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#579951 - 02/08/20 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Love the lyrics! So poetic, they stand on their own.

Very nice!

Steve


Thank you, Steve!




Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Conjures up all sorts of wonderful earth images.
Well done!


Thanks for listening, Captain!

Originally Posted By: Jim
Seems very lonely & desolate to me...
Good vocals, backing, lyrics, & delivery...
But if given a choice...
I rather not spend a night
in that "million star hotel" smile



Jim,
I think you missed the "lost in wonder" part of this, but I`m glad you had a strong response-to me that means as a songwriter I avoided bland!





Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Back in the early 90's when we started listening to a lot
of Americana several of our favorite artists formed a
company called Dead Reckoning...

So nowadays we are listening to Americana style music on the
forum...cool.

The poetry is wonderful and the emotive vocal captures,
along with the band, the feeling of motion as the tune
progresses.

Janice's comment, "As always wonderful imagery!"

Indeed.

Topped off with a very nice mix also.

Nice!

J&B



J&B,
I appreciate those positives! The Dead Reckoning Americana label is still going - I`d never heard of it so thanks for the hint to check them out.

Robert

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#580203 - 02/10/20 08:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Robertkc]
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Strong and captivating intro. Super band creates an enjoyable journey, that baritone guitar playing held chords sounds excellent and the mourning pedal steel and drums set the sea and windy mood.

Lovely chords, especially when expressing bit melancholy in the chorus. Your voice gives me shivers (like in the words wind and spell), somehow reminds me of Sting and his album The Last Ship.

Excellent touching lyrics, has very strong imagery and easy to dive into, I like especially the hopeful end "all we know is we sleep in the million star hotel".

Janne

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#580253 - 02/10/20 01:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

First off, just love your vocal on this—packs a lot of depth and emotion, magnified by the nice touches on the harmonies. Second, the write—really strong and beautifully poetic. Just a pretty song from start to finish. Enjoyed it a lot!

Regards,

Deej

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#580257 - 02/10/20 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert this is very nice indeed! I love your vocals! They are perfect for the music. And the lyrics? Amazing. Overall I'd rate this: Superb!
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#580394 - 02/11/20 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Robert, you are a poet turned lyricist, and you have mastered that!

Great backing tracks, excellent vocals, but man those outstanding lyrics did it for me.

Outstanding work Robert.


Thank you, Mario!


Originally Posted By: PeterF
Robert

Certainly musically one of your best - great sound, mix and melody with very nice harmonies.
Lyrics as always a stand out.

Excellent.

Peter


Peter,
Thanks for that- especially appreciate the thumbs up for the harmonies!

Robert

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#580565 - 02/12/20 02:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Robertkc]
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Wonderful work Robert! Hands down my favorite song of yours!! The melody/lyrics/vocal/everything works together to create such a beautiful flowing tune! The title is great! Reminds me of the feel of some of Neil Young's softer/quieter material! Thanks, Torrey
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#580568 - 02/12/20 02:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Robertkc]
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This is really beautiful. It takes me on a journey. I found it hard, at first, to concentrate on the lyrics because the music is so beautiful, hypnotically so - but that's just me :-) One glance at the lyric sheet and I was ok.

It's the kind of track that gets better with each re-listen :-) Truly, well done.
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#580584 - 02/12/20 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Robertkc]
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I've said it before, Robert: I'm really drawn to your lyrics.

I like the gentle feel of the instrumentation. It creates a wistful feeling to complement the lyrics.

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#580745 - 02/13/20 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Robertkc Offline
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Strong and captivating intro. Super band creates an enjoyable journey, that baritone guitar playing held chords sounds excellent and the mourning pedal steel and drums set the sea and windy mood.

Lovely chords, especially when expressing bit melancholy in the chorus. Your voice gives me shivers (like in the words wind and spell), somehow reminds me of Sting and his album The Last Ship.

Excellent touching lyrics, has very strong imagery and easy to dive into, I like especially the hopeful end "all we know is we sleep in the million star hotel".

Janne



Janne,
Glad you caught the optimism in the ending.
I haven`t heard that Sting album- thanks for sending me there and for your thoughtful, kind comments.


Originally Posted By: Deej56
Robert,

First off, just love your vocal on this—packs a lot of depth and emotion, magnified by the nice touches on the harmonies. Second, the write—really strong and beautifully poetic. Just a pretty song from start to finish. Enjoyed it a lot!

Regards,

Deej


Thank you, Deej!


Originally Posted By: DIOECHOOTO
Robert this is very nice indeed! I love your vocals! They are perfect for the music. And the lyrics? Amazing. Overall I'd rate this: Superb!



Very generous that- thanks!


Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Wonderful work Robert! Hands down my favorite song of yours!! The melody/lyrics/vocal/everything works together to create such a beautiful flowing tune! The title is great! Reminds me of the feel of some of Neil Young's softer/quieter material! Thanks, Torrey


Torrey,
Singing the title line I did think "this is very Neil"!
I appreciate those positive comments.

Robert

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#581049 - 02/15/20 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Robertkc Offline
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Originally Posted By: musician17
This is really beautiful. It takes me on a journey. I found it hard, at first, to concentrate on the lyrics because the music is so beautiful, hypnotically so - but that's just me :-) One glance at the lyric sheet and I was ok.

It's the kind of track that gets better with each re-listen :-) Truly, well done.


Thank you- that`s very kind!


Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
I've said it before, Robert: I'm really drawn to your lyrics.

I like the gentle feel of the instrumentation. It creates a wistful feeling to complement the lyrics.


I appreciate that- "wistful" seems about right.

Robert

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#581592 - 02/19/20 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Million Star Hotel [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

I love this song... It's like a great James Taylor song, but with more edge.

Great vocal and production.

Bob
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