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#113346 - 05/05/11 06:41 AM [User Showcase] New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee
Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1182
Loc: Scotland
George Nelson Offline
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Hi All,

Here is a new song.
I wrote it because I am retiring soon and thought this was how I would feel.

Here it is: Here it is Sweet Freedom


Style is _12STACS.STY (Slow 12-String Ac. w/band (85RS))
Style MIDI Instruments are :
RealTracks in style: ~~683:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 621:Pedal Steel, Background Easy Ev 136
RealTracks in song: 1283:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryShuffleBrent Sw 120
RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven8^5-HiHat,Ride
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Lyrics

Sweet freedom is here now at last it came today
Sweet freedom is where I will bask faraway
Sweet freedom on an island bathing in the sun
Sweet freedom sweet freedom I have won

As the years went slowly by
All I had to do was just comply
Even though I wanted to be free
I had to work and earn my money

But sweet freedom is here now at last it came today
Sweet freedom is where I will bask faraway
Sweet freedom on an island bathing in the sun
Sweet freedom sweet freedom I have won

Instrumental

Sweet freedom is here now at last it came today
Sweet freedom is where I will bask faraway
Sweet freedom on an island bathing in the sun
Sweet freedom sweet freedom I have won

Oh let me tell you now
Sweet freedom is here now at last it came today
Sweet freedom is where I will bask faraway
Sweet freedom on an island bathing in the sun
Sweet freedom sweet freedom I have won


Let me know what you think.

Best regards
George


Edited by George Nelson (05/05/11 07:51 AM)
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#113347 - 05/05/11 11:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: George Nelson]
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Sundance Offline
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Hey Michee,

You did a good job putting together the tracks and trying out some new things. Altho, I don't really hear you as a "country" singer - I personally like your voice in more of a pop arrangement - the feeling of your song and celebrating your freedom is from the heart and I can certainly relate to that.

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#113348 - 05/06/11 01:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 10/03/07
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limbery Offline
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Might I suggest you try remixing it with a little less of the guitar and steel while you're singing, as well as having the guitar and steel trade off for maybe 8 bars each on the solo part?....It sounds a bit too busy IMHO....Good tune though and congrats on your retirement! (I know I'm enjoying mine<G>)

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#113349 - 05/06/11 05:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: Sundance]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi Josie,

I listened to a song that had only one verse and the rest was chorus (the song was Storms Never Last by Dr Hook)

So I thought, I have never tried that ... so I did

Your Quote
Quote:

Altho, I don't really hear you as a "country" singer




I don't consider myself a singer of any kind, just someone who is having great fun with Band In a Box (although I get envious when I hear some people on the forum sing as they have that authentic country voice)

Sometimes when you try something new it can be good , or, a complete disaster, but, I still have fun either way.

Thanks for listening and your nice comments

Best regards
George
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#113350 - 05/06/11 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: limbery]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi limbery,
I have re-mixed the song as your advice.
Let me know if it is any better.

Thanks for listening and your nice comments

Best regards
George
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#113351 - 05/06/11 09:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: George Nelson]
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Nice one, George.
I like the song and sentiment. (I've been 'free' for six months now...)

John
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#113352 - 05/06/11 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: George Nelson]
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limbery Offline
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Yes, I think it sounds like it's more "produced" now.... but of course....It's what "you" think that's the most important....

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#113353 - 05/06/11 01:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: Skyline]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi John,

Thanks for taking a listen and your nice comments.

I hope that there are not enough hours in the day to let me enjoy the relaxation of retirement.

Best regards
George
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#113354 - 05/06/11 02:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: George Nelson]
Registered: 04/01/11
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Loc: Maryland
SpaceDog Offline
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George,
Very nice. It sounds like you had fun writing it. That's what it's all about after all.

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#113355 - 05/07/11 03:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: SpaceDog]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi SpaceDog,

Yeah, I did have fun writing it.
As you say,
Quote:

That's what it's all about after all




Thanks for taking a listen.

Best regards
George
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#113356 - 05/07/11 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: George Nelson]
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George,

I really like this. Nice job all around.

Bob
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#113357 - 05/07/11 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: rsdean]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for the nice comments.
Very much appreciated.

Best regards
George
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#113358 - 05/07/11 09:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: George Nelson]
Registered: 12/22/09
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George- this has something special mixed in there, really. I like the vocal treatment. Kind of anthem-like, it's infectious! This is one you get done listening to and hum that chorus- as I'm doing right now. You know I'm always one to suggest this or that, but I'd say leave it be- it's right on. Like I said, there's a certain blend that's very appealing. Maybe it's hitting my 70's sweet spot, where everything goes [or went] when it came to instrumentation and all. Something good afoot in this one. Let it ride- this is just a cool infectious track! I envy your retirement, btw. Mine will surely be something like this- 'hello, welcome to K-Mart!' as I greet people coming in just to make a buck to survive!

Dan
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#113359 - 05/08/11 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song - Sweet Freedom - Michee [Re: Shockwave199]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi Dan,

Thank you so much for listening and commenting on my song.

Glad you liked it.

A happy accident for the vocal sound (definitely not planned )

Best regards
George
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