ISABEL

Posted by: Torrey Bliss

ISABEL - 10/07/17 10:38 AM

https://soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss/isabel

I was kind of in a Beatles mood when I wrote this a couple of days ago. Hope somebody enjoys it

BIAB
Drums - Rock Hard Shuffle
Strings - 2061 Rhythm Pop Country SW 120
Guitar - 2753 Electric Rock Heavy Shuffle Murray A-B SW 120
Guitar - 2750 Electric Rock Heavy Shuffle Craig SW 120

Me
Vocals
Bass
Electric Lead Guitar
Acoustic Guitar Rhythm
Synths

Third Party
Piano

Isabel
Words and music by
Torrey Bliss copyright 2017 BMI

You never could imagine
You were the center of attraction
To me you were a queen

Then we ended up together
With a love to last forever
But lately I have seen


That there's a longing in your eyes
Telling what your voice denies

Isabel you'd never leave me
But you never tell me that you need me
You have learned to hide your feelings oh so well
You have a dream that you must follow
Of a fairytale promised tomorrow
You hope it will come true but only time will tell

You said you couldn't help but wonder
What's left to be discovered
If you could just be yourself

You’ve given more than taken
Now you've been awakened
To desires you've never felt

What could I do to keep your love
Oh would it ever be enough
Posted by: Noel96

Re: ISABEL - 10/07/17 03:55 PM

Torrey,

This is outstanding. The sound, your singing, your melody, your lyrics, everything, they're all superb.

When I opened the thread, I immediately clicked on the Soundcloud link. I do this because I always like listening to songs without any preconceived ideas that often find their way into my thinking if I read the back story beforehand. I always read what the composer has written after I hear the song.

Because of my above process, I had no idea that this was conceived in a 'The Beatles' frame of mind and, as I sat listening, I kept thinking thoughts like: "This sounds just like it's one of The Beatles songs"; "He's really captured The Beatles sound, their arrangement style, their melody and chords really, really well"; "definitely The Beatles"; etc.

Then, after listening, when I returned and read what you'd written, I discovered your reference to The Beatles. I have to say, you channelled them incredibly well! You've captured the musical flavour of this iconic group perfectly! Outstanding.

I thoroughly enjoyed your track... start to end.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: ISABEL - 10/07/17 05:10 PM

Torrey,
The intro threw me until I read your Beatles inspiration - its clever and the drums coming in are totally Ringo!
The whole idea is followed through extremely well and the arrangement has polish - can`t think of a better word, its so well crafted.
Your voice sounds different on this song, but then the whole sound is unlike anything I`ve heard from you before.
I almost forgot to say -the song is very catchy!
Well done.

Robert
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: ISABEL - 10/07/17 08:25 PM

Man, a newly discovered Jeff Lynn track featuring Brian May!

I love this

You have an enormous range with a ton of talent

I wish that I could do what you do,

awesome!

Kenny
Posted by: Al-David

Re: ISABEL - 10/07/17 09:43 PM

Hi Torrey,

Everybody has already said what I was thinking. But I'll repeat some of it as it's deserved.

Perfect channeling of the Beatles. Sounds like something from their 1964-1965 era. Everything about this is so danged good. What a treat! You never fail to amaze me with your productions. Love the tempo change and near acapella about 2/3 through. Fantastic work!

Alan
Posted by: lambada

Re: ISABEL - 10/07/17 09:54 PM

To me, it has a strange sort of Bowie like vocal and a Genesis feel. Certainly UK 70's. Lou Reed? Most enjoyable.
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 02:08 AM

Absolutely excellent work.

Yes, Beatles influence, but also Freddy Mercury could be in there somewhere.

The vocal quality is sensational, and has assisted to lift the production to a very high standard.

Not a weak link anywhere.

Most enjoyable, yes, absolutely.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 09:41 AM

WOW! Torrey...

This is STUNNINGLY good! An extraordinary piece of writing - lyrically and (especially) musically.

The arrangement and production are absolutely Top Notch. And the vocals are every bit a match for that...

You must have spent considerable time getting the drums to do those long fills? Incredibly well done!

This is one of the best pieces that have ever been presented here (and that is saying a lot!)

A truly GREAT listen!!!

A big ZOWIE.

floyd
Posted by: PeterF

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 10:18 AM

Torrey
I’m currently on holidays in the US (looking forward to a Maine lobster tonight) so not ideal for listening on poor wifi on the iPad but given the reaction I had to listen. Truly amazing stuff. The Brian May guitar sound was superb as was the whole composition.
Excellent work.

