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#399990 - 03/11/17 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
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

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
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

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Rob,

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

Bob


Rob,

The Bobs and Robs covered it well... This is stunningly good!! Great write. Beautiful production...that new Brent acoustic was a good find..nice use of the dreamy track for a solo...

Cool video.

You have raised the bar again.

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#400024 - 03/11/17 10:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: ROG]
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ROG,

I like it that this one took you by surprise ;-)
This one was composed, however, rather fast. I've had songs that took me much longer, with a lesser result.
The combination of the Brent Mason acoustic guitar real track and the piano was such a good mix to compose on.

But of course my single goal with every new song (especially in my solo projects) is to reinvent myself whenever and wherever I can.

Did you already check out the video? It wasn't uploaded yet when you listened to the song ;-)

Thanks again for a very positive comment!

Rob
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#400065 - 03/11/17 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hi RnAM, Nice work on this! I really dug the guitar tracks and the progression. Very soothing. Well done! smile


Thank you Joe, appreciated!

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#400107 - 03/11/17 10:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
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


Very powerful! Very well done musically and lyrically. Great stuff! Take care. Greg

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#400155 - 03/12/17 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: 90 dB]
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Thank you Bob, and also for the comment on the lyrics!

Rob
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#400160 - 03/12/17 08:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Very well done. Thanks for sharing this.
Nice writing and delivery.
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#400205 - 03/12/17 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Beautiful song Rob! The spoken lines transition so well to the lines sung in the chorus. Everything sounds great! Thanks, Torrey


Thank you Torrey, much appreciated!
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#400240 - 03/12/17 02:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Big studio pro sound from start to last note.

As we've come to expect the write, the vocals and the audio/video production are stellar.

Also the manner in which you made seemingly disparate RT's work perfectly well together is a clinic in just how well you work with them and the remarkable versatility that BiaB offers.

The lyric is outstanding and the spoken part is absolutely seamless.

Man, you have set a HIGH bar on this!

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#400436 - 03/13/17 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rob

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

Peter


Thank you Peter for such a very positive comment!

Rob
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#400451 - 03/13/17 01:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob (Hello to Anne-Marie, too),

As several have already said, this is stunning and one of the last things we would have had expected to come from you. It was superb and held our attention until the very end. However, we wished it hadn't ended. We've marked it go back for more listens.

It's haunting and totally captivating. The contrast of the backing tracks between the spoken and written passages is dramatic and so wonderful! Di and I experiment with combining seemingly incompatible tracks quite often and we were so pleased and thrilled how you combined those backing tracks for such a superb final product.

Simply put, that was amazing and such a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for those minutes of pure pleasure!

ALan & Di


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#400546 - 03/14/17 12:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Hello, Rob

Very excellent song and video.
As Robert said, original and haunting. Your vocals are as flawless as ever and the arrangement nicely restrained.
And the spoken words work so well.
Enjoyed my listen and watch a lot.

Best regards.

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#400605 - 03/14/17 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: Robertkc]
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Thank you Robert!

I agree this is one of the videos that worked out best. Well, apart from the editing part, that's not entirely my doing, I'm also dependent of whatever royalty-free footage I can get my hands on ;-)

Rob
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#400691 - 03/14/17 02:30 PM [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


Thank you Bob, really appreciated!

Rob
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#401110 - 03/16/17 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Rob,

Fantastic music creativity shown again.

This is most enjoyable, and so well presented.

Choice of style and instruments was just superb.



Thank you very much Trevor!
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#401245 - 03/17/17 11:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where did you go to my pretty Mandy [Re: RnAM]
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Good one man.

I love what you did making up this style. It perfectly suits the lyrics and vocals. (Which are top notch.)

That Brent Mason acoustic is awesome.

Great production here Rob.
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User Tip - Slowing Down and Looping Audio in Band-in-a-Box®

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Using the Audio Chord Wizard to tempo map, slow down, and learn the notes of an audio track - video link http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=R09Lf3bHjhQ

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