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To This Heart


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pablatone

 Genre: Acoustic

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A leviathan in D.
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Lyrics
times are hard, you know it seems
there are many locked inside their dreams

I've been there but now I'm here
And here is something that we all can share

I hope you come along

we who have no faith in man
can we learn to understand and stop fighting

when our politics are so refined
they kill the heart that is not blind or lying

challenge us the truth is in our eyes
give your cause for doubt
he'll change your mind
what he gives only he is able
teach us to follow
and lead us on 'cause we're all known by name
to this heart

take a breath take your time
see the ruby in a drop of wine
be of good faith he knows your tears
god is love
there is no need to fear
Song Stats
Hits: 3966
Comments: 24
Fans: 24
Plays: 117
Downloads: 157
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Aug 13, 2008 - 11:02:12 PM
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2008 - 11:02:12 PM Last Played: Jul 17, 2016 - 08:40:44 PM
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Hardware:
G5 , firepod
Software:
logic pro
Comments
tenover said 3409 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Holy Cow....
That is GREAT.
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Feter said 3409 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
To This Heart
how true and honest ...loved this in and out!!
the feel of the mandolin so stronge there ..good
singin ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Moviz said 3409 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Lovely instrumentation
Lovely instrumentation on this... guitar and mandolin along with the congas/bongos. Great lyrics and vocals (Eagles?)... just beautiful harmonies and playing..... fantastic sound and i love that Tacet in the middle; perfect, regards M
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magnatone said 3409 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
To This Heart
What a wonderful song! Your guitar work in here is really impressive, light, moving. Terrific vocals and cool sounds thrown in for effect. A toe tapper - excellent!
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buckhorn said 3409 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
sounds like kind of a cross
between the Grateful Dead and CSNY. Really beautiful sounding production. Sweet Harmonies and thoughtful lyrics. Really nice work. Enjoyed.
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lavalamp said 3409 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
wow
Super job. Outstanding production.

Great tune.

Dave
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pablatone said 3408 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
thank you guys very much!
I'm so glad you've enjoyed this tune and have taken the time to listen and comment, and encourage. It really means a lot to me.
Thank you!!!
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cthayes said 3409 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Nice work!
Very well done song! Beautiful guitar work (may be the best I've heard from you). You're such a strong singer, but it seems to me the vocals are a little buried. I'd probably bring them up (at least the lead) a couple of db. Other than that, bravo!
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pablatone said 3408 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
thanks colin
I always have this internal struggle with the vocal levels, I don't like them to seem like they are pasted onto the song, and sometimes when they are up it sounds like that to me. But I'll see what I can do, maybe ducking may be the answer, I've never tried that but I noticed that Logic Pro has that feature.
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jiguma said 3408 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Hmmmm!
Very impressive on a number of counts - firstly, the sound is generally really good - great, strong mix with lots of good placement. A cool song, well played and sung. Uncanny resemblance to James Taylor in places (and you sing like him too lol!).

If I was to suggest an area for improvement (and I do so with some hesitation), it would perhaps be that the mix could use some more air - it would probably sound better if everything didn't sound pushed so much. Hard to explain, but maybe what I mean to say is that less compression would be better.

Nevertheless, this is a really good post.

Neil
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jiguma said 3408 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Just heard ..
.. the metronome and some hiss/hum in the playout - maybe that needs a tweak?
Neil
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pablatone said 3408 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
thank you!
I think you're right on about the compression, I have another mix with out so much and I kinda flipped a coin as to which one I posted. I think that hiss is coming from the bass track which is a sample, I have yet to figure out why it's doing that. Probably compression. :>)
I think I'd like to record the rhythm guitar parts in a larger room as well, and that should take care of the metronome sound. But, as usual, I got excited and just had to share!
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Godchaser said 3408 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Beautiful post
I love the 'spirit' of this piece.Lovely singing and playing.For me,other than no cap on the 'G'on the posted lyric sheet,this tune has everything I look for in a post.A first rate instant fav.Solid toe tappin',heart warmin'stuff my friend!