Peter
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 11:22 AM

back again, had to hear it a few more times

if we had a hall of fame for songs posted here,

this should go in immediately

it's a super recording of a tremendously good song

on todays listen I hear the drum sounds of Ringo on

early John Lennon solo career songs - powerful.

I still hear Jeff Lynne doing his Lennon voice

I love this kind of song and sound so much

thanks for sharing with us

Kenny
Posted by: jannesan

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 12:38 PM

This has really classic pop rock sound, melody and chording. A 60's and 70's type of song somewhere between the Beatles-ELO-Squeeze. The mixing of drums is fantastic and vocals are great, cool guitar playing. Song to be played loud smile

Janne
Posted by: Scott C

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 01:11 PM

Hey Torrey very cool intro. The beat at the first was very interesting. Loved when you jumped into the first lyric. Super vocal. Excellent job. Guitars were superb
Posted by: MarioD

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 02:05 PM

Yep, Brian May meets the Beatles!

It's all been said.

This is a keeper.
Posted by: Hugh2

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 04:39 PM

Hi Torrey,
Super production,Intro,Vocals Drums and all the Guitar work is a really great listen.Favorite bit is the breakdown.Very talented Hugh
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 05:34 PM

Noel, I appreciate your comments so much! Thanks for obviously taking time to analyze the song and lend such gracious words! I truly appreciate it! T
Posted by: edshaw

Re: ISABEL - 10/08/17 10:17 PM

I especially appreciated the dynamics, if that is the right word.
The music moves, goes someplace, bobs and weaves, riveting.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/09/17 02:19 AM

Robert, thanks for listening and commenting. I appreciate it! T
Posted by: cubanpete

Re: ISABEL - 10/09/17 07:37 AM

Well Torrey, not being a big fan of rock music ever and being the Beatles the ones I really cared back then I sure dig this song. Very well put together and definitely with huge Brit sound to it.

Mike B.
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: ISABEL - 10/09/17 02:35 PM

Wow Torrey.
This is a real retro Beatles meet ELO tune.
Really sounds like George Harrison to me.
I would be so proud of this.
Great production and performance.
Rob
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/09/17 04:31 PM

Thanks for the nice words Robert! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: ISABEL - 10/09/17 11:32 PM

Hello, Torrey

Very tight drums!
As Robert said, the drums coming in are totally Ringo!
Yes, this is Beatles, especially Paul McCartney.
One of songs from Magical Mystery Tour.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: ISABEL - 10/10/17 08:08 AM

At the risk of being redundant....yep, Rubber Soul/Revolver sound.

This is one of the absolute top postings of user playing + RT's/RD's that we've heard. Your guitar, the synths and the bass, yeah the BASS, sound great.

Your vocals and the shuffle groove are infectious to the max.

Tremendous!!!

J&B
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/10/17 04:38 PM

Kenny, I can't thank you enough for all those kind (I feel undeserved) words about my tune! Nevertheless, thanks so much! It means a lot coming from someone as talented as you! Let's keep on rockin' T
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: ISABEL - 10/11/17 06:04 AM


Torrey,

This is a great. A lot of references are being made to other musicians, and I see those, but on this what I really hear the most solidification of a particular artist--and the artist is you.

I say this is the "Torrey" sound and I loved it from beginning to end.
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: ISABEL - 10/11/17 08:03 AM

Wow - just wow, Torrey smile You absolutely nailed this! This wouldn't sound out of place at all alongside all the hits played on the radio. It sounds totally pro, from the songwriting itself down to the mixing and arrangement. As I said - you nailed it, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Thanks so much for sharing - keep up the great work!
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/11/17 04:20 PM

Thanks again Alan! I always appreciate the fact that you listen and comment on my music! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/12/17 02:10 AM

Thanks for checking out the song! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: ISABEL - 10/12/17 08:08 AM

Torrey,

This is incredible.

Would that I had the capacity to express myself beyond that, but I am incapable at present. Suffice it to say that this is impressive. Thoroughly enjoyed it.


Regards,


Bob
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/13/17 02:27 AM

Thanks so much for those nice words! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/14/17 03:57 AM

Thanks Floyd for such encouraging words! Proud to be a part of this forum with you!! T
Posted by: RnAM

Re: ISABEL - 10/14/17 01:07 PM

Wow Torrey,

Well this sort of quality music is not heard all that often here on the forum!
You sure managed to raise the bar.
1. Super cool intro (where did we hear that before... Wish you were here? grin
2. Beautiful 80s/90s ELO, Travelling Wilburries, Brian Adams influences.
3. Your harmonic guitar lead is excellent!
4. Very pro vocals, as always.

