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#244627 - 03/18/14 05:26 PM [User Showcase] What Is Love ?
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Hi, friends !

I bring you a tune from my
1992 record. The song is
named "What Is Love?" after
I had pondered quite a while
on the subject ! The original
is in Swedish and I post both
tracks here for comparison !

Style: CFPBTSw.STY (Slow Country Waltz 2 fingerpicking guitars (RS 85)
Instruments used:
Bass: 1122 Ac bass Country Waltz (CW)
Piano: 1127 Pedal Steel Rhytm (CW)
Drums: Realdrums Nash Classic Waltz Sw 1 HHSdST RDSn
Guitar: 2054 Guitar AC fingerpicking (CW)
Strings: 826 Guitar AC fingerpicking (CW)
Soloist: 51 Synth Strings 1

Recorded and mixed with Mixcraft 6
Vocal recorded thru zoom H4n

The version with me and the guitar:

http://app.box.com/s/52yq2nfn0olbtn15k6nt

The Newer version (with BIAB backing)

http://app.box.com/s/9ra2xwnw3daum9zenz87

Twenty years between these versions !

Cheers
Dani

The Lyrics (free translation from the Swedish original):

WHAT IS LOVE? (Free translation from the original version VAD ÄR KÄRLEK by Dani)
Love is so red, red as a flower, a rose so sweet
Love is so blue, blue as the sky and the bluebells too
Love is the feeling you´ll have as you lay in the field and the sun shines so warm up above

Love is so free, free as the shriek from a gull in flight
Love is a song, rising so sweet t´wards the endless sky
Love is the feeling of joy, that you´ll have on return
to discover the lights are all on, back home

Love is having a good friend
who´ll be true till the end
and when you´re in need, puts his arm around you, making you feel warm inside yes, so warm there inside

Love can be blind, blind as a flake in a winter wind
Love can be deaf, deaf as the bare trees without no leaves
Love is the gift that was yours, to be able to choose, to be able to tell right from wrong

solo

Love is to aid, aiding someone who just needs a hand
Love is so sweet, sweet as the sweetest of summer times
Love is a hair turning gray, to be able to share everything with the one who´s so dear
Yes that is love, that is love, yes that is love !!!

© Dani Lindroos 1992












Edited by dani48 (03/19/14 04:37 AM)

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#244653 - 03/18/14 11:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Very nicely done, great vocal performance; thanks for sharing!
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#244674 - 03/19/14 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani

I love listening to you singing in Swedish. I think it is because I can just listen to your voice and not even worry about the words. I just drown myself in that.
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#244699 - 03/19/14 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani,

great song.
I would prefer you singing in Swedish, too.
That gives it a special touch.
I love the original.

Guenter
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#244710 - 03/19/14 07:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hi Robert !

Thank you for your very kind words !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#244711 - 03/19/14 07:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi, Jo !

You are just too kind !:))
I have to admit that my
voice has come down considerably
since 92 and the 92 version
is also recorded in a pro studio.
It is funny, but I remember it was
a one direct take !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#244712 - 03/19/14 07:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: boehm]
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Dear Guenter !

I thank you for your most kind
words. I do agree with you that
it may be a better version, but
as I had to involve BIAB, I felt
I had to redo the tune and try to
convey the lyrics if not exactly
as the original but quite close
and naturally not rhyming !:))


Cheers

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#244722 - 03/19/14 10:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Nice work Dani!! I think it translated well into English, other than the word "shriek" which may be too harsh. Beautiful and thoughtful song!! My grandfather was a full-blooded Swede. I would love to see Sweden someday. Take care and keep posting! Greg

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#244865 - 03/21/14 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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This has a sweet smoothness to it, as your music usually does, and I love the vibrato in your voice:)
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#244989 - 03/22/14 01:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi, Greg !:))

Thank you for your most kind
comments !:))I think I sung "cry"
instead of the word "shriek" I came
to the same conclusion as you that
shriek was a bit too harsh !:))
Now Greg, if you should have your ways
hereby, just pop in !:))


Cheers
Dani


Edited by dani48 (03/22/14 01:33 PM)

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#244990 - 03/22/14 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: olemon]
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Hi, Scott !

You are much too kind
with me but I do appreciate
it very much !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#245175 - 03/24/14 11:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Very, very nice. Interesting comparison too. It was neat listening to the Swedish version -- w/o a vocal I was completely focused on the vocal and melody. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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#245209 - 03/24/14 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Dani,
Thanks for posting both versions. I think it like the sound of swedish version better also but it nice to know the meaning.
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#245229 - 03/24/14 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi, Janice & Bud !

Thank you so much for your
most kind comments !:))
I agree that the Swedish
version (the original) is
more to my liking too, but
I wanted to try out BIAB on
this one too !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#245503 - 03/27/14 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Dani,

Very enjoyable to hear both versions - in different languages - 20 years apart. Good job on both!

floyd

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#245596 - 03/28/14 04:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))


Thank you for your most kind
comments !:)) Yes, I felt I
had to involve BIAB as this
forum is ment primarily for
music where BIAB is involved !:))
But I also wanted to display
the original version as it
shows how much I have dropped since
those days (chuckle) !!:))

Cheers
Dani

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#245869 - 03/30/14 12:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Dani,

Thanks for putting both versions up for us to listen to.
I will always like your original versions best, but the BIAB version is almost a different song and beautiful.

Alyn
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#245918 - 03/30/14 07:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: dani48]
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Dani,

Are my ears playing tricks on me or is that really you singing in Finnish (or is it Swedish)? Is it possible that singing in a different language changes the way a voice sounds?

Beautiful sounds, sentiments.

Dean

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#246090 - 03/31/14 08:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: gibson]
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Hi, Alyn !:))


You are just all too kind,
but I sure appreciate your
kind words !:))
You are right, they are almost
like two different songs !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#246091 - 03/31/14 08:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: What Is Love ? [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi, Dean !:))

Thank you for your kind words !:))
Yes, I think singing in different
languages (this was Swedish) really
makes it sound differently. It may
depend on different pronounciation,
vowels and generally different sound
of the language (and probably on other
matters also) ?

Cheers
Dani

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