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#525178 - 02/18/19 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt
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Crazy For You


Janice kindly agreed to sing another one of our songs and provides a gorgeous vocal.

Janice - Vocals
Leon - Lyrics
I played most of the guitars (except the L channel acoustic RT)
Bud – invaluable mix assistance, recording Janice and working on the RT Bass.

The Band
RealTracks in style: ~1394:Bass, Acoustic-Guitar, Jazz VerySimple Sw 110
RealTracks in style: 2440:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking FolkySwing Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 2729:Organ, Rhythm BluesShuffleMike Sw 130
RealDrums [in Song:NashvilleSwing8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Also a tambourine and a different organ in there as well.


Crazy for you


I said I was crazy for you
And I was; I was head over heels
I don’t think the words are any less true
Because time has changed how I feel

Life doesn’t care how you plan it
That’s just the way that it goes
And love, well you can’t understand it
That’s just the way that it flows

I used to dream we’d grow old together
You knew that we never would
Love can be fickle, capricious and fleeting
That much we both understood

Dreams fade away come the dawn
Vanish like smoke on the wind
And life won’t turn out how you want it to be
No matter how hard you pretend

Life doesn’t care how you plan it
That’s just the way that it goes
And love, well you can’t understand it
That’s just the way that it flows

I followed my heart down many a road
As often as not a dead end
Lovers may come and lovers may go
But we find our way home in the end

Life doesn’t care how you plan it
That’s just the way that it goes
And love, well you can’t understand it
That’s just the way that it flows

We followed our hearts down many a road
Many a detour, my friend
Lovers may come and lovers may go
But we find our way home in the end

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#525181 - 02/18/19 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Phil Leith Offline
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This is fantastic!

Great lyrics, great tracks, and Janice ... oh my God... you nailed that vocal. So buttery smooth, just the right touch. Wow.

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#525203 - 02/19/19 02:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Jim Offline
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A grreat collaboration...
Good lyrics...
Among them "Life doesn’t care how you plan it... That’s just the way that it goes"
Great vocals as usual from Janice...
I really like the chordal changes on "I used to dream we’d grow old together"...
Great guitar playing...
Professional sounding mix...
A thumbs up to all involved... I like it!
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#525216 - 02/19/19 04:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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This is just what I needed to hear this morning smile

Great song, loved the lyrics.

And man, Janice has such great tone! Smooth and full bodied.

Love your playing on this too, Peter, very melodic and tasteful.

Excellent!!

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#525220 - 02/19/19 05:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Peter, Leon, Janice & Bud,

What a great sound! This has the feel of an instant standard / classic record.

Awesome song and arrangement, flawlessly delivered by Janice.

Some great guitar lines and a polished mix really bring it all home.

Enjoyed it immensely!

Bob
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#525224 - 02/19/19 05:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Great collaboration!
Very good sounding piece. Love choruses & sweet guitar! Mixed to perfection. Janice, don't stop!

Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#525241 - 02/19/19 07:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: Phil Leith]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Leith
This is fantastic!

Great lyrics, great tracks, and Janice ... oh my God... you nailed that vocal. So buttery smooth, just the right touch. Wow.


Thank you Phil. It was an easy song to fall into the lyric....

Janice

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#525243 - 02/19/19 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Belladonna Offline
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Love the chorus, so true!! Nice emotion in the vocals by Janice. Good song.

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#525265 - 02/19/19 09:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
A grreat collaboration...
Good lyrics...
Among them "Life doesn’t care how you plan it... That’s just the way that it goes"
Great vocals as usual from Janice...
I really like the chordal changes on "I used to dream we’d grow old together"...
Great guitar playing...
Professional sounding mix...
A thumbs up to all involved... I like it!


Thank you Jim!

Janice

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#525278 - 02/19/19 12:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: Phil Leith]
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PeterF Offline
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Originally Posted By: Phil Leith
This is fantastic!

Great lyrics, great tracks, and Janice ... oh my God... you nailed that vocal. So buttery smooth, just the right touch. Wow.


Thanks Phil - loved the description of the vocal.

Peter

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#525282 - 02/19/19 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Fantastic collab! Janice sounds really great! Thanks for sharing.
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#525354 - 02/20/19 03:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
A grreat collaboration...
Good lyrics...
Among them "Life doesn’t care how you plan it... That’s just the way that it goes"
Great vocals as usual from Janice...
I really like the chordal changes on "I used to dream we’d grow old together"...
Great guitar playing...
Professional sounding mix...
A thumbs up to all involved... I like it!


Thanks a lot Jim, appreciate all those comments.

Peter

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#525368 - 02/20/19 04:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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I am a fan of Janice’s stellar vocals. I am also a fan of Bud’s engineering techniques. I am also a fan of Peter’s complimentary guitar playing and tone. Leon usually puts in a word or two that twists the ear. In this case “capricious” . I don’t think I’ve ever heard that in a song. I enjoyed all that the four of you brought to this great collaboration, Tom

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#525376 - 02/20/19 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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"Love can be fickle, capricious and fleeting" --great lyric. Janice's singing conveys the lyric perfectly. Love the guitar work too.

Scott

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#525417 - 02/20/19 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Peter/Leon/Janice/Bud...

So smoooooth. Everything fits together so nicely - such a flow!

"Life doesn’t care how you plan it
That’s just the way that it goes
And love, well you can’t understand it
That’s just the way that it flows"

A nice write. (And the harmonies on that part are cool!). Excellent melody! (especially at "I used to dream we’d grow old together...You knew that we never would")

The guitars sound terrific. Love the drum sound. The bass is buttery.

And, of course, there is that Star vocal! Gorgeous.

Great job on this by all...

fj

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#525457 - 02/20/19 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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To all involved, this track has such a charming inviting vibe to it kind of going back and forth from a pop sound in places then transitioning into country! Great work by all! Thanks, Torrey
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#525490 - 02/20/19 06:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Beautiful vocal, song, arrangement and production. I especially like the chorus.

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#525502 - 02/20/19 08:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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Loc: Queensland, Australia
mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Great collaboration. Nice song Peter and Leon, tasteful guitar Peter and great vocals Janice.
Thanks for sharing,
Mike
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#525530 - 02/21/19 12:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: BlueAttitude]
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PeterF Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
This is just what I needed to hear this morning smile

Great song, loved the lyrics.

And man, Janice has such great tone! Smooth and full bodied.

Love your playing on this too, Peter, very melodic and tasteful.

Excellent!!


Thanks Dave - its always great having Janice sing one of our songs. Also thanks for the guitar comments.

Peter

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#525534 - 02/21/19 12:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Crazy For You Featuring Janice Merritt [Re: PeterF]
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EXCELLENT,
the use of a fabulous voice and delivery makes the most of this terrific collaboration.
the layered vocals are perfect for the theme and arrangement.
Peter, your guitars really bring this up a notch.
Top stuff folks.
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