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#600806 - 06/06/20 08:22 AM [User Showcase] I Fall for a Dream
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This is a song written by Chris, she sent us the vocal and piano part and we developed it from there:

I Fall for a Dream

The band:

I'm playing the lead guitar parts and built the drum track using EZDrummer2

Piano: Chris Spruit
Bass: Marty Straub

RealTracks in song: 869:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernRnBRockWarmA-B Ev 065 (*2)
RealTracks in song: 2875:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaTremoloSlow128Colin Sw 040


Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone 9, all details available on request.

I Fall for a Dream - Christiane Spruit, 2020

when I close my eyes
dreams fall over me
falling like leaves and asleep
in the arms of a slow swinging branch of a tree
the eye in the sky
looks downward to find us,
don't you worry to be seen
we're finding a place in between
surrender and say
nothing comes close to a dream
when I seek in my mind
words are hard to find
quote of a book, that I found
truly in seeking the shadow of doubt
all that we can do
all that we could but never do
Through all these songs of another winter blues
and what is the use of all this fall?
many more to come till I'm done with 'em all
somewhere in between
I fall for a dream
don't you worry to be seen
we're finding a place in-between
I fall for a dream

Also up on soundcloud: I fall for a dream

And youtube (Marty did the video):


As always we welcome all comments smile

06/07: tweaked the kick drum as per a suggestion from rayc


Edited by BlueAttitude (06/11/20 05:13 AM)
Edit Reason: added youtube link

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#600840 - 06/06/20 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Blue Attitude,
Wow, you move fast! Excellent teamwork! This has a very nice modern R&B swing. Vocals, arrangement, everything is top grade. Marty sounds very good, like he played with you for years. Dave, such a cool solo!! Enjoyed it a lot! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#600846 - 06/06/20 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This is a great song Dave! Wonderful job you guys.

Outstanding lyrics, music and parts. Great mix. Love it.

Chris is singing her heart out.

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#600858 - 06/06/20 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: David Snyder]
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WOW what a fantastic song! The guitar was outstanding, as usual, but Chris's vocal took it over the top. Outstanding mix. Outstanding song.
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#600891 - 06/06/20 08:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Lovely. Love the piano playing Sweet vocals. Nice lyrics. Bass work is good and mixed in well. Soaring electric guitar (probably the most thrilling sound known to man) is, well, thrilling.

Good work everyone
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#600898 - 06/06/20 08:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Lyrics really took me in. (don't you worry to be seen, we're finding a place in between) Nice to hear that. Guitars complemented perfectly. One of my favorites from you.
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#600915 - 06/06/20 09:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wow. This track led me to listen to your other tracks on reverbnation and everything there is really excellent.
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#600928 - 06/07/20 02:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This is wonderful...fast and fabulous.
Yuo know what I'd probably say about the kick drum.
In terms or vocal performance I though
"don't you worry to be seen
we're finding a place in between"
sounded rushed and uncertain.
I know we speak different versions of the same language but the pronunciation of a as a hard vowel in "...A dream" seemed wrong/jarring as it's not really the casual use as demonstrated in the rest of the lyric.
Now, that's me, someone who speaks a different version of the language so ignore as you see fit.
Again, wonderful song very quickly assembled ...perhaps a few more breathes needed.
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#600949 - 06/07/20 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Blue Attitude,
Marty sounds very good, like he played with you for years.
Misha.


Thanks, Misha. One of the coolest things about "hanging out" with these guys is watching the magic, the creativity back and forth. We each had a "working" version, and I in my home laid down a bass while Dave in his was laying down a guitar part. You're right. When mix master Dave put them together it does sound like we knew what the other was doing.

Chris' voice is sooo captivating. Rayc, I always appreciate the depth of your listening and your encouraging comments. Yesterday when I played this song for a bunch o' folks, they all gravitated to her phrasing, and they LOVED the way it sounded like she was saying "I fall for a heat dream." So, yes, an amazing guitar, as jpt3 says "probably the most thrilling sound known to man", can make or break the final mix, it's phrasing like that that will always elevate the song to a higher level.
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#600962 - 06/07/20 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This song doesn't open fully on its first listening, because it has so many interesting elements. Thus, it's a pleasure to listen to several times to get used to the winding melody, the beautiful chording and the dreamy lyrics. The tremolo guitar creates a nice basis for the mood. The guitar solo is simply lovely. Chris's vocal performance is full of enjoyable nuances.

