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#564205 - 11/14/19 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Very good song. Great arrangement and vocals.
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#564297 - 11/15/19 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Rhythmically reminds me of Sweet Home Alabama, but definitely nothing sweet in this song, dark but familiar story. Great arrangement and mix, nice acoustic intro, organ fits perfectly and the solo guitarist is the final icing on the ca... bottle. A snap at 3:17, soundcloud addition, perhaps?

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#564338 - 11/15/19 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
floyd

Really great build, captivating, and immediately memorable.

Excellent lyrics, vocal, and song structure a really enjoyable thoroughly professional song.

The bass followed the song really well was it a RT?
Also wondering about the guitar that starts at 1.34 playing a riff not credited - one of the loops?

Superb.

Peter
(who did the artwork?)


Peter - thanks for the nice comments. Both the bass and the riff are loops - been fiddling around with more loops lately to help get a few new sounds and to conjure different writing styles - gives me "something new" over just picking up my guitar (which tends to end up similar chords patterns over periods of time).

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#564341 - 11/15/19 01:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Good tune, a bit dark but not too much. Jim Beam line is great. Vocal and mix is outstanding as always.


Appreciate that...thanks!

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#564344 - 11/15/19 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd this is a stand out piece, You had to have put a good bit of time on this, But it shows in the quality of it all.

Nicely done.

Thanks
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#564375 - 11/15/19 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd Jane, you are exceptional! I am not talking about production values here. but more about the way you compose, the way you just always make a completely fitting and convincing arrangement and composition for your lyrics... it is truly unique... I just love the way you work with music (even if you work in completely different genres from me)!

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#564431 - 11/16/19 09:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
As frequently happens with an FJ song, I copied a few lines I wanted to paste, and quickly realized that they didn't stand out (like pulling a 7 footer off the NBA court before you realize they're all that size)!! Just an excellent, excellent write!! A dark, poignant lyric and a haunting melody! And Floyd, how does someone who's been in music forever get better at singing in their 60's? Damn!! Great stuff!!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg!! You made me feel 7 feet tall!! smile

I've lost a few notes from the top of my range (you should have heard me when I was 24...)...so I have to make up for that somehow... smile

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#564444 - 11/16/19 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Excellent lyrics with numerous vivid outstanding lines...
Strong delivery...
Wonderfully simple mix...
With nothing getting in the way of your poignant vocal...
I really enjoy listening!
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#564474 - 11/16/19 01:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Floyd, what a picture you painted with these lyrics! The overall sound of this song is at the top of your work that I have heard! It has such a beautiful feel to it....everything here is sitting in the perfect place to my ears!! That chorus is over the top great! Thanks, Torrey


Torrey - thanks for that very nice review. (Your new one is killer!)

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#564552 - 11/17/19 06:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Very cool vocal Floyd. Boy does your backtrack ever stand out as well. All the instruments so well balanced but all identifiable. The guitar was very cool as well.

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#564581 - 11/17/19 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Outstanding use of BIAB. Powerful song. Great lyrics. Vocals convey the message of the song peferctly. Good one!

And thanks for listen and comments on my song. I appreciate it.
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#564604 - 11/17/19 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Ah! Those hangover days. Aching head and heart.
I see you have both. Great production.
Really enjoyed my listen Floyd.
Thanks for posting. Rob4580


Thanks for listening, Rob...



Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
This song really hit me in the feels. There was definitely a depth of emotion to this particular song that I really enjoyed. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.


"...really hit me in the feels." Ember, that is a great line!!

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#564635 - 11/17/19 12:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Love the clean guitar opening, then followed by that shaker in the left ear. Terrific vocal on this (as usual). Catchy chorus, with a sweet harmony behind. Really crisp throughout—and, wow, that lead guitar solo. Might be on of my favorites from you (among many). Awesome track!

My humble regards,

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#564735 - 11/18/19 05:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Since you were in my hometown Haarlem, you make only good songs!
I'm glad you make songs concerning pain and sorrow, because you're at your best then. No, I'm joking.
I really like this one about your hangover. You better use Havanarum or red wine (still joking).

What I like even more than your good songs is the bright way they sound. I'm convinced you can learn me something here...
So, I have nothing to complain about, or give you advise in (except the rum). You made a very good piece of work here!

