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#615490 - 09/18/20 05:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This is awesome!

Will be great inspiration for a crazy book I am working on right now!!

smile


Thanks David glad to offer some inspiration.

J&B

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#615553 - 09/18/20 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi there J&B + Peter.

Well first of all, it sounds fabulous.

I could write reams of superlatives about the usual things - Janice's superb vocal,
Peters clever guitar work, the excellent mix, but what impressed me most of all about
this track was the arrangement.

I mentioned how professional your arrangement was in my last review, but even since then
I'm amazed at how your skills have developed and matured. Too many productions fail because
the backing doesn't change at all throughout the song and the interest wanes, but this song
has textures. It's the attention to detail, all the little bits which appear and then are
gone again, the various mood changes, all these things take time and effort, but are what
ultimately make the track professional, as well as enthralling.

Yes, it all sounds fabulous.

ROG.

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#615569 - 09/18/20 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hello Janice and Bud,

Superb composition. The solo voice is superb as well as the choirs. It's really professional. The guitar is really in its place and intervenes just when it is needed. Very very good job.

Kindly regard

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#615636 - 09/18/20 05:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
What a great sound! Combining gospel and "I Love Rocknroll", very haunting, several centuries of music presented so well. Janice's vocals, the backing vocals and the Peter's guitar make this near divine experience.

Janne


Janne, thanks for listening and taking the time to write such nice comments. We all much appreciate it!

J&B

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#615765 - 09/19/20 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Janice and Bud, and Peter,

When listening to the song all kind of thoughts entered my head.
From threatening movies dealing with slavery, the gospelchoirs marching in streets, to even a Dutch band, in the 70's, calling themself by this name, and so on...
I can't surpass all those beautiful compliments you received on this song, so I suffice with saying it is a very, very strong, beautiful song. Of course Janice vocals are at her best (again). so pleasant listening to. But I must not forget Bud and Peter! Without them Janice would have been the only star...

Hans


Hans, we deeply appreciate you taking the time to make this very thoughtful response.

And Janice says thank you!!

J&B

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#615786 - 09/19/20 10:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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J&B (and Peter),

Really, really cool take on this. Terrific listen, outstanding production. The clapping in the background, accentuated with Janice’s terrific harmonies, give this such depth and richness. Peter slays the solos. Slick stuff!

My best to you all,

Deej

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#615827 - 09/20/20 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Leon1]
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Originally Posted By: Leon1
Hi Bud, Janice and Peter
Terrific arrangement and wonderful performances. Just great.
Regards,
Leon


Thanks Leon!

J&B

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#615846 - 09/20/20 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Dang, Y'all. Love the simple, groovy and gritty backing. Luscious bass and handclaps, guitar chords and fills. Janice carries this old gospel thing with a reverence and grace. The background vocals take the whole vocal treatment into the fields. Sweat.

A special note on Peter's part: As much as I love it when a lead line provides a different take on a different melodic idea, I love it when a guitar player just takes the melody on. When Peter's part came in, my goose-bumps got goose-bumps.

My favorite from the three of you.
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#615898 - 09/20/20 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Wow! Very moving. Wonderfully played and sung. I've never heard it before. I like it. So, Johnny Cash never did a version on his American Recordings?

I don't understand this:

As an arrangement/interpretation of a traditional tune we own all rights to it per PG Music’s policy for posting.

What is PG's policy for posting?


Thanks! Cash may have done a version as I vaguely recall. We’ll check it out.

Above the forum heading are PG Music’s rules for posting that state in part that you must own all rights to the posted song.

If you produce a unique version of a public domain song you own all rights And may copyright it. But some folks think it’s just a cover and that you don’t own it. That’s why we make that statement - so folks will not think we are posting a cover.

J&B

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#615964 - 09/21/20 05:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Chris37]
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Originally Posted By: Chris37
Hi Janice, Bud and Peter
The roots of blues are here in this song and they reach our heart.
Kudos to you. Christian


Thank you. And, yes, these songs are blues roots!

J&B

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#615979 - 09/21/20 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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hi J&B Peter great job I agree Janice can sing anything I can hear a spiritual fire behind this indeed great mix love it thanks for sharing Eric
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#616104 - 09/22/20 05:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: furry]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wow just loved this. Super vocal. I did not know this song. Awesome introduction to the song. Loved Peters guitar. Thanks for including the recording equipment. I have been spending way more time learing the recording aspect to the songs then actually playing. Such a clean well balanced production.


Thanks Scott. Yeah digging into the production thing can surely cut into music time! But although often frustrating it is fun. We appreciate your comments.

J&B

Originally Posted By: furry
WOW WOW WOW !! Janice, is simply astonishing. LOVE this to bits. I'm afraid that I've not been a fan of blues, but wow, this is mindblowing. Mix is amazing. Just wow ! Brilliant on guitar as always Peter


Thanks1

Welcome to the blues smile

J&B

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#616108 - 09/22/20 06:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I really enjoyed this. A great arrangement and performance by the group. A wonderful collaboration.
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#616172 - 09/22/20 05:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: EdZ314]
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Originally Posted By: EdZ314
Simply top notch. Everything in this track just oozes presence and power. Janice's vocals sit perfectly in the soundstage - powerful, yet filled with subtle nuances, and you can hear every one. The kick drum sound is killer. Peter's guitar work blends perfectly, and adds color and spirit. Everything already said about the mixing, mastering - spot on. It doesn't get any better than this.


Ed, those are very generous, supportive and most appreciated comments. Thank you for mentioning so many things we hoped to achieve. Made our evening!

J&B

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#616258 - 09/23/20 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Oooooooo! That acapella opening is so captivating. Janice always sings well, but she is really in her element here. The interpretation and production is simply an outstanding piece of work.

Awe inspiring. Did I mention that I liked this?


Thanks for mentioning both the intro and the production! It’s most appreciated.

J&B

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#616274 - 09/23/20 12:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Man, that's a great rendition.
Couldn't help singing along, hope you don't mind.
Enjoyed that !
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#616329 - 09/23/20 06:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: user860]
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Originally Posted By: user860
I enjoyed that, a very clean recording, enjoyed the harmonies and the how the low end was noticeable


Thanks!

J&B

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#616481 - 09/24/20 06:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Wow.

This is a great.

The sparse arrangement really lets the talent shine through, but all the elements are balanced and serve the song.

Polished and raw at the same time. laugh

Love the cajon. It's amazing what can be done with that box. A number of years ago, my son was playing his cajon at youth conference. The sound guy miked it up and did some magic with the EQ - it got a nice low thump and crisp snap of the snares. Almost a full drum kit sound.
[quote=dcuny]


Polished and raw ... that is an excellent description of our objective. Thank you!

Thanks for the cajon thoughts. I used two mics to try and isolate the “kick.” You mentioned the snare sound your son got. Janice didn’t play a snare part this time but it does work well. There are some loose wires in the box that you can adjust for the snare sounds.

We do appreciate your supportive observations!

J&B

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#616529 - 09/25/20 04:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Bud&Janice and Peter:)) !

This is one of your best
productions !
What a wonderful co-op !
Can it become any better ?
I am full of admiration !

Cheers
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#616590 - 09/25/20 06:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Wow. Always thought I loved this song, but now... you guys, your version, requires a whole new word. SO excellent. All the guitars, voices and percussion are so emotional. Thanks for doing this and sharing it. You guys are inspirational.


Given your musical chops and knowledge of the tune your comments are most appreciated.

Thanks for the support!!

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