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#568394 - 12/03/19 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt
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A duet.
With the usual suspects.



EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF MY HEART

that first look
the way your eyes lingered
i couldn't catch my breath
i took that long fall
i won't deny it
i'm wrapped around your finger
i won't lie, boy
you could have it all

   every little piece of my heart is yours for the taking
   you know i surrendered right from the start
   the touch of your lips leaves me trembling and shaking
   deep down in to every little piece of my heart

a miracle each morning
you're the first thing i see
your mystery, your magic
mesmerizing me
you whisper "i love you"
i hear angels sing
nothing i wouldn't do
to be your everything

   every little piece of my heart is yours for the taking
   you know i surrendered right from the start
   the touch of your lips leaves me trembling and shaking
   deep down in to every little piece of my heart




Duet Partner: Janice Merritt

The BAND:
RealTracks in style: ~904:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothCool Sw16 075
RealTracks in song: 2202:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryCrossoverBrent Sw16 075
RealTracks in song: 1825:Bass, Electric, PopModernGrooveHeld Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 1684:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseCrispHeld Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 636:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RootsRockDirty Ev 100 (A:held)
RealTracks in song: 1000:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLAFuzzyHeld Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2585:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PunkHeldPlus Ev 165
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Thanks, Sis! You. Are. The. Best.
Thanks, Bud, for recording Janice's vocal...



Hope y'all enjoy it.
Comments encouraged.

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#568406 - 12/03/19 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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Excellent, yep, excellent.
the only nit that stuck out was the bass tone in the intro - it's a bit aggressive/toppy when that naked though it sits perfectly for the rest of the song.
The outro is wonderful.
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#568408 - 12/03/19 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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I knew I was going to love this before I even pressed play, the duets you do with Janice are always just so good!

A little different feel wise than what I'm used to from you, but, I like it.

Nice build, I always like hearing that in a song.

Janice sounds awesome! And your vocal sounds great too, a little more reverb than you normally use? And then when both voices come together ... just such a perfect blend. Love the tradeoffs too.

Band sounds great and killer mix as usual.

It seemed much shorter than 3:22, and that's a good thing I guess!

Excellent floyd and Janice, really enjoyed this one!

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#568438 - 12/03/19 03:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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What an intro Floyd (very creative)! I like Janice's approach to the vocal on this (sounds a little different for her but excellent...maybe a little more of a pop sound than country). Great harmony with each other in this! As usual the production is flawless to my ears! Not to mention that this is a great tune! The fade out work very well!! Thanks, Torrey
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#568451 - 12/03/19 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd & Janice,
Its great when a duet makes you wait for the duet part and then its even better than expected!
Such a good build to the arrangementand the long fade works too.
I enjoyed the romantic swing side of your partnership!

Robert


Edited by Robertkc (12/03/19 04:02 PM)

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#568464 - 12/03/19 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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This was pretty cool. I enjoyed hearing Janice getting out of the blues track and doing something different. Nicely done.

I don't think the guitar solo fit as well as it should have. Tone was a factor.
Trading off on the verses was cool and expected. I was waiting for the diet part. The chorus Harmony was good and sounded nice after the solo verses.

All in all it was a pleasure listening.
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#568472 - 12/03/19 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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Great performance and band choice.
Congrats to all involved. Rob4580

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#568473 - 12/03/19 06:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
I knew I was going to love this before I even pressed play, the duets you do with Janice are always just so good!

A little different feel wise than what I'm used to from you, but, I like it.

Nice build, I always like hearing that in a song.

Janice sounds awesome! And your vocal sounds great too, a little more reverb than you normally use? And then when both voices come together ... just such a perfect blend. Love the tradeoffs too.

Band sounds great and killer mix as usual.

It seemed much shorter than 3:22, and that's a good thing I guess!

Excellent floyd and Janice, really enjoyed this one!


Thank you Dave! Bud and I are always excited when floyd invites us in on a project.

