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Fall Away with Me - Acoustic/Piano



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Here's an updated arrangement of a song I've posted a couple times before. This is a celebration of the new piano that we got given recently. Lovely instrument. All the instrumentation is acoustic and real. No loops. If they were loops, they'd probably sound better!
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would you fall away with me
to some better place
to a place that's caught
holding heaven in between

And I would take you there
Maybe stumbling through the door
And I would take you here
If only you'd rise off the floor

Like an autumn leaf
Blown across the street
I might float away
On the winds of change

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Uploaded: Jul 08, 2008 - 09:47:13 PM
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2008 - 09:47:13 PM Last Played: Jan 03, 2019 - 04:59:44 AM
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Feter said 3974 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Fall Away with Me -
this is so passionate my friend ..definetly so nice
singing with emotional lyircs ...great arrangment for
the song the guitar with the strings ..the piano was
but back ..need calrity with sound ..very nice fiddle
work ...KUDOS ...thnx for sharn !!!
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krismacqueen said 3974 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Thanks Feter. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I agree there is much room for improvement, particularly in the recording and mixing of the instruments. I'm pleased with the overall arrangement though. I feel like it's a more authentic treatment then the previous alt-rock vibe that I had with the first post. If anyone wants to weigh in on the apples to oranges thing, comparing the previous version to this one (still posted), I'd love any feedback on that.
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magnatone said 3974 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Fall Away With Me
I didn't hear the original arrangement, but this is really gorgeous. I love your vocals here - what a terrific voice you have! Lovely piano, the whole production is wonderful - congrats!
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krismacqueen said 3974 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Thanks Magnatone!

This take is really quite different from the former. I'm glad this arrangement caught your ear. Thanks for listening and commenting!
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MarkHolbrook said 3974 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
This is very moving and wonderful!
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krismacqueen said 3974 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
I'm glad it connected with you. Thanks for commenting
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Mokus said 3974 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Love it !!!!
This is a great version of %u2018Fall Away with Me%u2019! Very moving %u2013 it definitely cuts deeper than the hyper-reality of the original. Where the original, perhaps, had more impetus %u2013 through drive and repetition/echo %u2013 for getting someone to stop and listen, in a world of mostly static and noise; this track, by assuming someone has come to hear, truly shakes the soul in its intimate instrumentation and breathing pace. This is an excellent acoustic rendition of a great song. In particular I really like the violin and piano. Is that you on the violin???
Kris - great singing %u2013 great song %u2013 great crafting!

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Mokus said 3974 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Frick'n Microsoft Word! <shakes head> Please insert em dashes for all the Gobbledygook ;)
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kassia said 3974 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Fall Away
Gorgeous vocals, man. Nice on that new piano! beautiful strings. Very nice song - the only nitpick I have is that the shaker got a little old in my ear after a bit. This is a great tune - thanks for sharing it!
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3974 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
I like your new piano.
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Cadman said 3973 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Obviously this is exceptionally lovely - hope you don't mind if I give you some constructive feedback - entirely IMHO of course.

Firstly, I'm listening on headphones; as you probably know a track will sound very different on different set-ups.

The only two things I would change are the treatment of the vocal (not the performance itself which was outstanding) and the shaker.

Re the vocal - for me I'd prefer to have a purer recording of your voice. It's so delicate and so pure itself (great control in the higher register) I'd like to hear it slightly clearer and more natural. (To me the recording sounds a bit muddy). Maybe it's the mike or the room you're singing in - or maybe *you* prefer it like that :-)

The shaker seemed intrusive in the 'phones - maybe it's not so through speakers; but personally I'd take them down a bit.

All the live performances were great - and the levels of the other instruments seemed spot on. I prefer the 'real' sound to 'loops' :-)

Anyhow - really lovely as it is - thanks for posting it.

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12parsecs said 3972 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
if they were loops...
...they would not sound better, imo. sure sometimes you can accidentally get some extra 'character' micing everything yourself, but the cohesiveness and uniqueness of the feel just can't be achieved with someone else's work. (i don't use loops either. mainly because i use cubase most of the time.)

amazing sounding piano. sounds like an upright. it has a fabulous woody/boxy tone. sits well in the mix. great work on the guitar too. and what a deep sounding bass drum! nice job. fav'd!
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tmcfate said 3968 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
delicate like a flower, angelfood cake in its lightness. i sort of like the watery vocal. the break is so richly meloncholy. this is my first song of yours that i have heard . i will remember to come back
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jiguma said 3968 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
Astounding vocal
Wow, I love your vocal. Playing is also really good - if there are any weaknesses they are probably in production. The bass/kickdrum is so deep on my phones - a second track of it with some more mids and treble would fill it out nicely. This is really a lovely song. It would be great to hear this well recorded (removing the hiss for starters).
I'm glad I heard this, and look forward to hearing more of your stuff Kris.
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Mckenzie said 3961 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
a lovely piece of music. I love the "And i would take you there" part - really catchy. I love the intimacy and rawness of it, especially that vocal and piano (I actually prefer that wooden tone you get from uprights to alot of the grand piano sounds)
The only thing i could possibly question would be the use of the shaker.
Nevertheless, a really moving piece.

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Remark80 said 3956 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
Jeff Buckley...
Your vocal feel here is wonderful. The breathy verses and high end chorus reminds me of the late great Jeff Buckley. I really great feel. Nice Job.
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musicalsin said 3952 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Relaxing & Passionate
Love your lyrics.. your piano & clean sounds make it feel more passionate...

Enjoyed it.. and made me feel more relaxed...
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justatom said 3952 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
This is a beautiful song. I love your arrangement. All instruments (including shaker) are well placed. Your vocals are great just the way they are...
I think the piano is a bit distorted on my speakers. I think the bias is too high. It blows away the acoustic.
A bit of tweaking of the bias for the acoustic and piano would turn this into an exceptional song. Actually it is an exceptional song but I think the gain fixes would make the production better.
Of course I am only a GB hack and know nothing about mastering - I'm just going with my pedestrian view.
Overall, very very good.
Thanks for sharing and allowing me to download!
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shiner said 3929 days ago (August 23rd, 2008)
Nice track. Could probably do with some slight L/R panning just to bring the sounds out and separate.
Vocals were spot on. Really enjoyed listening.
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kipak said 3762 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Really nice
This is really my favorite genre of music and I think this song really is well done. I like the feeling in the vocals and the phrasing. This is more of a matter of taste but it would be interesting to change the arrangement a bit to be more Radiohead-ish with a more pronounced drum and base track.
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Alannah said 3009 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
I chanced upon this .....
... and liked it .... :)
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