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#419053 - 06/24/17 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
Pat Marr Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7478
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Wow! That was awesome!

You really have a knack for writing songs that sound fresh and pack an emotional payload! This song is no exception to that premise! Nice job on the video too... it was all the right images at all the right times in the song!

If I had to describe this song using only one word, it would be "tender"

The world needs more of that, and I thank you for contributing your share!

#419083 - 06/24/17 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2918
Loc: The Netherlands
Hi Steve,

First, congrats with your 41st anniversary. Such a very nice video.
This is where I think you are at your best. Romantic, melodic songs.
Heck, that vocal could have been a bit louder in my opinion, because you know I love your timbre.
Beautiful, beautiful...

We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
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#419186 - 06/25/17 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
Torrey Bliss Offline

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1173
Loc: Missouri
Steve, beautiful song all the way around! Thanks, Torrey

#419234 - 06/25/17 05:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Scott C]
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1582
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Really nice

Don Williams come to mind.

Thanks! Being compared to Don Williams is a great compliment. Thank you.

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Originally Posted By: floyd jane

I've always thought that the hardest song to write is the "simple, honest love song". When they are done right, they are as powerful as songwriting gets...

THIS is done right! A beautiful write. Gorgeous! The bridge is especially nice...

Your production and arrangements are always some of the best ever presented here. This is no exception. Stunning from start to finish. Interesting, understated. Done right.

This is exceptional in every way.


Floyd said it right!! Love that acoustic. Beautiful, understated arrangement which is just right. Another great one Steve!! Take care. Greg

Greg, thanks so much! I appreciate you taking the time to drop in and comment!

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Beautiful song and vocal. Well done

Thanks, Scott. Much appreciated!


Steve Young
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

#419375 - 06/26/17 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1077
hi steve good to here your songs this is a great peace put together very well lots of detail nuggets in there thanks for sharing eric

#419647 - 06/28/17 05:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Charlie Fogle]
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1582
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Wow, 41 years


beautiful song, super mix

vocals sound great as always


Thanks so much, Kenny! Much appreciated!

Originally Posted By: dcuny
It's always a treat when you post a song. As floyd says, writing a simple, sincere song is no simple task, and you make it seem effortless.

I thought the bluesy guitar at the end was a cool choice.

Congratulations on 41 years with your wife!

David, I always appreciate hearing from you. Your comments are most welcome! Thanks for the kind words.

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Beautiful song. Great write, mix, arrangement and production. As always, your vocals are stellar. The video was a nice touch and very well done.

Enjoyed this one from start to finish.


Thanks, Charlie! Glad you enjoyed this! Really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment!


Steve Young
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

#419715 - 06/29/17 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 678
What a beautiful tribute - congrats on your 41st anniversary, Steve smile As for the song - no complaints here! Great vocal delivery, great mixing and arranging, and of course great subject matter. Thanks so much for sharing!

#419788 - 06/29/17 11:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
Ember - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 407
Loc: Victoria, BC
Your lyrics are so romantic. I especially like the bridge.

Congrats on your 41st! What a great way to make a come back.

#419833 - 06/29/17 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
animarorecords Offline

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 882
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Steve

Great love song!
Congratulations on 41 years with your wife!
Your vocal is superb.
I like very much the organ, along with some softsynth strings, horns, and bells you played at the bridge.
Very enjoyable listen.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

#422452 - 07/20/17 02:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12587
Loc: Australia

My goodness! This is such an incredibly well-crafted and well-performed song. The lyrics are outstanding. They flow effortlessly and seamlessly ride the really captivating/haunting melody that you've written. I love the rhythmic flow of the first two lines of the chorus.

As I see it, this song is most surely one of the best testaments to your singer/songwriter skills that I've listened to.

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this.

All the best,

#422454 - 07/20/17 03:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
Rob4580 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1922
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
You have such great voice Steve.
Most enjoyable.
Well constructed.
Love how the tune built up.

#422467 - 07/20/17 05:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
lambada Offline

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 1085
Loc: Hong Kong
Beautiful song, fine production and great singing. Most enjoyable.
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

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Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
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ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

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Support for ABC Notation Format in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

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