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#480609 - 07/05/18 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Right on Time
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Morning folks, just uploaded a new song:

Right on Time

Right on Time (Chris Spruit, 2018)

1. V
right on time
pouring rain has fallen
from the mouth of a blood red sky
right on time
now that the thunder's spoken, after lightning broke the sky
after the heat has gone now
running veins of dusty lines
back into life back into the times of growing high
right,right, right on time

2. V
right on time
after the words been spoken
from the tongue of the lightning strike
right on time
my mother once has told me from the catcher in the rye
all my dreams are broken
by the greatest thief of times
Gin a body , meet a body
Coming thro' the grain
sweet child, sweet child need a body cry *

Bridge/Solo

3. V
the wind sounds like a whisper through the alley of the grains
soothing rain has fallen
falling down to cleanse the sky
get back to life
back into the times of rising high
right, right, right, right on time
(*INFO: that was the childrens rhyme song that inspired the author of the book Catcher in the rye)

The band:

Drums: FunkyGroove60s
Bass: (2609) Electric, ClassicFunkRootFiveAlex Ev 130
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2840:Piano, Rhythm SoulJazzMike Ev 130 (except for the bridge)
Also added a shaker in a few places using EZD2

I'm playing the guitar parts (used my tele)
Chris came up with the idea for the bridge and plays piano during that part.

Mixed using reaper with plugins from waves and iZotope, mastered using Ozone 8 and LMC.

As always we welcome constructive criticism!

EDIT: Updated the mix to fix a slight timing problem (thanks David Cuny!) and also uploaded to soundcloud. Also Chris did a video for the song:




Edited by BlueAttitude (07/07/18 04:23 AM)

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#480610 - 07/05/18 04:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,

This is a great song! Love the track mix and arrangement. Some great guitar and piano breaks...

I really like the phrasing Chris displays here - outstanding!

Bob

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#480663 - 07/05/18 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Right on time, right on the money!!! Cool blues...catchy melody, good vocals, and some very tasty guitar licks!! Great job guys!! Take care. Greg

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#480681 - 07/05/18 03:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, you are probably going to think I'm nuts, but I keep expecting Gregg Rolie to jump in on your track. He would probably love to! Great song! Loved the groove. Great musicians all the way around.
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#480683 - 07/05/18 03:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,
Love the funky groove and outstanding vocal on this.
The bridge adds an upbeat feel and your guitar work is among the best on the forum.
Thanks for the lyric note... been a long time since I read that novel!

Robert

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#480703 - 07/05/18 05:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Drew me in right from the start. Great captivating vocal and chord progression. Top marks from me. Rob

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#480723 - 07/06/18 12:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Catchy! I settled into the groove and enjoyed the listen.

One really, really minor nit - when the vocal enters after the solo at 1:05, it feels like it came in just a touch late - like the /R/ begins on the beat, instead of the /IY/ sound.

Fun listen - it's still running through my head. laugh
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#480726 - 07/06/18 01:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris

Great overall sound (loved the shaker) everything where it should be in the mix.
Excellent vocal - and some nice soloing (both piano and tasteful guitar) throughout.
Great work.

Peter

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#480735 - 07/06/18 03:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Dave,

This is a great song! Love the track mix and arrangement. Some great guitar and piano breaks...

I really like the phrasing Chris displays here - outstanding!

Bob


Thanks, Bob, happy you liked it!

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#480736 - 07/06/18 03:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Right on time, right on the money!!! Cool blues...catchy melody, good vocals, and some very tasty guitar licks!! Great job guys!! Take care. Greg


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

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#480752 - 07/06/18 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Really nice work here smile A very well done tune that displays a strong understanding of songwriting. Really strong vocals, and I love the hook on this one.

Thanks for sharing!
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#480755 - 07/06/18 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,

This is top shelf all the way. My favorite of yours so far.

Super mix, production, vocals, mastering, everything. This is way beyond the hobbyist stage into the pro stage man,

Love the video too. Where did that footage come from?

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#480778 - 07/06/18 12:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Chris & Dave,

Y'all are making such good music.

Everything about this works. An interesting write. Good playing (from both of you. Excellent vocals. Excellent mix.

In-the-pocket.

fj

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#480820 - 07/06/18 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Rocking groove. Has a cool live feeling club vibe to it. Makes me wanna dance. Great job you two!
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#480855 - 07/07/18 04:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Dave, you are probably going to think I'm nuts, but I keep expecting Gregg Rolie to jump in on your track. He would probably love to! Great song! Loved the groove. Great musicians all the way around.


Gregg Rolie?! Man, how cool would that be!

Thanks for the listen and comments, very much appreciated! Looking forward to hearing a new one from you with that fabulous drumming, it's been too long.

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#480856 - 07/07/18 04:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Dave & Chris,
Love the funky groove and outstanding vocal on this.
The bridge adds an upbeat feel and your guitar work is among the best on the forum.
Thanks for the lyric note... been a long time since I read that novel!

Robert


Yes, there are some great guitarists on this forum, no question about that! I always enjoy hearing other people play.

Thanks for the support, Robert!

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#480858 - 07/07/18 04:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Catchy! I settled into the groove and enjoyed the listen.

One really, really minor nit - when the vocal enters after the solo at 1:05, it feels like it came in just a touch late - like the /R/ begins on the beat, instead of the /IY/ sound.

Fun listen - it's still running through my head. laugh


Hi David,

Man, that timing problem was very subtle, I couldn't hear it and neither could Chris. But when I expanded the view in Reaper I could see it, just a fraction of a second late. And of course very easy to fix in Reaper.

It is the little things that make the difference between a pro recording and an amateur recording, so thanks very much for pointing that out, I appreciate it! smile

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#480859 - 07/07/18 04:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Drew me in right from the start. Great captivating vocal and chord progression. Top marks from me. Rob


Happy you like it, Rob, and thanks for noticing the chord progression! A bit more sophisticated than most of our songs and took a while to work out!

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#480861 - 07/07/18 05:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,

What a great song! Tons of attitude and a beat that just won't go away - even after the song ends. Chris' vocal is so danged good - grit and punch. And as always, Dave, your guitar work is splendid. Terrific song and presentation!

Alan
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#480901 - 07/07/18 12:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Right on Time [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi, Dave !

What a wonderful tune -
absolutely haunting !!!
Loved it from start to
finish !

Professional all thru !

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