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#393137 - 01/29/17 06:31 PM [User Showcase] New Song - You Are Faithful
Registered: 06/17/10
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Steve Young Offline
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It has been a few months since I have been able to post anything here. I have had a number of health issues, and life in general that have gotten in the way! I actually wrote this song about a month ago, but I have a ruptured disc in my neck, and have been only able to record, sometimes as little as one phrase a day, due to the pain. I finally got it finished! Whew! (Not looking for any sympathy, just explaining my absence.)

You Are Faithful

All the instruments are Realtracks/Realdrums, with some organ and percussion added by me. I hope you enjoy it.

I will try to get to listen and comment on some of the great songs I have been missing out on in my absence, in between doctor visits! smile Thanks so much!

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

RealTracks in song: 683:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 630:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanDirty Ev 120 (A:arp)
RealTracks in song: 1729:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopBalladJohn Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 691:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming AcRockBright Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2604:Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock8thsJon Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: Soul60sEv^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
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#393180 - 01/29/17 11:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,
Really nice mix nice melody and a very pleasant listen.
Hope you feel better - sounds like it was hard going a phrase at a time!
A good listen.

Peter

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#393201 - 01/30/17 03:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Glad you are feeing better. excellent vocal. Guitars gave nice edge to your backtrack
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#393202 - 01/30/17 04:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well - hopefully you are getting past that...

Great sound - love the rhythmic feel. Your vocal sounds great as well. I would never have known that you built this phrase by phrase.

Excellent job!

Bob
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#393204 - 01/30/17 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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I like the song. Nice job on the tracks too.

It has a smooth easy groove to it, a nice country rocker.

This one is my favorite from you to this point.

Loved that crunchy disto guitar at the start and in the modulation. It floated nicely under the music bed.... yep!


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#393206 - 01/30/17 04:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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This is excellent. Glad you are feeling better. I always look forward to your new posts. This is a great write, arrangement and performance.

One small thing that was noticeable to me in your mix was the left panned guitar from 0.17 -- 0.50 seemed to be competing with your vocal. For those few seconds, the mix seemed unbalanced and only felt balanced when the piano came up in the mix. Very minor distraction and I'm probably the only one to notice it.

This is a good song and very professional performance and I enjoyed my listen and will be back to listen some more.

Charlie
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#393304 - 01/30/17 12:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

Nice opening! The song has an "easy catchiness" to it. Sits on the ear nicely. A good write. Lovely vocal and harmonies (as always).

Your arrangements are always a pleasure to listen to. Nice mod! Excellent mix.

A very enjoyable listen.

Stay well.

floyd

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#393317 - 01/30/17 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi, Stephen !


Hope your health issues
are vaning soon !!

Your tune is absolutely
fantastic, I would say
it is one of your absolute
best if not the best !!!

To me this is my new
Stevefav !!

Take care

Cheers
Dani

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#393725 - 02/01/17 11:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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This is a fine tune Steve...one of many from you. As always the vocal, the write,
the arrangement and the production are in that proverbial pocket. Everything is
so seamless.

Thanks for the addition to our playlist!

We love it.

Best to you re the neck issues. Plenty of sympathy from me (Bud) as I have
neck and back issues.

J&B
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#393834 - 02/01/17 07:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Steve,
Really nice mix nice melody and a very pleasant listen.
Hope you feel better - sounds like it was hard going a phrase at a time!
A good listen.

Peter


Thanks so much, Peter! It was a challenge at times for sure. I am starting to feel better. Thanks for your kind words.

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Glad you are feeing better. excellent vocal. Guitars gave nice edge to your backtrack


Thank you, Scott. Glad you like this one. I also enjoyed the Realtrack guitars.

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Steve,

Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well - hopefully you are getting past that...

Great sound - love the rhythmic feel. Your vocal sounds great as well. I would never have known that you built this phrase by phrase.

Excellent job!

Bob


Thanks so much, Bob! Always appreciate hearing from you! Seems like I recall reading somewhere that it took George Jones almost a year to record all the vocals on "He Stopped Loving Her Today" because he was so drunk every time he went in to record. Apparently piecing together the vocals paid off for him on that song. Thankfully, he was set free from his alcohol abuse a few years before he passed. I'm thankful it didn't take me a year to put this one together! (And that I wasn't too drunk to sing any of it. smile )

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I like the song. Nice job on the tracks too.

It has a smooth easy groove to it, a nice country rocker.

This one is my favorite from you to this point.

Loved that crunchy disto guitar at the start and in the modulation. It floated nicely under the music bed.... yep!


Thank you very much, Herb. Your generous comments mean a lot to me. This song has a special meaning to me, as it was written to encourage a very special friend of mine who is in the midst of a very tough battle in/for his life. Glad you like it.

