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#282668 - 01/30/15 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Watching you
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Hello everyone,

One of my solo projects:

Watching you

While checking out the 2015 Everything package (which we just won, thanks to PG music !!) I stumbled upon (which I think is definitely the best so far) 2448 PopDreamyBrent Ev 085 realtrack. Simply gorgeous, and so very functional in all kinds of genres.
The other one featured here is: 1595:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking. One of the very best fingerpicking realtracks so far.
A friend of mine challenged me to add some more dynamics to my vocals, while loosening the 'singing-totally-controlled-and-in-key' demand a little. Well, here is the result.
A pretty dramatic song with some rather theatrical strings (featuring the beautiful free VST plug-in: Tapeworm).
It's about the inability to let go of someone, when you realize you're the one to blame.

As always, any comments are welcome.

Regards,
Rob

Style is _CMPFBHF.STY (Campfire, Fingerpick Hank Ballad)

RealTracks in song: 1513:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1595:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Pop8thsSteady Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2448:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1681:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2334:String Quartet, Rhythm PopChamber Ev 085
Additional VST: Tapeworm vst

Lyrics:

I knew you'd run
I can see you trying
you never wanted this
never really knew
never really thought
it could become like this
that I could be like this
this mean...

I know you will run
no matter what I try to do
no matter what I'd say
letting go so easily
there's no looking back

I listen closely to your
heart beat next to mine
as you're trying to leave the room
getting rid of this
getting rid of me
trying to leave my life

I know you were right
cause this is getting old
I'm getting old
give power to old lovers
to leave things behind

I know you will run
no matter what I try to do
no matter what I'd say
letting go so easily
there's no looking back




Edited by R & AM (01/30/15 04:40 PM)
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#282671 - 01/30/15 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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Very nice work.... Loved the vocals.... falsetto highs rocked it.

I'm just now installing 2015, so I'm looking forward to the new stuff hiding in there....

You showcased this song nicely....
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#282674 - 01/30/15 05:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob,

This is beautiful music. Extremely well presented in every way.

All the best,
Noel
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#282678 - 01/30/15 05:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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Cool arrangement with the new RT's and what a gorgeous vocal.

Josie

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#282682 - 01/30/15 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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Well as Mac owners we'll have to
wait a bit on the new RT's but
it's very cool to hear them put
to use....and in this case VERY
GOOD use.

Really pretty with your typical
high standard of vocals and
production.

Congrats on a wonderful entry
into BiaB 2015!

J&B
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#282706 - 01/30/15 10:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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Clearly, you should listen to that friend more often if they push you to get results like this! laugh

The lyrics come across to me as as stream of conscious and the song feels a bit unstructured... But it's your song, it's got the production values out the wazoo and oozes emotion.

Well done!
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#282722 - 01/31/15 04:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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For many years here in America there was a popular TV, The Lawrence Welk Show" and Mr. Welk featured an orchestra and dancers and singers who were always top notch and technically perfect. It was always of the highest quality. Your performance of this song brought to my mind the feel one of the great tenors from that show was singing the song. Great job.


Charlie
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#282743 - 01/31/15 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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Rob,

The opening (instrumentation) is terrific.

Then, your vocal on that first verse... over the top! Great emotion in it - as a song should be done... nice!!!

Then.. the strings in the chorus - nice - and your falsetto is gorgeous. Not many people can do that so well. Art Garfunkel comes to mind...wow.

Second verse vocal - just as good...

Nice everything. This is one of the best LISTENS I've ever experience on the forum (and there a lot of good ones these days...).

A couple of production notes - and these are simply personal preference things... I thought the guitar solo was a little too busy in spots - for the song... And I thought the ending should have been just the strings - without that final acoustic guitar flourish...

I enjoyed this. Thoroughly.

floyd
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#282753 - 01/31/15 07:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob,

really pretty song with your usual
high standard of vocals and arrangement.
Gorgeous falsetto!

Guenter
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#282764 - 01/31/15 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Hello Herb,

thanks for your very positive comment!
oh, you are definitely going to find some very nice stuff in the 2015 version. For one, the held chord function is great.
There are also some special 'held' real tracks that function even better for this.

Rob
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#282799 - 01/31/15 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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Rob this is really good! Your vocal is outstanding.

You are very good at singing falsetto.

You should be very proud of this one.
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#282828 - 01/31/15 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Rob,

This is beautiful music. Extremely well presented in every way.

All the best,
Noel


Thanks Noel!
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#282829 - 01/31/15 05:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Cool arrangement with the new RT's and what a gorgeous vocal.

Josie


Thanks Josie!
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#282842 - 01/31/15 07:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: RnAM]
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while loosening the 'singing-totally-controlled-and-in-key' demand a little...........Can't say you were successful in this regard but that is a good thing! Your tone and control are as good as anyone on the forum, and better than nearly all. This is beautifully done. Great arrangement, lots of emotion, excellent instrumentation. Top notch all the way!! Take care. Greg

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#282962 - 02/01/15 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice and Bud,

Thanks J & B, always appreciated!
Hope you don't have to wait too long for the RT's.
We're happy Windows users grin

Rob
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#282964 - 02/01/15 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: dcuny]
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Hi David,

Thanks!
We've never heard of wazoo and oozes?

Rob
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#282966 - 02/01/15 02:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Thanks Charlie.
That's definitely a big compliment!

Regards,
Rob
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#283037 - 02/02/15 12:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Thanks, once again!
About your preferences: yes, I think you are right about the ending without acoustic guitar (solely strings), I didn't think of that.
The guitar solo, indeed, has one or two parts that may appear a little bit busy in this, relatively, slow song.
This was the best this soloist would do at the time grin.

Rob
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#283038 - 02/02/15 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Rob,

really pretty song with your usual
high standard of vocals and arrangement.
Gorgeous falsetto!

Guenter


Thanks Guenter!
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#283039 - 02/02/15 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Watching you [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Rob this is really good! Your vocal is outstanding.

You are very good at singing falsetto.

You should be very proud of this one.



Thanks Mario!
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