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The Night


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jpfeiff

 Genre: Acoustic
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A fingerpicker that sort of jumped out of me the other night.
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Lyrics
Standing at the edge of this long day
The color slowly drains away to gray
The twilight always comes but never stays
Surrender to the night

Looking at the embers fading light
Wondering if the flames will reignite
With one more chance I might just get it right
Surrender to the night

Watching as the clouds obscure the stars
Hoping to strum just a few more bars
Wishing I still had time to fix the flaws
Surrender to the night
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Comments: 37
Fans: 9
Plays: 342
Downloads: 188
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Feb 09, 2007 - 08:03:14 PM
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2007 - 08:03:14 PM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 08:09:32 PM
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Hardware:
Doolin Riane J acoustic guitar
Studio Project B-1 microphone
Behringer B-5 microphone
MobilePre USB
iControl
iBook
Software:
GB
Comments
stevewhit said 3878 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Nice one JP
Really nice, guitar work brill, and especially vocals, I like the emotion in your voice. Not forgetting the whole feel of the song etc.
Definite fave.
Thanks

Steve
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jpfeiff said 3878 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Thanks for listening..
I appreciate the feedback. I held on to this one for a couple of weeks, thinking I'd do something more with it, then decided to post as is...

Jim
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said 3878 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
surrender
Nice lyric, too. Did you play two different guitar tracks? A nice pleasing flow to the melody and song, with a nice change-up at the end to top it off.

. - Harold
jpfeiff said 3878 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Thanks Harold....
Yes, I ended up with two different guitar tracks. Thought I might post it with just one, but then I chickened out. That second track does wonders at covering up little glitches in the first track....
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ziti said 3878 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
really nice
i love the sound of this....two guitars and 2 voices are very sweet...mixed very well.

very nice music on the phones, and your palying is strong and sure. pretty too.

very cool....love the last verse...perfect!!!


deep bows, my friend!

z
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jpfeiff said 3877 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Thanks Ziti...
Yeah--I guess that third verse is kind of related to our posts about the late night third set...or related to death.....or something.....

Thanks for listening--Peace
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paddler said 3876 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
Enjoyed
the firelight feel to this - that time of day is my favourite when the sky is that deep blue.Infact its a great time to be outdoors writing songs but you can only do that here in the uk for about 4 months of the year.Great harmonies - I dont do them myself very often but when I do,I always find myself trying to fill in for what should probably be a girls part way up high and have to croak through it and turn it down in the mix.Your high pitch sounded not too bad at all.well done
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jpfeiff said 3876 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
Thanks Paddler
There's a woman I used to sing with a lot who has a beautiful voice--unfortunately she moved to a town about two hours away, so we don't get to sing together much anymore. I WISH she was around to do some of these harmonies--she's always dead-on pitch and I'm not! Maybe I'll pursue some remixes with her someday....

THanks for the listen
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damiengh said 3873 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Nice
Simply sweet. Really created a pleasant tune here, reminiscent of the style of tunes found on the Beatles Abbey Road or White album. Imagine if you you had Crosby Still's Nash & Young type group doing your harmonies here. Anyhow, you got yourself a nice tune here. Thanks for sharing.
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jpfeiff said 3872 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Thanks for the listen...
...I couldn't ask for any better comparisons than that! Yeah, I wish I had some singers to do these harmonies with me. For one thing, I can't really hit them dead-on by myself. For another, there's nothing like the feeling of real live harmonies reverberating in your head and chest--it's a physical experience that for me is really only surpassed by....well...you know the other one I mean. I'm currently playing in a rock band where we do very little harmonizing and it kind of bums me out, but the other guys just don't want to put in the time and effort it takes to nail good harmonies. Rehearsals are more like a big smoke and drink fest rather than any hard-nosed practicing---guess I can't complain too much about that!
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VicDiesel said 3872 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Simple songs are the best
Somehow I'm gettting a Beatles vibe out of this. "Mother nature's son"? Or something else off the white album.

Very nice song, this. Lyrics, vocal arrangement, and guitar picking are all great. Hm, the two guitars sometimes do run away from each other a bit.
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jpfeiff said 3872 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Thanks Vic!
Yes, you are right--those guitars wander away from each other a couple of times. Funny how I didn't notice it at first, but now it's glaringly obvious to me--kinda like when you miss typos while reading because your mind fill in the right thing.

I'm so lazy, and so pressed for time, that I rarely take time to fix these things...every track is pretty much a first or second take, then on to the next thing....

Thanks for the listen!

Jim
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SmokeyVW said 3871 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
blackbird
i'm thinking the song "blackbird singin' in the dead of the night" "mend your broken wings and learn to fly" etc...
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said 3872 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
yeah!!
realy realy good. I am a big fan of David Gilmore and your singing and playing reminds me of him Hope that is not offensive. What a reflective atmospher you have created, into my ipod it goes thanks
jpfeiff said 3872 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
No offense, my friend
I love Gilmour's playing and songwriting--never really thought of him while composing this one, but his influence is probably with me no matter what I do.