Blessings,
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pablatone said 3408 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
thanks GC
Funny, I was just thinkin about you the other day. I'ts good to see you around still.
No disrespect meant with the small "g" just hurrying through the lyrics.

paul
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egobandit said 3408 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
thats it
i give up this is too perfect well ya know it makes me strive to be better thanks!
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Scott Carmichael said 3407 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Well now.
this is terrific... I'm always getting CSNY compares... I will now pass this to you.. there is a vibe that consistently props this up and carries all through this... sweet... I love how the lyric teeters on the etherial... "see the ruby in a drop"... deep bow to you.. brilliant stuff...

sincerely Scott
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pablatone said 3407 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
thanks guys!
I've never been able to hide my roots, so why not just flaunt them? Thank you for givin' the song a listen.
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Jim Bouchard said 3407 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
great!
A few of the previous comments address the problems I hear, which are the compression, and the sort of buried vocals. But it sounds pretty good, a little busy perhaps, with a lot of Logic Pro toys being used throughout, top to bottom. Another mix might be more pared down and the song would probably stand up on it's own pretty well. But I've got no complaints. I think the hum at the end must be the mic, as it sounds like you left the guitar mic up in the mix in the fadeout (as evidenced by what sounds like what I've experienced as a shirt-button-or-belt-hitting-the-back-of-the-acoustic-guitar-when-leaning-over-to-press-the-button-to-stop-recording sound that occurs at the very end of the song); it's not likely a software instrument bass causing that sound even if there's a lot of compression on it. Bringing down the guitar's mic track on the fade might just take care of that. It's nice to have the room sound in there, but it sounds like you might be getting a bit of hum from the computer as well that's more obvious when the rest of the instruments fade out. It's one of those things that would drive me crazy in mixing until I isolated it and fixed it, but I can understand your enthusiasm; it's a great song and I'm glad you're sharing it as it is!
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pablatone said 3407 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
thank you Jim
I really appreciate you taking the time for this. I'll have some time this weekend to work on it some more. I'll have fresh ears for it as well. I may take my rig to the church and record in the sancuary, it's a nice sounding room and I can set up some room mic's as well as get further away from the cpu.
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J.A.Stewart said 3406 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Celebratory Feel
Wonderful, "up" tune, played with breathless enthusiasm. Nice acoustic instrument mix and arrangement.

Pleasant vocal and good harmony work. Some nice guitar licks, too.

Well done. ;)


--- Joe
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pablatone said 3404 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
cool!
thanks J.A., I'm glad you liked it.
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shiner said 3404 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
Easy favourite
Fanatastic track. Clearly a lot of work has gone into it. A really full sound. Some mixing issues. It's a good idea to have an impartial listener aid with the final mixdown. well i guess that's what this is for. If anything it's only very minor. Easy favourite for me. Cheers!!!
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pablatone said 3404 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
thanks shiner
yep, i see a remix in my future. :-p
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timothy devine said 3404 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
to this heart/ pablatone
great instrumentation and vocals
the guitar playing is so nice and bright

and mandolin is primo

all those strings recorded so clearly
impossible
mic
or direct?

what a great lisen and for sure a keeper
I love this real clean recording and crisp playing
beautiful work/or is it pleasure
(nice ending)
peace
tm



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pablatone said 3404 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
thanks Tim!
those are all mic'd. I have a cheap chinese condenser and a B-2 that I use to record them with. pretty close mic'd 12" at the bridge and 12th fret. The rythm guitar is double tracked, and I used different gauged picks for the tracks.
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Dj French Toast said 3392 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanx for the download
great tune man !
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pablatone said 3391 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
hey thanks youz guyz
skatehorn, i don't think i've seen you around these parts. thanks for droppin in!
toasty! it's been awhile, good to see you again.
paul
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lengold said 3377 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
just looked up
leviathan - and still no wiser.
Wonderful song and performance.
Cheers
Len


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pablatone said 3374 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
yeah-
all i can figure is a leviathan is very large, and maybe serpent- like. someone else called it that and it cracked me up.
Thanks for giving it a listen.
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Roxylee said 3337 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
Your music amazes me
Each song is so excellent and creative! I really enjoyed the harmony here, reminds me of CSN. Sweet music and great rhythm.
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Cori Ander said 3328 days ago (November 3rd, 2008)
Masterpiece
I'm a late discoverer of your music!
Another masterpiece!
Your music will reside on highest rank in my music collection!
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lank81 said 3279 days ago (December 21st, 2008)
Music...
I can only hope to make one day. Great playing Pabla. Overall a nice thruthful song with great production. Thanks a lot for this one.
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pablatone said 3279 days ago (December 21st, 2008)
thank you!
what a nice thing to say.
I'm sure that you will be up and running in no time.
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daibhre said 3073 days ago (July 16th, 2009)
My first thought...
just a few beats in, was John Meyer. The CSNY compare got me waiting for that layered harmony... a Steve Stills lead on the middle strings would have really topped it off for me. But it's great as-is, and straight into my iTunes!
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pablatone said 3073 days ago (July 16th, 2009)
wow
John Meyer? nice.
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Name: pablatone
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about 2007 I received the gift of a presonus firepod. That launched me back into a love of music that I hadn't realized I'd been missing. Since then I've been writing and learning the craft of recording and mixing. I am now in two acoustic groups-... [see more]

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