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#501870 - 11/17/18 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Far is the Night (remaster)
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This is a remix and remaster of one of our earlier BIAB songs.
Hope y'all like it (be aware, lyrics are kinda depressing cry )

Rob and Anne-Marie

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686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
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1007:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment, PopFlowing Ev 120
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Additional Guitar and Keyboard Rob

Lyrics:

He hides a lonely tear as he's making his way through the day
So many similar nights don't it make you feel empty and grey
Some say you might as well live without reason and die
But far is the night filled with longing for someone to share

He hides a nasty thought when he walks to the cellar below
So many dreams came to life with so little now left to show
In remembering his rage he still feels the shame coming down
Like a vision of hope or a vision of fate built upon some empty words

Wrong is the night when I feel who's belonging
A bad case of loving while the radio's playing our song

Hmmm.. words of love whispered in my ear
Words every woman wants to hear
He says the things that you couldn't say
He fills my nights in every way

He hides a lonely tear as he's making his way through the day (words of love)
So many similar nights don't it make you feel empty and grey (words of love)
Some say you might as well live without reason and die (you can't say)
But far is the night filled with longing for someone to share (in every way)
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#501903 - 11/17/18 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie,

I liked the melody - like many of your songs it has instant appeal.The 12-string carries the song along nicely and chorus harmonies are well done ( your vocals are always top class) and give a lift to the sad story in the lyrics!

Robert

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#501907 - 11/17/18 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Wonderful melody and harmonies! The mix is spot on. I like the repeating fade out to end.


And great job on the video!

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#501919 - 11/17/18 10:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie

First off lovely video. Like all of your songs this included a wonderful vocal performance and melody.
Dark but riveting.

Peter

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#501920 - 11/17/18 10:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Lovely song and the mix is really good though the kick drum has more click than thump, (it's modern metal tone most often), which seems at odds with the rest. Mind you that's just me.
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#501962 - 11/18/18 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Anne-Marie and Rob,

since I'm pretty new to this forum this was the first of your works that I have listened to (and watched). Very nice song, very soulful. And technically 'uitstekend'- it's sounding just great.

And the vid: Nou, ik heb 1971 voor elf maanden in Alkmaar geleeft en toen ik dat mooie huisje zag, werd ik meteen erg sentimentaal... A very nice video, exactly fitting the song.

Very good.

Groetjes,

Stefan

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#501980 - 11/18/18 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Excellent as usual! Love the vocals, and your guitar parts. Enjoyed the video too, well done!

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#501986 - 11/18/18 07:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie,

I remember this from the original post...

The new mix sounds great - crisp and clean.

And a really nice video.

fj

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#502172 - 11/19/18 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: Robertkc]
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Thanks so much Robert!
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#502177 - 11/19/18 11:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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hi Rob and Anne-Marie I agree the mix is excellent great job love your tunes thanks eric
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#502291 - 11/20/18 03:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Loved this song. Loved the acoustic track. So complimentary to the song. Beautiful vocal and harmonies Rob and Marie. Video was pretty cool as well. Loved the strat

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#502325 - 11/20/18 07:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Really nice work on this smile A solid right, and the vocals are beautiful here. Your harmonies are spot on, and the acoustic backing track made it all flow flawlessly. Really pretty on the ears - easy to close your eyes and get lost to.

Great job - thanks for sharing with us!
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#502372 - 11/20/18 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Sounds great you two.

Love the piano and guitar playing, and excellent video!

You look good Anne-Marie!!

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#502406 - 11/20/18 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Hi RnAM, fantastic choice of instrumentation on this. The arrangement is wonderful to the ears and I dig the overall timbres. The guitars harmonize very well, especially with the vocals. I bet the video was fun to make too! smile
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#502412 - 11/20/18 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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This song is so lovely! The vocals are spot on and the use of the style is superb. Great job, and thanks so much for sharing.
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#502938 - 11/21/18 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Thanks everyone, and the full PG team laugh for the positive comments. Much appreciated!

Ray, about the kick drum sounding more click then thump. I think you're right, this is probably one of the undesired results of mastering the stereo mix with Ozone (or maybe I just didn't choose the right preset ;-)).

Stefan, we live quite a long way from Alkmaar (but actually pretty close to the German border). Our house has just been sold. Let's hope we'll find another cozy one. In the country of course, somewhat isolated, because that's what we're looking for (always great for nightly song rehearsals of course).

Scott, the Strat is a Squier Affinity. Noticeably better than the cheaper Squier series. Coming to think of it, I had a real Strat once, but sold it because I was tight on cash... Don't tell me, I know frown

David, yes she does look good in the video doesn't she ;-)

Rob
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#503394 - 11/23/18 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Really nicely done!! Great song, and excellent mix/production! Vocals are top notch as usual! Great stuff!! Take care. Greg

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#503511 - 11/23/18 09:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Rob and Anne-Marie,

Excellent as usual!
Nice video.
Vocals and harmonies are top notch this time too.
Clear mixing!
Enjoyed my listen and watch a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#503718 - 11/24/18 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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We remember this and we certainly liked it at the time. And we very much like the redo.

Yes, it the lyric is melancholy but the great vocals, guitar work and the melody present it so well.

From the intro to the outro the arrangement is outstanding. As with all your productions the mix is textured but never dense. It sounds superb on our monitors.

Thanks for bringing this back and sharing it. We enjoyed it!

J&B

PS Lately, I've enjoyed some remixing and mastering with our older material - my frequent reaction is "what was I thinking!"
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#503815 - 11/24/18 06:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Far is the Night (remaster) [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rib & Anne-Marie,

I've been experiencing difficulties getting my comments to post - they keep disappearing when I click "submit". Hope it works this time.

I didn't hear the original version, that I can remember. I'm delighted to hear this remastered version - simply wonderful. It's a great song and so well performed. The two of you are very talented and it's a pleasure enjoy your music. The video is perfect for the song.

I don't know which part of The Netherlands you lived in, but when I visited Nijmegen, many years ago, I found it very pretty.

Wishing you both the very best.

Alan
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