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I tried to spice it up a little. Let me know what you think.
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Uploaded: Dec 06, 2005 - 10:49:23 PM
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2005 - 12:30:41 AM Last Played: Apr 20, 2019 - 01:48:25 PM
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The Composer said 4949 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
Quite an improvement
This is quite an improvement over the original. Just by adding the
organ track in the background add a significant amount of depth and
warm to song. You've also filled up the stereo space with the organ
and synth tracks so it now sounds much more like a song and less like
a backing track.

Now I'm gonna get a little more picky... I know I suggested to play
around with the stereo space which you have done a little... but I
noticed you've moved the drums slightly to the right which unbalances
it a little. Unless you're going for an old style sound, the drums
generally sound fine panned in the center... and I guess I should've
mentioned that they were ok where they were to begin with.

You're vocal track is distorting on occasion particular during "I never
wanna see you cry". I'm not sure whether this the track clipping (a
simple compressor or limiter will fix that) or if this happened when you
recorded in the vocals in the first place (will require you to sing it again
to fix it).

And if you really want to make this into a reggae track... re-record the
guitar track playing mostly on the off beats (2 and 4) and re-write the
drum track to focus on the 3rd beat and almost completely leave out
the 1st beat. Your voice really does suit that genre quite well actually.

Nice work and a good improvement. Congrats.
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alley-oop said 4948 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
The voice
This is just such a lovely, sweet, song. I love that you come back with
one more refrain of the vocal! Awesome, I think that's great. I like the
addition instruments. The melody instantly sticks in my head. This
song has everything going for it, and the most soulful singing I think
I've ever heard. Great job, Mr. R
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alley-oop said 4948 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
The voice
This is just such a lovely, sweet, song. I love that you come back with
one more refrain of the vocal! Awesome, I think that's great. I like the
addition instruments. The melody instantly sticks in my head. This
song has everything going for it, and the most soulful singing I think
I've ever heard. Great job, Mr. R
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aclarke said 4948 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
Damn you!
Now I have to replace the previous download. This seems to be much
warmer to my ears. After reading the Composer's comment I'd have to
agree with the location of the drums... maybe bring them more to the
center. But man, what a beautiful song! I really like the reggae-pop flavor
of this a lot!
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Ed Hannifin said 4948 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
The main attraction...
...remains your vocal, and the simple, infectious beauty of the groove
and melody combined...

I gave a listen with my best headphones, and this is indeed much
improved. The organ does serve to tie things together. For whatever
reason, I'm not catching the distortion that The Composer refers to. I'm
not as bothered by the off-sides drums either... on the headphone
mix, they're still pretty full, and it sounds pleasantly retro to me...
might be different over speakers or if listening in a car...

Bob, as you can tell, the song already works for me, so anything else I
say is nitpicking 'cause that seems to be what you're asking for...

At this point, with the firmer rhythm bed, I think I would revisit the
guitar solo. I think you can do one that's a little surer and tighter. I
would also listen hard to the bass. There are a couple parts where the
bass doesn't seem to land on exactly the same beat as the other
instruments... Tighter it is, the better it is...

After that, I think your other main avenue of improvement will be the
external one: you start hiring musicians, you go to a professional
studio and all that...

The song remains the heart of this, and the song remains strong. I
persist in thinking it's a marketable song. And let me say one more
time that your singing is really good...

Ed
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said 4948 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
Getting better all the time...
Bob, I 'll just echo what the others say about the positive
changes to the mix, especially the organ fill. This is a
wonderful song and you sing it so soulfully. I don't know that
someone learns to do that, maybe, but for you it seems real
natural. I like this and you should feel real proud of what you
have done in this recording.

cheers,
Jack
thetiler said 4948 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
terrific
Your voice has a spectactular raggae feel. As both tracks show to be is
that the guitar licks seems to drag abit, to make this tune really shine
and in the previous one is to strenghen the guitar leads.

But make no mistake, your voice and the backround feel for this tune is
terrifc and sure don't say that to every tune that comes up here at MJ.


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White Hawks said 4948 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
you know,
YOUR VOCAL IS SUPERB! THANKS FOR SHARING.

- HAWKS
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senait said 4948 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Nice
I like the music....very mellow
senait said 4948 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Nice
I like the music....very mellow...and u have a nice voice
jiguma said 4948 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Great voice!
Hi Bob, I still love your vocals - even more this time. This is a great
song. Neil
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rmaclema said 4922 days ago (January 2nd, 2006)
yeah
Yeah, the arrangement is definitely stronger in this version. I hear the
vocal distortion that The Composer mentions - it's not a huge
problem, but something to watch out for when recording vocals. Good
overall improvement over the original.
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