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#397027 - 02/21/17 05:29 AM [User Showcase] Paperback
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New song from Dave and Chris:

Paperback

Update 2/23: Chris just did a video for the song, here: Paperback on youtube

The band:

Drums: BluesRock 12/8
Bass: 564
Piano: 2733
Rhythm Guitar: 1924

Lead guitar: '94 Fender strat, lace sensor pickups neck position through S-Gear amp sim
Mix/pre master: Reaper with WAVES VST's, Final master: Adobe Audition V3 with Ozone V3.

PAPERBACK (lyrics by Chris Spruit)

(V1)
Taking the road, I never walked
into the silence I did not talk
leads me to a crossroad
Heard a song
la da di la da di lada dia
and I knew I’ve heard it before

(V2)
And in the sky, I heard that noise
way in the distance, I had no choise
leads me to a garden
Birds in the sky
la da di la da di Lullaby
and I knew I’ve been here before

CHORUS:
And a road winds back
and my ink turns black
running down the paperback
what a great time dried
in the eyes of a child-
hood lies
deep down, inside

Solo

(V3)
Recalling a word, I never quote
writing a sentence, I never wrote
standing at the crossroad
a world, build blind,
in defense of a broken mind
But it makes no difference.

CHORUS:
And the road winds back
and my ink turns black
running down the paperback
what a great time dried
in the eyes of a child-
hood lies
deep down, inside

Solo, outro vamp

Song also up on soundcloud here: Paperback but sounds better on reverbnation to my ears.


Edited by BlueAttitude (02/23/17 12:02 PM)
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#397031 - 02/21/17 05:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Nice work.

Loved it from the drum intro at the start. Nice guitar licks. Well played solo.

Good work all the way around. Good singer too.

A bit long.

All in all, a good song and a good job with the project.
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#397042 - 02/21/17 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Lovin' us some Strat!

"And a road winds back
and my ink turns black
running down the paperback
what a great time dried
in the eyes of a child-
hood lies
deep down, inside"

The write is very engaging and the fine vocal performance really brings it all home.

The production shines on the KRK's -- superbly engineered with a nice open mud free mix.

Yep, we love it!

J&B
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#397049 - 02/21/17 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wow loved this tune. Super clean mix. Vocal and guitar were excellent. Super backtrack
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#397057 - 02/21/17 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nice work.

Loved it from the drum intro at the start. Nice guitar licks. Well played solo.

Good work all the way around. Good singer too.

A bit long.

All in all, a good song and a good job with the project.


Thanks for taking the time to listen and to comment, Herb, I appreciate it!
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#397065 - 02/21/17 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a ripping lead guitar sound! Really enjoyed this tune. Thanks for sharing!

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#397094 - 02/21/17 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Lovin' us some Strat!

"And a road winds back
and my ink turns black
running down the paperback
what a great time dried
in the eyes of a child-
hood lies
deep down, inside"

The write is very engaging and the fine vocal performance really brings it all home.

The production shines on the KRK's -- superbly engineered with a nice open mud free mix.

Yep, we love it!

J&B



Thanks guys! Yes, I thought Chris did a great job on both the write and the vocal. And thanks for the positive comment on the production, I spent many hours on it so I appreciate the feedback smile
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#397102 - 02/21/17 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris
Lovely song - beautifully played and sung. Excellent guitar solos and sounds great.

Peter

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#397144 - 02/21/17 06:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi BlueAttitude, Nice work on this! I really liked the guitar! Really nice vibe to this. Good job! smile
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#397197 - 02/22/17 03:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wow loved this tune. Super clean mix. Vocal and guitar were excellent. Super backtrack


Happy you liked it, Scott! Thanks for the listen and the comment, I appreciate it.
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#397202 - 02/22/17 05:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris...

Y'all get better with each release. This is excellent.

A good write. Interesting - and "engaging" as Bud said... Excellent vocal - "comfortable" sounding...

Cool drum start. Gorgeous leads - love that tone! Excellent mix.

Great listen. Exceptional!

floyd

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#397282 - 02/22/17 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,

Right up there with the best I`ve heard by you - I enjoyed everything about this song.

Robert

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#397314 - 02/23/17 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Cool song, very nice mix
everything sounds great

Kenny

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#397330 - 02/23/17 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I am loving the feel of this song!

This is today's Hot Forum Topic!
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#397358 - 02/23/17 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: Yutaro - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Yutaro - PG Music
What a ripping lead guitar sound! Really enjoyed this tune. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for stopping by! Happy you liked the tune smile
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#397359 - 02/23/17 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave & Chris
Lovely song - beautifully played and sung. Excellent guitar solos and sounds great.

Peter


Thanks very much, Peter! Always nice to get props from a fellow guitarist smile
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#397452 - 02/24/17 04:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hi BlueAttitude, Nice work on this! I really liked the guitar! Really nice vibe to this. Good job! smile


Thanks, Joe! Especially the comment about the guitar. Normally I don't spend much time on the lead parts, but for this song I did quite a few takes before coming up with something I was happy with.
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#397510 - 02/24/17 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Chris...

Y'all get better with each release. This is excellent.

A good write. Interesting - and "engaging" as Bud said... Excellent vocal - "comfortable" sounding...

Cool drum start. Gorgeous leads - love that tone! Excellent mix.

Great listen. Exceptional!

floyd


Floyd, thanks so much!

The last 18 months or so has been a real learning experience for both of us as far as a songwriting team goes and a hell of a lot of fun!

Your comments made my day, and I'm sure will make Chris's also once she has seen them, thanks again smile


Edited by BlueAttitude (02/24/17 01:43 PM)
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#397619 - 02/25/17 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Dave & Chris,

Right up there with the best I`ve heard by you - I enjoyed everything about this song.

Robert


Thanks Robert, I'm happy you enjoyed it!

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Cool song, very nice mix
everything sounds great

Kenny


Thanks for the comment Kenny, I appreciate it!
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#397621 - 02/25/17 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paperback [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
I am loving the feel of this song!

This is today's Hot Forum Topic!



That is awesome! Thanks so much!
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