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#221442 - 11/16/13 01:34 PM [User Showcase] 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song
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Skyline Offline
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My latest project. Ingredients:-

- Lyrics from a free song words internet site with some changes/additions.
- Drums On Demand 'My Co-Writer' tracks.
- BIAB Style 'PBALADF Fst PopBal w DreamyElGt' (RealTracks only).
- Me: vocals and lead guitar.

YouTube video here. (View 1080 HD for best results).
Lyrics and Notes here.
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#221453 - 11/16/13 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1561
Loc: WEST MIDLANDS, UK
sixchannel Offline
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Hi Loved this!
A super Christian song with interesting lyrics.
Nice Rocky style to it. Excellent guitar break too.
Excellent mix - well balance throughout a strengthening feel towards the end and then that soto voce ending. Spot on.
Bangs of "oomph" - us Brits will know what that is - lol!
cheers
ian
Hope the Band is doing well


Edited by sixchannel (11/16/13 03:13 PM)
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#221486 - 11/16/13 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3728
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Excellent song well played and well sung
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#221530 - 11/17/13 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
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Hi John,

good production.
Like your vocals and guitar.
The piano fits in well.

Guenter
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#221538 - 11/17/13 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: Woodstock, NY
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John,

I liked everything about this - great job!

Bob
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#221559 - 11/17/13 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
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Loc: Florida
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John,

A beautiful production. Crystal clear! Love your vocal on this (beautifully recorded, too).

Love the melody/music/dynamics of the chorus. Top shelf writing.

And tasty guitar work on top of everything else. Enjoyed several listens...

Professional in every regard.

floyd
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#221574 - 11/17/13 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2876
Loc: Florida
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John, Everything about this is first rate! The vocal is great , the production and mix sound great. Excellent sound on your guitar and it blends so well with the real tracks. I loved it and am going back for another listen. Tom

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#221575 - 11/17/13 06:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2618
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
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Loc: York, England
Hi John.

Good to see one of your songs on here and a great track it is, too.

I loved the super big stereo wash on the backing - we don't see much of that on here and yet, as Floyd said, everything was still crystal clear. Great choice of instrumentation and I particularly liked the "Bruce Hornsby" style piano.

Vocals were amazing, with lots of genuine emotion coming through and the whole package was finished off with a very professional production and mix.

Already looking forward to some more of your stuff.

ROG.

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#221587 - 11/18/13 01:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 01/13/12
Posts: 3
Loc: BC, CANADA
lbolen Offline
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Great job, John, really liked it!
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#221590 - 11/18/13 02:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2539
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
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What they said. smile

Your vocals have a Warren Zevon vibe, which gets another +1.
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#221591 - 11/18/13 03:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
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Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
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John,

Great Job. The production is excellent... As are the guitar & vocal!
Cool song too. cool

Greg

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#221598 - 11/18/13 09:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: Scotland
George Nelson Offline
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Hi Skyline,

This is a very good song.
I for one enjoyed it.
Tells the story of why we have Christmas.

George
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#221615 - 11/18/13 01:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 04/01/11
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Loc: Maryland
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Sounds great. Well done.
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#221617 - 11/18/13 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
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Nice clean mix.... good job on this.
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#221661 - 11/18/13 10:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
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John you have such finesse. Great vocal - as well as everything else. smile

Oh yeah, really cool video too.

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#221668 - 11/18/13 10:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
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John,

It's all been said so all I can add to the kudos above is that personally I liked this production and performance a lot.

Solid is every aspect.

Later,
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#221753 - 11/19/13 02:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 6450
Loc: GA USA
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Yup, this one has it all -- arrangement, vocal, lyric and a fine blend of RT's with your playing. Most enjoyable!
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#221866 - 11/20/13 04:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
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Alexander Paul Offline
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Good lyrics and overall production!

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#222166 - 11/23/13 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 10/31/08
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
John,

A beautiful production. Crystal clear! Love your vocal on this (beautifully recorded, too).

Love the melody/music/dynamics of the chorus. Top shelf writing.

And tasty guitar work on top of everything else. Enjoyed several listens...

Professional in every regard.

floyd


I totally agree with all that floyd said. This is as professional as anything I've ever heard. Really, really good work from whichever direction I look at it and capped off with outstanding vocals.

Wow!

All the best,
Noel
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#222217 - 11/23/13 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: 'The Ghost I Saw Was Me' - new song [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
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John,

I am beginning to expect stuff like this from you as every song you do seems to be perfectly produced/written etc etc

Marvelous stuff

Alyn
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