Wilton and Barry's Rock Opera - Do You Remember Me?

Ever since hearing Jesus Christ Superstar in 1993 I've wanted to do a Rock Opera.  My first attempt didn't work out and I ended up using the musical material for The Butterfly Plague.  Years later, I tried again and realized that my issue was the lyric writing.  I didn't think my own style of obscure overly dramatic moody lyrics were suitable.  So I put an ad online and found Barry Brown.  After an afternoon of discussion he showed me a few titles and ideas.  One was “Rabbit Proof Fence”.  I thought it was a weird and quirky title and Barry mentioned it was a movie about Indigenous People from Australia.  I looked it up, borrowed it from the library and was horrified at the story of the Government taking away children to be assimilated into the European Culture in church/state run schools.  After some more research, we discovered that this was not an isolated event.  Many first world countries including Canada did this.  On a similar note, in Ireland there was the Magdalene Laundries where girls and young women deemed to be not normal, were forced into working and adapting to the Catholic faith.  This was faithfully shown in the movie “The Magdalene Sisters”.  Not only was this an Aboriginal issue, it was a children’s issue, and a human rights issue. 

We thought this would be a compelling story, one which needed to be brought to the forefront of knowledge so that it would never happen again. 

Wilton

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Do You Remember Me?

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  1. 1 Prelude 06:00 Info
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  2. 2 Looking After Number One 03:53 Info
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  3. 3 Children of a Different Kind 03:39 Info
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  4. 4 Stolen Children i. The Dreaded Knock 03:24 Info
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  5. 5 Stolen Children ii. A Little Ride 03:08 Info
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  6. 6 Stolen Children iii. Tell Me 04:45 Info
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  7. 7 Welcome 03:18 Info
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  8. 8 This is the Way 03:37 Info
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  9. 9 Pity Me 04:31 Info
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  10. 10 Believe 03:35 Info
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  11. 11 Together 03:56 Info
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  12. 12 Choices 04:26 Info
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  13. 13 You Are The One Who Saved Me 04:26 Info
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  14. 14 I'm Alright Jack 02:34 Info
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  15. 15 You're Coming Home 04:58 Info
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  16. 16 Getaway i. Escape 02:40 Info
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  17. 17 Getaway ii. Keep an Eye on the Horizon 03:59 Info
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  18. 18 Getaway iii. Journey Home 04:59 Info
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  19. 19 Arrival 03:36 Info
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  20. 20 Do You Remember Me? 02:04 Info
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  21. 21 Lost 04:09 Info
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Do You Remember Me? (Wave files)

Wilton and Barry

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  1. 1 Prelude 06:00 Info
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  2. 2 Looking After Number One 03:53 Info
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  3. 3 Children of a Different Kind 03:38 Info
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  4. 4 Stolen Children i. The Dreaded Knock 03:24 Info
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  5. 5 Stolen Children ii. A Little Ride 03:08 Info
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  6. 6 Stolen Children iii. Tell Me 04:45 Info
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  7. 7 Welcome 03:18 Info
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  8. 8 This is the Way 03:37 Info
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  9. 9 Pity Me 04:31 Info
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  10. 10 Believe 03:35 Info
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  11. 11 Together 03:56 Info
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  12. 12 Choices 04:26 Info
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  13. 13 You Are The One Who Saved Me 04:26 Info
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  14. 14 I'm Alright Jack 02:34 Info
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  15. 15 You're Coming Home 04:58 Info
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  16. 16 Getaway i. Escape 02:40 Info
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  17. 17 Getaway ii. Keep an Eye on the Horizon 03:59 Info
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  18. 18 Getaway iii. Journey Home 04:59 Info
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  19. 19 Arrival 03:36 Info
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  20. 20 Do You Remember Me? 02:04 Info
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  21. 21 Lost 04:09 Info
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You can download the Graphics, Credits and Lyrics by themselves HERE.

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF)

Due to the subject matter of our Rock Opera, we felt it appropriate to donate a portion of our music sales to the Downie Wenjack Fund (DWF).

"The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of both the Downie and Wenjack families, to call Canadians to learning and action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of this land. The goal of the fund is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to support the reconciliation process through awareness, education, and action".  (The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Website)

For more information, please visit https://www.downiewenjack.ca

 

Wilton

For this project, not only did Wilton play keyboards, he also played all the guitar parts.   
“It felt good to play guitar on this level,  it’s been awhile.  For my own band, the last time I played was for 2001’s “Broken” CD.  After that I turned over the guitar playing to another guitar player, so getting back to playing the instrument which got me started in rock was a pleasure.” 

Wilton also sang the character part of the Government Official who puts this travesty in motion. 
 “I guess I’m the villain of the story, and of history regarding Residential Schools.  I tried to use a different style of voice for this character as opposed to using my regular voice heard in my other recordings.  I thought it important to make a distinction between the two.” 

When it hopefully comes to performing “Do You Remember Me?” as a theatrical production, Wilton will possibly have to make a choice as how to be involved.  Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Musical Director?  “I’m not sure.  I think it’ll depend on whether someone else can do the job better.  If so, they’ll probably be welcome to do so”.

Barry Brown

Barry Brown – Lyrics, Electronic Drums, Keyboards, Textures and bass frequencies. 
In addition to writing all the lyrics for Do You Remember Me? Barry also wrote the songs Believe, You Are The One Who Saved Me, You’re Coming Home, Keep An Eye On The Horizon and Arrival. 
Outside of the Rock Opera Barry writes his own material, with a focus on thoughtful, clever lyrics and memorable melodies 
He also plays drums for The Undercover Band, a Classic Rock and Hits cover band. 

For more information please visit Barry’s site at www.Reverbnation.com/hitmanbaz

Cast of Vocalists and Characters 
Father - Roy McCandish 
Mother - Amber Reid 
Government Official - Wilton 
Male Child - Chris Reid 
Female Child - April Stevens 
Converted Child - Glenn Sevillo 
Child Chorus - Wilton and Amber Reid

Players of Instruments 
Barry Brown - Electronic Drums. Keyboards, Textures and Bass Frequencies on "Believe", "You are the One Who Saved Me", "You're Coming Home", "Keep an Eye on the Horizon", and "Arrival”. String Synths on “This is the Way”. 

Frank Heisler - Bass on all other songs. 

Wilton - Guitars, Keyboards and Textures on all other songs. Guitars on "Believe”,"You're Coming Home", "Keep an Eye on the Horizon”.

 

You can also find "Do You Remember Me?" at the links below.

The Creators  
All Lyrics by Barry Brown  

All Music by Wilton … except "Believe", "You are the One Who Saved Me", "You're Coming Home", "Keep an Eye on the Horizon", and "Arrival" by Barry Brown.  

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Wilton.  

Mastered by Frank Heisler.  

Additional Engineer Consultation - Chris Reid and Frank Heisler.  

Written, Recorded, Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered over the past 10 years or so. It’s been a slow burn.  

Graphic Design by Wilton.  

Graphic ideas by Barry Brown and Wilton.  

Cover photo idea by Barry Brown.

Photographed by Barb Brown.

The Owners  
All Songs (c) (p) 2018 by Barry Brown and Said Style Productions except… "Believe", "You are the One Who Saved Me", "You're Coming Home", "Keep an Eye on the Horizon", and "Arrival" - (c) (p) 2018 Barry Brown.  

“Prelude”, “Journey Home” - (c) (p) 2018 by Said Style Productions   

This Recording (c) (p) 2018 Barry Brown and Said Style Productions All songs Socan