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#190572 - 01/16/13 01:01 AM [User Showcase] Co-write with Noel: "One More Day"
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1598
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
My friend Noel Adams and I co-wrote this song, based on a friend of Noel's who is a cancer survivor. It's called One More Day. All the instruments are RealTracks/RealDrums, along with some strings and brass I played with Garritan Personal Orchestra. I hope you enjoy it!

One More Day

Here are the RT's/RD's used...

RealTracks in song: 1825:Bass, Electric, PopModernGrooveHeld Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1814:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CelticAir Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1608:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16ths Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1875:Mandolin, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: SmoothJazzBallad^4-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

Have a great day!

Steve Young
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

#190573 - 01/16/13 01:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: Steve Young]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Steve you have an incredible voice! You and Noel have written an exceptional piece, top to bottom, Excellent! Thanks for sharing your gift!

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#190574 - 01/16/13 02:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: PgFantastic]
gibson Offline

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
Loc: wales
Sounds good/excellent, as I expected from the people involved. But I found it difficult to listen to, considering the subject matter, as in the past week 2 friends who also thought/hoped they were survivors have been given the bad news again. One was clear for 10+ years.

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#190575 - 01/16/13 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: gibson]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4578
Loc: Florida
Nice one guys. Sensitive subject matter handled with due sensitivity.


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#190576 - 01/16/13 07:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: 90 dB]
rsdean Offline

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2880
Loc: Woodstock, NY
Steve / Noel,

This is excellent all around. A difficult subject to write about, but you have captured and presented it perfectly...

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#190577 - 01/16/13 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: Steve Young]
George Nelson Offline

Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1139
Loc: Scotland
Hi Steve/Noel,

Very good song.
We should all do what the message says- Take one more day.

The future is just dreams, the present is reality.

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#190578 - 01/16/13 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: George Nelson]
Jan Romanoff Offline

Registered: 08/14/08
Posts: 148
Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
Really really nice.
Everything fits very well together. (I really like the new acoustic guitar (Celtic).


#190579 - 01/16/13 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: Jan Romanoff]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2861
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
It's all been said.


#190580 - 01/16/13 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: boehm]
Skyline Offline

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2194
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Wow, that's a stunner guys.
A beautiful song graced with a stunning production, immaculate vocals and top drawer engineering. Five stars.
'Nuff said.

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#190581 - 01/16/13 01:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: Skyline]
JoanneCooper Offline

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2173
Loc: South Africa
Wow. What a beautiful song about very a difficult but happy/sad/bittersweet topic
Well done

#190582 - 01/16/13 08:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: JoanneCooper]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4038
Really pretty guys. Tough situation to write about.
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#190583 - 01/16/13 09:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: Steve Young]
Brallan Offline

Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 385
Loc: Los Angeles, CA.
Very beautiful, Steve.... Almost perfect arrangement and mix, and certainly moving.
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#190584 - 01/17/13 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: Brallan]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5616
Loc: Florida
Steve and Noel,

This is an absolutely beautifully written song. Both lyrically and melody-wise. One of the best I've ever heard here. To be able to write about such a subject with such grace is real talent. Simple, yet complete. Beautiful. The transition out of the bridge back into the chorus is spectacular. I applaud you both. Bravo, bravo!!!

The production, arrangement, orchestration, and singing are all... every bit as good as the writing.


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#190585 - 01/17/13 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: floyd jane]
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2500
Great Job Noel and Cuzin Steve! Incredible lyrics, Sangin and Production! Wish I could sang this good!

#190586 - 01/17/13 11:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Co-write with Noel: "One More Day" [Re: Tommyc]
pariahdise Offline

Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 89
Loc: Naples FL
Very captivating stuff, I enjoyed it, the only thing I would suggest is that you allude to the listener the inspiration of the song in a subtle manner if possible, like adding (replacing) a line to the chorus which might go something like 'No matter what the doctors say, she'll be grateful for one more day' or some such, then we can all better understand the poignancy we are dealing with here. Just a thought.

Well done.


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