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#455298 - 02/02/18 11:36 AM [User Showcase] LOVE BITTER BLUES
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A silly little bluesy love song. Had a lot of fun doing this one and I hope someone likes it! Thanks again PG Music for helping me get my ideas into a tangible form!

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#455338 - 02/02/18 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey
A damn fine - "silly little bluesy love song"....
Sophisticated, clever and interesting. Great vocal arrangement and some excellent guitar playing - loved the octave section.
Excellent.

Peter

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#455339 - 02/02/18 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

There's a clarity to this production that is incredible. Right from the start, the sound was crisp and crystal clear. It made me sit up and pay attention.

Your singing is great and the song is really entertaining. I didn't hear anything 'silly' about this at all. What I head was talent shining brightly in every direction.

All the best,
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#455383 - 02/03/18 04:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Torrey
A damn fine - "silly little bluesy love song"....
Sophisticated, clever and interesting. Great vocal arrangement and some excellent guitar playing - loved the octave section.
Excellent.

Peter


Yes, pretty much exactly what I was thinking.

I loved this one, outstanding!!


Edited by BlueAttitude (02/03/18 12:28 PM)
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#455392 - 02/03/18 06:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

This is REALLY nice. A terrific Pop write. Awesome melody (you are SO god at that!).

Your vocal on this is exceptional - one of your best, I think.

Nice production and mix. Super guitar.

fj

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#455430 - 02/03/18 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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hi torrey wow this is great peace great vocal mixed so clear excellent work. and great guitar chops thanks for sharing eric
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#455441 - 02/03/18 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,
A very Beatles sounding blues - maybe a bit looser than the arrangements on your recent songs, but still so catchy (to my ears you own that adjective when it comes to song melody!),
Nice to hear your lead guitar in a different style and the vocal is one of your best.


Robert

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#455452 - 02/03/18 11:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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My kind of blues Torrey. Super guitar with a super vocal. Loved your phrasing. Very cool. Harmonies were exceptional

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#455453 - 02/03/18 11:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Wow - you nailed this, Torrey! I can't get over how well produced this sounds. I wouldn't flinch hearing this on the radio. The harmonies on the chorus are superb, and overall it's just a very well written song. Not to mention, that groove is great! It had my foot tapping within a few bars.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing smile
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#455466 - 02/03/18 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Wow Torrey, this really is a great bluesy song!
Very cool vocals and the guitar sounds so good!
Your best!

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#455560 - 02/04/18 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: PeterF]
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Thanks Peter!? I really appreciate that! T
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#455671 - 02/04/18 06:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Noel96]
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Thanks Noel for those kind comments! I appreciate it! T
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#455674 - 02/04/18 06:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Really nice, Torrey! Great guitar work, and your vocals shine as always. Very well written, and I particularly like the progression.

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#455718 - 02/05/18 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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I don't have have time to write down everything I like about this. It is classic pop rock in the Style of Steely Dan. Magnificent chord progression and jazz soloing. Great vocals and harmonies--totally pro.

Loved it man. You are a true artist!!

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#455728 - 02/05/18 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Silly? Little? Hahahaha!

What so many would give to be able to write and perform and arrange and mix a song like that.

Posters have already thrown accolades at the progression, the write and the performances on vocals and guitar.

We'll only add that this is the kind of bluesy production that can also serve to draw new listeners into the blues...yes to us it's the blues but it has a light and very cool pop vibe to it. Heck maybe that's why people mentioned Steely Dan - but not having listened to them what would we know? Well, we know this is a great production and a wonderful addition to our SC favs playlist.

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#455764 - 02/05/18 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Torrey,

This is REALLY nice. A terrific Pop write. Awesome melody (you are SO god at that!).

Your vocal on this is exceptional - one of your best, I think.

Nice production and mix. Super guitar.

fj


Yeah - what Floyd said. A big Plus 1. Your vocal is exceptional. You're a "silly little song's' best friend. Loved the casual feel to this! You're an exceptional talent.

Alan
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#455827 - 02/05/18 01:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Torrey,

This is REALLY nice. A terrific Pop write. Awesome melody (you are SO god at that!).

Your vocal on this is exceptional - one of your best, I think.

Nice production and mix. Super guitar.

fj


Yeah - what Floyd said. A big Plus 1. Your vocal is exceptional. You're a "silly little song's' best friend. Loved the casual feel to this! You're an exceptional talent.

Alan


I agree also! I also liked the vocals and especially the guitar leads. Great mix!

You are a multi-talented musician.

Two thumbs up.
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#455872 - 02/05/18 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Thanks for the listen Dave! I highly value your input! T
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#455919 - 02/06/18 01:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: floyd jane]
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I appreciate that Floyd! Thanks for listening! T
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#456059 - 02/06/18 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: F.M.M.]
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