Thanks for that,
Hans
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#564830 - 11/18/19 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd,

The band and build of this edge-of-darkness song is a thing of beauty... a little British folk in the acoustic moving into Southern rock by the time the organ comes in.
A fine,slightly restrained vocal that suits the mood of the lyrics.... very professionally produced,of course!

Robert


I appreciate that, Robert...

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#564906 - 11/19/19 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
Originally Posted By: floyd jane

Have at it.

fj


Mr. Jane:

"Have at it." "Have at"...what ???!!! What could anyone "have at" this song of yours, Take The Pain Away ???

I deliberately, intentionally, purposely, never, ever read other listener's comments on a Users' Forum member's song post, because I do not want anybody else's thoughts and opinions to influence my own. But in this case, because your song rendered me literally speechless upon listening to it for the first time, I abandoned the above-stated rule and chose a statement by another listener, "robertkc", to fill in for my temporary loss of words:

"The band and build of this edge-of-darkness song is a thing of beauty..."

Obviously, you are one of the most prolific songwriters on the forum, and if being prolific could offer anything to other songwriters that they could use to sharpen their craft, then Take The Pain Away would be an outstanding, peerless example of how staying on a steady path while working towards a goal -- songwriting, in this case -- will eventually lead that hard-working, midnight-oil-burning songwriter to produce songs that are, as 'robertkc' illuminated, things of beauty.

The brevity of the song's duration only serves to point out the economy of expression you employed in the song's construction. The lyrics go straight to the bleeding heart of the drama in the song, as swift and as unrelenting as heartbreak causes tears to flow from the eyes of the one whose heart has been shattered. The PAIN described by the title is as immediately felt as a knife wound. You're not playing around, here, Mister. Not. At. All. The suffering is so real that even a person who had not experienced such hurt could feel it simply because of the empathy that the words and the music plant in the listener's heart.

Those Real Tracks you selected were waiting for you to put them in a song in which they could reveal their power as musical accompaniment for your anguished lyrics.

It would be too easy for me to say that this song 'is one of your best', but I believe that would be the wrong thing for me to say, and only because, as far i'm concerned, you've been producing your 'best' for as long as I've participated in this forum.

LOREN



A delightful review. Thanks for that, Loren...

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#565004 - 11/19/19 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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Before we get to the goodness of the song in it's totality we'd like to
point out that this mix is over the top good. The soundstage and
the dynamics are as good as anything we listen to...and we listen
a lot.

OK, some specifics:

From our perspective the tune is square in the middle of our
Americana wheelhouse and you sing the heck out of it.

Your mashup of BiaB and the loops is outstanding. The drums
and the bass line are immediately attention getting in a
very good way.

Any songsmith can write a heartache song. Very, very
few can write one like this. As Janice said you can immediately
feel the darkness.

"i find myself wonderin'
why the hell the sun came up today
you'd think that someone would know better
and make the damn thing go away"

Janice laser beamed in immediately on how powerful
that verse is.

Just when one thinks the mr jane bar couldn't be
moved any higher....

J&B

PS Nice album cover too!




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#565015 - 11/19/19 04:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: floyd jane]
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I like the sparse instrumentation you start the song with, especially the lone acoustic. This is my favorite melody I have heard from you. It evokes a haunting melancholy mood. Masterful lyric writing!

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#565106 - 11/20/19 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: Crossroads]
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Originally Posted By: Leon1
Hi Floyd

Like Greg said, one shouldn't cut and paste lines when they're all so good, but I'm going to anyway.
I was particularly taken by this stanza (and the way you sang it):

i find myself wonderin'
why the hell the sun came up today
you'd think that someone would know better
and make the damn thing go away

All up, yet another beautifully written and performed song.

Regards,
Leon


Leon - Thanks! Always nice to have a guy who write well quote some lines... smile


Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Dear Floyd,

the first thing I noticed was that brilliantly sounding mix - so bright, so clear.

And it's a good song, too (wouldn't have expected anything else...), the music captures the mood of the lyrics very well, and it's being sung jusrt 'floydish' (which I would like to propose to include in the synonym dictionaries as another word for 'extremely well-sung').

All the best,

Stefan


Stefan - "floydish"... HAHAHA!! That's great! Thanks...

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#565152 - 11/20/19 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Take The Pain Away [Re: Chris37]
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Originally Posted By: Chris37
Hi Floyd,
Your song is very well built.
Each instrument is in place when and where it is the more efficient. Your voice takes us in your universe. Christian


Christian - thanks for stopping by and having a listen...

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