Again, man... did you raise that bar!

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/14/17 02:49 PM

https://youtu.be/czBKNRlU9eA

This is a link to a video I have created for "Isabel" in case anyone would like to see. Thanks for checking it out! Torrey
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/14/17 05:56 PM

Thanks Peter for taking time to give a listen and comment on my song! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: rayc

Re: ISABEL - 10/15/17 05:10 AM

McCartney, Mercury, Lynn are all there in some way as well as Magic Micheal (Little By Little.
I could also hear, in my head, Tom Jones belting this out.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/15/17 04:56 PM

Thanks Janne for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/15/17 04:57 PM

Thanks Scott! I always appreciate your comments! T
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: ISABEL - 10/15/17 07:14 PM

Wow, this is good, Torrey! So well written and performed. Your vocals sound as good as ever. Very well crafted. About the best work you've presented here, and that's saying a lot.

Steve
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/16/17 04:01 AM

Thanks Mario!
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/16/17 01:17 PM

Ed, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: ISABEL - 10/16/17 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Man, a newly discovered Jeff Lynn track featuring Brian May!

I love this

You have an enormous range with a ton of talent

I wish that I could do what you do,

awesome!

Kenny



I agree with Kenny here and in his subsequent quote. Torrey, this is amazingly good. I really hear a lot of great influences here-the best of the 70's! This is Forum Hall of Fame quality. My favorite of so many great ones you've posted!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: ISABEL - 10/16/17 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Torrey,

This is a great. A lot of references are being made to other musicians, and I see those, but on this what I really hear the most solidification of a particular artist--and the artist is you.

I say this is the "Torrey" sound and I loved it from beginning to end.


I'm with David on this. Whenever the two words Torry and Bliss are used in a post I know we're going to hear great vocals, harmonies; a great arrangement production and performance.

Always looking forward to hearing something new from you and never, never disappointed. You're awesome.

Charlie
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/17/17 01:31 AM

Thanks Mike for stopping by to listen and comment! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Samuel Davis

Re: ISABEL - 10/17/17 07:45 AM

Very nice.has kind of a Beatles meets Queen feel to it. Great vocals and harmonies. Got my foot tapping. The break down was a very nice surprise too. Ver well done.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/17/17 04:01 PM

Thanks Rob! I'll gladly take a George Harrison comparison any day! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/18/17 04:32 PM

Thanks Shigeki for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: ISABEL - 10/19/17 03:22 AM

Sorry to be late to the party, been offline for the last three weeks.

I can't add anything new to what has been written, but I enjoyed this very much, great song and performance!
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/19/17 11:51 AM

Thanks J&B!! Those most gracious words of yours are always a big shot of confidence to me!! Thanks so much! T
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: ISABEL - 10/19/17 01:38 PM

This is absolutely fantastic, Torrey! I especially love the guitar work. The lyrics are pretty catchy. It reminds me of a mash up between The Killers and the Beatles. A neat mix!

Thanks for the share.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/19/17 05:45 PM

Thanks so much David for your encouraging words! I appreciate that you took time to listen! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/20/17 01:13 PM

Thanks Deryk for all those positive vibes I appreciate it!! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/21/17 03:22 AM

Thanks Bob for stopping by to listen and comment! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/22/17 02:09 AM

Thanks for listening and commenting Rob! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/22/17 05:08 PM

Thanks rayc for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: ISABEL - 10/23/17 01:44 PM

hi torrey great production love it awesome eric
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/24/17 01:20 AM

Thanks so much Steve! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/24/17 03:17 PM

Thanks Greg for all those positive words!! It's appreciated! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/24/17 05:35 PM

Charlie, thanks for the positive , uplifting words! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/24/17 05:36 PM

Thanks for listening and commenting Sammy! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/24/17 05:37 PM

Thanks once again Dave for your comments! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/24/17 05:38 PM

Ember, thanks for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 10/24/17 05:38 PM

Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment! I appreciate it! T
Posted by: sslechta

Re: ISABEL - 12/29/17 10:45 PM

Hey Torrey, sorry for the late post on this, just discovered your music tonight after seeing a lot of posts from you on the forum. I liked a lot of your rock songs produced this year and this one I seemed to like more than the others. The song gave me a John Lennon "Instant Karma" kind of vibe. Very easy on the ears and awesome production.

Hope you have a great 2018!

BTW, I live a couple of hours down the road in the St. Louis area.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: ISABEL - 12/30/17 07:02 AM

Thanks Steve for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! I live down by Poplar Bluff, about 2 and a half hours away. Torrey