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#455637 - 02/04/18 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: floyd jane]
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Another winner!

I loved the bongo country combination. Excellent work!

This is a keeper.
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#455751 - 02/05/18 08:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: gruverider]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Tempo is everything regarding the feel of a song. As you once said even a few bpm's makes a difference. This is a big jump in tempo and the results showcase a huge difference in the conveyance of the lyric. Way mo betta than the previous versions. Good use of the cello and a light sprinkling of steel in all the right spots. Nicely done in all writing, production and performance aspects. The best part and a real lesson to us all is how you took a good song and elevated it to a really good song, Tom


Did I say that?... Thanks, Tom - appreciate the listen...


Originally Posted By: gruverider
Really good write. Powerful word play. Creative use of percussion to set the mood. And smooth flow in the arrangement.

great song!


Lawrence - thanks - coming from you that sits well... smile
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#455930 - 02/06/18 03:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd,

I don't remember this song, but I love what you have done here... Your delivery as always is flawless and the production is so crisp. The congas are an excellent touch for the drums.

Again, loved it.

Bob


Appreciate that, Bob...
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#455952 - 02/06/18 05:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: floyd jane]
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Brilliant rendition! Those congas were a real stroke of genius cool
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#456162 - 02/07/18 05:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, floyd

I never heard the original but this one is really nice!
Conga is very effective.
Your vocal is very pleasant as usual.

It is fun to recreate old works.
I also often remake my old works.
Because the style of the song does not overlap with the current myself.
But it is difficult to judge which one is better by myself.
So I also post it to this forum.

Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Shigeki Adachi - Thanks for that nice comment...



Originally Posted By: RnAM
That must have been just before we joined here.
Love the song, but a little bit more verb on the vocal would have been nice, but that's just our opinion smile

Rob and Anne-Marie

Thanks, y'all. A bit more reverb could work. But I do like that the amount here makes the vocal a little more "intimate"...
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#456167 - 02/07/18 05:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd..... nice one.

This is kind of like the "unplugged" version. I don't recall the original but regardless, this one nails it nicely.
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#456421 - 02/08/18 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
great one,

love the write, flows effortlessly

nice bridge

enjoyed,

Kenny


Thanks, Kenny... about time for your next one, isn't it? You've been on a real tear lately...


Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - you nailed this! From the simple structure, to the passionate vocals, to the off kilter drums - this is a truly unique, and just a great song. It’s an ear worm in the most sophisticated way, if that makes any sense. I don’t listen to a lot of country - but this sort of style within the genre is what really draws me in. It sounds sincere and heartfelt, both in the music and the vocal delivery. The lyrics are the cherry on top.


You outdid yourself - thanks so much for sharing this smile


Deryk - what a truly nice review of this - in all regards. I really appreciate that... thank you!
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#456589 - 02/09/18 05:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
floyd,

I found this version of your song a wonderful listen.

The mood that you’ve managed to create is one of reflection edged with sentimentality and wistfulness. At no time, though, do these words become weighted with either regret or bitterness. The topic matter has certainly been handled with adept penmanship.

The lyrics, your singing, the melody and the arrangement all work together like the sections of a classical orchestra and create a really fine and very satisfying overall musical journey for the listener. The clarity of the final mix is outstanding. There is no hint of muddiness nor harmonic ambiguity anywhere. At the end of the song, I simply sat there pondering everything you’d sung and how you'd presented it. That’s a wonderful testament to your abilities.

The singer/songwriter feel that, at least to my ears, seems to be the foundation stone upon which the presentation is built is an extraordinarily good choice for the production. It boosts the song's ability to resonate with sincerity and honesty.

Through my speakers, everything that I heard was




Not so long ago, I was reading through an article on literary terminology and one of the topics that I’d just finished reading when I first listened to your song was about Connotation. This is to do with choosing words appropriately to help amplify meaning of surrounding words. As I’m sure anyone who reads this can appreciate, this is the proverbial ‘bread and butter’ of lyric writing. Maybe it was because of my reading that when I heard “Everlasting red” in the first verse, light bulbs flashed inside my mind. This is SUCH a good use of connotation.

The classic image of names in a red lipstick heart; not just an ordinary red lipstick heart, though. This shade is called ‘everlasting’ red! What a skilled play on words, too! The sense of ‘everlasting’ as the lipstick is permanent as well as the love that the heart conveys. Most importantly, though, "everlasting" is the pivot to "forever" and amplifies and foreshadows the hook so incredibly well. However I look at it, this is connotation at its very, very best.

Once again, I have thoroughly enjoyed the musical and lyrical journey on which you have taken me. Thank you.

All the best,
Noel


Noel - your thoughts on songs are always in-depth, perceptive and enlightening... And pleasing to the writer! This is a delight. Thank you. You are such an asset to this forum - and to us all...
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#456770 - 02/10/18 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Two thumbs up from me.


Regards,


Bob


Thank ya, Bob...


Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
There’s so much packed in a relatively short lyric. A very memorable hook supported by rich imagery, e.g., “lipstick heart.”

Janice said the entire song reminds her of James Taylor. She further says it reminds her of his album “Gorilla.”

It’s remarkable how different the latest version is and how well it speaks the same lyric - heartbreaking still...even more so.

This version really "rips the paint right off of your heart" as Randy used to say.

J&B


Appreciate all of that, y'all... interestingly, I never really listened to Gorilla... I might have to go find it...
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#456777 - 02/10/18 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))


Love this !
Must be one of your absolute
best ! If I had to pick out
my favourite among your
splendid tunes it would be
very, very difficult as they
are so very good all of them !!!

Cheers
Dani

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#456921 - 02/11/18 04:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Another winner!

I loved the bongo country combination. Excellent work!

This is a keeper.


Thanks, Mario...


Originally Posted By: Icelander
Brilliant rendition! Those congas were a real stroke of genius cool


Icelander - nice of you to drop in....
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#457146 - 02/12/18 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be - (NEW) [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Floyd..... nice one.

This is kind of like the "unplugged" version. I don't recall the original but regardless, this one nails it nicely.

Thanks for the listen, Herb...


Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Floyd !:))


Love this !
Must be one of your absolute
best ! If I had to pick out
my favourite among your
splendid tunes it would be
very, very difficult as they
are so very good all of them !!!

Cheers
Dani

smile Thanks, Dani...
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