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Empty Rooms w/ Leon


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alackbass

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This one came from my backlog of orphan chord changes. The basic changes were written about five years ago. I did alter them a bit between then and now and at some later point added the bridge. At various times I experimented with different approaches to the guitar part. I tried finger picking and flat-picking. I played it on steel strings and nylon strings. I took several passes at recording the guitar part. I debated whether it should be a layered approach with multiple guitars or just a single track? While the guitar part took shape, I was never able to come up with a lyric and vocal I felt good about. So it sat and waited.

During my two years at MJ I’ve had the pleasure of working with several wonderful singers. I think I even sent this guitar track to a few but got no takers. Then prior to Christmas 2011 Leon posted a series of amazing tracks. I sent him a PM and asked him to give my track a listen. He agreed, so I dropped him an AIFF and waited. Just when I was beginning to think he wasn’t interested, he sent back a fantastic vocal track. Thank you Leon for making my orphan chords an actual song.

We talked briefly about turning it into a full production. But we’re both busy right now and rather like the way this two-track demo turned out. We hope you enjoy it as well.
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Lyrics
EMPTY ROOMS

I walk in to find your room empty
Emotions assault me, there is so many
It feels so dark with all vacant space
Struck me down in so many ways

It's an irony to call this our home
We were here but our hearts were on roam
I don't know, I feel I shouldn't cry
Thought we knew it all, but there's only why

(chorus)
Confusion taking over, it's too much
Been so busy maybe I was out of touch
I try to put this silent chaos behind
But the noise of emptiness is circling my mind

I walked in to find your room empty
These walls they stare back at me so blankly
It looked so dim with all vacant space
Struck me down in so many ways

It's an irony to call this our home
We were here but our hearts were on roam
I don't know, I feel I shouldn't cry
Thought we knew it all, but there's only why

(chorus)
Confusion taking over, it's too much
Been so busy maybe I was out of touch
I try to put this silent chaos behind
But the noise of emptiness is plaguing my mind

Shut the door, the world stops behind it
Hard to know, I really don't get it
What you say I still want to know
The seed of love we'll never see it grow

It's an irony to call this our home
We were here but our hearts were on roam
I don't know, I feel I shouldn't cry
Thought we knew it all, but there's only why

(chorus)
Confusion taking over, it's too much
Been so busy maybe I was out of touch
I try to put this silent chaos behind
But the noise of emptiness is plaguing my mind

No, oh, baby...
I don't know… I feel that I shouldn't cry
In the end there is only goodbye…
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Comments
hackneybloke said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
empty rooms
nice chord progressions....i like your slide-downs and neat finger work. leon has a great voice - i would have liked to have heard this a full tone down....would have shown it off better.
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Julian
We appreciate the support. I was playing in first position. The only way to take it down a full tone and still play the same voicings and picking patterns would be to detune the guitar. It never occurred to me.
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Leon said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks, man.
Yes, it starts high, and I was actually trying to find a way to sing a bit lower in most parts of the song, but the guitar part was my cue and it was final. I went with the flow of the guitar melody and followed where it led me vocally. The way I see it, a lower tone makes it more sombre, which is good, and a higher tone can bring out the angst, which is also good.
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egobandit said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
noise of emptyness
Leon is belting it out, against that wonderful guitar , some crazy notes you reach Leon what a beautiful song!
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Tim
Thanks for listening and leaving such kind comments. We appreciate it.
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Philip18 said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Empty rooms
Fascinating juxtaposition of the crisp, gentle guitar chords and the high, plaintive vocal. I think that gives the lyrics extra poignancy as they become the centre piece of the song, rather than the instrumentation. Could easily have a full backing though - would be different, but still powerful. Nice to see those orphans have found a home! Excellent work from both of you!
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Philip
The trick is to find the right parent to adopt an orphan. Leon fit the bill perfectly.
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ShadowofNine said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
Fabulous track, vocal is super, guitar charming..total enjoyment
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Dave
We're glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to listen.
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Loob said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Man can Leon sing!
Great combo between the two of you! Has a real Dan Fogelberg quality to it. He was one of my favs, so I am drawn to this! Top work!
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Fred!
You're very kind. Thanks for the support.
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magnatone said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
omg - leon's voice is just so exquisite - so comfortable in those higher registers (is that a D he hitting @2:53??) (good god!) this became a complete and beautiful song - your chord changes found a home andrew - beautifully played. and leon - you're breathtaking!
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Leon said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
:-)
I was just going with the flow and thought that the emotions hit a high on that lyric, so I went for it. Thanks for the superlative praise you gave. Was a pleasure singing this for Andrew, whose body of work is quite enviable and much admired!

