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#255400 - 07/04/14 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: PatrickH]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
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The backing's really punchy and snappy and the guitar riff is spot on. Nice country lyric and your usual superb vocal delivery. Production and mix is well up to your traditional high standard.


+1 Josie

Thanks, Josie....

Originally Posted By: MarioD

another big +1

You never disappoint me as every song you do is super!


Mario - appreciate that, man...

Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
I must definitely agree with the snapping Tele. It grabbed my attention instantly.

May I share it with Graham Wilson in hopes of getting you some airplay on Sounds Of Scotland? He's several months behind in auditioning submissions but at least you'll be in the queue.

Great work, as usual, Floyd. Thanks for sharing.

Don - thanks for dropping by.... and.. be my guest - spread it as far and wide as possible....


Originally Posted By: nobilis
Forever is not too far. Amen

Nice .

Patrick

Patrick - Thanks... appreciate the listen...


Edited by floyd jane (07/04/14 04:41 PM)
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#255482 - 07/05/14 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd
Havent had much time to listen much lately...but certainly glad I didnt miss this one...It might be rusted but it aint busted.. Great job.

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#255502 - 07/05/14 11:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi floyd,

I've been away from the forums for a while! Unfortunately the demands of real life have made it impossible to keep up with anything computer related (that also included writing songs). Even my smartphone couldn't help. Anyway, that's all in the past now and odd windows of opportunity are presenting themselves. Yay smile

“This Old Heart” was the very first song I listened to when, for the first time in ages, I popped into the User's Showcase.

I have to echo everyone else's comments and say, “Wow! What a solid write: inventive and captivating lyrics, great melody, perfect arrangement and all of these iced with a top notch production. Really good stuff!”

I have to say that I like the way you've taken the AABA song form and tweaked it to suit your needs. Varying the “first time through” final A-section from the “second time through” final A-section works really well. I also like the repetition of the very first A-section of the song as the final section. It strongly strengthens meaning.

After the song had finished playing, I read through the lyrics because, as you know, I always enjoy looking at the way your lyric movement complements your melody and harmony. “This Old Heart” did not disappoint.

As I read through the lyrics, one of the first things that stood out was the refrain at the end of each A-section. The “L” sounds that rolled along throughout the phrase “still a lot of loving left” had a sonic cohesion that made the line flow beautifully to my ears. Also, using the refrain at the end of the B-section struck me as unusual but very effective. It definitely worked for me. (I made a note that it's something I must try sometime.)

Loved it!

It's great to be able to be back online again.

All the best,
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#255542 - 07/06/14 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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I love this Floyd. It's snappy, punchy mix-wise, and very foot-tappy. There's some very fruity chord changes which are strong hooks. A very smart piece of work, oh, and superbly sung as usual.

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#255628 - 07/07/14 08:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice solid song as many others have pointed out.

Good use of the guitar tracks.



Edited by Guitarhacker (07/07/14 08:51 AM)
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#255645 - 07/07/14 11:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: JosieC
Hi Floyd
Havent had much time to listen much lately...but certainly glad I didnt miss this one...It might be rusted but it aint busted.. Great job.

Joanne - thanks for the spin..

Originally Posted By: Skyline
I love this Floyd. It's snappy, punchy mix-wise, and very foot-tappy. There's some very fruity chord changes which are strong hooks. A very smart piece of work, oh, and superbly sung as usual. John

John - thanks for all that. If I can get that kind of reaction from you, then I must have done a few things right...:)

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nice solid song as many others have pointed out.

Good use of the guitar tracks.

Thanks, Herb.
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#255752 - 07/08/14 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi floyd,

I've been away from the forums for a while! Unfortunately the demands of real life have made it impossible to keep up with anything computer related (that also included writing songs). Even my smartphone couldn't help. Anyway, that's all in the past now and odd windows of opportunity are presenting themselves. Yay smile

“This Old Heart” was the very first song I listened to when, for the first time in ages, I popped into the User's Showcase.

I have to echo everyone else's comments and say, “Wow! What a solid write: inventive and captivating lyrics, great melody, perfect arrangement and all of these iced with a top notch production. Really good stuff!”

I have to say that I like the way you've taken the AABA song form and tweaked it to suit your needs. Varying the “first time through” final A-section from the “second time through” final A-section works really well. I also like the repetition of the very first A-section of the song as the final section. It strongly strengthens meaning.

After the song had finished playing, I read through the lyrics because, as you know, I always enjoy looking at the way your lyric movement complements your melody and harmony. “This Old Heart” did not disappoint.

As I read through the lyrics, one of the first things that stood out was the refrain at the end of each A-section. The “L” sounds that rolled along throughout the phrase “still a lot of loving left” had a sonic cohesion that made the line flow beautifully to my ears. Also, using the refrain at the end of the B-section struck me as unusual but very effective. It definitely worked for me. (I made a note that it's something I must try sometime.)

Loved it!

It's great to be able to be back online again.

All the best,
Noel


Noel...

First of all... WELCOME BACK!!! So glad to "see" you... you have been missed, my friend...

I always so enjoy reading your analysis of a song - you seem to savor a lyric and melody like a fine glass of wine - and allow the rest of us to watch as you look at it's legs against the light and expound on its various flavors and influences... it is a delight...

Thanks for all those very kind words... much appreciated...

floyd
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#255757 - 07/08/14 11:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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That is absolutely one of the strongest lyrics I've ever heard in a love song. Imaginative imagery, emotional, the thread of hope that runs through it -- so superior to thousands of hits that it makes one again ponder the variables that keep a song like this from being numero uno.

Throw it in a pot that includes the impeccable floyd jane production and vocals and you have another example of what wonders a great artist and PG Music can yield.
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