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#312317 - 09/30/15 05:55 PM [User Showcase] Whenever I See You
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I have been out for a few weeks, dealing with life. smile I hope to be around more frequently.

I just re-arranged and re-recorded this song that I actually wrote 5 years ago, after both my daughters got married within a 12 month time frame (the year of my almost-bankruptcy). I was thinking about all the feelings and emotions that a dad experiences when he gives his daughter away for marriage, and wrote this song. I hope you enjoy it...

Whenever I See You

Here are the RT's/RD's used...

RealTracks in song: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 869:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernRnBRockWarmA-B Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 621:Pedal Steel, Background Easy Ev 136
RealTracks in song: 511:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Dire Ev 140
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleBrushesCountryPopEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes
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Edited by Steve Young (09/30/15 07:55 PM)
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#312319 - 09/30/15 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

I always look forward to hearing your songs. I think you have just written a new wedding standard with this one! Very beautiful and touching - great arrangement and vocal delivery as usual. So well done!

Bob
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#312323 - 09/30/15 07:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Only a real loving dad could write such words and mean every word of it. I enjoyed your experience through this song and it is refreshing to hear dads express their love for their family. Nice song with good choice of instruments to compliment your voice. I like your guitar solo and the chords you used in the fiddle part.
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#312333 - 09/30/15 08:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Very nice. Lyrics that evoke deep thought from anyone who has been through this. (I have not.)

Plus you have a voice that is so spot on accurate that the singing almost becomes subliminal and allows the listener to focus on those lyrics. Well done.
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#312337 - 09/30/15 09:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Hey Steve. This is a great tune.
I love the clarity of the mix.
Rob

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#312340 - 09/30/15 09:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Top notch write, performance and production. I enjoyed the melody of this one.

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#312405 - 10/01/15 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi Steve,

a beautiful song in every aspect.
I enjoyed listening a lot.

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#312423 - 10/01/15 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SONG!!
As Sonny said
Quote:
Only a real loving dad could write such words and mean every word of it. I enjoyed your experience through this song and it is refreshing to hear dads express their love for their family. Nice song with good choice of instruments to compliment your voice. I like your guitar solo and the chords you used in the fiddle part.
Sonny


I agree with every word he wrote

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#312438 - 10/01/15 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Almost got teary with this one!! I have an 11 year old daughter and still clearly remember carrying her as a baby. I reflect on her future (and my son's) and think about things like career and marriage. This is a very touching and beautiful song. Arrangement and vocal were excellent as usual. Very sweeeeeet stuff!! Take care. Greg

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#312533 - 10/02/15 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve, Your vocals are tremendous! Nicely written song and a fantastic arrangement. Every instrument is so separated and clear in the mix. Superb editing throughout. I like hearing just that little bit of steel near the end. you are a master at assembling these parts and the time you take and the care you show is clearly evident. Just Beautiful. Tom

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#312666 - 10/02/15 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Hello Steve,

As you know, we're always looking forward to your new contributions.
This is beautiful!
Outstanding vocals and a very professional use of the Pedal Steel RT!
The Dire soloist also works nicely here.

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#312679 - 10/02/15 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: eddie1261]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Steve,

I always look forward to hearing your songs. I think you have just written a new wedding standard with this one! Very beautiful and touching - great arrangement and vocal delivery as usual. So well done!

Bob


Thanks, Bob! Always great to hear from you. Glad you like it.

Originally Posted By: SRP
Only a real loving dad could write such words and mean every word of it. I enjoyed your experience through this song and it is refreshing to hear dads express their love for their family. Nice song with good choice of instruments to compliment your voice. I like your guitar solo and the chords you used in the fiddle part.
Sonny


Thank you, Sonny. I have been very blessed with a wonderful, close-knit family. Thanks for your kind words!

Originally Posted By: eddie1261
Very nice. Lyrics that evoke deep thought from anyone who has been through this. (I have not.)

Plus you have a voice that is so spot on accurate that the singing almost becomes subliminal and allows the listener to focus on those lyrics. Well done.


Hi Eddy! Nice to see you back around here. Really appreciate your very kind words.
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#312685 - 10/02/15 06:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Beautifully written and beautifully done Steve.

Josie

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#312712 - 10/03/15 02:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Hello,

nice song, very melodic.
you've got a great voice for this kind of music.
I enjoyed it.

Hello.
Sergio.
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#312715 - 10/03/15 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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What a lovely song Steve, an arrangement smooth as honey. Top class vocals as usual. Thanks for letting us hear this one.

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#312766 - 10/03/15 07:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Steve, Your vocals are tremendous! Nicely written song and a fantastic arrangement. Every instrument is so separated and clear in the mix. Superb editing throughout. I like hearing just that little bit of steel near the end. you are a master at assembling these parts and the time you take and the care you show is clearly evident. Just Beautiful. Tom


Steve - Tom often says the same things I think as listen...so +1 to all he said...

As always, your production is a work of art. Super nice editing on the Dire solo to keep it from sounding like "the Dire solo" (that it so often does).

It is a real talent to be able to write "plain speak" lyrics that convey real emotion (and do not sound trite)... you do that so well, so consistently.

There is a reason that "Beautiful" is used so often to describe your work.

floyd


PS - thanks for the nice comments in the Learning thread (didn't want to bump it again)
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#312796 - 10/03/15 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Gorgeous country ballad here. Excellent work. Love the arrangement.
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#312838 - 10/03/15 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Lovely! What a tribute for them and with such feeling from Dad. And then
the icing on the cake consists of the heartfelt write and vocals. Oh, and
then there is the Steve Young high bar production values to marinate
it all. Greg and floyd used up the best superlatives for this...but we
sincerely agree with them.

Wonderful.

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#312847 - 10/03/15 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

I don't know what's in the drinking water at Canyon Lake TX but... wow! You consistently present the forum with outstanding work. The melodies you write are amongst the best I've ever heard, your arrangements always hook my imagination and effortlessly carry me along on the song's journey and your lyrics are so very effective.

"Beautiful" is an absolute pleasure to listen to. I honestly don't think that music can get any better than this.

I hope that all is travelling well for you and your family,
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#313016 - 10/04/15 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whenever I See You [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Hey Steve. This is a great tune.
I love the clarity of the mix.
Rob


Hey Rob, good to hear from you. Glad you like the mix. Thanks!

Originally Posted By: c_fogle
Top notch write, performance and production. I enjoyed the melody of this one.

Charlie


Charlie, thanks for dropping in on this one. Really appreciate your kind words. Glad you enjoyed it.

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Steve,

a beautiful song in every aspect.
I enjoyed listening a lot.

Guenter


Thanks, Guenter! Always good to hear from you!

Originally Posted By: gibson
Steve,

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SONG!!
As Sonny said
Quote:
Only a real loving dad could write such words and mean every word of it. I enjoyed your experience through this song and it is refreshing to hear dads express their love for their family. Nice song with good choice of instruments to compliment your voice. I like your guitar solo and the chords you used in the fiddle part.
Sonny


I agree with every word he wrote

Alyn


Hi Alyn, thanks so much! Appreciate you taking the time to listen and post!

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Almost got teary with this one!! I have an 11 year old daughter and still clearly remember carrying her as a baby. I reflect on her future (and my son's) and think about things like career and marriage. This is a very touching and beautiful song. Arrangement and vocal were excellent as usual. Very sweeeeeet stuff!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg! I still had a hard time singing it when I recorded it this week, even after 5 years. I think it must be allergy season, my throat kept getting choked up! smile My youngest is now 30, and between the 2 daughters we now have 4 grandkids, and a 5th on the way. Life is good! Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment!

Steve
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