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beatmaster #497277 10/23/18 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Floyd

This is a great song some have said best/ favourite Etc.

To me this stands on its own as it should.

One of the posts above mentioned the liking /opposite to Greg and his song Sutherland Road, although both are of the same style and structure Both shine in their own rights.


Enjoyed this Thanks.

P.S. PUT ME IN MIND OF Leo Sayer and orchard road.


Thanks, beatmaster. The themes of "going back home" and "things have certainly changed" are, needless to say, very popular songwriting themes. It is interesting to see the different songs that something like this bring to mind in each listener's listening history...

44kfl #497512 10/24/18 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Super write,

the excellent harmonies just make this so smooth

and nice to listen to

the level of mix and musicianship is top notch

and that consistently great voice

all make for a beautiful song

Kenny


Thanks, Kenny. (you've been knocking it out of the park lately...)

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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, floyd

Beautiful song!
I feel the essence of country in this tune.
Despite English lyrics, the story comes into my mind without difficulty.
I think that it is because of your powerful vocal.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Shigeki Adachi - I appreciate that. Thanks for your continued support...

David Snyder #497805 10/26/18 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Congratulations Floyd,

This may be your most cinematic song yet, and it is definitely my favorite vocal of yours. So warm and authentic--truly winsome.

It's like miniature movie, this song.

I wonder what genre you would call this (or any number of your tunes.)

They don't sound "country" to me, more like Dan Folgelberg in the "storyteller" genre, which the Eagles did very well, as did Jim Croce.

If you had to put a genre on this (other than the Floyd genius genre) how would you define it?

Great job on this man.


Mr. Snyder... thanks for the nice comments... genre? don't know.... I grew up listening mainly to singer-songwriter-storytellers - is that a "genre"... let's say "sure!" smile

floyd jane #497836 10/26/18 04:49 AM
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A first class song Floyd. I love the arc of the story. Your vocal delivery, technically and emotionally, is spot on as usual. Nicely engineered and mixed. Congratulations on another winner.
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Torrey Bliss #497878 10/26/18 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: guitar1
You just proved again that Thomas Wolfe was right. You can't go home again. Well done, and well written.


Thanks for having a listen, Gary...


Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
More wonderful storytelling by Mr FJ!! Floyd you are a master at doing these type songs! Thoroughly good in every way! Thanks, T


Thanks, Torrey...

Janice & Bud #497931 10/26/18 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Janice’s immediate comments:

“What a passionate and soulful vocal.”
“The melody is mesmerizing.”
“That’s perfect piano.”
“The imagery would make an incredible video.”
“ It reminds me of Glen Campbell.”

Bud says, “ditto” and adds:

The clarity and overall sound of both your vocal and the piano are outstanding.
The lyric makes me contemplate over and over about what makes a great write like this. A wonderful combo of nature and nurture I think.

Sublime and poignant.

J&B


What a truly nice review. Thanks for noting the production and the write - both of which are focal points for me....

gruverider #497933 10/26/18 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: gruverider
"what a pleasant surprise to find beacon drive
after all these years somehow survived
tears of joy well up inside
for the town she once called home"


Great writing. And I love the name of her street!

Great intro and pacing throughout the arrangement.

And your vocals and harmonies are outstanding

Well done!


Thanks Lawrence. Good eye on catching "beacon drive"... a real "buried songwriting clue" that typically only writers who really pay attention catch.

rsdean #497987 10/27/18 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Floyd,

We recognize the situation!
When you go back to future places and times, it comes down to a disappointment most of the times.
Very good lyrics... as are the music and your vocals.

Rob and Anne-Marie


Glad y'all came by for a listen....


Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
wow Floyd this is a great production so well done eric


Eric - thanks for stopping by...


Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd,

I love this... Beautiful and touching. Great vocal and production as well.

Some very cool lines in this song:

"a lazy downtown all replaced
by high-rises and a hectic pace
everywhere she turned another stranger’s face
in the town she once called home"

Outstanding stuff!

Bob


Thanks, Bob - always nice to have a real "lyric guy" quote some lyrics... (you've been killing it lately!!)

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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Floyd,

Terrific lyrics on this one—love the rhyme scheme and pacing, accentuated by the great vocal delivery. Nice job on those background vocals starting that second verse. Great theme on this one, too. We’ve all been there, going back to a beloved spot and seeing how it’s changed, how affecting that can be. And yet it’s still that same place. Well captured here. Great tune—enjoyed listening to this one.

Hope all is well in your world.

Regards,

Deej


Deej - good to see you stop back around. Thanks for the nice review...


Originally Posted By: Skyline
A first class song Floyd. I love the arc of the story. Your vocal delivery, technically and emotionally, is spot on as usual. Nicely engineered and mixed. Congratulations on another winner.
cool smile

John


Thanks, John. Hope this means we will be hearing another from you soon???

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Boy what a lovely song Floyd. I just about missed this song. I have not had much time on the forum lately. The song sure move around fast. Just loved the backtrack. Such a cool rhythm to it. Complements such a beautiful vocal and lyric. Well done Floyd


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Hi Floyd,

I hope you don't mind me digging this out of your closet...

I have been checking out a lot of your songs...

What a journey, everything from hocking kids at pawn shops to touching and poignant tunes like this.

It just really touched me as someone who left and could never find that way back home...

Your vocals, lyrics and music captured this theme perfectly.

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