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    Return Ticket

    Completely blew me away - loved it! Andy
  2. Only one word I can think of to describe this: 'stunning' Pure rock that oozes quality from every bar - brilliant stuff!
  3. Take a bow - that's a quality job right there - great work. Andy
  4. Nice playing Kenny - love those mutes (and everything else), great clean sound as well - so many places you can take this - a very enjoyable listen. Andy
  5. Many congrats to all who collaborated on this - great vocals Gary. A song like this is right in my zone - it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and delivers a thump in your chest - exactly what songs like this are supposed to do. A wonderful tribute and I hope it delivers positive memories for those who have lost someone close - thanks for sharing.
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    Very, very nice - I like this a lot - great groove, had me snapping from the start and nodding my head in continuous approval. Do I detect a hint of old Rhodes in there - so many great sounds. Got a big fat grin on my face after listening to that. :-) Andy
  7. AndyB01

    Snow in June

    You could slot that track in to any one of a dozen or more Steve Hackett albums and it wouldn't sound an inch out of place - if there's a higher compliment I can pay you, I can't think of it right now. Awesome stuff! Andy
  8. You're not alone Wookie - add me to the 'not a fan of Elvis' club (good to know there are at least two of us) πŸ™‚ This cover however - like Gary's other stuff - is really very good.
  9. Same here, I don't see the problem. Somebody on here once compared one of my songs to 'something Billy Joel might write. Man was I offended by that (not). Took me weeks to get over that one. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ I shouldn't beat yourself up too much over this one. Andy
  10. AndyB01

    The Dance

    There you go then πŸ˜‰ Understood about the backing tracks (they're good by the way). I'm a big fan and user of pre-canned stuff from EzKeys so you won't get any crits from me on that score. 😁
  11. AndyB01

    The Dance

    Nice vocal again Gary, reverb didn't trouble me but it's a very personal thing - I also tend to use too much so we must have similar ears. A twelve-string would really fill that guitar track (I know, almost impossible to fake a 12-string sound if you don't have the real thing handy). I was wondering at one point whether it could use some strings but sometimes less is more and often the best approach is to strip it back. Nice job, very enjoyable listen. Andy
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    Your Man

    Gary that's just great - fabulous vocal, guitars and a lovely sharp ending - really good you should be proud of that one. Now how 'bout some Gretchen Peters, she writes some great stuff. πŸ™‚ Loved it Andy
  13. Cheers Grem - inspiration comes from the strangest of places, right? The story behind this song is nearly 40 years old, still too painful to tell it other than through a lyric and a tune. Thanks again and to everyone who took time to listen and critique. Andy
  14. Really nice work - that guitar tone absolutely soars away beautifully. Sometimes a song is the best way to say what you really feel and it doesn't always need to words. Best wishes to you and your wife and thanks for sharing this. Andy
  15. Ha yes I think my undoctored vocals could achieve similar effects. A mate who really knows his stuff has offered to do a proper mix on this for me, so I'll take him up on that I think and see what he can do with it. Thanks very much for the kind words. Time to start working on some more new material now though.
  16. Thanks for the comment. Guilty as charged and yes, I can hear where Melodyne has generated the odd 'Cher Effect'. I'm not brilliant with Melodyne and I do accept that less is more, but I'm not always able to get the effect I want without warping the odd vocal. I could inflict the uncorrected vocal on you but - trust me on this - you'll be glad I didn't! πŸ™‰
  17. Wow - now that vocal I was not expecting and not sure I have heard synths and guitar fused like this before - 'psychedelic prog' - I agree - absolutely . Loved it!
  18. Nice work Gary, your vocal has a great tone - really rich - the song ticks along really well. Very uplifting - I liked it. Well done Andy
  19. Thanks to everyone for the feedback - I really do appreciate it - I have re-mixed a new version on the original link above which adds a bass track, a guitar solo (of sorts - I'm not really happy with it but I didn't have much time) and lifts the drums and keys a bit. Andy
  20. @emeraldsoul I did say the production needed more work 🀣 - as it goes I have just re-mixed it to lift the drums (they were a bit lost weren't they) and add a bass track so will upload a new version shortly. @garybrun thank you for your kind comments and I'm glad you liked it @bjornpdx some of those chord changes surprised me too but I decided to stick with them - glad we agree it was a good call
  21. Hmm nice result with the vid as well - I can only admire - great guitar and vocal work. A touch of Eagles for me (hope that is considered a compliment - it's meant as one) Thanks for posting - enjoyed this a lot. Andy
  22. Here's a new one for you - been working on and off for around a year on this one. I originally posted a very raw mix of this on Soundcloud (which is the one Tom heard), this is an updated mix of this. It needs something to fill the Middle 8 and the production needs some serious work still, but it's an improvement on the last version so I am generally pleased with how this is coming along. Unlike many of my recent songs that were built entirely from pre-canned EzKeys tracks, this one is an entirely original composition on which I have used EzKeys as a virtual session pianist (by using the replace midi function) which is why there is the odd discordant bit of piano I need to fix in MIDI edit. And yes I know I slightly missed the start of the intro (not sure how that happened) and I'll have over-cooked the reverb and delay on the vocals for many ears - but that's kind of how I like them. Although, on reflection, I definitely need to back the delay off a little. It's a song that really means a lot - but as to why - well that's for me to know and you to ponder. All mixed and produced in Cakewalk by Bandlab for a change from the other DAW I have been using recently (sshhhh). πŸ™Š Enjoy! Andy p.s. complaints to @emeraldsoul who encouraged me to post this. πŸ˜‚
  23. Wow - so many comments - cheers guys Thanks @Wookiee agree on Mr Hackett - 100 per cent and I'll try and get some more stuff posted when I find time Cheers @garybrun @daryl1968 and @amiller appreciate the critique @emeraldsoul no mics involved - the guitar in question is a curious beast - it is in fact a Yamaha Silent Guitar (SLG200N) that I got earlier this year - just DI'd via a Focusrite 2i4 interface and the reverb is an onboard effect. It's a great guitar for recording and comes to bits for easy storage - as well as being less annoying for Missus AndyB01 for when I have to do me some practice. :-) @Douglas Kirby I've always loved and played classical guitar since I was a kid (or tried to) and never owned a gut string before this year - how utterly crazy is that. Sad fact is, I rarely get the steel strung out of the case these days - I think I'm better on the nylon that's why. The only downside - re-stringing the beggar - that's a dark art! Thanks all for feedback
  24. Thanks for the listen @Johnbee58 and @Beagle - I'll see if I can have a crack at Blood on the Rooftops sometime. 😊
  25. Agreed - his back catalogue is an incredible legacy and so many different styles - I saw him most recently last year on his Genesis Revisited tour and was completely blown away - simply stunning. Ah yes - I never quite mastered Blood on the Rooftops - another great song - perhaps I'll give it another go sometime - those hammers and pulls at the end of the intro are quite a trick to pull off. Thanks for listening and for the feedback - very much appreciated
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