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#568123 - 12/02/19 09:54 AM [User Showcase] One of a Billion Stars
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Something a little different from us: One of a Billion Stars

The band:

RealTracks in song: 1174:Bass, Electric, PopCalypso Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2906:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm BluesyPopMike Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2905:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BrightBluesyPopColin Ev 100

I used EZDrummer2 for the drums and percussion

I'm playing the intro guitar part and the leads, and Chris is playing one of the piano parts

Production notes:

I used a combination of "/" chords and melodyne to get the bass player to play the notes I wanted for the main theme.

Mixed in reaper using plugins from reaper, iZotope, and Waves, mastered in Ozone9 (more details available upon request)

One of a billion stars (2019, Christiane Spruit)

One day , one night
Strangers are passing by
Taking my backpack and leave, following the street
lights shine on brightly , from a star that already died
but his light still shines on, to navigate us home by night

Time after Time
how amazing it can be
one of a billion galaxies
me and my feet tied to the ground in gravity

how near or far
no matter who we are
we are the one of a billion stars

shine in the dark
no matter where we are
we are the one of a billion stars


Hopefully this will be enjoyable to some!

As always, all comments are welcome.

EDIT: Chris just did a video for the song:


Edited by BlueAttitude (12/03/19 03:57 AM)
Edit Reason: added video link

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#568231 - 12/02/19 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,

That opening BLEW ME AWAY! It is SO MUSICAL. Goosebumps-good. I played it 3 times before moving on... Every part is cool. Rhythm guitar, lead guitar, BASS!! (Sweet!) Drums, Organ... Gorgeous...

Chris has out-done herself on this. Solid Rock ballad write. Exquisite vocal. Soulful.

Another beautiful solo.

Gorgeous mix.

This is up there. Gotta say it - "My new favorite!"

SO good. Going back for more...

fj

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#568234 - 12/02/19 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave / Chris

Loved all the subtle touches the excellent vocals and beautiful playing.
Really up there with your best and a great listen.
Thoroughly enjoyed.

Peter

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#568270 - 12/02/19 06:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wow - what a tune! The intro on this is amazing and sets it up perfectly. As Peter and Floyd said above - the vocals on this are phenomenal and the playing soars. It packs a punch and really makes for a captivating listen.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
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#568278 - 12/02/19 09:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave and Chris
Stellar work on this one (pun intended). Very much enjoyed it.
Regards,
Leon

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#568293 - 12/03/19 12:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a BIG beautiful sound Dave and Chris! That intro and solo parts are over the top good!! Chris's vocal is perfect again! It's a wonderful song with a backtrack that suits the imagery in the lyrics extremely well! I loved everything about it! Thanks, Torrey
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#568302 - 12/03/19 03:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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The intro & the line Time after time: they're the tingle bits but it's a terrific song over all.
Dave, you've excellent fingers & tone, while Chris' voice is in the zone for this one.
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#568335 - 12/03/19 06:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Professional job on this one - and that's intended as a massive compliment. Congratulations - an excellent, clinical effort - you hit this one out of the park.
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#568344 - 12/03/19 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris.
Silky smooth. Guitars and EP are in good tradition of JJ Cale. Vocals are amazing! Love it.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#568356 - 12/03/19 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Chris, hi Dave,

yes, different, but as good as the other songs you published so far.

The intro is a killer, no doubt about that! Melodically and harmonically a very, very pleasant composition, and Chris, you're a fabulous singer !!!

You really keep indulging us with sheer ear candy!

All the best,

Stefan

PS: Almost forgot to mention the video: I LOVE those 'starry nights' vids a lot (used them myself in some videos) - they fit the song perfectly. So it's eye-candy, too !


Edited by Crossroads (12/03/19 07:42 AM)

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#568372 - 12/03/19 09:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Chris,

That opening BLEW ME AWAY! It is SO MUSICAL. Goosebumps-good. I played it 3 times before moving on... Every part is cool. Rhythm guitar, lead guitar, BASS!! (Sweet!) Drums, Organ... Gorgeous...

Chris has out-done herself on this. Solid Rock ballad write. Exquisite vocal. Soulful.

Another beautiful solo.

Gorgeous mix.


I thought you would like the intro! I've had that for a while, at least a year. Took me a while to figure out where to take the song after that, but once I did the rest of the song came together pretty quickly.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane


This is up there. Gotta say it - "My new favorite!"


HaHa, touché ! Thanks very much, floyd grin

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#568380 - 12/03/19 10:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wowser Loved your intro. Was very cool how you panned the guitars. The separation allows them to blend but be so distinct. The strat solo was very cool. Super clean and pick attack really was very cool. Chris’s vocal was awesome. A real professional level production

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#568404 - 12/03/19 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave / Chris

Loved all the subtle touches the excellent vocals and beautiful playing.
Really up there with your best and a great listen.
Thoroughly enjoyed.

Peter


Thanks for the listen, Peter, happy you liked this one!

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#568446 - 12/03/19 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,
When you put a little space (Lyrically and musically) into your bluesy rock you enter a new zone for me- definitely the best I`ve heard from you!
Amazing intro and with Chris finding an almost ethereal tone at times- marvelous music (and a cool video).

Robert

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#568486 - 12/03/19 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - what a tune! The intro on this is amazing and sets it up perfectly. As Peter and Floyd said above - the vocals on this are phenomenal and the playing soars. It packs a punch and really makes for a captivating listen.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile


Thanks for the listen and comments, Derek, I appreciate it smile

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#568497 - 12/03/19 08:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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The intro was really amazing and left such an impact! It definitely set the mood for the rest of the song. Thanks for sharing!
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#568511 - 12/03/19 09:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave and Chris,

My, my . . . what an impressive, magnetic opening, and it goes on from there as rich and engaging from that first note to the last . . . beautiful, flawless production. Your lead singer nails it. Among the best things I’ve heard on this site . . . rivals any professional production an artist could ask for. I am in awe! Do they have an emoji with a gaping mouth, jaw on the floor?

My beyond humble regards,

Deej

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#568514 - 12/03/19 09:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Great intro as others have said. One of your best, and I like that lyrically you kept some mystery to the meaning of a billion stars and didn't go in a particular direction. Enhanced everything you did musically.
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#568539 - 12/04/19 01:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave and Chris,

This is indeed somewhat different from what I heard from you. But there is certainly nothing wrong with that, when listening to it.
It's the mood of the song that's so catchy (to me). Really a song I like listening to, sipping from a glas of wine near a fireplace.
And the vocals of Chris completes that picture. Only, like TuneMonger is refering too, I must have missed why the song is called 'a billion stars'. I only heard two; Chris and you.

Hans
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#568578 - 12/04/19 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What is not to love about this? The opening is killer. It's the kind of thing that instantly brands the song. Very nice work on the bass-line as well, melodic and thematic. Chris' vocal and the mixing thereof is spacious and clear. The band is solid and present. Your leads are, as per usual, tasty and emotive. Top-notch musicality from the both of you.
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