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#423632 - 07/29/17 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Summer Chaser
gruverider Offline
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https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/summer-chaser

Summer Chaser (7-12-2009)
Lyrics by Lawrence Olivier and Lisa (Ellis) Veraza, Music by Lawrence Olivier

I’m a 1981 thirty-three foot Hunter
I sport ivory sails and I’m worn from stem to stern
I can glide all year long, but I’m better in the summer
I ain’t pretty no more but I glisten in the setting sun

Hey, they call me the summer chaser
Hey, they call me the wandering one

Well my mast she might need repairing
And my canvass is most undone
Sometimes the waters rough but it’s never too rough for sailing
I love the feel the wind rushing, I love the smell of the open sea
The free water’s always calling me

You know the heart of the wild seas, it’s always stealing me closer
I can withstand any tide as long as you’re at the helm with me

This might be our maiden voyage, or this might be the bitter end
And we’re headed now to the place where we began
Together in the distance, it’s a beacon that we see
And the lights that once were bright now are fading

Hey, they called us the summer chasers
Hey, they called us the wandering ones

You know the heart of the wild seas, it’s always stealing me closer
I can withstand any tide as long as you’re at the helm with me

I’m a 1981 thirty-three foot Hunter, I ain’t pretty no more but I sailed into the setting sun


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Edited by gruverider (07/31/17 02:27 PM)

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#423652 - 07/29/17 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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What a tune! Very catchy, and arrangement is top notch. I love the vocal delivery in this too - it's gruff, but smooth at the same time somehow. I could totally imagine this on the radio.

You should be proud of this, gruverider! Thanks so much for sharing smile
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#423684 - 07/29/17 11:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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You know what I really like the way this song has been put together, the composition is top notch and the vocals are as Deryk put it 'smoooooth' a good voice man and great backings. I think the fade is right for the song too.thanks for sharing.Paul
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#423713 - 07/30/17 06:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

Great song! Love the vocal - some of your best production work as well. I really enjoyed this.

Bob
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#423728 - 07/30/17 08:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Cool song, Lawrence. Good write.

Nice arrangement/production. Nice use of the various guitars. The solos are especially well done. The drums have a great sound to them (how did you process them? - nice thump and snap).

Goes without saying that the vocal is engaging...

Nice.

fj
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#423788 - 07/30/17 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: floyd jane]
gruverider Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
What a tune! Very catchy, and arrangement is top notch. I love the vocal delivery in this too - it's gruff, but smooth at the same time somehow. I could totally imagine this on the radio.

You should be proud of this, gruverider! Thanks so much for sharing smile
Thank you for the kind remarks Deryk. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Originally Posted By: Yorkshireknight
You know what I really like the way this song has been put together, the composition is top notch and the vocals are as Deryk put it 'smoooooth' a good voice man and great backings. I think the fade is right for the song too.thanks for sharing.Paul

Thank you Paul. Yes the fade at the end was a last minute thing. It just felt right.

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Lawrence,

Great song! Love the vocal - some of your best production work as well. I really enjoyed this.

Bob

Thank you Bob. I've begun to experiment with mid-side eq on different aux busses.
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Cool song, Lawrence. Good write.

Nice arrangement/production. Nice use of the various guitars. The solos are especially well done. The drums have a great sound to them (how did you process them? - nice thump and snap).

Goes without saying that the vocal is engaging...

Nice.

fj
Thank you Floyd. I couldn't get the pop I was looking for. Going back and forth with mix levels. And then I stood up above the level of my monitors to have a change of perception. In a moment of clarity, for some reason the idea of mid-side eq suddenly made sense. I separated the tracks to three different buses and applied different eq to the middle and sides of each buss. I'm still just fiddling around but it made an immediate difference. Do you use mid-side eq? I'd have to guess you do.

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#423791 - 07/30/17 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Great topic and very original.
I can feel the sea spray in my face.
This reminds me of something from the early seventies.
Excellent bridge.
A real pro job on this.
Rob

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#423820 - 07/31/17 04:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Lawrence,

Great song! Love the vocal - some of your best production work as well. I really enjoyed this.

Bob
I agree with Bob. This is without a doubt some of your best production work. Super mix. Fantastic vocal as usual. I enjoyed the write as I have always been a boat guy. Tom

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#423825 - 07/31/17 05:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Great Rock and Roll Song!

Really fun. Very professional production, great vocals, love the dynamics, especially that little acoustic guitar solo part bit at the end, and the delicious harmonies in the rideout.

Superb man!!

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#423829 - 07/31/17 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Cool tune. Please include the lyrics.

Well done- always love a sea song!


Regards,

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#423840 - 07/31/17 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Great song!

love the feel of this

enjoyed the listen!

Kenny

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#423876 - 07/31/17 01:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Great one. Excellent production and the result is that all is ok and goes well.
High level song.

Sergio

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#423888 - 07/31/17 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: Rob4580]
gruverider Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Great topic and very original.
I can feel the sea spray in my face.
This reminds me of something from the early seventies.
Excellent bridge.
A real pro job on this.
Rob
Thank you Rob. When I decided to end it with that fade-out I was thinking exactly about some of my favorite 70's tunes.

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#423892 - 07/31/17 02:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

As with everything you post on the forum, this is somewhere up there in the stratosphere where all the very, very best songs of the forum live. I really enjoyed this. The groove, your writing and arrangement, your performance and your production took me sailing with you. Fantastic stuff in every direction, from every speaker.

All the best,
Noel
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#423966 - 08/01/17 05:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Hello Lawrence,

Pop Rock at its best - we love this! If ya can't feel the sun beating down on you and the sea splashing its water on you, then you're missing something somewhere! This is way beyond cool. Fabulous composition and delivery. yeah ... great stuff!

Alan & Di
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