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#400448 - 03/13/17 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg, A wonderful transition into Sailing Ships. These are extraordinary chord changes and an exquisite vocal. Arranged and mixed with great skill. Beauty at it's best. Tom


Edited by tommyad (03/13/17 06:33 PM)

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#400458 - 03/13/17 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

Using this and Lighthouse as bookends for your CD certainly makes the listener, to include us, wonder just how great a pleasure lies twixt and between.

The sax is a superb choice. It's bluesy and wailing ... totally relevant and ingratiating to the aura of the great production and delivery. And although so simple, the piano track is a strong contributor to the overall captivation of the production.

We're not sure if there's a specific reason you chose to fade in the vocal but it was very nice ... kind of eases the listener into the song.

Wishing you good luck with the CD and hope the rest of the year goes smoothly. We listened to it three times!

Alan & Di


Edited by Al-David (03/13/17 02:18 PM)
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#400544 - 03/14/17 12:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hello, Greg

Very beautiful and superb song.
And your vocal is so wonderful and impressive.
Taking the chord progression of "The Lighthouse Keeper", changing the key to D major but the chord progression of "SAILING SHIPS" also starts with Sub-Dominant chord and expands the progression.
The place where the chord changes from Dmaj7th to Dm7th is so cool and I love there a lot.
The backing orchestration is modest but so nice and beautiful.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

I am looking forward to hearing the CD.
Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#400742 - 03/14/17 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Andy A - USA]
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Originally Posted By: Andy A - USA
Beautiful music, Greg. Congratulations and much success to you with your CD release.


Thanks Andy. I consider success anyone who wants to listen more than once or twice. Thanks so much for the nice comments. Take care. Greg

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#400743 - 03/14/17 07:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Andy A - USA]
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Originally Posted By: Andy A - USA
Beautiful music, Greg. Congratulations and much success to you with your CD release.


Thanks so much Robert. You have been such a great presence on the forum-great songs and great vibes! Much appreciate that. Take care. Greg

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#400813 - 03/15/17 07:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Great relaxing tune, enjoyable chord progression, like going back to 70's. Everything in place in the arrangement and the sax is the cherry on the top. It is also amazing how the music and lyric together create the melancholy sea atmosphere. And not to forget the superb vocals by one of the best vocalists on this forum. One of the best songs of the year so far smile

Janne

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#400863 - 03/15/17 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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"Comments from you guys is the only feedback I get."

Same here Greg, glad this forum and group are here.

It's so nice to have you back around here,
This is a beautiful song and I love the ideas and images
in this.

Kenny

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#400872 - 03/15/17 11:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

This is so beautiful and so powerful.

"On distant shores, fires warm the homes
Families share an evening meal and no one feels alone
But on the sailing ships, emptiness abounds
The ocean sings a low, sad hymn to this hopeless lost and found"

Amazing writing.

Gorgeous production.

I could listen to this all day long...

We are lucky to be witness to your talent...

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#401014 - 03/16/17 04:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

You certainly know how to shape a melody, choose the right notes and craft the best words so that a person's heartstrings resonate. The ambience you create with your composing, your singing and your arranging is magical. To my ears, everything about this is first class music.

All the best,
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#401037 - 03/16/17 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Excellent! Doesn't get much better than this. Love your vocal! Backtrack is perfect, especially liked the bass and the sax. Best of luck with the CD!

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#401241 - 03/17/17 11:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Gorgeous Greg. Loved the chord progression, especially the part during "sailing ships...." in the chorus, love that diminishment (even if it isn't a diminished chord per se) and the sax solo is wonderful.

Your vocals are outstanding here. Really, really good.

And the lyrics are superb.
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#401692 - 03/20/17 07:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Beautiful vocal Greg. Am a little late posting as I was down traveling around in your home state for about a week. Pretty hot down there for this Canadian kid.

Loved your vocal, lyric and backtrack. Well done
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#401805 - 03/20/17 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Marvelous melody! Some sophisticated structure and writing. And your vocal nails it.

And I love the instrumentation you've used.

Wonderful song.

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#402399 - 03/24/17 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: Achordocaster]
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Originally Posted By: Achordocaster
Hey Greg,

This is very nice. Everything sits together well. The sax sounds great! So does your vocal. The transition to Sailing Ships is cool. I like the strings too... Great Job!


Thanks so much Greg. Much appreciated! Been loving your stuff lately! Take care. Greg

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#402400 - 03/24/17 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Sailing Ships [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Marvelous Greg

Well written and produced.

This song stands out with the cool style, the sax work, the melody and the sensational vocal delivery.

Another winner.


Thanks Trevor. I really appreciate your consistent wonderful support! Take care. Greg

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