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#438887 - 11/19/17 07:49 PM [User Showcase] NEW SONG POST: Dream Love
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Sometimes melodies just get poured into my head (from somewhere). This one appeared a few months ago and "called me" so I wrote it the way it hit me. Hope you enjoy, AND I really appreciate your feedback so much. This is an amazing forum!! Take care. Greg

https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/dreamlovemaster

DREAM LOVE

Dream love
Shining down upon us like the warmth of the sun
Extreme love
The time is now upon us for the healing to come
Let the souls renew, heal the wounds of division
Let the pain come undone
Supreme love
Open up your hearts toward the one

Deny the darker voice
Reject the shadows for the light
Find the light
Let your heart rejoice
The healing angels are in sight

Dream love
The arms of God embracing every soul on this earth
Extreme love
The spirit child is gracing us, a means of rebirth
Find your own true dance, dance to the rhythm now of God’s beating heart
Supreme love
Join us now that we may never part

Deny the darker voice…

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#438888 - 11/19/17 08:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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hello Greg Johnson
this is so beatle worthy... nice vocals... so beautiful!

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#438893 - 11/19/17 09:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

You really have channeled the Beatles here. That's a really strong melody.
Love the vocal as always -wonderful instrumentation and arrangement.
Incredibly impressive.

(I'd probably get rid of the intro clicks.. smile )

Peter

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#438894 - 11/19/17 10:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi, Greg !:))

This is one of your best
without doubt !:))
Wonderful vocal to
this lovely tune !:))
Loved it !

Cheers
Dani

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#438897 - 11/19/17 10:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Absolutely wonderful!
Did not sound like a religious song until I absorbed the lovely lyrics.
Sounds totally pro to me.
Cheers.
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#438899 - 11/20/17 01:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Nice one, Greg! Love the melody.

Is that a live guitar in there?

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#438903 - 11/20/17 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Great melody, arrangement, performance and production. Your vocals are always so easy to listen to. This was a perfect melody match for your vocals. Enjoyed this a lot.

Charlie
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#438926 - 11/20/17 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg you are one of my favorite vocalists on the forum. This song is one of your best. Well done.

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#438936 - 11/20/17 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Beautiful moody song, excellent arrangement and vocals, the Beatles and John Lennon have to be mentioned here smile Could you put the BIAB information, I could use some of the instruments on my Lennonish song smile

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#438939 - 11/20/17 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

It's always a treat for the rest of us when you show up with your great music. As mentioned previously, this very much has a Lennon sound to it - more so John Lennon than the Beatles as a whole.

Fabulous vocal. the arrangement is superb as is the mix. Love the song and the message. Your vocal just makes it that much more enjoyable. Fabulous song and performance.

Wishing you the very best,

Alan


Edited by Al-David (11/20/17 04:41 PM)
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#438941 - 11/20/17 08:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Nice work, Greg smile As others said, this is definitely reminiscent of The Beatles! I really loved the effects on the vocals here. They helped breathe life into the performance, and really gave the tune a certain vibe I don't often hear on the forums here. Overall, it's just an example of a well written and well thought out song.

You should be proud of this one - thanks so much for sharing!
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#438986 - 11/20/17 01:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

Yes, the best melody John never wrote and a fine vocal to make it soar!
Very nice simple arrangement - especially that phased? guitar.
Your muse really came through on this one.

Robert

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#438996 - 11/20/17 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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It is amazing the quality that is hitting this forum lately!

Like Kenny's latest, EVERYTHING about this is STELLAR!

The opening is SO nicely put together. The beginning guitars are like nothing we've heard before, the addition of the strings and then THOSE DURMS!! Awesome. Excellent arrangement throughout. The return to simple guitars between verses was superb! All a perfect bed for the vocal...

And what a vocal! Gorgeous.

A stunningly beautiful write. I love the way you use words. A melody to die for.

Have to say again... This is about as good as it gets.

WOW.

floyd

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#439004 - 11/20/17 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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What a great vocal range you show us here.
Reminds a little of a John Lennon vocal style.
Great message and well written.Rob
Thanks for sharing.

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#439020 - 11/20/17 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Absolutely love this one Greg. Great choice of real tracks and brilliant vocals

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#439026 - 11/20/17 09:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Super Song!

beautiful melody

awesome vocals

Kontakt sounds? they are great

A strong very inspired write

Greg, this is beyond good

enjoyed the listen very much,

Kenny

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#439391 - 11/21/17 08:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: LPman]
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Originally Posted By: LPman
hello Greg Johnson
this is so beatle worthy... nice vocals... so beautiful!


Thanks LP man! Just listened to a couple of cool new ones from you! Take care. Greg

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#439393 - 11/21/17 08:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Greg,

You really have channeled the Beatles here. That's a really strong melody.
Love the vocal as always -wonderful instrumentation and arrangement.
Incredibly impressive.

(I'd probably get rid of the intro clicks.. smile )

Peter


Thanks Peter! I am one of the early Beatle fans. I remember walking with my 16 year old cousin, holding her hand (I was about 8) and listening to I wanna hold your hand on a transistor radio. THose were the days! Take care. Greg

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#439538 - 11/22/17 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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This is by far one of my favorite things from you.

It is also one of my favorite things on the forum.

This is a masterpiece. I see other have mentioned the Beatles. I would narrow it down even further to John Lennon. Not just sounding like John Lennon. I mean channeling John Lennon. Spooky.

Drums are fantastic. Is that you playing the guitar?

Are you going to keep us guessing on the real tracks and production. I wanna know how you did this.

Awesome Greg.
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#439549 - 11/22/17 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Mr. Johnson:

The spiritual sincerity of your lyrics for "Dream Love" combined with the dreamy, quietly mesmerizing mood of your music sent the song into my heart like a hospital ship searching for lost souls.

Your singing voice fully embraces and projects the guiding, hopeful light shining from your lyrics. "Dream Love" could be a "go-to" song for anyone attempting to "deny the darker voice".

"Dream Love" is memorable, inspiring, and touched with beauty of sound and substance, Mr. Johnson.

LOREN

P.S. Now, I understand why you always close your "User's Forum" posts with the words, "take care"!


Edited by bluage (11/22/17 11:53 AM)
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