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#561310 - 10/29/19 04:15 AM [User Showcase] High Hopes
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Rock Ballad this time up: High Hopes

The Band:

1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
2644:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopHardMurray Ev16 075
1003:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm ClassicRockPicking Ev16 065
1037:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065

I also used the UJAM Iron VSTi during the last chorus.

Chris is playing the piano, and I'm playing the acoustic guitar leads.

Drums and percussion are EZDrummer2

Mixed with Reaper using plugins from Waves and iZotope, mastered with Ozone 8.

HIGH HOPES (2019 Christiane Spruit)

Let alone, what I feel
let alone, time can heal
cut and run and don't look back
for those we left behind
the one we stood by
the scar of a heartfelt goodbye

High Hopes
that the wind of change will blow
It is easier when you know
the light will finally show

SOLO

no matter who we upset
let alone, my regrets
we don’t turn around, to forget
but nothing, nothing will last

High Hopes
that the wind of change will blow
so much easier when you know
high hopes, high hopes
it is easier, when the light finally shows

The reason you go
For I will not know
your darkness, your night and day
who you care for, While closing a door?
But You'll never know until you go

All comments welcome!

Edit: Chris just did a video:


Edited by BlueAttitude (10/30/19 06:57 AM)
Edit Reason: added video link

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#561319 - 10/29/19 05:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,

SO many good things here.

Chris' vocal is OUTSTANDING. She just seems to get better and better - though, I don't know that ANYONE could sing this ANY better.

And, again, kudos for the how well the vocal sits in the mix. Perfectly. Often the thing that folks struggle with the most.

The arrangement is awesome. Great build. The acoustic lead is super...goosebumps-good - and MAN! does it sit in the mix right!! Dave, your mixing skills - through the roof... Ear candy all over the place.

And...another excellent write.

Stellar mix.

Repeat... this is SO good!!

fj

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#561337 - 10/29/19 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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So disappointed it wasn't the cover of Sammy Hagar's song of the same name..... just kidding! smile

Really loved Chris's piano sound. Was that direct from a keyboard or through a synth module? Interested in the details sir.

Her singing awesome as usual. I did recognize your UJAM Iron again. Sounds great!

I did end up getting the UJAM Virtual Bassist ROYAL. Liking the Bass sounds so far.
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#561341 - 10/29/19 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Nicely done - a really good mix, and the vocals on this are tremendous. It really showcases a strong understanding of songwriting - delightfully catchy without being overbearing.

Thanks for sharing!
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#561363 - 10/29/19 09:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,
Wonderful dynamics again on the build of this - Chris knocks the vocal out of the park ( love the way she punches out "high hopes" and then reins in the intensity a little).
Very cool acoustic guitar and keyboard together, totally pro production... you guys are the real deal.

Robert

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#561388 - 10/29/19 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This was awesome vocals and playing were fantastic, overall sound tops and mixed so well.

This is what its all about .

Thanks
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#561409 - 10/29/19 01:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wow what an awesome vocal. Just loved the piano intro. Boy does your acoustic sound cool as well. Such a quality song.. Well done..

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#561431 - 10/29/19 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great intro!

Chris's vocal is outstanding.

Your mix was outstanding. Everything about this one is spot on!

Super guitar chops also!

We need more songs like this!
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#561434 - 10/29/19 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I really like what you did with the drums and the acoustic! Thanks for sharing.
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#561440 - 10/29/19 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris

Beautiful and powerful vocal and a gorgeous composition.

Lovely touch on the acoustic and an excellent choice of notes.

Simply superb work all round.

Peter

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#561451 - 10/29/19 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Oh yes, this is really sensational.

Vocally perfect, musically beautiful, production: outstanding.

A really beautiful ballad from every aspect.
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#561459 - 10/29/19 07:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave and Chris
Quality all the way. Superb vocal and beautiful tone and clarity on the acoustic.
Regards,
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#561464 - 10/29/19 07:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Excellent - yep, excellent.
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#561477 - 10/29/19 09:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave & Chris ...

WOW! This is just so good in so many ways. Love that intro ... exceptional!

The tone on your guitar is always so perfect for the song it complements. And Chris has such a wonderful voice. You two never disappoint ... ever! On this particular song, I felt a bit of a Stevie Nix element in Chris' vocal. That is a good thing, in my opinion.

Kudos!!!!

Alan
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#561489 - 10/30/19 02:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Chris,

SO many good things here.

Chris' vocal is OUTSTANDING. She just seems to get better and better - though, I don't know that ANYONE could sing this ANY better.

And, again, kudos for the how well the vocal sits in the mix. Perfectly. Often the thing that folks struggle with the most.

The arrangement is awesome. Great build. The acoustic lead is super...goosebumps-good - and MAN! does it sit in the mix right!! Dave, your mixing skills - through the roof... Ear candy all over the place.

And...another excellent write.

Stellar mix.

Repeat... this is SO good!!

fj


Thanks as always, floyd!

You have been there for us ever since we first started posting songs here a few years ago, and we both really appreciate it smile

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#561532 - 10/30/19 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Excellent mix, rich and still has great clarity. Great sound in piano and the lead guitar. Super vocals with enjoyable dynamics. Beautiful chorus melody and chording. Classic rock ballad.

And the video is really lovely with all the mist and clouds.

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#561611 - 10/30/19 03:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: sslechta]
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Originally Posted By: sslechta
So disappointed it wasn't the cover of Sammy Hagar's song of the same name..... just kidding! smile

Really loved Chris's piano sound. Was that direct from a keyboard or through a synth module? Interested in the details sir.

Her singing awesome as usual. I did recognize your UJAM Iron again. Sounds great!

I did end up getting the UJAM Virtual Bassist ROYAL. Liking the Bass sounds so far.


Hey Steve,

Chris uses a midi keyboard and then processes through a VSTi. Not sure which one to be honest, but she was pretty happy with a new Rhodes one she just got. From Toontrack maybe? (Still waiting for them to release EZBass, should be soon now!)

Thanks for the listen and comments, appreciated!

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#561617 - 10/30/19 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Not sure which one to be honest, but she was pretty happy with a new Rhodes one she just got.

I was getting a classic electric piano vibe on the song. That's probably it. Thanks!
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#561641 - 10/30/19 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great gestalt on this song, it all fit so well and gave much more than its sum.
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#561693 - 10/30/19 10:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: High Hopes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave and Chris,

You should be famous!

This is a spectacular listen.

Chris: Your singing is magical. The angst in your voice plus your ability to carry the listener along created an extraordinary listening effect for me. Very nice piano work too. All I could think of at the end was, "More please!"

Dave: Your instrumental work and your productions are outstandingly good. You've picked up lots of producing abilities over the years and your productions now sound truly beyond wonderful. I'm very impressed with how you've tamed that Bass Realtracks (1036). As I listened, a ton of thoughts of admiration for your skills filled my mind.

Magnificent listening.... from absolutely every direction!

Regards,
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