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Shades of Blue (Mcboy collab)


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Mystified

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I'm not sure what genre this belongs under...

I *do* know that I'm too embarrassed to even say how long I've had Mcboy's original instrumental MP3 in one of my "someday" folders...
Even if I could remember....I'll just say that it's been a very long time in coming!

And it's not because the song didn't inspire me. I knew from the start it was going to be wistful and blue...it just needed to come about slowly.

So, now it's aged....hopefully, well.

Thanks so much, Mcboy, for being so generous with your talents. It's a great pleasure singing to your beautiful guitar work! :)

Guitar instrumental: Mcboy
Violins, 'Fitch Cello,' lyrics and vocals: Mystified


(photo by JWStad)
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Lyrics
You'll never know the things you'll miss...
A smile, a glance, a sigh.
You'll never hear those uttered words
As time moves swiftly by.

You'll never share the moments sweet
I planned for you and me.
And thoughts of you are shades of blue
And distant memories.

Another's kiss will spark my dreams,
As dreams begin anew
For thoughts of you are shades of blue
And now just memories....


Song Stats
Hits: 5456
Comments: 62
Fans: 49
Plays: 341
Downloads: 181
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Jan 09, 2008 - 11:03:07 PM
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2010 - 12:04:19 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 03:38:36 PM
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Software:
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Comments
DJ Squirrel said 3395 days ago (January 9th, 2008)
*nom*nom*nom*
Very Mediterranean. Now if you'll excuse me, I suddenly have an urge for a falafel to eat on a shoreline.
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Feter said 3395 days ago (January 9th, 2008)
Shades of Blue
this is incredible touchy ...tore my heart more than
its ..your voice just shown with blue over the guitar
pickin ..this is awesome ....KUDOS !!!
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Mystified said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Thank you, Feter :)
You sing and you listen with a lot of heart.
I really appreciate your comments here.
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droop said 3395 days ago (January 9th, 2008)
Beautiful voice,
Beautiful melody, Beautiful chords Beautiful job! How can you miss with this combo.
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Mystified said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
thank you
I was, indeed, so very fortunate to have the opportunity to work, in total freedom, with Mcboy's track.

Thanks for listening, and commenting :)


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said 3395 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Lovely stuff
I can imagine this being played at Zest
Mystified said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
:-)
Thanks, B :)
I appreciate your listens to this as I was fine-tuning the mix!

sbc
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lengold said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
You have
changed Mcboy's fantastic guitar playing into a very beautiful song. Just oozes talent.
Cheers
Len


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Mystified said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Thank you, Len
For those very kind words :)


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Ed Hannifin said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
You played it for her, you can play it for me...
Of all the music sites on all the servers in all the world, she has to walk into mine...

Of course, now someone out there in cyberspace is going to have to write the noir screenplay to frame this, and film it in black and white...

Now if you'll excuse ME, I suddenly have an urge to round up the usual suspects...

Ed


Mystified said 3389 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
hehee
Thanks, Ed, for those clever words ;)

I appreciate you stopping by, listening, and leaving a comment!
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ajnorth said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
the voice..
is beutiful! very touching and a nice song. Great guitar work too.
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Mystified said 3389 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thanks so much
...for your comments.

It really was a pleasure to sing to Mcboy's beautiful track!
(thanks again, Mcboy! :)
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davisamerica said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
wow cat
wow...your voice is wonderful, and mcboy is amazing. the best folks...simply stunning.
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Mystified said 3389 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
:)
Thank you, davisamerica

It's always nice to read your comments--thanks for stopping by and taking the time to let me know you enjoyed this song.
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Ibstrat said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Beautiful
singing-great guitar playing.
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Mystified said 3389 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you
I appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment here!
:)
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guitapick said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
~
Couldn't be nicer...everything about it...
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guitapick said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
You know...
...after the 2nd listen to the download, I have to say:

This is e-x-c-e-l-l-e-n-t....!

Vox, lyrics, composition...and, as a guitarist, I've gotta say that Mr. McBoy is just off the charts. Wonderful playing...

Deeeeeeepest respect to you two...
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Mystified said 3389 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you
It was so generous of Mcboy to invite me to do as I wished with this lovely track, and in my own time.

I'm glad you enjoyed it--thank you for the kind words and repeated listens!


