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#269312 - 11/21/14 09:24 PM [User Showcase] Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall
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Here's Di singing for the first time since her minor stroke last month. Believe it or not, she did this on one take. It took all her energy, but she got it done! It's a Pop Rock tune from the era of the late 90's. It's a little loud ... I need to cut the master volume on it next time I play around with it.

We wrote the lyric, the music and recording it in about 6 hours earlier this afternoon. It's more in the demo stage and we're open to any and all suggestions. Di said to tell everyone how much she appreciates the well-wishes and kind thoughts of the people here on the forum. Same goes for me.

And that's me, Alan, doing the harmony in falsetto ... I'll never be the same!

Link to the song ------> http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=276329&songID=12977676


Key=Dm , Tempo 117, Length (m:s)=3:47
8 bar intro, 100 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 108. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 973 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Soloist track has 424 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,
Style is POP_SADE.STY (Pop_Sade -90s Cool Pop-Jazz)
Style MIDI Instruments are : 39/1 Synth Bass (warm), GM2 Bank 1, 54/1 Humming, GM2 Bank 1,
RealTracks in song: ~~1437:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: 1771:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinMuted Ev16 130
RealTracks in song: ~~1442:Sax, Alto, Soloist JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 1267:Synth Pad, PopShiningA-B Ev 120
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)

RealDrums will be substituted :RockLiteEven8^5-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

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Thanks for listening and any comments you might have.


Mystery Man
(c) 2014 Alan D. David, BMI / Diana Randall, BMI

(v1)
Dark eyes with a hypnotic glow
Erotic smile that brings me alive
Shows up at the club each night
Stays above all the talk and jive
Soft spoken, never says too much
Gentle strength in Armani threads
He walks my way passing by the rest
The other girls all turn their heads

CHORUS
A mystery man coming into my space
Got no past that no one can trace
Takes my breath when he takes my hand
I'm captivated by a mystery man
A mystery man

(v2)
Magic feet on the hardwood floor
Body swaying to the melody
The ladies hoping for that special dance
He just smiles says it's saved for me
I feel his breath as it warms my cheek
Holds me close setting off alarms
I'm wishing that the song won't end
It's like magic when I'm in his arms


REPEAT CHORUS

Instrumental Verse

(v3)
A fantasy from a midnight dream
Everything that a man should be
But he's elusive like a butterfly
I'll never have him cuz he's got to be free
Like a whisper in a summer breeze
He disappears right before my eyes
But he'll be back on another night
And once again I'll be hypnotized


REPEAT CHORUS


Edited by Al-David (11/21/14 10:58 PM)
Edit Reason: Forgot to include the lyric ... duh!
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#269314 - 11/21/14 09:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Al & Di,

It's so wonderful to hear Di singing again!!!! You go girl! And perfect sax solo.

I love the Sade sexy vibe of this song and production.


Josie

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#269319 - 11/21/14 10:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Great tune. Nice to have Di back singing. What a talent she is. Good job on the falsetto BGV's to Al.

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#269334 - 11/21/14 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie!

Alan here. Thank you so much. Di's sleeping, trying to get some of her strength back. We sure do appreciate your kind words. And yeah, that Sade sound is right up her alley. There is much she can't sing, and sing, good, outside of Rap, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock. I wish I could sing even half that good!

Thanks again! Best to ya ...

Alan & Di
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#269336 - 11/21/14 11:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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HI Charlie ...

Alan here. Di's sleeping, trying to get some rest. Thank you so much for the very nice comments. We truly appreciate the listen and the kind words.

I'm not so sure how good that falsetto is, but my body will never forgive me!

Best to ya ...

Alan & Di
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#269369 - 11/22/14 05:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Hello Alan and Di,

It's so good to hear Di singing again!
I am very glad she's doing better.
Creating all of this, music, lyrics, vocals etc. in about six hours is quite an achievement!
I really like this song. Di's got just the voice for this. Lots of respect that she managed to get this right after a period of not being able to sing at all.
Alan, in our opinion the backing vocals could be changed a little in order to work better in the song.
I'm thinking different notes, higher or lower pitch maybe. Possibly two or more voices. If you like you could send us a version without the backing vocals. I'm pretty sure Anne-Marie can come up with some very nice harmonies here for you to sing. Should some of them be too high, I'm pretty sure she'd like to sing those higher parts for you.

The overall production sounds crispy and clear through my speakers.
The sax soloist really rocks!!

Very well done,
Rob
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#269386 - 11/22/14 06:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Alan and Di, The sax fits like a hand in a glove. Di, terrific vocal. Right in your wheelhouse. Great mix - sounds clean and clear. You both have a firm grip on this style. Good job! Tom

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#269399 - 11/22/14 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan and Di,

It's nice to hear Di singing again!
Great vocals. Great sax track.
I'd accept Rob's offer re the background vocals.
Enjoyable listen.

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#269406 - 11/22/14 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Di - Welcome Back! Great to hear you singing! You sound terrific...

Nice write, guys. One of your best. Y'all do this style well...

The production and mix are really good. The only thing that I would change are the opening notes of the sax. They are a bit abrupt, rapid fire - right there at the start. I heard passages in the lead that were a little more drawn out (notes) that would make the opening smoother (and more inviting, seductive, to match Di's vocal..)

I agree with Guenter - definitely take Anne-Marie's offer (or Rob's, actually) for additional BGVs. Alan - nothing against your girly voice smile - but I think you would be better off doing a low harmony (Alan as Barry White).

I like it!

Good to see you "back in the saddle"...

floyd

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#269445 - 11/22/14 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Al and Di,
Good to hear you're back, Di, your vocals were perfect.

I agree with Guenter and floyd, there are some amazing singers on hear.

best wishes and keep them coming!!

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#269560 - 11/22/14 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Cool song!! Great pop feel, and the lyrics are engaging and fit the musical vibe perfectly. It's good to see that Di has made such a quick recovery-she sounds great! This would have been a cool song for Sade. Really nice job all the way around!! Take care. Greg

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#269600 - 11/22/14 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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We're listening w/o the perspective of
having listened to Sade -- never have.

So to me this is just a really fine Al & Di
song and that's plenty good enough
for us.

Di sounds great -- even without knowing
what she's been through...she sounds great.

And, the supporting arrangement is
absolutely tailor made for her vocal.

Great job guys and what a fine
re-entry!

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#269658 - 11/22/14 04:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Hi, Al & Di !:))


I am sorry for Di´s ordeal
and really hope that she´s
made a full recovery, I´ve
also had a cerebral haemorrhage
luckily quite an easy one but
nevertheless...... This song
is your best both as a composition
and performed !! Absolutely
wonderfull (and I love those
chords too) !!!

Cheers
Dani

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#269926 - 11/23/14 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mystery Man - New Song Featuring Diana Randall [Re: Al-David]
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Really cool song. Excellent lyrics and singing. Well done

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