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#539125 - 06/02/19 02:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
Good collaboration...
A very catchy melody....
I enjoyed the listen...
Any real world truth behind the story? smile


Thanks Jim - just a quick write to fit the music no truth to the lyric.

Peter

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#539174 - 06/02/19 10:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,
A good carefree pop feel to that refrain- I like the way you build with repeats on the chorus....the highlight for me is those twin leads.

Robert

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#539196 - 06/02/19 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Catchy song, guitar buried the vox but that can be fixed. Would like to hear a revision.
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#539218 - 06/02/19 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Nice song! It could be even better if you could mix the vocal so it gets more upfront. But even if the vocals are a bit in the "mud" it is easy to hear that you have made a great song!

Thanks for sharing!
Will

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#539241 - 06/03/19 02:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter & Leon,

A catchy tune...especially the refrain.

Good guitar stuff throughout - the outro is especially nice.

I agree that the vocal needs a bit more clarity. The vocal frequency and guitar frequencies seem to be about the same place, causing a conflict...

An enjoyable tune. Glad to see y'all back in the swing of things.

fj


Thanks floyd appreciate the comments and analysis.

Peter

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#539242 - 06/03/19 02:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Fun song!! A bit of the lighter side of heartache. Catchy melody and nice guitar! Also feel the vocal could come up a bit, particularly in parts. Great guitar outro!! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg - the vocal is what you get when the guitarist does the mix!

Peter

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#539384 - 06/03/19 07:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Peter and Leon,

Catchy tune, and like the lyrics. Definitely think the vocal can come more forward just a tad—but that’s an easy adjustment, and then you’ll really have something. Very listenable and engaging. Good luck with this one!

All the best,

Deej

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#539400 - 06/03/19 11:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
What were the previous lyrics for it? I'm super curious! But really great job with this.


Ember,
Thanks.
The lyrics are now for a new song I'm still working on.

Peter

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#539401 - 06/03/19 11:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: dcuny
I agree with Ray - the vocal seems buried, especially at the beginning. I'm listening to speakers, not headphones.

Bouncy and fun. I love the way the chorus builds at the end. I expected a fade at 2:50, but why cover up a perfectly good solo? smile


Listening on near field monitors and I agree.

The guitar parts are very good, nice playing! I also like the backing tracks. Just bring up the vocals.


Thanks Mario.

Peter

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#539402 - 06/03/19 11:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Tangmo]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Sounds good. I wasn't really smitten with the lyric at first, but the overall "feel" of the song tilted me toward hearing it as an old tale of holiday love lost with enough time passed to reminisce a bit more light-heartedly. Really liked the solo on the way out.


Thanks - certainly not one of Leon's most profound lyrics just a quickie to go with the backing.

Peter

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#539403 - 06/03/19 11:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Peter / Leon,

A very cool song. I love the pacing and overall feel.

Great job guys!

Bob


Thanks Bob.

Peter

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#539404 - 06/03/19 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Cool song Peter! Really dug the overall vibe on this one. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks a lot Joe.

Peter

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#539543 - 06/04/19 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Well Peter, I certainly enjoyed this.

Great music and a fine lyric as well.

Congrats to you both!
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#539567 - 06/04/19 06:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Peter&Leon.

Very positive, light hearted song. Listens very well. Guitars are super!
Enjoyed it!

P.S. I read first two comments... about the vocals being buried a bit. I have very (very!) neutral headphones and it sounds good to me, but I probably agree that with slight bass coloring vocals can easily sink.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#539688 - 06/06/19 03:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Peter & Leon ...

Cools song ... lyric has a catchy lilt. I agree with comments on vocal being a little too soft in the mix. Nicew work by both of you! Best to you ...

Alan


Thanks Alan.

Peter

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#539690 - 06/06/19 03:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi peterf I enjoyed my listen good arrangement good mix the vocal could come up a bit however great calab here thanks eric



Thanks a lot Eric


Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter & Leon,
A good carefree pop feel to that refrain- I like the way you build with repeats on the chorus....the highlight for me is those twin leads.

Robert


Appreciate the comment on the guitars Robert.

Peter

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#539691 - 06/06/19 03:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Catchy song, guitar buried the vox but that can be fixed. Would like to hear a revision.


Thanks for the listen.

Peter

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#539692 - 06/06/19 03:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Will Josef]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Nice song! It could be even better if you could mix the vocal so it gets more upfront. But even if the vocals are a bit in the "mud" it is easy to hear that you have made a great song!

Thanks for sharing!
Will


Thanks Will

Peter

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#539694 - 06/06/19 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Deej56]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Peter and Leon,

Catchy tune, and like the lyrics. Definitely think the vocal can come more forward just a tad—but that’s an easy adjustment, and then you’ll really have something. Very listenable and engaging. Good luck with this one!

All the best,

Deej


Thanks for the comments appreciated.

Peter

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#539695 - 06/06/19 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Well Peter, I certainly enjoyed this.

Great music and a fine lyric as well.

Congrats to you both!


Thanks David glad you liked it.

Peter

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