Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt)

Posted by: floyd jane

Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 11:43 AM

A "classic Country duet".

So, I asked my classy Country duet partner to join me for this...


LOVERS' LEAP

in the morning you don't touch me
i don't say goodbye
no notes left on the table
but i can read the signs
what have we gone and done
to this thing we once called love
we were in this together
now what are you thinking of
   
   i don't want to lose you
   put your hand in mine and close your eyes
   love is a leap of faith
   take a lovers' leap with me tonight

we share the sunday paper
but forget to share a kiss
after all we've had together
how'd we ever come to this
there're things we ought to say
we don't say them anymore
how do we find the feelings we were feeling
when we fell in love before
   
   i don't want to lose you
   put your hand in mine and close your eyes
   love is a leap of faith
   take a lovers' leap with me tonight

put your trust in me
it's not too late
we'll put our hearts together
put the pieces back in place
then step off into space
   
   i don't want to lose you
   put your hand in mine and close your eyes
   love is a leap of faith
   take a lovers' leap with me tonight
   love is a leap of faith
   take a lovers' leap with me tonight



The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2448:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2066:Piano, Rhythm NewAgeAnswers Ev16 110
(rendered using 4Front TruePianos)
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Duet Partner: Janice Merritt
(Janice's vocal was recorded and processed by Bud Merritt)


We hope you enjoy it.
Comments always welcome.
Have at it.

fj
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 01:06 PM

Oh man!

It's so good!!!

when Janice comes in on harmony it sounds super

when she comes in on lead vocal on the second verse

I melted, best country song I've heard this year!

and floyd's not too shabby either

a great write, holy mackerel
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 01:24 PM

So beautiful, starts sad and gets hopeful. One of the best I've heard from you.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 02:47 PM

Floyd / Janice,

This is one, if not the most beautiful song I have heard on the forum... It is a tremendous song and the performances are incredible.

This should be Number 1 on the charts - it's that good.

Outstanding!

Bob
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 03:02 PM

Really lovely pairing! I like what you did here. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 03:11 PM

floyd / Janice

Classy indeed! A beautiful production with flawless vocals superbly harmonized.
Love how you two synchronize so seamlessly.
As you say a classic number, with all the elements in place.
A real showcase for the talent on the forum.
Excellent.

Peter
Posted by: rayc

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 03:32 PM

Lovely duet.
Lovely sentiment.
Lovely melody.
Lovely.
Posted by: dcuny

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 03:44 PM

From the opening, it sounds excellent.

The lyrics proclaim it's classic country, the vocal pairing is excellent - of course. Janice is superb as always, and I love the cry in your voice.

Great writing, arrangement and chorus. Piano is especially good.

Love it. laugh
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 04:11 PM

Great work on the vocals you guys.
The production is spot on and lyrics are well constructed.
Well done all involved. Rob
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/22/19 06:47 PM

FJ,
This is probably one of the best duets with Janice from your collection.
Well thought out piece lyrically and musically. Janice is loud and clear on this smile Duet choruses are very strong! Mixing & production is top notch. Congrats to both of you + Bud.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/23/19 04:35 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Oh man!

It's so good!!!

when Janice comes in on harmony it sounds super

when she comes in on lead vocal on the second verse

I melted, best country song I've heard this year!

and floyd's not too shabby either

a great write, holy mackerel


Kenny - Thanks. I appreciate that you mention the write...
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/23/19 11:19 AM


Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Oh man!

It's so good!!!

when Janice comes in on harmony it sounds super

when she comes in on lead vocal on the second verse

I melted, best country song I've heard this year!

and floyd's not too shabby either

a great write, holy mackerel


My heavens Kenny, thank you! I thought it was a great write too and I’m delighted to be part of it. I came to tears when I first heard floyd sing it.

Janice
Posted by: Jim

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/23/19 02:32 PM

A nicely written & performed country tear jerker...
You & Janice share the stage so well...
Both with your lead vocals & harmonies...
I really listening to your creation!
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/23/19 06:12 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
From the opening, it sounds excellent.

The lyrics proclaim it's classic country, the vocal pairing is excellent - of course. Janice is superb as always, and I love the cry in your voice.

Great writing, arrangement and chorus. Piano is especially good.

Love it. laugh


Plus one! This is the best duet I`ve heard on the forum. Move over Garth & Trisha,
Floyd & Janice will take it from here!

Robert
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/24/19 08:09 AM

Wow!

This has to be my new favorite song from you, man those vocals! And then when Janice comes in ..... goosebumps!

Possibly the best country song ever posted on this forum, pure perfection from the write, the performance, and the production.

