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A song to celebrate summer: Summers High

The band:

RealTracks in song: 2615:Bass, Electric, FunkPumpingQuarters Ev 100 (note: I selected the simplify option)
RealTracks in song: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
Loop in Song: Percussion Loops\Loop124bpm Cowbell Quarters 4 bars.wma

I used EZDrummer2 for the drums, shaker, and congos, and I am playing the three guitar parts.

Mixed with Reaper using plugins from waves and iZotope, mastered with Ozone8.


Summers High (Christiane Spruit, 2019)

Summers High and the smell of Thyme
Warm wind, sunrise and butterflies
Kites are dancing in the sky
And so do I

Summers high and life is so easy
take your time, well life is so kind
we are chasing the clouds out of our mind
Summertime

Warm wind, sunrise, when life is so easy
take your time, life is so fine
no clouds are in the sky
Summers high

All comments are welcome as always !

EDIT: Uploaded to soundcloud, here: https://soundcloud.com/blue-attitude/summers-high-featuring-chris-spruit

Last edited by BlueAttitude; 06/08/19 11:07 PM. Reason: added soundcloud link
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It isn't feeling too much like summer on the west coast at the moment - but I like the tune! Definitely getting those warm vibes, and the vocals and mix are top notch. Really professional sounding, and a solid earworm. And when those harmonies come in - I was sold!

Thanks for sharing smile


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Another find collaboration...
Your magnificent playing & Chris' sultry voice & harmonies makes your song pleasing to my ears.
Thanks!


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Man...way to send a message from the get go! That bass is awesome. I'm keeping it short; but what a cool song. A groove to die for, if you ask me. Sol-id!

Nit picking-and this might be the system I'm listening to it on (not the best) but I would ask your shaker player to maybe step a little more off the mic wink...and at times a little too fast for my taste. TOTALLY nit picking there. And again, it may completely be what I'm listening to it on. I'm in a vehicle with windows down, so...not the best reference. lol But it did stand out at that.

Now back to the "other stuff." Excellent use of percussion! I would pay to see this band for sure. smile And it all laying the foundation for fantastic guitar and vocals. Man, I will be listening to this song often! Very, very cool!


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Dave & Chris,

COOL opening. You always get the greatest sound out of the BIAB bass tracks!!
(You have made me think about and "work harder" on getting a good bass sound)

Nice guitar work throughout.

A good jazzy/blues/rock write. Chris' vocal is awesome. The BGVs in the chorus are delicious!

I thought the shaker "here I am!" moment was neat. And thought the rest of the volume level was fine (though I thought it was panned too hard left - a personal preference).
Love the cowbell. Another BIAB done-just-right track (loop). (just used it myself)

SUCH Tasty leads!! Very musical.

Excellent mix.

This should be on the radio. Y'all KILLED this one!

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Hi BlueAttitude, wowzers! Fantastic selection of instruments here and very soothing to hear. Very captivating lyrics. Looking forward to hear more!


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Very nice track, esp. liked the second guitar pass, kicking it!


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Dave & Chris,
Fantastic intro & the percussion throughout is as good as it gets ( love the congas).
The big,layered vocal sound really suits the song -which sounds more upbeat & radio friendly than your other work I`m familiar with. Then there`s the signature guitar ...
now that is the icing.
Very good!

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Dave / Christiane,

I love the sound and feel of this song. The mix is tremendous!

Awesome vocals and some exceptional guitar parts...

Great, great stuff!

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Dave & Chris,

Nice to see that Duo is shedding old skin and re-growing new, colorful one for the summer smile
This has very different feel than most of the tunes I have heard by Blue Attitude. Got this gospel hint of spice in this. Very positive! Vocals, guitar, production is at expert level. Dave, sweet solo!

Thank you for sharing!

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Fonky! The rhythm section is solid and Chris is right there with it. Backing vocals strong as well. I'd nitpick over a lyric choice here and there, but the writer sings and that's the song. Loved the false ending and the kick back into the solo. Tone and play on the money. One of the best, if not up there at the top, I think....though I haven't heard them all.

