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#446933 - 12/23/17 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Our Christmas contribution
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A Dutch contemporary Christmas song I wrote some weeks ago, meant for our Christmas gigs.
The English lyrics are in the video.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!

Style is _SMOOTH.STY (Smooth Classic Soul Pop)
RealTracks in style: 1398:Bass, Electric, Soul70sA-B Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 913:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothPoppy dry Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 788:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CrossoverClean Sw16 090 (A:held)
RealTracks in style: 2364:Synth, ElectroFlutes, Rhythm Pop Ev 085
RealTracks: 2265 Synth, BellPad, Rhythm 80sPopMelodic
RealDrums in style: Soul70sPercEv16^1-a:CldHHSn, b:BsyBs
2338 Violin Background PopLow
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Anne-Marie (and Rob of course laugh )
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#447005 - 12/24/17 05:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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What a beautiful vocal Anne-Marie and Rob. Beautiful Christmas Song. Super backtrack..
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#447016 - 12/24/17 06:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob & Anne-Marie.

A wonderful Christmas song with an original slant to it.

Beautifully performed to a super backing track.

The video just completed the very professional package.

Merry Xmas to you both.

ROG.

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#447092 - 12/24/17 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
What a beautiful vocal Anne-Marie and Rob. Beautiful Christmas Song. Super backtrack..


Thanks Scott!
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#447137 - 12/25/17 05:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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A perfectly smooth vocal with a great backing track. A beautiful Christmas contribution. Merry Christmas to you both, Tom

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#447140 - 12/25/17 05:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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This is wonderful! I love the chime sound you use. Vrolijke Kerstmis to you both.



Regards,


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#447209 - 12/25/17 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Can't understand the words but the music is very, very pretty!! Vocals are wonderful! I really like the arrangement-everything fits beautifully. Thanks for posting and Merry Xmas to you guys!! Take care. Greg

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#447214 - 12/25/17 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Ann-Marie

First - that was an excellent video beautifully done. The song was a lovely accompaniment and as usual a wonderful performance.

Peter

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#447227 - 12/25/17 06:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Great song, great message , great video!

-rob

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#447228 - 12/25/17 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Really lovely melody & vocals. Most enjoyable thanks
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#447334 - 12/26/17 01:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Anne-Marie & Rob,

Beautifully done. Vocals, arrangement, mix - all excellent.

The modern commentary in a Christmas song is an interesting, fresh angle.

Nice video - as usual...

Merry Christmas to you both.

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#447349 - 12/26/17 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie,
An original and timely way to deliver your message.
Very nice slightly sad melody.
Beautiful vocal and arrangement. The electro flute was a cool instrument choice.
Most enjoyable!

Robert

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#447457 - 12/27/17 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne Marie, what a wonderful work you have produced here! Very thought provoking lyrics with a video that really showcases your exceptional skills in this area! The vocal is beautiful and the production is flawless! Seems like I say this about all your work but hey, it's justified! Best to you in 2018! Thanks, Torrey
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#447529 - 12/27/17 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Great performance! And I'm always a fan of your arrangements and instrument choices.

The mix sounds lush and lovely and complements the vocal perfectly.

And the composition is very creative.

I enjoyed it all very much!

(and belated Merry Christmas) And Happy New Year!

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#447562 - 12/27/17 11:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Best wishes Rob and Ann-Marie.
What a beautiful production from start to finish.
Some lovely realistic Christmas lyrics.
Thumbs up!
Cheers.
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#447595 - 12/28/17 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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We can well relate to the sentiment that you two so wonderfully expressed.

The timing and choice of video clips for the video are stunningly well done.

And then there is the lovely vocal performance and production. This should be seen by millions.

Hope y’all have a fun and productive new year!

J&B
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#447619 - 12/28/17 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Very beautiful you two! I really enjoyed this!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

Don't eat too much oliebollen--which I believe means "little oily balls" over there.

smile
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#447629 - 12/28/17 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Beautiful! Arrangement, melody, chords, vocals, lyrics - everything very enjoyable smile

Janne

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#448107 - 12/30/17 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Hi guys,

We're gonna wrap this one up (kinda busy).
We'd like to thank you all for your positive commands, we always appreciate it.
Hope to see/hear you next year!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#448117 - 12/30/17 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Christmas contribution [Re: RnAM]
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Late to the party!

sorry

this is beautiful with a super video and fantastic vocals

so nice, thanks for sharing

and Happy New Year

see you in 2018,

Kenny

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