re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt

Posted by: gruverider

re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/22/19 12:41 AM

https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/i-will

I was remixing songs and thought I might repost this song. Janice sings a beautiful harmony.


The song is a love letter to my two children.


I Will (2-2-13)


I will build you a strong house to spare you heartache
and to keep you from drowning a sturdy new boat
I will search for good omens to guide through life
I will sing you jubilees for your everlasting soul


when scallywags call I will turn them away
for your hunger pangs I will dig you a row
I will rock you to sleep from a long day of strife
and when you curse my name my silence I will hold


I will kiss you goodby cause I know you can't stay
I will swallow my tears until I'm alone
I will sleep with your pillow all through the night
If I can't be your rock let me be your stone


may the love that I woven warm you someday
then memories of me might stave off the cold
may the lessons I've taught you fit you just right
and the old house I built you, will you one day call home
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/22/19 06:17 AM

Great to hear this again.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/22/19 11:52 AM

This is really good! You two are excellent together. I liked the orchestration build up starting with a single guitar to a full band then repeating the process. Excellent!
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/22/19 02:14 PM

Lot to like here, especially for me the dynamics and the rhyme pattern, which took it up another level IMHO.
Posted by: rayc

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/22/19 04:49 PM

Ms. Janice does a grand job alongside your vocal.
A lovely, plaintive feel to this remix.
COOL.
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/22/19 05:16 PM

That is such a sweet concept behind the song. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/23/19 10:00 AM

I remember this fine song- you write avoiding cliches and turning familiar images in a memorable, personal way.
Nice build to this version with that almost acapella break at 3:00... and of course Janice`s unmatched way of supporting your lead vocal.
Really, really good!

Robert
Posted by: Scott C

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/23/19 07:51 PM

Lovely song Lawrence. Cool vocal. Janice adds such a nice touch to the song. Well done
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/24/19 02:12 AM

Hi Lawrence,

I don't remember what your original mix sounded like, but I do remember this fine song. Good to hear it again!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 10/25/19 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is really good! You two are excellent together. I liked the orchestration build up starting with a single guitar to a full band then repeating the process. Excellent!


Originally Posted By: rayc
Ms. Janice does a grand job alongside your vocal.
A lovely, plaintive feel to this remix.
COOL.


Thanks for mentioning my small part in this. It's one of my favorites and as I
sang it at a friend's wake it will always remain in my heart.

Janice
Posted by: Crossroads

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 01:08 AM

Hi gruverider and Janice,

Oh boy, what a treat... My favorite voices combined in such a beautiful song.I do like that mix - very tasteful !!!!

Enjoyed my listen a lot.

All the best,

Stefan
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:36 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Great to hear this again.
Glad you enjoyed it Floyd.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:37 AM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is really good! You two are excellent together. I liked the orchestration build up starting with a single guitar to a full band then repeating the process. Excellent!
Thank you Mario.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:37 AM

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Lot to like here, especially for me the dynamics and the rhyme pattern, which took it up another level IMHO.
Thank you so much.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:38 AM

Originally Posted By: rayc
Ms. Janice does a grand job alongside your vocal.
A lovely, plaintive feel to this remix.
COOL.
Ray, thank you. Janice did a beautiful job!
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
That is such a sweet concept behind the song. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.
Thank you Ember.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
I remember this fine song- you write avoiding cliches and turning familiar images in a memorable, personal way.
Nice build to this version with that almost acapella break at 3:00... and of course Janice`s unmatched way of supporting your lead vocal.
Really, really good!

Robert
Robert, once again thank you very much.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Lovely song Lawrence. Cool vocal. Janice adds such a nice touch to the song. Well done
Scott, thank you.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:41 AM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Hi Lawrence,

I don't remember what your original mix sounded like, but I do remember this fine song. Good to hear it again!

Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed it.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:44 AM

Thanks for mentioning my small part in this. It's one of my favorites and as I
sang it at a friend's wake it will always remain in my heart.

Janice[/quote] Janice, I go back to this song again and again. I can't believe how much time has past since we did this one.
Posted by: gruverider

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/03/19 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi gruverider and Janice,

Oh boy, what a treat... My favorite voices combined in such a beautiful song.I do like that mix - very tasteful !!!!

Enjoyed my listen a lot.

All the best,

Stefan
Thank you very much Stefan.
Posted by: Jim

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/06/19 06:02 PM

I really enjoyed your & Janice’s performance on this number...
Your vocals turn your lyrics into beautiful work...
Thanks for a pleasant listen!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/06/19 06:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
I remember this fine song- you write avoiding cliches and turning familiar images in a memorable, personal way.
Nice build to this version with that almost acapella break at 3:00... and of course Janice`s unmatched way of supporting your lead vocal.
Really, really good!

Robert


Originally Posted By: Scott C
Lovely song Lawrence. Cool vocal. Janice adds such a nice touch to the song. Well done



Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi gruverider and Janice,

Oh boy, what a treat... My favorite voices combined in such a beautiful song.I do like that mix - very tasteful !!!!

Enjoyed my listen a lot.

All the best,

Stefan


I really do appreciate y’all mentioning my small part in this beautiful production.

Janice
Posted by: Noel96

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/08/19 05:34 AM

Hi Lawrence,

You and Janice have done a great a job. I'm glad you've revisited it.

As always, this is a very, very engaging presentation in every way. Your writing is excellent, the arrangement is stunning and your and Janice's vocals are exceptionally good.

I said on Soundcloud... I really love your work!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: re-re... mix "I Will" with Janice Merritt - 11/08/19 06:44 AM

Nicely done - as always, Janice knocked it out of the park with her vocals, but I loved the instrumentation too. I listened to the original too and I do find this to be an improvement - thanks for sharing with us smile