Janice
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#568477 - 12/03/19 06:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd and Janice
A duet featuring you two was never going to disappoint, and it sure didn't. You sound SO good together.
Regards,
Leon

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#568502 - 12/03/19 08:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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The lyrics really blew me away, and the use of RealTracks in this song were just phenomenal. Thanks for sharing!
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#568507 - 12/03/19 09:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd and Janice—

Well, as usual, the usual suspects are guilty . . . of turning out another terrific tune. Two outstanding vocals—really crisp and complimentary. Has a sentimental 70s type sound, but still fresh and new. So sweetly and expertly done.

Hope you are both well!

Regards,

Deej

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#568522 - 12/03/19 10:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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This is perfect. Just perfect. Janice's voice is at its classic best and, when floyd comes in ... wow. The tune is so laid back (love it that it's so melodic and relaxed) and the lyrics are a dream to listen to. Whatever you guys are having for breakfast that produces such amazing talent and end results - I want some :-) Well done!
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#568525 - 12/03/19 10:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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The melody took some interesting turns that my ear really appreciated. And then the way you both put such a nice skipping effect on "every little piece of my heart" made it a super hook. Of course, the singing was as good as it gets, and the production was primo.
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#568536 - 12/04/19 01:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd, Janice and Bud,

This is another very nice song where the three of you are involved in!
The melody lingered in my head, long after the song ended.
I saw that originally the song was made for a man to sing, but Janices' voice is a great addition to it.
and it only asked for a changing of one word (girl - boy). But in this duet both voices sound perfect!

Also the instruments are well chosen for this type of song. But they sound so very bright (in my headphone). almost as if I was standing next to them. How did you do that?

Hans
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#568570 - 12/04/19 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
What an intro Floyd (very creative)! I like Janice's approach to the vocal on this (sounds a little different for her but excellent...maybe a little more of a pop sound than country). Great harmony with each other in this! As usual the production is flawless to my ears! Not to mention that this is a great tune! The fade out work very well!! Thanks, Torrey


I appreciate that Torrey. Bud says I couldn’t go pop even if you put a firecracker in my mouth! We first heard Randy Travis say that smile

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#568593 - 12/04/19 08:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice work on this - I like how poppy it is, definitely not the usual from Janice but it works fantastically well. Love the harmonies here, and thought the production was top notch.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#568666 - 12/04/19 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd & Janice,
Its great when a duet makes you wait for the duet part and then its even better than expected!
Such a good build to the arrangementand the long fade works too.
I enjoyed the romantic swing side of your partnership!

Robert


Thank you Robert! floyd's great production and arrangement got mine and Bud's attention right from the beginning.

Janice
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#568670 - 12/04/19 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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This is one of those songs that I can't tell you where it places with me; all I know is I really like it. I don't mean places, as in 1st, 2nd...but more along the lines of genre. Honestly, I don't care. Great is great.

I could almost have seen this being a Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty song. Again, it's not necessarily in their genres; but they went for great and this song has it.

That being said, you two sound fantastic on it! Which is a REAL testament to all THREE of you! It's very easy to listen to this and completely forget that the two of you aren't actually singing together OR even on the exact same equipment! That shows a certain recording prowess that says it all.

The arrangement it subtly doing so many things to keep you engaged without being obnoxious...or probably even obvious. But it is SO there! I can't tell you the appreciation I have for that!

The mood hits me perfectly. Great melodic and supporting choices. I really love the grove and how it's played with. To sing with groove is something that is often over looked AND rather difficult to do. The builds with tension and releases from not only the harmonic content but the choice of what when is so great to hear.

...and it's now stuck in my head! It's a happy stuck though. wink

You three are retired? When's the tour? smile



Edited by HearToLearn (12/04/19 03:30 PM)
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#568681 - 12/04/19 04:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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This was very different from your other song in a good way. Vocals were awesome and loved the guitar. Really engaging piece of music. Well done

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#568695 - 12/04/19 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Every Little Piece Of My Heart - Duet w/ Janice Merritt [Re: floyd jane]
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This is very good song, and very good performance. Nice vocals, great lyrics and a pleasant blend in the duet portion. This song has some legs, I'm telling you.

If you wanted to put a bit more swing in there and some more aggressive arranging and instrumentation, it could also work really well in that style too. I think its great as it stands, no need to change it, but a really good song can have several excellent variations and still cut it.
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