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#273630 - 12/09/14 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Just getting older...
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FredM Offline
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https://soundcloud.com/fred-marien/just-getting-older

#2 of the memoires project.
A song written in 1986
Lyrics adapted to present day emotion.
Hope you like
All comments welcome!

Live acoustic guitar
Vocals with a little help from autotune :-)
EZ Mix for mastering
Mix in Reaper

Stijl is _CWAY_PD.STY (Country PedSteel Waylon 176 RS)

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RealTracks in song: ~615:Harmonica,Bckg HeeHaw Sw165
RealTracks in song: ~2293:HoornSectie,PopPads Gel130
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:SideStick, b:Ride
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Just getting older...
Lyrics and music: Fred Marien

Here in my hands I am holding the means
to express myself to you, to tell about my dreams
Oh you know I would love to be there looking you in the eye

It's so hard to write down all the words into verses
but when I 'm with you I don't need to rehearse
then the words just come out and it's strange how they all seem to rhyme

Will you be there, when I come over
there's so much outside, we should discover
Years that I've lost, just getting older
Oh how I miss your head on my shoulder

Where are the times that I finally gave in to
the feeling inside and the fact that I need you
the pressure was gone once I knew it is you that I want

Will you be there, when I come over
there's so much outside, we would discover
Years that I've lost, just getting older
Oh how I miss your head on my shoulder

Ooh I need you
I want to be with you
Now you finally, are inside

Little girl, then a lovely woman
exact the illusion that I ran away from
I know I lost the race but I really don't think I do mind

You will be there, when I come over
there's so much outside, we will discover
Years that I've lost, just getting older
Oh how I miss your head on my shoulder


Edited by FredM (12/10/14 03:06 AM)

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#273640 - 12/09/14 05:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Great tune!! Very melodic and pleasant. Somewhere between CSN and the Beatles-a great place to be. Really nice work! Take care. Greg

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#273670 - 12/10/14 01:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Hi, Fred !:))

This is just outstanding !
Love your vocals and harmonies !
This is just great Fred !
Congrats !!!!:))


....and Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
and A Most Creative and Inspirational New
Year !

Cheers
Dani

PS

I can relate to your lyrics Fred !!!!

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#273683 - 12/10/14 02:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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That certainly leans to Crosby Stills and Nash.
The drums are perfect
The vocals are lovely

I really enjoyed that

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#273710 - 12/10/14 05:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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I agree with the CSNY comparison! And that's a good thing!

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#273713 - 12/10/14 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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I'm on board with the CSNY feel.
I was a big fan in their less pompous
early years. Fine vocals here.

Kudos.

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#273732 - 12/10/14 08:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred,

nice tune, great vocals and lovely
harmonies.
I like the harmonica.

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#273776 - 12/10/14 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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A very enjoyable listen, Fred.

A good mix. Very nice vocals.

You sing "like an American" - what's up with that? smile

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#273837 - 12/10/14 07:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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This is a very nice song, good melody, choice of instruments and I really enjoyed your vocals. You are a comfortable fit in this style song. Hope to hear more from you soon.

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#273864 - 12/11/14 12:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Very smooth. Very relaxed. Very easy to listen to! Cheers.
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#273870 - 12/11/14 01:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred.

OUTSTANDING.

Loved the whole thing.

I agree with the Crosby-Stills-Nash references, with maybe a bit of Garfunkel thrown in.

A VERY professional package all round.

ROG.

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#273891 - 12/11/14 04:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Excellent song. I am hearing a little Moody Blues in the song. Singing, playing, lyrics = well done
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#273972 - 12/11/14 11:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred, a very beatiful song!! Very fine the arrengement, nice vocal harmonies, and very good job with the acoustic guitar. Great!

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#274001 - 12/11/14 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred.

Lovely song and indeed... a CSN sound.
Beautiful harmonies.

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#274031 - 12/11/14 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Fred.

OUTSTANDING.

Loved the whole thing.

I agree with the Crosby-Stills-Nash references, with maybe a bit of Garfunkel thrown in.

A VERY professional package all round.

ROG.


I agree 100%.

This sounds like it came from Garfunkel's 'Breakaway' album and that is one of my favorite albums.

This is a keeper.
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#274219 - 12/12/14 06:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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This is just really nice. Is that your voice doing all the parts? I love that they are soft, but not too breathy, not forced, just letting the chords do the work. This could be a Graham Nash or a Justin Hayward tune - a great mash-up in my opinion, CSN and Moody Blues.

I believe I will have another listen and add it to SC faves! Great work.

Cheers,
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Edited by BruceI (12/13/14 02:46 PM)
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#274365 - 12/13/14 02:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Hello everyone,
In September I decided to study jazz at the local music academy. I played guitar since I was 17, intuitively. Stopped playing gigs since 1987.
At the academy we practice with BIAB, and there I saw the possibilities of this wonderful software to perhaps finally record the old stuff, to leave something to the grandchildren . So I purchased the 2014 version (2015 followed already ), you folks were the tryout croud, and the rest of the story you all know.
You are a wonderful audience,open minded,always positively reinforcing and I thank you for that.
Pat Marr, your words about the dog and the hoop are very true.
For this song there were comparisons with CSN, Beatles,Moody Blues, Garfunkel... I stand very, very humble in their company. Listening to the standard of production on this forum I feel pretty small pretty often too.
Thank you all for taking time to listen. For any composer,I think it's essential to have folks to listen to his or hers production, like a painter can put his or hers pictures at an exhibition. That's what creative expression is all about.
I will do my best to listen,and comment to my ability, as much as possible, to your compositions.
So on to the next song, and I think that one will rock !!!!

@Bruce
Vocals are doubled (2tracks) L&R panned 40%
Backing doubled L&R panned 75%
EZmix did the job in the mix :-)

Grtz to you all !
F

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#274599 - 12/14/14 05:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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FredM,

Neat song. Definitely a Moody Blues and Art Garfunkel vibe. Also kinda' like one of my all time favorite groups, Matthews Southern Comfort. (Trust me, that's a great compliment!) Enjoyable and interesting mix. Did you record one guitar part to follow your voice or is that "just" great track editing?
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#274694 - 12/15/14 09:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: JimFogle
FredM,

Neat song. Definitely a Moody Blues and Art Garfunkel vibe. Also kinda' like one of my all time favorite groups, Matthews Southern Comfort. (Trust me, that's a great compliment!) Enjoyable and interesting mix. Did you record one guitar part to follow your voice or is that "just" great track editing?


Jim,
Thanks for listening and commenting.
Guitar is doubled fingerpicking "dust in the wind" - like. Got lucky with the track editing I guess :-)
Going to look up Matthews Southern Comfort :-)
Grtz
Fred

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#274766 - 12/15/14 03:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just getting older... [Re: FredM]
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Fred, Great harmonies. I enjoyed it a lot. Nice work. Tom

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