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#479516 - 06/27/18 03:48 AM [User Showcase] Dance Of Love
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This is a remix of a song Di and I originally recorded in 2011. All the backing tracks are new using BIAB RTs. The original was recorded using a different music program. But the vocal is Di's original track from 2011, before her health nose-dived.

The lyric is a bit cheesy but was written to emulate the Bossa Nova style from the early 1960s - think of Edie Gorme' or Kim Novak, if you're old enough to remember either of them.

Any comments appreciated, particularly regarding the mix - I played with the mix all afternoon and still not sure if I have volume of the various tracks pretty close to where they should be. Thanks in advance.

****** Song Summary - Dance Of Love *************

File:Dance of Love - Remix
Key=D , Tempo 125, Length (m:s)=3:42
4 bar intro, 108 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 112. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 698 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes

Style is _BNGGRSL.STY (Slow Bossa w/ Piano & Nylon Guit)

BassCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
DrumsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
PianoCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
GuitarCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded

RealTracks in style: ~~921:Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 110
RealTracks in song: ~925:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Bossa Ev 110
RealTracks in style: ~~1104:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaGrooveComp Ev 140
Loop in Song: World\Latin - boss120b_rim_ride1 drums ev8.wav
RealTracks in song: 704:Flute, Soloist Bossa Ev 140
RealDrums in style: BossaBrushes#1: a: Brushes b: BusyBrushes

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Dance Of Love

I no longer have a copy of the lyric but I will transcribe it late this afternoon and post it then. Di has 2 medical appointments between now and then.

Here is the lyric, as promised ...

Dance Of Love
© 2011 Alan D. David, BMI / Diana Randall, BMI

(v1)
Take my hand, gently pull me to my feet
Hold me close, as our bodies meet
The Bossa Nova plays, and my body sways
When you look into my eyes, it’s then I realize
We’re dancing the dance of love

(v2)
Whisper soft, sweet magic in my ear
Lead me on, say the words I want to hear
I know this can’t be wrong, it’s written in the song
We can dance all night, and greet the morning light
As we dance the dance of love

CHORUS
Don’t believe in love at first sight
But somehow I know this is right
I know I want to dance with you
Forever, the dance of love

(v)
And now each night, every single day
We dance, the Bossa Nova way
We know the moves, we make them so smooth
We feel in love, to that Latin beat
Dancing the dance of love

CHORUS
Don’t believe in love at first sight
But somehow I know this is right
I know I want to dance with you
Forever the dance of love



Edited by Al-David (06/28/18 12:40 AM)
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#479521 - 06/27/18 05:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Wow! This is really outstanding...

Love the remix and Di's performance. I also love the way it captures the era so well.

Bob
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#479530 - 06/27/18 06:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Excellent! In all regards. The mix is very well balanced.

Di sounds great!

Nice re-do.

fj

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#479543 - 06/27/18 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Really nice work on this one smile I love the upbeat and positive it is! The bossa groove is superb and got my toe tapping right away. I can imagine this sounding great in a live setting.

Really good job here - thanks for sharing!
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#479552 - 06/27/18 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Cheesy or not, this song is lovely and the lyrics totally suite the style! Thanks so much for sharing!
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#479557 - 06/27/18 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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This was nicely done.

Enjoyed it.
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#479593 - 06/27/18 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Bob and Floyd,

Thanks so much. We appreciate those kind words and encouragement. Tis always a pleasure to hear from both of you.

Alan & Di
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#479594 - 06/27/18 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Deryk & Ember,

You are too nice. We both appreciate all that so much. Best to everyone at PG Music.

Alan & Di
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#479595 - 06/27/18 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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So nice to hear Di singing. Loved this song. Cool rhythm to this song. Well done

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#479596 - 06/27/18 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
This was nicely done.

Enjoyed it.


Beat Master,

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting us know and for the listen.

Alan & Di
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#479602 - 06/27/18 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Al,
As a relative newbie here I think that`s the first time I`ve really heard Di sing...all I can say is, WOW! Nuanced phrasing, sensuous interpretation, beautiful tone... all so much more important than the lyrics here ( which are just fine).
Very, very good backing track- the flute is a perfect fit.
All the best to you both,

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#479608 - 06/27/18 04:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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This nailed that 60's Bossa-Nova style perfectly. That flute was the perfect lead instrument! Di's singing is fantastic. The mix is spot on, don't change it.
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#479635 - 06/27/18 07:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Robertkc]
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Al,
As a relative newbie here I think that`s the first time I`ve really heard Di sing...all I can say is, WOW! Nuanced phrasing, sensuous interpretation, beautiful tone... all so much more important than the lyrics here ( which are just fine).
Very, very good backing track- the flute is a perfect fit.
All the best to you both,

Robert


Robert,

Thank you! We appreciate that very much. I'll pass on to her your wonderful comments regarding her singing. Her health is very poor now and she's in bed most of the time. But I'll make sure she gets a chance to read them tomorrow. Thanks again.

Alan
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#479637 - 06/27/18 07:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
This nailed that 60's Bossa-Nova style perfectly. That flute was the perfect lead instrument! Di's singing is fantastic. The mix is spot on, don't change it.


Mario,

You are always so kind to our music. We appreciate that very much. And we're delighted you enjoyed this one. Taming that flute and, on occasion the piano, was quite a task. I compressed them as much as possible without loosing their tone and ambience, but I still spent almost an hour manually adjusting the volume at the individual measure level. I'm delighted the effort ended with kind words such as yours. Again, many thanks.

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#479638 - 06/27/18 07:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Alan and Di,

Really nice on every level. I really enjoy a good bossa. Backing sounds great, and Di's vocal is just right.

Very well done!

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#479642 - 06/27/18 08:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Loving it here! Sounds like it came right out of the 60's, lyrics and arrangement spot on and Di really nailed that vocal.

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#479646 - 06/27/18 10:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Cheese is yummy!

I'm literally finishing a cheese sandwich as I write this, but that's not what I'm referring to. wink

I especially enjoyed the vocal. It's nice to hear the flute get some love in the arrangement.
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#479654 - 06/28/18 12:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Steve Young]
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Alan and Di,

Really nice on every level. I really enjoy a good bossa. Backing sounds great, and Di's vocal is just right.

Very well done!

Steve


Thank you so much, Steve. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting us know. Wishing you the very best.

Alan & Di
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#479655 - 06/28/18 12:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Sundance]
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Loving it here! Sounds like it came right out of the 60's, lyrics and arrangement spot on and Di really nailed that vocal.


Awwwwwww .... thank you so much, Josie! We appreciate that so much. We see this as something between "Girl From Ipanema" (Astrid Gilberto) and "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" (Edie Gorme'), closer to the former rather than the latter. Glad it works for you. Wishing you well.

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#479681 - 06/28/18 05:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dance Of Love [Re: Al-David]
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Sounds great. Love the vocal and the new mix sounds so good on our monitors.

The vocal and flute are standout!

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