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In New York City (v.2)


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Saltaireguru77

 Genre: Soul

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Vocals cleaned up somewhat and a better mix than version 1.
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Well it looks like we made it, Times Square in the rain
It's pouring down in Chinatown then catch the subway train
In New York City

Walking close together as we swap a trusting glance
With a neon glow and need-to-know and take a sidewalk chance
In New York City

In New York City, Trawling through the avenues
In New York City, Just like we've seen .... on the cover of a magazine

They've got suburban dreams and Limousines,
Manhattan island subway screams

Eyes wide open in yellow cabs, trying to relate
The angel's up in Harlem, watching Robbie, Nat and Kate
In New York City

In New York City, forgetting who's to blame
In New York City, the pleasure and the pain

They've got suburban dreams and limousines
Manhattan island subway screams

Dreaming loud and minds ablaze, awake the world is real
With a ghetto drive and hip-hop vibe, imagine Strawberry Fields
In New York City

In New York City and it's distant winter sun
In New York City, we're dreaming while we can.
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Plays: 206
Downloads: 58
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Uploaded: Aug 07, 2010 - 03:07:50 PM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010 - 06:45:06 AM Last Played: Sep 08, 2017 - 09:07:48 AM
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Hardware:
Fender Telecaster, Hofner 62 reissue violin bass, blue snowball mic
Software:
Garageband
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alackbass said 2687 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
In New York City (v.2)
I dig the old school feel. The horns accent that nicely. More of that plucky McCartney bass. Nice Clapton tone on the vocal. There is still some hair (distortion) on the vocal. But the songs so good I can look past that.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2687 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Thanks
Cheers Andrew. I tried to clean up the original vocal as best I could but there's still the odd bit of distortion in there as you say. I haven't the heart to re record it just yet!
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crissew said 2683 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Hints of Van Morrison
to my ear. i think the distortion on the vocal kinda works for this song, since everything else is so clean, it sounds purposeful. Very well sung and well written song. This is very cool. Total Van Morrison vibe and I love Van Morrison.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2681 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Van the man
Well, I am from the same city as Van Morrison but quite a few years younger. I was listening to "days like this" and although it's a lot more cultured song, there's a feel that's not a million miles away. Thanks for the compliment.
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Bob6stringer said 2654 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
SoulPop - it channels Memphis.
Yeah, it was great before and it's a bit cleaner for sure here. This isn't just reminiscent of "Angel of Harlem," it goes back to those pop-rock-soul-R&B emotions straight from 60s Memphis... before Dublin! You're not channeling U2 but the real deal that preceded it.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2654 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
Thanks Bob
Glad you enjoyed it. I've remixed it again since as it sounded a bit tinny to my ears so added a bit more warmth. I think my friends from Dublin were channeling Memphis on the recording of "Angel.." (recorded in Sun studios and produced by Cowboy Jack Clements), so we're all on the same hymnsheet! Great minds think alike .. and fools seldom differ.
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Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States. Rhythm and blues (a term coined by music writer and record producer Jerry Wexler) is itself a combination of blues and jazz, and arose in t

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