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#452596 - 01/21/18 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Chain and Ball
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It's been a while since Chris and I did a blues song, so we thought it would be nice to start out 2018 getting back to the reason we got together in the first place.

New blues from Dave and Chris: Chain and Ball

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Drums: BluesRock 12/8
Bass: 1922
Organ: 2734

Mixed in reaper using plugins from Waves and Izotope, mastered with Ozone 8 and LMC.

Chain and Ball (Christiane Spruit, 2018)

Like a bird in the cage
I am losing my faith
There’s no easy way out
Leaves me chained to the ground
Like a chain and a ball
like nothing at all
You fill the free in me.


I sleep near the door
I am chained to the floor
I feel home but bound
Like I am tied to the ground
I can hardly breathe
I am in such a bad need
You fill the free in me.

You say that you need me
And I know that you do
But please don't you blame me
I don't want you to do
Like a chain and a ball
I don't need that at all
You fill the free in me.

As always we appreciate any feedback.

Edit: Just uploaded to soundcloud, here: https://soundcloud.com/blue-attitude/chain-and-ball




Edited by BlueAttitude (01/23/18 08:51 AM)
Edit Reason: added soundcloud link
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#452597 - 01/21/18 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,

Just great! A blistering blues piece - Chris's voice is tremendous - she really hits this one in all the right places. Also, your guitar is excellent throughout.

Loved it!

Bob
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#452634 - 01/21/18 10:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What and awesome tune Dave and Chris. Loved your guitar work on this one. Chris's vocal was just awesome. Well done. Super listen.
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#452641 - 01/21/18 10:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Chris & Dave,

HOT!

Bob said it well - hit all the salient points:
"Just great! A blistering blues piece - Chris's voice is tremendous - she really hits this one in all the right places. Also, your guitar is excellent throughout."

Chris' vocals seem to reach a notch higher with each new release. A little more confident. A little freer. (free-er?). She put a little "Janis Joplin" into that last verse. Nice.

Dave your guitar is on fire.

The mix is excellent. Everything in the right place. Nothing "gets in the way".

Sweet!

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#452679 - 01/21/18 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave and Chris, this is a wonderful production! Dave, your guitar work is always great and this is another example! You are a true bluesman! Some great licks provided in this and Chris's vocal is excellent as always! Thanks, Torrey
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#452707 - 01/21/18 02:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This song has got some serious attitude to it. laugh What more is there to say? Everything about this song is just *so* good. Great job, guys!
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#452721 - 01/21/18 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave

Some wonderful expressive playing and singing by Chris.Can you teach me the lick at 1.52?
Gary Moore would be proud of this one (bit of Jimmy Page near the end?).
Loved it!

Peter

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#452742 - 01/21/18 05:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,

Wow, this is great! Great guitar work, Chris really nailed the vocals. Great sound!

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#452745 - 01/21/18 05:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Love Chris's voice. First time I've heard you guys. Like your guitar work as well. You've done this before! wink
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#452761 - 01/21/18 07:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave and Chris,

the very first thing that struck me as I clicked onto this was "Gary Moore would be smiling ear to ear if he were still with us." I'm a huge fan of his. Your tone and style remind me a lot of him.

I agree with Floyd's comment about Chris' voice - has a Janis Joplin aura to it.

Everything about this says "Smokin' Hot". What a great listen!!!! Best to both of you.

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#452765 - 01/21/18 07:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Lawwwwdddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's quite possible that I'm your third man girl!!!

But it's a fact that I'm the seventh son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Gawd Almighty lay it on me now!!!!!!!!!!

Whew...son...this song so makes me gotta go crank up the Twin right now and plug her in and turn her up to 10. My wife is gonna kill me but I got to.

All I can say is I'm plugging in right now and gettin' me a piece of this.

Mmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmm son!

smile

That's what I'm talking about.
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#452783 - 01/21/18 10:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wow.

Just... wow. shocked
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#452796 - 01/22/18 03:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Dave,

Just great! A blistering blues piece - Chris's voice is tremendous - she really hits this one in all the right places. Also, your guitar is excellent throughout.

Loved it!

Bob


Thanks very much, Bob!
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#452822 - 01/22/18 05:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, That's what I'm talkin bout. The mix is outstanding, a leap forward. The guitar and vocals are outstanding. Love the over the top bends. Your best post to date. Smoldering Blues done the way they should be done. Fresh out of the oven and red hot, Tom

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#452838 - 01/22/18 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wow - this is stunningly good! I would not bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio among the classics. The mix here is nearly perfect. Not a single sound comes across as too loud, or too quite, or incorrectly panned. Not to mention - those vocals! Oh my goodness, those vocals are tremendous. I was loving that intro and tapping my foot along, but when she started singing that sealed the deal.

Great work here - you should be proud of this! Thanks so much for sharing smile
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#452841 - 01/22/18 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,
Well that cut through the morning fog!
It takes quite something to get my eyes closing, goosebumps and hair standing up on blues tune... top shelf in all respects.

Robert

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#452980 - 01/22/18 06:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
What and awesome tune Dave and Chris. Loved your guitar work on this one. Chris's vocal was just awesome. Well done. Super listen.


Happy you liked it, Scott, thanks!
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#453081 - 01/23/18 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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"just great! A blistering blues piece - Chris's voice is tremendous - she really hits this one in all the right places. Also, your guitar is excellent throughout."

We'll also jump in with what Bob said.

Deep simmering blues...make no mistakes...the real deal here.

If you don't like this you don't have a blues note in your body. And you are leading an empty life smile

Like Tom said "Fresh out of the oven and red hot..."

Every aspect of the production is in the pocket. All of it.

Our only regret is that we can't add it to our fav Soundcloud list!

Smokin wonderful!

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#453133 - 01/23/18 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Chris & Dave,

HOT!

Bob said it well - hit all the salient points:
"Just great! A blistering blues piece - Chris's voice is tremendous - she really hits this one in all the right places. Also, your guitar is excellent throughout."

Chris' vocals seem to reach a notch higher with each new release. A little more confident. A little freer. (free-er?). She put a little "Janis Joplin" into that last verse. Nice.

Dave your guitar is on fire.

The mix is excellent. Everything in the right place. Nothing "gets in the way".

Sweet!

floyd


Thanks for your always awesome reviews, Floyd! It means a lot to both Chris and myself, she reads them as well.

And thanks especially for the comments on the mix, I was hoping I got the drums loud enough laugh
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#453137 - 01/23/18 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Chain and Ball [Re: BlueAttitude]
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GREAT Blues, GREAT Attitude, GREAT Vocal (my fave from Chris)!!! This is done just right in every way. Down and Dirty!!! Take care. Greg

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