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#576305 - 01/15/20 04:25 PM [User Showcase] I'll Never Fall
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I'll Never Fall

In composing and producing this song, I was influenced by watching Echo in the Canyon last month. The lake in the song is Lake Michigan being observed from the Michigan coast.

Note on the mix: Recent illness caused a profound hearing loss in my left ear for a few weeks, but now I am recovering most of my hearing; consequently, the mix might be a bit unbalanced. I'm not happy with the way the vocal sits, but I will work on that when I have more time. I should have waited to record this, but I had an itch to scratch.

I used the PAIRDUP style on this, sans the mandolin. I added a strumming acoustic, organ, and the new Brit Psych soloist.

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RealGuitar 1681 Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpickin
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RT691 Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming AcRockBright
RT3438 Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritPsycPopBallad
RT2692 Organ, Rhythm ModernPopSlowMike

Lyrics

The sunset kisses the lake
You are standing on the shore
Whitecaps glisten, you are mine to take
But I can’t take it anymore

Yes, you’re beautiful
But I can’t see it through
Please don’t wait for me
I know I’ll never fall in love with you

Orange poppies swim on a wave
You wade in all alone
I’m not the man who can make your final save
I can’t even save my own

Yes, you’re beautiful
But I can’t see it through
Please don’t wait for me
I know I’ll never fall in love with you

I always speak my heart
I cannot pretend
I won’t live in your world
Where summer never ends

Yes, you’re beautiful
But I can’t see it through
Please don’t wait for me
I know I’ll never fall in love with you




Edited by Ezekiel's Storm (01/15/20 04:26 PM)

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#576399 - 01/16/20 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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I've been eager to hear a new one from you___
It's been over a month :)___
I hope you are feeling better & your hearing continues to improve.

You've written another interesting song__
I especially like the melodic/chordal change you created for the lyrics

"I always speak my heart
I cannot pretend
I won’t live in your world
Where summer never ends"

Very pleasing to my ears.
Get well & write!
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#576416 - 01/16/20 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,

A pleasant song (well...for everyone except the woman on the other end). An interesting angle. Some nice detail in the lyric to set the scene.

A good band. Nice touches with the solo guitar bits. And the organ. The mix is good.

Well done.

fj

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#576461 - 01/16/20 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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The vocal and arrangement are cool - the psych guitar licks are a nice addition, (I don't know how they've manage to label them psych but hey - they suit this song).
The mix is pretty tidy.
The kick drum is, as seems the norm now, too clicky with not enough thump.
The lyric is an interesting perspective and well written though the use of "save" in consecutive lines stood out as an odd choice.
"I’m not the man who can make your final save
I can’t even save my own"


Edited by rayc (01/16/20 04:38 PM)
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#576479 - 01/16/20 06:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Nice job, I like the 12 string electric, very Byrdsish. Singing and song were both excellent. Glad your hearing is back, I am dealing with a strange version of tinnitus, it's very annoying for making music. Keep up the good work!
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#576504 - 01/16/20 11:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Really enjoyed this.

Sensational vocal delivery, and the entire backing kept just the right feel throughout.

The clever use of the guitar breaks added interest and dimension.
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#576509 - 01/17/20 01:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi, Scott !:))


I love this wonderful tune of yours !
I like your voice anyway and here
it comes thru so nicely !

Cheers
Dani

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#576511 - 01/17/20 01:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
I've been eager to hear a new one from you___
It's been over a month :)___
I hope you are feeling better & your hearing continues to improve.

You've written another interesting song__
I especially like the melodic/chordal change you created for the lyrics

"I always speak my heart
I cannot pretend
I won’t live in your world
Where summer never ends"

Very pleasing to my ears.
Get well & write!


Good Morning ...

Jim captured my feelings much better than I could have elaborated on then. I agree with all he said. Love the introspection in the lyric. really nice! Thanks for the listening pleasure ...

Alan
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#576536 - 01/17/20 06:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Very nice work on this - a fantastic write, and your vocals are tremendous here. Nicely catchy with a good groove, and the mix is top notch also.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#576542 - 01/17/20 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Good song, Scott!

Nice writing and vocal. And good job getting that realtrack lead guitar in there, sounds great!

Mix sounds good to me, including the vocal.

Nice start to 2020!

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#576570 - 01/17/20 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,
Sorry to learn about your hearing and glad that most came back!
Beautiful lyrics. Performance & production are very strong. Not sure why you are not happy with the mix, I found it well balanced, and vocals sit nicely. Some of your previous tunes were a bit on high frequency (to my ears)the vocals... This vocal mix listens very well on my studio K702 headphones, which are on the colder side. Enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#576660 - 01/17/20 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,
I enjoyed the unexpected lyric perspective and that chiming electric 12 string works well- the whole arrangement including the guitar solo sounds good to me.
Vocals sit where they should to my hearing- the song showcases your excellent folky pipes!

Robert

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#576662 - 01/17/20 06:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott
Sounds excellent to me. Very enjoyable vocal performance and a nice sounding band.

A really polished composition.

Peter

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#576675 - 01/17/20 11:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Yep, that's that 12 string sound, all right.

Nicely done - as floyd jane said, and interesting angle on the lyric.

I liked the arrangement, especially the guitar solos pushing things along. And it was really effective when the drum and harmonies came in.
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#576712 - 01/18/20 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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"The sunset kisses the lake
You are standing on the shore
Whitecaps glisten, you are mine to take
But I can’t take it anymore"

That certainly grabs you from the get go! Great write.

Fine vocals and a band choice that really shows off
BiaB's capabilities...in talented hands.

The arrangement build was cool and that solo RT is a treat.

Very nice!

J&B

PS Best to you re the hearing...I (Bud) have struggled for
years with hearing issues. Certainly makes mixing even
more of a challenge! smile
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#576714 - 01/18/20 08:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Ezekiel,
Very nice.
Balanced sounded good to me, hope you're recovering well.

I'm a sucker for lake/water songs, I lived aboard my boat six months out of the year for about 30 years .
I've got many fond memories of the Michigan shore.

Thanks
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#576791 - 01/18/20 03:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
I've been eager to hear a new one from you___
It's been over a month :)___
I hope you are feeling better & your hearing continues to improve.

You've written another interesting song__
I especially like the melodic/chordal change you created for the lyrics

"I always speak my heart
I cannot pretend
I won’t live in your world
Where summer never ends"

Very pleasing to my ears.
Get well & write!


Thank you so much, my favorite Texan!

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#576794 - 01/18/20 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Scott,

A pleasant song (well...for everyone except the woman on the other end). An interesting angle. Some nice detail in the lyric to set the scene.

A good band. Nice touches with the solo guitar bits. And the organ. The mix is good.

Well done.

fj


Thanks for listening, Floyd!

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#576796 - 01/18/20 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
The vocal and arrangement are cool - the psych guitar licks are a nice addition, (I don't know how they've manage to label them psych but hey - they suit this song).
The mix is pretty tidy.
The kick drum is, as seems the norm now, too clicky with not enough thump.
The lyric is an interesting perspective and well written though the use of "save" in consecutive lines stood out as an odd choice.
"I’m not the man who can make your final save
I can’t even save my own"


Thanks, Ray. Yes, I don't think the guitar sounds psychedelic at all, but it sounded good for my purposes.

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#576797 - 01/18/20 04:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Never Fall [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Good song, Scott!

Nice writing and vocal. And good job getting that realtrack lead guitar in there, sounds great!

Mix sounds good to me, including the vocal.

Nice start to 2020!


A appreciate the comments, Dave!

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