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Very laid back collaboration between gregd and myself. Almost jazz but mostly blues so I post it here. Started out as a piano solo. Asked gregd for help with the percussion and some guitar and bass, ended up letting him play most of the instruments. I added the lyric after we started. Never know where you might end up when you start. Firsts for me: Collaboration; Use of my voice; Use of live tracks. That's a lot of new territory, how did we do?

Note on remix: Adjusted balance and added some subtle effects. Piano, Bass and Voices are clearer and stronger now. Drums are hand done midi, all the rest of the tracks are live.

12/27 edit: deleted previous version to avoid confusion and removed (remix) from title.
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Lyrics
Breaking it down, taking it down,
all of the places that I used to go are
Gone.

When I was young there was a bath house and a carousel;
Now when I go I find a Wendy's [and] a Taco Bell

Breaking it down, taking it down,
all of the places that I used to go are
Gone.

Up on the hill we had a campsite tucked in the woods;
Now if you look there's fifty houses furnished with goods.

Breaking it down, taking it down,
breaking it down, taking it down,
all of the places that I used to go are
Gone.
All of the places that I used to go are
Gone.

Gone. Gone. Gone. Gone.
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Comments: 21
Fans: 5
Plays: 153
Downloads: 119
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Dec 24, 2006 - 09:43:12 AM
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2006 - 09:04:38 AM Last Played: Jul 14, 2019 - 10:29:25 PM
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Hardware:
My piano and imac (with its mic), Greg's guitar and laptop
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
Morning Light said 4624 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Sweet collab!!!!
This is fabulous!!! The NightBird~
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peacepiano said 4624 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
We thank you
"Fabulous" wow!

Have a very merry Christmas Nightbird
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said 4624 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Nice jam
Love it....Solid production and performance.

Very nice...very nice, indeed.

Merry Christmas
Skean
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peacepiano said 4624 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thanks for your support
Jamming is what we do best.

Merry Christmas!
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gregd said 4622 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Mr. Piano
Your verse vocals sound much more calm and bluesy. I like them a lot.

This definitely feels very organic, and that feels good. Though I can't notice too many differences in the mixing other than the vocals.

At any rate, we did good.
-g
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peacepiano said 4621 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Voices
My vocal track was very noisy and the "basic male" effects from GarageBand actually made a lot of difference. I applied the same effect to your track, and only a little change is noticeable.

The other changes are subtle, but if you listen to them one after the other you can hear the bass and piano better in this version.
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DWL said 4621 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
Back in time
this takes me, to the late 60s early 70s when jazz fusion ruled the roost. It has a very authentic jam sound and you've managed to convey a sense of it actually being played live and feeding off each other. That's difficult to do.

I think there's one or two timing issues but that, in a way, adds to the relaxed groove this has.

Cheers

Dick


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peacepiano said 4621 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
Back
Thanks for the insight. Even though I don't try to sound like my favorite players (King Crimson, Miles Davis, Bill Bruford...) the influence must be showing through :)

The collaboration has been a lot of fun. Patience is definitely the watch word. The reward is hearing someone else's interpretation of your ideas, and Greg has done a great job there :)

Happy Holidays

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said 4619 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Absitively groovacious!
You guys nailed it! This works in every way. Top-notch production. Fun lyrics. Nice dual vocal delivery. Cool guitar, bass and keys. I hope this isn't your last collab gents.

Be well!
peacepiano said 4619 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Groovacious
Good to hear from you. Time will tell if we get more collaborations out there, but we are more comfortable with the process now. I'm very happy with the instruments. My wife thinks the lyrics are funny.
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said 4618 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
groovin
I like this version I can hear the change in the voice STill a great tune now better and improved
peacepiano said 4618 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Groovin'
Thanks for taking another listen! I think I'll leave the recording alone for a while, but I will still use the instrumental part as one of my regular practice pieces.
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e46 said 4618 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Great Vibe!
This has a wonderful vibe to it for sure! I agree that it could be considered jazzy (the drums especially remind me of jazz), but the rest is definitely the blues.

Excellent colab guys !
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peacepiano said 4618 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Thanks for listening
You've given me an idea for a song: "Choose the Genre Blues" I could give it a funky beat LOL

But seriously, I'm glad you agree this is in the right place even though it is not "true" blues. Where else would we put it? Folk Fusion???
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e46 said 4617 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Where else???
You could probably put it in a few different places, but it's best suited for where it is right now. Either that, or start your own category ;)

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echoroom said 4618 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Chilled
Hey PP, this is great stuff - I LOVE the keyboards on this, it's got such a laid back feel. Vocals are a tad loud, otherwise, a nice mix and lovely live feel.

Smooth stuff, gents.

Steve
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peacepiano said 4618 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Chilled
Thanks for the compliments. Its easy to stay cool on the keyboard when you don't have to carry the whole tune!

On the vocals, well, I have a bit to learn about recording and using vocals in recordings.

Happy New Year.
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Norman Goodman said 4606 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
Love The Groove
Very infectious groove. I love the progression, and the electric piano... some very smooth lines. i really enjoy your playing.
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peacepiano said 4605 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks for listening. Hearing from new artists is especially gratifying.
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FEEL said 4519 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Fused blues
I'm digging the fusion style drum beat mixed with a blues tune. Nice touch. I think you have a good voice and don't give enough credit. It has good tonal value to it where as mine doesn't. Enjoyed... you need to sing more often. Thanks for sharing.
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peacepiano said 4519 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Texasfeel
Well thanks, I guess we are all our own voices worst critics. I may not add a lot more vocals because it is hard to record voice tracks when anyone is home, so I really shy away from them.

By the way, I like the drums GregD did also :)
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