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#544257 - 07/05/19 03:05 PM [User Showcase] It's The Simple Things
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"It's The Simple Things" (2009). https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/its-the-simple-things


I did this song with BIAB years ago and was never quite satisfied. Thanks to BIAB and their commitment to an ever expanding catalogue of recording styles, I was able to use all new instruments and I am much happier with the results. I love the nylon guitars!

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RealTracks in song: 2458:Strings, Rhythm CelticWaltz Ev 100
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#544268 - 07/05/19 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

So great to hear you again... Love this song and the vocal is outstanding.

The mix is excellent and bass is a real standout - just beautiful.

Bob
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#544271 - 07/05/19 04:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Nice! The nylon strings sure sound sweet.

Excellent singing as well. Glad you're happy with the new version - I certainly enjoyed it.
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#544282 - 07/05/19 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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It's always nice to hear how new RealTracks that are getting released can help finish a piece! Thanks for sharing with us and great song.
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#544291 - 07/05/19 05:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Really love what you have done here.
I particularly enjoyed the lyrics.
Very pretty sounding.
Rob

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#544321 - 07/06/19 03:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Nice job, good use of textures. The strings fit so well.
The simple things are so important...

Steve


Edited by japokeapeg (07/06/19 03:19 AM)

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#544331 - 07/06/19 04:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Sounds good to me, Lawrence!

The "band" works well for the piece, and your vocal is perfect.

Enjoyed!

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#544366 - 07/06/19 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Wonderful remake!

Your choice of RT's is interesting and, man, do they ever carry the song well.

The lyric is well worth reflecting upon and is delivered with a classy, passionate vocal.

It's ALWAYS nice to log on and see a gruve tune posted and this certainly did not disappoint.

Excellent work! Come back more often.

J&B

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#544368 - 07/06/19 09:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Great song...
Engaging lyrics...
Wonderful production & mix...
I really enjoyed listening
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#544389 - 07/06/19 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Nice work on this Gruverider! The Cello is a great touch. Thanks for sharing!
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#544408 - 07/06/19 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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WOW!!!!! What a song!!! What a vocal!!! This is SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! The arrangement is perfect, and again I have to say.....WOW, that vocal!!! Love it Lawrence!!! Take care. Greg

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#544444 - 07/06/19 06:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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BIAB went the whole hog in REAL - the clicks and taps i the classical guitar track &/or bass track really place one in the room.
The arrangement, lyric and vocal performance make this an excellent result.
Personally I'd reduce, rather than eliminate, the "noises" as they distract me when wearing headphones. A personal nit -.
Loved it.
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#544536 - 07/07/19 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence

Superb work - wonderful vocal, and arrangement.
Excellent lyrics, and just a lovely production.

Beautiful.

Peter

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#544612 - 07/08/19 08:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Wow, this is stunning smile Gorgeous in it's simplicity. Extremely pretty, and very relaxing to listen to. The kind of tune you can close your eyes and get lost in.

Great work, and thanks for sharing!
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#544716 - 07/09/19 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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love the vocal really enjoyed my listen great choice of instruments eric
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#545418 - 07/14/19 07:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

that is very, very, very nice. Great lyrics, a wonderful composition, excellent choice of RTs, perfectly produced. And, man, do I love your coice and your singing style ... !!!!

Take care,

Stefan

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#545443 - 07/14/19 11:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Simply marvelous all around. Great voice, both tone and expression. I enjoyed this much.

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#545475 - 07/14/19 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Lawrence,

So great to hear you again... Love this song and the vocal is outstanding.

The mix is excellent and bass is a real standout - just beautiful.

Bob
Bob, thank you. I've recently watched a video about how high passing the low end effects harmonics across the rest of the spectrum. It was very eye opening. And as a result lately I stopped using high pass filter.

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Nice! The nylon strings sure sound sweet.

Excellent singing as well. Glad you're happy with the new version - I certainly enjoyed it.
David, thank you.


Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
It's always nice to hear how new RealTracks that are getting released can help finish a piece! Thanks for sharing with us and great song.
Ember, thank you. It's always a pleasure to discover the new recordings each year.

Originally Posted By: Rob4580

Really love what you have done here.
I particularly enjoyed the lyrics.
Very pretty sounding.
Rob
Thank you Rob.


Originally Posted By: japokeapeg
Nice job, good use of textures. The strings fit so well.
The simple things are so important...

Steve
Steve, thank you.


Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Sounds good to me, Lawrence!

The "band" works well for the piece, and your vocal is perfect.

Enjoyed!
Thank you Dave.


Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Wonderful remake!

Your choice of RT's is interesting and, man, do they ever carry the song well.

The lyric is well worth reflecting upon and is delivered with a classy, passionate vocal.

It's ALWAYS nice to log on and see a gruve tune posted and this certainly did not disappoint.

Excellent work! Come back more often.

J&B
Janice and Bud, thank you for your kind comments. It's always great to hear new songs from you as well.


Originally Posted By: Jim
Great song...
Engaging lyrics...
Wonderful production & mix...
I really enjoyed listening
Jim, thank you.


Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Nice work on this Gruverider! The Cello is a great touch. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Joe.

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#545795 - 07/17/19 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

Super! Good band, good mix.

Awesome vocals, as always.

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#545804 - 07/17/19 02:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's The Simple Things [Re: gruverider]
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Stunning. What a band! Powerful lyric and sweet emotional delivery. Wonderful from first bar to last, but that ending is especially powerful.


Edited by Tangmo (07/17/19 02:13 PM)
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