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#448588 - 01/02/18 06:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
"i've lost track of the tears i've shed
god knows how many beers i've had trying to get you out of my head"

Great line! And a great song. Nice way to close out the year!


Thanks, Dave. Glad you like those lines...
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#448741 - 01/03/18 03:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: sslechta]
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Originally Posted By: sslechta
Not my genre but it was a very good production! Loved the chorus and of course the backup vocals to supplement yours.

Lyrics were written beautifully as well.


Steve - nice of you to drop by for a listen... you should post some of your stuff to give us a taste of what your genre might be... the more the merrier...
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#448749 - 01/03/18 05:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: Scott C]
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Such a great write. Timeless. The story you tell, it's always been that way. The heartbreak, the runner trying to escape it, and the sad truth is your hero could have stopped at any bar along that 28 hour stretch of 1800 miles and been just as lost and lonely. Your story is a universal theme that will drive a person to drink and be an anonymous fixture in a crowded room. It's strange how two people can set beside each other and both be alone.

A top notch write, arrangement, mix, production and performance by all. The quintessential Floyd Jane song.


I could say "You Make It Look Easy" ....

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#448779 - 01/03/18 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))


This is just great,
my new favourite of
your absolutely superb
tunes !:))

Cheers
Dani



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#448794 - 01/03/18 07:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Steve - nice of you to drop by for a listen... you should post some of your stuff to give us a taste of what your genre might be... the more the merrier...

Floyd, working on that. I've always been involved in assisting others recordings/mixes mostly since I've never really written for myself. Trying to change that this year and hope to have something out in the next months. I've just had a hard time with writing..... hence: Writing Melodies - For the Creativity Challenged in the Songwriting Forum.
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#448896 - 01/03/18 03:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: Belladonna]
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Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Love the visuals, some really great lines. Nice harmonies and upbeat melody. The song has a nice flow. Good job to all who participated.


Thanks, Donna - appreciate that..
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#448897 - 01/03/18 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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Great stereo separation! Those drums really kick! (lol) I would like to know more about them.

This is a great write! I just love the lyrics, especially the chorus - super write.

Someone once said, "it's not the story told, but the telling of the story". And you have given new life to well covered lyrical territory.

And Janice and Bud have added wonderfully to the joy of the groove!

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#449003 - 01/04/18 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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Just super as per usual.

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#449068 - 01/04/18 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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Man, I always love your pacing. I always look at your lyrics as I hear the song for the first time. I'm am amazed at how many times the rhythms you pick are not in line with what I think they will be. For me, that's a REAL treat!

I have to say, I am a HUGE fan of how the song builds. It's powerful! The verse is great, the pre-chorus (if you call it that) is a nice step to the chorus...which then blows the roof off. It just soars in the best way.

Btw, this may be my favorite vocal from you. You sound great! I mean, I always think you are a really good singer, but "miles"...seriously nice tone my friend!

Now for another listen...

Thanks for sharing this!
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#449158 - 01/04/18 08:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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Another exceptional delivery.

You really kicked-butt with this one. The build, the vocals (especially the vocals), the balance, that driving beat, absolutely everything about this is sensational.

You and the Merrit's nailed another one. No question.
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#449222 - 01/05/18 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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My role is this big production plays only a small part but it was lots of fun contributing. I consider myself and Bud very lucky to have the opportunity to join in on this and other floyd jane songs. The fun singing harmony is felt all over again reading all of the wonderful comments about the song. I really don’t take being invited in for granted!

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#449324 - 01/05/18 01:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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You know you're on a forum of really good songwriters when the best lines are acknowledged in the first page of comments! I loved the lines referenced above, and all the other ones as well!!! Super write....such a creative idea for a song...fresh but so easy to relate to! The chorus melody really soars nicely, and the mix and vocal are excellent, as usual. Another real gem Floyd!! Take care. Greg

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#449488 - 01/06/18 08:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
floyd

Great job - excellent set of lyrics to an engaging tune - nice mix and pro production.
You and Janice sound wonderful together - harmonies are tight and melodic.
Top quality collaboration and a really good write.

Peter


Thanks, Peter, appreciate that. I do depend on J&B to help lift these things a little higher...


Originally Posted By: RichMac
Hi Floyd.
Your usual standard of excellence.
Nice cruisy song and so well done.
Cheers.


Thanks, Richard - always pleased to see you drop in...
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#449492 - 01/06/18 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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Hey Floyd,

Love this... it is as truly as good as it gets. Tremendous song, mix and vocal.

Bob
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#449605 - 01/06/18 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd,
Somehow you`ve made a heartache road song sound fresh - all the cool details in the lyrics do that, plus a very catchy melody.
Really nice balance of vocals with harmonies (and Janice matches the kind of anthemic feeling you bring to the chorus).
I like the held last chord going on so far like that!

Robert


Thanks for the kind comments, Robert..
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#449714 - 01/07/18 09:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
How many more ways can we write about broken hearts?? Yet we all keep finding new ways!!


Huh?



Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great stuff again Floyd, I really like the way you mixed and panned your instruments and the vocals, lead and background are exceptional! Your ending the year in fine fashion! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks for all your support through the year, Torrey. Looking forward to what you do this coming year...
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#449871 - 01/08/18 07:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
floyd, Those held guitar chords work really well to transition the chord changes. I also like the sparingly used steel and the judicious use of the organ. This is a really strong write and of course I am always very partial to any song that contains the phrase "Sun drenched Key West bar." I believe we both have wasted some time in places like that. The perfect lead and BG vocals propel this powerhouse road trip tune. By the way is there another route that bypasses 95? Or can we find a way to erase that road from our GPS? Might as well throw in I-4 for good measure. Good work on a fine song, Tom


Thanks, Tom. Appreciate all the points you hit on. Always glad to see that you are good with how the steel sits... I look forward to my next Keys visit - hopefully they can rebuild and move on...
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#449954 - 01/08/18 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Might as well throw in I-4 for good measure.


And "3 hours to the nearest Walmart." grin


Huh?


Originally Posted By: Al-David
Originally Posted By: eddie1261
How many more ways can we write about broken hearts?? Yet we all keep finding new ways!!


Eddie hit the nail on the head about lyrics - particularly country lyrics. The hardest challenge for a lyricist is to say what already been said tens of thousands of time but say in a new and engaging way. You seem to always have the knack for doing that - and doing it well.

The chorus is particularly ear-catching for me. And there are so many good lines throughout the song. After two listens, I'm still tapping me feet and humming the melody.

You don't set the bar higher for us, Floyd -- rather, you *ARE* the bar.

Alan


Alan - I certainly appreciate such nice comments. It is always nice to have lyrics appreciated. I considered taking the nickname "The Bar" - but then everyone would expect me to buy the drinks... smile
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#450058 - 01/09/18 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: floyd jane]
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"Thanks, Peter, appreciate that. I do depend on J&B to help lift these things a little higher..."

Very nice of you to say that...but we feel like we are hanging on to a train by a thread...but loving the journey!

We look much forward to your 2018 output.

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#450067 - 01/09/18 07:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Far [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
fantastic write

super performance

pro mix

top notch vocals, you and Janice

love the lines that David S quoted (I won't repost them here)

this is a great song, no doubt about it

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny


Thanks, Kenny. Anytime I can get a "great song" comment out of you, I've gotta be pleased...
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