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#287844 - 03/13/15 02:47 PM [User Showcase] All I want
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This week song:

All I want

A love song I wrote for Anne-Marie's birthday.
Although her birthday was last year, I finally came up with the song this year grin
(Wiser Woman, one of our previous songs, was also written for her birthday, two years ago).
Anyway, now it's her turn to write me one because my birthday will be next week whistle

The song features the very nice Joni Mitchell style. I immediately liked the piano playing and started to experiment with some chords.
For MIDI tracks we usually use the Forte DXI but this time I needed a piano that would sound a little bit sharper, so I decided to use the Musyng Kite light soundfont along with the BassMidi SF2 soundfont loader. Finally I rendered the MIDI tracks with the program SynthFont.

Further specifics:
Style is P_JONI.STY (Joni Mitchel piano)
MIDI Instruments: Acoustic Piano (1), Acoustic Piano (2), Synth Strings 1 (51), Standard MIDI drums
2478:Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 110
1175:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm PopCalypso Ev 100
1680:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
Soloist: 2448 Electric Background PopDreamyBrent Ev085 (is there any other? smile )

Hope you like it! Any comments are welcome.

Regards,
Rob

Lyrics:

All I want

All I really want. All I really need is your caring
When you reach for me, when you say that all is fine

And though there's less that I fear, still more than enough to worry
That's when you tell me that, that's when you say to just let it go

Some days we're miles away, never close enough
We keep the days within our minds.
They're never very far

What I never knew, is what I've come to find in your presence
Learn to feel at ease with myself. Letting days go by

And much sooner than I thought, those restless days seem to vanish
I'm getting closer now to ourselves, to who I could be

Some days we're out of reach. The longing's building up
We keep the days within our hearts. They're never far apart

All I ever want. All I ever need is your loving
When you tell me that, when you say that you're doing fine

There is so much more to see, so much more to learn when we want to
When I reach for you, when I say that I'm doing fine

At times we're miles away. Never close enough
We keep the days within our minds
We're never far apart



Edited by R & AM (03/13/15 03:47 PM)
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#287865 - 03/13/15 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Rob

Nice tune, pleasant lyrics, and very nice vocal delivery.

The slow build really helped to introduce anticipation and presence.

Good overall balance

Thanks for sharing
Trevor
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#287878 - 03/13/15 07:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Another top notch production. I'm sure Anne Marie loves the birthday song. This is a good write and performance and you did a good job on the piano part and vocals.


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#287885 - 03/13/15 10:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Great tune.
Very enjoyable.
Rob.

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#287895 - 03/14/15 01:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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beautiful.
Anne Marie should be proud of this song for her,
beautiful.

The soloist fitted perfectly.

The minimal video really suited the song.

Happy birthday next week, Rob!!

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#287921 - 03/14/15 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob,

very nice tune and lyrics.
Great vocals and harmony.
I'm sure Anne-Marie loves it.
Enjoyable listen.

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#287931 - 03/14/15 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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I just love your chord progressions and this song showcases your creativity well.
And your production and mix and instrument choices are perfect!

Wonderful song!

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#287946 - 03/14/15 09:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Rob

Nice tune, pleasant lyrics, and very nice vocal delivery.

The slow build really helped to introduce anticipation and presence.

Good overall balance

Thanks for sharing
Trevor




Hi Rob,
You love her and it shows ☺
What a nice love song, Anne-Marie will be glad I'm sure.
Happy birthday!

Fred

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#287979 - 03/14/15 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Another really pretty song!! Really interesting melody and chord changes, nice arrangement, and beautiful vocals (love the harmonies!). Another winner!! Take care. Greg

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#288026 - 03/14/15 08:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Rob,
This is beautiful. I'm sure Anne-Marie must feel it was worth the wait. I particularly like the chord changes. Very intriguing.
SD

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#288046 - 03/15/15 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Good write - a nice love song. Nicely produced, as always.

Well sung and recorded. Crisp.

