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#365370 - 09/13/16 08:02 PM [User Showcase] Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry.
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This was originally a finger-picking song which didn't hit that spot and dedicated to Elvis, Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, David Bowie, and the musician mates lost in the last 2 years Gary, Stroudie, Alan, Albert and Dick the dogs ( long story hahaha)

SO vocals loaded into BIAB and then the song changed for the better because of the contest.

Angels can sing Rock and Roll

At least there's something we now know
there's no reason for him to go
but the difference in the way we speak and hold it tight oh no-o
at least there's something we now know
we now know angels can sing rock and roll

there's still a lot that we got left
all the memories just won't fade
gones the difference in the way we speak and hold it tight oh no-o
at least there's something we now know
we now know angels can sing rock and roll

aah just a king
ooh just a king
I'll never know
if it's gonna come true like they say
might as well do as they say
it doesn't matter

all as one we feel the same
each feels different as a name
but the difference in the way we speak and hold it tight oh no-o
at least there's something we now know
we now know angels can sing rock and roll

ooh just a king
ooh just a king
I'll never know
if it's gonna come true like they say
might as well do as they say
it doesn't matter
anymore

Style is _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica)

RealTracks in style: 2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1639:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkBreezy Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 2552:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Songwriter16ths Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 367:Guitar, Electric, Background Dreamy Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1770:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinChords Ev16 130
Loop in Song: Dubstep\Dubstep - robo_wars_150_drum_loop_1_a_sharp_minor ev8.wav
RealDrums in style: BrushesPop8thsSwirl: a: Swirl Tap b: BrushesPop8thsSwirl
vocals Alyn and the Flab Four.


enjoy

Alyn
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#365383 - 09/14/16 01:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

No-one, absolutely no-one creates and presents music like you. Without exception, at the end of your songs, I always find myself sitting back in my chair and reflecting on your lyrics. You make me think and I really like that. Too many fine people have definitely left Earth way too soon.

Thank you for yet another journey in music and thought.

All the best,
Noel
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#365405 - 09/14/16 07:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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You're breaking my heart here, boy. Such a sad song!

The chorus is so ethereal...

Thanks for showing off that style. Well done...

fj

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#365407 - 09/14/16 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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I agree with Floyd. This is a great melancholy song.

Beautiful vocals and arrangement.
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#365427 - 09/14/16 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

Wow! Loved it - so beautiful. A new favorite for me...

Bob
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#365465 - 09/14/16 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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Beautiful song Alyn. Loved the vocal, lyric and vocal
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#365482 - 09/14/16 01:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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I was waiting for an explosive change somewhere on the first third of the song,
(Because I really love that in your songs!) but that didn't come.......
what did come was a very cool transition, Very effective chord change like we've come to know so well in your music.

Rob
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#365526 - 09/14/16 08:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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What a cool song Alyn! Great job.

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#365542 - 09/14/16 10:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Alyn,

No-one, absolutely no-one creates and presents music like you. Without exception, at the end of your songs, I always find myself sitting back in my chair and reflecting on your lyrics. You make me think and I really like that. Too many fine people have definitely left Earth way too soon.

Thank you for yet another journey in music and thought.

All the best,
Noel


I started this song when Elvis died in 1977 and finished the lyrics last year when my ole guitar sparring partner Albert died, But as an acoustic guitar song it was "just like any other folk song" THEN this style really brought the song to life.

Thanks for listening and yes too many good folks have passed recently

Alyn
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#365543 - 09/14/16 10:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
You're breaking my heart here, boy. Such a sad song!

The chorus is so ethereal...

Thanks for showing off that style. Well done...

fj


Thanks floyd,
thanks to your use of the ethereal it now makes the chorus almost seem like angels singing.

and yes the _serenad style REALLY works for this song.

Alyn
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#365545 - 09/14/16 10:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
I agree with Floyd. This is a great melancholy song.

Beautiful vocals and arrangement.


Thanks David, as I said in the reply to floyd this style REALLY works in this song.
I sat back and went WOW when I first heard it in BIAB. It was almost perfect as it was, straight from the box.

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#365548 - 09/14/16 11:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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Hello, Alyn

Melancholic and beautiful song with unique chord progressions!
Somehow I feel a trace of John Lennon in your vocals.
Very enjoyable listen.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#365614 - 09/15/16 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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Serenade Songwriter Folktronica--Now, that's a name for a style! This is really cool Alyn!! I do hear the "serenade" element in the music. Very nice tribute! I particularly love the dreamy feel of the choruses. This is vintage GIBSON!! Take care. Greg

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#365637 - 09/15/16 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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Alyn
Very nice. Poignant lyrics, good backing and performance.
Impressive song.

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#365644 - 09/15/16 04:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: gibson]
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a fine performance and a pleasant listen well done with thought provoking lyrics and indeed " different " with a difference

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#365671 - 09/15/16 08:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Alyn,

Wow! Loved it - so beautiful. A new favorite for me...

Bob

Thanks Bob,

so glad you enjoyed
just have to say that you are on a roll at the moment, producing some great songs

Alyn
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#365673 - 09/15/16 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Beautiful song Alyn. Loved the vocal, lyric and vocal


cheers Scott,
So glad you dropped by and commented

Alyn
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#365674 - 09/15/16 08:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Rob Meulman
I was waiting for an explosive change somewhere on the first third of the song,
(Because I really love that in your songs!) but that didn't come.......
what did come was a very cool transition, Very effective chord change like we've come to know so well in your music.

Rob


As I wrote in my reply in the contest forum, I do go quiet sometimes grin , usually when the medication kicks in laugh

thanks for stopping by and commenting

Alyn
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#365911 - 09/17/16 10:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
What a cool song Alyn! Great job.


Thanks for listening and commenting.
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods

Alyn
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#365913 - 09/17/16 11:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll: another contest entry. [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Alyn

Melancholic and beautiful song with unique chord progressions!
Somehow I feel a trace of John Lennon in your vocals.
Very enjoyable listen.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Good to hear from you, so glad you enjoyed it.
Lennon was a great influence on me when I was growing up and in my early recording days I read how his voice was recorded and tried to emulate him!

all the best
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