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#455622 - 02/04/18 12:31 PM [User Showcase] One (Acoustic Version)
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One (Acoustic Version)

I showcased the original version of this song in early 2017 (http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=60316&Number=410049#Post410049 ).

That version was rock oriented, but Miira's voice did not come to its full potential in it. Miira made a better vocal track later but it was not used because it would not have changed much. Then one day accidentally an idea hit my mind that this song should be performed with the accompaniment of an acoustic piano. I noticed how well it worked, so I added couple of simple acoustic instruments and this version was born.

Because this new version is radically different than the original, and I think also better both musically and vocalwise, I want to share it with you. The message of the song is still valid, you can think that 'one' could mean this forum.

Some of you compared Miira's voice and singing style in the original version to the Cranberries vocalist Dolores O'Riordan. Since Dolores died a while ago, this version is dedicated to her memory.

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Real Tracks:
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Acoustic bass #2475
Acoustic guitar #1595, #2916
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Vocals: Miira (audio harmonies in some parts generated by BIAB)

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Lyrics:

You don't need a crowd to praise you
when you play guitar
You only need one to tell you
how important you are
you only need one to find you
among brighter stars
to show you your worth
you are her caviar.

Often I look for more favor
but I am too blind to see my own greed
one is enough for the blessing of life
I already have what I really need.

You don't have to live from the likes
of the virtual mind
you only need one whose feedback
is thoughtful and kind
you only need one who follows
the path you've designed
who's honest and real
and won't leave you behind.

[Chorus]

I still cling to the fleeting moments
those time grains in a sandglass,
I should seek the rare things
that won't go with the first tide
dissolve when decades pass
but stay by your side.

Are you the one not afraid of
throwing herself out off the safe ground?
Are you the one who wants to dive deep
knowing there's a pearl waiting to be found?

-----
Janne

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#455641 - 02/04/18 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan

Because this new version is radically different than the original, and I think also better both musically and vocalwise, I want to share it with you. The message of the song is still valid, you can think that 'one' could mean this forum.

-----
Janne


Janne, I agree 100%. This is outstanding and Mira sounds tremendously better in this version. I also like the arrangement and instrument selections a lot better.

Two thumbs up.
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#455650 - 02/04/18 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
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Wow, what a difference! Both versions were good, however I do significantly prefer this one. The style of the song just matches the lyrics and vocal style so well here. Fantastic job!
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#455794 - 02/05/18 11:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: jannesan

Because this new version is radically different than the original, and I think also better both musically and vocalwise, I want to share it with you. The message of the song is still valid, you can think that 'one' could mean this forum.

Janne, I agree 100%. This is outstanding and Mira sounds tremendously better in this version. I also like the arrangement and instrument selections a lot better.

Two thumbs up.


Thanks Mario, I appreciate your very positive words smile I'm glad you prefer this version, it is strange that it took me 6 months to realize that I could make this kind of an arrangement.

Janne

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#455797 - 02/05/18 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: Ember - PG Music]
jannesan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Wow, what a difference! Both versions were good, however I do significantly prefer this one. The style of the song just matches the lyrics and vocal style so well here. Fantastic job!


Thanks Ember for your kind feedback smile Yes, the difference is really striking, same song, but totally different style. I'm really happy that you find that the lyrics match the style better here.

Janne

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#455803 - 02/05/18 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
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I don't know that I would go about comparing the two versions, but I think this is gorgeous.

I love the vocal and the simple instrumentation.

It reminds me of latter day Bjork in a way (e.g. Utopia), and I mean that as a huge compliment.

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#455805 - 02/05/18 12:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
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That is a terrific arrangement and it well showcases the vocal.

Enjoyed it.

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#455812 - 02/05/18 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
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Hi Janne and Miira.

Beautiful song . Thumbs up from here.
I particularly like this.

"Often I look for more favor
but I am too blind to see my own greed
one is enough for the blessing of life
I already have what I really need."

Great when lyrics ring so true.
Cheers.
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#455999 - 02/06/18 10:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: David Snyder]
jannesan Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
I don't know that I would go about comparing the two versions, but I think this is gorgeous.
I love the vocal and the simple instrumentation.
It reminds me of latter day Bjork in a way (e.g. Utopia), and I mean that as a huge compliment.


Thanks David for your gorgeous words smile Bjork reference is surely a huge compliment laugh

Janne

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#456007 - 02/06/18 11:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
Noel96 Offline
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Janne,

Miira sounds magical singing against the piano accompaniment. I thoroughly enjoyed listening. You've done a really good job creating this acoustic arrangement.

Yet another fine creation to add to your ever-growing songbook!

All the best,
Noel
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#456026 - 02/06/18 12:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
Guitarhacker Offline
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I don't recall the first version, maybe it was so different from this version.

Anyway, this version is really well done and good.

Sometimes simple is better. We have all these tracks and want to use them, but paring back to the basics sometimes is the absolute best way to go and this proves that.

Nice work and well done.
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#456035 - 02/06/18 12:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
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Excellent performance and arrangement.
Super vocal as usual.

Great harmony.

Sergio.


P.S. I am still working... smile
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#456447 - 02/08/18 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: Janice & Bud]
jannesan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
That is a terrific arrangement and it well showcases the vocal.

Enjoyed it.

J&B


Thanks Janice and Bud for your positive feedback, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our song smile

Janne

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#456449 - 02/08/18 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: RichMac]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
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Originally Posted By: RichMac

Beautiful song . Thumbs up from here.
I particularly like this.
"Often I look for more favor but I am too blind to see my own greed
one is enough for the blessing of life I already have what I really need."
Great when lyrics ring so true.
Cheers.


Thanks RichMac, I appreciate your kind words, glad you liked the lyrics, it's good to remember those quoted lines when you feel let down because there is not enough likes etc.

Janne

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#456453 - 02/08/18 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
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This one does really showcase the vocals. Nice song and lyrics.

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