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#296155 - 05/21/15 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Brighter Than Any Star
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Noel suggested I post this in a separate thread. It's just my modest attempt at his great song. Hope you enjoy it.


https://soundcloud.com/90-db/brighter-than-any-star-final-copy-1


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Bob

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#296203 - 05/21/15 09:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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One could not ask for more. This is a perfect match of excellent writing and vocals. Great production and interpretation.

Thanks for doing this for Noel and posting so the rest of us can enjoy.

Charlie
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#296215 - 05/22/15 01:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Bob,

this is a beautiful interpretation.
I really enjoyed it.

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#296254 - 05/22/15 01:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Hello Bob,

I like the melody, but you don't indicate which tracks were recorded by you, and which tracks were generated by Band-in-a-Box or RealBand, specially the beautiful strings.
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#296257 - 05/22/15 01:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Y'all outghta be proud of this.
A great interpretation of a great song.

Modest? Maybe from your perspective
but the outcome is far from modest.

We both enjoyed it -- a lot.

J&B
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#296285 - 05/23/15 05:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Thanks for listening and the kind remarks.

PRADON - Everything is BIAB, except for the orchestration, which was sequenced in Sonar with Dimension Pro and Aria.


Regards,

Bob

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#296288 - 05/23/15 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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I had to go back and find the original and have a listen.

This was and is a great song. Both versions deliver a memorable performance. I like both versions.

The piano & strings based second version add a new dimension to the song. Which one's better? Well, I'd hate to be the judge on THAT panel.

Well done.
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#296294 - 05/23/15 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Less we forget comments from the original post of this great song and the thought of it being a 'good match' for Bob to sing, in the words of Floyd Jane;


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#296312 - 05/23/15 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Beautifully done!! This version is more polished and radio ready. Vocals and strings are really nice. But, I always love hearing songwriters doing their own songs too. So, glad I had the chance to listen to both! Take care. Greg

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#296368 - 05/23/15 11:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Bob. What a great version. Wonderful vocal. Noel must be so pleased (I know I have been so delighted with other singer's interpretation of my songs). Lovely, lovely, lovely.

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#296390 - 05/24/15 02:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Great write great rendition.
Rob.

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#296393 - 05/24/15 04:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Herb, Charlie, Greg, Josie & Rob,

Thanks for listening and the kind comments.


Regards,

Bob

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#296414 - 05/24/15 08:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,

You are too modest. This is a great interpretation of a great song.

Well done

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#296457 - 05/24/15 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob (and Noel),

I remember this one from before. Like Herb, I like both versions. That's a testimony to a very well written song! But Bob, I really LIKE the character of your voice. The sincerity of the lyrics really come through with your performance. Good job!

Steve
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#296464 - 05/24/15 07:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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WOW Bob, what a great arrangement and vocal. I love all the little touches and instruments you weaved in and out with the orchestra and the big dramatic drum flourishes. If I were Noel, I know I'd have a big smile on my face. (Kind of fun to cover another former member's song huh? LOL! That's for teasing about the one I did for Charlie last year. wink grin )

Beautifully done. Kudos to Noel too for writing such a super big ballad.

Josie

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#296484 - 05/25/15 04:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Alyn & Steve,

Thanks for listening and the kind remarks.

Josie- Thanks. It was fun to do this great song.

p.s. I don't remember teasing you - I hope I wasn't unkind (I can be). eek

Regards,

Bob

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#296486 - 05/25/15 04:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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That's excellent! The vocal sound is superb. Whatever gear/setting/chain you're using, it's as professional sounding as anything out there.

Your vocal performance is top notch.
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#296613 - 05/25/15 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,

Both Josie's are correct.

I'm 1,000% incredibly impressed with what you've brought to this song. I didn't know it could sound so good. Even though I wrote it, that first time I heard what you had done with it, it was like listening to a whole new song. Your honest and sincere performance awoke memories within me that I'd forgotten long ago. I cannot thank you enough for creating such a fine version of "Brighter Than Any Star".

I'm still playing it regularly.

Thank you smile

All the best to you and Penny,
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#296662 - 05/26/15 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob, this is among your best vocal performances that you have posted. Sung with great feeling and sincerity. It also a great mix. Sounds terrific! And Noel, I loved it the first time and now even more. A great write. A great collab, Tom

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#296793 - 05/27/15 04:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brighter Than Any Star [Re: olemon]
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Originally Posted By: olemon
That's excellent! The vocal sound is superb. Whatever gear/setting/chain you're using, it's as professional sounding as anything out there.

Your vocal performance is top notch.




Scott,

Thanks for the kind words.

p.s. We're still working on "Lawn Chair". wink


Regards,

Bob

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