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  1. 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. 


  2. 26 minutes ago, emeraldsoul said:

    yep. killer song.

    Hey where are the drums hiding, and the bass? @AndyB01  check the mp3 output or whatever. This render is all vocals and piano, with drums kind of in "bleed" mode.

    @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

  3. 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.


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  4. 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). 🙊



    p.s. complaints to @emeraldsoul who encouraged me to post this. 😂

  5. 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


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  6. On 6/11/2019 at 10:55 PM, John Maar said:

    Lovely, Andy!

    Steve Hackett is also one of my favs.  Good thing he left Genesis after Gabriel.

    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.

    On 6/11/2019 at 11:08 PM, msmcleod said:

    This is a favourite of mine also, along with the intro to Blood on the Rooftops.

    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

  7. 18 hours ago, emeraldsoul said:


    @Andrew Ball - super kind of you, mate! You appear to be a long-suffering listener!!! I dig your stuff as well, and I would encourage you to post your tunes more often. Thanks for the lift! You have a double threat of guitar and keys, and a good voice as well. I think more people should check out your stuff.


    You are too kind and I know you're not blowin' smoke so I appreciate the comments - I certainly wouldn't describe myself as 'long-suffering' where your stuff is concerned.

    Maybe I should post more stuff but I got badly stung on a forum once by a particularly obnoxious individual and it kind of makes you wary about putting yourself out there. I'm working on a new song at the moment that's has been in development for a few months (I'm even playing the keys - with no assistance from Toontrack for a change) but there's still a lot to do so it might be a few weeks before it's ready for air play. 

  8. Since finally getting my very own nylon strung guitar (after decades of owning only steel strung versions) I've been trying to re-acquaint my tired old brain and broken technique with the rudiments of classical guitar. This is my take on the classic Genesis track from Foxtrot - from the guitar meister himself, Steve Hackett (my all-time favourite guitarist).

    I've been trying to perfect this for years and - as you can tell - I still haven't mastered it!  😂

    And yet, I feel it's got to a level where I'm not entirely embarrassed to share it publicly - so here goes:

    Apologies for the odd dropped harmonic - hopefully it doesn't detract too much.



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  9. Loved it - who rhymes Fitbit with Nitwit - brilliant! 😂

    Fantastic lyrics, production, groove - really great stuff. Please, never stop songwriting - this was teriffic. 


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