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#506200 - 12/03/18 11:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Great work again Peter! Sad but lovely! Some clever lyrics and the searing leads at the end were a nice way to finish up! Thanks, T
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#506284 - 12/03/18 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Very nice Peter and Leon!

lots of good lines, my favorite:

"I had my tilt at piety
When I was very young
Even tried sobriety
But that wasn’t any fun"

Nice arrangement, very effective starting off with just the acoustic. Nice change into the melodic guitar solo at 1:49, and I really like that slide up thing you do a couple of times at the end, very cool.

Enjoyed the listen.


Thanks Dave appreciate the comments.

Peter

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#506296 - 12/03/18 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Very enjoyable, great voices, and the 1:45 change was a nice surprise.

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#506320 - 12/03/18 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Hello Gentlemen,

What a terrific song! I love songs where the layers progressively build. And a key modulation always refreshes a song and starts the excitement anew. Nice acoustic guitars and the electric guitar fit perfectly at the end. I'm normally not a big fan of songs that end in a fade, but I think it works okay on this one. Thanks for a delightful listen. And yes, Peter, you should sing more! Best to both of you,

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#506390 - 12/04/18 02:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
"I had my tilt at piety
When I was very young
Even tried sobriety
But that wasn’t any fun"

Yea Brilliant !.


Thanks a lot.

Peter

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#506577 - 12/04/18 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Lovely song Peter and Leon. Vocals were just super. Guitar was exceptional Peter so complimentary to the song. Just fit perfectly. Did I here a little whammy pedal in there. Very cool effect.


Thanks Scott - I bought a Line 6 Helix LT a while ago and it has a whammy pedal emulation so I gave it a go.

Peter

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#506607 - 12/04/18 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Really love this one guys!!! Wonderful lyrics and absolutely perfect delivery on the arrangement and vocals. For sure one of my faves of your so many good ones!! Guitar outro is SWEEEEET!! Take care. Greg

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#506637 - 12/04/18 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Great write! It reminded me of something Warren Zevon might do, and that's high praise!

Nice built with the solo at the end. I enjoyed this song a lot.
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#506690 - 12/04/18 11:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I like the song. Reminded me of John Prine a bit, but better.

Like how it built as it went along. The key change at the 1:45 point was a nice surprise.

I feel that the doubled vocals were a distraction. Especially up in the first few verses. I liked them in the chorus before that really nice guitar solo. Kudo's on the solo and the slide work.

When you double the vox, try to get the parts closer to the same phrasing on such an intimate song. They came in at a strange place. Partly into the verse. After the key change, they seemed to work and fit and sound better. Seems you took the time to sync the phrasing better. That made a world of difference.

That song is one that the audience would sit in stunned silence at the end for 5 seconds or so before erupting in thunderous applause at what they just experienced.

I like it.


Thanks Herb appreciate the review. Looks like the vocal doubling is not to everyone's taste. I've got a few different versions here, picked the one my wife liked smile
Thanks for commenting on the solo.

Peter

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#506703 - 12/05/18 01:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Cool song and an excellent narrative.
The drums seem, ever so slightly tilted to one side.
The two voices, individually, are good but, to be honest, they don't blend to make the sum better than the parts.
they seem to sit apart and not blend.
No matter...I enjoyed the song & the sentiment.
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#506747 - 12/05/18 06:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Peter & Leon, Great song! Some fine lyrics and for crying out loud Peter why are you not singing more...Tom


Same question here!!

"I had my tilt at piety
When I was very young
Even tried sobriety
But that wasn’t any fun"

Great lines...love those rhymes.

The vocal performances and the guitar are some of y'all's best...of many.

Several have mentioned the build and the guitar on the outro and we agree...very nice and effective.

Oh, and the overall arrangement and progressions work really well with the write and vocals.

Great one you two!!

J&B

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#506865 - 12/05/18 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter & Leon,

Love the gentle reflection in these lyrics and the slow build of the production( with that fine guitar solo to end).
I`d agree with Guitarhacker that the doubled vocal coming in on the verse is distracting- sounds good on the chorus... and that`s a very cool singalong chorus!

Robert


Thanks Robert.

Peter

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#506866 - 12/05/18 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Peter and Leon,

what a great listen!

a wonderful song, like the buildup, the guitar solo, and esp. the lyrics

I don't know if you're very familiar with Mark Knopfler's recent songs

but I couldn't help but think of him as a comparison (and of course I love his work)

i enjoyed this a lot,

Kenny



Thanks Kenny I'll take that compliment!

Peter

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#506995 - 12/05/18 09:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Peter and Leon,

What a wonderful acoustic sound!
The singing style perfect fits this.
The acoustic guitar solo is very nice.
And the electric guitar solo at the ending is splendid.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#507205 - 12/06/18 01:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter & Leon,

Cool song. Good write - the chorus in particular...excellent.

Really nice arrangement/production. Terrific build. The soaring guitar a perfect ending...nice.

A very enjoyable listen.

fj



Thanks for the review floyd I appreciate the comments.

Peter


Originally Posted By: Jim
Thank you for letting me hear your finely crafted tune... I enjoyed the listen.


Thanks for listening.

Peter

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Peter & Leon, Great song! Some fine lyrics and for crying out loud Peter why are you not singing more. Those first verses were sung with commitment and sound so very good to my ears. I agree with Herb that the doubled vocals were distracting. The guitar solo was super and the whammy pedal surely did work. I really did enjoy it very much despite the doubling, Tom


Thanks Tom I do sing most of the songs at least once as demos. The whammy pedal emulation in my Helix is an interesting device, fun to use but pretty easy I imagine to over use.

Peter

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#507549 - 12/07/18 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: Crossroads]
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Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi Peter and Leon,

this is just another wonderful song of yours. So well-sung and played, great changes I would never have expected. Very appealing lyrics again. And like always: great soloing, Peter. Love it !!!!

Cheers,

Stefan


Thanks Stefan much appreciated.

Peter



Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Nice song, Peter! Pleasant to listen to. I really liked the chorus.

Thank you for sharing!
Will


Thanks Will

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Peter / Leon,

This is a great write... I love the mix of both voices and the clarity of the mix.

Perfect all around.

Bob


Thanks a lot Bob

Peter

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#507552 - 12/07/18 04:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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i enjoyed this very much

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#507795 - 12/08/18 02:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hello Gentlemen,

What a terrific song! I love songs where the layers progressively build. And a key modulation always refreshes a song and starts the excitement anew. Nice acoustic guitars and the electric guitar fit perfectly at the end. I'm normally not a big fan of songs that end in a fade, but I think it works okay on this one. Thanks for a delightful listen. And yes, Peter, you should sing more! Best to both of you,

Alan


Appreciate the review Alan. Hope things are going well.

Peter

Originally Posted By: Marty Sorensen
Very enjoyable, great voices, and the 1:45 change was a nice surprise.


Thanks Marty.

Peter

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great work again Peter! Sad but lovely! Some clever lyrics and the searing leads at the end were a nice way to finish up! Thanks, T


Thanks Torrey.

Peter


Edited by PeterF (12/08/18 02:39 PM)

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#507811 - 12/08/18 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's The Way Life Goes [Re: PeterF]
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Hi guys,

First... we love the solo Peter.
One small nit, we detect a tiny bit too much saturation in the mix.
But all in all definitely a good song!

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