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ktb said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
aged
like a fine wine. So glad you shared this. I'm glad the muse struck you when it did. It does indeed defy genre. Its got a wonderful world music vibe. Shades of Basia. beautiful
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thoddi said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
worth the wait
When working on collabs I usually find myself working a little harder to deliver the goods. I guess that might have had something to do with you having this on hold for a while... waiting for the right moment and inspiration to arrive for being able to put your best into it. And you certainly have:) Beautiful work from the both of you!
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Mcboy said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
gorgeous voice
timeless lyrics........love what u've done ......always fascinated by your creativity.....did i say beautiful vocal performance.....many many bows!!!!!!!
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Moviz said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Gives the
impression of being suspended dreamily within the scene that accompanies this. Very relaxing indeed, regards M
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Reinholt56 said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
A beautiful song....
This is top notch stuff. Excellent work from both of you and of course, it all fits together so, so well.

Take care.

Paul
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Doug Somers said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Sweet collab
It's so tastefully constructed, performed and written that it hits you like a ton of bricks. Such depth to the emotion that comes from the vocals and guitar. Fantastic!!

Time now to get into my Citroen and drive down the coast from Nice to Cannes with this on the stereo...

Many thanks,
Doug



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said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
You Know...
The guitar has a mediteranean/Italian feel to it and so does the song, too bad you dont sing in italian, very nice nevertheless. Good job to both of you!
Peter Bauckham said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Been meaning
to listen to this but couldn't at work as nothing would play (all fixed now). Anyway, well worth the wait. Lovely hearing your voice against such a beautiful backdrop. That Fitch Cello sounds so good.

Peter
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eleveneyes said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
SOB
ooooh....this is nice!
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Joe Brady said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Nice Vocal Mysty.........
You're breaking my heart with those lyrics though. Great vocal melody line and man, that McBoy can really play. Thanks for the post.

Joe
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jiguma said 3394 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Noir indeed!
Lovely playing/singing/playing folks - super.
Neil
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DWL said 3393 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
Nice vibe
Has an Astrud Gilberto feel about the voice.

Cool stuff!

Cheers

Dick
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dajama said 3393 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
Great, seamless match
between music and words. The guitar tone and playing is beautiful, and the singing works perfectly, adding to the mood of the music. Some nice lines in there ("another's kiss will spark my dreams" is a great line) and outstanding vocal performance. Nicely done. Congrats to both of you. Peace.
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Outtaorbit said 3393 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
I always love soulful, floating
songs...and this sweeps me away..low down and so sweetly torch & jazzy.
It also carried me away waiting for the titles to roll. If there is a movie that goes with this it will be a oscar winner.
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echoroom said 3393 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
Magical
Guys - this is outstanding,. A truely beautiful vocal and lovely guitar work, this is a whistful, dreamy, very human . I'm kinda speechless ... this is a classic song.

Please .... more collabs from you two.

steve
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Fourth Window said 3393 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
I love
your voice so smooth an calming it just relaxes me so much very good !well better the very good i say dam excellent, the words are so cool to me sounds like like some one broke your heart and you captured what emontions you are or were feeling at the time
peace
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apb said 3393 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
Love this ..

.. I really like how a touch of "The Call of Ktulu" drifted into a romantic bit in a Bond film.. complete with diva .. set in the Med., sunset, beach walks ..

This is all top quality: playing, singing in that timeless tradition.

Nice touch to end on E Major Sharp 11th Flat 9th Suspended 2nd ... 8oO ..some people say that's overly used but ..not me.. pfft ..lol ;o)

Excellent collab you two. Encore!
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said 3393 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
...
what a sweet nightcap on my Friday night - thanks for pointing me over here.

. - Harold
timothy devine said 3393 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
great combo
the sweet vocal and the tender nylon strings
a work of art
so blue
so fine


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michael2 said 3392 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
sweet
i love everything you do, and it's always a treat to hear you do something a little out of character. a torch song is a really good fit for your voice (especially since you are such a master of phrasing and voicings). great job guys.
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Alannah said 3392 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
This reminds me ....
... of those lovely movies of the 60's and 70's where lovers frolicked on the beaches of Italy and then the next thing you knew ... they were somewhere in the south of france sipping coffee at a little outdoor cafe .... ok I started typing this before I read all the other comments ... just proves my point ... this could also be on a James Bond Movie .... beautiful vocals as usual Mysti and McBoys guitar needs no further comment from me ... fab!
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willnlf said 3392 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
Beautiful
shade of blue for a quiet Saturday night. Vocal, guitar and cello a perfect match. All around excellence.
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BridgeCreek said 3391 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
wistful
Cat and Mcboy, this is a haunting performance that complements both of your talents. It sounds like the vocal interpreting the sadness of the guitar, or perhaps the other way around. It creates a strong impression of memories, regret, yearning, melancholy. Well done
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Vic Holman said 3391 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
beautifully done
comes together very nicely in all shades.

