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#405826 - 04/07/17 01:59 AM [User Showcase] 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal
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Hello, everybody

A rock song for you.
This is a little sad song.
Comments encouraged.
Have at it.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Title: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion)
Vocal: Yoko Kawajiri, my friend

Link:
https://soundcloud.com/animarorecords/blue-illusion

I used 2 styles mixed, which are
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RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven8^8-a:Snare, HiHat Open , b:Snare, Ride
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RealTracks in style: 1529:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerBrightA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1526:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerPushA-B Ev 120

Additional Elec. Guitars (EastWest Goliath) and Strings (LA scoring strings) scored by me

Bass & Drums at Interlude
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RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: PraiseWorshipPowerPush^1-a:Qck, b:PHt

Summary of lyrics

There are thousands of brightening stars in the galaxy sea
Many creatures the stars weave are
Dyed in indigo above the night sky
They disappear and they are gleaming again

Invited to the stars by the night wind
I reached the place like a calm another world
This world life must be a funny illusion
I wonder what I was watching there

How sad the blue moon is
Please release me from this world
My shadow reflected in the water looks to me sorrowful

The sand feels gentle to my bare feet
Being protected by the guardian stars
Now I am just watching the dark lake
While leaning in the old boat

How sad the blue moon is
How empty my heart is
If I step in the water now
I'm sure I will not do any more

Now the sand feels gentle to my bare feet
I must have been helped by the stars
I am only watching the ripples on the lake now
While leaning in the old boat

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#405883 - 04/07/17 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Very cool song Shigeki. Loved the intro. Excellent vocal. Could be a song for a James Bond movie...
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#405900 - 04/07/17 10:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Shigeki,

I really enjoyed the big sounding production on this song especially the dramatic string arrangement.The work that must go into these midi tracks is daunting to me, and yours are among the best on this forum.
The vocals by Yoko are good as well.

"Being protected by the guardian stars
Now I am just watching the dark lake
While leaning in the old boat"

very evocative lyrics!

Robert

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#405918 - 04/07/17 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Shigeki Adachi,

Your arrangements are a real musical delight.

The combination of pop instruments with orchestral strings and Yoko's strong vocal of a terrific melody all combined to remind me of the biggest of the female singers of the mid '60s... Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, LuLu.... this sounds like a hit for any of them.

Great use of the different drum tracks. Strings are excellent. Excellent mix.

Outstanding. As always.

floyd
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#405919 - 04/07/17 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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It's wonderful to hear something a little different from you, Shigeki! This is a really well-arranged tune. The vocal performance is killer, too. I love the harmonized electric guitars at the end -- a perfect climax to an already exciting song.
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#406191 - 04/08/17 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Shigeki

You are excelling in all the genres you turn your hand to and your strings are always a delight.
Superb arrangement topped off by a nice vocal.

Peter

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#406291 - 04/09/17 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Shigeki Adachi,
A treat indeed! Loved that double guitar sounding intro.
And the vocals are sweet as always in your productions!

Rob
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#406473 - 04/10/17 01:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Hello, Scot, Robert, floyd, Will, Peter, Rob & Anne-Marie

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I much appreciate your very kind words and your continuous supports.
I am very happy you all like this rock tune and Yoko's vocal.
I love Rock very much as well as Jazz or Classic.

floyd,
I also heard Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, LuLu in my childhood.

Robert,
Many thanks for your nice comment to the lyrics.

Thank you again to all.
Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#406539 - 04/10/17 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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A little different for you, but still has your signature beautiful melody!! Your music is always so well constructed and interesting. Nice job your friend did on the vocals. Another musical treat!! Take care. Greg

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#406591 - 04/10/17 01:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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We love Scott's comment about how this tune could be a theme from a James Bond movie. Perfect.

This sounds like it dropped out of a famous production studio.

The composition, vocal and arrangement are superb and you never cease to amaze.

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#406706 - 04/11/17 04:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Shigeki Adachi

You always mange to deliver marvelous songs, and this one is no exception.

I enjoyed it from the first note. A great arrangements with a sensational popular style, although I wouldn't have categorized is as 'rock'.

Truly enjoyable. Thanks for another one.
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#406784 - 04/11/17 12:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Beautiful. Another great one!!
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#407082 - 04/13/17 12:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Hello, Greg, Janice & Bud, Trevor and David

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I much appreciate your very kind words and your continuous supports.
I am very happy you all like this song and Yoko's vocal.

Trevor,
You are right. I cannot write a real rock song though I love Rock very much.

Thank you again to all.
Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#407195 - 04/13/17 05:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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So well done! I really enjoy the music of the language. And a wonderful vocal performance.

Simply a joy. Thank you for sharing.

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#407422 - 04/14/17 09:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Hello, Lawrence

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I much appreciate your very kind words.
I am very glad you enjoy this song and Yoko's vocal.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#407445 - 04/15/17 04:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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We're going to have to invent a new word to describe your excellent written, mixed, arranged, performed production masterpieces. I would truly love to sit with you throughout you creating one of your works. You produce big studio, big budget sounds like no other.
Such an enjoyable listen for me this morning.

Charlie
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#407568 - 04/15/17 04:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Hi Shigeki,

Your songs and arrangements are always so full and pleasant to the ear. Yoko's vocal is splendid! Everything about this song is fantastic. It has a classic sound with nuances of contemporary. Twinning the vocal in places was another exceptional dynamic. We totally loved it. Excellent work!

Alan & Di
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#407760 - 04/17/17 12:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Hello, Charlie, Alan & Di

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I much appreciate your very kind words every time.
I am very glad you all enjoy this tune and Yoko's vocal.
I wrote this tune with an idea from Bach's songs.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#407912 - 04/17/17 05:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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Shigeki, you are such a talented and skillful musician. Your song sounds great with an excellent vocal. Great work as always! Thanks, Torrey.
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#408081 - 04/18/17 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: 蒼い幻想(Translation: Blue Illusion) A rock song by female vocal [Re: animarorecords]
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It's a rock song but whit the right touch of melody, that's a big thing.

It's the better kind of rock.

Very well performed and arranged.

Sergio
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