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    Great guitar work (as always) and the drums sound good on my Sony cans. Harmonies must have taken some work. Good stuff.

    Andy


  2. Afternoon All 

    Another song from The Lost Attic Tapes Project. This is a real old favourite of mine - not written by me I hasten to add.

    So this is another one from the Lost Attic Tapes project, dating back to the late 1970s and early 1980s. This song was written by a hugely talented Welsh folk singer, name of Neil Lewis. I first heard Neil perform this around 1980 at a concert in Birmingham, where he played backing guitar to the Welsh comedian and folk singer Max Boyce (a name that will likely not resonate with anyone outside of the UK). Neil did a short set as the 'support act' and this was one of the songs he did - I was so completely knocked out with this song, I bought his album (who goes to a gig and buys the album of the support act)? I no longer have the album, as I sold all my vinyl years ago.

    Anyway, all these years later I found the chords and lyrics buried away in the loft that I had 'worked out' all those years ago and scribbled down on the back of something or other in felt pen (as you did in those days), so I decided I'd try and do a new take on it,

    Sadly, Neil Lewis is no longer with us, he died in his fifties in 2009 from a long illness, but he had a successful career in South Wales, Canada and Bermuda of all places. Anyway, it's my tribute to a very talented songwriter - I hope I've done it justice. Neil was a much better guitarist (and vocalist) than I am, but I've done my best with it. I'm not super happy with the mix (I think I recorded the guitars and vox a little hot) and I know there a few timing issues in the doubled vocal and BGV tracks that I really do need to fix, but it sounds kind of authentic so I left them in - things can be too perfect don't you think? 😉 

    Anyway - it's mercifully short so enjoy. Nits and crits welcome as always.

    Andy

    https://www.bandlab.com/andyb01/see-you-around-sometime-guitar-track-only-405b95e3?revId=71a588c4-97b2-ec11-997e-0050f280f352

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  3. I published a private video on YouTube of Bach's Prelude in C and got slapped with a copyright notice for Ave Maria. I successfully contested this on the basis that (a) it's long out of copyright with Bach having been quite dead for well over two hundred years and (b) - critically - my version was based on the original sheet music whereas Ave Maria includes the Schwencke measure which my version did not.

    I was really pissed off about this (as you can probably tell) but - to my utter amazement - they withdrew the copyright claim. I mean it was a tutorial video for my sister and wasn't even a public listing. 🙄

    Sometimes the little guy can win, so good luck with your challenge.

    Now, as to the track in question: I wouldn't have picked up in that similarity had it not been pointed out - very subtle. Some clever lyrical craft in there and very tight - perhaps a touch overly so - did you quantize it? I can detect occasional bits of vocal processing (I sometimes get that when I overcook Melodyne) but it's a fine line to tread when refining vocals and if you're happy with it - you should be the final judge. I'd have liked a touch more variety in the drum track, but overall you did a nice job on this.

    All the best with your dispute.

    Andy

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  4. Clever lyrics and I like the inspiration - one suggestion - this is crying out for some blues harp don't you think? 

    No crits otherwise, great job.

    Andy

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  5. Definitely one to pass on for me - dig those Bontempi piano sounds (not). My son would love this, me not so much. 

    I wish Toontrack would focus more of their coding efforts on updating the EzKeys interface to full screen. 🙄

    I know, I sound like a broken record...

    I am most definitely not in da house on this one 😂 but enjoy if it's your thing. 🙂

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  6. Thanks @Larry T. @Paul Bush and @Douglas Kirby - appreciate you taking the time to listen and feedback. Those BGVs took a few takes to get  in the can - a mate of mine (who has his own music production company) thought they were auto harmonies (something I never even knew existed); I don't know whether to be flattered or offended... 😂😂

    Andy

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  7. Thanks for listening Wookie and Nigel  - yes drummers are a special breed, but not always special in a good way 😉 

    Andy


  8. That violin(?) is right on the edge between acceptably challenging and uncomfortable, but you've absolutely hit the line with it - a dB more would probably have been too much.

    Lovely stuff - really lifted my mood and really well done.

    Andy

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  9. I could listen to your vocals and harmonies all day long - beautiful work.

    Liked the Hammond in the background behind the solo guitar too - nice touch

    Andy


  10. Hi Douglas, I really liked the stripped back raw edge to this - part of me wanted maybe a hint more gravel in the lead vocal, but that's a minor crit. Loved the finish on the drum fill, classy touch.

    Andy

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  11. Nice gentle groove on this - that's one long elevator ride - much too good for lift music however. Loved some of the chord progressions and the rhythm.

    Hope the tremors ease off soon, I use EzKeys shamelessly so go for it, but I mainly use it because I'm a hopeless busker on keys. 🙂

    Andy

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  12. Thanks David, I've been called many things but that's a new one, appreciate your ears as always. 😂

    Cheers @noynekker There are a few more I might revisit, one is a cover of a beautiful song I have always loved (See You Around Sometime) by a little-known Welsh folk singer (Neil Lewis) who is sadly no longer with us. I'm just re-learning the slightly tricky guitar part before I commit it to tape so to speak.

    Cheers Tom: 1970s karaoke - absolutely - bring it on. You have good ears my friend, I hear that bass timing issue (no idea how that happened, I'll see if I can fix it) and yes maybe bring those drums up a touch. Each drum is on its own track routed to a single drum bus, so I should have enough control in the mix to get them right.

    Thanks all for the comments and taking the time out to listen.

    Andy


  13. David, this is the sound I imagine my brain making if someone suggests doing yoga to me - as it goes into fight or flight mode and tells me I need to find a sharp exit! 😂

    Enjoyed the listen though, some interesting instrumentation and unexpected changes. The percussion track kept it all together - cleverly done 

    Andy


  14. 2 minutes ago, garybrun said:

    Great stuff.
    Reminds me of Bread  🙂

    Great spot Gary, those opening chords might have been ever-so-slightly influenced  from 'Make It With You' - I was quite a fan of David Gates and Bread back in the day.

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