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#542574 - 06/24/19 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Fade To Grey
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This one has been in the making for a few weeks... It's a co-write between Herb Hartley and David Snyder. Another collab we've completed. A big THANK YOU to Dave for his inspiration, point of view and words, that helped to take this in a slightly different direction with his contribution to the writing on the chorus and verses when I couldn't see the forest for the trees being in the way.

Fade To Grey

The boys in the band:

Bass 684
Drums nashville even 8
Piano 1007
Mando 2035
Baritone guitar 2499
B3 686

Acoustic and lead guitars and vocals: Herb

Lyrics by Hartley & Snyder

Well she walked through the door on a Friday night Feeling so good, and looking so right
I've seldom seen a girl like that, man she's such a sight
She's trying to hold to something, that's been a long time gone
Trying now to capture it from the magic of a song

There's a lot of years and a lot of tears passed under that old bridge
There's a boy she knew, from another time, Back on Lost Love Ridge
The clock, turns so slowly, but the years flew by so fast
Trying to find someone to love, but it never seemed to last

Fade to Grey, Fade To Grey
Same thing tomorrow, just like yesterday
It's only life and it just gets in the way
You live and learn, the world just turns then it slowly fades to grey

solo

Write just one more line, about lost time as you watch the setting sun
This crazy life keeps rolling on, with so much left undone
Reaching out for someone who was there for you before
But your hand still comes up empty as you close and lock that door



Production in Sonar X1.

Thoughts and comments are welcome. Hope you enjoy this song.
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#542578 - 06/24/19 07:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Excellent! Great groove and writing (chorus is a nice hook, something that will stick after the song is over)

Also really liked your vocals and guitar work. Solo was fun, especially when you brought in the harmony guitar.

Mix sounds great through both the 'phones and the monitors.

Nice collaboration and a very good song, enjoyed!

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#542591 - 06/24/19 09:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Herb,

Great job man. The mix on this is tremendous. Exceptional sound and playing, mastered to perfection.

Very strong Eagles vibe.

It was fun to be a part of this!!

smile
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#542597 - 06/24/19 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Great collaboration! Very thrilled to see how this all came together nicely. Well done!
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#542599 - 06/24/19 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Good write & collaboration...
Great guitar work...
Vivid lyrics... I especially like the lines...
Quote:
Reaching out for someone who was there for you before
But your hand still comes up empty as you close and lock that door

Deftly written!
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#542630 - 06/24/19 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Cool song!!! So much to like here! Love the arrangement/production! I just watched Echo in the Canyon (about Laurel Canyon in the 60's) and I really hear some Byrds influence in this. Some cool lyrics. Loved these:

There's a lot of years and a lot of tears passed under that old bridge
There's a boy she knew, from another time, Back on Lost Love Ridge

So nicely put! Great job guys!!! Take care. Greg

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#542636 - 06/24/19 03:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Very nice. Well done Herb and Greg.
The chorus is very memorable.
I loved the 'band', the lead guitar and the the vocals. The BG vocals is a nice touch too.
Cheers,
Mike
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#542657 - 06/24/19 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Herb / David,

Solid tune. Excellent lyrics and production! Guitars are sparkling on this. Congrats to both of you and thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#542661 - 06/24/19 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Super collaboration. Well done guys

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#542688 - 06/25/19 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Excellent! Great groove and writing (chorus is a nice hook, something that will stick after the song is over)

Also really liked your vocals and guitar work. Solo was fun, especially when you brought in the harmony guitar.

Mix sounds great through both the 'phones and the monitors.

Nice collaboration and a very good song, enjoyed!


Thanks... yeah, this mix was actually done 98% on my cheap Yamaha cans. I listened on the monitors at the very end. Indeed, this was a fun project. Thanks for the comments.
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#542689 - 06/25/19 06:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder


Herb,

Great job man. The mix on this is tremendous. Exceptional sound and playing, mastered to perfection.

Very strong Eagles vibe.

It was fun to be a part of this!!

smile


And I'm glad we got a chance again to work together on this. You input made this happen.

Thanks...!
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#542690 - 06/25/19 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Great collaboration! Very thrilled to see how this all came together nicely. Well done!


Hey Joe.... thanks for listening. We certainly appreciate all you guys up there do to make this software the best it can be for us to use.
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#542691 - 06/25/19 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
Good write & collaboration...
Great guitar work...
Vivid lyrics... I especially like the lines...
Quote:
Reaching out for someone who was there for you before
But your hand still comes up empty as you close and lock that door

Deftly written!


You know.... the best compliment one can give, I think, to a writer, is to pick out a specific line in the words to say "man, I really like what you said here".... Thank you.
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#542708 - 06/25/19 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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I agree with Jim. Those are stand-out lines in an outstanding song. I really enjoyed listening to this. It just bounced on into my soul. Still "playing" in my head as I type. Vocals and guitars are beautiful. Well-built production too.
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#542720 - 06/25/19 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Man, this is good! Love the guitar work, excellent! Lyrics are very well thought out and expressed. Vocals are great, and love the background vocals.

Great collab! Nothing not to like here.

Steve
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#542750 - 06/25/19 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Eaglesesque indeed.
Nicely packaged.
Well done.
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#542774 - 06/25/19 04:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Wow - you guys did some really good work on this! A really well thought out tune, both lyrically and instrumentally. It really packs a punch, and that chorus is delightfully catchy as well.

A solid write all the way around - you guys should be proud! Thanks for sharing smile
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#542783 - 06/25/19 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Very nice song! I enjoyed listening. Thanks for sharing.

I don't know if you want to publish it, but it is probably produced a bit to loud (volume wise) for places like Spotify and YouTube.

Will

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#542845 - 06/26/19 03:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Nice collaboration. Very catchy chorus, good lyric and some excellent guitar playing.

Very enjoyable.

Peter

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#542854 - 06/26/19 05:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Fade To Grey [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Cool song!!! So much to like here! Love the arrangement/production! I just watched Echo in the Canyon (about Laurel Canyon in the 60's) and I really hear some Byrds influence in this. Some cool lyrics. Loved these:

There's a lot of years and a lot of tears passed under that old bridge
There's a boy she knew, from another time, Back on Lost Love Ridge

So nicely put! Great job guys!!! Take care. Greg



Greg.... Chris Hillman....from the Byrds and also the Desert Rose band. Yep... there is a major influence in there from those bands....

I see you picked up on a line from the song as well... so glad you liked this song. Thanks for listening.
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