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#493065 - 09/27/18 08:22 AM [User Showcase] Over My Head
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A co-write with Debi Champion.

If you ever spend any time in Nashville checking the songwriting scene, you will likely find Debi's Writers' Night.
She has hosted the most popular nights for at least 25 years.
It is currently at The Commodore Lounge on West End.
For many years it was at The Broken Spoke Saloon (for reference for anyone who might have visited Nashville in years past).
Almost every writer who has come through in the last 25 years has played Debi's stage.
If you've listened to Country music in that period, you have heard guys and gals who got their start at those writer's nights. Some still pop in to do a round now and again.
Of course, you will also hear a night full of songs that are "less than great" - the majority of writers who move to town will find that they do not belong there - but, you've still got to give them credit for trying - for following a dream.
And a few who aren't ready when they get there will develop into good writers and find their way into the right nooks and crannies...doors do open for those who have the talent... and most will start at one of Debi's nights.
She is a sweetheart - welcoming to all.
Pack your dreams, your guitar and go see her to get a spot...



OVER MY HEAD

steady as a rock, always on an even keel
i never lose my head over what my heart might feel
but, then, you kissed me
oh could this be
what love makes you do when it's real

   my heart's in deeper than it's ever been
   it just jumped right in
   i can't seem to catch my breath
   i'm going under again
   there's no saving it now, just let it go
   it's been swept away by something out of control
   a feeling too deep to tread
   my heart's in over my head

hey, look at me, throwing caution to the wind
not really caring if i sink or swim
i'm closing my eyes
holding on tight
here i go, i'm giving in


The BAND:

Style is _BRITPOP.STY (Classic British Pop )
RealTracks in style: ~683:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 888:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopBronx Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1270:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopUpliftSyncMuted Ev16 120
RealTracks in style: 1948:Mandolin, Rhythm PopUpliftingAndy Ev16 120
RealTracks in song: 2688:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBrentSimple Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: PopRock8ths^01-a:Closed Hat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare
Loop in Song: Percussion Loops\Loop120bpm Claps Calypso - 16beat.wav
Additional loops from Studio One Professional

Harmonies: the janettes (Janice Merritt and me - mostly Janice)


Another Big Thanks to Janice & Bud for being a big part of my music!

Hope you enjoyed it.
Comments welcome.
Have at it.

floyd

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#493067 - 09/27/18 08:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Good song!

I listened twice, first through the monitors and then through the phones.

When I listen through the phones every so often I'm hearing something odd on the harmony vocal panned left, "to catch my breath", is an example, as if it might be slightly out of sync? Or maybe just the fx you have on it? Maybe it's just my old ears wink

But, enjoyed the song and the performance very much.

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#493073 - 09/27/18 09:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Really nice work on this, Gary smile It has a fantastic old school quality to it. The vocal performance is strong and memorable, and the backing tracks make it all flow beautifully. The harmonies played a wonderful roll here, and perfectly catchy as well.

Great job, and thanks for sharing!
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#493094 - 09/27/18 10:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Hey Floyd,

Did you change your name to Gary? Sweet!

Anyway, I agree this song has a really catchy, extremely hooky hold-school vibe to it.

And I mean that in a really good way.

Really enjoyed it!!
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#493099 - 09/27/18 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Gary..

Nice guitar sounds and Groove ,Vocals are good and strong, though I agree with the weird sound ?, I also hear it, bit more time on this one I think.


Another listen on my beyer cans, it is just a bit of a delay on the backing vocals, sounds great on the phones.


Edited by beatmaster (09/27/18 01:54 PM)
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#493111 - 09/27/18 12:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Hey... this is a fun song. Has a pop country sound to it.

David Snyder..... were you referencing Gary Morris? Yep... I think I told FJ that years ago.... uncanny huh?

Yep...all in all a cool tune. Nice work.
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#493122 - 09/27/18 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Yes, a fun and positive fallin'-in-love song. Much enjoyed.
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#493123 - 09/27/18 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Good song!

I listened twice, first through the monitors and then through the phones.

When I listen through the phones every so often I'm hearing something odd on the harmony vocal panned left, "to catch my breath", is an example, as if it might be slightly out of sync? Or maybe just the fx you have on it? Maybe it's just my old ears wink

But, enjoyed the song and the performance very much.


Dave - I think I found the issue (an effect doing weird stuff). I've uploaded a new version (deleted the old one - only way I could figure to replace it). Let me know if you are still hearing something not right. Thanks for the listen!

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#493124 - 09/27/18 01:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Gary..

Nice guitar sounds and Groove ,Vocals are good and strong, though I agree with the weird sound ?, I also hear it, bit more time on this one I think.


Another listen on my beyer cans, it is just a bit of a delay on the backing vocals, sounds great on the phones.
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#493125 - 09/27/18 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster

Another listen on my beyer cans, it is just a bit of a delay on the backing vocals, sounds great on the phones.


Try it again - I re-mixed after your secondary listen.

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#493128 - 09/27/18 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Minted now, was it just an upload thing ?.
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#493134 - 09/27/18 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Good song!

I listened twice, first through the monitors and then through the phones.

When I listen through the phones every so often I'm hearing something odd on the harmony vocal panned left, "to catch my breath", is an example, as if it might be slightly out of sync? Or maybe just the fx you have on it? Maybe it's just my old ears wink

But, enjoyed the song and the performance very much.


Dave - I think I found the issue (an effect doing weird stuff). I've uploaded a new version (deleted the old one - only way I could figure to replace it). Let me know if you are still hearing something not right. Thanks for the listen!



Perfection! smile

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#493145 - 09/27/18 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Tight, upbeat... and highly marketable (in another simpler Top Of The Pops world!).
The vocals and harmonies sound just right to me.

Robert

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#493165 - 09/27/18 04:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd

Wonderful and catchy -excellent melody and write.
Vocals all of them are fabulous (the harmonies are superbly tight).
Another gem.

Peter

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#493169 - 09/27/18 04:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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I nice 60's vintage sounding pop song.

Floyd how do you come up with such winners, both in chords, lyrics and mixes, time after time after time?

This is another of my FJ favorites.
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#493217 - 09/28/18 04:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Very catchy pop rock song, nice arrangement with pleasant loop sounds and great vocals, especially the Janettes, the guitar solo is perfect fit.

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#493231 - 09/28/18 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Minted now, was it just an upload thing ?.


No. It was the bad use of a Nectar preset on one of the harmonies.

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#493267 - 09/28/18 09:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Really nice work on this, Gary smile It has a fantastic old school quality to it. The vocal performance is strong and memorable, and the backing tracks make it all flow beautifully. The harmonies played a wonderful roll here, and perfectly catchy as well.

Great job, and thanks for sharing!


Thanks for listening, Deryk... fj

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#493336 - 09/28/18 02:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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Janice said she enjoyed singing along with it as much as she did when she recorded her part.

You covered a lot of bases with this one...catchy wonderful melody, older sounds, newer sounds, the fj high bar production stamp and, of course, an engagingly nailed lead vocal.

Given the high fj output it remains remarkable that you NEVER release any filler. Amazing.

J&B


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#493396 - 09/28/18 08:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Over My Head [Re: floyd jane]
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What a fun feel good song! Fun to sing along with too. Love the oldie vibe that runs through it and those claps. Add my compliments to your co-writer and the Janettes too. Great job y'all.

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