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Angel and Me


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Re-al

 Genre: Pop (mainstream)

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80s inspired rock n roll / pop. Time to reflect on the good ol' days when music was actually played by hitting things other than a PC keyboard.

Please - It's our first outing on MacJams. Be kind!
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Hits: 3605
Comments: 27
Fans: 27
Plays: 250
Downloads: 105

Uploaded: Nov 21, 2008 - 11:40:38 PM
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2010 - 10:20:10 AM Last Played: Jun 05, 2017 - 10:36:15 PM
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Feter said 3136 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Angel and Me
HEY ...what a vocal ..really fit the style ..very
tight band ..everything so great the keys the drums
the bass the guitar ...all set on fire ...this is
REAL music ..good one too ...anyway 80s where
computerized music be in the market .. loved this
thnx alot for shaRIN !!!!!!
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Feter.
please see below....
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kingbee said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
first time
If this is your first offering to macjams then we'd better keep an eye on you ;-)
A polished, well laid out track with some great playing.
Great vocals.
Deacon Blue meets Let me entertain you.
Look forward to your next piece
cheers
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Apologies.
Not quite got the hang of this commenting yet. Don't mind being compared to bands that have actually made a career out of it.

Thanks for your support.

Re-al
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Remark80 said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Hothouse Flowers Look Out
Piano is awesome!!! Your voice is spectacular. Sorry to do the comparison but you sound like a mix between Hothouse Flowers and Collective Soul. Not a bad thing dude. I really look forward to hearing more from you. Welcome to Macjams!!!
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Kind words.
Like the Hothouse example.

thanks for checking us out.
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Real music
Indeed it is. Thanks for being the first to comment. Think we're gonna like it here!

Re-al.
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damiengh said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
top notch
Powerful in all departments with the strong vocal leading the way. Awesome intro to your music. Bass always there with such clarity behind an always loved combo of organ & piano.

You got to clue us in on your recording details( software equipment, mics etc.) and a listing of lyrics.

Welcome to MacJams!



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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Studio recorded
Minimal software - mixed & mastered the old school way.

Thanks for stopping by.
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kassia said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
real
Well then, welcome to MacJams! Incredible keys on this one. Vocals are awesome and the production of the piece is spot-on. What an excellent first offering to MJs. As kingbee said, we're going to have to keep an eye you guys!
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Thank you!
Keys were guested - this was a new experiment for us.

Glad you like it.
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lavalamp said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
STRONG
Strong vocals. An overall great sound. Very tight. Sensational first post. Keep 'em coming.

Dave
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
More to come soon
we are delighted that you think it's strong. Great reaction.

Thank you!
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lengold said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Great Tight Band
Great song and very professional sounding musicianship and production. Definitely radio ready. Very impressive.
Cheers
Len


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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Would love to hear ..
..us on radio. Most impressed by you guys here and your kind words.

Thanks!
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mowguy3 said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Angel And Me
So tight and well done. Love it start to finish. Nothing to say that hasent been said just a fantastic tune.
thanks, Russ
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
We're happy
that you're happy with our song. Many thanks for listening.
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Vic Holman said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
raise and shake your hands
you guys sound great and all together here. cool to finally hear what you guys are about. welcome.

i like the upbeat revival energy.

solid from all the playing and composition.
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Solid
Thanks for that observation. We like to think we play as a tight-knit unit.
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drakonis said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
kicking and flying..
Excellently crafted piece of heaven... loved the boogie woogie piano/organ bits in there (a "Jif"ted piano player). Super guitar work, and really rich and strong vox and nicely-fitting lyric writing. Drums kick arse, bass work really pushes this along. Production is quite polished on this. I can't really hear anything to be critical of. Loved all the little details in this, very pro-sounding. Talk about bursting into Macjams with a blockbuster, welcome to the party! Oh, and love the artwork too! Anything you CAN'T do? :-)

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Nothing to be critical of!
Very kind to hear that! Thank you for listening and taking time to comment.

Anything we can't do? Yes. Get a deal!
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said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Nice
to have you folks here - what a touch of professional sounding material to share out of the chute! Thanks!

I one nit-pick, though.... How long 'til your next song? :)

. - Harold
Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Great nit!
Ha ha! Love that line! Next song due when we get over the reaction to this one!

Hope you come back for more! Thanks.
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apb said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
This is a blast ..

.. kinda Pearl Jam-ish vocals, really top notch & excellent .. with more than a shade or two of 'Hothouse flowers' groove from Jif .. the keys at the start reminded me of something else I can't quite place..more 80s dance .. the lead guitars have some 80s glam rock influence .. like CC Deville (Poison) at times .. then more bluesy .. but all this is academic .. the sum of the parts is awesome .. great rocker... this would be a blast live- where can get tickets?



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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Thank you!
Playing live would be difficult at the moment as Rod is in France while we are in the UK.

Kind words. Really don't mind being compared to bands that have made a decent career out of their craft - thanks again.
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J.A.Stewart said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Rousing Retro Pop
Enthusiastic vocal and an upbeat tempo help make this a very pleasant trip.

Nicely done... Welcome to MacJams. ;)


--- Joe
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Re-al said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Thanks, Joe
The 80s are back! Thanks for your comment. Great to be listened to by fellow musicians.
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Kicbal said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Solid
Really strong on all fronts. Love the guitar tone and soloing. Great first post. Welcome to MacJams
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Re-al said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Glad you stopped
for a listen. Appreciate you checking us out.
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The Infinites said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Love it!
A classic first Macjams posting. Dying to hear more.

