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Best Thing


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stevel

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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A moody little 'crime of passion' song I did a few months back but never quite got round to finishing properly, mainly as it wasn't brilliantly recorded in the first place and had a fair bit of hiss on a couple of tracks.
So I had to get the dreaded Logic Denoiser out in this instance. Anyway I think it still has a certain low fi charm, so here it is for your enjoyment and delectation.
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Song Stats
Hits: 2924
Comments: 24
Fans: 12
Plays: 226
Downloads: 100

Uploaded: Jun 22, 2009 - 06:08:30 PM
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2009 - 06:08:30 PM Last Played: Jun 01, 2019 - 02:39:14 PM
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Hardware:
Fender strat, AKG microphone
Software:
Logic Studio
Comments
Feter said 3654 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Best Thing
Your Fender orchestration is a very signature of your songs beside your
vocal ....very nice production ...good use of the keys behind ..I like it
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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stevel said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Glad you enjoyed it
Steve
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Vic Holman said 3654 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
cool
cool composition. vocals & guitar as always great. i dug the mallet bits, really added something.
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stevel said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Vic
Yep I enjoyed putting the mallets in there! Cheers for listening in
Steve
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johnwhitehead said 3654 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Cool track
..on a lot of levels. Tasty minimalist production, great vocals and a cool song. Love the guitar textures throughout, the vibes, the string parts. Great post!
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stevel said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Thanks John
Glad you enjoyed this!
Cheers
Steve
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lavalamp said 3654 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Style
You have such a recognizable style. Voice, guitar all sound fantastic. Good stuff.

Dave
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stevel said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Dave
Glad you liked it, I guess you end up with your own style after many failed attempts to copy others!
Cheers for listening in
Steve
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MarkHolbrook said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
I donno
I think the "noise" which I'm having trouble hearing at this moment gives this a kind of real artist feel... I mean some of the best music I've ever heard is in bars with the amps humming away and the drummer rearranging the stack in the middle of the song... Something about knowing the music is coming live like that is really cool. This has that kind of feel!
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stevel said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Mark
I was a bit skeptical about this track initially because of the hiss level, but I think the 'ambient noise' actually gives it a bit of a retro effect....anyway I hate rerecording stuff hehe!
Thanks for listening
Steve
Check out my latest song called Out of Reach
bronco said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Nice Composition
You really show your abilities as a composer/arranger on this one. Each part fits in well with the others without overpowering each other or the vocal. The vocal is one of your strongest and really makes the song.
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stevel said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Bronco
Glad you enjoyed, I think i have been learning to use my rather limited voice a bit more in the last few months. I am still not a particularly confident singer but I guess the voice has a certain 'niche' quality to it!
Thanks for listening
Steve
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lengold said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
This is
lovely Steve. Beautifully intimate, great vocal.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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stevel said 3653 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Len
Always great to get your feedback! Look forward to meeting up with the MJ gang for the next London Bridge pint soon
Cheers
Steve
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blaky smith said 3652 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Enjoyed
Nice tune Steve, it's good to hear you, always with great guitar playing and vocals, which so enriches your musics...
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stevel said 3647 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Thanks
Appreciate you taking time to listen and comment!
Steve
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tempie said 3652 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
passion
i like the chord progression on the chorus - it sounds like a stones honky tonk riff slowed way down, very cool. as always your voice sounds great - a kind of david gray quality in a nick cave key. love the short and sweet solo too - the way you give each note its own personality.
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stevel said 3647 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Thanks
Not so familiar with Mr Gray but am a big fan of Mr Cave (who I was lucky enough to meet a few years back).
Cheers for listening in
Steve
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LunaTrick said 3652 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Tasty song
Super vocals Steve... you write great songs!
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stevel said 3647 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Thanks Daniel
glad you enjoyed this one...I always like to hear your stuff too, just have to catch up!
Cheers
Steve


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Bob Rodgers said 3652 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Best Thing
Great song writing Steve and some lovely chords played with a nice progression.
Love the string parts in the background too and a superb vocal as always.

Lots of lovely different textures to this that makes it a really great song.
One of your very best and very much enjoyed!

See you soon

Bob



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stevel said 3647 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
Glad you liked it. Yep looking forward to meeting up again soon for an ale or too
Keep on rockin' that Rooster!
Steve
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sheilad said 3648 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
like it
very nice... thanks for the d/l
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stevel said 3647 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Thank you
Very glad you enjoyed it
Cheers for listening in
Steve
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