One to be proud of, well done you two!!
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/24/19 09:29 AM

Nice work Floyd, I really enjoyed the overall tone of this. This sounds very full and I dig the overall timbres. Very captivating lyrics. Great work!
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/24/19 02:46 PM

Love the title, and how it is played off, Love the melody, Love the writing (craft plus feeling equals MAGIC!!!), Love the emotion, Love the sentiment, LOVE Janice's vocal contribution. HATE the fact that I didn't write it!! What a beautiful song!!! If anyone ever makes a Best of BIAB record, this one is goin' on it!!!!! Wonderful job guys!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/24/19 06:34 PM

Such a sad emotional song. Lyrics were so well done. Loved the vocals. Both added so much lament to the song. As Peter said "Classy". Loved the way the song . Vocals were so clear. Well done....
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/25/19 06:53 AM

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
So beautiful, starts sad and gets hopeful. One of the best I've heard from you.


Thanks, TM... appreciate that...
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/25/19 08:31 AM

I could well imagine both of you sharing the same vocal booth...looking into each other's eyes with a mixture of regret and hope. Bud's at the control booth, being all professional and stuff. You're singing the hopes of millions, whether their situation has been a lapse or long-term. Your voices blend and "fit" so well, one to the other.

And I come in to take out the garbage, listen a while and say, "Yep."

Hard to imagine a better song. Way to turn that title phrase into a love song.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/25/19 12:11 PM

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
So beautiful, starts sad and gets hopeful. One of the best I've heard from you.


Thank you! I appreciate you listening and commenting.

Janice

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd / Janice,

This is one, if not the most beautiful song I have heard on the forum... It is a tremendous song and the performances are incredible.

This should be Number 1 on the charts - it's that good.

Outstanding!

Bob


Thank you Bob. We are at our favorite B&B in the mountains sitting on the porch looking at beautiful scenery and it is such a nice time to read what you wrote.

Janice
Posted by: beatmaster

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/25/19 01:47 PM

This was a lovely well written and produced song.

Floyd showing his soft side here, Janice doing her magic on the backing and lead singing.

This was excellent all round and inspires me to get in the wee studio and get some stuff done.

great vocals from both of you and again a brilliant ballad.

Not forgetting Bud ..well done .

Thanks
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/25/19 04:50 PM

Wow - stunning, simply stunning. You two paired beautifully on this. It sounds solemn, delicate, sincere, and lush. The mix is top notch and just adds it to an even higher level.

You should be proud of this one. You really accomplished something beautiful. Thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/25/19 11:17 PM

floyd and Janice,

This is stunning music.

Everything about this -- vocals, arrangement, instruments, melody, harmony, production -- is top class and first rate and then some!

I absolutely love the journey that I've just travelled. What stood out to me most was the clarity of sound that came through my speakers and my headphones. You've sure showed us all how to make 128 kbps mp3s on Soundcloud work a treat.

This is really, really beautiful music and very skilled lyric writing.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/26/19 06:45 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd / Janice,

This is one, if not the most beautiful song I have heard on the forum... It is a tremendous song and the performances are incredible.

This should be Number 1 on the charts - it's that good.

Outstanding!

Bob


Bob - thanks So much for THAT sentiment! Really appreciate it!!
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/26/19 05:14 PM

Classic beautiful country music! A great tune performed flawlessly by two pro's!! That chorus is truly great! Perfect instrumentation presented here! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/27/19 01:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Really lovely pairing! I like what you did here. Thanks for sharing!


I love singing with my musical big brother!

Thank you so much for the kind comments.

Janice
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/27/19 04:29 PM

I'm late and everything that I wanted to say has already been said.

So all I can add is that this is better than anything that is being played on country music stations up here!

Great vocals, lyrics, backing tracks,and mix again. I don't know how you do it but please keep on doing it!

This is top shelf all the way!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/28/19 07:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Really lovely pairing! I like what you did here. Thanks for sharing!


Ember - thanks for dropping in!...


Originally Posted By: rayc
Lovely duet.
Lovely sentiment.
Lovely melody.
Lovely.


Ray - we appreciate that LOVELY review!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/29/19 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
From the opening, it sounds excellent.

The lyrics proclaim it's classic country, the vocal pairing is excellent - of course. Janice is superb as always, and I love the cry in your voice.

Great writing, arrangement and chorus. Piano is especially good.

Love it. laugh


David - thanks for the kind words! We do appreciate it...
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/29/19 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
floyd / Janice

Classy indeed! A beautiful production with flawless vocals superbly harmonized.
Love how you two synchronize so seamlessly.
As you say a classic number, with all the elements in place.
A real showcase for the talent on the forum.
Excellent.

