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#466854 - 04/12/18 05:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Well, that's my sort of thing! I love everything about this track, especially the guitar parts - excellent! I love the engineering and mi: nice and tight and chunky. Super vocals, especially the harmonies. A knock out track!

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#466923 - 04/12/18 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Chris,

I know Noel already said it, but it bears repeating...

What a great opening!!

Drums sound great! I love a "leathery" snare and this one POPS!

Chris' vocals and harmonies are outstanding.

Delicious guitar! Sweet!

A nice change up at the end to make it even MORE listenable...

Excellent all around. Great listen.

fj


Thanks very much, Floyd! Drums are processed through iZotope Neutron.

And yeah, that bit at the end is the best part of the song for me, thanks for mentioning that smile

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#466948 - 04/12/18 01:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Awesome you two.

Dave you have a big fat, warm smooth sound on this.

EXCELLENT MIX.

Love your guitar man.
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#467033 - 04/13/18 02:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave & Chris

Amazing work - everything comes together - excellent vocal and lovely harmonies, clever production (nice drums) and some blistering and tasteful guitar playing.
Great song.

Peter


I appreciate that, thanks, Peter!

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#467034 - 04/13/18 02:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Noel and Floyd said it best!

Great intro followed by an outstanding groove!

Those guitar chops are top shelf for sure!

Super vocals also.

This is a keeper.


Thanks very much, Mario!

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#467148 - 04/13/18 03:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
The opening is killer and sets up a great grooving dose of the blues. Superb vocal and harmony along with some masterful playing make this production a real treat for us blues lovers. Well done both of you. This is the real deal, Tom


Thanks, Tom! Loved your latest!

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#467287 - 04/15/18 03:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Dave & Chris,
Loved this! The feeling is more "up" than some of your work and the vocal treatment (with those two harmonies coming in and out) works well.
There`s energy in all the tracks and the guitars are stellar.
Very, very good.

Robert


Thanks very much, Robert!

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
What a great track. Very smooth and yet powerful.Top marks for the production.
I want to hear more of this. Excellent stuff.Rob


Thanks Rob, I'm happy you liked this one!

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - what a tune smile As others have pointed out, this is spectacular. It starts off great, and just keeps getting better. Both your vocals, the tune, and the groove are on point. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio.

I wouldn't change a thing here - thanks for sharing!


Thanks for stopping by, Deryk, I appreciate it!

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#467513 - 04/16/18 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Dave/Christiane, this is fantastic!! Everything about it sounds great! Everything you produce ALWAYS has top level vocals and guitar work! You should try to submit this for a film soundtrack! I can totally hear/see this picked up for something like that! Good luck with it! Thabks, Torrey


Awesome comments, thanks, Torrey! smile

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#467514 - 04/16/18 12:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Dave & Chris,

Of all of your songs, this is a new favorite for me. I really love what you have done here. The song is excellent and the arrangement, tracks, guitar and vocal are standouts.

Much enjoyed!

Bob


Thanks very much, Bob!

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#467614 - 04/17/18 04:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Strong stuff you two!

- Clever write and delivered with an outstanding performance. Great lead and harmony all through with the killer outro to ice the cake.

- Guitars that bring a lot to the arrangement but never too much. Exactly the right touch for us and, man, played so well.

- All the backing tracks and the comped drum track were hitiin’ the note.

Lastly, but not least, the mix is perfecto.

Kudos!!!

J&B


Thanks for mentioning the outro, that's my favorite part of the song smile

For the guitars, one of the things I've learned in my old age is that less is more, especially when working with a vocalist. I always listen back and ask myself if the guitar is adding anything to the song, if not, it's gone.

And thanks for the comments on the mix also! Makes my day to hear that from someone like you smile

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#467615 - 04/17/18 04:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Dave and Chris !


I gladly join in
with the orthers
pointing out the
professionalsim with
producing this tune,
the tune, playing, singing
and mix !

Really a very good
production !

Cheers
Dani


Thanks, Dani! I enjoyed your last one also, great song!

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#467616 - 04/17/18 04:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Well, that's my sort of thing! I love everything about this track, especially the guitar parts - excellent! I love the engineering and mi: nice and tight and chunky. Super vocals, especially the harmonies. A knock out track!

John


Always nice to get compliments from a fellow guitarist, thanks, John!

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#467617 - 04/17/18 04:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Awesome you two.

Dave you have a big fat, warm smooth sound on this.

EXCELLENT MIX.

Love your guitar man.


Thanks, David!

Guitar is a Strat through S-Gear, but I also do some processing after the fact. Always trying new things to try and get that ultimate tone, sort of a Holy Grail thing I guess smile

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#468182 - 04/20/18 09:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great vibe, great solo, great vocal!! Love the wah guitar. I really like the way the kick drum works here....great pulse for the song. Great job guys!! Take care. Greg

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#468217 - 04/20/18 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Line [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Great vibe, great solo, great vocal!! Love the wah guitar. I really like the way the kick drum works here....great pulse for the song. Great job guys!! Take care. Greg


Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, Greg, I appreciate it!

Happy you liked it!

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