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#267058 - 10/31/14 09:01 PM [User Showcase] Ageless
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Hello everyone,

This week's new song:

Ageless

I'm influenced by many acts of the 80s. Alan Parsons is one of them (Chris Rainbow's vocals in particular). You may hear this resonate in this song about aging. The lyrics are pretty dramatic at times.
I did the backing vocals myself on this one. Anne-Marie created the video. At first glance it appears to be just a simple picture, but watch it closely on the choruses!
Hope you like it, any comments are welcome.

Regards,
Rob

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RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1006:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment, PopCaliforniaSlow Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~2051:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~2265:Synth, BellPad, Rhythm 80sPopMelodic Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~1029:Guitar, 12-String Electric, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2338:Violin, Background, PopLow Ev 085 (1TrackStringSection)
RealTracks in song: 2337:Violin, Background, PopHigh Ev 085 (1TrackStringSection)
RealDrums in style: NashvillePop16^4-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, Hihat



Lyrics:
nobody wants the fear of being old
heading nowhere, lying in wait
everybody wants to feel like someone new
when life is holding you back, bringing you down

leave our souls ageless
turn back the time
being young forever, fearless
of living, or dying

nobody wants the fear of slow decay
marking your time, numbering your days
everybody wants to feel enduring love
lifting you up, brighten your days

here in my own world time passes by
losing sweet memories, praying for time
am I living, or dying

leave our souls ageless
turn back the time
being young forever, fearless
of living, or dying
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#267063 - 10/31/14 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Lovely song. I'm just getting to that point to realize I'm not really ageless. Especially, after and afternoon working my German Shepherd, Justice. With her, it's mental and physical.

Back to the song, I really like the instrumentation on this and your vocals and harmony are done to near perfection.

Anne-Marie has quite a talent of matching the feel and message of your songs into pictures.

Enjoyed this from start to finish with the exception of the reminder I'm getting old.


Charlie
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#267087 - 11/01/14 04:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Rob and Anne Marie,

A song up to your usual high standards!
A lovely minimalist video, Anne Marie, you are an inventive video producer.

Sad sad words, especially as I saw a dear friend of 20+ years,a few days ago who is counting his days frown

Take care both

Alyn
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#267093 - 11/01/14 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Lovely work all round. Well done both on a beautiful song.

Triggers those feelings that Wordsworth called 'intimations of mortality'. But then hey, George Bernard Shaw said "We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." So I'm going with that one!

John
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#267113 - 11/01/14 11:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Wow! That is powerful and the vid is very
effective. John's Shaw quote nailed it.
And as Janice says "Never grow up --
it's a trap!"

Thanks for the opportunity to hear and
view another well done and effective
production.

J&B
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#267123 - 11/01/14 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

beautiful song. Great singing and harmonies. And an arrangement and mix of the usual high standard.

Guenter
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#267129 - 11/01/14 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Another beauty!! Arrangement is perfect, and vocals are superb. Strings work beautifully. Really interesting chord changes. A winner all the way around. Great stuff!! Take care. Greg

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#267141 - 11/01/14 06:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Hello Charlie,

Thank you!
Well, you're not all that old yet wink and creating music surely keeps you young.
OK, looking forward to your new recording with the vocals recorded in steps.

Regards,
Rob
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#267143 - 11/01/14 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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WOW! What a great song! This really expresses the end of the cycle sadness that many have.

The video was extremely well done!

As I was listening to this I thought this is something that John Prine might have written. Excellent lyrics and vocal with a super backing track.
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#267144 - 11/01/14 06:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

Thank you!
Glad you like the song.
About the video: first we were lucky to get our hands on 2 suitable pictures. The young man is Portuguese and the old man is an image from The Old Man and the Sea movie.
The young man's picture could be used courtesy of the photographer. Next, Anne-Marie had to do quite some editing in order to get a rather seamless transformation.

We're very sorry to hear about your friend.

Regards,
Rob
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#267170 - 11/02/14 03:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Anne Marie is one clever video producer.

Thanks Rob, Peter looks really ill. He is an artist and I visited his hobby rooms many years ago and said I liked one painting. He and his wife nearly dissolved laughing and when they could speak he said "that's the board I wipe my brushes on" and has never let me forget that. LOL
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#267174 - 11/02/14 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Sad and haunting. A reminder that none of us are ageless..... I'm reminded every morning as I crawl out of bed......

Nice work.
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#267195 - 11/02/14 11:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: Guitarhacker]
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I loved the song. I hope this doesn't offend, but the song and vocals remind me of some of the animated movies from my youth. I mean that as a tremendous compliment. I loved the soundtracks for many of the 1970's non-Disney animated movies I grew up watching. I was flashing back to some really good memories listening.

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#267246 - 11/02/14 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Rob,

A beautiful song! Well written (beautiful in its simplicity) and very well produced. And beautifully sung.

Anne-Marie - cool video!

Y'all just get better all the time. No small achievement since you were terrific to begin with.

Super. Beautiful.

floyd

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#267310 - 11/03/14 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Lovely work all round. Well done both on a beautiful song.

Triggers those feelings that Wordsworth called 'intimations of mortality'. But then hey, George Bernard Shaw said "We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." So I'm going with that one!

John



Hi John,

Thanks a lot!
In our case Shaw's words "playing" could also be replaced by "singing"!

Regards,
Rob and Anne-Marie
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#267312 - 11/03/14 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Wow! That is powerful and the vid is very
effective. John's Shaw quote nailed it.
And as Janice says "Never grow up --
it's a trap!"

Thanks for the opportunity to hear and
view another well done and effective
production.

J&B


Thank you J & B,

Rob was never very good at growing up whistle, but he's using it in his music, haha,,,

Regards,
Anne-Marie
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#267313 - 11/03/14 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

beautiful song. Great singing and harmonies. And an arrangement and mix of the usual high standard.

Guenter


Thank you Guenter!
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#267314 - 11/03/14 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Another beauty!! Arrangement is perfect, and vocals are superb. Strings work beautifully. Really interesting chord changes. A winner all the way around. Great stuff!! Take care. Greg


Hi Greg, always appreciate your kind words!
Regards,
Rob and Anne-Marie
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#267324 - 11/03/14 07:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Hi, Rob & Anne-Marie !:))


I have to join in with
what the others have said
before ! Awesome in every aspect !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#267338 - 11/03/14 10:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ageless [Re: RnAM]
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Such a pretty song Rob and love the falsetto with the harmony which added a little extra magic dust to the melody. I've had that on my mind for adding in one of my own tunes and you beat me to the punch. You handled the delicate and universal subject in a heartfelt almost raw emotion way that works really well.

Great job on the video effect AM - no easy task there.

Josie

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