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#258261 - 08/02/14 12:11 PM [User Showcase] New song: 'Soiled Dove'
Registered: 02/11/03
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Skyline Offline
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I wrote this song after reading an interesting feature article in 'True West' magazine a few months ago about the saloon girls, or 'soiled doves' who were part of the colourful cavalcade that was the American West.

I used:
- BIAB style _BRSOLCB.STY CountryBallad
- Soloist 1669:Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul
- Some Band On Demand loops
- XLN Addictive Drums
All mixed and mastered in Sonar X3e.

Video - direct HD link
Video - YouTube
Lyrics and notes here.


John
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#258273 - 08/02/14 12:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/27/03
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John, all I can say is WOW!

A great story set to song backed by pictures, super backing tracks, a strong vocal and outstanding lyrics. Add them all together, put them into a perfect mix and you have this excellent piece of music!

This is outstanding!
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#258281 - 08/02/14 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/29/12
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Loc: Alabama, USA
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John,

We agree with everything Mario said. To our American ears, it's a bit unexpected to hear such a great song about the American West from a Brit. And a great song it is!

I (Alan) wish I had your voice! Fantastic vocal .. we're both liking it a lot!

This has elements of an American Western movie soundtrack with both contemporary and classic country inflections. The vibrato guitar was a real nice touch. Super arrangement!

That was real pleasure, John! Thanks for the wonderful listen! Best to ya,

Alan & Di
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#258291 - 08/02/14 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
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Sundance Offline
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What a great story, song and video - I loved it.


Josie

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#258293 - 08/02/14 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 04/07/13
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Charlie Fogle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
What a great story, song and video - I loved it.


Josie



+1 from me as well.

Charlie
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#258303 - 08/02/14 03:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4749
Loc: Davis, CA
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Really classy production all the way around!! Excellent story, arrangement, and production. Great job! Take care. Greg

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#258317 - 08/02/14 06:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 07/12/14
Posts: 57
Loc: Redding, CA
George Ireton Offline
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Registered: 07/12/14
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Loc: Redding, CA
Hey John!
The moment I heard you singing I got an image of Clint Eastwood in Paint Your Wagon! Your voice sounds incredibly like his! Talk about hanging out with the big dogs! Wow! My point is... your music sounds very authentic and has a 60's vibe to it.

To hear what I am talking about, just check out Clint Eastwood singing some Cowboy Favorites .
Super job on this one! I live about a mile west of the Old Oregon Trail here in the gold rush country of California. Your song shows that it matters not where you live. You nailed it! Yippie!
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#258337 - 08/02/14 10:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
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John,
that is excellent in every way.
+1 to all the other comments.

Alyn
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#258363 - 08/03/14 03:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 07/15/12
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Fabulous! The lyrics are top notch! What a story told.

And I just loved the video too!

Well done all around!

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#258384 - 08/03/14 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: MarioD]
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Hi John,
Originally Posted By: MarioD
A great story set to song backed by pictures, super backing tracks, a strong vocal and outstanding lyrics. Add them all together, put them into a perfect mix and you have this excellent piece of music!


+1 from me.

Guenter
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#258403 - 08/03/14 10:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
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Yup...what they said.... loved the story song.
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#258433 - 08/03/14 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 08/10/12
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John,

A great balance to this. Did you play the acoustics? - they sound really nice...

Your mixes are some of the very best on the forum - and there are a lot of good ones from a lot of people...

Good vocal. Super harmonies.

Terrific write. Enjoyed everything about this...

Excellent work, cowboy.

floyd
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#258511 - 08/04/14 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 04/09/07
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PatrickH Offline
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John, excellent production and a great follow up to your Jaded Gigolo!


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#258516 - 08/04/14 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 05/02/14
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Hello John,

We really enjoyed Jaded Gigolo, but we like this one even better.
Very professional arrangement and mixing, very good vocals and harmonies. And on top of that another cool video.
Enjoyed!

Regards,
R & AM
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#258603 - 08/05/14 02:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
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John. This is awesome. Well done!

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#258650 - 08/05/14 01:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
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Every now and then a tune has it all.....

Everything supports an interesting story -- the audio production, the vid production, the lyric and the vocal. Not to mention that we are major league Western fans. Gonna pass this one on to family and friends.

Kudos!!

Janice & Bud
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#259732 - 08/16/14 07:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 10/31/08
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Hi John,

I'm purposefully late to getting to this one.

Your hook, "Soiled Dove", really intrigued me and I have been puzzling over it since I first read it. I didn't want to find out how you'd managed to work this title until I could come up with a concept of how I might use it. After many days and nights thinking about it, nothing sprang to my mind so I've given up and have decided to jump in and listen.

Wow!!!!! Everything works brilliantly; incredibly clever.

As always, your ability to write and to perform with flair, and to produce an outstanding mix, shines.

All the best,
Noel
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#259750 - 08/16/14 10:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
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Superb demo, and video wow; thanks for sharing!
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#259857 - 08/18/14 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
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Hey John,

I just have to agree with what's already been said. Excellent job all around!

Greg

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#259863 - 08/18/14 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: 'Soiled Dove' [Re: Skyline]
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Hi, John !:))

How could I unintentionally
have come to miss this beautiful
gem ? I am glad I got to it in the end !
Everything works on this one, I especially
like your vocals and that nice pedal steel !:))

Just great, John !:))

Cheers
Dani

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