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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Karen
Your support always means so much!
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Soundhound said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Very Nice Piece Of Work....
Really good lyrics, great guitar work with an outstanding Vocal....
I can hear some BV'S "Back Vocals" to reinforce your vocal, just
something to help enhance the melody.....

Nice job guys......
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Soundhound
We appreciate the listen and kind comments. As I said in the description we considered more of a production, but time just doesn't allow it right now. I'm also a fan of listening to the sparse demos of others. I find it focuses my attention on the song rather than the production. That's why I was in favor of posting a two track demo. Thanks again for the listen.
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Sigmund said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
Excellent work guys. Nice to see something new from you Andrew. I'm a big fan of your acoustic guitar work - this is no exception - so well played. This song is beautiful, but I think it cries out for a bigger production - lots of potential here. Thanks for sharing your work with us, my friend - enjoyed!
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Sigmund
I always enjoy reading your supportive comments. Right now just the thought of big productions exhaust me. Could be the very high bar you and Chris have been setting in the production department. I'm sure I'll get back to it. But for now sparse acoustic things may be all I can muster.
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Garni said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
A beautiful piece with superb guitar and vocals to supplement.

G-)
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Gerald
We appreciate it.
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Leon said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Thanks!
First of all, to Andrew for his confidence in me. At first I thought this was a bit hard to write lyrics and melody on, but it took just a surge of inspiration for me to finish this in one sitting. Yes, the pitch was on a high tenor scale, but I thought that would be just right to bring out the angst in my voice, which is fitting for the theme. Thanks to all who appreciated this song!
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
And thank you Leon,
for working with me. It was a true honor and pleasure.
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ktb said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
Loved it. Leon is smoking. Andrew, the mix shines.
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks John
We appreciate it. Although I don't know how much mixing props I should get. There were only two tracks :)
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Leon said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
John,
... still looking for my next collab with you.
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Alannah said 2041 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
well now ....
... there's that big ole Leon voice that I havent heard in a while ..... nice !
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Alannah
We just don't get enough Leon around here. It was a real treat to work with him.
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Leon said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
There goes...
... my goddess Alannah. :-) Not here all the time, but been listening to your songs. You bring a smile to my face every time I remember our chats. LOL. Can I borrow your chihuahua? I'm kinda starving.
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TvRicky said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Great Song
Very strong and compeling performance, However it lacks deep penetration. It feels as though he hasn't owned the lyrics yet. I say this to help bring the more natural voice forward. If he seeks out a coach who truly has some church choir experience you would be amazed at the range his voice truly has. Much talent here but more of a seeking mind would allow that talent to flourish. Your musical presentation is absolutely wonderful and truly enjoyable. He has a way to go to compete with the truly gifted singers here at MJ. But he has the potential.

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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Ricky
I appreciate the listen and comments about the song. Having taught in public schools for 24 years and having taught music for 17 of those years I can safely say I have met several vocal coaches and choir directors who could learn a ton from Leon.
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Leon said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks, TvRicky
I've listened to every gifted singer here at Macjams as well as immensely talented musicians like alackbass and Jiguma and Tobin Mueller et al, and I'm humbled. I never intend to "compete" but simply share what I can give. I'll be the first to tell you that I'm grateful although a bit embarrassed about any praise over my voice, so your criticism is well taken and really appreciated. I'll hang out with the choir next time and see if that will help my singing and, as you say, "develop my potential." :-) We all learn from each other, diverse as our tastes, techniques and styles may be. Thanks for listening.


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alfredthepelican said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
a nice combination
Personally I felt the excellent solo picking and the voice went together very well to express the emotion behind the lyrics Downloaded thanks
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Mark
There is no better compliment than the download! Thank you!
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MarkHolbrook said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Yes!
This works guys very well! Leon is so clear and crisp. Andrew your guitar work is straight up great!

I could have stood for the song to develop a little more with perhaps a bass and some other fill in instruments. Perhaps some harmonies. Just me though.
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Mark
I'm just not feeling the full production thing right now. Too busy recording cover tracks for the kids to sing along with at school. For now my own projects may have to be limited to acoustic demos. And with a voice like Leon's, what more do you need. As always, thanks for the support. It's always appreciated.
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Leon said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
That will be...
...coming up, sometime in the near future. LOL. Both Andrew and I were busy but we managed to squeeze this in. It took about 10 emails only between us to complete this song, and those included post-production plans to do a more ornate orchestration when we both find time. He is obviously the master of instruments and mixing so he'll take care of that, while I can quickly add my harmonies. Someone with his musical experience and expertise, it's amazing how easy it is to work with him. Mark, thanks for your ever thoughtful feedback.
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RochaMalhada said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Leon
Wow, what a powerful vocal track. Really compliments your acoustic track.

