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Originally Posted By: PeterF
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I enjoyed both versions.

I'll just comment on yours, - wonderful vocal and you and Janice sounds superb together as always.
An obviously professional piece of songwriting, great lyric and damn catchy.

Really top notch all the way.

Peter


Thanks, Peter... really appreciate that...

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Originally Posted By: rayc
Excellent song. The sound of the "demo" is built to siut that female vocal - a little brighter and sparkly maybe.
The recent one is a perfect fit for the voices. The way Janice blends with you is sibling good.
I enjoyed it and, becasue it's more trad country AND western fare I enjoyed the narrative as well.
Could I hear Patsy doing this one? Absolutely.


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I appreciate both versions. I love the chord changes. Very well written and a fine performance. Of course the harmony works well. The mix and is top shelf worthy. I could listen to the throwback style traditional country songs all night as long as the beer holds out. This is a fine example of what is quickly becoming a lost genre. Tom

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Well I have never heard the song before, so it was good to hear both versions.

There is no comparison to make as we do what we do with what we have available , and what you both done with what you have is...Brilliant and the overall sound was just tops , vocals again tops.

release ready as they say in the industry ...or used to when Music was Music.

Really enjoyed my listen.

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Thanks for mentioning my small part in a big song!

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After hearing the studio track, I thought I much preferred that version. Then I went back to the BIAB version and your vocal won me back. You have the most amazing, unique voice that needs to be heard by the world at large. Wish I had the power to make that so. You've got many fans, at least, here in the Showcase, not the least of them being me.


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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd,

The BiaB version immediately took me back about fifty years to when I once played "Dep" bass in
a Jim Reeves cover band for three months, whilst the bass player recovered from a broken arm.
It just had that easy relaxed feel and I could imagine the late, great, Jim singing it.

The other version I liked just as much. It was a lot more "in-yer-face" and the mix was about
twice as loud, but that's only what you'd expect from a radio mix. That Shannon has an amazing
voice and it's a shame she never made the breakthrough.

Both excellent.

ROG.


ROG - thanks for having a listen...

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Wow what an incredible tune Floyd. Just a beautiful song. Super vocal and Janice's harmony is so delicate. This song should be on the radio. Well done


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Floyd,

It’s a terrific write, well put together musically as always. I’m writing this not having listened yet to the Nashville version, but what struck me were some unexpected aspects of the melody—notes not quite going where I expected or may have gone with them had I written or sung the song. And overall, after having read the lyric first, the pacing of the song surprised me. None of which detracts—and actually it makes it fresher and stronger in a lot of ways—but not quite what I expected with regards to a “traditional sound”. Going to listen to the Nashville demo now . . .


Listening now . . . and the melody line is more in line with what I would expect . . . though still with some of those unexpected touches. Terrific vocalistic which makes it really hard to compare . . . but as you say that’s not the point.

I think both version stand on their own, in the end. What impresses me most is how well the BIAB software, in the hands of an expert, holds up against a true demo. Amazing!

Great stuff, Floyd! Really fun to listen to the two of them. Enjoyed immensely!

All my best,

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Originally Posted By: PeterF
floyd

I enjoyed both versions.

I'll just comment on yours, - wonderful vocal and you and Janice sounds superb together as always.
An obviously professional piece of songwriting, great lyric and damn catchy.

Really top notch all the way.

Peter


Thanks Peter,

Janice



Originally Posted By: rayc
Excellent song. The sound of the "demo" is built to siut that female vocal - a little brighter and sparkly maybe.
The recent one is a perfect fit for the voices. The way Janice blends with you is sibling good.
I enjoyed it and, becasue it's more trad country AND western fare I enjoyed the narrative as well.
Could I hear Patsy doing this one? Absolutely.


Thank you Ray. Sibling good is a term we used during mine and Bud’s bluegrass band years. I do appreciate that.

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Hi Floyd.
Very nicely written, with a clever turn of phrase for the chorus. Both versions are great (can't really go wrong with you and Janis collaborating). Checked out those clips of Shannon. That she didn't achieve more commercial success just goes to show how fickle the music biz can be.
Regards,
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Thank you Leon!

