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#560212 - 10/22/19 02:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
And here's to you!



For us this is the best of the best.

Not much to say other than it's an over the top great production.
Chris's vocal, Chris's write, your guitar, the RT/RD's, the arrangement, the mix and the mastering are all sublime.

I rather listen more than write.

Amazing.

J&B

PS Janice just mentioned Steely Dan smile


Thanks Janice and Bud!

Steely Dan, wow! smile
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#560222 - 10/22/19 04:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,

If you folks have ever posted a less-than-stellar production, I've never heard it. I seriously doubt you ever have.

This is just so danged good in so many ways. The lyric borders on haunting and the lead guitar just screams the Blues. And Chris has such a great voice. Everything about this is A-1 in my book. Nothing but great sounds here!

Wishing you both everything good.

Alan
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#560281 - 10/22/19 11:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Yep - it's all good.

Well, actually all excellent. smile


Thanks, David!
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#560358 - 10/22/19 11:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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'Blue Attitude' & Ms. Spruit...

Here's To You is so 'blue' that it made me feel like the sun had gone down in the middle of the day. 'Blue Attitude', man, you sure know how to 'talk the talk' and 'walk the walk' with that 'ax' of yours. It's the sound of empty streets, of long shadows thrown on crumbling walls, of people who are lost to each other.

Ms. Spruit, you voiced those troubling lyrics as though it was the last time you would sing them. There is a burden, a weight of finality, of something coming to an unpleasant end in the lyrics. I believe you communicated the despair inherent in the lyrics as though you were coming apart, but trying so desperately to hide it. Your performance was augmented by the faint, ghostly-sounding filaments of vocal harmony that fell here and there around your vocal.

This is so atmospheric, it's scary. It's the 'blues', cool, and hot, but all at the same time.

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')


Edited by bluage (10/22/19 11:52 PM)
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#560364 - 10/23/19 02:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: lambada
Impressive on so many levels. Very professional.


Thanks for the listen and comments!

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Dave,

Gosh, you and Chris turn out masterpiece after masterpiece after masterpiece. Moreover, with each production you seem to raise the bar higher and higher.

If ever there was a contender for the best of the best, this is it. It's outstanding writing and presenting and equally outstanding listening. Not only is this song very professional sounding, but Chris's writing and singing and your guitar work are like gold-plating. The 3 minutes and 42 seconds disappeared in very quickly.

I could hear every word that Chris sang and I totally enjoyed the story she told.

As I mentioned in my last post, you two are a pretty powerful songwriting team.

All the best,
Noel


Man! Not sure what to say after reading those comments other than thanks so much, we both really appreciate it smile
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#560365 - 10/23/19 02:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool Dave Boy the song takes me back to the 70’s. Your guitar work was just excellent. Chris’s vocal was so good. The piano was nice touch. Well done


Thanks, Scott! I see you have a new one up I'll be over in a few minutes to have a listen.

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Wow, Dave. Here's To You actually!

The lead guitar work sits perfectly, and enhances to production with great dynamics.

Vocals are world class.

This is absolutely sensational in every respect.

Here's to you!


Hey Trev, thanks very much!

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Man Dave and Wow Chris, this may be my new favorite of your excellent catalogue. Stellar sound, great vocal and write, excellent guitar work. This hit the high water mark on all aspects. Very pro and definitely in my wheelhouse. I have always loved minor blues. A superb listen, Tom


Thanks, Tom! Man, it's great to see you back here again!
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#560407 - 10/23/19 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,
Listened last week and thought you guys have raised the bar again- absolutely everything gels on this...actually I think you might have changed the guitar track volume since then- anyhow, its all stellar; perhaps the best vocal I`ve heard from Chris among the accolades already posted that I especially agree with.

Robert

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#560513 - 10/24/19 01:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: cliftond
Darn, this guitar is just so good, yeah Gary Moore style, the song is professional from start to finish, I feel very insecure at this moment. Great job Dave!!!!! Cliff


Hey Cliff,

You have no need to feel insecure about anything, I'm a fan of your work. Thanks!

Originally Posted By: gruverider
Super smooth! Man that kick drum really thumps! The vocals and harmonies are superb! And I could have listened to the lead guitar for another ten minutes!


Well Done!


Thanks very much, Lawrence!

Originally Posted By: Sundance
Cool blues production, sweet guitar sound and Chris has such a nice bluesy vocal tone.


