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#462918 - 03/19/18 09:02 AM [User Showcase] They call her the evenstar
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Hi guys I've been using audio file for many years just never posted any of my stuff here. Here's a song I wrote a reasonably long time ago and just resurrected it with audiophile, some new lyrics and a new bridge. It's called they call her the evenstar. Hope you like it.

Listen to (They call her) The Evenstar by Westside Steve Simmons #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/westside-steve-simmons/evenstar-1-plat

WSS


Edited by Westside Steve (03/19/18 09:03 AM)
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#462926 - 03/19/18 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Thanks for sharing this song with us! You have a really lovely sound, and I really love the content to this song. I'd be curious to hear the original if you still have it kicking around somewhere, even if it was just a recording you made back in the day, just to listen to them side-by-side. But this version is very, very lovely and you should be proud of it!
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#462927 - 03/19/18 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Steve,

A very pleasant listen. Really nice vocals and harmonies - very well recorded.

floyd

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#462949 - 03/19/18 12:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Hi, Steve.

A well-done song all around, and an enjoyable listen.
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#462974 - 03/19/18 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Great tune with a seasoned performance. Your experience really shines through here.You have a great vocal style for country. Looks like you've been holding out on is :)Would love to hear more. Thanks for posting.Rob

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#462991 - 03/19/18 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Steve, you've got a great voice man! Great job on this tune, first I've heard of yours and it's very nice! Keep on rockin' Thanks, Torrey
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#462997 - 03/19/18 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Wow, thank you all so very much. As far as the original version that would have been back in the 70s and the recording techniques we're pretty much limited to a board mix of the band when I was in one. I'm beginning year number 30 has a solo now.
As with a lot of my older songs when I go back 40 plus years I sometimes blush with embarrassment over some of my lyrics. That's one of the reasons I brought this one back and worked on them.
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#463021 - 03/19/18 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Hey this is great. Sounds kinda like the Eagles. Great lyrics and arrangement.

Really enjoyed this!
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#463032 - 03/19/18 09:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Steve

Really nice song - excellent lead and harmony vocals.
Clearly a professional sound (some nice youtube videos out there).

Peter

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#463064 - 03/20/18 03:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Really nice track, very much enjoyed it...would have liked:
the lyrics -- I like to follow along as I listen
how you built the production -- which tracks are live, which are BIAB? Which Style?
Besides getting the enjoyment of listening to a well-made song like this, it would be great to understand what is behind the production!

Thanks for sharing!

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#463074 - 03/20/18 06:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Thanks guys. By the way Tano and the rest of you I apologize for not following the rules. I'm going to have to look up the file and see which exact Styles I used. As far as the recording program its sonar Platinum the microphone is an AKG 414 interface is Audient preamp is a focusrite isa one.
With the steel solo I recorded a couple of them and cut and pasted phrases I liked.

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#463078 - 03/20/18 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Well done with standout vocals!

The mix sounds fine on our monitors. This is obviously not your first production rodeo!

Got that early country rock feel going a la Eagles, etc.

Kudos...

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#463088 - 03/20/18 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Very well done! Right from the first 5 seconds my toe was tapping. The groove on this is infectious. I'm imagining this performed in a live setting and sounding incredible, and filling a dancefloor easily. Not to mention your vocal performance is great.

Thanks so much for sharing smile
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#463101 - 03/20/18 08:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Thank you Deryk and J & B.
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#463124 - 03/20/18 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Very nice job. It has an Eagles vibe to it... from their early years.

I like this .... I have also contemplated going back and reworking a few of the early years projects, and of course, updating the music and the lyrics.
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#463128 - 03/20/18 10:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Very nice job. It has an Eagles vibe to it... from their early years.

I like this .... I have also contemplated going back and reworking a few of the early years projects, and of course, updating the music and the lyrics.



Yes I have dozens of songs kicking around from the 70s and 80s. Every once in awhile I like to pick one out and give it a facelift.
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#463168 - 03/20/18 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Steve, this sounds really good. Well sung and produced. I look forward to hearing more of your songs, Tom

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#463238 - 03/20/18 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Steve this is pro all the way. Everything is spot on. Your vocals are fantastic and your lyrics are great. Add those to this perfect backing track and you have a winner.

When this started I immediately thought of The New Riders of the Purple Sage then it morphed into Eagles. Great job on that!

This is a keeper.
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#463274 - 03/21/18 02:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Steve,

Great song, production and outstanding vocal. I really enjoyed this.

Bob

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#463332 - 03/21/18 09:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: They call her the evenstar [Re: Westside Steve]
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Mario, Tommy, Dean. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

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