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#240822 - 02/21/14 02:57 AM [User Showcase] Complete Surrender - Featuring Di
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Al-David Offline
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This is a song I (Al) I started 6 years ago but never could get it the way I wanted it; so I put in the "I Might Get Back To This In Times Of Desperation" file. I was playing it one day, thinking maybe a light bulb will go off...it didn't! Well, Di heard it and said, "Why don't you redo that with the new music program (BIAB) and I'll add my two cents' worth." So, I did, and made a few adjustments on the music. She put her magic voice to it and presto...a pretty danged good song! It's copyrighted 2011 because I never did anything with it for years.

The bass line needs to be a little louder and, maybe the strings need a little more punch, too. We're open to any other suggestions. Thanks!

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11189216


File:Di - Complete Surrender.MGU
Key=Bb , Tempo 86, Length (m:s)=3:20
4 bar intro, 64 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 68. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 230 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Soloist is saved with the song : Piano,Ac,SolAc,PopSl12-8Ev60 (895)
Style is ALWAYS.STY (Always - Sw.16ths Pop-Folk Balla)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Fretless Elec. Bass (36), Slow Strings (50),
RealTracks in song: 1422:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopCalypso Ev 100
RealTracks in song: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^8-HiHatO,Ride


Complete Surrender
© 2011 Alan D. David, BMI

(v1)
Burned by love some time ago
It’s hard to let my feelings show
Scars remain from that hurting time
My heart’s afraid to cross the line
But somehow you’ve broken through
Fixed my heart as good as new
But there’s still one thing you need to know

CHORUS
If I fall in love with you and offer you my heart
I hope you always… always will remember
It’s more than just… I love you
It’s everything I am
It’s complete surrender

(v2)
A simple lesson I have learned
A partial love gets no return
Give it all where love’s concerned
Any less is a heartache earned
Half a love can’t be redeemed
There can be no in between
If I fall in love, it’s everything
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#240829 - 02/21/14 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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olemon Offline
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Glad to see you two back in the groove. Really enjoyed this, very nice chords/steps/transitions and awesome vocal, which is the norm:)

So, you know how it can be tough to find that second verse? You found it! Wow!



(I'm not sure about the low end and strings. I didn't notice anything out of place.)

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#240838 - 02/21/14 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Welcome back, hope all is well. I love the chord progression especially the chorus. Great vocal. The mix sounds good. I wouldn't change anything. Tom

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#240840 - 02/21/14 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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This song is outstanding, the vocal fits the lyrics to a tee, thanks for sharing!
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#240857 - 02/21/14 12:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Di and Al,

Welcome back.
Nice chord progression and fine tune.
Topped by a great voice.
Don't change it.

Guenter
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#240864 - 02/21/14 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Alan and Di...

Sweet! An excellent write! Like the classic love songs of the past.
Beautifully sung - believable, emotional...

Nice instrumentation and good mix. The strings are well done.

"Half a love can’t be redeemed
There can be no in between
If I fall in love, it’s everything"

Solid.

My new favorite of yours.

floyd

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#240989 - 02/22/14 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Everyone...

Will be over tonight to reply to each of you and listen to some of your music. Thanks for all the very kind comments thus far. Di is flattered with the praises you have mentioned regarding her voice. I get to listen to her any time I want...lucky me!

See ya tonight...

Al
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#241042 - 02/23/14 04:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Hi, Al & Di !:))


Nice to have you back on track !:))
Hope all is well at least after
circumstances ! This must be one of
your best tunes !:)) Yes, I think
it is my favourite Al & Di tune now !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#241045 - 02/23/14 05:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Smooth and relaxed, some nice chord progressions. Well performed intro also
Thanks
Enjoyed it
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#241075 - 02/23/14 11:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Sounds very nice and has a classical allure. Really nice.


Edited by DavidMusic (02/23/14 11:08 AM)
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#241145 - 02/23/14 09:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: olemon]
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Hi Scott...

Thanks for the kind comments! And yep, 2nd verses can make or break a song. Glad this one works! Di appreciates the comment on her vocal. I'm so fortunate, beyond the obvious, to have a partner-wife who can sing like that! Thanks again!

Al I Di
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#241147 - 02/23/14 09:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tommy...

Thanks for the welcome back...it's good to be back! And we are most appreciative of those wonderful comments. Thank you so much!

Al & Di
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#241148 - 02/23/14 09:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hi Robert...

You make us smile with your comments. Thanks! We needed a good smile after the past couple of weeks! Wishing you well...

Al & Di
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#241149 - 02/23/14 09:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: boehm]
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Hi Guenter...

Vielen Dank, mein freund!

Thank you for the welcome back and the very nice comments! And we'll not change a thing...we'll keep it as is!

Al & Di
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#241151 - 02/23/14 09:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: floyd jane]
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Good Evening Floyd...

You are much too kind! We view you as one of the premiere composer/artists on this forum. Such high compliments are almost as sweet as a royalty check! We are humbled...thank you!

Al & Di

PS: that passage you quoted was actually some of the very first lines I wrote. I then wrote the rest of the song around them. Again, we thank you.
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#241152 - 02/23/14 09:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: dani48]
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Hello Dani!


Thank you for the welcome back. On Di's son is now home and stable but has several weeks of recuperating. Thank you for your thoughts. And thank you for the very nice words! best to you...

Al & Di
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#241153 - 02/23/14 09:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Really nice feel!! Love the concept, and you delivered it well!! Keep up the good work. Take care. Greg P.S. Love the emotion in the vocal!!

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#241155 - 02/23/14 09:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: VideoTrack]
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Good evening VT!

Thank you so much! And we're delighted you enjoyed the intro. we knew we wanted keys there but weren't sure which way to go, so we simply stayed with the acoustic piano we used in the remainder of the song.

Thank you for the visit and kind words!

Al & Di
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#241157 - 02/23/14 09:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: DavidMusic]
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Hi David...

Welcome to the forums! So nice to have you on board with us! Your first name and our last name...the same! Actually we run into that a lot.

Thank you very much for the kind comments...much appreciated. As soon as we get rested up from the past two weeks of trauma, we'll be looking forward to hearing you. Best to you...

Al & Di
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#241164 - 02/23/14 09:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Complete Surrender - Featuring Di [Re: Al-David]
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Wow definitely my favorite vocal performance from Di!

so well done, good thing you didn't give up on this song!

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