The beginning seems abrupt to me, like it needs a second or two of space or something with a touch on a guitar string... my thoughts...

. - Harold
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Harold
I think our ears are used to a bit of an intro. But it never hurts to abandon those typical song forms and try something slightly different. Thanks for the listen and thoughtful comments.
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Symphony101 said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Beautiful track Andrew,
A pleasure to listen, and Leon, what a voice man !
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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Yves
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DWL said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Quite a performance
lovely guitar and splendid vocals.

Quality work.

Cheers

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alackbass said 2041 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Dick
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sschedra said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Andrew and Leon
This is a wonderful collaboration! The lyric and melody are so right for the accompaniment. One thing you might try for the final version is the following. Leon, your range and command are impressive, is it possible to start this song an octave lower? This might give the start of the song a sadder, more mellow feeling. Then at some point later in the song, jump the octave and bring the full weight of your voice and emotion to bear for a climactic lift through the end. Just my 2 cents for the production. I think the obvious talent of both artists is evident here in both composition and performance. Good job guys.
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Leon said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
:-)
You know, I was actually thinking of that, jumping a full octave at the later half... That idea came to my mind after I already finished recording. :-). I'll try that. Thanks for your appreciation and feedback.
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Stephen
Good to see you! It's been a long time. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.
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richard13 said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Another winner Andrew
As everyone has commented, the guitar is lovely and Leon is spectacular.
(btw: is that your official portrait on the right, above? I've gotten used to that little smirk in your avatar, and the photo looks so sombre.)
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Richard
I've never been good at smiling for the camera. Kind of ironic considering I'm a very happy person. Thanks for listening and all the kind comments you wrote about our song.
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Leon said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Seriously.
If I knew Andrew would post a serious mug of himself, I would have wiped off the smirk on my face and struck a more GQ-like expression as well. But then, rarely do I consider myself seriously. :-) Thanks for the kind comment, Richard.
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jobu said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Heartfelt
Sounds very nice guys. Simple, effective guitar and vocals sung with passion. The only suggestion I might have is the in places it sounds like theres an intensity gap between the vocals and the guitar. I realize this was performed completely separately...just an observation. Overall, one of the best tunes I've heard on here in a while.
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks jobu
We appreciate the listen and thoughtful comments.
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Monkaton said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Good Song
Way to go guys. Very nice guitar playing and great singing. Not as easy as it looks.

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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Tim
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Bob Rodgers said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Very nice!
Excellent guitar work Andrew with some nice chords and voicings. Leon's vocals are great with some wonderful high notes sung here.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Bob
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gcjjones said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
I hear you, i think we all experience some sort of lose throughout our lives and songs like this we can all relate. Loved the simplicity of guitar and vocals, it makes it very intimate. Did enjoy, well done.
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks gc!
I think intimate was what we were going for. Glad you stopped and glad you enjoyed!
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PeterB7858 said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Enviable...
The two track approach works wonderfully well here. Leon, your vocal work is outstanding. You have an enviable range and can turn on the power at will. The guitar picking is smooth and precise, Andrew, and I like the chord progression. Probably agree with Julian, re possibly running it down a tone, but it is a fine collaboration and a wonderful post. Thank you, both. Regards, Peter.
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Peter!
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Gaylen75 said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
great + great = great
Sweet vocals and picking.
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks Gaylen!
Great to see you! It's been too long!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2040 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Empty rooms
Awesome tune guys. A really passionate vocal delivery, especially so on the choruses I thought. The lyrics are really clever and work on a lot of levels - most thought provking! I particularly liked the "silent chaos" and "noise of emptyness". Andrew, do you have a little black book of orphan chord changes the way batchelors have black books with girls' phone numbers in? If so, there are some real beauties in there! I have no idea how you think them up but you certainly raise eyebrows. In a good way! There's no point commenting on the mix since... well... it's another Andrew Lack flawless job. What more needs saying? Excellent tunesmithing guys - can't wait for a full production version.
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thanks Stephen!
The book of orphan changes gets smaller with each adoption. But you never know when a new bundle of joy will show up on my musical doorstep. Thanks for listening and leaving such kind comments. We appreciate it.
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gadzooks said 2040 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
First off I love the chord structure and overall acoustic tone. Yes, there is nothing that beats the warm inviting sound of a hollow body acoustic guitar miced and played so sweetly. Leons vocals are magical with great feel in his delivery. You could have taken this so much further with production and adding more instruments but why? Simplicity is really the best way to go. A lesson I really have to learn. Well done both of you!
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thanks Stan
All those kind comments mean so much coming from a talent like yourself.
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Narad said 2040 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
Empty rooms filled with beautiful heartfelt music ! :)
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alackbass said 2040 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thanks Narad
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finkeldink said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Quality
Wow!

