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#322911 - 12/04/15 05:33 AM [User Showcase] Stole Her
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floyd jane Offline
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Love can't be taken for granted...

The Band:
Style is _BALADE.STY (Ctry Ballad w/ el. guit (85 RS))
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1767:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

I played the lead guitars.
And vibraphone (it mirrors one of the guitars in spots).

Background vocals and harmonies: the janettes! (Janice Merritt & me).


STOLE HER

i found her crying outside the park
the tears on her face would break anyone's heart
he hadn't shown up....she needed to talk
i listened over coffee and a two hour walk
in time i made that girl mine
'cause some other fool was blind

   i stole her from somebody who didn't treat her right
   (how could he let her go)
   i stole her.. he got what was coming for not holding her tight
   (when she needed it most)
   love can't be taken for granted
   her heart can't take being alone
   i stole her from somebody who didn't care
   until she was gone

life gets hectic, out of control
that day-to-day taking its toll
doing the things that had to be done
neglecting the most important one
when she needed me i wasn't there
somebody else showed they cared

   he stole her from somebody who didn't treat her right
   (how could you let her go)
   he stole her.. i got what was coming for not holding her tight
   (when she needed it most)
   love can't be taken for granted
   her heart can't take being alone
   he stole her from somebody who didn't care
   until she was gone



Janice - Thank You!!! (you, too, Bud!)

Have at it.

floyd

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#322928 - 12/04/15 07:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

this is one of your stories I love so much!
First thing that hit me was the excellent
drums sound. And second the vocals and the Janettes.
So beautiful. It was an adventure listening
on my Stax for several times.
Your guitars give the song a nice recognition value.
Thanks a lot.

Guenter
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#322929 - 12/04/15 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Like the song, love the lyrics, great choices of instruments and a quality lead guitarist....
Background vocals are excellent and set well in the mix.

Small nits - The overall mix lacks high's and sparkle, the overall mix comes across too hot on my system mildly distorting the lead vocal.
At the 1:02 mark - the word 'love' is lost in the mix.

Overall impression. A really good write and arrangement. This is another of your really strong songs that leaves me wondering how you aren't in Nashville writing for everybody and your writes occupying 5-6 spots on the top ten....



Edited by Charlie Fogle (12/04/15 07:42 AM)
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#322967 - 12/04/15 09:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: boehm]
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floyd jane Offline
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Floyd,

this is one of your stories I love so much!
First thing that hit me was the excellent
drums sound. And second the vocals and the Janettes.
So beautiful. It was an adventure listening
on my Stax for several times.
Your guitars give the song a nice recognition value.
Thanks a lot.

Guenter

Guenter - Thanks for your continued support. We certainly appreciate it...

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#322971 - 12/04/15 09:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Like the song, love the lyrics, great choices of instruments and a quality lead guitarist....
Background vocals are excellent and set well in the mix.

Small nits - The overall mix lacks high's and sparkle, the overall mix comes across too hot on my system mildly distorting the lead vocal.
At the 1:02 mark - the word 'love' is lost in the mix.

Overall impression. A really good write and arrangement. This is another of your really strong songs that leaves me wondering how you aren't in Nashville writing for everybody and your writes occupying 5-6 spots on the top ten....



Hi, Charlie... I've put up a new mix. I fixed the lost love (HA! who would have thought!?). I've attempted to add a bit of sparkle. I'm not getting the distortion on anything I'm listen on - so let me know if you still hear that...

We'll sit and talk some day.... smile

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#322983 - 12/04/15 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle



Hi, Charlie... I've put up a new mix. I fixed the lost love (HA! who would have thought!?). I've attempted to add a bit of sparkle. I'm not getting the distortion on anything I'm listen on - so let me know if you still hear that...

We'll sit and talk some day.... smile



The mix stole love, you treated her right and stole her back. Ironic? smile

Your changes improved things. Sounds better on my system. Distortion may have not been the correct word, seems it was more of saturation. Things are better now as I listen. Never was bad, just wasn't quite tweaked first go round for me.

It would be my pleasure to chat with you sometime.
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#323002 - 12/04/15 12:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,
You always entertain me with your songs. I have enjoyed every song that you have posted since I have been on the forum. You have such a unique voice that just reaches out and grabs me and totally absorbs me into the world that you have created with your song and because of that unique voice, it is always the focal point when I listen. Your writing skill (and particularly this song) is just outstanding. The Janettes did their job to add spice to it all. Everything is just is excellent.
Sonny

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#323029 - 12/04/15 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Another great song Floyd and Janice!
We love the music and the way you're playing the guitar Floyd.
And especially the chorus is wonderful.
Good lyrics too.
Enjoyed it very much.

