Atlanta

Posted by: tommyad

Atlanta - 01/23/18 07:31 AM

I found that if I nudged the Mandolin tracks forward or back in a few spots it gave a looser more live feel to the overall sound. Big thanks to all that listen and comment, Tom

https://soundcloud.com/tommyad/atlanta

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Vocals, Electric Guitars, Additional Pedal Steel, Tom Adams

Recorded in Logic Pro X
Plug Ins : Nectar 2, Neutron 2, Ozone 8, Tonal Balance, Waves LinMB, Waves, L3-LL Multi Limiter, Scuffam Amps S-Gear
RealTracks: 1430:Mandolin, Rhythm PopWaltz Ev 180
RealTracks: 1948:Mandolin, Rhythm PopUpliftingAndy Ev16 120
RealTracks: 406:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 136
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Atlanta

I come from a long line of men with too much pride

I used to stand up tall and fight but now I’m not that guy

She’s got first hand knowledge bout the way I used to be

It’s not her problem it’s my legacy



Maybe if I ever get back to Atlanta

She’ll understand why I left that day

It was cold and it wasn't cool

To act like such crazy fool

And leave her all alone and afraid

Maybe if I ever get back to Atlanta

She won’t feel that way



It’s almost like it happened to someone just like me

wonder if it ever will be what it used to be

I am just a poor soul trying to find his way back home

And I can’t fight those memories anymore


Maybe if I ever get back to Atlanta

She’ll understand why I left that day

It was cold and it wasn't cool

To act like such crazy fool

And leave her all alone and afraid

Maybe if I ever get back to Atlanta

She won’t feel that way


Maybe if I ever get back to Atlanta

She’ll understand why I left that day

It was cold and it wasn't cool

To act like such crazy fool

And leave her all alone and afraid

Maybe if I ever get back to Atlanta

She won’t feel that way


©2017 Thomas Adams
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 07:33 AM

another one smack dab over the certer-field fence.

Nice work Tom
Posted by: sslechta

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 08:02 AM

Floyd's advice on bigger drums worked! They sound great in the mix. Good song overall too sir!
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 08:12 AM

Tom,

This is one of my favorites from you...

I love the story and way you make it feel so personal. Production is great and I really like how you use the higher register of your voice on the chorus - very cool stuff!

Bob
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 08:21 AM

Originally Posted By: sslechta
Floyd's advice on bigger drums worked! They sound great in the mix. Good song overall too sir!


I haven't listen to this yet, but had to stop in to say...

Tom is the LAST person needing any advice on how to mix drums. His are ALWAYS mixed at a truly pro level. The best around.
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 09:11 AM

Always enjoy listening to your work, great track!
Posted by: sslechta

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 09:33 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom is the LAST person needing any advice on how to mix drums. His are ALWAYS mixed at a truly pro level.


LOL. Just having fun sir.
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 09:37 AM

Awesome tune Tom. Super vocal and lyric. Guitar is just excellent. Well done
Posted by: P Glaser

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 09:39 AM

I like this a lot, Tommy! Nicely done.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 09:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
another one smack dab over the certer-field fence.

Nice work Tom


Herb said it simply, and said it right!! LOVE THIS!!! Your lyrics are so natural. It is so hard to write in an original way with all of the millions of songs that have been written. But, you make it sound effortless Tom. This is another gem!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: ROG

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 11:02 AM

Hi Tom,

I always thought that I favoured your blues side best, but this just blew me away.

What do you call this stuff? A country power ballad maybe?

Whatever, I loved the whole thing.

Super backing, perfect pedal steel and your vocals just keep getting better and better.

A classic.

ROG.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 11:46 AM

Tom

Liked everything about this, the composition, the lyric, the vocal and the sound - all incredibly professional. You have a knack of coming up with wonderfully accessible music.

Peter
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
another one smack dab over the certer-field fence.

Nice work Tom
Herb, Thanks, I keep swinging at curveballs and hope I connect once in a while. Tom
Originally Posted By: sslechta
Floyd's advice on bigger drums worked! They sound great in the mix. Good song overall too sir!
Steve, The real reason my drums are so loud is for years I used to sit behind my Steel on a riser right next to the loudest drummer I have ever heard resulting in 50 percent hearing loss in my right ear. Also my wife sits on that side most of the time contributing to this condition. Actually now it comes in handy when she yells at me. Keep on having fun, Tom
Posted by: Belladonna

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 02:36 PM

Another good ole' country song. Heartfelt and earthy. Good job!
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 03:28 PM

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
another one smack dab over the certer-field fence.

