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#419116 - 06/24/17 10:04 PM [User Showcase] APPLE OF GOD'S EYE
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https://youtu.be/5wDDRT2vEFU
https://soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss/apple-of-gods-eye

For this track I used several realtracks to get the feel I needed. This is a song of encouragement for someone who has placed very little value on their self worth. I hope it is an encouragement to someone! Lyrics are in the YouTube video. Thanks for listening, Torrey.

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Edited by Torrey Bliss (06/25/17 11:08 AM)

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#419127 - 06/25/17 01:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi Torrey,

Another excellent production from you. There's a lot going on here but it all fits in perfectly. Good message! Your technical skills equal your performance skills. That's a great combination. Super classy all the way.

I saw you mentioned you used a Carvin electric guitar for one of your personal tracks. You may recall when I PMs you about my friend, Buddy Keele who lives in your home town. Buddy is his nickname but his real first name is Carvin ... and yes, his father named him after the Carvin Music Company. I thought that was pretty cool to see you mention that as I thought about my friend.

Again, super job on this. loved the video, too! Wishing you the very best,

Alan & Di
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#419142 - 06/25/17 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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You have another very cool tune Torrey. Love the effects you used with your voice. Gave it a Dire Straits vibe for me. Super vocal and guitar was excellent...
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#419198 - 06/25/17 12:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks for the kind words Al & Di. I appreciate it! T

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#419204 - 06/25/17 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

That was awesome man!!! Great song!

Production question: how did you get that full on Tom Sholz Boston guitar sound? That was killer!! What effects did you use??
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#419208 - 06/25/17 02:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

This is terrific music. A solid write. Extraordinary melody! So "musical". Really enjoyed the listen.

Super arrangement and production. As David said it has a "Boston feel" to it - really well done.

There are a few places where the vocal gets "swamped" by the instrument tracks. Might just need the vocal to be raised a bit at that point. Otherwise, this is extraordinary. Really enjoyed it - an excellent listen...

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#419214 - 06/25/17 03:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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So when did Tom Sholz record with George Harrison?

This sounds like a beautiful Harrison song

This is a beautiful Torrey Bliss song

great uplifting message, warms my heart

just to hear this genuine caring for others

thanks for sharing

Kenny

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#419232 - 06/25/17 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

Really good song here. Good message. Well produced. Keep em coming!

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#419259 - 06/26/17 02:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
PeterF Offline
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Torrey

Really nice progression - great production - loved the guitar on "Your Valley" section and really pretty solo. An excellent song.

Peter

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#419267 - 06/26/17 02:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

Great song - really enjoyed your vocal on this one. Excellent mix as well.

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#419288 - 06/26/17 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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gospel rock, or pop?
Well, you sure make it sound like a pro.
Very nice chord progression, and cool vocals as always.
In the mid-regions your voice often reminds me of one of the singers of Toto.
should be a compliment I think ;-)

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#419373 - 06/26/17 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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hi torrey very engaging vocal excellent great write mix everything perfect thanks for sharing eric

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#419378 - 06/26/17 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Scott C]
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Scott, thanks for taking time to listen and comment. I appreciate it. T

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#419388 - 06/26/17 07:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Wow, Torrey, that was quite impressive! All of the personal touches you added really work together to give the song a cohesiveness that I don't hear in every song!

Regarding the guitar harmonies... did you play the parts separately? Or did you use a harmonizer? I'm impressed either way, because in my opinion it's not easy to get good-sounding auto harmony. But on listening again, I'm guessing you played both parts because the two notes don't always go in the same direction as a scalic harmony tends to do.

Parts of the song reminded me of George Harrison's style.

I'm always happy to see songs of faith, and to see people using their talent as a ministry. Good job, and I look forward to hearing more from you!

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#419415 - 06/27/17 02:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: David Snyder]
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Thanks for the comment David! For the solo guitar parts I played twin leads and double tracked the primary line with about a 10 millisecond delay on it.

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