You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#491114 - 09/15/18 03:17 PM [User Showcase] DAYS GONE BY
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
Days gone by

The initial version of this song was called "These Days are gone".
I wrote it many years ago when I was in my late 20s. The lyrics of the song were actually about nothing. In those days I had such a hard time coming up with interesting lyrics. I introduced the song in the band I was in and was asking for input because I was completely stuck with this one.

Luckily the drummer, Meindert Joostens, came to my aid and introduced additional lyrics and an interesting modulation.
The band was called "Who's next" and wasn't very succesfull. We split up after a couple of years.

From time to time Anne-Marie and I ran into Meindert in a local bar we go occasionally.
Lately we noticed that he wasn't around much and just recently we heard that he had passed away.
Very unexpected.

Unintentionally these lyrics have a different ring to them now.
Since the song wasn't quite finished back then we added parts of the lyrics ourselves.

All in all a tribute to Meindert, we hope.

Rob

Style is =POPPNLB.STY (Pop Piano London)
StringsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 894:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopLondon Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~897:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm FolkRock Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 2668:Pedal Steel, Background WestCoastBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1598:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsGritty Ev16 065
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Additional midi instruments: Kontakt
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#491118 - 09/15/18 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3202
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3202
Loc: Missouri
Rob and Anne-Marie, this is a great song that has been performed in excellent fashion! But that is always the case with your music! Everything about this one shines! Thanks, Torrey
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



Top
#491130 - 09/15/18 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Joe -PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Hi RnAM! I really enjoyed the overall tone of this. I also found this very easy to listen and the mix sounds well polished too. I found the lyrics being about nothing very interesting, and still creative. Great work!
_________________________
Cheers,
Joe

Top
#491135 - 09/15/18 05:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1183
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1183
Loc: Virginia USA
Beautiful vocals!!! Nice mix. This sounds like the song I used to play when I was a radio DJ in my 20s.

Top
#491136 - 09/15/18 05:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2788
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2788
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
A lovely tribute to a former band mate. The vocals sound really cool.
Clearly a song written in anticipation of a reason that finally became clear.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com

Top
#491155 - 09/16/18 12:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2096
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2096
Loc: Finland
Beautiful melody, lyrics and arrangement with great vocals as always from you. I like especially the chorus part where the electric guitar joins in.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#491180 - 09/16/18 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9044
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9044
Loc: Florida
Rob & Anne-Marie,

Beautiful song. Wonderful vocals. Nice production.

This sounds like something that Garth might have done in the later stages of his radio days...

Nice

fj

Top
#491192 - 09/16/18 11:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9975
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9975
Loc: GA USA
A sad story but a wonderful tribute to Meindert.

Like floyd mention it does have a latter stage Garth feel to it with the arrangement and the vocal.

And as Rayc said, "Clearly a song written in anticipation of a reason that finally became clear."

Every aspect of the production is both well done and classy. The vocals are superb.

Lovely,

J&B

Top
#491227 - 09/16/18 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7929
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7929
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
I am never disappointed by your songs... this is a very moving and well-constructed composition. I especially like the way you mix things up to keep it interesting. So many elements and they all work together perfectly!

Top
#491233 - 09/16/18 04:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1750
gruverider Offline
Expert

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1750
Wonderful and poignant. Excellent vocal performances and production!

Top
#491237 - 09/16/18 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3964
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3964
Loc: Sacramento, California
Sad to hear about the loss of your old bandmate.

As usual, a polished production. I enjoyed listening.
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#491293 - 09/17/18 07:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3639
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3639
Loc: Ontario, Canada


Fabulous vocals as always, and I like the production on the track also.

Pure class in every way.

Top
#491311 - 09/17/18 10:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3003
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3003
Rob & Anne-Marie,

Uplifting and sad at the same time, beautifully sung and produced.
Classy is a word already used and describes my feelings about your work very well.
I`m glad you were able to channel some of the memories you have of your friend into this song.

Robert

Top
#491317 - 09/17/18 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5156
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5156
Loc: North Carolina

As others have stated, this is a very lovely and poignant composition with an excellent mix.

I really, really loved the vocal harmonies on this. They are among my favorites of what you have produced.

