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#399766 - 03/10/17 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Where did you go to my pretty Mandy
RnAM Offline
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One of my solo projects created with the new 2017 version:

The ego versus the alter ego......

Rob

Style is ZZJAZZ.STY (it was initially but I edited everything manually with this one)

RealTracks:
2426:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlowSwing Sw 085
887:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment FolkPopPrairie Ev 100
2779:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SongwriterSwingBalladBrent Sw16 065
2448:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085
2667:Pedal Steel, Background DreamySingleNote Ev 075
RealDrums:
BrushesFolk16ths: a: Brushes b: Brushes Tap


Lyrics:

I was walking on that road you seem to know so well
yes, it was like you so painstakingly described
now I wasn't paying attention, but I may have heard her,
eh, You may have hurt her
it seems so long ago, and that's funny isn't it?
ha, surely you'll remember.....

Where did you go to my little Mandy?
Did your lovin' all run out
where can I find you my pretty Mandy?
Hope you find a resting place

but I decided to turn around, not really getting into it you know.
after all who wants to know, I know you don't
you haven't forgiven yourself have you?
yeah that seems unlikely and would be way too hard
you still hear her at times?
you can admit it, I know you're still running

Where would you go to my little Mandy?
A place where no one will be found
Never a trace my pretty Mandy
I hope you found your resting place

there must be fragments of memories
there must be.... something
you never even told me what went on that night
about where she was and where she went
I know you couldn't stand it, hell you couldn't even stand yourself
but what you did, what you did

Where did you go to my pretty Mandy?

Did your lovin' all run out
Never a trace my pretty Mandy
A place where no one will be found
Where can I find you my little Mandy?
I pray you find your resting place

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#399772 - 03/10/17 09:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob.

That took me by surprise!

A big change in style from a lot of your earlier stuff, but I must say I loved the whole thing from start to finish.

It's never easy getting spoken lines to work, but I thought you did a wonderful job with this one. In fact, the entire arrangement is very clever, with a great solo and a really intimate atmosphere.

Excellent.

ROG.

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#399812 - 03/10/17 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Hi RnAM, Nice work on this! I really dug the guitar tracks and the progression. Very soothing. Well done! smile
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#399818 - 03/10/17 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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I really like this. It's unique. Deep.



“you never even told me what went on that night
about where she was and where she went 
I know you couldn't stand it, hell you couldn't even stand yourself 
but what you did, what you did...”


That, is excellent writing, IMHO.


Regards,


Bob


Edited by 90 dB (03/10/17 02:00 PM)
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#399823 - 03/10/17 02:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Beautiful song Rob! The spoken lines transition so well to the lines sung in the chorus. Everything sounds great! Thanks, Torrey
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#399827 - 03/10/17 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
RnAM Offline
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Forgot to create a video for this. I've just uploaded it ;-)
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#399840 - 03/10/17 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
PeterF Offline
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Loc: Sydney Australia
Rob

Just stunning.
Clever arrangement, strong lyric, superb vocals and it excellent mix.

Peter

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#399859 - 03/10/17 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Rob,

Original and haunting. Your vocals are as flawless as ever and the arrangement nicely restrained. A song that stays with you.
The video is your most professional to date imo (well worth watching full screen).

Robert

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#399862 - 03/10/17 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Rob,

This is excellent! Love the narrative, your delivery and arrangement. Outstanding lyrics as well.

Bob
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#399879 - 03/10/17 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Rob,

Fantastic music creativity shown again.

This is most enjoyable, and so well presented.

Choice of style and instruments was just superb.
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#399908 - 03/10/17 07:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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the backing tracks sound super on this

I'd love to know the inspiration behind the song

great vocal

Kenny

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#399933 - 03/10/17 11:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
RichMac Offline
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Hi Rob. Mysterious and haunting and quite fascinating.
Makes me think of Madeline McCann. Great job.
Cheers.
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#399959 - 03/11/17 04:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Rob, I wasn't expecting that. The spoken words work so well. I enjoyed the fill in the blanks aspect of the lyrics. Nicely done and a very enjoyable listen. Tom

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#399962 - 03/11/17 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Rob,

This is excellent! Love the narrative, your delivery and arrangement. Outstanding lyrics as well.

Bob



Very sophisticated write, arrangement and production....

Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#399977 - 03/11/17 05:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
Scott C Offline
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Wow excellent song. Super vocal and lyric and delivery was awesome. Super video as well...
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