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#588601 - 03/29/20 09:09 PM [User Showcase] Mercy (God Is Good)
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Hello Old Friends,

I'm so glad to be back on here posting with you! It's been too long. This is a song I wrote back in 2008 to help make myself feel better when I was going through lots of heavy stress. It's called MERCY (God Is Good).

I shortened it from it's original epic length, grin added a few tweaks to the original tracks, of course added some new tracks plus added a special guest - my husband. I Hope it lifts your spirit during this stressful time.

As always thank you for your time listening and any constructive thoughts.

The lead Vox track is the original one from 2008 recorded in RB. Instruments are all Realtracks/RDs and a BIAB midi track. I don't remember and cannot find the original style. Mixed in Reaper.

Here's the link to the video https://youtu.be/fav6elY_ep0 or you can watch below. Also here is a link to Soundcloud Mercy (God Is Good)
Josie



Edited by Sundance (03/29/20 09:46 PM)

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#588604 - 03/29/20 09:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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Pretty song. Nice melody. Good job.
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#588651 - 03/30/20 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

A very nice production. A good mix. cool ending.

fj

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#588691 - 03/30/20 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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What a cool intro Josie. Such a lovely vocal and lyric. Beautiful song

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#588710 - 03/30/20 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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Hi, Josie !


What a wonderful tune !
I loved everytning about it !
This is my new favourite tune of
yours !

Cheers
Dani

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#588874 - 03/31/20 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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Ms. 'Sundance'...

After listening to Mercy (God is Good), I realized with a sense of pleasant surprise that I had forgotten what a fine singer you are smile. Your vocal intro was sung in as gentle a manner as a mother would sing to her new-born infant, but at the same time, it also sounded like a quiet, two-note wake-up call to the masses to come to you, to listen to you, and heed your reassuring message. And then, those drums! POW! They really put the song 'on wheels' and sent it on its jam-tastic, upbeat way.

But, most of all, I'm very impressed with the song's arrangement! Lots of instruments: sax, strings, a choir, your voice and its harmonization, changes in the drums' rhythms, bass, piano, acoustic guitar, all really smoothly blended in an imgainative way, musically and mix-wise.

Your husband has a commanding, yet warm voice that was perfect for the monologue he provided -- wouldn't be surprised if he was a minister laugh !!!

Truly,

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')


Edited by bluage (03/31/20 10:27 AM)
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#588880 - 03/31/20 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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Hey! It's great that you posted this. Really nice song. Loving the vocals. Especially the held out ones.

When you said a special guest, you husband, I was expecting singing. I caught me off guard; but worked really well!

Now, keep 'em comin'! Good stuff!
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#588884 - 03/31/20 10:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Thank you. So happy you enjoyed it. I'm loving "the Cracks" reggae.

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#588885 - 03/31/20 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: floyd jane]
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Thank you FJ! I always appreciate your ears.

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#588887 - 03/31/20 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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We are happy that you have returned to the forum community!

We enjoyed the upbeat lyric, the vocal and the guest!

The mix sounds good on the monitors.

There is a lot happening with the tracks but everything has
it's own nice little spot and the mix has an airy feel.

Excellent vid image also.

Nice!

J&B

PS: I Saw Elvis At The Quick Stop came up on our playlist the other day smile

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#589344 - 04/02/20 10:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
What a cool intro Josie. Such a lovely vocal and lyric. Beautiful song


Thank you Scott!

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#589345 - 04/02/20 10:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Josie !


What a wonderful tune !
I loved everytning about it !
This is my new favourite tune of
yours !

Cheers
Dani


My sweet Dani, you are always after my heart. Seriously, thank you!

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#589393 - 04/03/20 05:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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Nice one. It's good to hear something from you. It's been a while.

This is really good. Loved the intro and the harmonies are spot on. You have such a smooth relaxing voice.

I never heard the longer "epic" version but this goes to show you CAN shorten those songs that are really long and still have a great song.


Edited by Guitarhacker (04/03/20 05:49 AM)
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#589402 - 04/03/20 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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I really like this one, Josie!

Lovely vocal, and excellent job on the vocal production, very cool what you did there. Your husband sounds good too!

Great to see you with a new song.
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#589430 - 04/03/20 07:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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hi Josie this is excellent much needed in this time!! love your vocal thanks for sharing Eric
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#589491 - 04/03/20 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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Nice song Josie. So good to be reminded of God's love for all of us. The song has a lot of variety and I can hear a large church choir singing it. Very uplifting worship song.

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#589495 - 04/03/20 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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I said it elsewhere a really beautiful song done really nicely. I really enjoyed this song.

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#589539 - 04/03/20 05:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Belladonna]
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Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Nice song Josie. So good to be reminded of God's love for all of us. The song has a lot of variety and I can hear a large church choir singing it. Very uplifting worship song.


Exactly!

This is the best new worship song I have heard in a long time. Everything about this is just plain perfect.

This should be played on not only radio stations but all radio stations. Everyone needs to hear this right now!
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#589712 - 04/04/20 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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This sounds great Josie! Great to see you again!

I have been away a while myself. So glad to hear you again!

smile
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#589782 - 04/04/20 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,
The original was way before my time here- its a lovely uplifting song in this new guise with your sweetly held notes the highlight.
Welcome back!


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