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#440591 - 11/25/17 02:47 PM [User Showcase] YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME
Torrey Bliss Offline

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1235
Loc: Missouri
This is a rework of a song I did a couple of years ago. I wanted it to have a little more snap to it than the original. Kind of draws from a mix of styles, everything from 70's folk rock to Motown.
The lyric content is from the heart, it's the way I really feel! Hope someone likes it. Lyrics are in the video. Thanks, T

1637 Electric Guitar Rhythm Jazz Funk Breezy EV16 75
1236 Electric Guitar Rhythm Smooth Jazz Poppy Ev16 90
362 Acoustic Guitar Strumming EV85
1945 Acoustic Guitar Rhythm Groovin Folk EV85
2195 Piano Electric Vintage Rhythm Cool Jazz Pop Held EV85
Drums Country Pop Ballad

Electric Guitar Lead and Rhythm

Edited by Torrey Bliss (11/25/17 05:33 PM)

#440594 - 11/25/17 02:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Rob4580 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1988
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
This tune has everything going for it. Smooth cool and mellow with a retro seventies feel.
Great write Torrey. Rob

#440602 - 11/25/17 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Robertkc Offline

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1305
I haven`t heard the original but this has all the quality you always bring: sincere lyrics and super smooth vocals with the jazzy pop style you are an absolute pro at.
Lovely guitar work throughout is the icing.
Most enjoyable!


#440606 - 11/25/17 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 487
Loc: Victoria, BC
The songs I have heard from you always have such a professional sound quality to them. I really enjoyed this one, and I can tell that the lyrics come from the heart. This song really shines.

Thanks for the share!

#440637 - 11/25/17 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2914
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Love the chord progression on this one Torrey. Super vocal and lyric. Very smooth tune.. Guitar was very cool
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#440642 - 11/25/17 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Torrey,

Classic sound! Reminds me of very early 1970s MoTown before it faded away. Great vocal and arrangement. Sweet message in the lyric. As all your songs do, this has a very professional sound. I always enjoy your work!

Wishing you the very best.

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#440657 - 11/25/17 09:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
44kfl Offline

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1402
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Nice bass playing (that's from an old bass player)

Super song! (like a track off of Something/Anything)

your mixes always shine and this one is great

vocals are top notch, very nice guitar

strong write



#440680 - 11/26/17 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
BlueAttitude Offline

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1196
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Very nice Torrey! Nice groove to this. Love the vocals, those background vocals are perfect.

Great job on the guitar and bass too!

Pure class all the way.

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#440693 - 11/26/17 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3229
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Torrey !:))

What a lovely tune
with super vocals and
very, very sweet chords
that is exactly what I
dig !:))


#440698 - 11/26/17 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5318
Electric Guitar Lead and Rhythm

I wanna do that when I grow up!

This has your fine signature everything: vocals, instrumental performance and mix.

Pro sound all the way!

Never grow's a trap.
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#440748 - 11/26/17 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 804
I never heard the previous version from a few years ago, but I certainly enjoyed this! You definitely succeeded in giving this tune the "snap" you were looking for. I loved the drums in this one, they get your toe tapping and have a ton of energy behind them. Not to mention, your vocal delivery here is seriously on point! Over all, it's just a well written song and it sounds very professionally mixed as well.

Great work, and thanks for sharing smile

#440780 - 11/26/17 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Rob4580]
Torrey Bliss Offline

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1235
Loc: Missouri
Thanks for the kind words Rob! I appreciate it! T

#440781 - 11/26/17 12:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
RichMac Offline

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1604
Loc: New Zealand
Lovely lyrics and delivery.
Nice guitar.
Loads of style here.
Very tasteful Torrey.

#440801 - 11/26/17 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
PeterF Offline

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1946
Loc: Sydney Australia

Wonderful playing and writing. As others have said pure class.
Sounds superb.


#440811 - 11/26/17 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
David Snyder Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3303
Loc: North Carolina

Hey Torrey,

I love your productions and singing man!

I am always reminded a little of ELO (and sometimes Todd Rundgren) but those are huge compliments.

You still sound pretty much like yourself though and that is the biggest compliment of all.


Happy Holidays!!
David Snyder
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