This turned out very professional sounding.

Great playing, singing and production.

You guys really outdid yourselves.

good stuff!
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alackbass said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thanks Mike
Good to see you! Been a while! Thanks for taking the time to listen.
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Les_Kloo said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Empty rooms
My guess is that you guys are getting a lot of critical feedback because the foundation here is so strong, the foundation being an effectively catchy chord progression, nice acoustic guitar sound, and an incredible set of pipes. You guys are busy so I won't add any crits. Just wanted to say that this is a strikingly good performance of a well constructed tune. Andrew ... get a new photo hahahaha.
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alackbass said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thanks Les
We appreciate the kind words about the song, performance, and recording. But is my picture really that bad? Ouch :)

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Les_Kloo said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Andrew
No, man. Just giving you the business. It's fine. Actually, you bear a resemblance to one of my uncles on my Mom's side. It's a good shot, captures a certain tone, like you're looking over at the bass player and saying, "G .. it's a G .. third fret on the fat string ... like this ... see?", and thinking to yourself that you're the epitome of patience. Heh. Notice that I never post my photo hahaha.
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alackbass said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
It's all good friend!
I never mind a little good natured joking!
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Moviz said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Even though
it might be a little overstretched as some say (and I agree), there isn't a flat note to be heard. Lovely song and guitar work and of course Leon's voice and expression.... mustn't forget expression (that's what makes the singer, not just tone and range) and it's here in buckets. Lovely stuff, regards M
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alackbass said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Thanks Maurice
We appreciate you taking the time to give this a listen and leave such thoughtful and supportive comments.
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michaeljayklein said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Top drawer
He's a great singer and stylist and fits in with you just perfectly Andrew; this is a great combination here!
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michaeljayklein said 2039 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
PS
Andrew, that picture of you--I could swear you were the third from the left in "The Last Supper"--love that expression on your face! :)
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alackbass said 2039 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Thanks Michael!
We appreciate the kind feedback!

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sammydix said 2038 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Rooms
another vote that the vocals sound a bit strained, but in this case, i think it help with the emotional feel of the delivery that may not have been there if in a more comfortable key.
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alackbass said 2038 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Thanks Sammy
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rok41 said 2038 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
Beautifully played, skillfully sung. Andrew, you get the best acoustic sound, such a warm organic tone and your playing just gets better and better...I like this stripped down...might have been cool to add some strings for dynamic effect but it stands great as is...Leon, I was not familiar with your work before this and I will certainly be checking out your stuff; nice, expressive vocal track here. Kudos to both of you for the great music. Downloaded.
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alackbass said 2038 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Thanks Chris
The download is of course the best compliment. We appreciate it.
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KCsGROOVE said 2038 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
empty rooms
What struck me first was the great sound of the acoustic, excellent recording!
And Leon's vocal is wonderful
A really good collab, gents!
Very much enjoyed!
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alackbass said 2038 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Thanks KC
Always appreciate when you drop by for a listen.
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mvh9591 said 2037 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Very Nice____
Leon you really belt it out my man! Sounding awesome. Love the poetry in your lyrics. Great vocal delivery. Andrew the guitar track and mix are right on spot. I do agree with Sigmund this could be taken up a notch with a little production. Great collab.


Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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alackbass said 2037 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Thank You Michael
We appreciate the listen and kind feedback.
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Leon said 2030 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
Michael...
Still available here for our next collab. :-) Miss our big hair rock.
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Bowman said 2037 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Of course
I was familiar with the quality of musicianship Andrew so it's no surprise to hear such fine playing but it's my first encounter with Leon and his heart felt singing. A quality and worthwhile collab guys.
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alackbass said 2037 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Thanks Charlie
Leon is amazing! Thanks for stopping by!
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abzwork said 2037 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
Empty Rooms...
Guitar is so sensitive, vocals ride so high in the saddle...it needs nothing more here, the shine is amazing...one of the most touching performances I've heard this year..flava-ful ear candy at its best my friends..Big Smile City all the way...:):):)peace
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alackbass said 2036 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Erin
Those are some very kind comments! We really appreciate it!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2036 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
cool
Nice sparce arrangement with plenty of room for the voice to stray. Sounds slightly strained at times, but that's only a very minor criticism on what is an extremely good song.
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alackbass said 2036 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Smokey!
Good to see you and so glad you liked it!
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dave_b said 2035 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
Empty Rooms w/ Leon
Strong vocal with plenty of emotion.Nice progression & picking. You know it's a strong song when it shines with a single guitar backing.
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alackbass said 2035 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
Thanks Dave
You're comments are much appreciated! Thanks for listening!
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davisamerica said 2035 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
beauty can
be such a lovely simple thing ..... this is a real beauty. downloaded
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alackbass said 2035 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
Thanks Jack
The download is always the nicest compliment!
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FEEL said 2035 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
Lovely song
Fine guitar picking and excellent vocals. This sounds great just like it is but I can almost invission a full production with an intro like you have and progressing into a full blown band. Enjoyed the listen and thanks 4 sharing.
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alackbass said 2035 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
And thank you John,
for listening! We appreciate it!
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Vic Holman said 2035 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
demo?
actually i like this. stripped down but yet very powerful in it's own right.

cool of you to bring leon on board..... he is one of the best hidden treasures on this site.
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alackbass said 2035 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
Thanks Vic!
"Treasure!" I can't think of a better word to describe Leon's voice. Thanks again for listening!
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PatriciaGirl said 2035 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
A very welcomed listen. It's always nice to hear two great musicians. Enjoyed it =)
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alackbass said 2035 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
Thanks Patricia
What a nice thing to say. We appreciate it.
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neilh79 said 2028 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Empty Rooms
This is just great, a wonderfully dominant vocal that doesn't detract from the subtle nuances in the guitar work, exceptional
alackbass said 2028 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Thanks Neil!
Good to see you and thanks so much for the supportive comments.
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Doadars Uncle said 2028 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Crisp and sweet
Truly beautiful!
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alackbass said 2028 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Thanks Doug!
We do appreciate it.
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paul f. page said 2027 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Good choice...
...to keep this simple with your great guitar playing and Leon's amazing vocal. This is probably the best way to deliver a lyric like this: without hampering the performance with a bunch of overlapping instruments. I have been thinking for quite some time now that less is more on just about all recordings. You nail that idea down quite clearly here. Oh, and the ambiance of vocal v. guitar is just about perfect to my ears...Just a touch of reverb, but subtle. Wonderful new song. I'm glad I heard it.
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alackbass said 2027 days ago (March 3rd, 2012)
Thanks Paul
And we are glad you stopped by to listen to it.
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awigze said 2024 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
great collab
Well done gents. I know you are proud of this one!
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alackbass said 2024 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
Thanks Andy
We do appreciate it!
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Swanny said 2022 days ago (March 7th, 2012)
Nice work!
Really like the progressions! Great flowing feel!
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alackbass said 2020 days ago (March 9th, 2012)
Thanks Swanny,
We appreciate the listen!
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Daniel said 2014 days ago (March 15th, 2012)
Really enjoyed!
Great Hit!
When she went away...She left for good...
I feel it deep in my heart.
The music, lyrics and the vocals are peace of art.Thanks for sharing.
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alackbass said 2013 days ago (March 16th, 2012)
Thanks Dadgar
So good to see you again and thanks for listening!
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Moonwolf_Project said 2012 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Rather lovely
The populist in me says the lyric could be simpler, more focused, Otherwise lovely.
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alackbass said 2012 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Thanks!
For dropping by for a listen. We do appreciate it!
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J_Gretch said 2009 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
Empty Rooms
The back story to this sure hits home with me.There are probably more than a few of us that have that one progression that we have a good feeling about but just can't seem to make it happen.

I'm glad you didn't give up on this one.And thank goodness that Leon was inspired to take it on help bring it to life.Cheers to the both of you...enjoyed it so very much.
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alackbass said 2009 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
Thanks J!
I agree with you! Leon really came through and brought this to life. Thanks again for listening!
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Char said 2009 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
You guys can't see
me but I'll just tell you I just put my hands on my chest. Sweet guitar, Andrew. Poignant vocals, Leon. A moving rendition of a easily relatable song. Well done. Thanks.
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alackbass said 2009 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
Char! So Good to See You!
I haven't seen you in so long! So nice to see your smiling face again! And thanks so much for listening.
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Carrie71 said 1980 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
empty rooms...
Yes another great tune. Leon's voice is amazing. Great job picking Andrew! Glad I found this one!
alackbass said 1980 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Thanks Carrie!
We're glad you found it too!
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