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#288064 - 03/15/15 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Wow! Lots of thoughts on this one...

1)
Quote:
A love song I wrote for Anne-Marie's birthday.

As awesome as these words of love may be (and they are very compelling) the REAL love song is your life together. The words only describe what already is.

2)
Quote:
Although her birthday was last year, I finally came up with the song this year grin

she doesn't have a birthday this year too? wink

3)
Quote:
For MIDI tracks we usually use the Forte DXI but this time I needed a piano that would sound a little bit sharper, so I decided to use the Musyng Kite light soundfont along with the BassMidi SF2 soundfont loader. Finally I rendered the MIDI tracks with the program SynthFont.

that worked out very well! The piano is perfect for the tune!

4) I really liked the guitar decoration in the middle. Sometimes such passages don't work in the context of the song, but this one was spot-on!

5) I always enjoy your chord progressions.. they are never cookie cutter duplications of a hundred other songs, and they always perfectly match the mood of the song!

6) Harmony is very good... I don't see any mention in your introductory details... did you get Anne-Marie to sing on her own birthday present??

7) I thought the lyrics were very touching... expressions of exactly the sort of thought process that we all go through when we stop thinking of ourselves as one, and progress to the realization that a couple can be understood as a singular entity. Your choice of words here is a good example of that:
Quote:
I'm (singular) getting closer now to ourselves (plural), to who I (singular)could be


8) this line is the clincher: when you find somebody who enables your understanding and makes life more alive and comfortable than it once was... that's what puts the love in the love song!
Quote:
What I never knew, is what I've come to find in your presence
Learn to feel at ease with myself. Letting days go by


9) Rob, every single time I hear one of your songs I am surprised all over again by the quality of your voice! You were born to sing and write songs! You've found your niche!

In summary, I think this is a beautiful song by any standard... but as a love song it sparkles like a diamond! If these words are a true indication of your feelings, It sounds like the two of you were destined to be together!

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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#288068 - 03/15/15 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob.

A really nice and very special birthday present.

Beautifully performed, arranged and recorded.

Anne Marie is very lucky.

ROG.

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#288115 - 03/15/15 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Rob

Nice tune, pleasant lyrics, and very nice vocal delivery.

The slow build really helped to introduce anticipation and presence.

Good overall balance

Thanks for sharing
Trevor




Thank you Trevor!

Originally Posted By: c_fogle
Another top notch production. I'm sure Anne Marie loves the birthday song. This is a good write and performance and you did a good job on the piano part and vocals.


Charlie


Thank you Charlie!

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Great tune.
Very enjoyable.
Rob.


Thank you Rob!
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#288271 - 03/17/15 06:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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The build, the progression, the lyric,
the melody and the typical great
vocal and mix all add up to one
heckuva birthday present. And it is
a perfect fit for the J&B marriage
also.

Thanks!

J&B
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#288326 - 03/17/15 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: gibson]
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Thank you Alyn!

yes, I think she's proud (a little bit), haha.
Next week I'll be 50, hmmm, time sure flies (when you're getting older)

Rob.
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#288327 - 03/17/15 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Rob,

very nice tune and lyrics.
Great vocals and harmony.
I'm sure Anne-Marie loves it.
Enjoyable listen.

Guenter


thank you Guenter!

Yes she does, haha
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#288328 - 03/17/15 05:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: gruverider]
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Originally Posted By: gruverider
I just love your chord progressions and this song showcases your creativity well.
And your production and mix and instrument choices are perfect!

Wonderful song!


thank you Lawrence,

always appreciated!
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#288470 - 03/18/15 11:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: someone

Anne Marie is very lucky.


Then, of course, there is the school of thought that says "lucky is the man that has a woman who inspires him to write love songs"

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#288563 - 03/19/15 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: All I want [Re: RnAM]
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Wow! I really think this is a great song! It seems like it could be a Dan Fogelberg song to me. I really like the feel and execution of it.

Thanks for sharing it! Great story too!
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