London Town

Posted by: PeterF

London Town - 05/30/19 08:43 PM

London Town

Wrote this for a different lyric - the lyricist/vocalist not too impressed so he wrote another lyric to fit.

Leon - Vocal & Lyric
I played guitars and sang a bit.

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London Town

Met a pretty girl in London town
Eyes of green and hair of chestnut brown
Thought my future must have changed
Such was the power of her sweet gaze
We said goodbye and she shed a tear
I said I’ll come again, never you fear

Back at home I told my mother
Told my sister and I told my brother
I have met my one and only
London’s where I must be going

London town
Raised my hopes up so high and then she tore them down

Met a pretty girl in London town
She turned my world all upside down
Just two weeks we spent together
But I thought our love would last forever
I said I’ll come again, don’t you fear
And then we will be married my dear

Back at home I told my mother
Told my sister and I told my brother
I have met my one and only
London’s where I must be going

London town
Raised my hopes up so high and then she tore them down

London town
Raised my hopes up so high and then she tore them down

London town
Raised my hopes up so high and then she tore them down, tore them down
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Posted by: rayc

Re: London Town - 05/30/19 09:23 PM

Cool song.
The 1st phrase of the vocal is buried by the intro leads.
Regarding the leads - they way I hear them in headphones is line left is above my left ear a bit towards my eyebrow and the right is below my right ear.
I reckon the idea is great but I also think they ought to be tighter to be juxtaposed as they are. The lead licks on the left throughout are really tasty and sit well.
It's a terrific song - really enjoyable and a good groove too.
Ace.
Posted by: dcuny

Re: London Town - 05/30/19 09:35 PM

I agree with Ray - the vocal seems buried, especially at the beginning. I'm listening to speakers, not headphones.

Bouncy and fun. I love the way the chorus builds at the end. I expected a fade at 2:50, but why cover up a perfectly good solo? smile
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 07:32 AM

Nice work on this one - flows really well, and though the volumes could be turned up a smidge I still think it's really solid write. Nicely catchy, especially on the hook. If the mix was a bit more concise I could see this being on the radio, no doubt.

Thanks so much for sharing smile
Posted by: Scott C

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 08:30 AM

Very cool song Peter and Leon. Super lyric and vocal. Peter loved your guitar work on the song. Well done... Harmonies were excellent as well :-)
Posted by: Jim

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 10:35 AM

Good collaboration...
A very catchy melody....
I enjoyed the listen...
Any real world truth behind the story? smile
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 11:22 AM

Peter & Leon,

A catchy tune...especially the refrain.

Good guitar stuff throughout - the outro is especially nice.

I agree that the vocal needs a bit more clarity. The vocal frequency and guitar frequencies seem to be about the same place, causing a conflict...

An enjoyable tune. Glad to see y'all back in the swing of things.

fj
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 12:45 PM

Fun song!! A bit of the lighter side of heartache. Catchy melody and nice guitar! Also feel the vocal could come up a bit, particularly in parts. Great guitar outro!! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 02:45 PM

Originally Posted By: rayc
Cool song.
The 1st phrase of the vocal is buried by the intro leads.
Regarding the leads - they way I hear them in headphones is line left is above my left ear a bit towards my eyebrow and the right is below my right ear.
I reckon the idea is great but I also think they ought to be tighter to be juxtaposed as they are. The lead licks on the left throughout are really tasty and sit well.
It's a terrific song - really enjoyable and a good groove too.
Ace.


Thanks Ray - you have good ears. The guitars are panned equally L & R.
Appreciate the review.

Peter
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 04:43 PM

What were the previous lyrics for it? I'm super curious! But really great job with this.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
I agree with Ray - the vocal seems buried, especially at the beginning. I'm listening to speakers, not headphones.

Bouncy and fun. I love the way the chorus builds at the end. I expected a fade at 2:50, but why cover up a perfectly good solo? smile


Listening on near field monitors and I agree.

The guitar parts are very good, nice playing! I also like the backing tracks. Just bring up the vocals.
Posted by: rayc

Re: London Town - 05/31/19 06:52 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterF

Thanks Ray - you have good ears. The guitars are panned equally L & R.
Appreciate the review.
Peter

I THINK frequencies may give the up & down impression but don't really know.
I'll have a listen on near & far fields sometime today.
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: London Town - 06/01/19 12:11 AM

Sounds good. I wasn't really smitten with the lyric at first, but the overall "feel" of the song tilted me toward hearing it as an old tale of holiday love lost with enough time passed to reminisce a bit more light-heartedly. Really liked the solo on the way out.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: London Town - 06/01/19 04:20 AM

Peter / Leon,

A very cool song. I love the pacing and overall feel.