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#323041 - 12/04/15 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Very great.
One of your best.

Sergio
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#323056 - 12/04/15 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd and Janice
Sounds very nice on my system lovely production. The guitar layering (and vibraphone) was superb and reminded me of Dan Fogelbergs playing.
Pretty melody and great vocal production all round.
Another good one.

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#323058 - 12/04/15 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))


I got a new Floydfav right now!

I simply can´t recall you´ve been
better before ! and that goes for
Janice too ! Somehow this feels
like the smoothiest I´ve heard from
you so far ?

Cheers
Dani


Edited by dani48 (12/04/15 04:26 PM)

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#323067 - 12/04/15 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd,

Brilliant song... yet again!

Your performance is outstanding and perfectly complemented by Janice's backing vocals. The thing that really stood out is just how incredibly professional everything sounded. The instruments you've used and the way you've mixed them just couldn't get any better. The melody and the chords... fantastic! This work could stand proudly beside anything coming out of professional studios. This song is definitely at the 'champagne and caviar' end of the spectrum of material that passes through this forum. Once more you've left me sitting here pondering.

All the best,
Noel
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#323082 - 12/04/15 07:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd,

you write a good love song straight from the heart.
You sing this with feeling, almost as if it is auto-biographical, which adds so much to the delivery.
nice harmonies from the janettes.

That bar goes up again, I need to be in the International space station to see it now laugh

wonderful

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#323086 - 12/04/15 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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WOW, what a song!! Very passionate delivery. I love songs where the groove just grabs you. This could have easily made a great Eagles tune with that hypnotic beat, the smooth BGs and the beautiful lead vocal. And the concept being turned around to the singer was really cool-crafted yet real. You are the Zen master Floyd!!! Loved it!! Take care. Greg

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#323130 - 12/05/15 05:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd. Great opener-" i found her crying outside the park
the tears on her face would break anyone's heart
he hadn't shown up....she needed to talk
i listened over coffee and a two hour walk " I was completely hooked from the beginning. Great lyrics, story and melody. The vocals are very strong. Nice arranging on the background vocals. Janice nails her part again. I am glad to hear you putting in your own custom guitar parts. As good as the real tracks are, it is very difficult to find those fills and lead parts that compliment the song. The mix sounds good to me. You can add this to your ever expanding list of well written and well produced songs. Tom

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#323206 - 12/05/15 11:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd.

You really have the formula for producing this sort of stuff.

Superb backing as always. Did you actually play a vibraphone (much respect), or are we talking keyboards, here? (Still respect, but a real vibraphne? I'd love to have one of those.)

Your vocals are perfect for this song and I particularly like your voice when you stretch into the higher regions. Janice? Well what can I say that I haven't said before? Amazing.

Wonderful song.

ROG.

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#323251 - 12/05/15 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Charlie - thanks for the second go-round...



Originally Posted By: SRP
Hi Floyd,
You always entertain me with your songs. I have enjoyed every song that you have posted since I have been on the forum. You have such a unique voice that just reaches out and grabs me and totally absorbs me into the world that you have created with your song and because of that unique voice, it is always the focal point when I listen. Your writing skill (and particularly this song) is just outstanding. The Janettes did their job to add spice to it all. Everything is just is excellent.
Sonny


Sonny - thanks - for all of that. It is getting to the point that the best listening I can find is right here on this forum... You have added to that... glad you found your way here...


Originally Posted By: RnAM
Another great song Floyd and Janice!
We love the music and the way you're playing the guitar Floyd.
And especially the chorus is wonderful.
Good lyrics too.
Enjoyed it very much.

Rob and Anne-Marie

Thanks to both of you... Merry Christmas to y'all...


Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Very great.
One of your best.

Sergio

Thanks, Sergio...

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#323326 - 12/05/15 06:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Wow another excellent tune. Very cool lyric. Vocal and harmonies were awesome. Loved the way the guitar danced around the melody.

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#323452 - 12/06/15 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: floyd jane]
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Pretty song and very cool call/response chorus. I love that kind of stuff.
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#323487 - 12/06/15 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Stole Her [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Floyd and Janice
Sounds very nice on my system lovely production. The guitar layering (and vibraphone) was superb and reminded me of Dan Fogelbergs playing.
Pretty melody and great vocal production all round.
Another good one.

Thank you, Peter. Been a while since I heard any Fogelberg... may have to call some up....


Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Floyd !:))


I got a new Floydfav right now!

I simply can´t recall you´ve been
better before ! and that goes for
Janice too ! Somehow this feels
like the smoothiest I´ve heard from
you so far ?

Cheers
Dani

Thanks, Dani - you always say such nice things...

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