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#439990 - 11/23/17 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Dave,

I agree with Ember - this is totally professional.

A fabulously atmospheric song with brilliant performances from the vocals and guitars. (Tele?)

A wonderfully hot mix without being over compressed.

Loved the whole thing.

Cheers, ROG.


Thanks very much, ROG!

I actually used a Strat for all the guitars in this one. Next tune up will probably have at least one Tele part.
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#440013 - 11/23/17 03:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hey BlueAttitude, excellent harmonies and layering with all the instruments in this! Well done!
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#440199 - 11/24/17 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"And hey, might as well steal from the best!"

Sure, but you gotta be able do it convincingly and, man, did you ever.

Both of your performances are simply stellar.

Scorching guitar and a vocal that sits out front in the mix -- and sits perfectly in that elusive spot where a great vocal should reside.

You can add us to every superlative that has already been mentioned regarding this production.

Kudos!!!

J&B



Thanks Janice and Bud! Made my day when I read those comments laugh
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#440438 - 11/25/17 04:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: furry]
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Originally Posted By: furry
OUTSTANDING song. Loved it


Thanks very much for your kind words!
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#440440 - 11/25/17 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Yeah!

Bring it on David Gilmore.
Probably my favourite User Showcase song to date.
Very very well done.
Two thumbs up.

Could you expand on the 5 armed angels a little please.
(sets my mind of in all sorts of directions).

Cheers.


Wow, very nice thing to say!

I updated the song description with an explanation I received from Chris about the lyrics.
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#440685 - 11/26/17 04:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Super chorus

strong and wonderful vocals by Chris

man that guitar soars, caught the little Jeff Beck nod (Because We've Ended As Lovers?)

I think this is one of you guys best!

enjoyed!

Kenny



Thanks, Kenny!

Yes, the little quote is from Cause we've ended as lovers. It wasn't planned, it just popped out when I was jamming over the solo section, it fit well so I decided to leave it as a nod to him.
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#440686 - 11/26/17 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave & Chris

Wonderful song beautifully played and sung.
The guitar - (loved the Beck quote) tasteful in the extreme (great timing throughout), complimentary and exciting (can't do much better than that)
Excellent vocal and a strong arrangement. Really well done.

Peter


Thanks very much, Peter, I really appreciate reading those comments from you!
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#440687 - 11/26/17 04:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Dave & Chris,
Wow! This is tremendous on every level - vocals, guitar, backing & mix... but have to say the lyrics are what really got to me: wondrously abstract and moving at the same time.
This is my favourite of yours to date...Musha rain dum a doo!

Robert


Hi Robert,

Yes, I thought the lyrics would be up your alley! She has a real way with words, as do you.
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#440922 - 11/27/17 04:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Super job by all. This really top shelf work in all facets. The vocal is fabulous and the guitar work is fantastic. What stood out to me is the quality and fine touch on the mix. This is a wonderful production.

As has been previously stated - radio quality and radio ready. The talent on this track is as good as any I've heard in a very long time. Thanks for a wonderful listen.

Wishing all you the very best.

Alan


Very nice things to say, thanks very much!

All the best to you and Di as well.
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#440923 - 11/27/17 04:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hey BlueAttitude, excellent harmonies and layering with all the instruments in this! Well done!


Thanks for stopping by, Joe!
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#441052 - 11/27/17 05:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: BlueAttitude]
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GREAT WORK Dave!!! Everything in this reflects professionalism!! First of all the vocal is as good as it gets! I hope you realize how blessed you are to have this young lady singing your songs!! I'm sure you do! Next, the tone on that guitar is so good! I know that it took years to develop your sound! Also, I hear and appreciate all the subtle little touches in the song such as the work putting the percussion in just the right places and the faint/soft electric guitar I could hear panned left in my headset! You always produce excellent work and this is another fine example! Take care, Torrey
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#441450 - 11/29/17 01:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
GREAT WORK Dave!!! Everything in this reflects professionalism!! First of all the vocal is as good as it gets! I hope you realize how blessed you are to have this young lady singing your songs!! I'm sure you do! Next, the tone on that guitar is so good! I know that it took years to develop your sound! Also, I hear and appreciate all the subtle little touches in the song such as the work putting the percussion in just the right places and the faint/soft electric guitar I could hear panned left in my headset! You always produce excellent work and this is another fine example! Take care, Torrey


Thanks for noticing the subtle stuff, Torrey! I spent a lot of time working on that. And of course thanks for mentioning the tone on the guitar! smile

And yes, I do feel blessed to be working with Christiane, we have lots of fun working on these songs together.

However I should point out that they are not my songs, they are our songs. Lyrics and vocal melodies are always developed by her, and for this song she also played piano.

Thanks again, I appreciate it! smile
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#441479 - 11/29/17 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Yeah, love that Gary Moore opening. Terrific all round.

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#441738 - 11/30/17 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Yeah, love that Gary Moore opening. Terrific all round.


Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment Joanne, I appreciate it!
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#441747 - 11/30/17 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Excellent song.
Very nice style.
Super guitar and vocal.

Sergio
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#442043 - 12/02/17 04:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Excellent song.
Very nice style.
Super guitar and vocal.

Sergio


Thanks for the listen and comments, Sergio!

Christiane did a video for the song for anyone that is interested, here: Armed Angels
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#442399 - 12/03/17 03:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave and Chris...

Terrific!

Nice opening. Sweet guitar. Super vocal - Chris' vocal seem to get more confident all the time - this one rocks! Good rock write.

The guitar work is excellent. Love the stab chord with delay/echo - nice! Solos are really nice (heard a couple of Jeff Beck licks during the solo!...) Great tone - Don Felderish... Sweet!

Several listens... Excellent! Great mix.

floyd


Agree with Floyd. Absolutely great!! Love the arrangement. I also picked up that fluid Felderish Hotel Cal vibe and the few riffs from Cause We've Ended as Lovers by Beck. This may be my new fave by you guys!!! Take care. Greg

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#442522 - 12/04/17 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Armed Angels [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave and Chris...

Terrific!

Nice opening. Sweet guitar. Super vocal - Chris' vocal seem to get more confident all the time - this one rocks! Good rock write.

The guitar work is excellent. Love the stab chord with delay/echo - nice! Solos are really nice (heard a couple of Jeff Beck licks during the solo!...) Great tone - Don Felderish... Sweet!

Several listens... Excellent! Great mix.

floyd


Agree with Floyd. Absolutely great!! Love the arrangement. I also picked up that fluid Felderish Hotel Cal vibe and the few riffs from Cause We've Ended as Lovers by Beck. This may be my new fave by you guys!!! Take care. Greg


Yes, it's my favorite of the ones we have done so far too.

Thanks very much for the kind words, Greg! smile
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