Nice work Tom
Herb, Thanks, I keep swinging at curveballs and hope I connect once in a while. Tom
Originally Posted By: sslechta
Floyd's advice on bigger drums worked! They sound great in the mix. Good song overall too sir!
Steve, The real reason my drums are so loud is for years I used to sit behind my Steel on a riser right next to the loudest drummer I have ever heard resulting in 50 percent hearing loss in my right ear. Also my wife sits on that side most of the time contributing to this condition. Actually now it comes in handy when she yells at me. Keep on having fun, Tom


LOL
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 05:04 PM

Another great song Tom! Every time I listen to your work it makes me realize how much I need to improve my own!! Your lyric in this super along with everything else.... mix, performance and final production! You are a pro! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: HearToLearn

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 06:23 PM

Tom, every time I see your name in the user showcase I get excited. I honestly can't find a weak link in anything you do on here. The lyrics, the melody, the phrasing, the overall feel, the production...and you have to be such a damn nice guy too! C'mon man! Be human, just once for us mortals.

I could listen to this song 1000 times and still want to hear it 1000 more. It's because it feels right to me. I love that in a song.
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Atlanta - 01/23/18 06:33 PM

A great country tune. Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Charlie
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/24/18 04:23 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Tom,

This is one of my favorites from you...

I love the story and way you make it feel so personal. Production is great and I really like how you use the higher register of your voice on the chorus - very cool stuff!

Bob
Bob, Thanks for the nice review. Appreciated, Tom
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Atlanta - 01/24/18 07:10 AM

Wow - you nailed this, Tom! It is perfectly catchy, and just a well written song. The mix sounds extremely professional, and I wouldn't bat an eyelash if I heard this on the radio. The mandolin was an excellent attribute.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing smile
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Atlanta - 01/24/18 10:19 AM


Oh heck yeah.

This one is built like Ford man.

Tough enough!!!

Really loved it.
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Atlanta - 01/24/18 11:11 AM

Tom,
There`s something so genuine in your lyrics- you could milk the regret here but don`t; love that opening verse!
The ringing guitar coming out of the chorus is sweet and the whole production a benchmark for everything done right... not bad for a guy with partial hearing loss!

Robert
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Atlanta - 01/24/18 09:54 PM

Hello, Tom

Powerful country tune!
The melody of chorus clause is really good.
The Pedal Steel you play by yourself is so nice.
It's splendid that you can play pedal steel.
Super vocal and big drums!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Atlanta - 01/25/18 03:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Tom,
There`s something so genuine in your lyrics- you could milk the regret here but don`t; love that opening verse!
The ringing guitar coming out of the chorus is sweet and the whole production a benchmark for everything done right... not bad for a guy with partial hearing loss!

Robert


Finally here for alisten. So glad I did. And yeah - what Robert said! You're just so danged good.

Alan
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/25/18 04:27 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Originally Posted By: sslechta
Floyd's advice on bigger drums worked! They sound great in the mix. Good song overall too sir!


I haven't listen to this yet, but had to stop in to say...

Tom is the LAST person needing any advice on how to mix drums. His are ALWAYS mixed at a truly pro level. The best around.
Thanks for having my back little bro!
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Always enjoy listening to your work, great track!
Thanks Dave, Your latest is extraordinary, Tom
Originally Posted By: sslechta
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom is the LAST person needing any advice on how to mix drums. His are ALWAYS mixed at a truly pro level.


LOL. Just having fun sir.
Fun is a good thing!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Atlanta - 01/25/18 07:29 AM

Tom, when you sing we always feel that you are “the” person in the song. That you have lived the story - not that you are just relating it. Janice mentioned the word “conviction.” Yep.

This is one of those few tunes that take you on a journey, albeit a vignette, of a person’s life that seems so remarkably real. It’s not the least bit contrived due in large part to your vocal and lyric.

And there’s the always present high, very high, production values. And the vocal and instrumental never disappoint.

Janice says she will have the melody in her head all day. And that’s a good thing she also said. smile

J&B
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Atlanta - 01/25/18 08:08 AM

I definitely really dig what you did with the mandolins! It gave this song a really neat sound, and it has that classic country twang!