cellos always seem to work with slow acoustic tunes. Ah, come to think of it I just added one on a slow acoustic track last night. I might have to change that, so as not to appear as a johnny come lately
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singingshrink said 3391 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Shades of Blue
super collaboration - loved it - great guitar work - beautiful singing - touching lyrics...
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kristyjo said 3391 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Lovely and sad,
I am always amazed at how such talented people can make such beautiful music, and then to collab over distances like you do. Awesome.
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Cameron said 3391 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
polished, with lots of heart
It's hard to believe that McBoy's wonderful guitar part came long before you added the vocals and background instruments, because this sounds so INTEGRATED and spontaneous, as though everything came together at the same time.

No small feat, this.

Your voice is in fine form as it always is -- even finer, perhaps. The vocals are well-polished and you shape your phrases skillfully.

The lyrics match the guitar's sultry mood perfectly, and your handling of the strings and Fitch cello (the latter is definitely a challenge to make sound good!) is superb. Very nice balance and recording quality.

I would say that this has "aged" extremely well.
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gail60 said 3390 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
gorgeous
Beautiful song! Both of you did a wonderful job here. I imagine sitting with a crowd anticipating what the song will sound like. The guitar starts and suddenly everyone hushes. Then your voice comes across and the only noise in the room is this beauty! Really enjoyed this alot. Terrific job of collaberation! When is the tour starting?
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ziti said 3390 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
there are not words to say
how much i love this music

this is genius


speechless

z
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ziti said 3390 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
i mean
DAMN!!!!!

this is good
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MissChaos said 3390 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
reflective
and sad. But not the sentimental kind. It's the painful kind. The kind of sad that wakes you at 4:26AM with tears in your eyes and an aching in your heart. Been there. I don't know, but I hope I'm not the only one who hears the ache in this. It's beautiful and serene, yes, but if you had a different image up there, these hints of sadness would probably be more apparent. That's what's great about you, Cat... Your music oozes with passion. (and big Kudos to Mcboy for his delicious finger-stylings.)
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damiengh said 3389 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
beautiful
.................and sad. Hard to say goodbye to those possibilites.

Very touching and your voice adds so, so much to it's yearning and unwelcome departure of what had so much potential.

You helped me feel these lyrics, especially helpful with the background bed of delicate fingering of McBoy, on those nylon strings.


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thetiler said 3389 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
I will always be a sucker for Mysti's voice
always !

What more could one want than mcboys beautiful guitar playing to back such a lovely, lovely voice!

Love the Antonio Carlos Jobim feel.

Love how this tune starts out, Those rich textured strings sounds.
Love how Mysti sings the word "me", has that Karen Carpenter sound. I am a nut for single notes and how incredibly powerful they can be.

Way to go!



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lavalamp said 3388 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Beautiful
Have to check your old stuff out, too. Beautiful voice. Really. I know this seems funny to say, it kind of reminds me of a James Bond theme song, that would break into a big production. But, I really like the way it is. Love the use of strings, gives it a romantic feel.
Your new fan.
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Einarus said 3388 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
A killer combo
Mysti meets Mcboy...
...how can that fail?

Judging by this - it can't.

Beautiful chords and progression and great singing. I also really like the subtle strings in the background.

Very beautiful.

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I. Spike said 3375 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Tasty
Feels like a standard.
Yummy... ear candy.

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said 3365 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Magnifico
Great....
gwhoose said 3364 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
guitar at first
wow what a wonderful combination.! a whole lot of moving feeling. I was disturbed by the post intro guitar. the intro was good with the lower sounds and the guitar is really hot all the way through, except right at first. I think because it was so abrupt.. anyway I think a gradual fade in of the extemely good picking might be a better transition with your voice intro as it seems to distract from it.

anyway my two bits for what they are worth.
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CharlyDeeCynthius said 3339 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Nice
Nice to meet you Misty...Cool song McBoy
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said 3338 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Awesome!
This is great piece of work Cat, McBoy's playing as always the best (he's just a master) and your additional vocals and the Fitch Cello is just amazing. Loved the work here very much and here's a BIG KUDOS!

Take Care
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SJB said 3334 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Brilliant
Vocal and music in perfect harmony and balance. The guitar tone is to die for!
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alley-oop said 788 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
This is....
... really, really beautiful Mystified.
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