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Words/Music : John Carlin, Stephen Robb

lholden : lead vocal
Saltaireguru77 : Guitars, Bass
Symphony101 : Drums & Percussions programming, orchestration, production

Stephen's notes :

"This is one that my friend John Carlin wrote the lyrics to years ago and I'd worked up a basic multitrack demo at the time. Having listened to it off and on I had a good idea how I'd like to do it properly, so I recently re recorded the guitars, bass and created a basic mix. Thinking about the tune, it occurred to me in the shower one day (where I have all my best ideas…) that it would be great as a big punchy orchestral number, almost like a James Bond theme tune-type song. The recorded guitars had loads of wah, distortion and delay, sounding more like an unused track from "Achtung Baby" than anything else so I sent it on to Yves with a basic guide vocal asking if he'd like to collab together, after the success of "You and me". Thankfully he said yes and the main instruction I gave him was "here's the track - all those guitars, yeah we'll be pretty much getting rid of them". He worked up this orchestration, layer by layer and we discussed and debated every step of the way, my direction usually being "make it louder, brassier, punchier, more!" The original vocal track I supplied was always just intended as a melody guide and I always fancied this as being sung by a female vocalist. Following on from the work Yves has done with Freddy (Loob) and Laurie (Lholden), he was able to secure Laurie's services as vocalist and I can't tell you what a kick I got out of her singing a song I wrote. I found it actually quite a tricky song to sing technically for me and she worked tirelessly to get us just the right performance. I'd like to add my personal thanks to Mark Holbrook who helped us out by pitch shifting the original guitar tracks up a few keys to better suit Laurie's vocal range. That saved me a lot of work re recording my guitars and Mark is, as you'd expect, a great guy to chat with as well as superb technical help. I think the song kinda fools you. It builds up and the basic first verse is a lot tamer than the full on face slap it reaches by the end. I love Yves and Laurie's work on this and it goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that they are superb to work with. What a pleasure. "


Yves' notes :

I'd like to thank Stephen for this great opportunity working with him again on a beautiful tune and also for his limitless patience. This collab really took a very longtime to complete. Once again, it's been a fantastic experience and it's been wonderful meeting with Laurie on this project. I'd like to thank Sigmund as well, for his valuable feedback and insights on my production questions. Each interaction with Sig is a great learning opportunity and I hope I was able to follow his great advice within my abilities and understanding. In any case, I learned a lot.
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alackbass said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Tomorrow
Wow! Now that's a high quality collab! Excellent songwriting and an equally excellent vocal. Yeah, that chorus sure has a bond vibe. Great guitar and bass work. The orchestration takes this to a whole other level. Awesome percussion and strings.
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alackbass said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Oh and.........
FIRST!
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Symphony101 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Hey Andrew
Thank you so much for you constant support and encouragement ! I'm sure my pals appreciate your comment very much too.
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Saltaireguru77 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
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Cheers Andrew. I can just listen to this and concentrate on the orchestra section alone and really get a kick out of it. Thanks for your support mate.
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dave_b said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Tomorrow
Nice changes, strong melody and vocals. Cool guitar riffs. The orchestration brings it to another level. I could definitely hear this against a Bond movie.
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Symphony101 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Thank you so much Dave
I indeed believe Stephen had the right vision on this. And it helped me learn quite a lot along the way.
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Saltaireguru77 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
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Thanks Dave. I tend to think as Bond tunes as a genre in and of themself, although they're really tricky to replicate and get that slinky yet punchy feel. Yves did a great job I think and Laurie's vocals are smoking!
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MarkHolbrook said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
It sounds
super cool! You didn't need to mention me Stephen, I was just glad to help! Love Laurie's vocals! This really does what you expected! It's in your gut punchy good!

Nicely done to all!!!
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Symphony101 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Many thanks Mark
For your support and also for your precious help ! It did help us tremendously ! Many thanks again.
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Saltaireguru77 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
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Yes, I did Mark. You saved me a load of hours re recording! Glad you liked the final result.
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Philip18 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Tomorrow
Loud, brassy, punchy! Again, fine work from all involved. Much enjoyed.
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Symphony101 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Hi Philip
Thank you so much for your constant support ! Many thanks on behalf of the whole team too.
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Saltaireguru77 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
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Thanks Philip. Loud, brassy and punchy is right! Just what the doctor ordered (although I must confess I'm not a doctor by the way...)
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Loob said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Does have a Bond movie feel to it.
Very cool work you guys! Laurie shines as usual! Much enjoyed!
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Symphony101 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Many thanks Freddy !
Isn't Laurie a gem ? But we know this right ? :-) Many thanks again Freddy, I really enjoyed working on this great work by Stephen and his writing partner John.
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Saltaireguru77 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
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Thanks Freddy! Laurie's vocal really adds an extra layer of class to this I think. Glad you enjoyed it my friend.
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gadzooks said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
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Very impressive mix ... all the parts are living well in their worlds for such a big production. Yves, you have done an amazing job with the orchestration which really gives it that big film feel. Great guitar performance Stephen! ... the way way gives it that Bond feel ... Strong vocals and a great job by all!
SG
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gadzooks said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Dam!!!
Spell check is my worst enema!!!
Not way way ... wah wah
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Symphony101 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Thank you so much Stan
And I remember Stephen was very keen on properly mixing and using the wah part, indeed a great vision by him. Many thanks on behalf of 3 of us.
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Saltaireguru77 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
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Thanks a lot Stan. Yves really put a lot into his mixing, did a lot of mix/send/discuss/amend, lather rinse repeat literally for months. If it was down to me, you'd have the song a lot earlier but it would sound like it was recorded in a bin! And you can't beat a good bit of wah pedal, can you? What you use for an enema is between you and your physician as far as I'm concerned but good luck to you anyway. Thanks for your support Stan.
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Jarvoid said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
It might be my ears ....
and it is a tiny nit,but the ladies voice could be a tad more forward in the mix or a bit louder in ordinary speak....it may be me and decrepitude creeping up in the manner of a galloping stallion.....but hey it's good and I will have a listen in cans.That may correct the vox thing for me....but definitely a Bond theme flavour going on and it is all really well played and sung ,the enunciation of the lyrics is Julie Andrews perfect....isn't it strange how Movie themes call to us ...I am going through my Morricone spaghetti western phase again....80)

