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#429171 - 09/08/17 12:23 PM [User Showcase] I'll Never Let You Go
Andyman Offline
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Registered: 03/08/17
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https://soundcloud.com/andyshearer-1/ill-never-let-you-go

For this song, I've used BIAB instruments from four different styles and I've spent a lot more time than usual on the overall production. I hope this is evident to the listener.

Apart from the vocals, electric lap steel solo and Roland GR-20 guitar synth backing vocals, all provided by myself, I've used Drums, Bass, Baritone electric guitar, gritty electric guitar, organ, and two different pianos.

The theme will be familiar to anyone who has heard my previous songs.
Past personal relationships and their sometimes painful consequences have certainly provided me with plenty of subject matter.
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#429215 - 09/08/17 08:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Andyman]
HiroshiK Offline
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Registered: 01/16/15
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Loc: Japan
A nice melody, comfortable rhythm and wonderful arrangement. They match your vocal(and lyrics of course). Excellent work. I enjoyed it a lot.

Hiroshi

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#429273 - 09/09/17 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Andyman]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1713
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Wow! Looks you have your own unique style.
This reminds me of something form the eighties but not dated.
Well written tune with some great guitar work.
Rob

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#429328 - 09/10/17 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Andyman]
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Excellent vocal and backtrack. Well done
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#429338 - 09/10/17 10:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Andyman]
Robertkc Offline
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Nice guitar work! The melody is instantly catchy and your vocals distinctive.
Very good!

Robert

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#429365 - 09/10/17 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Andyman]
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
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Loc: Missouri
Sounds great Andy! It's evident that you spent a lot of quality time getting this track together! Guitar solo coming in midway was great! Thanks, Torrey
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#429429 - 09/11/17 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Andyman]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 474
Great work on this, Andy! Definitely a very unique and distinct styling to this. The arrangement is on point, and I really like how haunting your vocals sound on this. It really brings it to another level.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#429432 - 09/11/17 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Andyman]
Al-David Online   content
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Registered: 12/29/12
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Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Andy,

Yes, your efforts are very noticeable in the final product. This is a really nice listen. Love the vocal harmony! And you're right, heartache and pain are great fodder for musical material - both speak to the human experience and that's what makes a song real for the listener - well, most listeners.

Thanks for a real nice listen ... enjoyed it a bunch.

Alan
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#429518 - 09/12/17 05:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: HiroshiK]
Andyman Offline
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Registered: 03/08/17
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Loc: UK
Thank you HiroshiK. I'm particularly pleased to see a positive comment about the arrangement as I'd changed it several times before settling with this one.
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#429519 - 09/12/17 05:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Al-David]
Andyman Offline
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Registered: 03/08/17
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Loc: UK
Thank you very much for your kind comment on the forum, and on Soundcloud, Alan.
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#429520 - 09/12/17 05:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Rob4580]
Andyman Offline
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Registered: 03/08/17
Posts: 34
Loc: UK
Thanks for your kind comment, Rob.

I'm essentially an experienced guitarist who has performed in rock bands and also as a solo acoustic fingerstyle guitarist.
I first became interested in recording my own songs when software sequencers became available in the late 80's, but the advances that have been made with BIAB over recent years, has made the process a lot easier. I'm sure that you will agree.
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#429521 - 09/12/17 06:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Robertkc]
Andyman Offline
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Registered: 03/08/17
Posts: 34
Loc: UK
Thank you Robert.

I originally intended it to be an instrumental and imagined a sort of electric guitar melody played with a lilting celtic feel, and I even played it as a solo piano piece for quite a while, but after playing around with lots of BIAB styles, I came across one that instantly struck me as being perfect for it to become a song.
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#429522 - 09/12/17 06:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Andyman Offline
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Registered: 03/08/17
Posts: 34
Loc: UK
Thank you Torrey.
It's funny that you should mention the placing of the lap steel guitar solo.
I decided to change the arrangement after originally placing it nearer the end of the song. I'm glad that I did because I think it needed to be separated from the quieter passage with the solo piano, that comes later.
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#429524 - 09/12/17 06:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Andyman Offline
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Registered: 03/08/17
Posts: 34
Loc: UK
Thanks Deryk.
It means a lot to get positive feedback about the vocals.
Singing is probably the one thing that I'm not so confident with, but I'm beginning to learn how to write songs that suit my vocal range and ability, or else offer the chance for a vocalist to collaborate with me.
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#429784 - 09/14/17 01:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Let You Go [Re: Andyman]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3529
Loc: Davis, CA
Great job with the song, and particularly building grooves into it with instrument segments! Really pleasant music. I like the chord changes in the chorus. I would decrease the verb on the vocal a bit. Nicely done! Take care. Greg

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