Peter


Thank you Peter. It’s very thoughtful and kind of you to say that. I do love singing with floyd!

Janice


Originally Posted By: rayc
Lovely duet.
Lovely sentiment.
Lovely melody.
Lovely.


Thank you Ray!

Janice
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/29/19 07:13 PM

Not sure what to say ... everything I'm thinking has already been said. Music like this is the foundation of country music. And what a solid foundation this is. I grew up listening to and playing this kind of music. But so little of it was this magical. Known superlatives fall short of adequately describing this.

Floyd, your voice has tinges of Con Hunley who, sadly, we lost a few months back. And Janice is the epitome of classy singing. If this isn't the best example of what country music should be, I don't know what is. Might be the best song on the forum since I've been a member - seriously.

Alan
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/30/19 07:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Great work on the vocals you guys.
The production is spot on and lyrics are well constructed.
Well done all involved. Rob


Rob - thanks for stopping in for a listen..
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 06/30/19 10:50 AM

Short description: beautiful country ballad smile Nice lyrics and impeccable chording, especially in the chorus. Perfect mix and the best possible singers for this kind of music on this forum.

Janne
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/01/19 05:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
FJ,
This is probably one of the best duets with Janice from your collection.
Well thought out piece lyrically and musically. Janice is loud and clear on this smile Duet choruses are very strong! Mixing & production is top notch. Congrats to both of you + Bud.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.


Thanks, Misha.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/01/19 06:00 AM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
From the opening, it sounds excellent.

The lyrics proclaim it's classic country, the vocal pairing is excellent - of course. Janice is superb as always, and I love the cry in your voice.

Great writing, arrangement and chorus. Piano is especially good.

Love it. laugh


Thank you. He really did invite me in on an amazing song!

Janice
Posted by: cliftond

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/01/19 06:29 AM

You both kicked this one out of the Park!!!! love the harmionies
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/02/19 06:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim
A nicely written & performed country tear jerker...
You & Janice share the stage so well...
Both with your lead vocals & harmonies...
I really listening to your creation!


Thanks for the listen, Jim...
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/02/19 07:47 AM

Superb vocals from both of you. Very pleading to the ear. Another quality lyric. This sounds professional from beginning to end.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/03/19 04:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Originally Posted By: dcuny
From the opening, it sounds excellent.

The lyrics proclaim it's classic country, the vocal pairing is excellent - of course. Janice is superb as always, and I love the cry in your voice.

Great writing, arrangement and chorus. Piano is especially good.

Love it. laugh


Plus one! This is the best duet I`ve heard on the forum. Move over Garth & Trisha,
Floyd & Janice will take it from here!

Robert


Robert - thanks for that cool review... we appreciate it..
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/03/19 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Wow!

This has to be my new favorite song from you, man those vocals! And then when Janice comes in ..... goosebumps!

Possibly the best country song ever posted on this forum, pure perfection from the write, the performance, and the production.

One to be proud of, well done you two!!


Well...thanks so much for that, Dave! I'd have to say we ARE proud... smile
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/03/19 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Great work on the vocals you guys.
The production is spot on and lyrics are well constructed.
Well done all involved. Rob


Thank you Rob. Yes, he did write a great song!

Janice
Posted by: edshaw

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/03/19 08:07 PM

The voices work very well together. Timeless message with a creative twist to the story.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/04/19 07:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Nice work Floyd, I really enjoyed the overall tone of this. This sounds very full and I dig the overall timbres. Very captivating lyrics. Great work!


Joe - glad you enjoyed this...
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/04/19 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
FJ,
This is probably one of the best duets with Janice from your collection.
Well thought out piece lyrically and musically. Janice is loud and clear on this smile Duet choruses are very strong! Mixing & production is top notch. Congrats to both of you + Bud.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.


Thank you very much Misha!

Janice

Originally Posted By: Jim
A nicely written & performed country tear jerker...
You & Janice share the stage so well...
Both with your lead vocals & harmonies...
I really listening to your creation!


Thank you Jim. floyd and I have sung together many, many times over the past six years and from the first one on it has been fun and rewarding.

Janice
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/05/19 12:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Love the title, and how it is played off, Love the melody, Love the writing (craft plus feeling equals MAGIC!!!), Love the emotion, Love the sentiment, LOVE Janice's vocal contribution. HATE the fact that I didn't write it!! What a beautiful song!!! If anyone ever makes a Best of BIAB record, this one is goin' on it!!!!! Wonderful job guys!! Take care. Greg


Greg - thanks for this wonderful review!!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/05/19 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Such a sad emotional song. Lyrics were so well done. Loved the vocals. Both added so much lament to the song. As Peter said "Classy". Loved the way the song . Vocals were so clear. Well done....


