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#212966 - 08/23/13 01:36 PM [User Showcase] New song: 'Wasted Years'
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After a longish break to re-form my band I've managed to get back to some song writing!

This one is called 'Wasted Years' and deals with how relationships can sometimes become difficult when two people have come such a long way together but each has a different dream of what should come next.

I used some tracks from one of Drums On Demand's 'My Co-Writer' libraries plus some Band In A Box tracks:

Style: C2_ANDY - Ev.8 Country ballad at 74bpm.
Pedal Steel solo: 1667 Soloist CountryPaul Ev

All vocals and lead guitar fills/solo by your truly.

YouTube video here. (Play in 1080HD if possible!)
Lyrics and Tech Notes here.

John
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#212967 - 08/23/13 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Nice blend of RealTracks and your playing. Pro sounding engineering and mix. Thanks for the post.
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#212982 - 08/23/13 03:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Hi, John !

Pro work all through !:)
A friend of mine just said
to me these words : "I was wrong" !
referring to his broken marriage !
Maybe we all should try and see
things more from our partner´s
viewpoint ? (just wondering having
been in a 42 year long marriage ending with the
death of my dearest wife) ?

Cheers
Dani

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#212999 - 08/23/13 09:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Hey John,

Pretty song, great production on the track and the video. Really like the vocal too.

Welcome back!

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#213021 - 08/24/13 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Hi John,

It's great to have you back in the forum smile I've missed your music! You're my role model when it comes to production involving midi mixed with Realtracks and live playing. I take my hat of to you, your sense of production is incredibly well developed. Really nice work!

All the best,
Noel
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#213037 - 08/24/13 10:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Hi John,

You know I am a fan of your work. This one does not disappoint! Excellent production as always, and the vocals are top shelf as well. Great work!

Steve
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#213038 - 08/24/13 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi John,
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Nice blend of RealTracks and your playing. Pro sounding engineering and mix. Thanks for the post.

I like your guitar.

Guenter
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#213039 - 08/24/13 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Nice blend of RealTracks and your playing. Pro sounding engineering and mix. Thanks for the post.


Plus 1 here!

Welcome back and how did the band get back together project go . . . fill us in?

Later,
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#213084 - 08/24/13 09:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Nice song and video, John

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#213222 - 08/27/13 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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John,

Nicely done all the way around. The recording is top notch.

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#213225 - 08/27/13 11:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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John,

+1 on the above comments.
First class production!
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#213469 - 08/31/13 07:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Thanks friends, I really appreciate the kind comments!

Danny C, here's a link to my new band playing 'Valerie'. I'm on the far left. I'm afraid we didn't get the lighting positioned properly so it's a bit dark!
YouTube - The Skyline Band and 'Valerie'. (Play in 1080HD if poss.)
You can follow our current exploits and see lots of photos on our Facebook page:
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Edited by Skyline (08/31/13 07:08 AM)
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#213498 - 08/31/13 03:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: floyd jane]
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A song full of Truths!
Great lyrics. If Only folks would look at both sides more often.
"If Only". Great title for a song. Howe about it?
Excellent production values all round.
cheers
Ian
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#213515 - 08/31/13 07:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Thanks friends, I really appreciate the kind comments!

Danny C, here's a link to my new band playing 'Valerie'. I'm on the far left. I'm afraid we didn't get the lighting positioned properly so it's a bit dark!
YouTube - The Skyline Band and 'Valerie'. (Play in 1080HD if poss.)
You can follow our current exploits and see lots of photos on our Facebook page:
Facebook: The Skyline Band.



Sounding great! I tried to post a "Like" on your Facebook page but could not. I am thinking because my FB page is also a business page. Anyway just wanted to let you know I was there.

Later,
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#213520 - 08/31/13 07:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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hi skyline great song and great mix very clear and engageing all the way thanks eric

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#213605 - 09/01/13 08:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
here's a link to my new band playing 'Valerie'. I'm on the far left. I'm afraid we didn't get the lighting positioned properly so it's a bit dark!


very good sound for a live recording!

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#213672 - 09/02/13 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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I know the feeling. +1 on all the kudos.

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#214106 - 09/06/13 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Wasted Years' [Re: Skyline]
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Hey John,

It's all been said... and I agree! grin

I thought your guitar work was great, very tasty on the solo!

Greg

P.S. I also think the live sound for your band is OUTSTANDING!


Edited by Achordocaster (09/06/13 05:01 PM)

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