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#593524 - 04/22/20 05:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Sung with heart and yes, you used some of his touch stones.
Really nice arrangement and a vocal that has just the right amount of bruise.
Excellent.


Thanks, ray...


Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hello Floyd,

I wrote Bob I didn't know John Prine, but I learned some of him on the internet. The other thing is I'm a bit familiair with your songs and I always like them. Can't tell if this one is your best or not, but it is certainly a very good song! That counts for all your songs until now...
I was only amazed of one tiny thing: At the time you sing "i left him back some time ago, to find what i thought he didn't know" there was also a mandoline coming in. But only for this line or even less. And it didn't come back. So a very short performance of that instrument. How come? I'm pretty sure you had an idea with that. I guessed that mr Prine did these kind of things too, but that wasn't the case as far as I could hear from several videos on YouTube. So tell me what were your considerations?

Thanks for the song,
Hans


Thanks, Hans. What you are hearing as a mandolin is an acoustic guitar - 3198:Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist PopBalladBrent Ev 065. The short phrase that you refer to is simply an interlude between the end of the first chorus and the opening of the 2nd verse (a time honored tradition). That guitar is, in fact, used again later - leading in to the solo and then as the soloist in the 2nd half of the solo...

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#593746 - 04/23/20 06:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
WOW!!! A great song about a great songwriter BY another great songwriter!! Lots of greatness in there!! I love the honest simplicity and raw beauty of the lyrics.......done in true John Prine style! A wonderful tribute!! Floyd, I hope you live at least several months longer than me so you can write me such a wonderful tribute, although I'm not saying I'm deserving of that kind of admiration. LOVE IT!!! Take care. Greg


Greg - I consider you a great songwriter. So this review is especially pleasing. smile And here's hoping you live a VERY long time - if I'll only have a few months to write that tribute!!

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#593854 - 04/23/20 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
This reminded me of a famous Red Smith quote: "Writing is easy, all you gotta do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein." I really appreciated this as a huge JP fan, I worked in a record store and still remember the record number (Atlantic 8296) of that iconic first album. Love the way you brought instruments in gradually on this mix, I've gotta try that for myself. Thanks for a great one here.


Thanks, TM. Love that you remember the number. A classic, for sure...


Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Very nice tribute. Nice sounds. Touching lyrics and vocal delivery. I like it.


jpt3 - Thanks!

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#593924 - 04/23/20 09:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: AudioTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Absolutely everything about this is class. The lyrics themselves sing enormous praise to the talent Mr. Prine delivered.

The music and vocals deliver those lyrics so perfectly.



Trev - Thanks! Always appreciate having you drop by for a listen...

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#593933 - 04/24/20 01:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Late as ever to this one! Normally I'd be teaching for two days each week, so I thought
I'd have lots more spare time during lock-down, but somehow it hasn't worked out that way.

Anyway, here now and I have to thank you for introducing me to John Prine - I must confess that
I'd never heard his name, or one of his songs, until now. So, to put matters right I Googled him,
read his wiki, checked out some of his back catalogue and became a fan.

And your song is an excellent tribute. Great choice of RTs and nice arrangement which builds almost
imperceptibly behind the harmony vocal. Beautifully sung as ever. Faultless mix.

Nice solo....

Stay safe.
ROG.

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#593964 - 04/24/20 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: floyd jane]
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Touched my heart.
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#594024 - 04/24/20 11:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker

I like the tribute you wrote for John. He was certainly a writer who didn't care about the commercial aspect of the industry but still make a permanent mark on so many people's hearts.


Thanks, Herb.


Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome tribute Floyd. Awesome lyric. Very cool backtrack and vocal. Excellent guitar as well. Well done...


I appreciate that, Scott...

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#594039 - 04/24/20 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: floyd jane]
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That's a fine tribute to your mentor, I never knew/heard of John Prine but I did google him and yes , you can hear his style and ways in yourself Floyd.

Another excellent all rounder.

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#594176 - 04/25/20 09:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud


The first time Janice heard this she teared up immediately. Tribute songs flow when such a luminary passes but we cannot imagine a more moving one than this. The lyric and the arrangement so artfully and passionately capture the spirit of the man. And they also capture the spirit of the man who wrote and produced this song and how John influenced him initially and later in his life.

We already mentioned the arrangement (as have others) but it remarkably captures the essence of so many of his songs with instrumentation...most notably the build.

This truly deserves to be heard and loved by many.

J&B

PS: I (Bud) was 25 and it was 1971 and my group of friends were prone to hang out at the local record store. And it was there I first saw his first album. I don't recall why I bought it but I was hooked from the get go and remain so.