This one sprang from a little fingerpicky exercise pattern type thing that I was fooling around with--something I was playing at night in a darkened bedroom to help my kids fall asleep. The first lyric came to me, and I had to practically run to the computer because the rest was spilling out and I wanted to get it down before I forgot it.

Thanks for the listen and comment!
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jiguma said 3872 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Put together really well Jim
Really enjoyed this Jim - a lovely Beatley sort of feel with a little West Coast 70s thrown in. Very nice vocals too. The delay/reverb on the guitars (especially early on) could maybe have been toned down a little for my taste, but it works nonetheless - just seems to throw things out rhythmically in a few spots.
However, I really like this - it seems to have a special innocence which we don't hear much of these days. Good work on that high harmony especially - I know just how difficult it can be to get those so tight.
Cheers,
Neil
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jpfeiff said 3872 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Thanks Neil
THe reverb may a bit heavy, but I think it's more likely my imprecise playing that's throwing the two tracks out of whack just a bit. Didn't use a metronome or count in on this one, so it was hard to start that second guitar track at just the right time...

Thanks for the listen and comment
Jim
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SmokeyVW said 3871 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
very nice
i really like this. pure and simple.

and love the rhyming scheme: making "flaws" the actual flaw itself is perfect!

thanks
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jpfeiff said 3871 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Thanks man...
....You know, I never thought about the imperfect rhyme being the word "flaws," but sometimes stuff just works out like that. Thanks for being so perceptive!

Jim
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Cori Ander said 3869 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Mmmm
Wonderful!

And I second Z about the last verse.
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jpfeiff said 3869 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Glad you liked it Curry
Thanks for stopping by!
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Doadars Uncle said 3869 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Bright!
Refreshing mood! Nice "let it go" feel. The guitar is right!

Maybe I'll quit my job, take a nap and get a job reading for pleasure...

Peace,
Doug
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jpfeiff said 3869 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Thanks for the listen...
Hey--and good luck with that job search....if it works out, ley me know so I can get a job like that, too.....meanwhile, back to my nap...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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william devine said 3866 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
maybe you should have
done something more with it
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jpfeiff said 3866 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
Thanks for the listen...
Any more specifics about what more to do-drums, full band, more verses...??Thanks again for stopping by.

Jim
Check out my latest song called The Fog
william devine said 3861 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
a little here and there
a touch of bass is needed.There is no bottom the tune is all highs.
I wasn't expecting something pretty from you. this is a great sounging song but im not sure the fx on your vox works for me.
im more a purist. you voice is cool but id bring it closer in the mix
more up front
there is also room for another guitaar p;aying the chords in a diffrent place on the fret board in some parts
just some thoughts man
enjoyed the structure
is there a bridge
i listen to more of your stuff asap
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william devine said 3861 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
your vocal is transformed digitaly
can you harmoniz the lower vocal part youself...it would sound more real
and an intro and ending as well as a bridge...
second listen

i only coment cause you asked

my old pals would have told me to go finish the thing

there is a lot of that on MJs

just a couple intro chords that could also double as a bridge
again great tune as is im just a pain

i like the ending though maybe a slow fad i dono just thinkin
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jpfeiff said 3860 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Thanks for elaborating...
I really appreciate honest insights and critique. I would like to re-work this one, if nothing else, just to tighten up the sloppy doubled guitar. The vocal is actually all real--no digital harmonizing. It does have some sort of standard "Male Rock Basic" eq applied to it, or one of those standard GB settings.
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william devine said 3859 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
wow
fooled me. the vocal was so tight i thought no way.
Bravo!
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echoroom said 3857 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
Sweet track
Wow, this is a really nice track - the guitar playing is great, but the vocal harmonies really stand out on this track. Love the

'strum a few more bars' line, really whistful.

Nice work - i surrendered to this song.

Steve
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said 3631 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
BIG FAN !
I know that maybe you're not about to read this comment (never seen you online) ..

Such a nice finger picking here, warm and heartfelt song.
the vocal truly lovely and fits the melody, the guitar sound really clear and i much loved this song, 1st time to hear your stuff and i'm impressed. i'm also an acoustical guitarist here .. Loved this piece

Thanks for sharing
jpfeiff said 3631 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Thanks for the Listen!
I haven't been around for awhile, but hope to get back into some recording this winter. I'll try to give some of your stuff a listen soon. Thanks again for your kind words!
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Relic67 said 3393 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
beatlesque
I agree with a few of the other posters, this really put me in the mind of the beatles. Which is a wonderful thing in my books!
beautiful song and great, great singing. Guitar sounded just fine to me.

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guitapick said 3389 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
~
Funny how music can just be "waiting there" for you...could be in the most ordinary circumstance...

This is a really nice piece. Speaks to me and, I imagine, many of us. A piece of beauty...glad you were able to capture it...those "jumping tunes" can be elusive at times.

;)



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jpfeiff said 3386 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Thanks...
....for the recent listens. I realize I haven't posted a new song in ages, but it's always nice to someone digging into the past catalogue as well. I hope to have a post or two soon...
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Monkaton said 3151 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
George Influence
This had a George Harrison sound to it. Both the guitar chords and the high harmony. Very nicely done. Pretty song, well executed.
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