FOOL'S GOLD

Posted by: BIGALTX

FOOL'S GOLD - 08/18/18 09:48 AM

This is my first song posting on this Forum.
The music was done 100% on BIAB.
I used several instrument styles to accomplish this feel.
Like "Driving British Rock Guitars", and a Celtic fiddle.
Lyrics below.
Enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/user-791803839/fools-gold

FOOL'S GOLD is available TODAY on:

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Here are the particulars:

There are 13 or 14 BIAB music tracks on Fool's Gold.
Banjos, Dist Guitars, and Fiddles are not listed below.

****** BIAB Song Summary *************
Title: FOOL'S GOLD
File: Fool's Gold-Dm.SGU
Key=Dm , Tempo 105, Length (m:s)=3:16
No intro. 82 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 82. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 335 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Time signature,
Style is _DRVBRIT.STY (Driving British Rock Guitars )

RealTracks in style: 1827:Bass, Electric, PopModernGrooveA-B Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 1606:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: 677:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockBritDriving Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 680:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockBritSoulful Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1787:Fiddle, Background Pop16ths Ev 085 (Outside)
RealTracks in song: 1609:Mandolin, Rhythm Pop16Sync Ev 110
RealDrums in style: RockBritDrivingEv16^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Recorded using Reaper DAW.

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"FOOL'S GOLD"

Lyrics:

They said go west young man, and, if you have a plan,
You'll find fame and fortune on every corner.
But I soon came to see, things ain't always as they seem.
And what I thought was paydirt was just a flash in the pan.

Only Fool's Gold. It's all I've ever seen.
Nothin' but Fool's Gold is meant for me.
I've been grub-steaked, half-baked in a California sun,
And home I come,
With nothin' but Fool's Gold.

Now, I'm on my way back from where I came.
And in my pockets all I find is empty.
'Cause a better place and time is only in your mind.
And California won't give up her mother lode.

Only Fool's Gold. It's all I've ever seen.
Nothin' but Fool's Gold is meant for me.
I've been grub-steaked, half-baked in a California sun,
And home I come, Home I come.

Instrumental Bridge:

Nuthin' but Fool's Gold. It's all I've ever seen.
Nothin' but Fool's Gold is meant for me.
I've been grub-steaked, half-baked in a California sun,
And home I come,
With nothin' but Fool's Gold.




Posted by: floyd jane

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/18/18 11:29 AM

Alan,

Welcome to the Showcase... a very nice entrance...

Nice use of BIAB. A well recorded vocal. And a very good mix... I'd guess this isn't you first BIAB song. Well done.

Enjoyed the listen...

fj
Posted by: dani48

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/18/18 11:35 AM

Hi, Alan !

Welcome to the forum !
To be your first this
sounds perfectly ready
to go right to the top !:))

I particularly liked your
layered vocals !

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: RnAM

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/18/18 12:51 PM

Welcome to the forum!

This is very good first song, great music and vocals.
We especially like the chorus!
Go on like this, please...

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: PeterF

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/18/18 05:56 PM

Welcome to the forum.

I agree this is very good first song and the chorus is particularly nice.
Nice vocal and good use of the band.

Peter
Posted by: dcuny

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/18/18 09:33 PM

Welcome to the forum!

The first thing I noticed was the stereo separation on instruments. Nice fiddle and mandolin. Well sung. Punchy chorus - I like the harmonies on "Nothing but Fool's Gold". Solid mix, good use of instruments.

Nice song.
Posted by: rayc

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/18/18 10:00 PM

Cool stuff.
If you like the combo of driving Brit rock and Celtic embellishment have a listen to Horslips - Book of Invasions, The Tain and the Man Who Built America.
You've recorded your vocals really well. What was your signal chain and processing?
Posted by: GocartMoz

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/19/18 04:09 AM

Nice job. Loved how the song moved along from start to finish with a nice lift in the chorus. Excellent write. Thank you for sharing. Welcome to the forum.