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#600963 - 06/07/20 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Chris, Dave, Marty...

I'll just be repeating myself... everything y'all are doing these days is simply Pro Level at every turn.

The write.
The vocal.
The arrangement.
The production.
The mix.
The bass.
The guitar.

Love that clean-with-bite tone on the guitar. And, Dave, I've said it before...your leads are ALWAYS so MUSICAL - and perfect for the song - supportive, never flash-for-the-sake-of-flash.

This is one of those songs that you don't pay too much attention to the first time you listen through the album - because there are so many amazing songs! - but, then, end up as your favorite from the record and the reason you return to it many, many time over many, many years.

SO good.

fj

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#601003 - 06/07/20 01:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave, Chris and Marty,

I loved this one very much! Beautiful everything (the vocals, the piano, the bass, the leadguitar, the lyrics, the melody)!
And I enjoyed Marty's post in which he writes how you come to the finishing of the song. I had something similair when working with Joanna Cooper some time ago. so I can imagine how much energy this way of working can give, especially when the result is so brilliant as yours!

Hat off!!!
Hans
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#601055 - 06/08/20 12:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, Chris, Marty

Wonderful!

Peter


Oh yeah, and the vocal bass and guitars were all spot on. Dave some lyrical playing loved it, Chris superb vocals, and Marty excellent complementary playing.

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#601102 - 06/08/20 06:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Blue Attitude,
Wow, you move fast! Excellent teamwork! This has a very nice modern R&B swing. Vocals, arrangement, everything is top grade. Marty sounds very good, like he played with you for years. Dave, such a cool solo!! Enjoyed it a lot! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Well, the next one won't be for a while, Christiane is going on vacation until the end of June.

Yeah, Marty is great to work with, perfect match personality wise. Great player too of course! He is also doing bass tracks for all the previous songs we did this year and I'm slowly updating the mixes.

Thanks for your comments, Misha, I appreciate it smile

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#601125 - 06/08/20 08:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,Chris, Marty,

This has that subtle, wandering, never quite resolved quality that begs further listens-
its a wonderful "sleeper" of a rock ballad!
Absolutely top level guitar accompaniment serving the song so well... and I could listen to Chris sing the phone book so its icing that she write good lyrics!
(that "A" rather than "uh" dream sounds right to me, btw).
Brilliant Blue Attitude.

Robert

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#601274 - 06/08/20 09:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wow. What a great song. It's true - this is a song that doesn't hit you instantly, but when it does, you're gone! I definitely recommend a second listen to take it in. Yes - same things others already stated. Thank you for what wonderful musical journey - it made my evening.
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#601357 - 06/09/20 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Very cool song. Awesome feel to the song. Love this when a song can feel like it goes right through you. Loved the vocal and lyric. Guitar was a perfect compliment to the vocal. Martys bass gave the song such a smooth flowing feel. Well done


Edited by Scott C (06/09/20 08:25 AM)

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#601401 - 06/09/20 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I am really loving the guitar in this! Vocals,lyrics, production, and Marty on bass are all superb. Another good'un out of your production house.

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#601407 - 06/09/20 05:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, Chris and Marty:

Stunning . . . beyond measure . . . simply stunning. I had read the lyrics first and wasn’t quite sure how that long 4th line would fit in a melody, but you’ve done that flawlessly. The production is as perfect and professional as a mix could be. Chris’s vocal, the solo lead . . . everything is just, just, just superb!

My very humble regards,

Deej

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#601459 - 06/10/20 03:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Fall for a Dream [Re: BlueAttitude]
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HI there Dave, Chris and Marty,

Fabulous song.

I love Chris's voice on everything she's done and this was sung beautifully with
stacks of emotion in there. Nice piano too!

Great bass again from Marty - playing exactly what's needed.

Super guitar from Dave, great phrasing in all the right places and a sweet tone.

Excellent.

ROG.

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