I'll listen again at SoundCloud. A few too many buffering "breaks" and likely not where you intended them. smile


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Dave & Chris

Expertly done. Some wonderful musical moments, lovely vocal and an strong overall write.
Damn that last solo was good!

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Hi Dave and Chris,

This is a very good performance. Sounds very professional to me!
Heard another song of you as well (Bitten twice). Also very well done.
I can not be recorded in a ordinary 'home studio', I think.

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Love the intro, nice funky and blues guitar riffs. Great vocals and harmonies. Solo guitar really kicks hard. Hot stuff, definitely works here while already suffering/enjoying the local heat wave smile

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Really great use of RealTracks! Thanks for sharing.


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Perfect timing and perfect song to introduce summer. Such a cool vocal from Chris. Your guitar work was excellent. Such a cool tone. Just jumps out and grabs you. Well done..


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Love it! Funky, great percussion, excellent vocals.

The guitars weren't bad, either. wink

Fake ending caught me by surprise.

Fantastic mix, fun listen!


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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
It isn't feeling too much like summer on the west coast at the moment - but I like the tune! Definitely getting those warm vibes, and the vocals and mix are top notch. Really professional sounding, and a solid earworm. And when those harmonies come in - I was sold!

Thanks for sharing smile


Yeah, the harmonies turned out pretty good I think. Thanks for the listen and comment, Deryk!

Originally Posted By: Jim
Another find collaboration...
Your magnificent playing & Chris' sultry voice & harmonies makes your song pleasing to my ears.
Thanks!


Thanks for the support, Jim!

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Man...way to send a message from the get go! That bass is awesome. I'm keeping it short; but what a cool song. A groove to die for, if you ask me. Sol-id!

Nit picking-and this might be the system I'm listening to it on (not the best) but I would ask your shaker player to maybe step a little more off the mic wink...and at times a little too fast for my taste. TOTALLY nit picking there. And again, it may completely be what I'm listening to it on. I'm in a vehicle with windows down, so...not the best reference. lol But it did stand out at that.

Now back to the "other stuff." Excellent use of percussion! I would pay to see this band for sure. smile And it all laying the foundation for fantastic guitar and vocals. Man, I will be listening to this song often! Very, very cool!



Thanks for the listen and detailed comments comments, very much appreciate it!

And I love it when people tell me what they don't like, makes me pay closer attention when I go to remix. I always revisit a mix after I have had time away from the song for a while and almost always hear stuff I missed the first time.

Happy you liked the percussion, I had fun putting that together smile

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Not sure I welcome Summer (hot where I live) BUT I sure welcome this song!! Really catchy.....grabs ya! Delicious guitar playing and Chris just seems to get better and better!! This is some GREAT stuff!!! Take care. Greg

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Chris,

COOL opening. You always get the greatest sound out of the BIAB bass tracks!!
(You have made me think about and "work harder" on getting a good bass sound)

Nice guitar work throughout.


I've been using CLA Bass for the last few months, I think it was Bud or maybe Tom that told me about it. Makes it very easy to dial in a good bass sound.

Sometimes I also use the EQ portion of Neutron to carve out a hole for the BD to live if there is a conflict there, but most of the time I don't need to do that.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, sometimes I use Melodyne on the bass track to tighten up the timing, I've found that some of the realtrack bass parts can be a bit too far off the beat for my liking.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane


A good jazzy/blues/rock write. Chris' vocal is awesome. The BGVs in the chorus are delicious!

I thought the shaker "here I am!" moment was neat. And thought the rest of the volume level was fine (though I thought it was panned too hard left - a personal preference).
Love the cowbell. Another BIAB done-just-right track (loop). (just used it myself)


Yes, that cowbell loop is the cats meow! I had originally tried to use EZDrummer2 to add a cowbell part but it didn't sound very good, so then discovered the BIAB cowbell loop.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane

SUCH Tasty leads!! Very musical.

Excellent mix.

This should be on the radio. Y'all KILLED this one!

fj


Thanks very much floyd, makes my day to read comments like that smile

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