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#427041 - 08/22/17 05:20 AM [User Showcase] Take it easy on me
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Latest from Christiane and myself: Take it easy on me

The band:
Drums: BluesRock12/8
Bass: 564
Organ: 2734
Piano/vocals/lyrics: Chris Spruit
Guitars: Dave Bell

Take it easy on me (Christiane Spruit, 2017)

1 Verse
Close to the edge
when the bad times come to crash
I am tapping at the mask
plead for guilty, may I ask
Do I have to change the frame
change the rules in a running game
but I know it ain't the same
well, it is hard for me to claim

Chorus
Take it easy on me
Love don't treat me bad, this way
Can you call out my real name?
But I know it ain't the same
Take it easy on me
When I do not act decently
some times begging some times steal
Take it easy on me

2 Verse
I do fall that easily
feeling cold in the burning heat
and the taste seems bittersweet
close the door I trick and treat
Do I have to take the blame
making rules I can't explain
but I know it ain't the same
being a pawn in a waiting game

Chorus
Take it easy on me
Love don't treat me bad, this way
Can you call out my real name?
But I know it ain't the same
Take it easy on me
When I do not act decently
some times begging some times steal
Leave a fortune, spin the wheel

Comments as always are welcome! Still tweaking the mix a little, once it's done I'll upload over on soundcloud.

P.S. I should mention that I used neutron on this song for the first time. It did a great job of fixing up a problem I had with the B3 masking out the bass. Great piece of software!

Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/blue-attitude/take-it-easy-on-me-featuring-chris-spruit


Edited by BlueAttitude (08/24/17 05:26 AM)
Edit Reason: added soundcloud link
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#427051 - 08/22/17 06:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Oh Yeah! Long Live the Blues! I always love these minor chord based blues. Chris, great vocal, lyrics and piano solo. Dave, super guitar solo and the mix sounds really good with zero mud. Neutron works wonders. I am using it on most tracks now. You two have a good thing goin. Nicely done, Tom

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#427096 - 08/22/17 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I am with Tom on this one. What a cool blues tune. Vocals were awesome. Guitar was super. Loved the piano too...
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#427111 - 08/22/17 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,

This has a great slow burn feeling.It might be the best vocal performance I`ve heard by Chris and that guitar solo is well worth the wait. As Tom says, you are quite the team.

Robert

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#427181 - 08/22/17 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave what are you using for guitars and effects.
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#427188 - 08/22/17 09:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Oh Yeah! Long Live the Blues! I always love these minor chord based blues. Chris, great vocal, lyrics and piano solo. Dave, super guitar solo and the mix sounds really good with zero mud. Neutron works wonders. I am using it on most tracks now. You two have a good thing goin. Nicely done, Tom


Tom summed this up quite nicely. There's a certain "magic" sound to a minor blues. It just draws you in and you can't escape it. And this fabulous song does just that. Loved the raunchy lead guitar! Super song and delivery.

Alan
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#427199 - 08/23/17 12:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris

Top quality blues - great vocal and very nice piano solo.
Of course I enjoyed the searing guitar solo!

Peter

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#427203 - 08/23/17 12:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great powerful blues ballad.
Nicely done.
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#427219 - 08/23/17 05:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Oh Yeah! Long Live the Blues! I always love these minor chord based blues. Chris, great vocal, lyrics and piano solo. Dave, super guitar solo and the mix sounds really good with zero mud. Neutron works wonders. I am using it on most tracks now. You two have a good thing goin. Nicely done, Tom


Thanks, Tom smile
Yes, we have lots of fun working on these songs together. This one makes 21 songs we have done!
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#427220 - 08/23/17 05:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Dave & Chris,

This has a great slow burn feeling.It might be the best vocal performance I`ve heard by Chris and that guitar solo is well worth the wait. As Tom says, you are quite the team.

Robert


Thanks for the listen and the kind words Robert, I appreciate it!
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#427222 - 08/23/17 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Dave what are you using for guitars and effects.


Scott, for the last few months I've been using the Shuffham S-Gear amp simulator. It was Tom Adams that turned me onto using it, and in my opinion it is the best one out there.

On the guitar panned left I'm using tremolo (part of S-Gear) and I'm controlling it via an automation track within my DAW (reaper).

The lead guitar is also going though waves CLA guitars plugin, bought it on sale a few weeks ago. I'm using that to add reverb and delay mostly.

I used a strat for all the guitar tracks.
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#427237 - 08/23/17 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great vocals here. Very nice song. It has a very vintage vibe to it yet edgy and modern at the same time. The guitar solo is superb as well.
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#427243 - 08/23/17 07:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a tune! Very interesting panning going on here. The thing I found the most gripped was those vocals! They are hauntingly beautiful, and really have a unique, sincere quality to them.

All in all, a wonderful tune! Sort of reminds me of a post-modern Pat Benatar. You really feel this one in your soul smile Great job, BlueAttitude!


Edited by Deryk - PG Music (08/23/17 07:28 AM)
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#427246 - 08/23/17 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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good job all around! I enjoyed the listen!

I love all the cool stuff that BIAB can do, but I especially like it when people use it to build a background for their own performance, and that's what you've done here!

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#427256 - 08/23/17 08:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Love the feel and groove, super mix

great guitar riffs, strong vocals

cool song

enjoyed

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#427298 - 08/23/17 02:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: BlueAttitude]
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"I do fall that easily
feeling cold in the burning heat
and the taste seems bittersweet
close the door I trick and treat
Do I have to take the blame
making rules I can't explain
but I know it ain't the same
being a pawn in a waiting game"

It's hard to choose our favorite lines but the above will do. This is one of the rare tunes where everything is supportive and nothing just carried along by the stronger elements. The vocal and guitar performances don't let your attention stray for a moment. The production quality is top tier.

The song just soars and soars.....

Well done!

J&B

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#427363 - 08/24/17 04:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Oh Yeah! Long Live the Blues! I always love these minor chord based blues. Chris, great vocal, lyrics and piano solo. Dave, super guitar solo and the mix sounds really good with zero mud. Neutron works wonders. I am using it on most tracks now. You two have a good thing goin. Nicely done, Tom


Tom summed this up quite nicely. There's a certain "magic" sound to a minor blues. It just draws you in and you can't escape it. And this fabulous song does just that. Loved the raunchy lead guitar! Super song and delivery.

Alan


Thanks for the listen and comments Alan, I appreciate it!
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#427364 - 08/24/17 04:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave & Chris

Top quality blues - great vocal and very nice piano solo.
Of course I enjoyed the searing guitar solo!

Peter


Peter, happy you liked the solo! That was actually a one take placeholder so Chris would know where it was when I sent her the bed. My intent was to replace it, but decided I liked the feel of it.
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#427466 - 08/25/17 03:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Great powerful blues ballad.
Nicely done.
Rob


Thanks for the listen and comment, I appreciate it!
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#427467 - 08/25/17 03:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take it easy [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Great vocals here. Very nice song. It has a very vintage vibe to it yet edgy and modern at the same time. The guitar solo is superb as well.


Thanks Samuel!
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