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#475535 - 05/31/18 07:16 AM [User Showcase] Dream
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4749
Loc: Florida
I haven't been too active of late, couldn't be helped. I do listen to everything posted, I just can't comment much.

Here is a song about Space, and our reluctance to reach for it.

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©2012 Robert Randall Burke

What a dream we had
But we let it slip away
We could touch the stars
From a million miles away

But little men with little minds
Came in
And stole the dream away.

Fools rush in
And steal our futures
Where they've been, nobody knows.

What a dream we had
We were going to the stars
What a dream we had
We were on our way to Mars.

But little men with little minds
Came in
And stole the dream away.

Fools rush in
And steal our futures
Where they've been, nobody knows.

Title: Dream 2
File:Dream 2.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 65, Length (m:s)=22:20
No intro. 120 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 120. Repeat x3 choruses
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is =FBL12SP.STY (Lite Pop w/ 12 String Fingerpick)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Strings (49),
RealTracks in style: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 1003:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm ClassicRockPicking Ev16 065
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open




Edited by 90 dB (06/02/18 09:37 AM)
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#475541 - 05/31/18 07:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
cliftond Offline

Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 413
Loc: Alabama
Great song Bob, very well produced, David Gilmore , Pink Floyd vibes here, love the mixing you did to this.

#475544 - 05/31/18 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1204
hi bob love this great work very engaging nice mix thanks for sharing eric

#475596 - 05/31/18 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6277
Loc: Florida
This is GORGEOUS!, Bob...

Your are SUCH a fine songwriter - you say more with a few words than any I've ever known. A real talent. Blows me away every time.

The production on this is every bit a match for the superb writing.
The vocal on this is every bit a match for the superb writing. (Love the processing).

LOVE that stop!

Top shelf stuff, through and through.

Looking forward to the next one!

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#475661 - 05/31/18 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
PeterF Offline

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2444
Loc: Sydney Australia

Superb, wonderful arrangement, some great touches (loved the echo on the vocal)
and a nice melodic solo.
Great song.


#475665 - 05/31/18 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
rsdean Offline

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 3360
Loc: Woodstock, NY

This is beautiful and haunting... Love the arrangement and vocal. Great write!

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#475700 - 06/01/18 03:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
BlueAttitude Offline

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1725
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I hear lots of really good songs on this forum, and every so often I hear something great. This is one of those times!

As far as the subject matter goes, the future seemed so positive after that first moon landing, but then everything basically stopped! I often wonder what the world would be like today if they had kept on going with that line of research instead of finding new and better ways to blow the crap out of each other.

This is really special, Bob! Excellent production, just the right treatment on that vocal. Stop was brilliant! I also like your lead playing, very melodic with great tone.

No worries on commenting on my tune, I am aware of your condition that makes it difficult to type.
Just keep on posting more of these songs please smile

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#475779 - 06/01/18 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
Robertkc Offline

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1736

Very good!I really enjoyed the chord progression on this - yes, Floyd -like as has been noted. You also nailed the vocal with that sense of foreboding coming through.
Inspired ending too.


#475782 - 06/01/18 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 6241
Tremendous. That has been a dream of mine since I was a kid.

The word is overused...but, what the heck, this production is mesmerizing.

It's a wonderful confluence of lyric/vocal with the perfect backing tracks.


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#475808 - 06/01/18 06:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
Rob4580 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2358
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
This is very reminiscent of pink Floyd and David Bowie. Great write. Rob

#475820 - 06/01/18 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3551
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
+1 on What Dave said. This song is in the great category. Just loved your vocal and lyric. I too got the Pink Floyd vibe. Guitar was excellent. Just some very sweet placing...
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#475943 - 06/02/18 11:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 925
Loc: Finland
Beautiful melancholy melody and chording, nice simple arrangement, great vocals and lyrics, superb guitar soloing. Pink Floyd and David Bowie vibes to me also.


#475960 - 06/03/18 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: cliftond]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4749
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: cliftond
Great song Bob, very well produced, David Gilmore , Pink Floyd vibes here, love the mixing you did to this.


Thanks for the kind remarks.


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#475963 - 06/03/18 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3480
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Bob !:))

Such a magic ambient tune
so superbly produced !
I am in awe !

Congrats on this masterpiece !


#476003 - 06/03/18 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: Rob4580]
MarioD Offline

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 11450
Loc: Hamlin NY
Originally Posted By: Rob4580
This is very reminiscent of pink Floyd and David Bowie. Great write. Rob

Everything about this is top shelf. I really liked the stops and the effects on your vocals.
My mind is like my Internet browser: 19 tabs open, 3 of them are frozen & I have no idea where the music is coming from.

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#476017 - 06/03/18 05:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 3259
Loc: Alabama, USA
Everyone has already mentioned the appropriate accolades. Just know I feel the same way. That stop with the perfect amount of decay was terrific. The guitar work, vocal, backing tracks - all stellar. Kudos!

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#476035 - 06/03/18 09:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2387
Loc: Sacramento, California
Wow. Mark Knopfler singing a Pink Floyd song.

The best of all worlds. laugh
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

#476134 - 06/04/18 12:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: F.M.M.]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4749
Loc: Florida

Thanks for the listen and kind comments.


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#476229 - 06/05/18 03:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
ROG Offline

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2614
Loc: York, England
Excellent stuff, Bob.

A million miles away from your usual style and yet still so engaging and accomplished.

I heard Bowie before Pink Floyd, but yes, both in there.

Nice to hear you playing lead up-front - you should do that more often!

Going back for a second listen.

Regards, ROG.

#476329 - 06/05/18 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dream [Re: 90 dB]
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Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3107
Loc: The Netherlands

Surprisingly good. Don't get me wrong, your songs are always good, but this takes everything to a whole new level.
There's great dynamics in this song, some dark atmosphere and really beautiful vocals!

We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

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