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#568585 - 12/04/19 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Not really that different, a classic blues ballad in your recognizable style. Lovely intro, enjoyable minor chording with some intriguing melodic elements. I really like the imagery in the lyrics, beautiful awe of the universe and (positive) melancholy in the smallness of a man. Guitars are once again very atmospheric and Chris's vocals never fail to amaze. So many top quality songs on this forum lately and this is one of the best.

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#568627 - 12/04/19 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This is one heck of a song from both of you...
I enjoyed it immensely...
I especially liked the imagery created by the lyrics...
★★★★★
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#568689 - 12/04/19 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Leon1]
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Originally Posted By: Leon1
Dave and Chris
Stellar work on this one (pun intended). Very much enjoyed it.
Regards,
Leon


Nice pun!

Thanks, Leon, I appreciate you stopping by smile

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#568692 - 12/04/19 05:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a wonderful track!

I love the song, the instrumentation and the mixing, which is outstanding good.

I am on my third listen now... you just made my day so much better!

Will

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#568762 - 12/05/19 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Oh yeah...we are all space dust....

Chris has a real talent obviously vocally but also for packing so much
into relatively sparse lyrics. She says it all w/o overstating the theme
with a lot of redundancy. And her phrasing makes it all even sweeter.
Makes you want to come back again...

Your guitar is sublime...Janice commented during your solo on the
video about how the water seemed to be moving with your notes.

Pro level production all the way. Everything, and I don't say this
lightly, sounds wonderful on the KRK's. Rich and velvety as
Janice said.

Over the top of that bar y'all keep raising.

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#568844 - 12/05/19 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
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


Hey Torrey, happy you liked this!

I got the idea for the harmony lead during the intro from one of your recent songs BTW cool

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#568954 - 12/06/19 03:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
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.


Cheers, Ray!

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#569069 - 12/06/19 07:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: musician17]
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Originally Posted By: musician17
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.


Thanks, I appreciate that! smile

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#569109 - 12/07/19 03:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Dave & Chris.
Silky smooth. Guitars and EP are in good tradition of JJ Cale. Vocals are amazing! Love it.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.


Hmmm, I've never been compared to JJ Cale before I don't think.

Thanks, Misha!

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#569138 - 12/07/19 06:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I love this. I love the whole feel of this song. It's one of my favorites that you have posted. As others have stated, the intro is magnificent: It's one of those musical pieces that one can listen to over and over, let oneself be immersed in it, and never grow tired of it. The vocals could not be done any better.

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#569223 - 12/07/19 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Man,

This is great Dave. I loved it.

The music is kinda Santana (early) but the overall production with Chris's vocals reminds me of a famous song from the 70s but I can't place it. It is driving me crazy!

Well, maybe I will remember.

Anyway, this is awesome!!
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#569242 - 12/07/19 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Love that intro. Your guitar work, as always, is impeccable. The sound you get and the notes you play always sound so fresh and original.
Chris's vocal as usual is spot on. Her understated style fits the song perfectly.
The quality of your production is something I aspire to.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
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#569274 - 12/07/19 10:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I really like this....Nice stuff!
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#569293 - 12/08/19 02:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Crossroads]
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Originally Posted By: Crossroads
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 !


Hi Stefan,

Happy you liked this one!

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#569456 - 12/09/19 02:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
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


Hey Scott,

Thanks for mentioning that pan! I tried a few different approaches before I settled on doing it that way.

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#569457 - 12/09/19 02:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
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


Very kind of you, Robert, I really appreciate those comments!

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#569582 - 12/09/19 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Deej56]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
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


One of the nicest reviews we have ever received! Thanks very much smile

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#569583 - 12/09/19 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
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.



I liked the write on this one too, different than anything we have done before.

Thanks!

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#569658 - 12/10/19 03:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
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


Thanks for the listen and the kind words, Hans! It is appreciated smile

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#569659 - 12/10/19 03:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: One of a Billion Stars [Re: Tangmo]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
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.


Thanks for the listen and comments, Tangmo!

I really appreciate you stopping by, I know internet is a problem for you at the moment.

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