To this day I can't imagine an album with more great songs on it. The bar was raised so high with it.


Thanks for such nice comments. It is especially nice coming from someone who was a fan from the get-go. That first record has no equal...


Originally Posted By: mkg50 (Mike G)
This is a lovely song Floyd. I'm not familiar enough with John Prine to appreciate all the nuances and nods in your song but I really enjoyed your performance.
Somehow, John Prine is one songwriter that I missed on my trip through music but you and Bob have stoked my interest, and, thanks to Spotify, I have his whole catalogue to explore.
Love your background preamble too.
Cheers,
Mike


Thanks, Mike. If I can be a part of someone taking the time to listen to Prine's work, that is go enough for me. As I have said many times through this thread (and through my lifetime) that 1st record is really the one to hear. It is a masterpiece. (The rest of his catalog pales in comparison - anyone's would..)

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#594277 - 04/25/20 07:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
FJ,
Passionate and very "in spirit" tribute. Excellent lyrics. Arrangement and performance is top shelf. Liked it! Thank you for sharing.

P.S. I listened to "Summer's End" and it made me think, if he stayed with us, what kind of song he would write about the situation we are in now? I guess, he left it to his followers...

Misha.


Thanks, Misha...

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#594325 - 04/26/20 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Masterfully written, arranged and performed, Floyd. Love the way you built the excitement. Cool story about the radio station's basement treasures.


Thanks, Marty!!

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#594402 - 04/26/20 06:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
What a tribute Floyd! Exceptionally great writing here! I also noticed shades of Don Mclean shining through. Super singing and production also! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks, Torrey, for that fine review!!

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#594432 - 04/27/20 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: floyd jane]
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As usual, outstanding work here. I'm glad I read your entire notes before I listened to it. Very moving tribute.

So many good lines in this. (It' almost as if you could be a professional songwriter, if you tried.) smile Seriously, great job on this. I agree with HearToLearn's "Leader Of The Band" comparison (another great song).

I don't really know what else to say, you always hit it out of the park. But this one may just be the longest drive yet. (But then, I'm a sucker for the more personal, from deep in the heart kind of songs.)

Thanks for writing this!

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#594575 - 04/27/20 07:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: Deej56]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
I'm a big fan of Mr. Prine and his first album was one, if not his best, album. I think every song on that album is a classic.

This is a fantastic tribute to a fantastic storyteller. You my friend are second to none when it comes to storytelling through a song.

This is super.


Thanks, Mario. I agree that first album was a classic, no question. Thanks for the kind words...


Originally Posted By: Deej56
Floyd

Just stellar. Excellent write, among your best. And really fitting tribute to JP. Topped by your usual expert production and you’ve got one outstanding tune. Killer!

Hope all is well in your world,

Deej


Thanks, Deej. I appreciate that...

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#594599 - 04/27/20 11:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd,

I haven't listened to John Prine so I can't compare your songs to his songs.
Apart from that, this song is great as usual.
And once again, I realize that everybody has his predecessor to worship.
I deeply felt your tribute to John Prine, even though I didn't know him.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#594648 - 04/28/20 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: dani48]
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Hi, Floyd !

I love what you´ve done here !
My new fav of your tunes, without doubt !

Cheers
Dani


smile - Thanks, Dani!

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#594748 - 04/28/20 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: floyd jane]
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Well Damn!
That's excellent.
Good tribute, thanks.
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#594823 - 04/29/20 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd,

Late as ever to this one! Normally I'd be teaching for two days each week, so I thought
I'd have lots more spare time during lock-down, but somehow it hasn't worked out that way.

Anyway, here now and I have to thank you for introducing me to John Prine - I must confess that
I'd never heard his name, or one of his songs, until now. So, to put matters right I Googled him,
read his wiki, checked out some of his back catalogue and became a fan.

And your song is an excellent tribute. Great choice of RTs and nice arrangement which builds almost
imperceptibly behind the harmony vocal. Beautifully sung as ever. Faultless mix.

Nice solo....

Stay safe.
ROG.


Thanks, ROG. One of the truly satisfying things about having done a tribute to John Prine is being able to introduce him to a few people who hadn't listened to his music previously... (and as I've said several times...his first record is the one to really key on - above all else...)

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#594830 - 04/29/20 07:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: floyd jane]
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excellent attribute to john prine don't recall him but I will check him out great work Floyd thanks for sharing I don't sing but I appreciate good song writing thanks eric
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#594973 - 04/30/20 07:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let It Bleed - (A John Prine tribute) [Re: Tangmo]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Touched my heart.


That might be my favorite review, Tangmo...

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