John Butler: The “OCEAN” Runs Deep

OCEAN – John Butler – 2012 Studio Version

Her’e s yet another Australian guitarist that’s really got it going on. John plays in the tapping percussive style that seems to be the new and only way to play a guitar anymore.

But John does bring in a slightly different angle to this style, one being the use of the 12 string rather than the 6.

Now I’m not going to walk away humming the melody to this song because, well, I don’t think there is one. But the playing is extremely impressive… Here’s the write up:

“This special re-recording was captured in ‘The Compound’, his studio in his hometown of Fremantle Western Australia in February 2012. Having performed the track to a worldwide audience over the past 12 years, ‘Ocean’ is today available FREE as an MP3, grab your copy here:

“OCEAN is a very interesting aspect of my life. It is part of my DNA. It conveys all things I can’t put into words.
Life, loss, love, spirit. As I evolve so too does ‘Ocean’. The song was first recorded as part of my first album/cassette,
“Searching For Heritage”, which I sold when I busked, then for my first self-titled studio album 12 years ago — “John Butler (1998)”.
The song has been watched online incredibly over 25 million times in various formats, nearly always live, be it from MusicMax Sessions or from one of the many festivals I have had the pleasure to play. I’d like to thank you for your continued support over all these years; it means so much to me. I would like to thank you by offering this first studio recording of ‘Ocean’ in over a decade as a free download.
I recorded it in my favourite studio, The Compound here in Fremantle Western Australia, a studio you helped me build.
This marks just another fleeting moment in a career that is very much ongoing.
I look forward to bringing you many new songs and albums into the future and continuing this amazing journey with you ALL.


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