Good job. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/25/18 02:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome tune Tom. Super vocal and lyric. Guitar is just excellent. Well done
Scott, Thanks I appreciate it, Tom
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Atlanta - 01/25/18 02:09 PM

I always love your pedal steel playing! Great hooks all over!

A brilliant song, production and vocal!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Atlanta - 01/25/18 02:20 PM

"She’s got first hand knowledge bout the way I used to be
It’s not her problem it’s my legacy"

"It’s almost like it happened to someone just like me"

Terrific lines. Excellent write throughout.

A typical Tom Adams tight production. Snappy drums. Sweet steel in all the right spots. Nice vocals and harmonies, sitting just right. Nice guitar touches.

Another in a long line of hits.

fj
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/26/18 04:27 AM

Originally Posted By: P Glaser
I like this a lot, Tommy! Nicely done.
Paul, I'm really glad to see you come by. As I mentioned to you once before I was a big fan of your Uncle Tompall. Thanks for the nice words. Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
another one smack dab over the certer-field fence.

Nice work Tom


Herb said it simply, and said it right!! LOVE THIS!!! Your lyrics are so natural. It is so hard to write in an original way with all of the millions of songs that have been written. But, you make it sound effortless Tom. This is another gem!! Take care. Greg
Greg, Thanks for the great comments, Tom
Posted by: cliftond

Re: Atlanta - 01/26/18 08:42 AM

This is a great song Tom!!!
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/27/18 04:20 AM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Tom,

I always thought that I favoured your blues side best, but this just blew me away.

What do you call this stuff? A country power ballad maybe?

Whatever, I loved the whole thing.

Super backing, perfect pedal steel and your vocals just keep getting better and better.

A classic.

ROG.
Thanks ROG! I call this Appalachian Honky-Tonk. Some might say Alternative Country or Americana. Glad you liked it, Tom
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Tom

Liked everything about this, the composition, the lyric, the vocal and the sound - all incredibly professional. You have a knack of coming up with wonderfully accessible music.

Peter
Peter, I appreciate your comments. That is a really nice thing to say, Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/28/18 05:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Another good ole' country song. Heartfelt and earthy. Good job!
Donna, Love that description "Earthy". Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Another great song Tom! Every time I listen to your work it makes me realize how much I need to improve my own!! Your lyric in this super along with everything else.... mix, performance and final production! You are a pro! Thanks, Torrey
Torrey, Glad you liked it. Big Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Tom, every time I see your name in the user showcase I get excited. I honestly can't find a weak link in anything you do on here. The lyrics, the melody, the phrasing, the overall feel, the production...and you have to be such a damn nice guy too! C'mon man! Be human, just once for us mortals.

I could listen to this song 1000 times and still want to hear it 1000 more. It's because it feels right to me. I love that in a song.

Nice Guy? That all depends on who you ask! Caaron, I appreciate all these wonderful comments, Thank You, Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/29/18 04:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
A great country tune. Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Charlie
Charlie, I’m always glad to hear from you. Thanks, Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/30/18 04:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - you nailed this, Tom! It is perfectly catchy, and just a well written song. The mix sounds extremely professional, and I wouldn't bat an eyelash if I heard this on the radio. The mandolin was an excellent attribute.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing smile
Deryk, Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Tom
Posted by: RnAM

Re: Atlanta - 01/30/18 12:22 PM

Very good work on this one Tommy.
So melodic, top notch chord progression and the transition to the chorus is great.

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Atlanta - 01/30/18 08:55 PM

great idea with the mandolin tracks

super production, everything sounds so good

another pro song

good write

Kenny
Posted by: RichMac

Re: Atlanta - 01/30/18 09:29 PM


Lovely song Tom and it rocks.

Appalachian Honky Tonk eh.
Hmmm. Like it much. Another listen.

Cheers.
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/31/18 04:14 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Oh heck yeah.

This one is built like Ford man.

Tough enough!!!

Really loved it.
Ford? Nah, GMC man! Worked for them and drove em many years now. Thanks for the listen, Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 01/31/18 04:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Tom,
There`s something so genuine in your lyrics- you could milk the regret here but don`t; love that opening verse!
The ringing guitar coming out of the chorus is sweet and the whole production a benchmark for everything done right... not bad for a guy with partial hearing loss!

