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#370236 - 10/16/16 06:51 AM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Angola
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4576
Loc: Florida
A video created with Band In A Box, using one of the Xtra styles.

Title: Angola
Key=G , Tempo 75, Length (m:s)=3:24
No intro. 60 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 60. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _MOONLIT.STY (Moonlit Electronic Country)

RealTracks in style: 2578:Bass, Synth, RetroPop Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: 2542:Pedal Steel, Background ModernBalladAtmosphere Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 2552:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Songwriter16ths Ev16 075
Loop in Song: HipHop\Old School - thumper_98_a drums ev16.wav
Loop in Style: Chillout\Chillout - tear drops_79_d_minor drums ev16.wav
RealDrums in style: NashvilleBrushesBalladPushEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes

Thanks for watching.


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#370536 - 10/18/16 02:46 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Angola [Re: 90 dB]
Alyssa - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 05/30/09
Posts: 108
Wow! Chilling lyrics and very powerful images. The shot of the men building wood caskets gave me goosebumps. Fantastic job 90 dB! Thanks for the submission smile
Alyssa - PG Music

#370616 - 10/19/16 04:54 AM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Angola [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
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Posts: 4576
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Thanks for the kind words.


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#370719 - 10/19/16 02:43 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Angola [Re: 90 dB]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6463
Loc: South Louisiana
Great job in every aspect of the project. You really captured the feel of Angola.

When I was a kid my grandmother was a housekeeper for a Catholic Priest who lived on the grounds inside the wall and I spent a couple weeks there for a couple of summer vacations. Ironically I know live about 35 miles from the prison.

Again, great job!

Danny C.

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#370907 - 10/21/16 05:19 AM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Angola [Re: 90 dB]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5465
Good song and great job on it.

The dobro playing throughout was a bit distracting to me. I would have used it more as accent fills rather than letting it play almost the entire time. That would have made the production a bit more sparse and haunting. However, I also know that you intended for it to be there. So I guess it's all good.
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#370942 - 10/21/16 11:17 AM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Angola [Re: Danny C.]
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4576
Loc: Florida

As you know, Angola is the largest prison in the country, and I was fascinated by Burl Cain's story as warden there. It's amazing what faith can do, even in the darkest places.

Thanks for listening and the interesting anecdotes!


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#370945 - 10/21/16 11:18 AM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Angola [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Thanks Herb. Sorry about the distracting resonator. cool


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