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#418654 - 06/20/17 08:52 PM [User Showcase] New Song - I Never Knew
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Steve Young Offline
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Once again, I have been out of commission for the past couple of months. I hope to be around more in the future!
My wife and I just celebrated our 41st anniversary, and I wrote this song to honor her. Most of the instruments are Real Tracks and Real Drums. I also played the organ, along with some softsynth strings, horns, and bells. I hope you enjoy this one...

Soundcloud:
I Never Knew - Soundcloud
Video:
I Never Knew - Video

I Never Knew
©Stephen W. Young

I read the letters
Save the cards
Memories of my time with you
You made me better 
From the start
I might as well admit the truth

I never knew
Just how much I needed someone by my side
Until I saw you there that night
I could blame it on the moonlight
Or the magic of your smile
I never knew
Until I met you

Time is fleeting
Sometimes slow
Some things change, some stay the same
I search for meaning
And this, I know
Your love is like a gentle rain 

And from the early days of innocence
Through the times we have matured
One thing has always stayed the same


RealTracks/RealDrums Used...
RealTracks in song: 1190:Bass, Electric, ModernRnBRock Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1597:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsArp Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1038:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 897:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm FolkRock Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1601:Mandolin, Rhythm Pop16Melodic Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2169:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryRob Ev 065
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: NashvillePop16^3-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

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#418656 - 06/20/17 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi Steve,

Just watched and listened to the video. This is just so pretty - and so is Rachel. We really enjoyed the way the layers built along the way. The crisp tone of the acoustic guitars was so nice.

You soft smooth voice was exactly perfect for this song. They say the first verse should capture the listener and pull him into the sing. You certainly managed to do that. It's nostalgic but not old. It's sweet without being cheesy.

Everything about this is simply wonderful. What a treat fro our ears. And the video was so charming. Standing "O" for a job so well done in every aspect.

Wishing you both the very best and continued blessings.

Alan & Di
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#418669 - 06/21/17 02:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

This is a great love song... I also really enjoyed the video - excellent all around.

Bob
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#418670 - 06/21/17 02:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve

That was lovely.

Peter

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#418690 - 06/21/17 05:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

I've always thought that the hardest song to write is the "simple, honest love song". When they are done right, they are as powerful as songwriting gets...

THIS is done right! A beautiful write. Gorgeous! The bridge is especially nice...

Your production and arrangements are always some of the best ever presented here. This is no exception. Stunning from start to finish. Interesting, understated. Done right.

This is exceptional in every way.

floyd
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#418702 - 06/21/17 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve, This sure is a beautiful song. The acoustics sound so good and your vocals are tremendous. You have been and continue to be one of my favorite artists on the forum. I always look forward to what you come up with. I loved everything about this and am going back for another listen. Tom

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#418709 - 06/21/17 07:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

This is by far my favorite of your productions so far. The instrumentation, playing, vocals, mixing, production and mastering is gorgeous, warm and beautiful.

Great job!!
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#418713 - 06/21/17 07:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Really nice

Don Williams come to mind.
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#418760 - 06/21/17 01:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Steve,

I've always thought that the hardest song to write is the "simple, honest love song". When they are done right, they are as powerful as songwriting gets...

THIS is done right! A beautiful write. Gorgeous! The bridge is especially nice...

Your production and arrangements are always some of the best ever presented here. This is no exception. Stunning from start to finish. Interesting, understated. Done right.

This is exceptional in every way.

floyd


Floyd said it right!! Love that acoustic. Beautiful, understated arrangement which is just right. Another great one Steve!! Take care. Greg

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#418772 - 06/21/17 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Beautiful song and vocal. Well done
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#418797 - 06/21/17 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Steve,

Just watched and listened to the video. This is just so pretty - and so is Rachel. We really enjoyed the way the layers built along the way. The crisp tone of the acoustic guitars was so nice.

You soft smooth voice was exactly perfect for this song. They say the first verse should capture the listener and pull him into the sing. You certainly managed to do that. It's nostalgic but not old. It's sweet without being cheesy.