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Steve
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#393941 - 02/02/17 01:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Beautifully done Steve!! Your songs and production are always so well done, and this is no exception. Everything works. Enjoyed this a lot!! Take care. Greg

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#393963 - 02/02/17 04:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve, I loved your song. It has such a warm loving vibe to it! The vocal sounds cohesive (like you recorded it in a day). That chorus is beautiful with a great message. I pray the coming year finds you healthy and able to work on your music pain free!! Thanks, Torrey
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#393998 - 02/02/17 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Great song Steve. Loved it! Excellent mix.
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#394003 - 02/02/17 06:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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loved it ,how do you get the drums to sound so good there brill.
loved the lyric and top class vocal
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#394005 - 02/02/17 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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loved it ,how do you get the drums to sound so good there brill.
loved the lyric and top class vocal
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#395110 - 02/09/17 03:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 06/17/10
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
This is excellent. Glad you are feeling better. I always look forward to your new posts. This is a great write, arrangement and performance.

One small thing that was noticeable to me in your mix was the left panned guitar from 0.17 -- 0.50 seemed to be competing with your vocal. For those few seconds, the mix seemed unbalanced and only felt balanced when the piano came up in the mix. Very minor distraction and I'm probably the only one to notice it.

This is a good song and very professional performance and I enjoyed my listen and will be back to listen some more.

Charlie


Charlie, thanks for your kind words! I am feeling a lot better, just had my second spinal injection yesterday, and it seems to be working! The electric guitar on the first verse was panned intentionally left, with the 12 string staying center. The piano does come in on the first chorus. Some may not like the choice, but that's the way I felt it at the time. smile I really appreciate your thoughtful comments!

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Steve,

Nice opening! The song has an "easy catchiness" to it. Sits on the ear nicely. A good write. Lovely vocal and harmonies (as always).

Your arrangements are always a pleasure to listen to. Nice mod! Excellent mix.

A very enjoyable listen.

Stay well.

floyd



Thank you, Floyd! I always appreciate hearing from you. Glad you enjoyed this one!

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Stephen !


Hope your health issues
are vaning soon !!

Your tune is absolutely
fantastic, I would say
it is one of your absolute
best if not the best !!!

To me this is my new
Stevefav !!

Take care

Cheers
Dani


Hi Dani! So glad you like this one! Always good to hear from you. Thanks for your thoughts about my health, as well.

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
This is a fine tune Steve...one of many from you. As always the vocal, the write,
the arrangement and the production are in that proverbial pocket. Everything is
so seamless.

Thanks for the addition to our playlist!

We love it.

Best to you re the neck issues. Plenty of sympathy from me (Bud) as I have
neck and back issues.

J&B



Janice and Bud, thank you so much for your comments! Really appreciate hearing from you on this one. I will be praying for your neck and back issues. I know they are no fun! I just had my 2nd spinal injection yesterday, and I am doing better. Thanks again!

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Steve
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#395601 - 02/11/17 03:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Biglad]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautifully done Steve!! Your songs and production are always so well done, and this is no exception. Everything works. Enjoyed this a lot!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg! Glad you enjoyed it!

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Steve, I loved your song. It has such a warm loving vibe to it! The vocal sounds cohesive (like you recorded it in a day). That chorus is beautiful with a great message. I pray the coming year finds you healthy and able to work on your music pain free!! Thanks, Torrey


Thank you, Torrey. I'm glad the vocals didn't come out pieced together. I really appreciate your kind words, and prayers. I am getting stronger every day!

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Great song Steve. Loved it! Excellent mix.


David, always good to hear from you! Glad you like this one!

Originally Posted By: Biglad
loved it ,how do you get the drums to sound so good there brill.
loved the lyric and top class vocal


Thanks, Biglad. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment on this one. As to the drums, as I recall, I use a touch of compression, and use a trancient shaper plugin from Waves (very subtly) to bring just a little more pop out of the drums. I think there is an almost imperceptible (is that really a word?) amount of reverb to get them to sit right back into the mix. Then I attempt to get the bass to interact at the right level with the drums to set the right groove for the song and then build the rest of the instrumentation to fill out the song on that foundation. (Very oversimplified explanation.) Hope that helps.

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#395610 - 02/11/17 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

I've been in and out of the forum a bit because of the unexpected and I might have missed you but it's really good to see you posting again. I always smile when I see you name appear with a new post.

From beginning to end, 'You Are Faithful' delivers big-time. However I look at it, you've taken song arrangement and song production into the stratosphere with this creation. The sound is inspiring, entertaining, uplifting, and leaves the listener feeling very satisfied at the end of the song's journey. You've written and produced a terrific work.

All the best,
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#397882 - 02/26/17 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - You Are Faithful [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Steve,

I've been in and out of the forum a bit because of the unexpected and I might have missed you but it's really good to see you posting again. I always smile when I see you name appear with a new post.

From beginning to end, 'You Are Faithful' delivers big-time. However I look at it, you've taken song arrangement and song production into the stratosphere with this creation. The sound is inspiring, entertaining, uplifting, and leaves the listener feeling very satisfied at the end of the song's journey. You've written and produced a terrific work.

All the best,
Noel


Noel, it's always so good to hear from you! You and I both have been out of the forum lately. Glad you like this one! I always appreciate your kind words!

Steve
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