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Your usual whole-other-level-kind-of-top-notch thing going on here. I'm off to hear the Nashville version, but the BIAB version is superb ... in no small part due also to those stunning harmonies featuring our very own Mrs Merritt right here :-) You have a back catalogue of songs, from the little I've personally heard, that should rightfully be the envy (in the very best sense of the word) of almost every musician I know. Bravo - and now I'll listen to the other version :-)

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Oh wow. So vulnerable, the Nashville version ... couldn't think your first version could be equalled, but there you go ... that singing voice is so beautiful, it gives me shivers. You must be so, so blooming proud of this!!! And why not? You'd be darn right about it, too :-) Hats off!!!

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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Yep..... good song. I won't make the comparison but I will say you can certainly tell the studio version from the BB version sound. Both are good, but different.


Looked at the videos from Shannon.... I remember one of those from the old days.

Yep.... the rumor that country is returning to it's roots..... mostly not but on occasion you have artists like Chris Templeton come along that gives rise to the hope that maybe.... just maybe there is some fact to the rumors.

The song itself was squarely in the solid country category. I could easily hear that on a Lori Morgan CD and stage show.... in fact Shannon has a lot of Lori's vocal timbre as well as Martina McBride. The girl can sing. Unfortunately, talent only gets you so far in the industry in recent years.

Yep... I really enjoyed that old blast from the past.




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Originally Posted By: Leon1
Hi Floyd.
Very nicely written, with a clever turn of phrase for the chorus. Both versions are great (can't really go wrong with you and Janis collaborating). Checked out those clips of Shannon. That she didn't achieve more commercial success just goes to show how fickle the music biz can be.
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Thanks, Leon. Always nice to have you drop by...

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I don't know why they didn't snatch this up. It is hit material. Clever lyrics and a catchy chorus, both melodically and lyrically.

The lines "but if there are hearts about to be broken/it's your turn this time" really caught my attention.

I like both versions, but although Shannon's vocal is darn good, I prefer the BIAB version for both your vocal and the instrumentation.

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Great song Floyd, I can't choose between the version. You've got a great ballad voice and it's really spiced up with the brilliant harmony from Janice

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Hi, Floyd & Janice !:))


Lost for words I am nowadays
more than usual as the tunes
keep becoming greater by the tune !
I like your super fine duet
and it´s up number one
on my Floydfav billboard !

Stay safe !

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Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
This is an outstanding country song. (If it didn't sell in Nashville, that's why - they aren't playing country any more.) Lovely harmonies from both of you and Janice. That title hook line in gold Great job.


jpt3 - Nice of you to say... Thanks!


Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Hey Floyd,

This is great man. And SO Country. smile

Really a textbook song on how to write a classic country song. I love it.

Regarding the versions, you know I always love to hear you sing and I love your BIAB arrangements. They are so WARM. Very warm man, and you know I love that warm sound.

The Nashville demo is awesome, but you always ask us a version of the following question:

So, which is better, this butterscotch mint condition '57 Tele, or this gold top mint condition '57 Les Paul?

The question isn't fair and I'm bowing out.

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Hey! Why don't you ship those 2 guitars to me...and I'll let you know which is better.

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Originally Posted By: tommyad
I appreciate both versions. I love the chord changes. Very well written and a fine performance. Of course the harmony works well. The mix and is top shelf worthy. I could listen to the throwback style traditional country songs all night as long as the beer holds out. This is a fine example of what is quickly becoming a lost genre. Tom


Thanks for all those nice words, Tom. And...order me another while you're at it... smile


Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Well I have never heard the song before, so it was good to hear both versions.

There is no comparison to make as we do what we do with what we have available , and what you both done with what you have is...Brilliant and the overall sound was just tops , vocals again tops.

release ready as they say in the industry ...or used to when Music was Music.

Really enjoyed my listen.

Thanks


Thanks!, beatmaster...


Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
After hearing the studio track, I thought I much preferred that version. Then I went back to the BIAB version and your vocal won me back. You have the most amazing, unique voice that needs to be heard by the world at large. Wish I had the power to make that so. You've got many fans, at least, here in the Showcase, not the least of them being me.


TM - what a very nice thing to say. Definitely put a smile on my face...

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A masterful song by a true master!!! Really wonderful traditional sound!!, of course aided by the appearance of the queen of the forum!! Just plain damn good songwriting!!! Very, very cool in every way......a class act!!! Take care. Greg

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