Thanks. Scott. We appreciate that...
Posted by: Birchwood

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/06/19 01:07 AM

Hi Floyd and Janice,

I cannot surpass others with words of admiration, so I won't even try.
You together had a beautiful performance in this nice, sweet song. I almost had to find me a handkerchief, but a man does not cry...
This cooperation of yours is gold.
But, did you say you sang together for about 6 years? That is also Gold!

Nice weekend,
Hans
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/06/19 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
I could well imagine both of you sharing the same vocal booth...looking into each other's eyes with a mixture of regret and hope. Bud's at the control booth, being all professional and stuff. You're singing the hopes of millions, whether their situation has been a lapse or long-term. Your voices blend and "fit" so well, one to the other.

And I come in to take out the garbage, listen a while and say, "Yep."

Hard to imagine a better song. Way to turn that title phrase into a love song.


Tangmo - thanks for that really nice review... we appreciate it...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/07/19 05:12 AM

Originally Posted By: beatmaster
This was a lovely well written and produced song.

Floyd showing his soft side here, Janice doing her magic on the backing and lead singing.

This was excellent all round and inspires me to get in the wee studio and get some stuff done.

great vocals from both of you and again a brilliant ballad.

Not forgetting Bud ..well done .

Thanks


beatmaster - thanks, we appreciate that... good to see you back around...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/07/19 06:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - stunning, simply stunning. You two paired beautifully on this. It sounds solemn, delicate, sincere, and lush. The mix is top notch and just adds it to an even higher level.

You should be proud of this one. You really accomplished something beautiful. Thanks for sharing smile


Thanks for stopping in for a listen, Deryk...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/08/19 06:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
floyd and Janice,

This is stunning music.

Everything about this -- vocals, arrangement, instruments, melody, harmony, production -- is top class and first rate and then some!

I absolutely love the journey that I've just travelled. What stood out to me most was the clarity of sound that came through my speakers and my headphones. You've sure showed us all how to make 128 kbps mp3s on Soundcloud work a treat.

This is really, really beautiful music and very skilled lyric writing.

All the best,
Noel


Noel - thanks for chiming in! Interesting note on the Soundcloud 128 kbps.... I've come to expect a slight down-grade upon upload, so I seldom even pay attention to it anymore... I've always thought you had to be listening on better-than-average speakers to notice any real difference - AND need a better recording to even make a comparison. So it seldom registers that there is any ral difference...



Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Classic beautiful country music! A great tune performed flawlessly by two pro's!! That chorus is truly great! Perfect instrumentation presented here! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks, Torrey!!


Originally Posted By: MarioD
I'm late and everything that I wanted to say has already been said.

So all I can add is that this is better than anything that is being played on country music stations up here!

Great vocals, lyrics, backing tracks,and mix again. I don't know how you do it but please keep on doing it!

This is top shelf all the way!


Mario - thanks for the nice review!!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/08/19 06:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Originally Posted By: dcuny
From the opening, it sounds excellent.

The lyrics proclaim it's classic country, the vocal pairing is excellent - of course. Janice is superb as always, and I love the cry in your voice.

Great writing, arrangement and chorus. Piano is especially good.

Love it. laugh


Plus one! This is the best duet I`ve heard on the forum. Move over Garth & Trisha,
Floyd & Janice will take it from here!

Robert


Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Wow!

This has to be my new favorite song from you, man those vocals! And then when Janice comes in ..... goosebumps!

Possibly the best country song ever posted on this forum, pure perfection from the write, the performance, and the production.

One to be proud of, well done you two!!


Wow! Y’all are making me blush. Thank you!!!

Janice
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/09/19 07:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Not sure what to say ... everything I'm thinking has already been said. Music like this is the foundation of country music. And what a solid foundation this is. I grew up listening to and playing this kind of music. But so little of it was this magical. Known superlatives fall short of adequately describing this.

Floyd, your voice has tinges of Con Hunley who, sadly, we lost a few months back. And Janice is the epitome of classy singing. If this isn't the best example of what country music should be, I don't know what is. Might be the best song on the forum since I've been a member - seriously.

Alan


Wow, Alan... what a truly humbling review. Such nice things to hear... Really appreciate that. Man! having heard a Con Hunly song in a VERY long time...think I'll head over to YouTube and dig some up!...


Originally Posted By: jannesan
Short description: beautiful country ballad smile Nice lyrics and impeccable chording, especially in the chorus. Perfect mix and the best possible singers for this kind of music on this forum.