Cheers

Jarvo
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Symphony101 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Hey Jarvo !
THanks a lot for your insights, I have been really struggling to get the mix together, I'll look into this again. Many thanks sir !
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PaulaMunk said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Big
production as it should be. Great sound.
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Symphony101 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Hey Char !
Thank you so much, it's been a blast working with Stephen and Laurie, and indeed, Stephen had great ideas on the sound !
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rok41 said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Tomorrow
(smile) I really like the form of this song, the orchestration and musicianship is great, I absolute hear the "Bond" thing...Excellent interpretation by lholden! Fun collab!
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Symphony101 said 1947 days ago (July 21st, 2012)
Hey Chris
Many thanks for your constant support. It's been indeed a fun project.
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abzwork said 1948 days ago (July 20th, 2012)
Tomorrow...
A most excellent composition, what a canvas for Laurie to spread her wings and soar to...for some reason? I'm reminded of J. Tull..minus the flute, but Laurie sails so nice here...Big Smile City 4sure, most excellent indeed!...:):):)peace
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Symphony101 said 1947 days ago (July 21st, 2012)
Thanks a lot Erin
Both Stephen and Laurie are indeed awesome, it's been fantastic working with them.
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michaeljayklein said 1947 days ago (July 21st, 2012)
Dynamite job!
Alas, I don't have my bifocals so can't read the intro and who did what, but it doesn't matter as everybody on here is holding up their end in a beautifully combined manner. The song itself is one I can easily remember (to me, that's the hallmark of a great song). An excellent production, thanks so much for sharing this with us---full marks given from intro to outro! Michael
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Symphony101 said 1946 days ago (July 22nd, 2012)
Hey Michael !
This collab took so long (due to my slowness) that the description is even a summarized version of it :-) Thank you so much Michael for your kind comment, Stephen has this gift with songwriting, I have the same impression from hearing his works.

Cheers
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Sigmund said 1946 days ago (July 22nd, 2012)
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Impressive work guys - Yves you did a great job of creating a huge sound for this tune, worthy of any Bond Movie! Excellent collaboration effort from both Stephen and Laurie - I'm hoping you three will do more together! Enjoyed -
Sig
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Symphony101 said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Thank you Sig
For your support and also for your help on production !
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Vic Holman said 1945 days ago (July 22nd, 2012)
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quite a effective piece for a bond style tune. quite epic really.

excellent work yves, stephen & laurie. impressive and production
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Symphony101 said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Hi Vic !
Many thanks Vic, for your comment and taking a moment to check the tune.
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tmcfate said 1945 days ago (July 23rd, 2012)
love
the energy in this. the strings behind the vocal work well. as well as the timpani drums. over all well done
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Symphony101 said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Thanks a lot mate
for your time to check this out and for your comment
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lholden said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
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Thanks to everybody for their really supportive comments. Working with Yves and Stephen was truly my pleasure. They are both not only such talented musicians, they are top notch people. Thanks!! May there be many more collabs such as this one.
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Symphony101 said 1944 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
And thank you Laurie
working with you is priceless, it's been equally a great pleasure to work with Stephen and you again.
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lengold said 1938 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Wonderful
collaboration - finding the combination of wah wah guitar and orchestra extremely interesting. You've all done a great job here.
Cheers
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Symphony101 said 1937 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Hey Len !
Thank you so much for your comment and visit. It's very cool to see you around again !
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Bob Rodgers said 1935 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
I
love the orchestration and dynamics of this song, wonderful collab and a great production.
Very much enjoyed!

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Symphony101 said 1934 days ago (August 3rd, 2012)
Hello Bob
Many thanks for your visit and kind comment. I very much enjoyed working with Laurie and Stephen on this.

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Moviz said 1930 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Big
production number Yves.... I agree this could be a film theme..... a lot of good work gone in to this and with excellent artist accompaniment.... top work by all, regards M
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Symphony101 said 1930 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Thank you so much Maurice
Stephen really had great vision on this. Enjoyed working with Laurie and Stephen very much indeed.
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Kicbal said 1915 days ago (August 22nd, 2012)
Great collab
Nice melding of sounds. I dig the orchestration backing the rocking parts. Big sounds here. I think the close vocal effects are at odds with the wide open mix. Everything demands to be huge on this one. Strings at 2:40 are a perfect fit.
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Symphony101 said 1914 days ago (August 23rd, 2012)
Many thanks Chris
For your kind comment.
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Slashh! said 1878 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
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Definitely has a 007 soundtrack feel. Duran Duran circa '68 meets Shirley Bassey.
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Symphony101 said 1878 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
Hey Slashh !
Thank you so much, it's so cool to see you around again !
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