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#235800 - 01/18/14 04:20 PM [User Showcase] New song post: Captive of Love
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Greg Johnson Offline
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Hi PG music friends. This is an older song which I re-recorded recently with Real tracks. The bass is live, and EZdrummer was used for the drum tracks. Otherwise it's all real tracks. This, along with the others I've posted are on an independent release CD I put together "Songs from the Box". Hope you like it. Take care all!! Greg

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#235809 - 01/18/14 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg, I love it, it's reminiscent of bands I love such as The Attractions , the las and a hint of The stone Roses. Again just love it.
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#235811 - 01/18/14 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg:

This song is very catchy. It reminds me a great deal of Marshall Crenshaw, who I always admired as a songwriter.

Good job.

John

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#235813 - 01/18/14 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hey Greg,

Loving it here too. Great retro vibe. I'm on my third listen. LOL!

Josie

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#235845 - 01/18/14 08:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Steve Mac]
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Thanks. It sounds like you and I are pretty much equally long in the tooth. Appreciate the kind words!! Take care. Greg

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#235847 - 01/18/14 08:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: jphillips]
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Much thanks. I liked that Marshall Crenshaw vibe as well. Take care. Greg

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#235848 - 01/18/14 08:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Sundance]
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Thanks Josie. Really appreciate all your kind support. Really liked your last one-pure fun! Take care. Greg

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#235850 - 01/18/14 08:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

Really like the song and their is a nice mix between your vocal and the track. If I was going to look at one thing to improve it I would look at how you EQ'ed the drums. It sounds like to me all the low end like the kick is missing. The bass is there and solid but I would normally expect to hear the kick drum along with it. The rhythms track nicely, but on my monitors I am missing the low end of the kick. Maybe I will try listening on some headphones and see if I need to adjust my monitors.

Really like the song though, very catchy.

Thanks,

Terry
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#235899 - 01/19/14 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg, Very nice song. Well written and sung. Also very nicely edited and recorded. I really like the melody. We want more! Tom

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#235900 - 01/19/14 08:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Really loved this song. Took me back to the sixties. Guitar and singing were excellent.
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#235913 - 01/19/14 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

very catchy song and good vocals.

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#235918 - 01/19/14 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Very retro, melodic and catchy! Good piece.
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#235923 - 01/19/14 11:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg...

Very nice sound from a few years back...and I can remember a lot of years back - will be 70 in a couple of years. The mic was real nice...everything balanced perfectly. i tend to agree the drums could use a little more bottom EQ. I wouldn't cut back much on the highs, just a little more bottom.

All your music we've listened to has a great retro feel to it. We've enjoyed your work. Thanks for a great listen. Best to you....

Al & Di
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#236034 - 01/19/14 11:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: TerryB]
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Thanks for the comments. I think you're right about the drums. Any song you hear on the radio always has a kick, snare (or equivalent offset beat), and vocal that stand out. I sometimes get lost in the sea of sound and don't come back often enough to address these basics. Take care. Greg

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#236035 - 01/19/14 11:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: tommyad]
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Thanks much for the kind words. Really means a lot to me!! I'll keep an eye out for your song posts. Take care. Greg

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#236036 - 01/19/14 11:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Al-David]
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THanks so much for the kind and positive words!! I love the old music, and am doubting I'll ever hear music which matches up to it. Take care. Greg

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#236234 - 01/20/14 09:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

An enjoyable listen. Very well done. Nice, crisp mix and good track choices. Good catchy melody..

floyd

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#236312 - 01/21/14 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Enjoyed the throwback! I was musically active in the 60's so can really appreciate the vibe. I look forward to more.
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#236339 - 01/21/14 11:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg, this is very nice. I really like the vocals and melody. The one thing that I think would put it over the top is a bridge. Great Job.

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#236369 - 01/21/14 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song post: Captive of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg
I enjoyed this.
Very good tune and backing although the snare is too treble (IMO only)
I did get a hint of Elvis Costello here and there.
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