Great job guys!

Bob
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: London Town - 06/01/19 09:12 AM

Cool song Peter! Really dug the overall vibe on this one. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Al-David

Re: London Town - 06/01/19 09:51 AM

Hi Peter & Leon ...

Cools song ... lyric has a catchy lilt. I agree with comments on vocal being a little too soft in the mix. Nicew work by both of you! Best to you ...

Alan
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/01/19 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
I agree with Ray - the vocal seems buried, especially at the beginning. I'm listening to speakers, not headphones.

Bouncy and fun. I love the way the chorus builds at the end. I expected a fade at 2:50, but why cover up a perfectly good solo? smile


Thanks David.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/01/19 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Nice work on this one - flows really well, and though the volumes could be turned up a smidge I still think it's really solid write. Nicely catchy, especially on the hook. If the mix was a bit more concise I could see this being on the radio, no doubt.

Thanks so much for sharing smile


Thanks Deryk.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/01/19 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool song Peter and Leon. Super lyric and vocal. Peter loved your guitar work on the song. Well done... Harmonies were excellent as well :-)


Thanks a lot Scott. Melodyne helps on the harmonies.

Peter
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: London Town - 06/01/19 03:12 PM

hi peterf I enjoyed my listen good arrangement good mix the vocal could come up a bit however great calab here thanks eric
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/02/19 02:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim
Good collaboration...
A very catchy melody....
I enjoyed the listen...
Any real world truth behind the story? smile


Thanks Jim - just a quick write to fit the music no truth to the lyric.

Peter
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: London Town - 06/02/19 10:38 AM

Peter & Leon,
A good carefree pop feel to that refrain- I like the way you build with repeats on the chorus....the highlight for me is those twin leads.

Robert
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: London Town - 06/02/19 02:09 PM

Catchy song, guitar buried the vox but that can be fixed. Would like to hear a revision.
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: London Town - 06/02/19 05:20 PM

Nice song! It could be even better if you could mix the vocal so it gets more upfront. But even if the vocals are a bit in the "mud" it is easy to hear that you have made a great song!

Thanks for sharing!
Will
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/03/19 02:09 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter & Leon,

A catchy tune...especially the refrain.

Good guitar stuff throughout - the outro is especially nice.

I agree that the vocal needs a bit more clarity. The vocal frequency and guitar frequencies seem to be about the same place, causing a conflict...

An enjoyable tune. Glad to see y'all back in the swing of things.

fj


Thanks floyd appreciate the comments and analysis.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/03/19 02:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Fun song!! A bit of the lighter side of heartache. Catchy melody and nice guitar! Also feel the vocal could come up a bit, particularly in parts. Great guitar outro!! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg - the vocal is what you get when the guitarist does the mix!

Peter
Posted by: Deej56

Re: London Town - 06/03/19 07:22 PM

Peter and Leon,

Catchy tune, and like the lyrics. Definitely think the vocal can come more forward just a tad—but that’s an easy adjustment, and then you’ll really have something. Very listenable and engaging. Good luck with this one!

All the best,

Deej
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/03/19 11:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
What were the previous lyrics for it? I'm super curious! But really great job with this.


Ember,
Thanks.
The lyrics are now for a new song I'm still working on.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/03/19 11:04 PM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: dcuny
I agree with Ray - the vocal seems buried, especially at the beginning. I'm listening to speakers, not headphones.

Bouncy and fun. I love the way the chorus builds at the end. I expected a fade at 2:50, but why cover up a perfectly good solo? smile


Listening on near field monitors and I agree.

The guitar parts are very good, nice playing! I also like the backing tracks. Just bring up the vocals.


Thanks Mario.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/03/19 11:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Sounds good. I wasn't really smitten with the lyric at first, but the overall "feel" of the song tilted me toward hearing it as an old tale of holiday love lost with enough time passed to reminisce a bit more light-heartedly. Really liked the solo on the way out.


Thanks - certainly not one of Leon's most profound lyrics just a quickie to go with the backing.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/03/19 11:05 PM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Peter / Leon,

A very cool song. I love the pacing and overall feel.

Great job guys!