Robert
Robert, thanks for the kind remarks about the lyrics. I spend some time trying to make them sound natural, Tom
Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Tom

Powerful country tune!
The melody of chorus clause is really good.
The Pedal Steel you play by yourself is so nice.
It's splendid that you can play pedal steel.
Super vocal and big drums!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Glad you liked it! Tom
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Tom,
There`s something so genuine in your lyrics- you could milk the regret here but don`t; love that opening verse!
The ringing guitar coming out of the chorus is sweet and the whole production a benchmark for everything done right... not bad for a guy with partial hearing loss!

Robert


Finally here for alisten. So glad I did. And yeah - what Robert said! You're just so danged good.

Alan
Al, Thanks and glad you made it by, Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 02/01/18 03:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Tom, when you sing we always feel that you are “the” person in the song. That you have lived the story - not that you are just relating it. Janice mentioned the word “conviction.” Yep.

This is one of those few tunes that take you on a journey, albeit a vignette, of a person’s life that seems so remarkably real. It’s not the least bit contrived due in large part to your vocal and lyric.

And there’s the always present high, very high, production values. And the vocal and instrumental never disappoint.

Janice says she will have the melody in her head all day. And that’s a good thing she also said. smile

J&B


This song was a composite of my life and a friend of mine who left his girlfriend high and dry in Atlanta and later regretted it. So it's easy to become invested in the lyric. Thanks for all the nice things you said, Tom
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I definitely really dig what you did with the mandolins! It gave this song a really neat sound, and it has that classic country twang!

Good job. Thanks for sharing.
Thank You Ember! Tom
Posted by: Biglad

Re: Atlanta - 02/01/18 07:47 AM

Love this tommy ,great track ans production.i can hear a tom petty influence on it.as always a really enjoyable song
cheers john
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 02/02/18 05:59 AM

Originally Posted By: gruverider
I always love your pedal steel playing! Great hooks all over!

A brilliant song, production and vocal!
Thanks Lawrence, Tom
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
"She’s got first hand knowledge bout the way I used to be
It’s not her problem it’s my legacy"

"It’s almost like it happened to someone just like me"

Terrific lines. Excellent write throughout.

A typical Tom Adams tight production. Snappy drums. Sweet steel in all the right spots. Nice vocals and harmonies, sitting just right. Nice guitar touches.

Another in a long line of hits.

fj
There wasn't a lot of lines in this one so I tried to make them count. Thanks for taking the time to quote a few of them, Tom
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: Atlanta - 02/02/18 07:11 AM

It's such a joy to hear a well-written lyric. Enjoyed this one.


Regards,


Bob
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 02/03/18 04:56 AM

Originally Posted By: cliftond
This is a great song Tom!!!
Thanks, I appreciate that, Tom
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
great idea with the mandolin tracks

super production, everything sounds so good

another pro song

good write

Kenny
Thanks Kenny. Waiting on your next one, Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 02/04/18 04:25 AM

Originally Posted By: RichMac

Lovely song Tom and it rocks.

Appalachian Honky Tonk eh.
Hmmm. Like it much. Another listen.

Cheers.
Richard, Thank you much, Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Atlanta - 02/04/18 04:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Biglad
Love this tommy ,great track ans production.i can hear a tom petty influence on it.as always a really enjoyable song
cheers john
Brad, I appreciate you stopping by and commenting, Tom
Originally Posted By: 90 dB
It's such a joy to hear a well-written lyric. Enjoyed this one.


Regards,


Bob
Bob, Thanks so much for commenting on the lyric. Coming from you it means a lot, Tom
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Atlanta - 03/03/18 10:03 PM

Tom,

In a word, this is truly...



At 7:00 am here on Sunday morning, the sound that was radiating from my speakers was awesome. The opening with the drums made me sit up and pay attention and, for the rest of the song, I just sat there transfixed at the 24-carat-gold quality I was hearing.

I cannot recall when you sounded better than this. Each and every element in this arrangement, performance, mix and production sits so very comfortably with all other elements. At the end of this musical journey, I sat there thinking, "I think Tom has just moved into musical guru status!"

I'm heading back for another listen now!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Jim

Re: Atlanta - 11/20/18 01:21 PM

You've written a pretty solid country song... I like the lyric "It was cold and it wasn't cool To act like such crazy fool"... Good job on this one!
Posted by: Crossroads

Re: Atlanta - 11/21/18 04:33 AM

Tommy,

what a nice tune, love that catchy chorus.Might happen that I'm going to hum it for the rest of the day. Love it.

All the best,

Stefan