strings that come in in the middle. As always your voice is sublime. Awesome job!

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Ich danke dir fr dein Lob!
    Liebe Gre Manuela

    CINCOCENT on Sun 26th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    Young you're too kind

    Reply by 2Sisters


  18. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Sun 26th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    good to hear some of the real music on LM...enjoyed this one...big well done to all involved.

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello Ed, I am very pleased to receive such high praise from you!

    Best regards


    CINCOCENT on Sun 26th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    Who was just three Manuela or Angelica? Anyways you youngins I was nine lol voice is totally for Disney voice could reach the high levels big time Manuela right? I like how simple and elegant this is oh and then the switch I like this good work Angelica for the arrangement

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello CC, I was three. Angelica wasn't even born yet.
    At least now I know how young you all are *smile
    Thank you for your great praise!
    Voc: Manuela
    Piano: Angelica

    Kind regards, Manuela

  20. Danke
    Danke on Sun 26th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    brilliant ... a MUST song nowadays ...
    thanx for the upload Manu!

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello "Thank you", thank you for your great praise!

    Best regards


  21. dimestop
    dimestop on Sun 26th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    '88 i was 22, and in my pomp doing the holiday camps :))

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hey, then you could be my father *laughs

  22. dimestop
    dimestop on Sun 26th Nov 2023 - 4 months ago

    a really sweet cover Manuela, excellent vocal performance. the instruments are all tight, nice mix, great layout, love the applause too, its got a real Christmassy feel. im old fashioned and do like the festive period and having grandchildren makes it even more magical although its a little early for me, greed and advertising from manufactures and consumers have got us spending two months preparing for the one day. it used to be 12 days before, thats what made it magical now most just want it over and done with because it drags on and for a lot its expensive and stressful. i spend a fortune on my grandkids, not that im bothered, i can, but it does make me think of those that go without.
    taking nothing away from the track though, congratulate all involved from me, a good seasonal track cheers to you all

    Reply by 2Sisters

    Hello Paul, thank you for your great praise! I completely share your thoughts about the Christmas profit. We have four more performances until Christmas, two solo performances by Angelica and I and two more with the band. All charity celebrations. A lot of money is donated there. And if you look at the whole thing from this perspective, then the run-up to Christmas can't be long enough. *smile
    I think you will give your grandchildren nice gifts. They will be pleased! I hope I also find the right one for my almost grown daughters.

    Kind regards, Manuela

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