Bob


Thanks Bob.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/03/19 11:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Cool song Peter! Really dug the overall vibe on this one. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks a lot Joe.

Peter
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: London Town - 06/04/19 04:02 PM


Well Peter, I certainly enjoyed this.

Great music and a fine lyric as well.

Congrats to you both!
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: London Town - 06/04/19 06:55 PM

Peter&Leon.

Very positive, light hearted song. Listens very well. Guitars are super!
Enjoyed it!

P.S. I read first two comments... about the vocals being buried a bit. I have very (very!) neutral headphones and it sounds good to me, but I probably agree that with slight bass coloring vocals can easily sink.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 03:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Peter & Leon ...

Cools song ... lyric has a catchy lilt. I agree with comments on vocal being a little too soft in the mix. Nicew work by both of you! Best to you ...

Alan


Thanks Alan.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 03:25 AM

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi peterf I enjoyed my listen good arrangement good mix the vocal could come up a bit however great calab here thanks eric



Thanks a lot Eric


Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter & Leon,
A good carefree pop feel to that refrain- I like the way you build with repeats on the chorus....the highlight for me is those twin leads.

Robert


Appreciate the comment on the guitars Robert.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 03:26 AM

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Catchy song, guitar buried the vox but that can be fixed. Would like to hear a revision.


Thanks for the listen.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 03:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Nice song! It could be even better if you could mix the vocal so it gets more upfront. But even if the vocals are a bit in the "mud" it is easy to hear that you have made a great song!

Thanks for sharing!
Will


Thanks Will

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 03:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Deej56
Peter and Leon,

Catchy tune, and like the lyrics. Definitely think the vocal can come more forward just a tad—but that’s an easy adjustment, and then you’ll really have something. Very listenable and engaging. Good luck with this one!

All the best,

Deej


Thanks for the comments appreciated.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 03:27 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Well Peter, I certainly enjoyed this.

Great music and a fine lyric as well.

Congrats to you both!


Thanks David glad you liked it.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 03:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Peter&Leon.

Very positive, light hearted song. Listens very well. Guitars are super!
Enjoyed it!

P.S. I read first two comments... about the vocals being buried a bit. I have very (very!) neutral headphones and it sounds good to me, but I probably agree that with slight bass coloring vocals can easily sink.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.


Thanks Misha appreciate the review.

Peter
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 04:13 AM

Hi Peter,

Nice writing and vocal from Leon and as always tasty guitar work from you, outro solo in particular was fun. Also liked the harmonies.

Good song, enjoyed the listen!
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/06/19 06:37 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Hi Peter,

Nice writing and vocal from Leon and as always tasty guitar work from you, outro solo in particular was fun. Also liked the harmonies.

Good song, enjoyed the listen!


Thanks a lot Dave.

Peter
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: London Town - 06/08/19 02:43 PM

Interesting how the write came about. It's cool to hear a sort of "pop" write from Leon.

We all know he is a fine lyricist and this catchy tune, irrespective of being quickly done, really hangs with you.

Another side, a good one, of the Leon/Peter Team!

And the harmonies and, as always the guitar, were perfecto for the song.

Fun!!!

J&B
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: London Town - 06/10/19 06:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Fun song!! A bit of the lighter side of heartache. Catchy melody and nice guitar! Also feel the vocal could come up a bit, particularly in parts. Great guitar outro!! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg


I agree with all Greg is saying here, love the outro

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/10/19 04:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Interesting how the write came about. It's cool to hear a sort of "pop" write from Leon.

We all know he is a fine lyricist and this catchy tune, irrespective of being quickly done, really hangs with you.

Another side, a good one, of the Leon/Peter Team!

And the harmonies and, as always the guitar, were perfecto for the song.

Fun!!!

J&B


J&B
Thanks for the review and support we both appreciate it.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: London Town - 06/10/19 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Fun song!! A bit of the lighter side of heartache. Catchy melody and nice guitar! Also feel the vocal could come up a bit, particularly in parts. Great guitar outro!! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg


I agree with all Greg is saying here, love the outro

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny


Appreciate the review Kenny,

Peter
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: London Town - 06/13/19 05:12 PM

Peter, this is a neat little tune! I like the chorus/melody! It works really well! Good job on the vocal! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: London Town - 06/22/19 01:57 PM

I really like the chorus on this song. It's a good sing-along. Nice guitar work--it's got a nice bouncy and rollicking feel.