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#508701 - 12/11/18 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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Such a beautifully ethereal sound in this song. Great lyrics. I especially like this quatrain:
all the rainbow ribbons
momma fastened through her hair
Jenny keeps with daddy`s laugh
like braids through despair

Nicely done!

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#508864 - 12/12/18 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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Sad and beautiful song

choice of instruments and overall sound is great

super write, full of emotion and imagery

haunting

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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#508883 - 12/12/18 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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a beautiful and sad write here Robert, so good, emotions are established from the truth of the song. Cliff

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#508994 - 12/12/18 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very powerful Robert!! Very dark! Music creates the perfect mood. Good arrangement and vocal. Well done!! Take care. Greg


Greg,
Thanks for the positive comments... to me its a song about a survivor ( "the healing sound of time") so its not all dark!

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Excellent song Robert. I figured to myself a final as Dire Strait's "Brothers in Arm" and a more long fading out ending.

Surely one of your best.

Sergio


Thank you, Sergio!
I`ll have to listen to that Dire Straights ending- been a long time.

Robert

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#509021 - 12/12/18 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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This is one hell of a great song! Dark and sad, well written, perfect instrumentation and some great vocals.

Poetry so beautifully to music!

This your best to date IMHO.
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#509081 - 12/12/18 11:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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I agree with all the prior posters - great song, well done - vocals, arrangement, mix: all good.

But... I'll confess that if you hadn't said the song was about family violence, I wouldn't have been able to figure it out myself. The arc of the story is clear - trauma, with hope at the end. It's just specifics which are fuzzy. For example, is red supposed to refer to blood (which is salty), rage (the fire/water analogy), something else, or all the above?

Sometimes I'm just too darned literal when listening to lyrics, and miss the forest for the trees. blush

Since you said you were trying to paint the broad outlines without specifics, you've succeeded in spades! (No, I'm not being sarcastic).

Nicely done.
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#509170 - 12/13/18 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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Everything about this product brings to mind one word: Powerful.

One of our favorite Americana productions that has been posted here.

We like David's alliteration, "poignant and poetic."

We are reminded of an impressionistic tapestry unfolding...again, powerful.

And the build with the chorus changes is very effective.

Wonderful!

J&B

PS Janice's nickname is Jenny...

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#509291 - 12/13/18 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Originally Posted By: Jim
Dark but beautiful...

Shades of Simon and Garfunkel... Nicely done!


I think Jim summed it up pretty good with just a few words. I fully agree with the S & G analogy. Excellent work on this. You do these sad folk songs so dang good! Excellent!

Alan


Thank you, Alan!

Robert

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#509300 - 12/13/18 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Such a beautifully ethereal sound in this song. Great lyrics. I especially like this quatrain:
all the rainbow ribbons
momma fastened through her hair
Jenny keeps with daddy`s laugh
like braids through despair

Nicely done!


Thanks for those positive comments!

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Sad and beautiful song

choice of instruments and overall sound is great

super write, full of emotion and imagery

haunting

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny


Kenny,
I appreciate that. I had this all done and then realized it was too busy at the start -glad I simplified the instrumentation .



Originally Posted By: cliftond
a beautiful and sad write here Robert, so good, emotions are established from the truth of the song. Cliff


Thank you Cliff!

Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is one hell of a great song! Dark and sad, well written, perfect instrumentation and some great vocals.

Poetry so beautifully to music!

This your best to date IMHO.


Mario,
That`s very kind -thanks for your listen and comments.


Originally Posted By: dcuny
I agree with all the prior posters - great song, well done - vocals, arrangement, mix: all good.

But... I'll confess that if you hadn't said the song was about family violence, I wouldn't have been able to figure it out myself. The arc of the story is clear - trauma, with hope at the end. It's just specifics which are fuzzy. For example, is red supposed to refer to blood (which is salty), rage (the fire/water analogy), something else, or all the above?

Sometimes I'm just too darned literal when listening to lyrics, and miss the forest for the trees. blush

Since you said you were trying to paint the broad outlines without specifics, you've succeeded in spades! (No, I'm not being sarcastic).

Nicely done.


David,

In describing how you didn`t get some meanings " For example, is red supposed to refer to blood (which is salty), rage (the fire/water analogy), something else, or all the above?" seems to me you`ve demonstrated that you REALLY understood!
And, yes, all the above meanings intended.
Green will always mean sour to me `cos of all the crab apples I munched on as a kid-the senses get mixed up in our memories.
Thank you for listening so closely and taking the time to comment.

Robert

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#509590 - 12/14/18 04:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Everything about this product brings to mind one word: Powerful.

One of our favorite Americana productions that has been posted here.

We like David's alliteration, "poignant and poetic."

We are reminded of an impressionistic tapestry unfolding...again, powerful.

And the build with the chorus changes is very effective.

Wonderful!

J&B

PS Janice's nickname is Jenny...


J&B,

I`m very glad you guys liked this; thank you!

Robert

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#509715 - 12/15/18 06:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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This is a very emotionally sad story. You have captured the feeling of despair with your vocals and background tracks. Nicely produce, Tom

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#509848 - 12/15/18 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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A very strong emotional topic and you covered it very well,in your vocals and your lyrics.

A clever arrangement and nicely produced mix.

Thanks
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#510089 - 12/16/18 10:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: tommyad]
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Thank you, Tom!

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#510090 - 12/16/18 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: beatmaster]
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Thanks for listening and commenting, Beatmaster!

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#511159 - 12/19/18 09:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

You must be truly a bard.
You always give a song really suitable for lyrics and express it with emotion richly.
This song is no exception and it is powerful.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#511400 - 12/20/18 03:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bitter Taste Of Red [Re: animarorecords]
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Shigeki,
Secretly, I`d rather be the Boss than the Bard!
I`m glad you liked this- thanks for listening.

Robert

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