Janne


Thanks, Janne! We really appreciate that....
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/09/19 12:00 PM

WOW! What a song!

This is so good, Floyd (as if anything I've heard from you wasn't good). Very well written. Love the message. The band is really spot on. And you and Janice make a perfect duo on this one. (Nice job on producing Janice's vocals by Bud.)

I don't know how I missed this before now. I always look specifically for your work, as I know I will like it. I'm sure glad I heard it today!

Steve
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/09/19 12:23 PM


Floyd and Janice,


This is marvelous. Reminds me of classic country on the level of Johnny Cash and June Carter, grand old Opry style.

I would have said they don't make 'em like this anymore, but you just did!

I agree with all the accolades, and Kenny really nailed it. This is one of the best country duets in a long time!

I will try and get caught up on the forum. Sorry peeps, been a really distracting/distracted time.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/09/19 02:31 PM

Floyd ...

Here's a link to a Con Hunley song where I hear some similarities in Con Hunley's voice and yours. Certainly not "nearly the same", but the vocal nuances, intonation and, to a lesser degree, the vocal grit. His voice is a bit softer than yours, but I still hear the other similarities. I've always thought he had such a great voice. I'd put you in that same category with him.

Alan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ozXS5QpHkQ
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/10/19 07:14 AM

Originally Posted By: cliftond
You both kicked this one out of the Park!!!! love the harmionies


Thanks, Cliff...we appreciate that...


Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Superb vocals from both of you. Very pleading to the ear. Another quality lyric. This sounds professional from beginning to end.


Thanks, EZ!...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/10/19 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: edshaw
The voices work very well together. Timeless message with a creative twist to the story.

Always nice to have you drop by, ed...thanks...


Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Floyd and Janice,

I cannot surpass others with words of admiration, so I won't even try.
You together had a beautiful performance in this nice, sweet song. I almost had to find me a handkerchief, but a man does not cry...
This cooperation of yours is gold.
But, did you say you sang together for about 6 years? That is also Gold!

Nice weekend,
Hans


Hans - thanks for those nice words... we appreciate it...
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/11/19 05:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve Young
WOW! What a song!

This is so good, Floyd (as if anything I've heard from you wasn't good). Very well written. Love the message. The band is really spot on. And you and Janice make a perfect duo on this one. (Nice job on producing Janice's vocals by Bud.)

I don't know how I missed this before now. I always look specifically for your work, as I know I will like it. I'm sure glad I heard it today!

Steve


Steve - thanks for dropping in for a listen. And thanks for the nice comments. I cannot imagine finding a better duet partner than Janice (& Bud) smile


Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Floyd and Janice,


This is marvelous. Reminds me of classic country on the level of Johnny Cash and June Carter, grand old Opry style.

I would have said they don't make 'em like this anymore, but you just did!

I agree with all the accolades, and Kenny really nailed it. This is one of the best country duets in a long time!

I will try and get caught up on the forum. Sorry peeps, been a really distracting/distracted time.



Mr. Snyder - great to see you around - we do miss you (regardless of the rumors to the contrary smile )...


Originally Posted By: Al-David
Floyd ...

Here's a link to a Con Hunley song where I hear some similarities in Con Hunley's voice and yours. Certainly not "nearly the same", but the vocal nuances, intonation and, to a lesser degree, the vocal grit. His voice is a bit softer than yours, but I still hear the other similarities. I've always thought he had such a great voice. I'd put you in that same category with him.

Alan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ozXS5QpHkQ


Alan - Man! Thanks for that! It's a thrill (for me) to be favorably compared to Con Hunley in such a way. He is an INCREDIBLE singer. Under-rated in the overall scheme of Country music, I think...

And thanks for the link. It made me spend a while listen to a bunch of his songs that I hadn't heard in years... (the 80's were a real transition period for Country - with a lot of "haters" similar to what is happening now).
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/11/19 05:43 AM

JANICE - THANK YOU BIG TIME FOR JOINING ME ON THIS!!!!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/11/19 08:50 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
JANICE - THANK YOU BIG TIME FOR JOINING ME ON THIS!!!!


My pleasure! And thanks to everybody that commented. I am truly humbled.

Janice
Posted by: Crossroads

Re: Lovers' Leap (w/ Janice Merritt) - 07/13/19 04:29 AM

Sorry, I'm a bit late to the party,

Wow, what a treat. Great vocals (no surprisewith you two, actually)...). Fantastic composition and brilliant production.

Janice, listening to you is always almost breathtaking !

Just great,

Stefan