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retrospective; quick one just to see how the guitar recorded with a new mic set up.
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t's a long way from Denver
When I was a mile high
But down here at sea level
that behavior don't seem right
I guess as I got older
Don't want to hurt myself no more
Maybe that horse is out the door

Hard for Mommy and Daddy
Once they saw how I was wired
In their faces disappointment
And I could see that they were tired
Thought I lost their love forever
When I knew I broke their hearts
I turned around and
They were just starting.

A father's son is a precious gift
He'll move mountains for him if he can
A mother holds the highest hopes so dear
But she knows you're just a man

A long way from James Street
Where my heart was melted down
And the first time I saw her
And I acted like a clown
She gave to me a precious gift
When she made my house a home
Since then I've never walked alone


A woman's love is a precious gift
I'll move mountains for her if I can
And I guess the biggest kick I get
Is when she tells me I'm her man

Guaranteed this life will throw you curves
Put you in tight spaces that test your nerves
You want to run but you have to stay
Shaking like a leaf
You get down on your knees and pray

Long way from the first night
That I held you in my arms
World so big and you so small
How could I keep you safe from harm
I cried out to Jesus
Please help me be a man
Turns out you were just the plan

A father's love is a precious gift
I feel it each time I wake
Now I see you standing oh so tall, I'm
Thankful for each breath I take


It's a long way from Denver
when I was a mile high
And now I got my feet on the ground
I can't believe that I survived
I'll take each day as it comes to me
And take the love that I have earned
Taking nothing for granted is what I learned

A father's love is a precious gift
I feel it overtime I wake
When I feel you lying by my side
I'm thankful for each breath I take

I'm a long way from Denver
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Uploaded: Jan 08, 2012 - 11:45:54 PM
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2012 - 11:45:54 PM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 10:23:11 PM
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Hardware:
Two condenser mics, a built=in pickup, 2 guitars
Software:
Logic express
Comments
jiguma said 2170 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
Recorded well Joe
Good to see you back at MJ Joe - seems like years. The guitar sounds really good - song does too. There's a bit of fuzziness in the vox - see, I'm still brutally honest :)
All the best for a great 2012 to you and the family.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Joe Brady said 2169 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
No Worries Mate!
Vox definitely a little too bright; just getting back into it, and made a classic mistake on the vocal. I was more pleased with the audio on the guitar tracks. I used a set-up I saw used on youtube, but I think the input was a wee bit strong there too. Thanks so much for the visit, it is great to see you ( so to speak) again. I hope I can make some progress with recording technique now.
Cheers, my friend.
Joe
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Philip18 said 2169 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
Long Way From Denver
The guitar is full and strong, and the recording of it shows that the new mike can handle the volume. That touch of fuzziness seems to come through on both guitar and vocal for me - input levels? Good song, energetic delivery in that rich voice of yours. Much enjoyed!
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Joe Brady said 2166 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
Input levels
Very well could be; just getting to know my way around logic; very disorienting compared to Garageband, but seems to have greater potential. Trying to read, watch youtube, experiment, etc. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment; much appreciated!
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Moviz said 2168 days ago (January 10th, 2012)
Good sound
on the guitars and a good song with good lyrics well sung Joe. Sounds really excellent, regards M
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Joe Brady said 2166 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
Moviz!
Thanks Maurice, you are very kind and I promise to try again soon.
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dave_b said 2166 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
Long Way From Denver
Strong vocal, and the guitar sounds great. Using input from both the pickup and mic onto separate tracks?
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Joe Brady said 2166 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
Guitar recorded
Thanks for the visit Dave. I used two condenser mics; one large diaphram aimed at 12 fret, one small one high and about 3 feet back aimed at the bridge, and then also used the stereo pickup on the Alvarez. I used the same mic set-up for a second acoustic-only guitar on another track. Thanks again.
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Loob said 2141 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
Well I won't repeat what has been said about the fuziness.
Good vocals and guitar! I enjoyed the performance!
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tmcfate said 2134 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
new strings
ring. growing up..hard to understand when we are young.confessions of our generation. it is the simple things. i like the mix and feel , as i can imagine, any parent. there does seem to be a buss and i do thing it is input levels.. the mic is wtrong
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tmcfate said 2134 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
strong
strong
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2134 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
denver
nice clean, warm acoustic tones. warm vocals that fit well. would sound great with the backing of a band. well done. cheers graham
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PeterB7858 said 2089 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Long Way From Denver
Hi Joe. Saw you had commented on Tim's latest song and thought I would go back and listen to your song that I missed whilst I was away on summer holidays camping (in Australia). Like the sound you are getting from the guitar. Also like your vocals (bit hot as you have pointed out - but easily fixed). Sounds like you have had quite a journey... Take care, Peter.
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rtcooper said 1978 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
HEART OF THE MATTER

THE Guitar Tracks are Superb, as you probably noticed. There's a solution to the vocal clarity, but it's around $1,500 bucks and the problem's not that pressing!

The story is a real Up. Loved it.

Carry On, my Man, carry on.

Very Best Regards,
Cooper
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rickbacoustic said 1520 days ago (October 20th, 2013)
I get a Warren Zevon vibe from this...
Well done. Dig the chord progression.
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blaky smith said 291 days ago (March 1st, 2017)
It's late
but I hope never too, I just want to say I love this song. Nice vocals and very good guitar job. Thanks Joe...
Marc
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Hickling_Stan said 290 days ago (March 2nd, 2017)
5 years late
....very tawdry I know but I saw your comment on another post and it led me here!!. A great song.Simple production and presentation but that's all it needs. I can just hear you belting this one out in a coffee shop.Glad a i heard it. Cheers Mark
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