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#405899 - 04/07/17 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Comfort
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 339
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Comfort

This simple song was made as a musical comfort for a friend. Dreams and reality do not always meet, but comfort can be shared in low doses. After a long time I had a song which was perfect for RnAM to sing. And once again they did excellent work.

RealDrums: NashvillePop16

RealTracks:
Acoustic Guitar #1595, #1676
Nylon Guitar #2200
Pedal Steel #2667
Electric Bass #1036
Electric Piano #910
Sax Soprano #1061
String Quartet #2335

Vocals: RnAM

Mixed in Adobe Audition 2017. Mixing with vocals by RnAM

Lyrics:

I have seen your prison cell
but don't have tools to cut your ropes
you have seen the freedom I have
but I don't want to awake any false hopes
you need to find your way out
you can do it, no doubt
but if you get lost
I'll be there healing wings of your dreams.

I can't build you a home in the woods
I can't give you a life in a rich neighborhood
can't get you a speed boat, or a fancy car
I can't take you to Venus or Mars
but I can give you a glimpse of the stars
chords from my heart
I can give you comfort.

You told me about your grief
I've tried my best to empathize
but I can't be the savior you need
it took me too long to realize.
Just find a moment, time to mourn
find the reason for each thorn
and when you get up
I'll be there spreading balm to your wounds.

[Chorus]

If you feel lonely in the middle of the crowd
or if you feel cast-off under a rainy cloud
if you still want to meet me at the coffee bar
I let you be the center star.

[Chorus]

__

Janne

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#406090 - 04/08/17 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: jannesan]
VideoTrack Online   content
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Rob & Janne

What a great collaboration. This is a really beautiful melody, and delivered with marvelous vocals.

Thoroughly enjoyable.
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#406093 - 04/08/17 05:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: jannesan]
Scott C Offline
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Beautiful song. Super lyric, backtrack and vocal was excellent. Very cool collaboration
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#406187 - 04/08/17 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: jannesan]
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1233
Loc: Cremona-Italy


Another great one by you.
Great music and vocal

Your collaboration give us a lot of beautiful songs.

Sergio

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#406188 - 04/08/17 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: jannesan]
PeterF Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1433
Loc: Sydney Australia
Rob & Janne

A very strong collaboration.
Really pretty song with Rob's superb vocal topping it off.
Excellent work.

Peter

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#406208 - 04/08/17 04:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: jannesan]
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1022
Loc: Middletown, PA.
very nice

great vocal by Rob

great overall sound

Kenny

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#406294 - 04/09/17 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: jannesan]
RnAM Offline
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Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2658
Loc: The Netherlands
It was a pleasure to work with Janne again on one of his (relatively simpler ;-))songs.
This one in particular was very melodic, we love the vocal melody.
The song has a very nice dreamy atmosphere.

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#406522 - 04/10/17 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: VideoTrack]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 339
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Rob & Janne

What a great collaboration. This is a really beautiful melody, and delivered with marvelous vocals.

Thoroughly enjoyable.


Videotrack, thanks for your kind words smile

Janne

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#406564 - 04/10/17 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: Scott C]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 339
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Beautiful song. Super lyric, backtrack and vocal was excellent. Very cool collaboration


Thanks Scott for liking and commenting so nicely once again smile

Janne

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#406582 - 04/10/17 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: jannesan]
Janice & Bud Offline
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Loc: GA USA
"But I can give you a glimpse of the stars"

What a wonderful line amongst many fine ones.

Great collab and we enjoyed the spin!

J&B
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#406754 - 04/11/17 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 339
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Another great one by you.
Great music and vocal

Your collaboration give us a lot of beautiful songs.

Sergio


Thanks Sergio for your kind words smile

Janne

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#406777 - 04/11/17 12:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: jannesan]
David Snyder Offline
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Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 2424
Loc: North Carolina
Great job everyone. Excellent song and gorgeous vocals. Great mix.

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#406798 - 04/11/17 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: PeterF]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 339
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rob & Janne

A very strong collaboration.
Really pretty song with Rob's superb vocal topping it off.
Excellent work.

Peter


Thanks Peter for your positive comment smile I agree, Rob's vocal is superb. Anne-Marie's backing vocals are excellent as well.

Janne

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#406960 - 04/12/17 10:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: 44kfl]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 339
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
very nice

great vocal by Rob

great overall sound

Kenny


Thanks Kenny for liking and commenting smile

Janne

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#406961 - 04/12/17 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort [Re: RnAM]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 339
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: RnAM
It was a pleasure to work with Janne again on one of his (relatively simpler ;-))songs.
This one in particular was very melodic, we love the vocal melody.
The song has a very nice dreamy atmosphere.

Rob & Anne-Marie


Thanks Rob and Anne-Marie for your excellent work once more. Always nice to work with you and good that you also liked the song and the melody, so the working was probably not so unpleasant wink Yes, this one was simpler, do you want more challenging next time? wink

Janne

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