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#490394 - 09/11/18 12:02 PM [User Showcase] The Blue Horizon
Registered: 09/11/18
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Strat1958 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/18
Posts: 8
Hi everyone - brand new member, just started posting today.

I downloaded BIAB yesterday and I'm really looking forward to getting to know it. Exploring the possibilities this morning, I am blown away by the horsepower in this software.

The song in this post was not created with BIAB (hope that's ok - I will certainly post new songs as they are created), but it has an interesting story behind it.

While searching for inspiration one cold and rainy day in Vancouver, Canada, my Windows computer froze. While rebooting, the desktop picture of the little island in a turquoise sea with a lone palm tree came up. On that dreary day, it was just what I needed.

I imagined a storyline of sailing through the Caribbean, heading for that blue horizon. To use a cliche...the song almost wrote itself.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE END OF THE STORY!

I recorded it, using a chord-building website to get a bass/drums/keys backing track, and I put in my own guitar parts. Posted it up on SoundClick, and got a lot of nice comments and a few downloads.

But then, someone in Australia asked me if he could re-record it. Sure, why not? It's all in good fun. He did a great job, but I was blown away by his backing track and female background singers!

I asked him to email the backing track to me so I could put a vocal on it.

This is the result:
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=7877256

Hope y'all like it.

Oh - by the way. We no longer live in cold and grey Vancouver. We live in The Bahamas.

All you gotta do is dream.....

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#490412 - 09/11/18 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
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Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
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A nice song, Mike. It is nicely put together and your vocals are good.

Welcome to the Showcase. Look forward to what you will do with BIAB...

floyd

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#490573 - 09/12/18 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6131
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
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Loc: Davis, CA
Cool, laid-back, happy tune!! Welcome to the forum Mike! This has very much of a Lennon feel (I'm a huge Beatles fan).....would have fit right in on the Double Fantasy album. Great job!! Keep posting! Take care. Greg

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#490658 - 09/12/18 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5567
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool tune. Super vocal. Welcome to the forum. Cool guitar tone

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#490738 - 09/13/18 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Wow - what a tune! The lyrics really really got me - they are so vivid, and really painted a picture in my head. That aside, the progressions are wonderful and your vocals are strong and memorable.

Overall a fantastic tune - thanks for sharing smile
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#490778 - 09/13/18 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2457
Loc: Victoria, BC
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2457
Loc: Victoria, BC
Welcome to the forum! We hope you enjoy chatting with everyone here on the forums!
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#490792 - 09/13/18 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 862
Loc: St. Petersburg , FL
Island Soul Offline
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Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 862
Loc: St. Petersburg , FL
Needs a steel pan player lol. Great song.
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#491090 - 09/15/18 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3202
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3202
Loc: Missouri
Welcome Mike! That was a nice smooth tune and a great first post! Great job on the vocals! Thanks, Torrey
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#491797 - 09/19/18 03:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
Registered: 09/11/18
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Strat1958 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/18
Posts: 8
Massive thanks to all who gave my little tune a spin. I appreciate your kind comments very much smile

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#491806 - 09/19/18 04:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Blue Horizon [Re: Strat1958]
Registered: 05/16/17
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beatmaster Offline
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Registered: 05/16/17
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Mike

Liked this a lot, nice voice hope to hear more now you have the Band,,!
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