Jim
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Re-al said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
And there's more to come
Thanks for listening and your support.
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kristyjo said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Wow-
I'm so glad I was nudged over here! Excellent first posting! Very tight and professional!
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Re-al said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Thank you!
A 'wow' reaction is much appreciated. Glad we came here, and glad you stopped to listen!
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egobandit said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
sent me back
to hanging out in a school yard ith a cup of beer in my hand and a boom box. Really catchy singing and changes. Very pro was this done in a studio.. excellent all around.
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Re-al said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
It was recorded in a studio
Glad it took you back to the good ol' days!

Thanks for checking us out and commenting.
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awigze said 3135 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Wow- real music
good ol days indeed....
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Re-al said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Re-al get real!!
Good to know our retro sound is ticking some boxes. Happy that you enjoyed our song.
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jiguma said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Very nice!
Great sounding vocal for a start! "Revival" is the word I was after - thanks Vic - the piano gives it that southern church sound (like, near Portsmouth). I have a bit of a reputation at MJ for saying what I think about production, and while the individual tracks sound great, I think you could tweak the mix a fair bit to get a better sound. First thing I'd suggest is that the vocals come forward a few steps on the sound stage - they are so strong, yet seem to be a little hidden in the mix. I'd also suggest a bit more of a spread of the other instruments - panning the piano and guitar right and left a little more - the piano seems to be the main area of need, but I'd be shifting the lead out too. You've done good stuff with some vocal panning and some guitar hits, but apart from the drums (and the organ), nearly everything seems to be coming from the centre.

I could be wrong, and I am noticing that more and more I'm panning a little too wide myself. Might be worth a shot.

What software/OS are you using to record?

Top tune!

Welcome to MJ!

Neil
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Re-al said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
This was recorded in a studio
that we paid for to hopefully get that pro-sounding mix that none of us could have managed. Not too clued up on what was used, that was left in the hands of 'an expert'..?

If only you'd been there, ha ha!

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mackellar said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
This is Great Stuff :-D
I am a fan! Everything in this song just comes together so perfectly. Thanks for sharing guys.
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Re-al said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Thanks for checking us out
Glad to have you on board as a fan! Pleasure to share it, feedback means a lot to us.
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guitapick said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Be Kind?
Ha...this is great...puts me right back into the 8th row center of Springsteen's first tour as a lead in to, I'm pretty sure, The Grateful Dead.

I love this sound. Very well done and tight, tight, tight!
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Re-al said 3134 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
High praise indeed!
Very pleased with your comment; so glad you like this sound. Thank you for your kind words. Appreciated.
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tempie said 3133 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
nice to hear (meet) you
man this is great. love how you don't pursue any one genre - a little honky tonk, little rave/gospel, little anthem/stadium. very cool! you remind me of those "spiritual" bands in the 80's like the Alarm and Simple Minds. vocals remind me a bit of Live, as do the lyrics. Like the soloing too. Nice work, can't wait to hear what else you've got in store...
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Re-al said 3133 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Thanks for your kind comment
As has been said already, it's no bad thing to be compared to those who have actually made a career out of it. As far as genre is concerned, if people like it, then for us it has to be pop(ular) and that's the only reason to have chosen that banner.

Otherwise, it's just good music, hopefully.

Appreciate you checking us out.
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thoddi said 3133 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Gateshead
I visited Newcastle this summer, but unfortunately didn't get time to visit The Angel of the North. As I'm from Stavanger, Norway I'm familiar with the artist Antony Gormley as he has been around putting his art here:) (http://mappery.com/maps/Antony-Gormley-Broken-Column-Stavanger.png)

Your music is refreshing and real. Dig the energy and the musical skills pouring from this band. Is this done these days or something recorded some years ago? You mention Rod being in France... who are you guys..? Faces doing something when Rod is away? This is pretty awesome%u2026:) More please - you have a new fan!
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Re-al said 3133 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Thank you!
Well spotted that man - first to mention "The Angel" Can't play live at the moment as Rod is working dans la France for a bit.

This was recorded just before he left and we're polishing up some others whilst he's away, Don't know too much about the technical side of it all or when we'll get more up, but we'll stick around as it's a cool place to hang out with like minded people.

Ha ha! - Rod & the Faces....nice one!
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Lennon714 said 3131 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
well done!
This is great. Vocals have touches of Andy Bell from Erasure - an absolute favorite of mine. All in all a great tune. Welcome!
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Re-al said 3130 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Thank you!
Never had Andy Bell before, but as he's a great vocalist, we'll take that!

Thanks!
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tokai said 3130 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
looks like
an amazing introduction to mc jams to me. And it sounds like you deserve the response you got too. It's an 80's tune and why not, agree with your observation. Did you play every thing here? Your voice is very strong and with a strong back up to power it up. Great job. BTW love that re-al photo on your home page
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Re-al said 3130 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
We are overwhelmed!
The response to Angel has been amazing from you guys here at MacJams - so kind, everybody. There is some outstanding music here.

There's 4 of us (and a guest on keys). This is a studio recorded demo we made. Our guitarist Rod is in France at the moment, so we can't play live, so we're polishing up some tunes that have been laid down and will put more up for sure.

The feedback has been great. Really enjoying it here.

Thanks for checking us out!
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