Just gorgeous. Great job you two.
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#491318 - 09/17/18 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
A beautiful tribute to your friend

enjoyed the listen

Kenny

Top
#491622 - 09/18/18 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6131
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6131
Loc: Davis, CA
Really, really great!! One of my faves by you guys. Piano sounds great (have to check that RT out), and the vocal is AWESOME as is the production!! Stellar!! Sorry to hear about your old friend. Take care. Greg

Top
#491793 - 09/19/18 02:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
Thanks Torrey!
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#491805 - 09/19/18 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5566
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5566
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Love this tune Rob and Anne-Marie. Beautiful vocal and lyric. I too lost a bandmate and best friend a few years back so the lyrics hit home. We lost touch but I always thought that in time we would catch up.... Beautiful tribute..

Top
#491808 - 09/19/18 04:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1484
beatmaster Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1484
Excellent all rounder loved it.!
_________________________
win 10 64 bit 16gb, ssd 500gb, Alesis multimix8 usb,ketron sd,Roland BK-7M, 1000,shure sm7b,sonar,acid,mixcraft, variety of plugins.Sample tank 3, TC Helicon Voicelive 3 2 ,Byerdynamic 770 pro, akg k270,akg k701.
https://beatmaster1.bandcamp.com/releases

Top
#492176 - 09/21/18 10:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: DAYS GONE BY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2102
Loc: Aichi, Japan
animarorecords Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2102
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Rob and Anne-Marie

A lovely tribute to a former band mate.
Very beautiful song!
Super vocals and harmonies as usual.
The piano accompaniment throughout the tune is very nice.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Top


PG Music News
Free Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Update Available!

Update your installation of Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows for free today!

With the latest update, we've addressed user reported issues with using ASIO drivers, exported MIDI files, out-of-sync visual playback, Mixer volumes, and more!

If you're using Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows, download this free update today.

(This update also includes DAW Plugin build v.3.4.4)

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 French for Windows is Here!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021 cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir: 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAK 10 et bien plus encore …!

Nouvelles Fonctionnalités
Band-in-a-Box® et RealBand 2021: Tous Packages

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Reviews!

Head to www.gearsltuz.com for the latest Band-in-a-Box® reviews by Sound-Guy and CoolGuitarGear!

Band-in-a-Box continues to evolve into an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians. You can produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical “talent”. It’s easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. As it has been for years, it’s an amazing program.
-Sound-Guy

From my perspective, as a long-time user of BIAB, the above improvements, changes and additions definitely take the program to the next step. The new elements and audio upgrading are fantastic and I’m even more excited to work with this version than some others in the past.
-CoolGuitarGear

How To Quickly Adjust Your Chord Sheet Size

Did you know you can quickly adjust the size of your chord sheet in Band-in-a-Box® by holding CTRL while scrolling with the mouse scroll wheel?

How handy!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 German for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 für Windows® ist hier!
Wir waren fleißig und haben 80 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung neuer Inhalte hinzugefügt, darunter 202 RealTracks, neue RealStyles, MIDI-SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles", RealDrums Transkriptionen, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10 und vieles mehr!

Was ist neu? | Paket

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows - New Intro Options!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2021 there are additional options for generating an intro!

Within Band-in-a-Box, choose Song Form | Generate Intro to see all the different options available:
-All Instruments
-Drums only
-Bass and Drums
-NEW! Bass only
-NEW! Bass then Bass & Drums
-NEW! Drums then Bass & Drums
-NEW! Piano Only
-NEW! Guitar Only
-NEW! Strings Only
-NEW! Custom - you pick!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Update Available!

We've updated our Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac to enhance Big Sur and M1 capabilities, improve the notation window, resolve AIFF rendering errors, as well as addressing a few other user-reported issues.

Using Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac? Update for free today.

Forum Stats
34008 Members
67 Forums
68461 Topics
586912 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
SunsetPoet, Ersol55, S.B. Greer, Bluesariffic, The Lord

34007 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
dcuny 184
MarioD 181
MusicStudent 151
Matt Finley 138
Jim Fogle 137
Janice & Bud 127
VideoTrack 122
CaptainMoto 90
eddie1261 90
floyd jane 86
Today's Birthdays
Cygni_61, LisaHaywood