Dave
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/19/18 08:01 AM


Hi Alan,

Welcome to the forum.

Yes this is a really a great entrance for sure.

The mix and production is outstanding. I sure look forward to more!

Super job and great vocals.
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/19/18 08:40 AM

Welcome to the forum, and to the Showcase! This was a really wonderful first entry. You should be proud of yourself. Wonderful use of the RealTracks!
Posted by: BIGALTX

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/19/18 12:09 PM

I do love me some Band In A BOX!
Posted by: MarioD

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/19/18 01:03 PM

Welcome Alan to the showcase and forums.

This is one hell of a first entry! You must have some pro mixing and playing experience in your past.

This is pro all the way. This is real gold!
Posted by: BIGALTX

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/19/18 04:05 PM

On Lead Vocal:

VST REA TUNE
VST REA EQ
VST RE COMPRESSOR
JS DE-ESSER
VST GW VOICE CENTRIC
VST CLA VOCALS
VST CENTER STEREO
JS MASTER LIMITER

I really like the CLA Plugin effects I have.
All recorded with Reaper DAW
Posted by: Deej56

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/19/18 05:40 PM

BIGALTX,

First off, welcome to BIAB! I’m pretty much a newbie myself, but I think you’ll find this a very receptive and supportive forum.

Not sure if this is your first foray into BIAB software, but if it is I’m pretty jealous—you’ve done some really nice things here. For me, the opening was a bit too fast and loud—like being slung right off into a tornado—so, and this is just my two cents, think about opening up a little more softly and building from there.

LIke the lyrics—they carry the tune well. I’m not familiar with the phrase “grub-steaked” but no matter—the meaning comes through. Oh, and by the way, very nice vocal. Really enjoyed my listen.

All the best,

Deej
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/20/18 07:34 AM

Welcome to the forums Alan! A really powerful first submission too. The harmonies on the chorus are unreal, and the lyrics are really intriguing and full of imagery. That aside, the mix is crisp and sounds super professional.

Looking forward to hearing more from you - thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: jannesan

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/20/18 11:59 AM

Welcome to the forum. This is a great song growing to the end, sort of Irish rock, I really like the fiddle and mandolin combination. The chorus is very catchy and your vocals sound excellent.

Janne
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/20/18 01:53 PM

Alan,
Welcome to the forum!
A very energetic song, well sung and produced as others have said.
I like the Gold Rush theme and blend of styles.
Well done.

Robert
Posted by: BIGALTX

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/21/18 11:20 AM

It's an old "Gold Miner" term.
Maybe I watch too many old westerns smile

grub·stake
ˈɡrəbstāk/Submit
NORTH American informal
noun
1.
an amount of material, provisions, or money supplied to an enterprise (originally a prospector for ore) in return for a share in the resulting profits.
verb
1.
provide with a grubstake.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/21/18 12:08 PM

Great entry song! It sounds like this ain't your first rodeo.

We enjoyed the RT choice, the arrangement, the vocals and the clean production.

Welcome!

J&B
Posted by: Scott C

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/21/18 05:27 PM

Welcome to the forum. This is an excellent song. Super vocal and backtrack. Well done..
Posted by: BIGALTX

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/23/18 03:53 PM

Just checked out your Soundcloud page.
Liked "Big Paper Bible" a lot.
Left a comment.
alan
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/23/18 04:33 PM

Alan, that was a great debut here in the forum! It sure sounds like you know your way around BIAB very well. Great song and performance! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: FOOL'S GOLD - 08/23/18 05:38 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

Welcome to the Showcase... a very nice entrance...

Nice use of BIAB. A well recorded vocal. And a very good mix... I'd guess this isn't you first BIAB song. Well done.

Enjoyed the listen...

fj


Yes, a very good song!! Some great lines, catchy music, and strong production. You do sound like you've been writing a while. Enjoyed it! Welcome!! Take care. Greg