Everything about this is simply wonderful. What a treat fro our ears. And the video was so charming. Standing "O" for a job so well done in every aspect.

Wishing you both the very best and continued blessings.

Alan & Di


Thanks, Alan and Di! Very kind words. Glad you like this one!

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Steve,

This is a great love song... I also really enjoyed the video - excellent all around.

Bob


Always so good to hear from you, Bob. Thanks so much for the comments! Glad you enjoyed it.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Steve

That was lovely.

Peter


Thanks Peter. Much appreciated!

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Steve
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#418899 - 06/22/17 07:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Steve,

I've always thought that the hardest song to write is the "simple, honest love song". When they are done right, they are as powerful as songwriting gets...

THIS is done right! A beautiful write. Gorgeous! The bridge is especially nice...

Your production and arrangements are always some of the best ever presented here. This is no exception. Stunning from start to finish. Interesting, understated. Done right.

This is exceptional in every way.

floyd


Thanks so much, Floyd. Your comment are always most welcome. I really appreciate your taking the time to listen and post. Glad you like this one.

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Steve, This sure is a beautiful song. The acoustics sound so good and your vocals are tremendous. You have been and continue to be one of my favorite artists on the forum. I always look forward to what you come up with. I loved everything about this and am going back for another listen. Tom


Thank you, Tom for your very generous comments. Really appreciated!

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Steve,

This is by far my favorite of your productions so far. The instrumentation, playing, vocals, mixing, production and mastering is gorgeous, warm and beautiful.

Great job!!


David, I really appreciate your kind words! Glad you like this production.

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Steve
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#418900 - 06/22/17 07:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Wow, 41 years

Congratulations

beautiful song, super mix

vocals sound great as always

Kenny

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#418998 - 06/23/17 10:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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It's always a treat when you post a song. As floyd says, writing a simple, sincere song is no simple task, and you make it seem effortless.

I thought the bluesy guitar at the end was a cool choice.

Congratulations on 41 years with your wife!
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#419017 - 06/24/17 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Beautiful song. Great write, mix, arrangement and production. As always, your vocals are stellar. The video was a nice touch and very well done.

Enjoyed this one from start to finish.

Charlie
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#419053 - 06/24/17 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Wow! That was awesome!

You really have a knack for writing songs that sound fresh and pack an emotional payload! This song is no exception to that premise! Nice job on the video too... it was all the right images at all the right times in the song!

If I had to describe this song using only one word, it would be "tender"

The world needs more of that, and I thank you for contributing your share!

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#419083 - 06/24/17 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi Steve,

First, congrats with your 41st anniversary. Such a very nice video.
This is where I think you are at your best. Romantic, melodic songs.
Heck, that vocal could have been a bit louder in my opinion, because you know I love your timbre.
Beautiful, beautiful...

Rob
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#419186 - 06/25/17 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve, beautiful song all the way around! Thanks, Torrey
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#419234 - 06/25/17 05:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Really nice

Don Williams come to mind.


Thanks! Being compared to Don Williams is a great compliment. Thank you.



Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Steve,

I've always thought that the hardest song to write is the "simple, honest love song". When they are done right, they are as powerful as songwriting gets...

THIS is done right! A beautiful write. Gorgeous! The bridge is especially nice...

Your production and arrangements are always some of the best ever presented here. This is no exception. Stunning from start to finish. Interesting, understated. Done right.

This is exceptional in every way.

floyd


Floyd said it right!! Love that acoustic. Beautiful, understated arrangement which is just right. Another great one Steve!! Take care. Greg


Greg, thanks so much! I appreciate you taking the time to drop in and comment!

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Beautiful song and vocal. Well done


Thanks, Scott. Much appreciated!

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Steve
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#419375 - 06/26/17 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - I Never Knew [Re: Steve Young]
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hi steve good to here your songs this is a great peace put together very well lots of detail nuggets in there thanks for sharing eric

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