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#185624 - 12/22/12 07:42 AM [User Showcase] A Night Like This
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I actually wrote this song a couple years ago, but I re-arranged and re-recorded it this past weekend. All the instrumentation on this one is RealTracks/RealDrum, and one track of tambourine. All the vocals are me (once again, cheap labor!) I hope you enjoy it!

A Night Like This

Here are the RT's/RD's used...
RealTracks in song: 995:Bass, Electric, HardRockLA Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 590:Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Rhythm - Simple)
RealTracks in song: 794:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernCountrySync Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2040:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryRob Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^8-a:Snare, HiHat Open , b:Snare, Ride
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Here are the lyrics...

A Night Like This
Words and Music, Copyright Stephen W. Young

Bright stars shining in the sky tonight
There doesn't seem to be a cloud in sight
There's a big moon smiling on your car going down the road
All the trees are swaying to the sound of the radio
A little country, a little rock n roll
The kids are sitting in the back seat
Smiling as they hear you sing
And on a night like this you can do anything
Yeah, on a night like this you can do anything

You haven't seen your mom in it's been too long
Your daddy's getting older but he's still having fun
There's a big apple pie on the table in the dining room
There'll be be deep discussions of trivial stuff
The wisdom in this house is more than enough
The kids are dancing in the front room
Laughing as they hear you sing
And on a night like this you can do anything
Yeah, on a night like this you can do anything

Now the food is ready and it smells so good
You know you'll probably eat more than you should
The people you love gather round the table in the dining room
As you join hands to give thanks it feels so right
But this is nothing special, it's just another night
The kids are sitting at the table
Smiling as they hear you pray
And on a night like this you can do anything
Yeah, on a night like this you can do anything
And with a life like this you can do anything

*****

Merry Christmas!

Steve
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#185625 - 12/22/12 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Steve Young]
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Everything is perfect.
I especially like the harmonies.

Merry Christmas.

Guenter

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#185626 - 12/22/12 10:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: boehm]
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Steve,

as usual, the structure, mix and content of the song were all top-notch! I liked the presentation of the value to be found in family life, lived wholeheartedly and enjoyed for exactly what it is.

I especially liked when you switched the hook from "On a night like this" to "with a LIFE like this..."

After effectively evoking the good memories we all have, you made the association to the source of the goodness. It should be obvious, but I suppose we have reached a time when it sounds profound to hear it stated out loud.

How I envy your various talents! Keep up the good work!

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#185627 - 12/22/12 07:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Pat Marr]
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Steve,

My parents lived about 1200 miles away from
us, wife and 3 kids. We made some number of
journeys up to see them.

Your story touched me so much, for it describes
very closely the trips, the sharing and the times
we all had together.

Think as we age, these times are more and more precious.

Thank you for you work and sharing these touching moments with us.
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#185628 - 12/22/12 09:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: seeker]
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Beautiful scene you painted in this song Steve. Love the ending too.

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#185629 - 12/22/12 11:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Sundance]
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Steve you just keep amazing! Exceptional work! Thanks for sharing! I have not forgot about sending the tracks, just busy. God bless and have a merry Christmas and happy New Year!



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#185630 - 12/22/12 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: PgFantastic]
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great stuff, Steve.
I especially like the outro solos
very enjoyable

Alyn
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#185631 - 12/23/12 12:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: gibson]
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Hi Steve,

Absolutely wonderful on every level. I sat back, eyes closed and simply let the images flow. Your music never disappoints.

My best wishes to you and your family for a peaceful and joy-filled Christmas.

Noel
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#185632 - 12/23/12 01:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Noel96]
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Hi Steve
Very nice. I love the guitar intro.

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#185633 - 12/23/12 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: JoanneCooper]
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You done it again Steve. Every time I listen to your work it amazes me what you do with realtracks.
Well done
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#185634 - 12/23/12 12:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: sinbad]
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Lovely melody you created with your vocal delivery. This is a very sweet song. Nice work. Great writing. I think the BIAB sounds great, but actually may be too powerful for such a soft touch song. But the vocals carry this one through. I like it. Great hook line "on a night like this".

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#185635 - 12/24/12 12:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Nice work Steve I liked the whole song.
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#185636 - 12/24/12 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: RobH]
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Great work! Along with everything else, I especially love the break at 2:30 with choral sound, and the ending.

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#185637 - 12/24/12 05:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Pat Marr]
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Quote:

Steve,

as usual, the structure, mix and content of the song were all top-notch! I liked the presentation of the value to be found in family life, lived wholeheartedly and enjoyed for exactly what it is.

I especially liked when you switched the hook from "On a night like this" to "with a LIFE like this..."

After effectively evoking the good memories we all have, you made the association to the source of the goodness. It should be obvious, but I suppose we have reached a time when it sounds profound to hear it stated out loud.

How I envy your various talents! Keep up the good work!




A big +1

All I can add was you have set the bar a little higher for the rest of us….again!
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#185638 - 12/25/12 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: MarioD]
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Steve Young Offline
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Guenter,

Thanks so much! Glad you like it!

Pat,

Thank you! Your time and comments are always very appreciated. This song is a rather emotional one for me. I lost both my parents in the month of December (my mom when I was 18, and my dad 5 years ago), and they both taught me the lessons I hope I have portrayed in this song.

Frank,

Thanks! As I get older, I am certainly more sentimental. We had a house full of "kids" and grandkids over on Sunday, and lived this song!

---
Steve
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#185639 - 12/25/12 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve Young Offline
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Josie,

Thank you very much! As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Robert,

Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Alyn,

Glad you enjoyed it! I really appreciate your time and kind words.

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Steve
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#185640 - 12/25/12 06:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Steve Young]
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Noel,

Always a pleasure to hear from you! Thanks for your very generous comments. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Joanne,

So nice to hear from you! Glad you enjoyed this!

Chris,

Why, thank you! BIAB has given us some amazing tools! Glad you like this.

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Steve
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#185641 - 12/25/12 06:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Steve Young]
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jptjptjpt, (I hope I spelled that right!)

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed this one, and appreciate your kind words.

Robh,

Glad you like it! Thanks for your comments!

David,

Always appreciate hearing from you! Glad you like this one. I added the "choral" break as an afterthought. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Mario,

Again, great to hear from you! I appreciate all your kind comments. And hope you had a great Christmas!

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Steve
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#185642 - 12/26/12 09:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Steve Young]
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A big thumbs up from me on this one mate. The only thing I would have done different is move the instrumental sections in and out a little more to break up the song a little and add some dynamics, the songwriting and vocal presentation could carry this tune with only an acoustic guitar if you wanted it to. This song is great on so many levels the drive of the music almost detracts, if that makes any sense.

Of course only my opinion, I really liked the song, its the best of the bunch you have up.BIB has certainly given your songwriting abilities wings I hope to hear more from you.

Rick
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#185643 - 12/27/12 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Night Like This [Re: Rickey]
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Steve,

Gotta agree with Noel... Absolutely wonderful on every level...Your music never disappoints.

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