Thanks, Josie! Good to see you back here.
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#560515 - 10/24/19 02:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi Dave & Chris,

this is really great stuff, wow.

A very good write, perfectly arranged and what you can do as a team is amazing: Fantastic vocals (remind me a bit (but just a bit!) on the early Christine Perfect (later Christine McVie)and when the intro started I thought: 'Yeah, finally someone remembers the Zombies.

Chris, you sure know how to express yurself in a Blues song (and write one, too) and Dave - you know that I really love your stylish playing. And for someone who never got the tone out of his guitars that really satisfied him (me, unfortunately) I'm always stunned by yours.

Simply marvellous!

Cheers,

Stefan


Hi Stefan,

Yes, I remember Christine McVie from the band Chicken Shack, pretty good blues band. The Zombies! I certainly didn't have them in mind when I did this one. But, I listened to them a lot back in the day.

Thanks very much for your generous review, I appreciate it smile

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Dave & Chris,

If you folks have ever posted a less-than-stellar production, I've never heard it. I seriously doubt you ever have.

This is just so danged good in so many ways. The lyric borders on haunting and the lead guitar just screams the Blues. And Chris has such a great voice. Everything about this is A-1 in my book. Nothing but great sounds here!

Wishing you both everything good.

Alan


Always great to hear from you, Alan, I know how limited your time is at the moment.

Thanks as always for your support!

Best to you and Di.


Originally Posted By: bluage
'Blue Attitude' & Ms. Spruit...

Here's To You is so 'blue' that it made me feel like the sun had gone down in the middle of the day. 'Blue Attitude', man, you sure know how to 'talk the talk' and 'walk the walk' with that 'ax' of yours. It's the sound of empty streets, of long shadows thrown on crumbling walls, of people who are lost to each other.

Ms. Spruit, you voiced those troubling lyrics as though it was the last time you would sing them. There is a burden, a weight of finality, of something coming to an unpleasant end in the lyrics. I believe you communicated the despair inherent in the lyrics as though you were coming apart, but trying so desperately to hide it. Your performance was augmented by the faint, ghostly-sounding filaments of vocal harmony that fell here and there around your vocal.

This is so atmospheric, it's scary. It's the 'blues', cool, and hot, but all at the same time.

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')


Your reviews are always so well written! Makes me wonder if you are a professional writer or an English teacher?

Thanks for the listen and comments!

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Dave & Chris,
Listened last week and thought you guys have raised the bar again- absolutely everything gels on this...actually I think you might have changed the guitar track volume since then- anyhow, its all stellar; perhaps the best vocal I`ve heard from Chris among the accolades already posted that I especially agree with.

Robert


Hi Robert,

No, I haven't made any changes to the original mix that I posted. Maybe you first heard it on soundcloud? Sounds very different over there compared to reverbnation.

Thanks very much!
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#560621 - 10/24/19 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,
I guess that`s it - the difference jumps out when you listen to the two sites back to back.
When my Soundcloud quota is filled I`m going to give reverbnation a try.

Robert

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#560629 - 10/24/19 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I could have sworn I already commented on this!

My God man you did a great job! I know I always mention your tone; but seeing your name gets me to click every time to here it!

You have a total knack for putting styles, tone, lyrics, and great mixing into every song.

To me, this reminds me of a "You're no good"/Linda Ronstadt type of song. If you knew how much I like that song, you would understand the compliment I just paid you. Yours sounds infinity better, IMO.

So, the big question for me is, do you actually write lyrics for your guitar? It's every bit, if not more expressive than the human voice.

Thank you so much for sharing this!
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#560669 - 10/24/19 11:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude

Your reviews are always so well written! Makes me wonder if you are a professional writer or an English teacher?


'Blue Attitude'...

No, I'm neither of those smile . Listening to music -- any kind of music -- is always exciting to me. I just try to communicate what I feel about what I hear.

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')
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#561519 - 10/30/19 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Very professional sounding. The vocals and your guitar work are top notch. Really enjoyed the listen.

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#561528 - 10/30/19 09:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I can't top all the glowing comments you've received on this fantastic number...
All I can say is I really enjoyed listening your collaboration with Chris!
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#562948 - 11/07/19 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Here's To You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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As Floyd said, "Knocking it out of the park"!! Love EVERYTHING about this one!! So pro, so smooth, SOOOO good!! Take care. Greg

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Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
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Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
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